Courage for the year ahead

The Gospel fuels our courage These verses end a Psalm full of sorrow and lament. But even in the midst of his grief, and at the end of his cry for relief, David remembers and takes courage for the path ahead. At the changing of the year, that is what we all need. Thankfulness for… Continue reading Courage for the year ahead


Pleasing God

This verse is a heart check. A verse that reads me even as I am reading it. Am I obedient in coming to God? Am I coming to God even as I doubt his heart of goodness toward me? What a glorious thing that creation testifies that He exists. Even our hearts cry out that… Continue reading Pleasing God


The Transformed Life

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles… Continue reading The Transformed Life

Cooking Adventures · Home Living · Lactose-free Cooking · Lunch Readings · Uncategorized

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

I think fall may be here for real... the air is cooler, skies are true October blue, and it even smells like fall. Since fall is as synonymous with comfort food as it is with colorful leaves, I wanted to try some new comfort food recipes that were healthier than the usual desserts (although I… Continue reading Sausage and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cooking Adventures · Home Living · Lactose-free Cooking · Uncategorized

Banana Bread: gluten, dairy, egg, nut, and soy free

One of the hardest gluten-egg-dairy free things for me to bake is bread. My breads with xanthum gum mixes come out ... strange...too stretchy.... can't bake, won't bake... if you've had it happen to you, you know what I mean. Also, I don't like the taste of the xanthum gum free mixes I've tried (I'm… Continue reading Banana Bread: gluten, dairy, egg, nut, and soy free


Come and receive rest

... It is implied, too, that these are undeserving of rest, for it is said, "Come unto me, and I will give you rest." A gift is not of merit but of grace; wages and reward are for those who earn, but a gift is a matter of charity. O you who feel your unworthiness… Continue reading Come and receive rest

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What Child is This: a song for Christmas

1. What Child is this who, laid to rest On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and Angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, The Babe, the Son of Mary. 2. Why lies He in such… Continue reading What Child is This: a song for Christmas