hanging bananas

Life Cycle of a Banana

I’m sure I now have you all on the edge of your seat, breathlessly awaiting an in-depth study about how bananas are grown and harvested, but that is not the topic of this post. (Sorry.) Neither will I discuss what happens after you ingest bananas…..(no further comments necessary!). Today’s post is just about the life cycle […]

Proverbs 16:3

Flourishing Plans

  …or as the NLT (New Living Translation) states,   “Commit your actions to the lord, and your plans will succeed.”   Well, that sounds simple enough. So if I just pray about my plans every day, God will make me succeed?   On first glance at this verse, it would seem that if we […]

community, city

Responsible Reasons for Buying Local

I am all for bargains. In fact, I think that most of the time doing everything we can (within reason),to save money is not only smart, but often necessary, in order to stay within our budgets. But once in awhile there are legitimate reasons for doing what is expedient, such as buying local. And I […]

iced coffee and rose

If You Love Them, Let Them Go…..Eat !!! (Valentine’s Day Edition)

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a wife and mother (especially with three tall men making up my family; my husband, a teenager, and a young adult), it is that one of the best ways to show love is to feed them. You know the old saying that the way to […]

Country-Style Potato and Onion Pie

How To Eat an Egg Part 1 – Country-Style Potato and Onion Pie

I’m all for quick, easy meals, especially for supper at the end of a long, busy day (as in, most of the time). But I also want to serve my family as much real, healthy food as possible, without driving myself insane. One way I accomplish this is to rely on some easy, quick meals […]

stone well with bucket

The Well Is Deep

    This morning in my Bible plan reading of the day, Oswald Chambers, author of the well-known and loved devotional, My Utmost For His Highest, talked about the story of the woman at the well. Jesus stops along his travels at a village in Samaria, and surprises a Samaritan woman by not only speaking to […]

snowy pine tree

One Thing I’ve Learned in (Almost) 50 Years…..

Today we got the snow that we’ve been waiting for all winter (well, some of us, at least). We’ve only had a little snow so far this winter, and any we got has melted away within days. In fact, it’s been unseasonably warm for New England. But today we got about six to eight inches […]

duck swimming

Look at the Birds…

Being the “good” Christian that I am, of course I don’t love money. Besides, I’m not rich, so there’s no chance of worshiping money. I’ve got that one down. But wait a minute: “…be satisfied with what you have” ??? That part hit me square in the nose. You see, if I’m really honest, I have […]

Bible, journal and tea

This One’s For Your Spirit

  Hi friends! This year I’ve been enjoying finding and sharing various ways that we can make positive changes in our lives, and it’s never too late to start. First I shared about a 91 Day Declutter Challenge, then suggested another way to tackle several differnt changes in a 12 Mini Goals Challenge . Today I’m […]

homemade croutons

Making Something Delicious Out of Nothing (How to Make Your Own Croutons From Random Bread Scraps)

Lately I’ve been inspired to do some serious decluttering. That topic, in itself, could be another whole series of blog posts (of which I am not yet the expert). But for today, I am going to share with you an easy little recipe that will help you to declutter your freezer. Did you know that […]