Basic Homemade Bread

I posted this recipe over four years ago. It came from one of Dave’s customers back in the late 1980s. I’ve been making this recipe for a lot of years. You probably have your favorite, too. You don’t even need a mixer to make homemade bread. You can read about that here.  Every serious homemade bread baker has her own favorite recipe, but most of us like to try different ones from time to time. … Read more

When You Should Not Become a Foster or an Adoptive Parent

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Foster Parenting and Adopting are Noble Callings Foster parenting and adopting are noble callings. Who doesn’t want to make the world a better place by changing lives, one child at a time?! Before you take the plunge, however, there are some things to consider: Be certain, and be prepared. While mothering or parenting comes naturally to most people, this type of parenting takes an extra bundle of energy, wisdom, and grace. God gives the grace … Read more

When Life is Hard and Heaven Seems Far Away

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When Life is Hard. There are days when life is great and nothing could be better. On other days, waiting for Heaven seems to be taking forever. The good days make us forget that we’re longing (or should be longing) for Heaven. But those sad, weary, dreary, woeful days are what makes me long for Heaven, which seems so far away. Have you been there?  When life is hard, we suffer because of the injustices … Read more

Red Parsley Potatoes

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Why Parsley Potatoes Parsley potatoes add color and flavor to your menu. There isn’t much of a recipe for this, but I can tell you how I do it. For starters, you can use any type of white potato – but I like the red potatoes because the skin gives color to the dish. I usually peel white potatoes, but if you get potatoes with thin skins, you can probably leave the skin on – … Read more

The Other Side of the Story

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Assuming the Other Side. He glowered at me as I stood in my driveway.  “I know more about this than you do. I’ve talked to Donna and to Annie, and they have told me what’s going on.” To start with, I never told him I knew anything. He assumed I did because of my friendship with the person involved. In addition, Donna lived in Oregon, Annie lived in Alabama, and I was in Virginia. Neither … Read more