Wednesday January 31, 2007

The fifth week of each month (for those months that have fifth weeks) is the time that I concentrate on my garage and outside storage areas. Since these areas are not part of the house proper, I can let the chores that need to be tended to less frequently than weekly go until there […]

Easy Roasted Vegetables -OR- How I Got My Kids To Eat Turnips

Inspired by a wonderful dish that we enjoyed on our cruise, and determined to introduce some different foods to my children, I made this dish to go along with our crock pot chuck roast last night. It was quick and easy to prepare, and it was delicious.

Easy Roasted Vegetables

5 or 6 medium […]

Wednesday January 31, 2007

     “When we thus rule ourselves, we have the responsbilities of sovereigns, not of subjects.  We must never exercise our rights either wickedly or thoughtlessly; we can continue to preserve them in but one possible way, by making the proper use of them.”

Theodore RooseveltJuly 4, 1886Dickinson, Badlands

Tuesday January 30, 2007

What’s new? Lots!!! Here’s just a sampling of what’s new in my life.

A stack of new books!! What could be better than that??? These were all Christmas and birthday gifts. Of course, it will take me months to get these read. As a matter of fact, only one of them (Crunchy Cons) […]

Tuesday January 30, 2007

        “A well known Bible verse says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20). Indeed, this book is about how evil is packaged and perfumed to look good – and good […]

Monday January 29, 2007

Last week I felt the need to make a change in the master bath. Just some little something to spruce it up a bit. I wasn’t sure, exactly, what I could do to effect a change; but I knew I’d know it when I saw it! A trip to the grocery store at just […]

Monday January 29, 2007

By God’s good mercy, we made it through last week! Hooray! I knew going into it that it was going to be “one of those weeks”, but hoooooeeeeee, am I glad I’m on the other side of it now! Did I mention God’s mercy already? Yes? Well, He just so continually amazes me in […]

Friday January 26, 2007

(Originally posted September 12, 2006)

We all procrastinate. Some of us are worse than others, I suppose; but we all do it. Not wanting to make that phone call. Not wanting to tend to that dreaded chore. Waiting to iron the clothes until the pile outgrows the laundry basket (that’s me – guilty as […]

Friday January 26, 2007

(Originally posted November 16, 2006)

I think all of us long for more hours in our day. However, God in His infinite wisdom gives us all just 24 hours. If the Lord thinks 24 hours are enough, who am I to quibble?

So, why do we think we need more time? When I […]

Thursday January 25, 2007

(originally posted August 15, 2006)

Daily Planner. Day Runner. Homemaker’s Journal. Mom’s Brain (one of my favorites!). All these terms refer to the same Homemaker’s Servant – the Planner. A lot has been written in magazines and on the web in the last few months about this servant. However, I’ve not seen any that […]