Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Seek and Savor Christ

Seek and Savor Christ.
Enjoy him.
Today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your days.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Family Tradition - Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream is quite a tradition in my DH's family.  I'm so glad he has carried the tradition into my side of the family too.  This is the newest ice cream recipe that we've been experimenting with.  I'd love to hear your favorite ice cream recipes!

6 cups 2% milk                   
6 cups heavy cream
3 cups sugar
1.5 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2.5 teaspoons peppermint extract
6-8 drops green food coloring (optional)
6oz miniature semisweet chocolate chips

Put all ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips into  a large bowl.  Stir until the sugar has dissolved.            

Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker.  After about 10 minutes into the freezing, add the chocolate chips. When the ice cream maker complete’s its cycle, put the container into the  freezer for 2 hours to freeze more solidly.               

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Book Review: My Pop-Up Bible Stories

This new book was written by Juliet David and illustrated by Daniel Howard

Here is my review -

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Strength in His Pinky

“The foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.” 1 Corinthians 1:25

God’s great wisdom and strength reside in me as I abide in Him. My best laid plans pale in comparison to his knowledge and understanding. When I’m at my weakest, the strength in his pinky finger alone can sustain me.  That’s good, because sometimes I can be pretty weak.  And there are a LOT of times when I don’t have all the answers.  PRAISE GOD that he fills me up and works through me!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Chosen, Appointed, Delivered, and Filled

Jeremiah 1:5+  “I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you a prophet to the nations… Do not be afraid of anyone, for I will be with you to deliver you…  I have filled your mouth with my words.”

What a lovely promise. He chose me. He formed me. He set me apart. He appointed me. He is with me. He delivers me. He fills me with his words.  And he did all of these things for you too.

What a great scripture for us to cling to for ourselves and our children!