Category Archives: personal

Old Fashioned Ways

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.” -Jane Austen   The {pink} phone in the kitchen rang, briefly interrupting our morning homeschool reading hour … it was my husband, letting me know he would not be home for dinner … he was needed at the funeral home until at least 9:30 p.m. […]

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A Recipe for a Quiet Heart, Overwintering Joy & Madeleines

  “There is a place of full release, near to the heart of God, a place where all is joy and peace, near to the heart of God…”     The late October sun was barely shining on this weekday afternoon. Our days are quietly threatening snow and the sun is quickly becoming a long […]

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What Is in Your Teacup? 🌹

Tea is wealth itself, Because there is nothing that cannot be lost, No problem that will not disappear, No burden that will not float away, Between the first sip and the last. THE MINISTER OF LEAVES   After a long, hard day of many chores, tasks and homeschooling, I do so love to sit in […]

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Children Won’t Wait

~ Children Won’t Wait ~ Helen M. Young There is a TIME to anticipate the baby’s coming, a time to consult a doctor; A time to plan a diet and exercise, a time to gather a layette. There is a time to wonder at the ways of God, knowing that He guides our every step. […]

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Canning Taco Soup & Enjoying Life

  Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all of it, not just at stated intervals when we can get time or when we have nothing else to do. Laura Ingalls Wilder After visiting on […]

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