We’ve been so blessed to explore the islands of Kauai and Maui as a family. Here are some fun pics from our family vacation.
“I know, O LORD, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.”
“Lead me in a straight path.”
Many people want to direct God instead of surrendering themselves to be directed by Him. They want to show Him the way instead of submissively following where He leads.
I said,”Let me walk in the field”;
God said,”No, walk in the town”;
I said,”There are no flowers there”;
He said,”No flowers, but a crown.”
I said,”But the sky is black,
There is nothing but noise and din”;
But He wept as He sent me back,
“There is more,” He said, “there is sin.”
I said,”But the air is thick,
And smog is veiling the sun”;
He answered,”Yet souls are sick,
And your work is yet undone.”
I said,”I will miss the light,
And friends will miss me, they say”;
He answered me,”Choose tonight,
If I am to miss you, or they.”
I pleaded for time to be given;
He said,”Is it hard to decide?
It will not seem hard in Heaven
To have followed the steps of your Guide.”
I cast one look at the field,
Then set my face to the town;
He said,”My child, do you yield?
Will you leave the flowers for the crown?”
Then into His hand went mine,
And into my heart came He;
And I walk in a light Divine,
The path I had feared to see.
*Streams in the Desert Devotional*
So this is my throw together recipe…
I don’t necessarily have measurements, but I don’t think you can really flop this. After making it a few times you’ll figure out the best way to make it.
Preheat oven to 375 F.
1 32oz bag of Gluten-free Rolled Oats (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
However much you want of the following:
- Shredded Coconut (however you prefer it – I use the finely shredded kind)
- Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans)
- Shredded almonds
- Rice Crispies (save for the end and only add after you’ve finished baking the mixture)
(You don’t have to use all the nuts, just whatever you have on hand.)
On the stove I melt around about…
-1 cup of Coconut Oil (you can use a stick of butter instead, I use coconut oil for a dairy free version)
-1/2 cup of raw honey (to taste) (you can also substitute with organic maple syrup)
-2 tsp of salt (I always use Celtic sea salt, but any will do)
-2 tsp vanilla extract
(You can also mix in some peanut butter for a different spin on it.)
Melt on low and mix until it begins to bubble and then take off the heat.
For the flour option (the flour binds the wet ingredients to the oats mixture)…
I mix it up every time I make it. (Sorry)
- I have used rice flour, carob powder (kind of like cocoa powder), almond meal and of course if you’re not going for the gluten- free thing, regular flour is fine.
I mix about 1/2 – 3/4 cup (I think). Enough to coat the oat mixture and give it a slight white look. (Not too much tho).
Then pour the melted coconut oil mixture over the oats and stir it all up.
Put the mixture on a baking tray and in the oven and turn it down to 350.
Bake for about 50 – 60 min.
After 20 min I take it out and turn it. Put it back in the oven and then turn it in 10-15 min intervals… Until nice and brown.
The raisins will look a little burned, but they really taste great.
Add the Rice Crispies for a little extra crunch.
Hope this wasn’t too confusing! Haha