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i am holding on

We are now two weeks into spring.  Someone forgot to tell the weather.  We have had several snow storms with, perhaps, more on the horizon. Today, the grey air holds a fine snow being blown furiously about by the seemingly never-ending wind.  The dreariness of the day echoes my mood. This day would have been my brother’s forty-eighth… Continue reading i am holding on

christmas · crochet · friends · pinteresting · projects · special days

christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

There are a couple of kids at our church that I babysit quite regularly and I thought it would be nice to make them something special for Christmas. The little girl is four and loves Frozen and princesses and all things girly. When I saw the mermaid tail blankets, I thought it was a perfect idea for… Continue reading christmas gifting ~ mermaid tail and nemo cocoon blanket

faith · friends · life

me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

We started a ladies’ Bible study group this fall.  Can I say how beneficial it has been to me and how grateful I am for it?  Here I thought that I was going where He lead, just helping to meet a need, instead the Lord has blessed me immeasurably…isn’t that just like Him? I prayed for direction… Continue reading me…leading a ladies’ bible study?

dairy-free · food · friends · gluten free · pinteresting · recipes · snack happy

no bake chocolate cookies

Gluten-free? Check.  Dairy-free? Check. Yesterday, we had some guests over that have some dietary restrictions.  I don’t mind cooking this way as it is not entirely new to me. My dairy-free girl’s diet is, well, dairy free.   She has a very sensitive tummy and we have tried to determine the underlying issues with the… Continue reading no bake chocolate cookies

food · friends · happy endings · pinteresting · recipes

mini frozen lemon pies

We love to share a meal with others. Tonight we were preparing a lobster dinner (yes, another one) in appreciation for a special family who has been particularly supportive in our ministry.  I wanted something light and cool to finish the meal.  A frozen lemon dessert fit that bill and seemed like an appropriate happy ending.… Continue reading mini frozen lemon pies

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do not despise their youth

We just returned home from a week at camp.  My Love was the speaker for the group of ten to twelve year olds enjoying Adventure Camp; my df girl and I worked in the kitchen while my cl boy hung out with friends and helped out here and there. Members of our family have worked at different… Continue reading do not despise their youth