Showing posts from December, 2011

A Gift From Husband

Here is what's left of 22 pounds of pears that I purchased through Azure Standard. My family has sure enjoying these delicious pears. They are organic and taste out of this world sweet.  I paid $1 a pound for these organic pears. Great price!

My Pantry

Fresh Brussels Sprouts

2 tbsp of flax seeds will give you 6 percent of iron and 4 grams of protein. 2tbsp of tahini will give you 5 percent iron and 6 grams of protein. 2 tbsp of mesquite powder will give you 30 percent of iron and 5 grams of protein. 1/4 cup of cocoa powder will give you 20 percent of iron and 5 grams of protein.

I invite you to take a look in my pantry. Yes, it is orderly. What can I is me. I like everything in it's place but that is not what I want to talk about. The subject I want to talk about is IRON. I have been deficient in iron for about 25 years. I did try to take iron pills through out my life but they always made me sick. Well it never occurred to me to try to get the iron I need from the foods I eat. Yes, I know you can eat spinach and meat but what about other foods... like vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and seeds.

I have been eating more iron by eating more fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and grains. One thing I found out is that Iron…

Pictures From Last Week

We received our first snow of the season on Tuesday. It was a light dusting but that did not matter to the children.

Look at the snow angels.

Rockem & Sockem

Here are some olive oil lamps. These are so easy to use. They burn clean too. I could not stand the smell of the paraffin or kerosene lamps burning. So, I found this alternative at Lehman's online. My children love to use these lamps. They are nothing fancy but they work great.


Advent means "coming", a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. We have been doing Advent since November 27th. This is our first year using this source and we are enjoying it. I am also reading The Adventure of Christmasby Lisa Whelchel and The Family Read Aloud Christmas Treasury to the children. We have been listening to Christmas music. My children love Christmas music and movies. It makes it special because they only watch these movies and listen to Christmas music at this time of the year.

Carissa has been busy making presents. I hope to get a picture of them when they are unwrapped.

I am behind with my decorations and we have not went Christmas tree hunting yet. The kids cannot wait to go to the tree farm.

Hope For Families

We know the content of the gospel, but we fail to trust God's promises in the gospel, and we fail to apply God's gospel promises in our lives individually, affecting, in turn, our families. For example, men sometimes think that all they need to do to raise good kids is simply be good dads, when, in fact, what every kid needs to see first and foremost is how his dad loves his mother with a repentant, patient, and sacrificial love that not only swears to die for her but that strives to live for her each and every day, which is precisely what Jesus did for us. Our Lord didn't merely come to die, He lived for us as well. When we believe and apply the gospel, we will not need to pretend we are sinless but will instead be free to repent of our sins and ask forgiveness as we look to God's true and faithful Son, Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.

God showed His love for us by sending His Son to live and die for us, and men are to show their love for their families by…