Dear Friends, Chemistry was never my strong suit in school, but this week, family members have inspired me to put away my doubts and fears of cooking for my family and turn to the kitchen for a new experiment.

It had been awhile since I made some homemade bread and I had a hankering to make a loaf or two. So I hurried to the store to buy yeast, a simple and seldom overlooked item especially when it comes to making bread. To my surprise during this pandemic rush for commodities, there was no yeast to be found! Now, what I’m going to do! You can’t make bread without yeast, I thought. Expressing this to one of my homemaker family members, she reminded me that I can make my own yeast. She said I can make sourdough bread, create a sourdough start and make an endless amount of beautiful and tasty breads. It was simple she said, a chemistry project in the kitchen and it all starts with mixing a little flour and water and a lot of patience. At first I was doubtful and impatient at times but with a little encouragement and understanding of how fermentation works, my experiment turned into success!
Yumm… I An inspiring quote from the first woman Nobel Prize winning chemist once said:

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”

Marie Curie, chemist & physicist (1867-1934) As we shelter in place, I am mindful of you ever day and how blessed we are to have you in our lives. You are brave and courageous nurses and doctors, care givers and faith promoting souls that face risking your health and your lives for others. Navigating this virus daily, is like venturing unchartered waters, with uncertain outcomes, yet you daily fight the good fight, fearing less and letting your light shine. Thank You….for all you do.

Be safe, Stay connected and Be the Light.
Have a Blessed day,

Joel Carver
Lighthouse Funerals