Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thanks Living

A friend recently loaned me a book which she believed I was meant to read. (Thank you, Tiffany!)  When I received the book with the cover on backward and upside down, I was also certain this was mine to leaf through.  My life often … Continue reading

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Guatemalan Gift of Grace

I wrestle with grace.  I resist the acceptance of something freely given.  My chief obstacle in swallowing grace is myself.  Pride.  The need for control.  The desire for the credit.  Do I hear an “amen”? In Greek, “grace” is translated Charis.  Charis means favor, … Continue reading

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Goodbye Murky ~ Hello Berkey!

We have used many water filtration systems over the years in an attempt to produce non-murky drinking water.  I’ve had numerous people ask for my recommendations.  This year, we switched to the Berkey system.  There are a ton of thorough reports on the internet about … Continue reading

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Refreshing (and affordable!) homemade facial toner

My favorite (and affordable) homemade facial toner: Ingredients: Aloe Vera juice [your preference – can find in Wal-Mart or health food store.  I usually order mine from iHerb for quality and price (link at bottom of page) but have used the aloe juice from Wal-Mart/Walgreens] … Continue reading

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Years ago, we brought our son to a doctor (my husband would prefer I use the term “doctor” loosely) for a rash which found a home on his back for some time.  She prescribed Essential Oils for internal and external treatment.  I was absolutely amazed … Continue reading

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Life Turned Right Side Up

There are times when life simply isn’t clear. Chaotic days.  Muddled thoughts.  Sloppy.  Messy.  Unsettled. Hang in there. Allow Christ to turn everything right side up.  He’ll make sense of it all for you. You will never be the same. (Turn on … Continue reading

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Maw Maw DuBee’s Corn Casserole

This is so unhealthy I can’t even believe I’m admitting to cooking this.  However, it is so yummy I can’t keep it from you, either!  I am asked for this recipe time and time again.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the … Continue reading

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Tired of Being Tangled

At my youngest son’s recent birthday party, he planned several competitions for his friends.  One of the match-ups involved the challenge of an “obstacle course” {Technically, this wasn’t an obstacle course since it entailed one event.  Bless the heart of the sheltered, homeschooled boy.} The competitors were … Continue reading

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Feel Good About FUDGE!

We love this treat and it’s completely guilt free! 1 cup Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 3/4 cup Cocoa Powder (you could try a Carob or Cacao substitute) 1/4 cup Almond Butter 1/4 cup honey 1 tablespoon vanilla Mix all ingredients together.  … Continue reading

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Quick, Easy (Delicious) Kale

This has become my favorite quick meal (snack) and it’s so nutritious! 2-3 handfuls of Kale (washed and chopped) 4-5 cloves of Garlic (chopped or minced; I chop into large pieces) 2 tablespoons of Pine Nuts 2 tablespoons of Extra … Continue reading

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