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Weekly Devotion: Joseph 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.   We are continuing our study on the life of Joseph, a son of Jacob. As a young Israelite boy he was sold into slavery by his half-brothers, thrown into… 

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Refresh laundry

How to Refresh Stinky Laundry

We’ve all been there.  You throw in a load of laundry, leave the house or get busy throughout the day, and that poor lonely load of wash is left in the washer.  You forgot to switch it over to the dryer in time and now that dreaded mildew smell has set in.  Tell me I’m… 

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Step Away from Social Media

Step Away from Social Media

I know this is going to sound a bit hypocritical since my job greatly benefits from people reading and sharing my content on social media, but I just have to speak from my heart today. This past week I was out of town visiting my family in a different state.  Every year while my husband… 

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Carrot top pesto

Carrot Top Pesto

My first few years of gardening I dutifully planted carrot seeds in my humble garden only to be disappointed in my yields.  They would take forever to grow, I wouldn’t get very many, and the ones I did get would be very short and stubby. After several frustrating carrot harvests, I gave up and took… 

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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 6

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. We are in the sixth week of our series on the life of Joseph– a young boy despised by his brothers– who was sold into slavery. Each week the story… 

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Essential oils in water

Why I don’t add essential oils to my water

You’ve seen the advice all over Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media… Add a drop of lemon essential oil to your water.  It’s awesome! Why is this advice given? It’s convenient over slicing real fruit It flavors the water Claims of weightloss Claims of detoxification Claims of other various health benefits Claims of uplifting mood… 

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Seeds to direct sow

6 Seeds to Direct Sow Right Now

You may have gotten a late start on the garden this year and didn’t get a chance to start your seedlings indoors while the weather was still cool.  You may be thinking that it’s too late to plant anything, but let me encourage you that it’s definitely not too late!  There are plenty of seeds… 

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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 5

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. The last time we met Joseph had interpreted the dreams of two of Pharaoh’s officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker while incarcerated. He asked the chief cupbearer to… 

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5 Simple Salad Dressings

5 Simple Homemade Salad Dressings

It’s that time of year when gardens and farmer’s markets are bursting with salad greens like lettuces, spinach, micro greens, arugula, radicchio, escarole, and more.  Those bright and colorful greens are just begging to me made into light and fresh salads, topped with nuts, seeds, herbs, fruit, spring vegetables, and of course a fabulous salad… 

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Weekly Devotion: Joseph Week 4

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.   We learned last week that Joseph had been accused of trying to seduce Potiphar’s wife which landed him in prison when in reality, he was the one being seduced…. 

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