There have been days lately when I’ve felt that I don’t even have time to breathe; but then I remember there’s always time to make fudge. In the beginning of the semester I felt like I had just jumped into a big pool from the high dive. Silly me, that was just the shallow end. Oh but we’re definitely in the deep end now! Our first semester clinical practicum has begun and I’m making difficult decisions like which therapy strategies to use and which shoes to wear.
[Sister helped me make up my mind with this one.]
Everyone in the program does their first clinical assignment at a nearby school for children with learning disabilities. I am loving it and love my sweet client!
One night last week when I had read all that I could read and studied all I could study, I decided to throw some ingredients into my food processor and see if I could come up with a Paleo fudge! I am not sure how it ended up tasting like caramel fudge, but it does!
Paleo “Caramel” Fudge
1/3 cup Sunflower Seed Butter
1/4 cup Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil, melted
1 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
This is so simple! First grease a small pan, I used a mini loaf tin. Then just throw it all in the food processor (or if you don’t have one you could combine it all on low on the stove) and combine until smooth. Pour your mixture into the pan and stick it in the fridge for about 5 minutes. Pull it out, add some chocolate chips, and then throw it back in until it’s set! Cut up into cute polka-dotted squares and enjoy! These should be kept in the fridge, they get a little melty.
So, trust in God hasn’t always come easily lately. Financial burdens are piling high just like the demands of school. I get myself tied up in anxious knots, but then daily he reminds me of His sweet promises: through rainbows, sunrises, His Word and truths spoken by my incredible family, friends and professors. It’s a constant battle for me to truly rest in the Lord. And when I finally let go and rest, it’s so sweet.
And I have been so encouraged by the #shereadstruth community. Check it out! We’re starting a new study tomorrow morning (Monday, October 22nd)!
So make some fudge and rest in the sweetness of our Lord!
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