Instagram stories & video edits

If you follow @stillwatersblog on Instagram, then you know I love using the new “Insta Story” feature. 

When I’m able, I love sharing daily videos talking about whatever topic the Lord has laid on my heart. In the past I’ve laid out scripture, 3 takewasy points from the passage, followed by an explanation. 

Sometimes I share my favorite Christian music, along with the lyrics which hold powerful meanings. And most recently, I’ve been just talking. Often I’m in my pajamas, bathrobe, holding a mug of warm tea & still have messy bedhead– but I want the video to feel as though I’m sitting down casually talking to a friend.
I mean, y’all are my friends..right?!

Anyway, I’ve been receiving wonderful feedback from these videos and requests to do them more! The problem, however, is that these “stories” disappear from my profile after 24 hours… also, a large percentage of my readers come from Facebook.

So, I’ve spent many hours this week trying to learn & play around with a number of different video editing programs in order to create short videos of my messages that I can share on Facebook & the blog.
 
Below are the first two I’ve finished. They are not perfect… & there are some moments I’m unhappy with. However, I think sharing these important truths is more important than a video looking perfect.
 

Enjoy! And please let me know if you want to see more!
 

 

Below is my original waffle recipe! I cannot personally attest to the taste as this isn’t something I could tolerate, BUT they were Tyler approved. He tends to be a picky eater so I try to make subtle substitutes that don’t have him feeling or noticing the healthy ingredients. 
I’ve made countless batches of healthy waffles over the last 1.5 years because my precious Vincent requests them for breakfast nearly every day. I didn’t want him eating sonmuch processed food…and I soon found that making “wobbles” was an easy, fun project that engaged him while being fun. 
The great thing about this recipe is the ingredients can easily be swapped for other things that you prefer/already have. And you can add lots of mix-ins into your batter like nuts, berries, or dark chocolate chips. 

You should make a batch one day when you have extra time, pop them in the freezer on parchment paper to cool, then put them into freezer bags or wrap in foil and store in the freezer. Simply pop them into the microwave in the morning, just like you would an Eggo. Pretty simple!



Freezer friendly waffles 🍽

2 large eggs

3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used Kefir*)

1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond)

1/2 brown sugar **

2 cups of whole wheat flour (I actually used 1 cup white flour & 3/4 Green banana flour)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

  1. Whisk your eggs in bowl with a fork. 
  2. Stir in the milk. 

  3. Stir in brown sugar until well incorporated. 

  4. Add vanilla, salt, spices, baking soda. 

  5. In another large bowl add your flour of choice, create a well then pour your liquid ingredients in and gently mix with a fork until just incorporated. Batter will still be lumpy! 

  6. Cook in your waffle maker. Let them cool completely, then put in freezer bags or wrap in foil and freeze. Simply pop them in the toaster when ready to eat 

***Rather than Greek yogurt, I used organic whole milk Kefir which is a lactose-free, high protein, great for your gut version of buttermilk. Personally I am primarily a vegan but Kefir is one animal product that I do okay with and that I believe is great for healing. 
***I also used half green banana flour instead of all white to make it healthier & minimally processed. If you eat gluten I think an organic whole wheat flour is a great choice. I also think brown rice flour, almond flour, or buckwheat flour would be great for gluten/grain free options.  You can use whichever type of flour suits your family best, but just know you may need to adjust the measurements.
**Coconut nectar is a great substitute for sugar, but brown sugar is the better choice over white cane sugar. 

Xoxo,

Mal 

 

3 thoughts on “Instagram stories & video edits

  1. I love listening to your sweet voice! Lovely addition! Please pray for me as I go to the Brown Cancer Center tomorrow to meet with Dr. Metzinger about my upcoming cancer treatments. I have been healing from surgery for 2 weeks (need more time, I’m old!) Thank you and I thank the Lord for you! Love, Elanor

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