August 31, 2009

Out of the mouth of babes…

This was filmed at our annual P&R Jubilee this past Saturday. The lead singer ;-) is our little William. Abigail, Grace, and Emma are in there too, as well as other Providence Church children. Tiffany put Psalm 117 to music; so, she and Melissa practiced with the children and surprised us with this presentation during the Psalm/Hymn Sing portion of the event. Where is my Kleenex?

Thank you to Annette Yen for filming it!

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August 30, 2009

Hawaiian Haystacks with Coconut Gravy

This is a really good meal to serve for a crowd! It’s fun, easy, and delicious! You can get creative and add your own toppings, decorations, and seasoning variations. We were speaking at a homeschooling event several years ago and they served this meal to the leadership using a “Hawaiian” theme. I looked online and couldn’t find a recipe that didn’t include …

August 27, 2009

Italian Black Bean Salad

This salad, accompanied by a nice loaf of crusty sour dough bread, makes a wonderfully easy make-ahead lunch that will last several days in the refrigerator. Or, if you’re gluten free like me, you might enjoy my friend, Tonya’s, yummy gluten free fococcia bread (recipe to come).

This salad is also a good high-protein snack for the busy pregnant or nursing mom; or an easy travel-friendly meal for a pot luck or car trip.

I also have a good recipe for …

August 26, 2009

The Government Can?

Decide whether to laugh or cry and let me know.

August 24, 2009

Part 2 – His Bottle of Tears

Please read Part 1 HERE

“But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:21-24)

Yes! This is my battle! I know the truth; but, …

August 22, 2009

Part 1 – His Bottle of Tears

“You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” (Psalm 56:8)

He numbers my wanderings—He watches, records, and walks with me. He always has; even though it hasn’t always seemed like it. He even remembers the things He’s allowed me to forget. He has seen it all. So many times I thought I suffered alone; feeling like nobody cared—nobody understood. …

August 22, 2009

Rebellious Boots

Every morning, the first thing my little man does is put his boots and holster on right over his “footie” pajamas. If you’ve never been kissed first thing in the morning by a gun totin’ cowboy in animal PJ’s you just haven’t lived!

Today he was going through the regular routine, laying on his back, trying to stuff his pajama covered …

August 21, 2009

Spicy Texas Hummus

This is one of my very favorite high protein snacks – and it’s good for you too. It’s perfect to have on hand if you’re pregnant or nursing and can’t seem to find the time for a healthy snack during the day.Serve it for guests, for your kiddos, or for the hungry hubby who is …

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August 19, 2009

Nourishing Families

The following article was taken from the Fall 2004 issue of Family Reformation Magazine. Here, mother and grandmother Terri Fisher shares with us some helpful ideas for good, wholesome eating:

Summer conjures up idyllic scenes of long sunlit days, evenings that linger in a deep blueness, the wetness of water play, lazy summer road trips, and blazing tiki torches. …

August 19, 2009

Quiche Cordon Bleu (Bacon-Chicken Spinach Quiche)

As we seek to cook nutritious meals for our families, I think it’s important that we also try to create a meal time “experience.” Think about it. When was the last time you lit a candle at dinner time? What about setting up a special center piece or using pretty cloth napkins? This doesn’t have to be every day, but could …