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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A prayer for peace to go with coffee...

Trust in him at all times, you people; 
   pour out your hearts to him,
   for God is our refuge.
Psalms 62:8 (NIV)
A Prayer for Peace by Dr. Maya Angelou, as we prepare to celebrate the Resurrection.

Father, Mother, God,
Thank you for your presence
during the hard and mean days.
For then we have you to lean upon.
Thank you for your presence
during the bright and sunny days,
for then we can share that which we have
with those who have less.
And thank you for your presence
during the Holy Days, for then we are able
to celebrate you and our families
and our friends.
For those who have no voice,
we ask you to speak.
For those who feel unworthy,
we ask you to pour your love out
in waterfalls of tenderness.
For those who live in pain,
we ask you to bathe them
in the river of your healing.
For those who are lonely, we ask
you to keep them company.
For those who are depressed,
we ask you to shower upon them
the light of hope.
Dear Creator, You, the borderless
sea of substance, we ask you to give to all the
world that which we need most

Today’s Feast: To go with coffee…

Backstory~a friend offered to host a meeting at her home when we couldn’t find other space. A good southern girl, I could not arrive empty-handed, and the blueberries looked lovely at the grocery yesterday morning.  Everything else I had in the house…

1¾ C flour (I’m use Eagle Mills Ultra Grain)
1 C sugar (I use turbinado)
1 t fleur de sel (any salt you have will do)
10 T butter cold but pliable
1½ t baking powder
¼ t baking soda
½ C buttermilk
1 L egg
1 t vanilla extract
½ C nuts (pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, sliced almonds-I’m way more generous than just a half cup)
¼ C packed brown sugar
¼ t cinnamon
Zest of one lemon
1 C fresh blueberries

Heat oven to 350˚.  Mix flour, sugar and salt together, and then cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.  Reserve ¾ C of mix for crumb topping in a separate bowl.  To the first bowl, add remaining dry ingredients (powder, soda), buttermilk, egg and vanilla extract.  Batter will be thick, like grits.  Spread evenly into a pan lined with parchment. 

To the reserved dry mix add nuts, brown sugar, and zest.  Work into a crumble. 

Rinse and toss the berries over the batter, then top with crumb.  Bake 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. 


  1. I so love the prayer! I might have to borrow that one :)

  2. Amen and Amen. Thank you for sharing this lovely prayer.

  3. What a lovely and refreshing prayer to go with your lovingly prepared goodies! Thanks for sharing Angelou's poem. I have never read any of her work, and this is lovely. Thanks for dropping by NOBH!

  4. Aloha,

    Beautiful post. I'm your newest follower from the bloggymom hop. And I feel so blessed to have hopped over in time to catch your post and recipe. Please share your sweetness with me at localsugarhawaii.com.

    Happy Easter!


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