“Anyone can hold the helm when the Sea is calm,” my Grandmother May told me as we gathered the tomatoes and cucumbers for that night’s Dinner Salad.
I was 8 years old, spending a week with my Great Grandmother in Paw Paw, West Virginia during summer break.
… Read More Lessons in Adversity
This year, we talked many times about how to use appropriate scriptures in the proper way to help guide others, if they are open to this. How humbling, and how exciting to know that one’s children are able to do so at a young age!… Read More Do Hard Things
My mother always told us, “Only boring people are bored.” I find myself adopting this same attitude in my own home. My parents’ tactics must have worked, because I have not had one boring day in my entire adult life. … Read More Five Things to Do When the Kids Say “I’m Bored”
We must call on GOD to strengthen us in raising godly children, and in telling others about the salvation that comes through Jesus only.
“For our battle is not against flesh and blood,
but against the rulers, against the powers,
against the world forces of this darkness,
against the spiritual forces of wickedness
in the heavenly places.”
Blaine with his cousins in PA
Did you ever have a feeling that the enemy was trying to interfere with your best plans? We are at war with the deceiver, Satan. He and his forces are battling for the hearts and souls of our children. The enemy will try to discourage, deceive, and disarm us all. We must call on GOD to strengthen us in raising godly children, and in telling others about the salvation that comes through Jesus only. Our spiritual armor must be put on everyday (Ephesians 6:13-17). We MUST ask God to protect us and those we love from the evil one.
Mothers, please pray for eyes to see all the sides of our battles (spiritual and otherwise). Pray for protection for our children, and for those we are trying to win to Christ. The LORD is amply able to crush the enemy’s lies and traps. He is able to make mighty warriors for His Kingdom! … Read More When the Enemy Interferes…
We have discovered many wonderful ways to have fun on the cheap… Read More Wishing and Longing
No more fake smiles when I tell my family, “We are on a Staycation.” That’s been fine for this summer, but next Summer we are OUT of Here. A Real Vacation is in the cards for us!
… Read More Thrift in Extreme?
For years I used and adored Blogspot, but am planning to open
a small home business in a few weeks, and choose to use WordPress for its virtues in this venue.
… Read More Our Family blog is at https://www.TheBluewillowCottage.blogspot.com
In a recent class I help to teach at our Church, we studied Characters in the Bible who are Leaders. This is in order to help young people become more cognizant of the leadership qualities that are hopefully emulated in their lives in the future. Last night, we studied Pharaoh of the Exodus. After the study,… Read More Project #21 “Being like an Israelite for a Day”
This “Weed” is rumored to be an appetite suppressant and a diuretic.
It can be taken as an herbal supplement or included with other ingredients contained in weight loss supplements and detoxifying products.… Read More Dandelion Tea: Project #12 of our 40 in 40 Days
I made this Calzone by rolling tomato sauce, basil, oregano, mushrooms,
and cheese up in the dough using the recipe above,
and baking at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.… Read More Easy Calzone: Project # 10 of my 40 Day Challenge