Fruit, Fruit, and More Fruit!


  Harvest time!   Must be half-monkey to pick in some of the trees!     We are so blessed.     Amen and amen.     These will get eaten fresh, made into fruit leather, and dried as apple slices. Oh how we love … [Continue reading]

My Quest To Cure the Whining


  More is caught than taught.   That simple truth has caused me to do some serious self-examination many times.  When my children question me regarding a decision, I have to ask myself if it might be because they see me do the same to my authority - Lowell. When all I hear is … [Continue reading]

Why I Don’t Read Certain Blogs . . . and Why You Maybe Shouldn’t Read This One


  The title is true. There are some types of blogs I simply won't read.  And it's also true that perhaps it would be in your best interest … [Continue reading]

Homemade Rice Krispy Granola


  Morning granola.  Afternoon granola.       Sometimes . . . we make it supper granola. Plain Greek yogurt, … [Continue reading]

What Is Love?


  I found this old post from back in 2011.  In fact, I had forgotten I'd even written it.  When I find old posts like this from several years … [Continue reading]

To Turn Back the Hands of Time


  I jumped off the edge of a cliff today.  With chocolate in one hand . . . and prayer in the other. It was the cliff called The Teen … [Continue reading]

Weekly Dinner Menu Planner {printable}

Weekly Dinner Menu Planner

  I am not a true foodie. I do not enjoy thinking about my next meal, what I should make, and all the choices to pick from.  I would much … [Continue reading]

8 Weeks To a Healthier Me **Final Update


  If you've been counting the weeks with me, you'll realize I'm posting this a few days early.  My eight weeks are up the beginning of next … [Continue reading]

Update on Pastor Saeed


  I am quickly putting this up because I know some of you have checked back here for updates on Pastor Saeed, who is imprisoned in Iraq, and … [Continue reading]

Summer Salad Jars


  Gardens are so much fun!  And so rewarding. I know not everyone will agree with me because not everyone loves to garden like I do.  And … [Continue reading]

The Weeks Gone By ~ 9/5


  School started this week!         The beginning of school always holds mixed emotions for me.  … [Continue reading]

When The Cat’s Away . . . Our Week Alone


  So Daddy took off on his yearly hunting trip.     Now before I begin, I must tell you we missed him muchly!  (yeah, … [Continue reading]

A Healthier Me, Update #2


  8 Weeks To a Healthier Me - Update #2             Let me count backwards a minute . . . … [Continue reading]

Canning Fresh Peaches


  It is peach season!   When we lived back East, I liked to can Baby Gold peaches.  But since moving West, I have been unable to … [Continue reading]

Boys and Their Fishing Flies


  As a summer project, our boys adopted the art of tying fishing flies.  They read a few books from the library, watched some youtube clips on … [Continue reading]

Berean Call Conference . . . Plus Q&A on “Another Jesus Calling”


  I receive weekly emails from The Berean Call and wanted to let you all know about their Berean Bible Conference coming next weekend.  (In … [Continue reading]

Prayers for the Brown Family

Prayer Request Family Blog

      I know some of you have heard of the tragedy that fell on the Brown family the beginning of this month.  I had not … [Continue reading]

Applesauce Making


  Apples, apples, and more apples! We are loving having fresh fruit just a few steps away in our own orchard this summer.  The early apples … [Continue reading]