I’m quite convinced that God wants to strip us of busy and impart us with holy. Holy rest. Holy relationship. Holy intention. Holy listening. Holy words. Rest must be intentional,otherwise it becomes one of those things that we do “later” when everything else is done. If there’s one thing I’ve struggled to learn is that… Read More Holy Rest
I really love the month of November. It’s almost as if on November 1st my world just takes a big breath and lets it out slowly. It gets a chance to breathe before the Christmas rush sets in and enjoy the colors, the cooling air , the downtime. October was extremely busy for us, some… Read More A Few Of My Favorite October Things
Fall will technically be here in just a week, but looking out our front window we’re beginning to see hints of color. The leaves are starting to fall and have a solid crunch to them. Pumpkins are visible in roadside stands and the night air is perfect for sleeping. School has started. I loved our… Read More Summer Wrap Up in Pictures
I come from a long line of family cooks. Holiday Feasts, Sunday chicken dinners, Saturday night Beans and Hotdogs served with Johnny Cake or Brown Bread, New England Boiled Dinners, Fluffernutters after school, blueberry pancake breakfasts…all of it brings back thoughts of sitting around tables with family enjoying each others company and participation in the… Read More Our Growing Edge Recipe Link Up Party: Family Recipes
We’ve been a little absent from the blog this summer, mostly August so far. The first half of summer was filled with vacation, a family reunion, summer camp, church gatherings, Vacation Bible School, my parents coming from Maine to visit for a couple of weeks and a handful of out of town guests. Much time… Read More Learning to Capture the Moment
First thing first–Our Winner for our Ball Brand giveaway package of one copy of The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving and a $5.00 coupon to be used on FreshPreserving.com is Melanie who wrote: I have, long long ago,tasted a chili pepper peach jam that was mindblowing! The spice, the sweetness, a totally unique… Read More Ball Brand Giveaway Winner and other Todayish Things.
I received the following email this morning from Aletha Hinthorn. We must steady ourselves in prayer over our children and trust God has them close to His heart. To God be all Glory. Thank you Susanna for your consistency in mothering. What an example to us all, as the world is still reaping the benefits… Read More Susanna Wesley’s Powerful Prayers
Well, maybe not, but it’s a catchy title right? 29 Random Things About Us: Jeremy and I (Chrystal) watch The Office every single night. We own the series and will sometimes watch the same DVD three nights in a row. We are GINORMOUS fans. Anna is the only one among us who likes eggplant. Jeremy… Read More Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know.
On Tuesday the girls and I drove to Cabelas for lunch and walking around with friends. If you’ve never been you should go. Even without being a sportsman there are so many things to see. We have bought a few things here over the years, but other times have just gone to go. Window shopping. And… Read More Cabelas
Can you bring home some Dunkin Donuts and we can have a date night at the dining room table after the girls go to bed? I wrote. Yes, what do you want? he asked. Tea. Just tea. I told him. He would know what to order. An hour or so later, the tea and coffee sat silently on… Read More twenty years