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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...

I enjoyed school.  I loved the organization, the schedule, and especially the knowledge.  I Didn’t enjoy tests in particular, but I enjoyed the satisfaction and accomplishments from a good grade on a hard test.   I had a lot of good teachers.  The best teachers I ever had were tough and had high expectations of me.  They also cared about me and my classmates.   Perhaps the Christian is a student, with the local church and Christian...

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