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

Why We Can Sing At The Grave

We left the graveyard today with the reminder that the grave is not the end.  It is merely the beginning.  Again, we were reminded that life will go on – and that death is as much a reality of life as is birth. We need these reminders and these times to help us recognize our own mortality.  We also need them to help solidify our faith. Dave’s uncle Rob spent his last years with a … Read more

Homemade Scalloped Potatoes

  When I make this recipe, I am back in my mother’s kitchen on a winter evening.  I remember the day I wanted to learn how she made her scalloped potatoes.  There really wasn’t anything to it, she said.  All I needed, she assured me, was potatoes, milk, salt and pepper, and a few dabs of butter. Baking potatoes work best.  Wash the potatoes, then peel them.  Slice into thin slices and put them into … Read more