Village Life

It’s been several weeks now since we brought Baby J home from the hospital. Life has taken on a rhythm of sorts. We have grown accustomed to disrupted sleep. We have new routines and priorities. It’s incredible how such a small person can impact a household in such a big way. But we were not…

Dumping Dinner: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sorry, no picture of delicious soup. I was much too distracted to snap one. Most of us know what Chicken Tortilla Soup looks like anyway. Instead, I have included a picture for your baby gazing enjoyment. Life with a newborn demands simplicity. My crock pot has been well used over the past few weeks as…

Our Full Life Gets Much Fuller

Life It certainly has a way of surprising us in the most extraordinary ways. As of late, my seems a little topsy-turvy. Just when we think we have things all figured out and set out on the ‘Path of Our Plan,’ that’s when God puts up a detour sign right in the middle of the…

Knit One, Purl Two

I have knitted several cocoons for some babies who will make their way into the world this spring. It has been such a pleasure weaving yarn together to create something beautiful. I love the process of knitting. It satisfies my artistic soul. Often as I work along, I stop to check the progress of my…

Crustless Quiche

Easter is on its way and so is the family. If you are gathering to celebrate the holiday, you may be interested in this brunch recipe that is a favorite at my house. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 eggs 1 ¼ cups milk, anything from whole to 1% 3 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed, cubed 4…

Be Astounded

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas A. Edison I came across this quote one day painted on the wall of an elementary school that bears the name of its author. It’s a very good question. If we just did the things, we were capable of…

Sort of Quick Chicken Curry

One morning last week, I had no idea of what to have for dinner so rather than stress about it I dumped so chicken breasts in the crock pot with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, turned it on low, and let ’em cook. By evening, curry was calling to me so I cooked up…

You Want Me To Do What?

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 Oh, man, do I have to? Loving those who persecute us is rarely our first response when we are under fire. And if we do pray for our enemies, well let’s just say, it’s not going to be pretty…

Cheesy Comfort

Need something satisfying and easy for a weeknight supper. This will do the trick. I have made this for years, and it always pleases. It is a great dish to serve to company, take to a party, or share with a friend who is need of a meal. I have included the changes to make…

Super Bloom

The desert is blooming. Here in California, even the most arid of places are awash with color. Purple carpets of tiny flowers cover the desert floor, while yellow blossoms lift their faces to the sun. Bright pinks, vivid whites, and brilliant orange join the mix to make it one spectacular view.  It will be a…