"Shoulders"

"Shoulders" by for King & Country is song of the month for me. I LOVE when artists incorporate scripture into their lyrics :)

"When confusion's my companion
And despair holds me for ransom
I will feel no fear
I know that you are near
When caught deep in the valley
With chaos for my company
I find my comfort here
Cause I know that you are near

My help comes from you
You're right here pulling me through
You carry my weakness my sickness
My brokenness all on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from you
You are my rest my rescue
I don't have to see to believe
That you're lifting me up 
On Your shoulders, your shoulders

You mend what once was shattered
And you turn my tears to laughter
Your forgiveness is my fortress
Oh your mercy is relentless

My help comes from you
You're right here pulling me through
You carry my weakness my sickness
My brokenness all on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from you
You are my rest my rescue
I don't have to see to believe
That you're lifting me up 
On Your shoulders, your shoulders

My help is from you
(Don't have to see to believe it)
My help is from you
(Don't have to see cause I know, I know it's true)
My help is from you
(Don't have to see to believe it)
My help is from you
(Don't have to see cause I know, I know it's true)

My help comes from you
You're right here pulling me through
You carry my weakness my sickness
My brokenness all on Your shoulders
Your shoulders
My help comes from you
You are my rest my rescue
I don't have to see to believe
That you're lifting me up 
On Your shoulders, your shoulders

My help is from you
(Don't have to see to believe it)
My help is from you
(Don't have to see cause I know, I know it's true)"

Tabouli Recipe :)

I posted a photo of tabouli the other night that sent a few people into a frenzy, so here it is!
This my family's recipe that has been passed down FOREVER. You can tweak it depending on what you like more/less of. Hopefully no one kills me for sharing this. You know how those Syrian cousins can be....straight CRAY)!

As I started to write this out, I realized a video might be better. Some of this is hard to explain in writing, but hopefully you get my drift.

I can't wait until Fen is old enough to film cooking videos with me!!!! HAAA!


-2 cucumbers
-2 large tomatoes or 3 small tomatoes
-8-10 green onions
-2 bunches parsley (I personally prefer 3)
-3/4 cup #1 bulgar wheat (Publix doesn't sell wheat that I like. I'm sure you could make do with whatever they have or you could use Quinoa, but if you go to Hala, you can purchase #1 bulgar wheat. #2 tends to be bigger in size).
1/4 cup of Mazola corn oil (You can use olive or vegetable oil. I'm trying coconut oil next time. For some reasons the Syrians love making this with Mazola).
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Rinse wheat and then soak in cold water for about 30 minutes while you are working on the rest of the recipe. By rinse, I put it in a small, tight strainer (needs to be tight/small enough so the wheat doesn't go through like if you used a colander) and use my hands a little bit to run it through the wheat and make sure it's rinsing really good. Then, put the wheat in a bowl and just barely cover your wheat with water. It will absorb into the wheat. Water will look dirty.

Rinse and dry your parsley. You want it as DRY as you can, otherwise the tabouli will be soggy.
To dry, we wrap the bunch of tabouli in paper towel and then take a kitchen towel outside of that and sort of roll it and wring it out until it gets dry.

Pick all of your parsley leaves and put it in a bowl. Less stems = better tabouli.
If you are lazy, you could just cut it finely with scissors.

Cut your cucumbers in half and remove the seeds. Then, chop/dice the cucumber into small pieces.

Cut your tomatoes and remove the seeds. Chop/dice into small pieces.

Chop your green onions.

Drain wheat.  Your wheat might have absorbed all/most the water at this point. You could do this by putting it back in the strainer and squeezing the wheat with your hands.

Put all of your ingredients in a large bowl and mix with the remaining ingredients.
Adjust to taste!
It keeps in a tupperware for at least a few days, if you can keep out of it that long.
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