We wanted to experience the challenge of making what we have “stretch” a bit more. We had loads of extra food in the pantry, and in the refrigerator, but by the end of the week, it was a challenge to put a balanced meal together. … Read More In Need or Plenty?
“Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established.”… Read More The last abyss
Summertime is for laying at the pool and going out to clip herbs and pick veggies for the dinnertable.
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Back in those days, we memorized a verse for each letter of the alphabet. We still remember those essential scriptures now!… Read More Light tomorrow with today!
I am His, and I will look for Him in the sunrise and the sunset, and everything that happens in between!… Read More Delight
I enjoy displaying my cherished items fondly and lovingly. Any surface can be suitable for a collection of Transfer ware… in a cupboard, on a wall, in a tray, on a widow sill… the possibilities are endless. Professional decorators require that the connection of one item in a collection to another is clear. But I believe that collecting the things that appeal to me increases their appeal to others who see them. At least in my home, this has been my experience — that others notice and become more fond of the items on display. … Read More Give me the Luxuries
Each of us is responsible for our own happiness. I remember meeting Martha one frigidly cold day in December, 8 years ago… the first day we moved into the Cottage. She brought muffins and an invitation to attend worship services with her the following Sunday morning. I always think of Martha when I make lemonade,… Read More “You take yourself where ever you go…”
“There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.” ~ Friederich Schiller
The “Children’s Hour” was a time in Victorian history when the parents of affluent families devoted an hour to visiting with their children. You may have observed this practice in viewing TV programs like Downton Abbey. I found it difficult to believe that mothers would only see their children for a few hours a day, but I understand that there were other important tasks for parents to tend to in those times. I have made it a practice to spend at least an hour of my day devoted solely to the children… reading to them, playing, talking, and relaxing with them, putting all other tasks aside for this special, intimate time with them.… Read More The Children’s Hour
“It isn’t enough to believe in something; you have to have the stamina to meet obstacles and overcome them, to be willing to struggle.” ~Golda Meir What better way to start a Friday morning than a cast-iron skillet filled with a hot, sizzling spinach and mushroom omelette with cheese? It will give you energy… Read More Be Willing to Struggle