Category Archives: children

Canning Meals & Why It is Important to Grow your Own Food

    “When used wisely, home preserving bestows the joy in making something with your own hands and provides a ready supply of useful and delicious foods for pleasurable eating every season of the year. With a well-stocked pantry, you can save money, save time during meal preparation, and keep an emergency supply of shelf-stable […]

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Watching the Weather & Our Feelings

  “Everything in life is a test of character.” John Blanchard {Our almond bush, just outside the kitchen window. The blossoms are incredible! One of my favorites in spring time!}   “I suppose it will rain soon,” my eldest daughter said, pointing to the nearby hydro pole. “The birds are all sitting on a wire…” […]

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Wonder & Enthusiasm of Childhood

“Society is giving more and more entertainment to children that is adult planned … it actually robs them of what childhood means. That is spoiling them. I always thought letting children be children to mean ‘preserving their innocence, wonder and enthusiasm’. Yet today, we begin when they are babies to dull that fresh eagerness with […]

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A {tiny} Mission Field

   But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:6   “Mommy, when I grow up, I want to be a missionary,” my 11 year […]

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The Making of a Home

“{When you become a parent} self is no longer the centre. There is new object to live for, an object great enough to fill all their life  and engross their highest powers. It is only when children come that life becomes real, that parents begin to learn to live. We talk about training our children […]

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