“A Wink and a Smile by Harry Connick Jr.” — AMERICA ON COFFEE

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr.[1] (born September 11, 1967)[1] is an American singer, musician, and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide.[2] Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales.[3] He has had seven […]…

Coping with Christmas Changes — Anne Rulo

Christmas is a holiday marketed and built on tradition, expectations, and memories. And, as we tend to find comfort in the predictable, that can make it especially hard to adjust when Christmas changes. Shifting family dynamics, the arrival of new life and passing of others, weather, work, and travel challenges are just some of the […]…

Tis The Season — Every Day with the King

Originally posted December 2018 The season is here! What came to your mind as you turned your calendar to December this year? Advent Family Traditions Celebration Shopping Gift-giving Decorating Baking Ideally, it is a season of […] Tis The Season — Every Day with the King From Sarah :I just lost a huge paragraph on grieving…

Quieting Your Heart for the Holidays Week One /   Time-Warp Wife |Reblogged From 2015

We officially begin our study today. However, today is only the introduction. We don’t start in on the study guides or the prayer journals until Monday. I wanted to give you the resources early so you were ready to go on Monday morning.

In the guide (find link below), you’ll find that I have selected scripture to read on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. On the alternate days it’s my hope that you’ll dig a bit deeper. For example, you could… look scripture up in your favorite commentary, read it in the interlinear Bible, look up words you want to gain a deeper understanding of, and watch sermons on the topic.

WEEK AT A GLANCE – FREE Printable Below
Week at a glance is a synopsis of the study guide. It can be used as a book mark for your Bible, or you might want to put it up on your fridge as a reminder of each week’s focus. I printed mine out on card stock, and I’ll be keeping it in my Bible.
WEEKLY QUESTIONS

For those who want questions for reflection or group study, I’ll have new ones each week.

BIBLE VERSE CARDS – FREE Printable Below

Each week I’ll give you seven cards. There are 30 in total. I cut mine out, hole punched them, and put them on a little binder ring so I can meditate on one scripture/day. They’re so cute. I love them! These cards are a keepsake you can use for years to come. I picked Bible verses that remind me of the REASON for the season.

PRAYER JOURNAL

You don’t need to pick up a copy of my prayer journal to do this study with us. That’s totally optional. You can use any journal you have. In fact you could use a simple piece of paper. What I encourage you to do is to use your journal to journalize daily prayers, and to give thanks for a few things each day.

You might also use the journal to diarize the holiday season, making it a keepsake you’ll want to hang on to.

THE BLOG

I’ll be posting on the topics each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Come here to glean encouragement and share in my thoughts.

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….

Christmas Gooey Butter Cookies — TidyMom®

Gooey Butter Cookies are a Christmas cookie twist on the favorite St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake. These melt in your mouth cookies are soft and totally irresistible! Roll them in Christmas sprinkles and they are ready for Santa! We love to make gooey butter cookies any time of year. Peanut Butter Gooey Butter Cookies and… Christmas…

The 500th Post: Looking Back at Many Favorite Recipes — Of Goats and Greens

I’ve made 500 posts here (counting this one), through thick and through thin. My diet went from general (but mostly whole foods), through mostly Paleo / Weston-Price, through needing MORE fiber in my life (more legumes and grains/pseudograins), to retirement and moving north, adding in homesteading posts, to what I’ll call a Paleo-Influenced food plan. […]…

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie — The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

Nothing can say Southern hospitality more than this mouthwatering, decadent Sweet Potato Pecan Pie. Flavorful and delicious to the very last bite. Combining all the favorite ingredients, Southerners use to make Sweet Potato pie and […] Sweet Potato Pecan Pie — The McCallum’s Shamrock Patch

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…

Movie Theater Beginnings — Miss Back In The Day USA

The First Movie Theater When and where was the first movie theater? The first theater in the world exclusively devoted to showing motion pictures was the Nickelodeon, which was opened on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Penn. The theater was the creation of Harry Davis and John P. Harris who moved 96 seats into an […]…

Amy Grant – Winter Wonderland — AMERICA ON COFFEE

Home for Christmas is the 13th album by Christian music and pop music singer Amy Grant, released on October 6, 1992. It is Grant’s second holiday album, the first being 1983’s A Christmas Album. Amy Grant – Winter Wonderland — AMERICA ON COFFEE

Christmas Plans: New Ideas For Old Traditions — Everyday Living

“But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.”‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭64:8‬ ‭ Hello sweet friends! It seems that each month just slips away so quickly. One week from today is Thanksgiving! I can hardly believe that everywhere I look the… Christmas…

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

Guest author: Robbie Cheadle ~Emily Brontë — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

Robbie continues her series on the Brontë family. Click the links to read about Patrick, the patriarch and Charlotte Brontë. The Brontë family Emily Brontë Background Emily Brontë was the fifth child of Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell. She is known for her intense gothic novel, Wuthering Heights, which has remained consistently among the top…

Food for Thought: Menus That Made History — Interesting Literature

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle enjoys Vincent Franklin and Alex Johnson’s delightful history of notable menus When did Britain’s first Indian restaurant open? What could the first diners on the Orient Express in 1884 enjoy for dinner? What food was on offer on board […] The post Food for… Food…

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: — Living In Eternity

We are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner hosted by current residents here at Winter Ranch in Alamo, Texas. I’m hoping to read this proclamation before the meal. It’s something that just popped up on the internet, and I feel worth sharing. Washington issued a proclamation on October 3, 1789, designating Thursday, November 26 as a […]…

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 […]…