Our Beautiful World

Beauty. This means something different to all of us. When I think of beauty, I mostly think of the worldly things. Hair, makeup, fashion. These things surround us. They are a part of our everyday lives. I spend my working life in this beauty business. But I really want to take a minute to appreciate […]

Love is Hard

The common definition of “hard” is “difficult”. And we’d probably agree that love is, at least at times. But the dictionary adds others: “Not soft. Unyielding. Done with great strength”. This kind of love can be fierce, like the love of a warrior for the people they protect. Or the tough love that parents must […]

A Twofer: Sautéed Zucchini & Roasted Carrots

Recipes at the top, sweet blog post below. Oven Roasted Carrots Ingredients 3 Excessively Large Carrots Regular Olive Oil Pink Himalayan Salt Ground Black Pepper Herbes de Provence Preheat oven to 400°F. Peel carrots and cut into sticks, about 4-5 inches in length. Place carrots on a baking sheet and drizzle carrots with olive oil. […]

Let Your Garden Flourish

“ What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” 2 TIMOTHY 1:13-14 NIV This will be short and sweet so we can all […]

Kira’s Sweet Buns

Recipes at the top, sweet blog post below. Kira’s Sweet Buns Dough Ingredients 1 cup Lukewarm Whole Milk 2 ¼ tsp Active Dry Yeast 4 tbsp Unsalted Irish Butter ⅛ cup Truvia Baking Blend 1 tsp Salt 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp Ground Star Anise 3 ½ cups King Arthur Organic All-Purpose […]

Where is the Love?

“ And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.” MARK 6:34 We are entering a new age and culture of debates framed largely to appease emotion rather than factual […]

Bigger Than the Picture Frame Christmas Special

I am often challenged by the fact that God’s way of doing things often seems to be the opposite of how we do things. Instead of proving himself as ‘King of the Hill,’ our God and Savior chose humility; He abandoned heaven in all its riches and glory. This should completely humble all mankind. “How […]

Mom’s Christmas Cookies

Recipes at the top, sweet blog post below. Mom’s Christmas Cookies 5 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1 cup Truvia Baking Blend (originally 2 cup sugar) ½ tsp sea salt 2 eggs, beaten 2 sticks butter, melted 1 cup light sour cream (originally regular) 1 tsp vanilla extract ~ 6 […]