January

So the first few weeks of January have been pretty tough. I’ve had a couple job rejections and disappointing feedback. I think the lack of recent success has been affecting me more than I thought it had.

Today I wanted to share two things.

First, a really uplifting Bible verse:
“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” 
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (MSG). 

Meditating on this as I received two consecutive emails with rejections definitely stopped me from breaking down on a two hour train journey. I won’t dispute that it was incredibly tough and definitely tested the limits of my faith. Getting through this dry season will need a lot of prayer and support from friends and family, albeit distantly. 

Thankfully I’ve had visits from some close friends and each visit has recharged me. I used to underestimate the importance of human support, but  I definitely won’t anymore. 

The second thing I wanted to share was some sweet and salty popcorn that I made the other night. 

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I’ve always had trouble making my own sweet and salty popcorn because it was difficult to get the sugar to stick to the popcorn. I’m not a fan of toffee popcorn, with all the thick, sticky gunk, and unfortunately most popcorn recipes are about those. 

However, I found this recipe. The blogger got over the sugar issue by mixing it into melted butter, which coats the popcorn perfectly. I used salted butter and a few twists of my salt grinder and the result was perfect. From now on this will be my go to popcorn recipe. I just can’t believe how simple the solution was!

 

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4 thoughts on “January

  1. I love popcorn; I made salted cinnamon popcorn as a snack just yesterday! And hang in there — life has many unpredictable twists and turns through the woods, but eventually you’ll make it out to find the sunshine and happiness!

      1. My pleasure! I mainly sprinkled the cinnamon on top, and I used quite a bit since I love cinnamon. So maybe 2 cups of popcorn and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon? I didn’t use butter, but the cinnamon stuck fairly well. (Better than salt or sugar at least!)

        I popped the kernels using this method (http://wp.me/p18CG9-D5), then sprinkled in the toppings and shook everything around in the paper bag. Super easy and done in 3 minutes!

  2. I love popcorn, I am going to make some right now!

    Best of luck with your job hunting, I am in the same boat and got some bad news on Friday. It is a little sad but hey a better job is just around the corner right 😉

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