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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

Gage

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

tumbled

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

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Hannah Overton (1)

Tuesday morning of this week, new evidence surfaced in the Hannah Overton case. We knew it was just a matter of time, for Hannah[...] read more

One Year Bible: Jan 18

“Jealousy comes from counting others’ blessings instead of our own.”

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

Genesis 37:1-38:30
Matthew 12:22-45
[...] read more

Chinese Vermicelli

I had the BEST time on the east coast last week! My friend, Cora, and I attended three women’s conferences in eight days, I taught four classes, we ate at Cracker Barrel twice, ate cheese steak in Bellmawr and Philly, had pizza in New York, discovered[...] read more

No-Bake Mountain Bars … and a Dream

I had a dream last night … and it was a doozy.

I was in a foreign land, or so I thought, until I realized it was Brooklyn. Dave was there with me, and someone asked him to do a Catholic funeral at a place that was supposed to be a large church,[...] read more

Spiral Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

Happy Sunday, everyone! We had another really beautiful day at church ... lots of new people, a few faces I hadn't seen in awhile, one in particular that was very dear to my heart (daughter-ish, even). Being that my husband is the pastor, Sundays tend to be long days for us. Tera was on the worship team this morning, which meant that I had to have her there around 7:35, and we had a ministry leaders' meeting scheduled for 1:00, right after the second service. I was playing barista in our espresso bar before and after first service, but then, after wiping down the machine and putting everything away, I ran home to pop linner (late lunch; early dinner, don't ya know) in the oven and crock pot. Today, ham and scalloped potatoes sounded about right.

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My New Favorite Sandwich: Cuban Sliders

This was this afternoon’s football fare. Yes. I know they’re ugly and messy.

Layer slider bottoms all over your pan (if you feel squarish, you may use a square pan.

I don’t want to mislead you. These were fabulous in large part to the[...] 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

Feed Me

The ruckusy call of seven goats tugs at my ears and walks my feet toward my brown garden clogs. I slip them on and step outside, and though I've seen this same view for a week, I still draw in my breath at the beauty of our white-coated lawn. The snow in town melted days ago, but our farm is insulated by towering pines. We're still white and beautiful.

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