Traditional Catholic statue of St. Peter on his Throne.
“Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”
Romans 8:33-34 NIV
it’s not overreacting to want to be treated with respect
- Avoid negative people
- Use positive language
- Offer before you are asked
- Use direct eye contact
- Make a good first impression
- Say no when you need to
- Know your personal goals
- Smile more often
- See a problem as a challenge
- Take up a hobby
- Balance work and life priorities
- Help someone out
- Give someone a compliment
- Arrive on time
- Stand up straight
- Sit proudly
Try stuff. Put plants in your room even if you aren’t the best at caring for them. Attempt that dessert recipe even if it turns out ugly. Listen to that music you’ve been meaning to try for a while. The world is full of infinite sources of goodness and the best thing to do it to try and find as many as possible.
“Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, stay positive and know that things will get better.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Romans 8:28 NIV
When you're done canning, could you give your process or is it a family secret? I've got some tomatoes I need to figure out long term storage for, be it canning, jarring, carbonite freezing, something.
The very first thing we do is get our jars and lids ready. Hot soapy water, then jars go into the oven to sanitize (I put it at 200° and they’re probably in there 30-45 minutes before I use them) and lids and bands go into a small pan of boiled hot water at the back of the stove and sit at a low simmer until we’re ready for them. (You’ll need tongs, a fork, or a magnet on a stick to get them out)
With that prepped, we wash and core the tomatoes, then blanch, skin, and quarter them. They go to the stock pot (you can use any kind of large pot except aluminum; aluminum and tomatoes don’t mix) and simmer until they have a nice whitish froth on top.
While that’s cooking down, we heat up a giant cauldron of water to a boil. This is for water bath processing, which is the only method I’m familiar with since I still haven’t gotten myself a pressure canner. 😣
Now pull out the jars and set them on a towel on the counter (cold countertop + HOT glass is a recipe for cracked jars) and ladle in the tomatoes. Leave 1/2” between the rim and the juice; it’s called headspace and it’s important for the vacuum. Wipe off the rims of the jars with a clean wet cloth, fish out one lid at a time and put it directly on the jar, screw on the bands, then it’s bath time!
Put your jars in so the tops are covered by 1-2 inches of water. You should definitely check the height of your pot vs your jars before you get to this step. Boil them for 10 minutes, then lift them out and set them on a towel again out of the way. Clean up and listen for the ‘pop!’ as your jars seal. 😊
There are lots and lots of tutorials on youtube, too.
And if you happen figure out carbonite freezing, send me a link please. 👀
The one who sees a trace of hatred in his own heart through any fault at all toward any man whoever he may be makes himself completely foreign to the love for God, because love for God in no way admits of hatred for man.
St. Maximus the Confessor
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.”
Romans 8:1-2 NIV