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A Newsy, Political-free Post

A Newsy, Political-free Post

This is going to be newsy because I haven’t had much time to blog in a while. I’m staying off-line for the most part because of the drama/hate/turmoil of the election. It breaks my heart to see the lows of humanity and the fact that […]

Thoughts on Peace, Trials, and First Loves

Thoughts on Peace, Trials, and First Loves

There is an amazing peace that fills you when you love the Lord first and foremost. And conversely, there is unrest and inner turmoil when you don’t. This week has been a strange one. We started with a wonderful Memorial Day celebration on Monday, followed by […]

Taking Time for Little Things

Taking Time for Little Things

Have you ever been surprised by what makes your kids happy? They’re excited by little things. Soap bubbles galore while doing dishes. Animal sightings in the yard. $2 glow in the dark star stickers for the bedroom ceiling Picking wildflowers. Skipping rocks. Riding bikes, playing […]

Perfect Apple Pie {using an oil crust pastry}

Perfect Apple Pie {using an oil crust pastry}

Today I wanted to share one of my favorite apple pie recipes. I love this old recipe because it uses an oil crust which is simple to make. I’ve spoken to several old timers who told me that using an oil crust was a Depression […]

Are You Already Divorced Emotionally?

Are You Already Divorced Emotionally?

Studies say that half of Christian marriages will end in divorce. Half. After being married for 22 years, I wish I could tell my own daughters and young Christian women that marriage is a piece of cake, that you figure it out as time goes […]

Give One Thing More- A Grateful Heart

Give One Thing More- A Grateful Heart

“Thou that hast given so much to me, Give one thing more–a grateful heart: Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days, But such a heart whose Pulse may be Thy Praise.” ~~George Herbert 1593-1633

More Housekeeping {AHEM} and a challenge.

More Housekeeping {AHEM} and a challenge.

So yesterday I told you how I do not do it all. here  And I still got email! So, I just want to explain. On the days when we do “crafts” for Christmas, that is pretty much all we do. Oh, we make our beds and […]

Free Gift: Grace

Free Gift: Grace

Sometimes when life gets hard, here we forget that the same gospel that rescued us is the gospel that makes living for God’s glory possible. We were once under the curse of sin, and headed for destruction. But God intervened, rescued us and is now restoring us […]

Satisfied?

Satisfied?

I have been meditating on contentment for a few weeks. Scripture tells us that godliness coupled with contentment is great gain, or worth so much. I have been so blessed to know other sisters in Christ that have less than I do, but have hearts […]