“Wherever You Are…”

There’s a song by Good Little Giants called “Olly Olly Oxen Free.” Anyone know the phrase? until I heard the song, I hadn’t heard that phrase for when the seeker gets done counting in hide-and-seek. We always used to yell, “Apples, peaches, pumpkin pie; who’s not ready? Holler, “I!” Oh the days of hide and…

My “Pray More; Worry Less” Stone

Stones are useful. We see three stones being selected as David’s weapon when he goes against Goliath (1 Samuel 17:40). At Easter, we remember how the stone that covered Jesus’ temporary tomb was rolled away when He came back to life (Matthew 28:2)! Stones are also used to remember things. After they crossed the river…

An Ocean of Distractions Part III: It’s so shiny!

Getting back to the ocean…The baby sea turtles in Planet Earth II’s “Cities” episode reminded me of how Jesus is the light of the world. We can’t be distracted by any lesser lights or shiny things like the baby sea turtles often and unfortunately are after they are hatched. The turtles have the instinct to travel towards…

An Ocean of Distractions Part II: Can you hear me now?

In addition to the plastic pollution that we humans have put in the oceans, sound pollution also creates problems for creatures of the sea. Underwater, you wouldn’t know the level of sounds with which ocean creatures communicate! It’s pretty cool that fish “talk” to each other about things like food and enemies. In Blue Planet…

An Ocean of Distractions Part I: Are you eating plastic?

The BBC’s Planet Earth Series showcases God’s beautiful creation all around the world. Their latest episode in the Blue Planet II segment described how humans have negatively and unintentionally impacted the oceans. I believe in protecting wildlife and was glad that the BBC decided to showcase this tragedy. However, in this post and the next…

The Mansion Experience

Imagine a mansion where the garage holds a pink convertible, the master bedroom includes a bubble bath and porch, and the greenhouse has all sorts of mysterious plants to study. You can dance in the ballroom, entertain on the two-story patio, type on the lime-green computer in the office, and get a tan in the…

A Recipe for the Birds

Right now I’m watching two birds devour the suet I made them. The suet was super fun to make. We’ve just been buying the suet up until now. Check out this suet recipe! My measurements were eyeballed. I added a bit more peanut butter because I was low on lard. I had been collecting the lard…

Truex and Taco Salad

What more natural than having Martin Truex* win his first race of the year after being the champion last season? What is more naturally gluten-free than taco salad? Welcome back to the latest food challenge where I make a dish that starts with the same letter as the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion of the…

Venison Meatballs and Victory Lane

Thoughts on Venison Two weekends ago I made these delicious, gluten-free, venison meatballs! The creator of the recipe described herself as living off the land with her husband. We aren’t “living off the land,” but we have some wonderful friends who gave us a bunch of ground venison and stew meat, so I am having…

Leaping Babies

Have you ever been around a pregnant woman and seen her baby move and kick! It’s amazing! Maybe you’ve been pregnant and felt the baby from the inside respond to your taste in music and food and activities. Those babies are full of life and God knows all about them! “For You formed my inward…

What if your husband couldn’t talk for 9 months?

I can only imagine my frustration if my husband couldn’t speak to me or anyone for nine months! What strategies would we use to communicate? Probably a lot of texting and emojis… Let’s travel back in time, far from iPhones and modern emojis, to the hill country of the city of Judah. Elizabeth was married…