Archive for March, 2009

Meatloaf~Church Cookbook

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

This is just a simple easy meatloaf, but it always gets thumbs up when I make it. It’s from a church cookbook from a church we went to years ago. 1 lb ground beef 1/2 c. milk 1/2 c. breadcrumbs, plain or flavored 1 carrot, grated 1/3 package onion soup mix 1 egg pepper to […]

The Next Right Response~repost

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

In my reading of Changed Into His Image, the other day, I read this interesting illustration. A better view of wisdom is that of a driver caught in the middle of a traffic snarl. He doesn’t need to know WHY is the road blocked. He doesn’t have to know WHY his car blew a tire. […]

So when I said

Monday, March 30th, 2009

that bits of my former self are peeking through…was that just last week? I spoke too soon. Last Thursday, James and I went to his dentist appointment. Someone came out of the hallway and I thought, “That kid looks familiar.” James and I checked in and sat down and I hear, “Hi, Aunt Lizzie.” Yep! […]

Works of God~Monday Edition

Monday, March 30th, 2009

What has God been doing in your life? Have you had any blessings? Any provision you’re thankful for or something new you’ve learned about God? Please share any post from the last month. If you don’t have a blog just leave a comment here. Here are some of my blessings: 1. I found a new […]

From Outside the Frame

Monday, March 30th, 2009

As a piano teacher, I’m a big believer in learning music theory. Here’s a free ebook to download. A video interview of Cora’s family about the playground. How to make homemade deodorant. I think I’ll have to try this. I’ve tried plain baking soda before but this seems like it would be easier. Free tools […]

Rebatching Soap~Tutorial

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

I’m still learning this whole soap making thing. I’m really enjoying it and actually think I’m getting closer to figuring it out. This was batch #3 and I didn’t know that citrus essential oils don’t do very well in cold process soap making. I used tangerine essential oil in it as well as grated orange […]

Odd Times

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Most of the time, I’m truly doing just fine. I carry on and go through the days keeping busy, having fun, and enjoying my son. But at odd times things hit me and twist my heart. It’s never the same thing twice. It’s never expected. It’s never anything overly huge. It surprises me sometimes, but […]

Encouragement from Prison

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

When we went to the marriage seminars last year, we made some good friends–even Christian friends. One of the ladies encourages me all the time and I’ve been thankful to get to know her. Our group of girls gets together at Gigi’s once a month on the night after the marriage seminar and we let […]

Charlotte Mason Art Study~Van Gogh

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

(Van Gogh print on our fridge) The longer I use Ambleside the happier I am with the results. This year I’m really seeing the fruit of Charlotte Mason’s principles, and I’m looking forward to watching James build on this excellent foundation. One really nice thing about Charlotte Mason is that the arts are part of […]


Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

I’m still working on 12 Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur. Yesterday, I was reading the chapter on Anna. It spoke of her prayers and fasting. Then John MacArthur says, “Abstaining from food per se has no mystical effect on anything spiritual. But fasting with prayer reveals a heart so consumed with praying, and so eager […]