Greetings from our extended stay home in Minnesota, the land of sub-zero temps and fierce snow storms! Jim and I are braving the elements of February and March to enjoy quality time with our daughter, son-in-law, and five delightful, boisterous, and charming grandsons. Our warmer weather snow bird friends in Florida and Arizona feel... Continue Reading →
What I do every day matters more than what I do once in a while. Gretchen Rubin While habits and happiness author Gretchen Rubin is not referring to spiritual disciplines, her popular one-liner drives home my church's 30-day call to prayer. Our leaders agree with Rubin's focus on consistency. So they've designed an avenue... Continue Reading →
Ten degrees below zero. Sounds miserable, doesn't it? That's been a part of our weather experience as Jim and I do a little "wintering" in Minnesota. Of course being near my daughter and her family is worth every single below zero degree! (And I'm actually getting a little accustomed to it.) -10 was... Continue Reading →
Welcome, culinary instructor Michael Zickefoose, to the Park Street kitchen! Our church kitchen boasts a ten foot island flanked by generous work spaces on both sides. It's the perfect set up for community dinner prep and serving. For six months our outreach team hosted spaghetti, chili, and soup suppers for the folks that lived around... Continue Reading →
In the course of a few days, I met with a politician with liberal perspectives vying for a seat in congress and a public servant in our local government office that affiliates with the conservative right. The end goal was to better understand how our church could better connect with the local community in order... Continue Reading →
Ashland Area Friends: Mark Your Calendars!
Park Street Brethren Church is pleased to announce four seminar opportunities that will both inspire and educate. Each presenter is a dedicated follower of Christ and will speak from experience, education, and their spiritual formation. Light refreshments will be served.
Winter Seminar Series 2018
@ Park Street Brethren Church
619 Park Street, Ashland, Ohio
6:30 pm. to 8:00 pm.
Marriage: Breaking the Chains
~freedom in marriage through commitment, communication, and community
Speakers: Neil and Susan Hinkle
Neil is a professional accountant at a local CPA firm, served as a Sunday school teacher, and led the deacon board at Park Street Brethren Church. Susan is a stay at home, home schooling Mom. Together Neil and Susan direct LoveLife Ministries and have five children.
Foster Care: To Love and Be Loved
~creating a home of belonging, acceptance, and boundaries for children in need
Speakers: Pastor Mike and…
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One of the largest churches in the United States was going on a diet. The senior pastor mandated that his congregation give up the donuts and hand over the desserts. This body of Christ was going to shape up! Literally. Perhaps mandate is too strong of a word, but after Rick Warren, senior pastor of... Continue Reading →
SEVEN DAY PLANT STRONG CHALLENGE: DAY 6 (2016 post)
Hands down, this is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes. It’s especially rewarding to make during the growing season when our gardens are brimming with peppers.
Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers (inspiredby University of California Davis Integrative Medicine Menu Book)
Looking for a lighter selection for your meal planning? In between heavy holiday meals and cookie laden Christmas parties, you can pace yourself with a nod to vegetables, whole grains, and fruit. This recipe yields four half stuffed peppers; I ate two halves for dinner and froze the other two. Pair with fresh fruit.
I switched up a few ingredients from the original recipe to suit my personal preferences. One time I made these with leftover hash browns (leaving out the sweet potato) instead of rice and they were just as tasty. I’ve also used spinach instead of kale since that’s what I had on hand.
2 red, green, or yellow peppers, halved longways, pulp and seeds removed
3/4 cup vegetable stock
1/2 large yellow onion, diced
1/4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, diced
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Day Five of Our Seven Day Plant Strong Challenge! Main Goal: Eat More Veggies! For an introduction to this challenge, go here. So how is your meal planning going? Are you eating more vegetables? I was inspired by a muffin recipe that Stephanie Hunn shared in our survey about integrating vegetables into other foods such as... Continue Reading →