Joy

Our circumstances (things that happen to us), don’t give or take joy from our lives.  Our feelings about our circumstances reveal (show us) where we are looking for joy.  True joy is a well (a place to get water) that never runs dry. Joy is found in seeking (looking for and knowing) Christ. Choose joy.

Love

Love is…                 sacrificing my position  (job or advantage), my rights  (favor or privilege), and my reputation  (good name) for your good.  Just as Christ did on our behalf. Love well.  And be eternally grateful.

Fruit

My goal with this next series of posts is to provide a quick, honest, truth-anchored place where kids and their caregivers can grab a snippet of truth together.  My prayer is that these posts provide a thought-provoking conversation starter for you and your loved ones. I pray you find it digestible and relatable.  All will…

Apple Butter

Hungering for a bit of fall spice, with a kick of tart sweetness. This apple butter will satisfy your craving. Fill your slow cooker with tart Jonathan apples, add a bit of spice and by the end of the a long day…..yum! Ingredients: 20ish Jonathan apples, peeled and chopped (or enough to fill a 4…

The Flying Jackhammer

Bzzzzzzzzzz! Whoa. Did you see that? One lazy Saturday morning a ginormous insect flew past my vision. I stepped back, and took a deep breath. I knew one thing, it surely appeared to be a type of wasp. But definitely not your typical, scare your sister, mud dauber wasp that you see in your garden…

Pumpkin Muffins

These muffins are the perfect recipe for Autumn (or any season, thank you). They are whole grain, moist, and with half the sugar of most muffin recipes.  Bake some up today to usher in the fall season in your home. 1 3/4 cup Whole Wheat flour ( I like to use Hudson Cream 100% White Whole Wheat…

Watermelon Mystery, Part 3/3

New hope surged through my veins. I stood up to compare the map with the watermelon patch, expecting to find an identical match. “What?” Before counting again, I checked the date on the journal. 8-28. Yesterday. I counted again. “Did Noah bring a watermelon home for lunch yesterday?” “No, they are not quite ripe for…