Christian, Where Do Your Loyalties Lie?

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. Matthew 5:13 I haven’t written much lately. It seemed wise to have a short break during this turbulent time…

Life Plus Birthday Cake

It’s Only a Test Just as I’m getting used to the new rhythm, things begin to change again. I like my routine, mostly. It gives a measure of comfort to know what to expect. But sameness is never good for our core muscles, whether they are physical, mental, or spiritual. We need to be challenged…

Arroz con Pollo

When my online grocery order arrived home last night, I had some curious substitutions. I do not blame anyone. The personal shoppers are doing the best they can these days with the supply they have to work with. They quite often give us something unexpected yet turns out to be very welcomed. One happy find…

Go Ahead, Take a Bite

“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 5:8 But First, Fill Up Your Plate With Some Good Stuff In my last post, I shared how…

Lip Smackin’ Goodness

Baby J has discovered food and she’s loving it. I mean, all of it. Good thing since she lives with us foodies. She’s game to try whatever is on our plate. In fact, she prefers what we are eating over baby food and she lets us know her delight by smacking her lips between each…

Life Plus Apple Crisp

I have spent the better part of a week chipping off my cracked nail polish. You probably do not care to hear this. I know, it’s just a silly first world problem. But with no sign of the virus quarantine coming to an end anytime soon, which will result in no manicures, I decided to…

Life Plus Berry Cobbler

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going? Truth be told, this Stay Home, Stay Safe thing is wearing on me. The funny thing is, I probably wouldn’t be doing anything different with my day. It’s just the fact that I can’t, or at least shouldn’t, go anywhere that is causing me struggling a bit….

One of Our Favorite Chilis Plus Really Yummy Bread

Every family has their favorite chili recipe, and ours is no exception. Well, except that we have several we love. Chili is one of those things that seems to evolve depending on what’s in the freezer and pantry. This past week, I created a delicious pot of beans and meat that was not only good…

Foraging

We had a fun afternoon this week. My husband went out to mow and came back with a handful of Morel mushrooms. What a great find! We both headed to do a bit more foraging and discovered quite a few more. It was fun. It brought back memories of hunting for them with my dad…

Life Plus Applesauce Cake

Dear Friends and Family, How is it going at your place? For me, it took the last couple of weeks to adjust to the new pace of things. I had to switch to being more intentional about my day and quit letting them slip away. I have read more. I pulled out some rainy-day yarn,…