We all have a still small voice inside of us that gives up pause. Pause when we are heading into a situation which we have no business in . . . pause when we have hurt someone but we are being prideful and don't want to apologize . . . pause when we're headed down … Continue reading Conscience

Grilled Turkey Breast

I always serve a baked turkey breast at Thanksgiving. A few weeks ago, one of our local grocery stores had them on sale, and I picked one up. I spoke to my husband about smoking it on our grill, and he decided to give it a try. It was delicious! I was able to freeze the … Continue reading Grilled Turkey Breast

Being Well Traveled

Why we should desire to be well traveled . . . "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime." - Mark … Continue reading Being Well Traveled

Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press

You may think it insane to pay over $30.00 for a garlic press. This Kuhn-Rikon garlic press is hands down the best garlic press I have ever used. If my memory serves me right, I found out about it on one of the PBS cooking shows on Saturday afternoons. I think it was a product … Continue reading Kuhn Rikon Epicurean Garlic Press

Dressing Your Truth

Dressing Your Truth is a personality profiling online course that was developed by Carol Tuttle. Personally, I gifted myself this program for Mother's Day, 2015. This course really allowed me to piece together my personality puzzle as I began to understand that what I had labeled as idiosyncrasies were not, they were just traits of … Continue reading Dressing Your Truth

Reprogramming our Default Mode

We each think we have the corner on the market regarding truth. I remember hearing a pastor speak years ago about how the church (regardless of our denomination) may hold certain views today as non-negotiables but may have a new set twenty years from now. Our parents, with a clean conscience, believed certain things and … Continue reading Reprogramming our Default Mode

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I have owned and loved this exact stand mixer for 15 years and have made multitudes of things from bread, chocolate chip cookies to pizza crust. What I also love about this mixer, is the ability to add attachments which turn the mixer into a juicer, a meat grinder, a pasta maker, cheese grater, etc … Continue reading KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Misplaced Priorities

“If it’s important to you, you’ll find the time. If it’s not important to you, you’ll find an excuse.” I despise the whitewashed, coldhearted excuse, "I guess it just isn't a priority" when the significance of the relationship demands that a priority IS made. We need to stop giving ourselves grace when we neglect those … Continue reading Misplaced Priorities