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One of two eagles that landed in our tallest tree over the water. It was after I had attended a Prayer Blessing and Pipe Ceremony performed by Ojibwa. My family and I took the eagles visit as a good omen.

Welcome to the Wednesday Coffee Hour here on Street Prophets. This is an open thread where we can talk about what’s going on in our worlds.

Everyone is welcome to discuss all topics of conversation and to post photos.

Pull up a seat and share!

Recently I have been inviting fellow kossacks to join us here. I am learning that many are unfamiliar with us at Street Prophets.

From our profile page:

Group founded by Ojibwa

Street Prophets is the forum that mobilizes progressive people of faith to name, discuss and take action on critical political and religious issues. So come on in and make yourself at home. We believe that most, if not all topics touching on faith and politics are appropriate on Street Prophets. While this forum represents people of widely differing (and often directly conflicting) theologies, our goal here is to focus on forwarding the progressive political discussion that our shared values make possible. The Street Prophets blog was originally founded by Daniel Schultz, a ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, and Markos Moulitsas, as an offspring of Daily Kos. Street Prophets seeks to change the "moral values" conversation by fostering community; promoting informed opinion and moving its members to action. We are believers in "justice, freedom, compassion and love," in the words of Rita Nakashima Brock. We are progressive, Democratic-leaning and vitally concerned with those whom Jesus called "the least of these." We are the faithful for whom the religious right emphatically does not speak. Its vibrant community of netroots faithful includes a broad range of faiths, including devout Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, Atheists, Animists, and Neo-pagans. All who seek to promote a new conversation about the role of religion in America's public life are welcome here.

My favorite part "We are believers in "justice, freedom, compassion and love,"

I believe in compassion and love. Love heals.

When you feel love, you are connecting to your soul.

"Love is the energy of the soul. Love is what heals the personality. There is nothing that cannot be healed by love. There is nothing but love."
                                                                                                        ~ Gary Zukav

Special announcement:

Portland Dec 26, 2012 037

Quilt Blessing with Ojibwa this Friday

From Sara:

This Friday, January 11, Ojibwa will be doing a pipe ceremony at my house (Portland, OR) and will bless the quilts we are working on for michelewin and Dave in Northridge.  There will also be a healing ceremony for Timaeus.

We'll meet at 1pm for the ceremony and have a potluck meal afterwards -- party to end at 5pm.

All are welcome here. Please make yourself at home and feel free to talk about anything that you like. It doesn't have to be religious based.

Over the squiggle are more photos and the recipe some of you asked for. ;)



My family and I were outside working when we heard beautiful birds singing. As they came closer we were excited to see two eagles. They landed in our tallest tree, some one hundred and thirty feet above us. Watching and listening. The one at the very top of the tree was the largest. When he flew away, the second followed him.











These two beautiful creatures flew away to join a third eagle in a plowed field.

We listened to them sing as they all left the field flying across the water and out of sight. It was magical.

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Now for the Peanut Butter Soup recipe some of you asked for. I forgot to take photos during the prep. I blame slks because he and I were chatting in Street Prophets the other day while I was making the soup.

There are several variations. I start with this and add whatever else I like:

  1/4 cup margarine
  1 cup chopped celery
  1/3 cup chopped onion
  3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  2 cups heavy whipping cream

1. In a 4 quart saucepan saute celery and onion in butter overmedium-high heat. Saute until celery and onion are tender, approximately five minutes.

 2. Remove from heat and add the flour and peanut butter, stirring until melted. Once melted gradually stir in chicken broth.

 3. Return to medium-high heat and bring to boil for two minutes. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 4. Stir in heavy cream and heat through.

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I place a scoop of rice into the center of the bowl and then add the soup.
For those who like it spicy try adding chili garlic sauce or thai peanut sauce.

If you are a peanut butter fan, this soup is for you!

All photos ©BlueJessamine.

Originally posted to Street Prophets on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos Oregon, PacNW Kossacks, and Pink Clubhouse.



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