Did You Get Dressed Today? + Brown Rice Part 2

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. – Colossians 3:12

I don’t remember being taught how to dress myself but as I am coaching my two year old to get his arms in his shirt, I realize that dressing is a learned skill. It’s also a necessary skill.

Every day we wake up and a part of our morning routine is to get dressed.  We’d never leave the house naked.   In fact we typically check the weather to make sure what we wear will be appropriate for the temperature.  And many of us have dress codes for work or school that we must follow.

What we wear can say a lot about who we are.  When we see a person in blue slacks and a gray or light blue shirt with red accents we know they are US Postal workers, we see someone dressed in brown our first guess – UPS, then we see someone with a long white coat we fix our mouths to say “Dr.”  Most folks who know me have described my dress as sporty (a nice way of saying I wear a lot of sweats) and as a fitness professional that is kind of my identifying uniform.

But more than the clothes we wear that cover our bodies and reflect who we are, there are spiritual clothes we should be dressing up in everyday. This lifestyle of living for Christ requires a daily uniform of compassion, patience, kindness, humility and gentleness.  So make sure you are getting dressed every day and not trying to save this for a special occasion!

Brown Rice Part 2

Brown Rice Breakfast Porridge

1 cup leftover brown rice
½ cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
¼ cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ginger
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 tbs sliced almonds
¼ cup low fat milk
1 tbs honey (optional)
1 tsp ghee or buttery spread (optional)

 Combine 1 cup water and the steel cut oats in a pot the night before.  In the morning when you wake up add ½ cup water and turn pot on to bring to a boil then lower flame.  When oats are tender add rice, remaining water, raisins, spices and ghee.  Stir to blend together well and cook until creamy 5-7 minutes.  Serve and sweeten with a drizzle of honey, add milk and garnish with almonds.

Tomorrow Seasonal Brown Fried Rice

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