I have felt the urge to post on this topic for a while. And perhaps this is not the final post on this topic because this is my constant battle.
(reference: Kitchen Table Counseling – KTC) Anger is a strong emotion that inflames and enrages the one who feels it, is normally a secondary response to other emotions, such as frustration, helplessness and fear. Just as pain can signal an illness, so anger can be a symptom of an unhealed hurt. While anger can be appropriate and godly – as was Jesus’ anger at the money changers in the temple, or at the hypocrisy of the Pharisees – our anger can be destructive if we do not deal with it appropriately.
So, what makes me angry. A few days ago, I was angry at Little Tiger for not coming to my aid. She had wanted me to do something. I told her no, not right now but I need your help. Little Tiger then said, “If I help you, will you do that for me?” Her tone of voice and question made me angry. I felt she should have helped me unconditionally. I responded by a big sigh and said, “Forget it.”
Dear Precious, I am sorry for all my past mistakes. Mommie prays for wisdom and asks God to put a guard over my mouth.
James 1:5 If any of you needs wisdom, ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone.
(James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe.)
Psalm 141:3 Lord guard my mouth, keep watch over the door of my lips.
Food For Thought
We were invited to a sister’s house last night and I made the “hip chang”. I call it hip because I came up with the recipe. It is a modified nyonya chang. Instead of using the blue color extract from bunga telang, I used, “black glutinous rice”. I don’t have the exact recipe for this one yet because it was produced by taste and experiment. My oldest daughter was gracious enough to be my food taster. They had a good time learning how to wrap a bah chang.
The translucent square piece is not lard. It is a piece of winter melon. The dark red color is from black glutinous rice. The filling is Nyonya Pork Stew.