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Marching Orders

Marching Orders

This week I have been struck and actually sickened by how many heartbreaking articles I have read reporting cases of teenage, and younger, suicides in the last few months. I have even seen cases reported of children as young as 9 taking their own lives. As we all...

Red Hot Applesauce and Jello Salad

Red Hot Applesauce and Jello Salad

This is a great surprise to serve for Valentine's Day dinner! Who says we have to go inside a restaurant to have a special romantic dinner?? 😊 RED HOT APPLESAUCE AND JELLO SALAD 2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup red hots 2-3 ounce boxes red jello (your choice on flavor) 2...

Helpless On My Own

Helpless On My Own

What a whirlwind of ups and downs emotionally, physically, and mentally the last month or two have been. Looking back, I can hardly remember thanksgiving (other than it was very small), Christmas was here and gone in a blink, David’s 50th birthday was three days...

The Manger of My Heart – by Renee Swope

The Manger of My Heart – by Renee Swope

I came across this poem last year and shared it with my friends. It really touched my heart and caused me to pause and think about the true meaning of Christmas and where my heart was. It should be a daily reminder for us. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. THE MANGER...

Be the Gift

Be the Gift

This morning I watched a video of a six year old boy named Oliver who was decked out in his police uniform and riding his motorized motorcycle in a nursing home facility. (He actually believes he is a policeman.) This little guy melted my heart right away as he...

Staying Steadfast with Hope

Staying Steadfast with Hope

It is good to sit down and write to you all again. Just as I am sure all of you are experiencing, the last month has flown by and been another up and down roller coaster on so many levels. I don’t know about you ladies….but I am tired of continually hearing about...

Fresh Applie Nut Cake

Fresh Applie Nut Cake

Absolutely the best warmed with ice-cream, or whipping cream on top! Nice, moist cake.FRESH APPLIE NUT CAKE Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup chopped nuts 3/4 cup oil 4 cups chopped apples 1 tsp vanilla...

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

This is a super-easy Christmas recipe. Takes 10-15 minutes from start to finish. It’s a family favorite at our house. You can just change the flavor of ice cream all during the year. My other favorite is pistachio.PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM PIE Ingredients: 2 cups rice...

Fall Cabbage Salad

Fall Cabbage Salad

FALL CABBAGE SALAD What you'll need:  1 head of cabbage, shredded 1 can of chicken (12.5 oz) 1/2 cup chopped green onions 2 Tbsp sesame or sunflower seeds 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1. Combine above ingredients. 2. Before serving, add 1 pkg of ramen noodles - chicken...

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars

 This is my favorite “go-to” recipe in the fall. It is easy and stays very moist. I even got an award for these bars at our family “Fall Bake-off.” Try them and enjoy! You won’t be sorry.PUMPKIN BARS Mix in order: 2 cups sugar 1 cup oil 4 eggs 2 cups pumpkin 2 cups...

Inspiration from a Child

Inspiration from a Child

Today I want to introduce you to an 8-year-old boy who went to be with the Lord a week ago. His name is William but we called him “Willy”. Willy was the grandson of our good friends. Our first experience with Willy was at Christmas a few years ago. We have a small...

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