Is your heart prepared? "Live by the Spirit . . . The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Galatians 5:16,22-23 It seems that once we have finished with Thanksgiving, we are suddenly barreling headlong toward Christmas. At times it can feel like we're on a runaway … Continue reading Prepare for The Coming of the Lord
So, what's cooking for Christmas? Glad you asked! What's cooking for Christmas is Prime Rib! Oh yes! Once a year this ole gal gets her best chef on and we fix prime rib. It's been a tradition since we moved here in 2008. Before we start, I must apologize to you. Last week I said … Continue reading What’s Cooking for Christmas?
I like to watch Food Network as time allows, but mostly I listen to Food Network as I hover around the house. All the holiday food shows and competitions making Christmas baked goods, candy and confections piqued my interest. So, to my recipe drawer, I went. I know you probably have a recipe box, drawer, … Continue reading Christmas Baked Goods, Candy, and Confections: Part 1
Christmastime with littles can be so exciting. It's so much fun to watch them opening gifts with glee. We want to do so much and it's easy to spend too much and buy too many gifts. Yes, sometimes, we go a little overboard with it. That is why we must be careful about the traditions that we are setting into place.
I can't think of a better season to display a wide variety of pies and desserts than Thanksgiving and Christmas. As a child, I remember the pie and other fabulous holiday desserts were always on the enclosed front porch with the brandy slush and soda. We knew that the dessert table was not visited until … Continue reading Pie And Other Fabulous Holiday Desserts
Christmas is fast approaching and if we blink our eyes we will find ourselves enjoying Christmas Day. But all our plans to include Jesus in Christmas will have been thrown out with the wrappings. The way to have success is to plan ahead. My family always razzed at me because I was planning the next … Continue reading The Joy Of Including Jesus In Christmas
Is there a cure for Fibro? curleque by Coffee at pixabay Cure: Unknown Five Minute Friday Prompthttp://www.fiveminutefriday.com Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia (FMS). Myriads of symptoms make it nearly impossible to narrow down the problem. Additionally, and the reason the cure is unknown is that researchers are uncertain what triggers fibromyalgia. Studies … Continue reading Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia?
Oh man! Did someone just say delicious hot fudge? I love to make and eat hot fudge. My Grandma Grace Westra had a quick and simple 5 ingredient recipe for making a delicious hot fudge. This hot fudge became a staple at our holiday dessert table. If we have people bring dessert, we let my … Continue reading Delicious Hot Fudge
Finding joy in the hard places; chronic pain
With the cold and flu season upon us. I thought it would be fun to find some amazing cold and flu remedies from yesteryear. So grab a pen and some paper (cause we are old school and proud of it!) and get ready to copy these dandies down. I remember when my mom and dad … Continue reading Remedies From Yesteryear