Profound Quote Floating Round Pinterest




Blogging a Dream?

Isn’t funny how we find ourselves drawn to Pinterest boards and various blogs that cover (in great detail mind you) all the things we dream of achieving or owning or being?  Do you ever wonder how close to reality most are?  How many loads of dog pooped doormats and throw up do their wonderfully pristine laundry rooms really launder?  Or exactly how many boxes of the “cheap” cereal they tried to get past their kids and how much  WAS skimmed off the “Rainy Day Fund” to GET that Pottery Barn bed set and matching picture for the baby’s room?  I do!  I had a blog once, a long time ago, that was visited by hundreds everyday, yes, I was wildly popular ~  I distinctly remember browsing through the blog with the intent of tweaking a few things here and there in the side bar, only to discover I was a fabulously interesting person!  Really!  What a beautiful setting I lived in!  What a diligent homemaker and mother I was!  And my CHILDREN!!  One word:  WOW.  It was then I began to look at blogs differently 🙂  I started to see sidebar “post it notes”  that said things like “Blog without Fear” and “FreeBlogger”, these are ones who usually “tell it all” and post loads of things I can relate to, don’t get me wrong;  I love beautiful blog pics as much as the next ~ but I wonder how much we aren’t seeing?

This is our piano:  right here, right now.  I love this pic ~ Don’t you?  Make ya want one no?  However in this instance, you’d have to also take this:

:)Truth be known, sweeping the floor is an assigned chore (twice daily) given to my children. 🙂

Only ONE of my closet friends knows what this “sweet spot” was the scene of  just moments before and let me tell you it wasn’t pretty ~ hint:  A four-year old, his strong will and that of his Mama’s.

I especially love these shots:

You know the ones!  Close up and sweet of all the children’s playthings strewn about, when really it’s just a big fat mess that you haven’t had the energy to sweep into a corner or battle the will of that four-year old again so soon!  Ha!  I just have to laugh, and after all this is vented errr I mean “said”  I will still scour  Blogland sighing and oogling over those Mom’s and ladies who have it all and have it all together, wondering why MY laundry room isn’t a regular on people’s Pinterest.

For now, I leave you with a bit of the Homestead, right here, right now:  The interpritation is up to you {{wink}}


Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold

I’m not sure how hat old saying really goes or if it is even at all useful. I do know however, folks views of how to handle common ailments vary. For example, I’m a huge fan of rest. My close friends are laughing… It’s true. I believe the body can recover from a multitude of physical problems by just being at rest and pushing the water. My husband on the other hand believes the opposite: when the body is failing ya – push it right on through. men. That all being said, KT and I are snuggled in our comforters, I on my (new) iPhone and she on her lappy. Lazing through our sore throats and body aches while husband takes the Little Big Boy up to Donner Lake for some fresh air and ” pushing through”. My energy level was at an all time low so my motherly protests were nill.


I suppose they survived and it seems the fresh air did them some good. As for these over 40 bones?  Heating pad, KT’s homemade vegan cinnamon roll and my recliner are working out just fine 🙂
I’m going to push publish for this post, with a slight tinge of fear as this is the first time I will be remotely doing so from a mobile device.   Make peace not War.

The Return of the Child Catcher of Vulgaria – Vision Forum Ministries

Click on the link below to read the full article about the war against the Christian family.

The Return of the Child Catcher of Vulgaria – Vision Forum Ministries.

Who are God’s true people, what are they like, and what are they not like?

  • God’s people are those who have humbly and sincerely prayed to God’s son, Jesus Christ, and asked him to forgive them of their sins (Acts 2:37-41)


  • Because God’s true people are sincere in their desire to serve God, they have fully turned away from committing all sin that they know – they fully obey God’s word to the best of their understanding and love and serve him with all their heart (I John 3:3-10)


  • God’s people are his true servants, and because they are servants, they have learned to not promote their own agenda (I Corinthians 6:19-20), to not establish their own Church (Ephesians 1:20-23), nordevelop their own doctrine (John 7:16-18 & II Peter 1:19-21)


  • God’s true people worship God’s son Jesus Christ as being the King over all people, nations and lands (Ephesians 1:20-23 & Revelations 19:11-16), yet they, according to the direction in God’s word, obey the rules and governments of the nations where they live (Titus 3:1), and the jobs where they work (Ephesians 6:5-8)


  • Because God’s true people are all servants of the same King, they are one Kingdom, one spiritual family (Ephesians 3:6-21), one Church (Ephesians 4:3-6) – they are not divided into different: Churches, religions, denominations, sects, beliefs, fellowships, doctrines, etc. (I Corinthians 1:10)


  • God is true and faithful in love, and his people are the same – they are true and faithful in love to God and his word, and within that context, they are true and faithful in love to each other and also to others that are not God’s people


  • The true and faithful presence of the Spirit of God himself dwells amongst his true and faithful people – and this very presence of God is known and felt even by those who do not serve him when they come around where God’s true people worship

Just for Fun


It’s officially the “New School Year” and now with the Fellowship Meeting behind us I can move forward with the “next thing”.   It seems sureal homeschooling the last couple of years, not much to do.  Being in the charter school I have become very hands off so to speak.  We have our “teacher” coming into our home and keeping the girls on course, assigning lessons and gathering items.  I have become a professional “sign on the dotted liner” and spectator.  I’m not complaining, it’s been years since I have had such a break.  Thinking back to out beginning it’s hard to believe we set out our little homeschool in 1992.  Schooling at home was unheard of where we were in the world and we met with our fair amount of opposition.  Funny how things change.  Most older folks I meet are very receptive of the idea and many have expressed to me that they themselves with  this option was offered in their “day”.

I thought I would list some of our all time faves that have sustained us through the years.  Keep in mind I’m thinking back over a lot of years…  Click on any of the pics to get a reference to item.

Great resource for    both boys AND girls!! - Curriculum in a click! Homeschooling resources, lapbooks, and afffordable curriculum

Enough said.

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It’s that Time of Year


I’m reminded of a passage in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, when the entire household was in a flurry readying themselves for the social event of the year.

In the spring, we turned Orchard House upside down... with preparations for Meg to attend Sally Moffat's coming out.

That’s the feel around the Homestead the last few days preparing for our guests and the Fellowship Meeting that will last through Sunday.

alt“And it came to pass, that while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.” (Luke 24:15)We welcome you to our annual Fellowship Meeting! Join us for services full of Bible preaching, singing, prayer, and fellowship. This is the perfect opportunity for you to draw near to Jesus and others who love God with all their hearts.

Service Times:
Thursday, Aug 29, 7:00p
Friday, Aug 30, 7:00p
Saturday, Aug 31, 10:00a & 6:00p
Sunday, Sep 1, 10:00a & 6:00p

Busy Bees are baking , cleaning, scrubbing up a storm’ most of which would never have been of interest until it was made known that some of the guests will be staying in the girl’s room.  Oh the scrubbing!  I can’t help but laugh a little at the depth of which my girls can really clean when really needed ( As in peers will be involved).  We have not yet met the family with whom we will be sharing our home, all we know is it will be a family of 5, good thing we do love surprises 🙂

Use hospitality one to another without grudging. I Peter 4:9

We need to practice hospitality with the end in mind – the reminder that the Lord is preparing a place for us in heaven where we will feast with the King, seated at His table and enjoy His presence forever.

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe
also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am
you may be also.
John 14:1-3

The Best Lemon Bars
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Submitted By: Patty Schenck
Photo By: mominml
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 55 Minutes
Servings: 36
“These tart, rich lemon bars need just seven common ingredients you probably already have, and are done in 55 minutes!”
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 lemons, juiced
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, blend together softened butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup sugar. Press into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.
3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm and golden. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup flour. Whisk in the eggs and lemon juice. Pour over the baked crust.
4. Bake for an additional 20 minutes in the preheated oven. The bars will firm up as they cool. For a festive tray, make another pan using limes instead of lemons and adding a drop of green food coloring to give a very pale green. After both pans have cooled, cut into uniform 2 inch squares and arrange in a checker board fashion.
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