The Hahn Family Blog

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mmmm, coffee

In my mind, summer time equals iced coffee, or even better, blended coffee. Since I lean towards frugal and think homemade is best, here you go. My recipe that's a compilation of lots of those out there. This makes one giant serving... um, yes please!

- 1/2 cup double strength coffee, chilled
-1 mounded cup ice
-1/2 cup milk
-2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 1 tablespoon flavored coffee creamer (use a bit less milk if you add creamer)
-optional 1 tablespoon sugar- I skip this if I have the creamer on hand

Toss everything into your Ninja (most amazing little gadget ever) or your blender. Mix until very smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour into a glass and sip from a straw. I recommend topping with a bit of whipped cream for the full effect.

-Edit... I like to blend the ice alone first then add the rest and mix until smooth. The ice chunks tend to be smaller and more uniform this way.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We Once Were Fatherless

I came across Katie's blog when I received an email from Lifesong for Orphans.  This organization works along with Pathways for Little Feet (the source of our interest free adoption loan). I was so encouraged by her posts and how similarly the Lord has worked in both of our journeys to adopt. This post was so powerful. How could it not be? It's about the faithfulness of God that loves to provide for His people.  And she writes in such a way that magnifies Him. I loved it. Can't wait to see how He brings their son home!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Adopted for Life

I loved this book by Russell Moore. There was so much I wanted to share. I settled for a few excerpts from the first chapter; something to peak your interest so you want to read it yourself :)

    "Whenever I told people I was working on a book about adoption, they'd often say something along the lines of, 'Great. So, is the book about the doctrine of adoption or, you know, real adoption?'  That's a hard question to answer because you can't talk about one without talking about the other."    
    "It is one thing when the culture doesn't "get" adoption. What else could one expect when all of life is seen as the quest of "selfish genes" for survival? It is one thing when the culture doesn't "get" adoption and so speaks of buying a cat as "adopting" a pet. But when those who follow Christ think the same way, we betray that we miss something crucial about our own salvation."
     "Not everyone is called to adopt... But all of us have a stake in the adoption issue, because Jesus does."

Yeah, just typing that out makes me want to read it again.