BREAKFAST is SERVED: Maple Bacon Pancake

Bacon is not something we have frequently because it is astronomically expensive, but, when we do have it, we use it to create divine luxuries such as… The MAPLE BACON…

The Pressure to be Perfect

Tonight, I spent 3 hours working on a meal for my husband that I hoped would bring a smile to his face and joy to his heart. Unfortunately, the main…

Two Sides of Contentment

It never ceases to amaze me, how God can “recycle” the lessons He teaches us, and 5 years after He taught it, He can bring it back just as effectively,…

“Not in Service”

As the bus flew by, the tiny bulbs across the sign lit up to spell out a message to the world. “I am unavailable.” A wall was thrown up between…

Sweet & Salty S’more Florets

These days there are at least two things you can always find in our cupboards. One is butter round crackers, the other is marshmallows. We have an abundance of crackers…

A Single Yellow Rose – A Reminder to Keep God First

On Valentine’s Day 2012 I found the token of a promise in the presence of a single yellow rose sitting timidly on my desk, crowded by piles of ministry-related work….

5 Tips to Keep the Laundry Caught Up

Everyone has felt that crisis moment when they wake up in the morning, open their drawers to pull out some clothes and you realize…. you’re out of something. Or, when…

Wedding Details – 5 Things I’m Glad I Changed Last Minute

You know how they say every girl has been planning their wedding from the time they were little? Well… not me. I may have occasionally thought about who my bridesmaids…

Hinds Feet & Bows of Steel

2 Samuel 22:29-35 Shortly after we got married, I began to feel overwhelmed by the magnitude of responsibilities I had to manage. If I was a “stay-at-home-wife” it might not…

Ham & Au Gratin Potatoes… the busy wife way :)

Before I got married, (and after… eh… who am I kidding? And still….) cooking was (is) such an intimidating process. I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist in…