August 27, 2014

Just do the next thing…


Feeling overwhelmed with the day to day of life? Do you know the feeling? Whether it’s planning for a last minute trip out of the country (which is still surreal for me) or just trying to accomplish the day to day woman, mom, or wife kind of things, I always go back to one of my mentors, Elizabeth Elliot, who encourages, “Just do the next thing.”

Holiday Market in Greensboro


“Holiday Market is the Triad’s Complete Holiday Experience! You’ll find foods and fashions, gifts that glitter, music and magic – everything to make your holidays bright.

Harris Teeter Triple coupons (and other good printable deals)


Triple coupons have just begun again at Harris Teeter. 20 coupons per day will triple (up to a $0.99 face value). I’ve added quite a few links to internet coupons that match up with the products but there are SO […]

Easy Crockpot Applesauce Recipe: Homemade Applesauce

easy crockpot applesauce

I don’t have time to make professional applesauce. As much as I would love a perfectly creamy sauce, the extra peeling and straining time it requires isn’t a priority for me. So I make:
The Easiest Ever Homemade Applesauce in a Crockpot

A Sunday Reminder – Prayer


Yesterday, October 31, marked the 492nd anniversary of Martin Luther’s posting his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg Church (Reformation Day). This faithful man of God declared, “I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three-hours daily in prayer.” Ouch! That hit home. Luther was definitely more of a multi-tasker than I am, and yet I’m finding it difficult to make this part of my daily disciplines?
This week, I was moved by the genuine simple obedience of my daughter. Jesus taught us to come like children to a Father, and she modeled that for her little sister and me.
She made up her own personal sized fruit salad, relishing in the beauty and creative colors of the various fruits.

Five “must do’s” when browsing for clothes in a thrift store

Dressy black shirt

Browsing clothing racks in a thrift store can be time consuming, overwhelming and frustrating, or it can be invigorating, exciting and encouraging.
It’s all in how you approach “the hunt.”
Having a chunk of time to scour the racks all by yourself is a slice of heaven, but if you don’t have time luxury or you are a newbie to the thrift store hunt, here are five things I suggest to make your minutes more meaningful.

Deals and Steals


Free fries at Burger King, cheap address labels, Free frosty at wendy’s

Unveiling the masks


When you look in the mirror, do you don a mask of perfection and performance? Or maybe you hide behind a mask for fear of reaction? Lies whisper shame and accusation, “You’ll never measure up – if only they knew!”

And then we listen…we listen and embrace lies!

Do you need someone to tell you how special you are, to affirm the role you are doing in your family, marriage, workforce, or ministry?

I may not know your circumstances, nor understand your background personally, but I do know ONE thing…you were uniquely created by God for an amazing purpose.

95% of teen girls believe the lie that they “must perform to be loved and accepted.” Did you read that correctly? 95%!! And the statistic for adult women is not much less.

Precious Ladies, our worth is not based on what others think of us, or what we do. Our value is determined by how God views us and He loves us more than we can ever fathom…warts and all. :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats


I sure did know how to whip up Rice Krispie Treats in a microwave.

Many years later, it’s still one of my very favorite treats (especially with peanut butter and chocolate). I’m passing on the tradition by showing my children how to whip up these delicacies in minutes by using our microwave and cereal coupons, of course.

Kid’s Stuf Creativity


Years of my life have included some sort of acting/drama ministry, which you probably didn’t know. During the past three years, my husband and I have been involved in a multi-generational family worship experience called “Kids Stuf.”

For two years, we did a full length 50 minute production every week, but for the last year, that commitment is now only once a month. Whew!