My Birthday Part 2 /Plus My Memories Of Past Birthdays

Danny was wonderful for most of my birthday. As I mentioned in Part 1, I woke up on Wednesday in a bad mood. It didn’t help that it was gloomy outside. Dark And Cloudy. Humid. I had trouble shaking off “The MOOD”. I knew a lot of it was because I was missing my dad….

Way Too Early To Start My Day /Sarah’s Ramblings

Way Too Early To Start My Day It’s December 12th. Danny’s alarm has been going off for almost 30 minutes. I hate alarms anyway so I really can’t stand “SNOOZE”. It makes no sense to me whatsoever. I got up as soon as the alarm went off the first time. I need to get Danny…

Smoked Standing Rib Roast — The Domestic Man

Around the holidays, there are three dishes I like to prepare on certain days: turkey (smoked or roasted) for Thanksgiving, ham (citrus and honey glazed) for Christmas, and a rib roast for New Years Day. My traditional rib roast recipe is featured in The Heritage Cookbook, but last weekend I wanted to try out a […]…

Celebrating Advent: Keeping Jesus Christ The Focus Of The Season

Celebrating Advent: Keeping Jesus Christ The Focus Of The Season By Deseret News  Nov 25, 2011, Eric D. Huntsman, For the Deseret News https://www.deseret.com/2011/11/25/20389990/celebrating-advent-keeping-jesus-christ-the-focus-of-the-season “Advent is an important tradition in Germany and Scandinavia as well as being part of the Christmas worship of many branches of Christianity, including the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican and Methodist churches. The…

Quieting Your Heart For The Holidays/ Update from Sarah On Week 1 And Life In Our Neck Of The Woods/ Week 2 / By Time Warp Wife

From Sarah :
I am starting this wonderful study today. I wasn’t prepared for it when Advent started last week. I could blame it on the fact we were in Plant City until Tuesday of the first week. I had plenty of time to get ready for it here. I could have shared the first week on time but I chose family (In my case , Danny) and held off. Lighting Advent candles at a B & B could have been done. We had the whole house to ourselves. I still chose not to. I wasn’t ready (in my heart ) to begin.
My HEART WASN’T QUIET.
MY HEART hasn’t been QUIET in a very long time.
I was praying that our mini- vacation would bring us closer and in a way it did. Yet, NOT IN THE WAYS I NEEDED IT TO.

Quieting Your Heart For The Holidays : The Book of Luke / Time-Warp Wife |Reblogged

As we enter this holiday season, I want to invite you to quiet you heart with me. I thought and I prayed about the best way to enter this holiday season, and as I reading the Word, I kept going back to the book of Luke. I couldn’t help but feel that the best way to prepare for the King was to get to know Him on a deeper level, and to drink from the well of His wisdom.

And so our study begins this Monday, November 21st and runs for four consecutive weeks, ending December 17th.

There are 24 chapters in Luke. Therefore, I suggest reading one chapter per day/six days a week bringing you to a complete four-week study.

If we’re going too fast for you—slow down. Go at your own pace. If it takes you two months to complete the study, so be it. This isn’t homework, this is an opportunity to fellowship with God, to quiet your heart during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and to find rest in His presence.

There’s a FREE study guide below in which I have provided you with a list of questions for each chapter. This doesn’t mean that you have to tackle every single question. You might want to answer two or three of them each day, and some days you may prefer to answer them all. The questions are simply a method to get you thinking, cross referencing, and rightly dividing the Word. For many of the questions, our answers could be different as God is speaking to each of us in a unique way.

Please note: The study guide is 85 pages. If that is too much for you to print, simply read it on your computer, and record your thoughts in a journal

Four Days In Plant City : Trains/ Large And Small

Danny And I were in Plant City for 4 days and 3 nights. We left our house around 10:30 AM Saturday Morning, November 30th. If it would have been up to me, we would have left the night before. LOL, Probably not though.The traffic would have been a lot worse than it was Saturday morning….

The Strawberry House: Our Last Morning/ Photos From Our Visit

From Sarah : All things must end sometime. I have most of our things packed and ready to take out to the car. We had breakfast at 8 AM. Photos haven’t uploaded to Google yet so I will share them later. We are back in our room relaxing. For once, even Danny isn’t ready to…

Cock-a-Leekie Soup — Of Goats and Greens

Contains: Gluten, grains. Is: In this case, a soup with home-grown poultry. This one is for the Scottish feast of St. Andrew, which occurs November 30th, a Saturday this year. It’s Scotland’s national holiday, according to Wikipedia, which provides the Scots (language) name: Saunt Andra’s Day , and the Scottish Gaelic name: Là Naomh […] Cock-a-Leekie…

Potato Spinach Bacon Soup — The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

Potato Spinach Bacon Soup is a classic, flavorful belly-warming comfort food recipe at it’s finest. It is combining red potatoes, leftover mashed potatoes, fresh spinach, and other veggies with hickory-smoked bacon in a cloud of […] Potato Spinach Bacon Soup — The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

Happy Thanksgiving! — A Walk in the Garden

This is a day to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. I am particularly grateful at this time of year for family and friends, for decent octogenarian health, and for the addition of another generation added to my family tree: the birth of our first great grandchild. May God bless you and keep […]…

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things {And Places}/ By Sarah

My Favorite Things – Julie Andrews – YouTube I Admit: I love “The Sound Of Music”.I love everything about it. My aunt took me to see the movie when it first came out.I learned the words to every song and couldn’t stop singing it. Trouble was : I can’t SING. Bobby use to watch it…

The Thing About Sunday Dinner In The South By Due South/ From Sarah Check THIS BLOG OUT!!!!

The Thing About Sunday Dinner In The South by Laura Beth Peters https://duesouth.media/the-thing-about-sunday-dinner-in-the-south/ “Imagine a porch filled with rocking chairs and people sitting in those rockers with dogs laying at the feet of those around them, screened doors pulled open and slamming shut as kids dash out to play tag with one another, glasses with perspired edges filled…

Gingerbread Pancakes🥞 — AMERICA ON COFFEE

32 Grandma’s Gingerbread Pancakes Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground dried ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 cup molasses 1 1/2 cups water Add all ingredients to list Directions Prep 10 m Cook 15 m…