We had to postpone our traditional Christmas morning a couple days this year. The 25th was spent with church family and praying for my Momma who has had a rough time the past several months. Just a few years ago, this would have ruffled my feathers to the point of no return, but now I wouldn’t have had it any other way. There is such peace and freedom that comes with knowing God is in control. No matter the struggle or rearranging of my plans, He knows best. That’s where faith comes in and trusting through even the toughest of times.
“A great many things in God’s divine providences do not look to the eye like goodness. But faith sits down before mysteries such as these, and says,
‘The Lord is good, therefore all that He does must be good no matter how it looks.
I can wait for His explanations.'” – Hannah Whitall Smith*
Orange Chocolate Truffles
1/4 c extra virgin coconut oil
1/4 c raw honey
1/2 c cacao powder
1 t orange extract
cacao powder (for rolling)
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Dollop 1/2 teaspoon amounts onto a shallow dish or plate. Freeze. Remove from freezer and roll** into balls. Roll in cacao powder, return to plate, and freeze or refrigerate. Enjoy!
**If you pull them out at the right time they should be moldable, but most likely you will have to wait for them to thaw a bit before you can roll them.
*This is merely a good quote. I do not advocate or support everything this person said.
Next: sparkling cranberry pomegranate juice.