Prayers for Praising not Pleas

  I’ve always learned from mentors and friends to pray for the things we wanted and desired for in a husband.  And the more specific the better! Then we meet and fall in love – some of that list matches up, at least all the big, important ones – those little ones go by the […]

Recipe Collection: Whole Grain Lemon Bars

Daily Tip: Re-purpose items you already have to keep costs down. By Sara Shay, Contributing Writer Lemon bars have always been a special treat.  Refreshing, tart and just plain yummy.  You know how sometimes you just can’t wait to bite into what you’ve just made?  A few years ago I discovered how good warm lemon bars […]

Top 5 Tips For Simplifying Your CHRISTmas Decorations

  For years our Christmas boxes kept multiplying   We’d receive gobs of ornaments, handmade items and random penguins, snowmen and other winter themed knick knacks.  It got a little overwhelming.  And when we had more than one kid, changing the house over for Christmas was something I dreaded. I loved decorating with my mom and brother.  But as I grew older […]

3 Steps for Real Giving Thanks

I love Thanksgiving.  I love the colors.  I love the weather.  I love the food – not the gorging part, but the roasted part!  My hubby is not so hot on it. Earlier this year he said he was cancelling Thanksgiving.  Then on Halloween he said he was getting ready to cancel Christmas.  I know […]