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Food preserving is a process that takes a perishable food and by altering its circumstances, keeps it fresh until ready for use.  You remove the air,  or sometimes the light.   You might cook it by heat or by preservatives like salt and then seal it.  It’s a beautiful thing to behold!  Such a colorful labor of love neatly on display in the pantry.  The fall time is my favorite.   To see my husband bring in meat from a successful hunt is so gratifying.   Coolers full of...

I love the rain It’s raining today.  Not all people enjoy the rain, but I do.  All pluviophiles like the way a rainy day slows us down. It makes us go inside to our favorite spaces.  And while I enjoy the sunny days and the things we get to do outside, my home has always been my favorite place.  So the rain has always been a good excuse to do inside things. A rainy day is good quilting weather.  It’s good baking weather.   Reading is best done on...

…to keep my scheduleI need to be ready to drop everything to keep God’s unexpected appointments.…to be in controlI need to fully rely on God, because He really is in control.…to be organizedI need to find what is important to God and mold my life around that.…to see the bigger pictureI need daily bread. I need to trust that what I have at the beginning of the day will be enough for the whole day.…to make sure my efforts are always worth...

Some great books for you to read are out there, and some to be discerning about. Be sure to leave a comment and tell me what you think! And don’t forget to check over 50 other book reviews here. >>>

A wise quilter once said, “If you love sewing, you have to love seam ripping.” I don’t love seam ripping. Ripping out a seam is moving backwards. It is undoing what I have spent time and effort and energy creating. My preferred method is to do everything right the first time! If I just plan ahead sufficiently, if only I would focus well enough, then surely no mistakes would happen. The illusion of my craft is that everything seems to be within my control. Not only that, my way ensures that any mishaps...

There are many lovely and beautiful ladies in our churches! I love each of them and admire them for their qualities that I identify with, and for those qualities that I lack. All of us have differing talents and ability, strengths and weaknesses. Each of us has a certain set of responsibilities that God has given us, and I’m so glad that He has not left us to wonder and guess at what we should be about. Our Lord has directed us to some specific things we ought to be doing, who should be doing them, how we should be while doing...

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