Thankful for…

summertime BLT’s with homegrown tomatoes and lambsquarter strength for the day Bible study a chance to see my sister safe travels time to sleep fresh peppers for the freezer the opportunity to try again things to laugh about

Korean stir-fried cucumbers

I’ve only made one other cooked cucumber recipe (although I may have stuck some in a biryani or something, once), and that recipe definitely proved that cooked cucumbers are edible (and delicious), but it was kind of a lot of work if you’re trying to use up a lot of cucumbers… So, Google helped me…

Thoughts on a Friday

Witness is an act of confession, not argument. …As a witness, I proclaim the truth not only with my lips but by my life. –Myron Bradley Penner

Sharpening the blades on a reel mower

It’s amazing what you can find on YouTube, both in terms of the sheer variety, as well as the quantity and quality of the content. I mow the yard with an old-fashioned reel-type mower, which is great for a little exercise, as well as being quiet (no motor) and cheap (no gas required). But, I…

Thankful for…

challenges that give me a chance to grow an end to the drought conversations with brothers and sisters life cool weather unexpected kindnesses laundry on the line insights into infinity prayer

Chocolate syrup

I ran out of chocolate syrup awhile back and kept put off buying it…  I just didn’t want another plastic bottle and corn syrupy sweetness.  But, it took me a long time to find the time to do anything about it. Finally, I found this recipe, and got myself together enough to whip up a…

Thoughts on a Friday

Since God is, He is to be found in the questions as well as the answers. -Elie Wiesel

Thankful for…

fresh blueberries tomatoes from the garden blue skies all the right ingredients for this ripe nectarines a paycheck plenty of books to read lots to learn

Smoothie add-ins

In my recent smoothie kick, I’ve stuck to a pretty basic formula of one banana (fresh or frozen), one other fruit (usually a peach or nectarine), a healthy glug of lime juice, and some milk.  This is a good basic smoothie any day, but it’s all the little “extras” that add a little variety (which…

Thoughts on a Friday

I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare. –Howard Arnold Walter