Moving to Colorado for the Summer & Urushiol

It’s hard to believe that 9 months ago we first moved to Costa Rica. It’s been an incredible journey, filled with more blessings and trials than we ever expected. The friendships we deepened and the new ones we made are without question foundational life relationships. It’s amazing how adversity and change creates depth and bonds
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Passover in Costa Rica

It’s incredible how easily documenting our journey gets pushed to the bottom of the list – I apologize for the delay and GREATLY appreciate the healthy nudge and encouragement from a few of you to get back on top of it. We’re thankful for everyone’s continual prayer support as well as for praying for Seeds
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We’re Moving

We’re moving… but not back to the US. This week we had to move to from our cabina as our landlord decided to move back into her cabina here in Esterillos forcing us to find another place to live. We had been looking for a new place and praying about it for a few weeks,
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Breaking New Grounds with Aquaponics – Part III

To read part II click here. Having community buy-in and most of our major raw resources gathered for the aquaponics system we were finally in a place to begin building. Well, there is nothing like doing construction by yourself in Costa Rica to bring home the slowness of this country. After weeks of late nights
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Breaking New Grounds with Aquaponics – Part II

To read part I of how we are breaking new grounds in Aquaponics click here. Since then we also connected with an organization called Seeds of Hope which by Father’s incredible timing just moved it’s headquarters to little ol Esterillos, below is only the tip of the iceberg, you will hear much more about them
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Breaking New Grounds with Aquaponics – Part I

Despite Costa Rica being a place of lush rain forest and bright green jungles there is a dramatic gap in healthy and sustainable food. Most of the food available throughout the country, and especially Esterillos where we are, is equivalent to what you would find in a remote gas station/mechanic shop somewhere in the middle
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The First Few Weeks in Costa Rica

Without hesitation I can say that up to this point our journey has been a two parallel path of seeing Father provide through unique and miraculous ways we never imagined; and being more challenged in all areas of our life than we ever expected. Due to not so hot travel arrangements it took us two
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Moving to Costa Rica For a Bit

This news will probably surprise you as much as it surprised us. For more than a year We have been praying about what we should do next, and up until 2 weeks ago we thought we were supposed to move into a house in Denver where we could serve our neighbors in Denver more effectively.
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Is homelessness in Denver a solvable problem?

Until recently I would have never ever considered that as a solvable problem. Yet, through a random series of events I crossed paths with a man named Steven, someone I now consider a friend. He has a passion to bring the stories of this city to light and provide an avenue that allows people to follow the story and take part in it themselves to come together to bring redemption to these stories in our city. In talking with him he explained that there are only **800 or so homeless people in Denver (See note at bottom), and “that is a solvable problem”. Not knowing this number before, I would have never considered that, however he’s right. We have more that 800 churches in Denver, so getting 800 people off the streets is not an impossible feat. It is a tremendous and great feat to say the least, its a systematic problem, but impossible it is not.
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Honey Glazed Salmon

Ingredients: 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 4 tbsp honey or agave nectar  1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic 4 pieces (about 6 oz. each) salmon fillet 2 tablespoons sesame seeds   Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 450 2. Mix soy sauce, honey, and garlic. Set aside 2 tbsp of the glaze. 3. Pour sauce into a
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Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:  1 small or medium head of cauliflower, washed, trimmed, and chopped roughly 1/4-1/2 tsp salt 1 small clove garlic, minced 2 tbsp almond or rice milk (soy creamer if you want this super decadent) 2 tbsp Earth Balance Dash black pepper 1/4 tsp dried thyme Preparation:  1. Steam Cauliflower until tender 2. Place into blender or
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Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients: 2 Large Yams 3 TBSP coconut oil 1 TBSP ground rosemary Preparation: Preheat oven to 375- cook for 15 min OR cook over heated skillet

Healthy Almond Butter Cookies

Ingredients: Dry Stuff 3/4 c whole wheat flour OR spelt ( I used a little less, adjust depending on the moisture of the batter) 3/4 c oats 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking soda optional: 1 tsp cinnamon Moist Stuff 1 c smooth natural almond butter ( I used 1 ¼ cups) 1/2 c honey
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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients: 4 Red Bell Peppers 1 cup of tomato sauce 1 cup of chopped cooked chicken Wing Sauce (Frank’s is my brand), as much as you can stomach 1 cup of mozzarella cheese (really any cheese you have) 2 Cups of Brown Rice Preparation: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2. Cut the tops off
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Tasty Black Bean Brownies

Ingredients: 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed 3 large eggs 3 TBAP coconut oil ¾ cup xylitol ½ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp vanilla extract ½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt ½ cup chocolate chips Preparation:  1. Preheat Oven to 350, Spray 8×8 inch cooking pan 2. Place Black Beans in food
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