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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 1

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.  Sibling rivalry is very common. We have talked about it numerous times during our Bible studies; especially recently. Parents sometimes show favoritism toward one child, and that child enjoys gloating… 

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Sausage gravy

Simple ingredients can often produce the most delicious food.  A good quality sausage, some flour, milk, salt and pepper can be transformed in just a few minute’s time into a fabulous sausage gravy, which frankly I enjoy for not only breakfast, but brunch and dinner as well. I first learned how to make gravy at… 

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Simplify the laundry

5 Tips to Simplify the Laundry

Taming the laundry beast can be quite a feat! I used to absolutely loathe laundry.  I had a mountain staring at me every single day and a huge pile of stained clothing that needed tending to, but I just kept avoiding them.  It just seemed like I could never get caught up and it was… 

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Weekly Devotion: Taste and See that the Lord is Good

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us scripture and a short devotion to encourage us.   “Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” Psalm 34:8 Like many children, my four year old grandson won’t eat… 

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Perennials to Consider Adding to Your Garden

When I think of gardening, I think of ordering my seeds in the late winter/early spring, prepping my beds, starting my seeds indoors, and starting my spring garden.  It’s hard work, but it’s worth it, and is work that I love.  One thing my husband and I have been trying to do recently is plant… 

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Dry Ranch Chicken, Potatoes, Leeks, and Carrots

There are few things I love more than an easy dinner.  I hope you never get tired of me posting them because they are the kind of recipes that I enjoy developing the most.  Just plain old delicious food that is easy on the pocket book and easy on mama is what make me tick. Lately… 

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Weekly Devotion: This is the Day That the Lord Has Made

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene.  Each week she shares with us Scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24 The beginning of this past week was delightful. Sunday afternoon my emotions… 

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Sausage, potatoes, onions, and cabbage

I have posted a lot of simple recipes on my blog over the years, but this one could possibly be one of the simplest.  It’s a one dish meal of sausage, potatoes, onions, and cabbage.  If you can use a knife to spend five minutes to cut a few vegetables, then you can definitely make… 

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Make a Simple Cold Frame

Make a Simple Cold Frame: Extend Your Growing Season

Here in the Midwest, we are in this in between season: sprinter. You know, that schizophrenic season that can’t decide if it wants to be winter or spring.  One day it’s 80 degrees and I’m reading to plant all the seeds and then the next it’s 40 degrees and sleeting.  I wish I was exaggerating… 

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Weekly Devotion: Jacob and Esau Week 7

This is a weekly guest devotion written by my mother, Estelene. Each week she shares with us Scripture and a short devotion to encourage us. Just because you are one member of a family does not mean you get along with all the other members of your family. I have heard of family members who… 

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