Sunday Afternoon Stir Fry and Baking

One recent Sunday afternoon after church service, the kids and I baked cookies so they could cool in time for them to eat after lunch. For my what-I-hoped-to-be-gallbladder-friendly fixins, I used a frozen bag of stir-fry veggies. I threw in some leftover chicken breast and that was it. After the cooking, hubs and I headedContinue reading “Sunday Afternoon Stir Fry and Baking”

Rainy Autumn Mondays Unto the Lord

We were thankful for the rain Monday morning. The dry ground was thirsty! I was glad the girls got their pumpkins carved the evening before, just in time. We don’t celebrate Halloween as its roots are not even close to God-honoring, and in my conviction, I cannot celebrate it, but I did wait for theContinue reading “Rainy Autumn Mondays Unto the Lord”

Finding Peace in Weakness

The sunlight either said hello sooner than I expected or I lost track of time since getting up so early which allowed a few things to be accomplished before all the kids got out the door for school. Not that my two olders need me anymore–and I wasn’t sure how long it’d be before IContinue reading “Finding Peace in Weakness”

How Opposition Works in Our Favor

There may be what seems like a wall of pressure coming at you right now. Everything seems to be caving in and you’re looking around going, “What did I do?” knowing full well you have been only trying your utmost best to live a life pleasing to God. If this sounds like you know youContinue reading “How Opposition Works in Our Favor”

When in Bloom

Today as I sit on my porch listening to the vehicles go by on the highway and bat away the flies trying to lay claim to my coffee, I can’t get away from Philippians 3. What I am coming to learn at 36 is that life will always have its challenges, and if it doesn’tContinue reading “When in Bloom”

Coffee Tasting at Drachenfutter

Recently, my sister and I stopped in at a local coffee shop tucked between local businesses. What a gem with a German name, Drachenfutter, they serve coffees, teas, gourmet deli-style eats and desserts. This is what it’s all about when it comes to cozy spaces. They even have a community printer, c’mon. Bring the kidsContinue reading “Coffee Tasting at Drachenfutter”

A Spontaneous Trip to the Lake with Church Family

A few weeks ago, some people from our church packed up and headed an hour away to a water hole where we enjoyed throwing a line out. Strike that–they threw their lines out and I of course grabbed my camera. I found a place where it was less jagged rock and more pebbly-beachy. The needContinue reading “A Spontaneous Trip to the Lake with Church Family”