Perhaps my favorite past time is observing nature. Nature has a rhythm that is comforting, relaxing, and simple. Every year God shows me another side to his creation. Last year, 2019, I was witness to the hawk families second batch of baby hawks growing up. 2018 was the first batch and that was very interesting … Continue reading Rhythms of Nature
Movie of the Week In looking for some hope in our scary world, I've been watching movies and reading books based on true stories. I'll tell you I have shed more tears, both of sorrow and joy, on this journey hearing the stories of others. Recently, my husband and I have ventured on The Dove … Continue reading Streets of Hope
I always enjoy the family scrapbooks, and especially the cookbooks full of recipes from all of the different family members. So for some fun, I will share with you some Bruxvoort Family Reunion Recipes from the '90s. I tried to pick recipes that were unique or recipes I had not heard of before. Enjoy! Cranberry … Continue reading Bruxvoort Family Reunion Recipes
we think of the disciplines as something we choose. Suffering and persecution are not something we choose but something that is forced upon us. But then again, maybe it can indeed be a chosen way of life. Let's dig further.
I've been reading in the book of Esther. I am only to the 3rd chapter, but I have to say the one theme that jumps out at me is obedience. Esther was adopted into Mordecai's family, after the death of her parents. Later, Esther was chosen to be one of MANY young virgin girls to … Continue reading Obedience
I certainly will not receive a medal for committed prayer for my daughter. There were many times my discouragement I gave up, took a break. It's hard to continue to pray when you don't have the right attitude about what prayer is and does. A prayer is an act of faith. It is placing your … Continue reading It Happened So Fast
Imagine living in a country where girls are thought so little of that they are not even allowed to attend school... at any level. As we know, the dumbing down of a people group is the most surefire way to control them. Keep them from thinking and they will follow you anywhere. Malala Stood Up … Continue reading The Girl Who Stood Up For Education
I'm sure what I am about to tell you will go down in the history books of motherhood. There are dandies and then... there is this gem. A little girl, full of fun, sass, and inventive creativity all balled up in some terrible 4-year-old cuteness. Ya! I am gonna brag about "little me", cause I … Continue reading What smells?
I recently had an Occipital Nerve Block done. It can be a bit scary to think about having a long needle stuck into your neck going upward toward your brain stem. I have had about a dozen of these and they are so helpful for me. So... I thought maybe I should explain what it is and share my experience.
I have been reading in Mark 5. It talks about the demon-possessed man, the woman with a bleeding issue, and Jairus's sick daughter. The common theme throughout the entire passage is faith and restoration. My focus was on the woman who knew and believed in Jesus's power. She had great faith and determination. She knew … Continue reading Just a Touch