One of the biggest blessings in my life is sharing time with family and friends, especially when they come to visit at our home.
“Friends and family make time spent together a beautiful treasure.” Lisa Blowers (click to tweet)
The times are marked with laughter, reminiscing, a tour of some favorite spots in town, and the sharing of Godly wisdom. Many times, these friends have shared the wisdom gained from their own journeys with the Lord, speaking directly to the struggles in my own life.
We gather round our kitchen island, chopping vegetables, making sandwiches, whipping up the best spicy guacamole this side of Mexico, and talking. Sharing all that has happened in our lives since the last time we could spend hours without counting. No Continue reading
“Give thanks with a grateful heart,
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong,”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us.”
Lyrics by Don Moen (c) 1986
Hearing the words wash peace and trust over me. I see myself standing shoulder to shoulder with our first Christian community of brothers and sisters. Hands raised in praise to God, hearts lifted in love, lives surrendered to the One who has given His all for us.
Hubby and I with our wriggly four-year-old sung Continue reading
Autumn is in the air even in the desert. Cooler evenings and mornings that stir up warmth in me and give me a desire for all things hearth and home. As we take out the throws and snuggle up on the sofa, making the evenings cozy, I take out my fall and winter recipes. Family favorites. Aromas of meat cooking and sauces bubbling fill the kitchen as hubby comes home from work. The warmth of those foods spread a joy and relaxation that is palpable.
As the seasons change, so do the recipes. One of our family’s favorites is “Busy Day Beef Stew.” Hope it becomes one of your family’s favorites as well.