I used to think spring was my favorite time of year. But this spring has been rather cold and cloudy . . . and I'm thinking summer is sounding really really awesome! I wonder if God ever looks down at us and shakes His head at how we have our favorite seasons - when He gave them to us for specific reasons. Life is like that, I guess. There are blessings in the summer and winter … [Read more...] about Spring Greenhouse
Our little church has communion on Good Friday. That is today. And all those taking communion have a time of testimony the week before communion. I always look forward to these meetings - they are a time of sharing our joys, our struggles, our race of faith. These are real evenings - real battles that we face, real peace that we have found. But when it came time for me to give my … [Read more...] about When The Struggle Is Real
The children love Greek yogurt. However, if you ever peek at the nutrition label on the back of a Zoi yogurt - look out. You might fall over at how much sugar is in there! That being said . . . it is the best Greek yogurt I have ever tasted. But we are trying to reduce sugar and processed foods, so now we buy the plain Greek yogurt and the children sweeten it with honey. They … [Read more...] about Toasted Oats and Snack Mix
School mornings are a whirlwind of sorts by the time we get 8 people with eyes open, clothed, and fed. Then to get 6 of them out the door with lunches in hand. Somewhere in this whirlwind a little voice begins to yell, "Mom, I need dressed!" Oh yes. One got missed in the "getting clothed" part of the morning. So off to the bedroom we trot. Actually, I shuffle because my coffee … [Read more...] about These Days . . .
I will have to confess that my husband is the healthy one around here. This is true. He knows more about what our bodies need nutritionally than anyone I know! My idea of health is eating salad and all kinds of fresh fruit. And then playing in my garden and riding my bike. I know this makes me feel good mentally and physically - but he is the one who knows why it makes me feel … [Read more...] about Our Real Food Venture
If we don't keep at them, habits are easily lost. Such as writing on here. Even though I haven't written much this year, I realize it is something I don't wish to lose. Sometimes writing looks huge - especially when I am in the middle of winter doldrums and feel tired from serving my family in my day-to-day life. But Christ never stopped giving . . . He never stopped loving . . . … [Read more...] about Monday Thoughts