Plans of His Heart

Father, I come into Your Presence this morning, and I confess that I am a planner. I like to plan. To be prepared. To anticipate the future! And yet, it hearkens back to the garden in Eden. I am Eve and I want to know. Knowing is my idol. I seek it, as treasure. I make my shelter in knowledge. So I make plans and believe somehow that I have … [Read More...]

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Make a Batch of Bubble Mixture!

If you are looking for a fun craft for your kids this summer, check out what my daughter and I made--homemade bubble mixture! It is very inexpensive and easy to make. One bowl kept my daughter entertained for most of the summer. This bubble recipe works out great if you are short on funds but need something fun and creative for your kids to … [Read More...]

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Eek-ing the Toothpaste

I enjoy creating newsletters. I like to read them, too! There is something about the process of creating a mosaic of life that encourages my heart and blesses me so much. There is so much of this-n-that, which can be tied together into a theme--to bless, encourage and give others a reason to laugh or pause to think. When I have created various … [Read More...]

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Elegant Cream of Mushroom Soup

1 lb. mushrooms 1/2 c. chopped shallots 2 cloves chopped garlic 2 stalks chopped celery 1/2 c. unsalted butter, divided 1/2 c. flour 6 chicken broth 1/2 c. dry cooking sherry 3/4 c.whipping cream 1/4 t. cayenne pepper (optional) 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper Finely chop, half the mushrooms. Slice the remaining half. Sauté shallots, … [Read More...]

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The 21 Day Husband Project (Day 3)

Project #3: You da’ Man ~ Spreading Great Gossip About Your Guy Your Project Say something nice about your husband to someone else. Make sure you tell him what you said, and to whom. Getting Creative Who are the important people in your husband’s life? Your kids, his parents, his friends? Be intentional about who you chat with when you brag … [Read More...]

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Being surrounded by men children of varying ages, I see a great deal of laundry with stains. Stains that made their way home from my husband's job. Stains left over from my youngest boy's dinner the night before. Grass stains from my oldest man child's most recent football game during recess. I deal with lots of stains. I sometimes think … [Read More...]

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I Do Again by Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs

I Do Again by Cheryl and Jeff Scruggs Please leave a comment on this post OR email Trish (specifying which gift you are interested in) to be entered. All drawings will be on September 8th at 5pm MST to give everyone a chance to enter. … [Read More...]

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