Archive for April, 2009

Any Burden

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The other day, I was driving across town and heard this song on Christian radio. I’ve heard it a couple times since then and each time it takes my breath away. I used to sing this song when my life wasn’t so hard. I remember reading the lyrics and thinking that yes the Lord could […]

Strangler Figs ~Repost from Jan. 2007

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I got a letter from my husband today. These plain envelopes stuffed full of notebook papers are our hold on one another. He wrote about the books he’s reading. Then he sent this illustration and applied it to his life and sin. Strangler figs are common in warmer zones–Florida, South America. They grow in abundance. […]

25 Ideas for Frugal Fun

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Frugality is a fact of life for us. My family never had much money when I was growing up, but I never really knew it. My Mom made being frugal fun. We love a good thrift store trip and rummage sales are fun too. We learned to create our own fun and use what we […]


Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I found this recipe in a magazine last week and tried it today. It’s pretty yummy. I served it with roast beef and carrots from the crock pot, and asparagus. 2 Tb butter 1 onion, diced 1 c. small pasta 2 c. bulgur 3 c. beef broth 1. Saute onion in butter til soft. 2. […]

Catching Up

Monday, April 27th, 2009

Nothing much is going on here. Nothing has changed as far as I know. I’ve heard very little from Lee–2 letters I think. Communicating by letter proves difficult! I mean to share all sorts of things and then I forget by the time I write a letter. When I get his letters, it’s not always […]

Works Of God~Monday Edition

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Have you counted any blessings this week? Are you healthy? Are you thankful for God’s provision? Did anyone reach out to you in any way this week? Works of God are just blessings and I love reading yours! If you don’t have a blog, you can leave a comment here. Or link to any blog […]


Friday, April 24th, 2009

Lately the Lord has been working in my heart to find more ways to give. Because I’m the only one making any income around here, often my mind swarms with ways to make money. Or I’m working on online listings or finding things to sell. It can get rather overwhelming. If I’m not thinking about […]

From Outside the Frame

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Here’s a cute way to disguise storage crates. A cute little shelf made from a yard stick. I liked this idea The  Not to-do List Whether or not you have a fancy camera, you can use these ideas to jazz up your photos. The Real Secret to Taking Spectacular Photos. Some great money saving ideas […]

You’re Lucky~repost

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

So said the attorney a couple of years ago. He and I were sitting in the entry way of our county jail. This entry way is actually quite fancy. I always wondered how many tax dollars that cost. I was on my way in to visit my husband and our attorney was leaving. He asked […]

Amish Oatmeal Cake

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

My sister gave me an Amish cookbook last year–actually both sisters gave me one last year. Thankfully, they were different. I made this cake yesterday for some friends who were coming over. It was pretty yummy and a bit different so I thought I’d share. Oatmeal Cake 1/2 c butter 1 c. boiling water 1 […]