Remembering that the Ground is Level at the Cross

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Humble beginnings and level ground. Where we started – and from where we have come.  It matters not at all. What matters is that we remember from where we have come, and that the ground is level at the cross. The place from which we have come influences the places we have been.  We should never forget, for the ground is level at the cross. In our spiritual journey, each one of us was born … Read more

Why Children Need Art – a Guest Post


There are many forms of art. A guest post from Radical Grandparenting. My friend Shelley became a grandparent a few years ago. If you know Shelley, you know she does things full force. As a mom, she entered into the world of her kids. As a grandma, she’s doing the same – entering in. A few months ago she started a new blog: Radical Grandparenting. Then a few weeks ago she interviewed her artist-husband about … Read more

Panna Cotta – with Greek Yogurt

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Panna cotta is an Italian dish and is considered a light dessert. Since this recipe contains yogurt, I also consider it a healthy snack. One of the greatest compliments I received on this recipe was the day I took a sample to an Italian friend of mine. The week before I asked her if she liked Panna Cotta.  “Oh my yes,” she said. “My grandma used to make it. She used blackberries and we ate … Read more

Diffusers of Fragrance


What a diffuser is. In the past several years, there has been a push for the use of oils and diffusers. Fragrance, pain relief, and relaxation are all benefits of these products. Put a few drops of oil in a diffuser with water, plug it in, and it will infiltrate your home. You’ll enjoy the fragrance and the benefits, for sure. God talks about fragrance and diffusing. We are His diffusers of grace, especially to … Read more

Marriage: How the Little Things Reap Great Dividends

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The forgotten pennies I remember days of cleaning up our bedroom when we didn’t bother to pick up pennies. It was easier to just sweep them up with the dirt and throw them in the trash. Does this embarrass me now? You bet it does. I’ve often been intrigued at some of the wealthy folks I know who squabble about the cost of pens and pencils for their office, yet think nothing of blowing a … Read more