One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

There have been a few occasions in the past week where I have needed a really simple dessert recipe. I was scheduled to bring a cake to the kids’ school for a fundraising event and I was in a pinch for time. I stumbled across this one-bowl chocolate cake recipe…

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Tell Me About Africa

I’ve been feeling a little bit guilty. Ever since I posted that I was going to Africa, I’ve inevitably been asked, “so, tell me about Africa.” I’ve sort of brushed off the question. “I haven’t been there yet.” But now I can see that that answer is kind of rude…

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Little Dresses for Africa

In my last post, I mentioned that I was going to Africa.  I always thought this was something I would do when my kids were in college, but Africa has been on my heart for the past several years and I was beginning to wonder if there would ever be a…

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My Quest for Less

A while back I posted about simplifying life.  But there was a time (actually there are many times) when I desired more.  Let me lay down one of the scenarios for you. It all started with piano lessons for our 6 year old son (who is very adamant that he…

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Soup’s On – no knead bread

Last week I told you that I would be hosting Soup Sundays a few times a month. I thought it might be a fun idea to share my recipes with you.  I will include soup recipes, but also recipes for breads, salads and maybe even desserts. I know I’m always…

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Simplify. Live. Transform.

For the past several months I have had this undying urge to simplify.  I call it my “quest for less.”  We don’t live extravagantly, but still I am well aware that we have more than we truly need.  It can get pretty chaotic around here and so I’ve gained this…

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The Daniel Fast

We went to this great Christian Camp over the summer. Camp of the Woods deserves its own blog post, so I’ll write more about that later. While we were there, we poked around the Christian book store and picked up a bagful of goodies. One of the books I picked…

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Homemade Laundry Detergent

Lately, I have been making my own laundry detergent. I’ve been doing it for the following reasons: The store bought stuff is pretty expensive & the brands I was using didn’t do a great job getting my clothes clean. I would like to know what’s in it. Scented laundry detergent…

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