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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ Every Thursday, at Like Mother, Like Daughter! {pretty} Ok…first we have to start out with the {ugly, but free}… Which turned out to look like this underneath… so that the set looked like this… and now they look like this! {happy} The first two little squash…

Tuesday News

Math News (Who knew?!) “It was one of the weirdest things I’d come across, but it makes sense,” he told BBC News. A bit of history “Bud himself was from Nebraska, one of a number of Americans who had volunteered to take up Britain’s cause. Since the US was not yet at war with Germany…

Quick and Delicious: Pasta Salad with Dill and Tuna

Trying to figure out how to use up the last of the fresh dill from a friend, I came across this recipe.  It’s kind of like a cross between tuna casserole and regular pasta salad. Here’s my modified version: 16 ounces bow-tie pasta 1/2-1 cup frozen green peas 1 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup milk 2…

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ Every Thursday, at Like Mother, Like Daughter! {pretty} {happy} {funny} {real)

Celebrating Freedom

In addition to being Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19th was the day known as Juneteenth in many states in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates the day in 1865 that news came to slaves in Texas, two years after the fact, that they had been freed by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. I was surprised to know…

Celebrating and Giving Thanks: Father’s Day

Yesterday we celebrated our fathers. If we remember rightly, every day is the day to honor them. I hope you have a wonderful father to thank God for today, but even at their best, the best earthly fathers are but a shadow of our Father in heaven. Last week, I heard an interview with Walter…

A different perspective

This story appeared on the BBC news online recently and talks about the effect of sponsorship on children in developing countries. It’s worth taking a few minutes to read it. You’ll notice that the Compassion button is still in the sidebar here.  Nothing we’re involved in will ever be perfect, but we can at least…

Giving thanks

Let us give thanks to God our Father for all his gifts so freely bestowed upon us.   For the beauty and wonder of your creation, in earth and sky and sea, We thank you, Lord. For all that is gracious in the lives of men and women, revealing the image of Christ, We thank…

Quick and Delicious: Black Bean Salsa

I’m not sure where this recipe came from originally, but it’s one of the many passed on to me by my mom.  It’s a great cool dish to whip up when summer weather makes turning on the stove unappetizing. 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can (15 ounces) whole kernel…

Transformation

Something to ponder as we approach Pentecost, Being a Christian, or follower of Jesus Christ, requires much more than having a personal and transforming relationship with God.  It also entails a transforming relationship with the world. Rich Stearns, President of World Vision in The Hole in Our Gospel

What We’re Reading

Currently Reading… The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God by Dallas Willard This has been on the list for awhile since I enjoyed The Great Omission when I read it, and some kind friends recently loaned me a copy.  Like two other books that I’m taking a break from at the moment (this…