I’ve always been prone to fretting about the “what ifs,” but with conscious effort and prayer over the years I’ve become more experienced at resting in God’s perfect provision. A recent message I shared at my church came back to “preach” to me again and again as I awaited unexpected biopsy results taken the day... Continue Reading →
I'm breaking my rule of adding words/story associated with a recipe. I'll share the recipe link first, but it's worth a view past that to see ideas on how to use leftovers. Repurposing leftovers into casseroles or bowls can be one of the best ways to reduce food waste, and the combinations and ideas are... Continue Reading →
Mom's Red Velvet Cake (or Cupcakes) with Boiled Flour Frosting This deluxe super-moist melt-in-your-mouth cake will steal any show! The boiled flour frosting is not too sweet and compliments the cake perfectly. This is a stunning Christmas cake decorated with winter flowers or Valentine's Day dessert with chocolate hearts or curls. Our children made... Continue Reading →
The 2019/2020 school year was our first full year homeschooling. We had no idea how that decision would prepare us for the 2020 spring school closures. We pulled our children from public school with a middle-schooler, an elementary student, and preschoolers. We’re still figuring this homeschooling gig out but wanted to share some important things... Continue Reading →
*A different tone than my usual posts. I always try to write with humility. Today I’m just struggling to breathe while I miss my sweet Sadie Rose and I’m weary of having to defend/explain why. As ALWAYS, love to my grieving families with ANY age/reason/type of loss. And with special sympathy to a local family... Continue Reading →
Party Mix (Chex Mix) Otherwise known as, pandemic snack survival food. I usually only make this childhood treat at Christmas, but being home 24/7 during COVID-19 isolation has made keeping the wildlings munching at bay quite a challenge. This recipe makes a LOT. The idea is to freeze and use throughout an extended period of... Continue Reading →
One day he had finished his assigned chapter, and immediately began reading the next. I reminded him he was progressing in good time and that he didn’t need to work ahead. He blushed and said, “Well maybe there was a cliff-hanger.”
Here’s a game sacrilegiously titled, Mennonite Manners. You will need a piece of paper for each player, a pair of dice, and one pen.
I’m evaluating my own patterns of rest. Here’s the link to an article I wrote for The Old Schoolhouse Magazine about the Productivity of Rest.
We had a whirlwind several weeks following the death of my aunt in a date nearly a thousand miles from us. The children and I joined other family to make the trip to Missouri, the state of my birth. You’ll see more about the trip in an upcoming post, but for now, here’s some snapshots... Continue Reading →