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Finding Joy in all Things

August 13, 2020

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What a fun week we’re having. Our two youngest grandchildren are staying for the week. This afternoon, papa had them weeding the flower beds. Can you imagine? He challenged them to see how many weeds they could pull. They also removed Hosta leaves that looked bad. They...

July 16, 2020

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, as they’re officially called? I haven’t. I’ve seen them in movies and books. My husband saw them and described them to me. I know they’re real and very beautiful. But I haven’t personally seen them.

Imagine try...

Are you having a tough time dealing with the world? I am. In the midst of anger, resentment, and bitterness, what has happened to compassion for each other?

Isaiah 11:2 (NIV) says, “The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the S...

Make Your Own:  Confectioners Sugar

A/K/A DIY Confectioners Sugar

Have you ever been in mid-recipe and run out of an ingredient?

I have, and one of those items is Confectioners Sugar.

Known especially for dessert frostings and glazes, confectioners sugar contains only 2 in...

Last weekend, my daughter and I took an overnight trip. Our gracious friends made breakfast for us. I had forgotten that they raised laying hens. What a treat—fresh eggs!

I couldn’t help but notice the beautiful brown shells and how smooth, hard, and thick they were. Ha...

It is July and it is hot outdoors. How do we keep our furry friends safe? Water.

It is the key ingredient to keeping our dog’s bodies cooled down. Sure, they need water for digestion purposes and bodily functions, but it’s also critical to cooling their bodies.


Most people want to be worthy.

Worthy of love.

Worthy of respect.

Worthy of attention.

Worthy of God.

Acceptance. Do you fit in as you are? Or do you change your ways to be accepted by your peers?

Before you can be respected by others, respect yourself. Love yourself. You ar...

October 30, 2018

Fresh autumn vegetables mean one thing. “It’s comfort food time!”

Here are 5 of my favorites and suggested uses.

Rutabaga – This is my favorite autumn vegetable. This root plant adds delicious flavor and texture to soups, stews, pasties, and even by itself. Mashed with a...

October 11, 2018

Do you own an umbrella? Most people do. You may have heard of umbrellas by other names. For example, parasol (primarily a sun shield), rainshade, (Irish) brolly, or my favorite—bumbershoot (as sung by Dick Van Dyke in the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang).

I didn’t think th...

September 27, 2018 says that a tenderfoot is: “1 : an inexperienced beginner : novice a political tenderfoot. 2 : a newcomer in a comparatively rough or newly settled region especially : one not hardened to frontier or outdoor life.”

When I hear the word, I automatical...

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