Oatmeal Bread

Hands down, this oatmeal bread is my husband’s favorite homemade bread.  I got the recipe from his aunt Sue, who got it from her sister Edna. I’ve seen oatmeal bread recipes in many cookbooks over the years, so I don’t know from where it originated.  I don’t make it as often as I make other bread, so every once in a while Dave has to remind me that this is his favorite, and he wonders … Read more

Did We Love Him Enough?

      I couldn’t wait to get back to my house. It was less than ten miles from here to there, and I couldn’t put the miles behind me fast enough. Dashing into the house and running to our bedroom, I collapsed on the bed, stuffing my face in a pillow. Then I cried. I wept tears as I prayed. I’d dropped my son’s friend off at his house, the blue ribbon he won … Read more

Home Canned Beef

Home canned beef is such a great addition to anyone’s pantry. It can be used in casseroles, soups, stews, sandwiches, or just served as a main course in a meal. For years, I was able to get our Food Lion meat department to cut beef (or chicken) into chunks for me. I’d purchase twenty to forty pounds to can at a time.  With the changing of the packaging in our local store, I was unable … Read more

Why Crisis Pregnancy Centers Could Be Shut Down

  Wouldn’t it be great if all the crisis pregnancy centers in our country closed down?! Shut down completely.  No crisis pregnancy centers anywhere around. We could close them if there was no longer a need. No more unwed mothers, pregnant teens, married or single moms trying to make a decision about an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy. It could happen. Most likely though, it won’t. I’ll tell you something else that would be awesome, and … Read more