Pray without ceasing. (I Thessalonians 5:17) I struggled with prayer for many years, or to be more honest, decades. I felt it a Christian obligation. I would try to find time alone while I was raising our boys to go through my laundry list of praise and then petition. It was less than heartfelt many days. Sometime … Continue reading Prayer

Amazon Prime Membership

If you aren’t a current Amazon Prime member, you should seriously consider it. The cost is $99 a year or $10.99 a month. We love being able to purchase anything online (and I mean anything) at terrific prices and have it within two days! If you have kids at home who are in college, you … Continue reading Amazon Prime Membership

One Pot Homemade Cheeseburger Helper

My fellas love this "from scratch" version of Cheeseburger Helper. No canned soups, no ingredients you can't pronounce and ready from start to finish in about 30 minutes plus you dirty only one skillet. I'll take that and call it a great recipe any day! Homemade Cheeseburger Helper (slightly adapted from Iowa Girl Eats) Ingredients: … Continue reading One Pot Homemade Cheeseburger Helper


We all have idols, children (me), desire for security (me), praise from others, careers, sports, personal achievement and so on  . . . Everything I listed above represents good things however when we heap too much attention and affection on those things, we lose perspective and make idols. I think one of the reasons we … Continue reading Idols

Too Faced La Creme Lipsticks

I know some women love traditional lipsticks, I am not one of them. I feel like the work it takes to apply properly isn't worth a look that only looks nice for a short amount of time. I've always preferred lip balms, they are easy to apply and reapply when necessary. I think for that … Continue reading Too Faced La Creme Lipsticks