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Emphasize Strengths & Ginger Cookies

September 15, 2011

“Emphasize strengths, don’t fix weaknesses. Most people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most. […] It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor.” Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek & The 4-Hour Body

4 Hour Workweek

Interesting idea. Work one’s strong suit allowing others to work theirs, which very possibly fill in your own gaps of talent & ability. Hmmm… We are not all the same. We don’t all have the same gifts, talents, ideas. But we can work together, share the load and solve the dilemma creatively.

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Choir members singing to shut-ins starts today. Love, love, love to sing to our friends & family who aren’t able to join us at church on Sundays. Thanks, Liz, for organizing this again! Thanks, Jen, for the photos. We are certainly going to miss Joseph, who has started school this year. My time flies!

Ginger Cookies

How about warm cookies for Joseph & all the kids coming in from school…


  • 3/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Molasses
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cloves
  • Sugar for rolling cookies


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all ingredients together except sugar for rolling cookies.
  3. Refrigerate dough.
  4. Divide dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Roll balls in sugar & place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes.
  7. Or:

  8. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake 10 – 12 minutes.
One Comment
  1. Alison Hollis permalink
    September 15, 2011 5:17 pm

    Hooray! I was just telling James I wanted to find a good ginger cookie recipe!

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