Loss, pain, and heartbreak are very much a part of our broken world. That is why Christmas is so important to our family, even more this year
In the darkness these words were a haunting challenge to me. A challenge of whether I was willing to let the Refiner free in my life.
I found myself more overwhelmed than I have ever felt before. Not overwhelmed as I should be, “praise God” He has provided abundance. Overwhelmed more like this, “Where is everyone else? This is hard work and no one else cares. If I stopped working would anyone care? Will anyone care anyway?”
In my heart, I knew that this would be the last thing I would say to Jennifer. I am not sure if it was the pressing of the Holy Spirit or intuition, but I knew these were my last words, so I didn’t spare them.
There are so many things to arrange: schooling for the kids, figuring out working from home, and keeping everyone sane. Then comes what can be the biggest challenge: the dreaded question around 3pm, “What are we having for dinner?”.
I know that the finances are tight right now, so I thought I would share a recipe with you of my take on a Tuscan Style soup. I know it is not authentic, but it is good and makes a very large pot of soup. Most of the ingredients are what you might have on hand at home, so it will save you a trip out to the store.
I want to show you how to make bread from scratch with just a few simple ingredients. I know that many people don’t have a large stand mixer at home, so this recipe will be for those of you who will have to make it by hand.
The last three weeks have been busy. Here is what has been going on around our home.
Maybe I am even more amazed by what God didn’t allow me to do. How God didn’t let me serve where my heart wanted. How God closed ministry opportunities that I thought had finally arrived. All because He loved me enough to grow me into who I am now.
A good friend of mine told me that when I made a new batch of my homemade laundry soap, that I needed to write a blog about it. Making your own laundry soap may seem like something out of your skill level, but it is pretty straight forward and it saves you lots of money.
There are some basic things that you need, but into total you will be spending under $20 for your initial investment. Just about everything you will need you can buy at Wal-Mart (You will have to look at the very bottom of the laundry isle’s shelf to find these). The only exception will be your 5-gallon bucket with a lid. You can easily find a bucket and lid at Lowes, Home Depot, Atwoods Farm and Ranch, or, if you are like me, you ask someone and they give you one.
Here are the things you…
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