Praying that your homes are full of rejoicing as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord.

See you all back here in about a week.

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!Proverbs 31:27 



Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real – Thursday April 21, 2011


I love these pretty, pink flowers.They bloom in April, and their intense pink color makes me happy!


It’s funny, though.If you step back a few feet from the flowers, this is the view.It’s in my front yard.Nothing quite says, “Welcome to our […]


     Ordinary. Mundane. Quotidian. Does that describe your days? Your weeks? I’m here to tell you, ladies, there is nothing at all wrong with that! The very ordinariness of our days can form a liturgy for worship if we will allow it.

“To lift up the hands in prayer gives God glory, but a man […]

Holy Habits


I was a bit worried when I began Holy Habits: A Woman’s Guide to Intentional Living. I was worried that the many “holy habits” listed in the table of contents would be just another list of extra-biblical requirements heaped on the heads of today’s Christian woman. I am pleased to say that […]

Copper’s Day Off

Copper’s day off does not mean that the man isn’t working hard.Quite the contrary.



I appreciate that he works hard at his job to provide for his family.


I also appreciate that he works […]

Marvelous Meatloaf

     I’ve enjoyed the Gooseberry Patch cookbooks for years. Recently I discovered that some of their specialty cookbooks are available free for the Kindle at Amazon. One of the free titles that I loaded onto my Kindle was the Circle of Friends Cookbook – 25 Meatloaf Recipes. (Special thanks to Money Saving Mom […]

Copper’s Day Off – Waffles

Many years ago, my husband began the tradition of making waffles for breakfast on Mondays. I get to snooze in bed a bit longer while he gets up to get the waffles started.

As if that weren’t enough, he also brews me a huge cup of tea […]

Our Weekly Menu Plan

     Menu planning is made for week’s like last week! Monday evening Copper headed out of town early for a church leadership meeting. Copper’s Dad and his wife joined us Tuesday for a meal. Wednesday Dani put in our garden, and William needed an emergency run to the orthodontist to repair his braces. He also […]

Copperswife’s Tamale Pie

I know that everyone has a Tamale Pie recipe. This one is our family favorite, and serves our family of five with enough left over for Copper to take to work for lunch the next day. This recipe can be doubled and cooked in a 9 x 13 pan if you’d like a larger batch.


Books Read in March, 2011

      March has been a crazy month. Plenty of stormy, cold weather that just begged for time curled up on the couch in front of the fire with a book; but my husband and I have spent a lot of time working on less enjoyable pursuits like tax returns, financial planning, and researching other money […]