Do you ever feel like you’re surrounded by negativity? Like no matter what you do, no matter how happy you try to be, you just can’t get away from what brings you down? When I say “negativity,” I don’t mean the big, heavy stuff, like depression, illness, or the death of someone close to you.… Read More Responding to Negativity with John 21:22
Sometimes, Friday wine & cheese calls for a little something special. Try Ina Garten’s Baked Fontina. Happy weekend, friends!
Have you heard of the Daniel Fast? I first heard about it during the She Reads Truth devotional on Daniel last fall. I’ve been struggling with truly trusting and listening to the Lord lately, and I’m hoping this fast might help me with these struggles. I’m thinking about starting it on Ash Wednesday. It’s a… Read More Contemplating a Daniel Fast
(side note: If you find yourself singing Patsy Cline all day as a result of the title of this post, I’m sorry. And by “I’m sorry” I mean “you’re welcome.”) Confession: As much as I like to describe myself as a laidback, go-with-the-flow kind of person, the fact of the matter is that I worry. Constantly.… Read More Worry. Why do I let myself worry?
My favorite little tradition. Happy weekend, friends!
I remember the very first thing I ever cooked. It was this delicious beef and vegetable soup, a simple recipe my godmother taught me almost 15 years ago. It’s easy, filling, inexpensive, makes great leftovers, etc., etc.–everything you want in a soup recipe!
“I’m busy.” “I’m so tired. It’s just been such a busy week.” “One more day of vacation, and then it’s back to being busy all the time.” How often do we hear these kinds of remarks? Or make them ourselves? I spent my twenties being busy. The end of college was busy. Graduate school was… Read More The Myth of Being Busy
I’ve been slowly but surely working through Lara Casey’s PowerSheets, and I’m glad I didn’t rush through them. At first, I thought about rushing to get them done so I could start the monthly tabs in January. I know I would have regretted that in the long run! Slowing down helped me to be more… Read More My 2014 Vision Statement
Are you a tea fan? I certainly am. I love loose teas because I think they’re so pretty, and I like the time it takes to measure the leaves, scoop them out, and use delicate, special equipment to brew them. Unfortunately, I simply don’t have the time (or the interest) to go through this process… Read More Stash Tea Review
Some of the best marriage advice I’ve ever received was also the simplest: Don’t schedule anything on Friday evenings.