Friday, April 25, 2008

Morning Glory Muffins

I'm sitting here, deep in thought, pondering life, when I realized the lyrics to the song on Cloe's cartoon are quite interesting. It was all about making excuses so you wouldn't have to go to work. The whole song was actually, deep down, quite horrible. The only good thing was that Sunday was the day of rest--I guess they acknowledged a "Biblical principle" without even knowing it! Phew, changed that channel!

Now for what I was going to post:
Little Ruby is in surgery right now. I'm so nervous I feel like I could throw up. I can't imagine how Lydia must be feeling! I'm just begging God for a miracle. It feels like such an overwhelming situation, but yet, I know God is totally in control and He has some purpose for bringing this into Trent and Lydia's life. Lydia keeps telling me that she now understands those feelings a mom gets when she hears devastating news about one of their children. She wants to be able to be an encouragement to those moms. I'm so proud of her--not even having Ruby well yet, and she's already looking for ways to be a light!
I'm also a little more nervous today because Carson starting wheezing again last night. It felt like the weight of the world crashing in when I heard that dreaded sound. We have been begging God for a miracle in Carson's little body and thought God had healed Him from his asthma. It had been almost four months since we had to do treatments--it was wonderful! I feel horrible even letting this bother me. I know the circumstances could be much worse (obviously), but it still means that my little boy has to go back on medications and steroids that completely alter his little personality. My heart feels as heavy as those ominous storm clouds coming our way. I know God can still take this asthma away, take Ruby's cancer away...I can't quit trusting! I found a verse this week that I LOVE: Psalm 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.
Last night I was getting some breakfast things ready for Cody to take to the hospital and my heart was just so heavy for this whole situation. I don't know if Lydia will notice or even want to eat this morning (and that's totally ok), but I found this muffin recipe that just screamed her name to me! I think these may be the most healthful item ever to come out of my kitchen! I love Lydia like a sister and if God would let me, I would take this from her in a heartbeat. Unfortunately, I only could offer muffins--and the tons prayers that went into every single one! I love the name, too--Morning Glory! God promises that His mercies are new every morning--GREAT IS YOUR FAITHFULNESS!

Morning Glory Muffins
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup sugar
2-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
4 egg whites
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup orange juice
1/4 cup canola oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup crushed, drained pineapple
1/2 cup raisins (I used cranberries)
1 medium tart apple, peeled and
In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In another bowl,
beat the egg whites, egg, applesauce, orange juice, oil and vanilla. Stir
into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the carrots, pecans,
coconut, raisins and apple.
Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use foil liners; fill
three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick
comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire
racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Printed from Apr 24, 2008