Your Friday 4-Course Meal

Appetizer (a quick bite): She had me at sun-dried tomatoes. And quinoa. And spinach. ;-) Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach and Quinoa Salad.

Entree (something to chew on for awhile): My favorite thing about Gloria Furman is that she seems to be allergic to sugar-coated platitudes and warm-fuzzy, self-helpy tripe. She is about truth, even difficult and unpopular truth. And I love it. Read 10 Things You Should Know About Motherhood on her blog, but click on the full version and read her extended thoughts too.

Dessert (just for fun): This is amazing.

Coffee (sip and savor slowly and repeatedly): Colossians 2: 13-14-- "And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross."