Tuesday’s Tasty Treat – Raspberry Lime Ice Cream Soda

Where I live it’s in the 70s right now, which isn’t common for April in my neck of the woods–but I’m certainly not complaining! In my opinion, the nice weather is just another reason to eat ice cream :) A few weeks ago, I ended up with a 2 liter of lemon-lime soda in my fridge […] Read more…

Five Tips for Reading the Bible

Are you someone who struggles in reading the Bible? If so, you certainly aren’t alone! Many people who want to grow in their faith have difficulty getting into the Word for various reasons. Some feel as though they cannot understand the Bible. Others think that they are not “intelligent” enough to read it and that it is best […] Read more…

Will’s Blueberry Muffins

Last week William wanted to make blueberry muffins and I just happened to have some blueberries in the freezer. We found a recipe and I asked him if we should add something different to the muffins. He asked for applesauce, so we substituted it for half of the oil. We also used raw (turbinado) sugar […] Read more…

Do I Take Advice?

“You know, you should really put some socks on that baby’s feet. It’s cold outside.” “Remember, feed him vegetables and then fruits otherwise he’ll never eat vegetables!” “Don’t feed your daughter french fries. They’ll make her overweight.” “When my children were little…” These are just some of the many, many “instructions” that have been given to […] Read more…

Untrained Housewife Spring Cleaning Giveaway!

Some of you may know that I write for a website called The Untrained Housewife. This website includes articles for anyone who wants to learn something new about cooking, money management, gardening, children and much more! The best part is that until March 31st, you can register to win some fabulous prizes in our Spring Cleaning […] Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – Proverbs 31:14 – Frugality

Continuing the series on Proverbs 31:10-12 and 13, let’s take a look at verse 14. “She is like the merchants’ ships; she bringeth her food from afar.” (KJV) In verse 13, the Proverbs wife focuses on providing clothing and linens for her family. Now she makes it her task to provide nourishing food and drink […] Read more…

Steamed Peas Again?

Lately I’ve been all out of ideas for vegetable side dishes. I tend to steam the same vegetables over and over again and I can tell my family is getting tired of it! I looked through the “bookmarked” websites on my computer and rediscovered Fruits & Veggies More Matters. This helpful site is packed with great ideas […] Read more…

Peace in All Circumstances

Do you have peace? Or are you finding it hard to rest in the Lord and let God’s peace comfort and sustain you? Lately I have been feeling much unrest about different situations in my life. Since I don’t know the future, the only choice I have is to pray for the peace of God, […] Read more…

My Favorite Things

I never journal (except in a very limited way on my blogs) and so in an effort to capture some memories of my son’s current personality, I asked him for a list of his favorite things. Here are his answers, verbatim. Favorite Color: I have three colors now: red, blue and yellow. Favorite Snack: Popcorn […] Read more…

Banana Cream Dessert

Two weekends ago at our couple’s Bible study someone brought this dessert. It was so creamy and delicious I had to share it with you! Banana Cream Dessert 1 1/4 c. crushed graham crackers 1/2 c. melted butter 3 Tbsp. sugar Mix these ingredients together and press into a 9×9 cake pan or a springform pan. […] Read more…

Two Sparrows

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31 NKJV Do you ever feel unimportant? Invisible? As […] Read more…

Thomas the Tank Engine and Our Son

In the car on Saturday, W was saying in a silly, rhymy voice, “lazy and slack, lazy and slack”. Then yesterday he told me he wanted to drive Bulstrode when he grew up. I’m fairly certain my son has been watching too much Thomas the Tank Engine :) Here’s the most recent picture of L […] Read more…

Monday’s Meditation – Proverbs 31:13 – Hard Work and Diligence

This week, I’m continuing my series on the principles of the Proverbs 31 wife. The first meditation was written on Proverbs 31:10-12. “She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.” Proverbs 31:13 Did you know that in Latin, flax means “most useful”? This is what our hands are to be, useful and not […] Read more…

I Dream of…Lifesavers?

The other day, Will told me about his dream. This is how he described it. “In my dream there was a giant, green, talking Lifesaver. And it sucked me up to the ceiling. Then it sucked me back down!” And, as an afterthought… “And then you told me to go to bed.” All this said with enthusiam. […] Read more…

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