Shrimp Boil

This a quick, easy, and fun dinner. Low in points and but big on flavor. One of our little Miss J loves. So do we. I don’t count the beer when calculating the points because all but a quarter cup of the liquid is drained away. Shrimp Boil Four servings Ingredients Instructions You don’t have…

Weekend Wandering

Weekends are for recharging the soul. I think that is what God had in mind when he designed the Sabbath—a time to take a break and remember all the goodness of life. This might be why the Sunday Drive was born. Now that the weather has cooled and fall colors are starting to show, it’s…

Have Your Cake

Sorry, no cake recipe here, but I thought it was about time to time for an update about my weight loss journey. Yes, I am still on the wagon. (See my last update here.) I am very excited about some significant victories in changing my habits for good and I want to celebrate. A few…

Pizza Dough

Some deliciousness is happening at our house. Jayme is all about pizza these days, and I don’t mind at all. I love it too. I use the bread machine to do the work of kneading and proofing. My part: Roll, prebake for a few minutes, add toppings, and finish a few more minutes in the…

Granola

My husband’s go-to breakfast is yogurt and granola. I like granola with a bit of milk for a snack, dessert, or used as crunchy. It’s one of the easiest things to make and allows me to change it up according to what is in the pantry. It’s a healthy sweet treat but watch your portions…

Smoky Black Bean Soup

This is a super quick and easy recipe that is great whenever you don’t have a lot of time. For those of you on WW this can be zero points if beans are part of your zero points foods. Feeds four to six hungry people Ingredients 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1…

When Anxiety Stops By

When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.Psalms 94:19 NIV Anxiety. Its weight and crazy tentacles reach into every area of life strangling our senses. When in the midst of anxiety, life feels hopeless and unchangeable. It demands our attention and wears us out lugging it around. I love that the Psalmist…

The Power of Living Loved

One constant thing in my daily routine is meditating on scripture when I wake up. I have an app, You Version, on my phone that makes it easy to access the Bible wherever I am. Each morning, I find a Verse of the Day and a couple of short teachings from different individuals on its…

Where Is That Wagon?

Falling off the wagon hurts. I know this from experience. I was sharing with one of my daughters that I not only fell off the wagon but also rolled down the hill, knocking the air out of me. In hindsight, it wasn’t quite that bad. I just spent the summer maintaining my weight. I didn’t…

The Habit of Candles

For the past few mornings, Jayme has jumped out of bed asking for some birthday cake with a candle. I think that she has been in the celebrating mode since my birthday last week. I can’t blame her. Birthdays are fun. This past one marked sixty-six years of life that has not always been easy…