Easy Play Dough

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I’ll grant you that buying play dough in the store is easier and faster than making it at home. But I can also guarantee you that this recipe is a whole lot better than any brand of store-bought play dough. Not only does it smell better, the texture is better, too. And it lasts a lot longer. Try it and see if you don’t agree. I clipped this recipe from a magazine one day when … Read more

Purity is More than Just Being a Virgin

Purity When I think of purity, I think of Saul and the time he was told by God to kill the Amalekites. God said, “kill man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.” Saul sent his men out to conquer – and they did. This is what the story tells us: “But Saul and the people spared Agag and the best of the sheep, the oxen, the fatlings, the lambs, and … Read more

Why March 17th is named after Saint Patrick

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The luck of the Irish I grew up knowing to wear green on March 17, and sometimes you’d hear me say, “Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!” Other times I’d hear folks say, “The luck of the Irish to you!” as a way of greeting on March 17th. To begin with, I don’t believe in luck, but I do like the Irish folks I know and their spirit and enthusiasm. I believe what happens as the result of our … Read more

Made From Scratch Biscuits

Yankee Bread Maker to Southern Biscuits I was born a Yankee, and where I come from, bread is more of a specialty than biscuits. Then I married a Yankee-became-southern-after-a-move-man, and we raised our kids in southern Virginia – where hand-squished biscuits are often served all three meals of the day. Only problem was, I didn’t know a thing about making this kind of biscuits.  If I can learn, so can you! Where I got this … Read more

How to Monitor Truth in Your Kids

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Learning truth Truth in your kids does not come naturally. Lying comes naturally, but telling the truth does not. It must be learned. My cousin was one of the wisest moms I know. She had to be, to raise her bunch of fun-loving, ornery, and sin-natured kids. She had eleven of them, eight of which were boys. I did not envy her one bit! Oh, but she was sharp, this mama. She didn’t let the … Read more