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5K muffins

5K Double-Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins

I’ve just gotten back to blogging after an embarrassingly long absence and have spent the past few days updating plugins and deleting this and that. I have to confess I’m just a little big appalled by all the drafts I left unfinished read more

French Onion Soup 5

All-Day French Onion Soup

Does the title scare you? I had to be truthful. In the spirit of full disclosure, you need to know that this is a recipe best made on those days when your car has been stolen, or you have a flat tire, or a tree has fallen across the driveway. You know. read more

Little House in the Snowy Woods

Little House in the Snowy Woods

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Cowboy Courtin’

I was seven that summer morning between first and second grade when I had my first taste of wooing. Danny was a quiet classmate, someone I’d smiled at once or twice and shared my reading book with on a half-dozen occasions when he couldn’t read more

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Secret Pal

I got a card from my not-so-secret pal a few weeks back. She’s eleven, blonde-ish, and creeping up on me height-wise. She lives in the bedroom above mine. As far as secret-pal duties go, she favors sneaking up on me when I’m working and read more

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Beautiful

Gage follows me into the bathroom and watches while I put the brush back where it belongs. As we turn to leave, he settles his gaze on the drawer where I keep the bandaids — the boring ones, and the ones I’ve collected just for him.

I can read more

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On Faith and Tumbling

It took a lot of faith to get in that car twenty-nine years ago, and drive seven hours to a town I’d never been to, with a boy I hadn’t known a year. It took all the faith I had to stand and face him, and take his hands, and promise before read more

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Of Mice and Young Men

I saw the boy as Dave and I were driving out the back entrance of the Starbucks parking lot. I’m amazed I noticed him at all because I was totally consumed with my iced grande soy latte. I’d been trying to get up the courage to try a soy read more

I’m back

Oh, boy. I just saw how long it has been since I last posted. I should be disciplined.

What has distracted me so? Well, let’s see. I started in real estate, and … I started in real estate. That should say it all. Nothing has been as whirlwindy read more

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Split Pea Soup (Bump)

This originally posted in 2011, but a new friend made it and told me so on our Twig and Feather Facebook page. So now I have to make a batch myself. Oh, the power of suggestion …

I’ve been absent all week … too sick to even get online. read more

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One Year Bible: Jan 30

To read today’s portion of scripture, follow this link to Biblegateway.com or find the following in your Bible:

Exodus 10:1-12:13
Matthew 20:1-28
Psalm 25:1-15
Proverbs 6:6-11

“And when they had received it, they complained against the read more

One Year Bible: Jan 9

We’re into our second week of the One Year Bible. Have you been following along? If not, and you still want to jump in, you can either have a marathon reading session today, or just start where we are. There are no rules. 🙂

To read today’s read more

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Not Too Late

She was sleeping when I began slicing onions and celery and a Granny Smith apple; when I crumbled one tube of maple-flavored sausage into my heavy black skillet, and stirred, and watched the heat rising in savory wisps.

She didn’t see the coming read more

One Year Bible: Feb 17

To read today’s portion of scripture, follow this link to Biblegateway.com or find the following in your Bible:

Leviticus 4:1-5:19
Mark 2:13-3:6
Psalm 36:1-12
Proverbs 10:1-2

“And when the scribes and Pharisees saw Him eating with the read more

Roasted Veggies with a Spicy Cashew Cream … and a peek at Tahoe

We are cloistered away in one of our favorite spots in the world: Lake Tahoe. Back home, family is keeping an eye on the house, the dogs, the garden, the lawn … but here, we barely glance at the clock. Our biggest challenge of the day is trying read more

One Year Bible: Feb 13

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One Year Bible: Jan 10

To read today’s portion of scripture, follow this link to Biblegateway.com or find the following in your Bible:

Genesis 23:1-24:51
Matthew 8:1-17
Psalm 9:13-20
Proverbs 3:1-6

“And it happened, before he had finished speaking, that behold, Rebekah … came out with her pitcher on her shoulder” (Genesis 24:15).

Eliezer has been sent by Abraham to find a wife for Isaac among his relatives read more

Hannah Overton (2)

Part 2 of a 7-part series on Hannah Overton. Please pray, and please consider joining this Facebook page to find out how to write the governor of Texas and ask for clemency.


Hannah Overton (1)


The plan had been read more

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