faith, family, farm life, life

Never a Bull Moment

I remember sitting in our living room when we lived in the city and discussing farm life. Even as we itched to escape the bustle around us, we talked about what we each wanted. From the first conversation, it was always a bull for my husband. He wanted a bull. Not a steer. Not a… Continue reading Never a Bull Moment

life, Recipes

Recipe: Meatloaf

This delicious meal fills the bellies and is kind of comfort food around here. We love meatloaf dinner - and the subsequent meatloaf sandwiches for lunch. Because my meatloaf has grown over the years to accommodate the size of my family, I now cook it in a cupcake pan. Each little spot is a serving… Continue reading Recipe: Meatloaf

faith, family, life, marriage

The Makeup Bag Moment

Saturday rolled around and it was time to go pick up hubby. I was thrilled and I wanted to look nice. I'm down 9 pounds, and thought I'd do something other than the no makeup/messy bun/leggings look that I've been rocking for months. I'd try to look cute for him. So I got my jeans… Continue reading The Makeup Bag Moment

communication, faith, family, life

Effective Prayers

During a devotional time with my son this morning, we were talking about effective prayers. He asked what an effective prayer was. My answer: An effective prayer is when we are connecting deeply with God and seeking His will over ourselves, our situations, and the lives and situations of those around us. An ineffective prayer… Continue reading Effective Prayers

communication, faith, family, health, life

Content Fatigue

I first heard the term "compassion fatigue" in a meeting for volunteers. It was about not trying to pour from an empty inner cup. Giving is good, but we have to be resting and taking in what we need to have anything to give. Excellent concept - and important for all of us to avoid… Continue reading Content Fatigue