Reading is a huge part of our lives and our homeschool, even with children as young as ours. Here are 10 books that my little ones love. The Biggest Story ABC by Kevin DeYoung Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury Found: Psalm 23 by Sally Lloyd-Jones The Moon is Always Round by Jonathan… Continue reading 10 Favorite Books for Small Children
If you’re looking for something unique for your kitchen decor and you just can’t add another Hobby Lobby sign to another room, try this out! A few years ago I collected some vintage ladles with the idea that they would look cool as kitchen decor. I decided to add some succulents to that idea and… Continue reading DIY Kitchen Decor with Succulents
This is our family’s favorite shepherd’s pie recipe. It originally came from my friend Amanda Gibson who is an incredible cook and baker. Here’s the original recipe which is perfect as is. I’ve changed a few things to suit my family’s tastes and to make it a little more convenient for me. Ingredients: 1lb ground… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients: 3-4 overly ripe bananas 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, browned and softened 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups All purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup – 1 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts) Instructions: 1. Ahead of time, brown 2… Continue reading Banana Bread
The Lord’s Day is like a beautiful park that was once full of flowers, neatly groomed trees and bushes, and comfortable benches, but has become completely overgrown, dirty, and uninhabited due to neglect. The Lord’s Day is what the Christian church has historically called Sundays since Christ’s resurrection. It is the Christian Sabbath day. This… Continue reading The Lord’s Day – What it is, what we do, & what we don’t do
A catechism is simply a tool used by Christians to teach the principles and doctrines of the faith in the form of questions and answers. Many Protestant denominations have lost this today, but historically, even the Protestant denominations had catechisms. These were often used for children and new believers. They are not by any means… Continue reading What’s a Catechism and Why Does it Matter?
Our family is considered large by most Americans’ standards. We get lots of looks and questions when we go out into public. Our youngest is our first boy. This inevitably causes the question- “Are you done?” I understand the question. In our modern age, many people make specific plans and use a number of measures… Continue reading 4 kids, 5 years old and under. Are we done?
We’re on a journey to eating less processed foods, so I’ve been doing my best to provide better snacks for my 3 girls. This recipe is one of their favorites, and it’s requested frequently! It’s also versatile- you could use a different sugar or sugar substitute, spices to make it taste like apple pie, another… Continue reading Apple Dip
This is my roast recipe. It has made its way into many of the kitchens of the ladies in my church, and it often makes an appearance at our monthly fellowship meals. It’s definitely a husband pleaser! I hope your family enjoys it, too! Ingredients: 3lb Chuck roast 7 red potatoes (more depending on size),… Continue reading Roast
One of our favorite barbecue recipes is smoked chicken! It’s very simple and our friends are often surprised to hear that we only season it with salt and pepper. We let the smokey flavor be the star! Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (without giblets) 2 Tbsp course sea salt 1 Tbsp course black pepper Instructions: Allow… Continue reading Smoked Chicken