Praise for the Working Glass

August 30, 2015

Hobbiton Mint TeaThere are so many things to enjoy about this photo … fresh mint, afternoon shadows, freshly brewed iced tea served in tall glasses on a rustic table in a farmhouse kitchen. This photo tells a story. It says relax and refresh. It says pause in the midst of daily pursuits to quench your thirst. It’s a big message made possible by a few simple, needful items.  Continue Reading…

Cast Iron Recipe: Sugar Cookie Peach Pie

August 25, 2015

Sugar Cookie Peach PieIt’s peach season! These fuzzy little gems mean late summer sweetness and endless recipe ideas. I’ve made peach pan cakes, peach pound cake — even topped a salad or two with peach slices. And this summer — thanks to a little inspiration* from Lehman’s Hardware, I created a delectable dessert that combines three of my favorite things: my family sugar cookie recipe, fresh Manfull Orchards peaches, and cast iron!  Continue Reading…

Peace Like A River

August 16, 2015

Peace like a river“O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea … ” ~ Isaiah 48:18. “For thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flowing stream … ” ~ Isaiah 66:12  Continue Reading…

Beauty for Ashes

August 9, 2015

embers“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” ~ Isaiah 61:3

Preparing A Fall Book List

August 6, 2015

Autumn Book listSummer’s end prompts a renewed interest for indoor enjoyments. The kids are away at church camp and I’ve been organizing and planning for the coming school year. There are nearly 75 books on our reading list — some for enjoyment, some to coincide with history or literature studies, some because there are things we need to know and learn. I pulled a few of the most unique titles together …  Continue Reading…