Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fruitful Hospitality....

"Hospitality doesn’t mean perfect and it doesn’t mean expensive. It’s not about entertaining and it’s not about impressing….. rather it simply is a way of saying “come sit, come share, I care about you and I want to know more……” It’s showing the love of Christ to a lost world…..extending grace to the afflicted and ministering to others by listening to them and praying for them...."

Read the rest of my article on RH

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Essential Oil Fun!

I've started periscoping and wanted to let you all know.... 
I've been doing a variety of topics such as~ diy recipes, farmer's market fun,
 grocery shopping tips, christian children's books, devotionals and more! 
Join me tomorrow at 11 am EST for a periscope on Essential Oils! 
I'll be sharing some of my favorites, uses and safety tips & more!  {{@ Jenna Estes}} 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

To Have YOU Oh Lord Is Everything....

     "Dear Lord Jesus, to have you plus nothing, makes us as rich as anybody in the history of the universe. To have you plus everything wouldn’t make us any richer than he who has you alone. You are the treasure all other currencies mimic and counterfeit. Nothing compares to the excellency of knowing you and being loved by you.

     You inhabit our weakness like a Rembrandt painting in a picture frame of straw; or like the Hope Diamond mounted in a necklace of tin foil and Scotch Tape. You get all the attention and honor, and we get the supreme privilege of simply being used of you. Just as it should be, and just as we want it to be."
~~Scotty Smith

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that
this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."
II Corinthians 4:7

Monday, February 15, 2016

Introducing... Jenna's Modest Closet! {on Instagram}

Looking for some fresh modest clothing inspiration,
stylish fashion tips on a budget, cute outfits,
natural makeup ideas and much more?
Ever have a hard time putting colors together, or patterns?
Ever have trouble layering something to make it look modest? …
Check out my new Instagram page…
Jenna’s Modest Closest~

I will be posting stylish modest clothing inspiration, helpful hints,
quotes on modesty and much more to fill your closet with lots of inspiration!
Simply send a request & I will add you to the page!

A Welcoming Home....

Homemaking Purpose....

Friday, February 6, 2015

Fashion Friday....

Pair some hot pinks with navy purples for a pop.

This outfit came together with these items:

Navy purple Top- The Loft on clearance 
Striped Skirt-- thrift store find $10
Cato fashions-- sunglasses, gold bangles 
& white lace modesty cami
Gold earrings, hot pink bib necklace, 
gold shoes & pink flowers

Happy Friday! :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Italian Chicken with Tomatoes in the Crock-Pot

This recipe came from my friend Brianne at church...
It's from the eat at home blog and very easy to make...

Italian Chicken with Tomatoes in the Crock-Pot
Here's the recipe:

3-4 lbs. boneless chicken breast
cup olive oil
4 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. basil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
salt and pepper, to taste
15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
½ cup Italian blend shredded cheese

Place chicken in shallow dish.
Whisk together all ingredients except tomatoes and cheese.
Pour marinade over chicken. Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or up to overnight.
Brown chicken in olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Place chicken in Crock-Pot.
Add tomatoes to skillet, stirring to scrape up browned bits.
Pour over chicken in Crock-Pot.
Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
Top with shredded cheese.

Mmmmm.... and that cheese on top just makes it. 

perfect food for a cold chilly night...
and did I mention my whole house smelled amazing?!

Check out one of my new blogs....

A call for the older women to come alongside the younger women 
and share in this wonderful journey of Biblical Womanhood.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Thoughtful Words....

"I learned from my mother to always light candles
at the dinner table and put music on every evening,
whether we had a piece of toast or a banquet fare for our dinner.

It calmed down the children and soothed all of our souls.
Even when my children were little, they were drawn
to the beauty of flickering candles and rich music.
Bringing them pleasure also brought me fulfillment."
~~Sally Clarkson

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Some precious little feet have graced our home....

William Luke
"protector of the light"
8 lbs 2 oz
20 inches
October 20th, 2014
12:42 pm
Named after his grandpa and William Tyndale 
(the great reformer who brought the Bible to 
thousands & was martyred for the faith)

We pray our son will be a bold protector of truth and a warrior for Christ.
 ~Soli deo Gloria~

" tongue shall speak of thy 
righteousness and of thy praise all the day long."
-Psalm 35:28

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Fall!

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
―Anne of Green Gables

photo from- pinterest

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mozzarella Peach Salad with a Balsamic Vinaigrette....

Tender mixed greens are topped with mozzarella cheese, sliced peaches
and a sweet balsamic vinaigrette. 

Here's the yummy recipe: 

Mixed greens 
Mozzarella cheese
Sliced Peaches

2 tablespoons balsamic
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste.

Whisk dressing and pour over salad.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Words of Wisdom...

Hospitality is love in action. 
Hospitality is the flesh and muscle on bones of love. 
-Alexander Strauch
(The Hospitality Commands) 
"Be hospitable to one another without complaint."
-I Peter 4:9 

Friday, August 29, 2014

A little ice cream delight....

The perfect treat on a hot summer day!! This (no churn… yes I will repeat… No churn!!) ice cream is super easy to make and is a great to dessert to have the little ones help you with! They will be so excited & proud to help momma make some homemade ice cream… & surprise daddy with it when he gets home. 

Read more of my post on Raising Homemakers...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Honoring Christ & Our Husbands...

"Her husband is known in the gates when he sits among the elders of the land."
-Proverbs 31:23

We as wives have the great power and influence 
to make our husbands known in the beautiful!
What does that look like?

It means honoring him, encouraging him, building him up, being more concerned about HIS needs than your OWN needs. (Mark 12:31) It means refusing to speak ill of him to others and instead speaking well of his good qualities and letting him and others know them. Being thankful for him. Looking at your own sin more than his and seeking to improve yourself. It means being aware of the ways you can be a better helpmeet to him... for each husband that looks different. Get to know your beloved and friend... discover the ways that make him feel more loved! 

...Read more of my article here

Monday, August 25, 2014

Words of Wisdom....

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Coming Soon...

"Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, 
the fruit of the womb a reward."
-Psalm 127:3

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Special Book Giveaway...

I'm SO excited about this new 
ebook by my dear friend June...

"Do you desperately need help building a strong Christian home?

Are you tired of just being on autopilot and just getting by day-by-day just barely surviving?

Most of us love our families very much but we struggle in so many different ways, and sometimes we just need a little help and guidance to become the family we know the Lord wants us to become. Our families are a blessing and worth the patience, love, and time to invest in building a strong Christian home for God's glory and we can do this one step at a time."

We are hosting a giveaway for this fabulous book!
All you have to do is enter in the comments below!!

For Extra Entries: (Be sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do!)
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The winner will be announced on March 10th!


Monday, February 17, 2014

Spicy Sausage Kale Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes

The perfect stew for a cold winter night ;)

Here's the Recipe:
{by Alice Currah "sweet and savory life"}

1 lb. hot Italian pork sausage meat, crumbled    
1 14-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
½ medium onion, chopped    
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 garlic cloves, chopped    
1 bunch kale, coarsely chopped
1 32-oz. carton chicken broth   
2 c. heavy cream     

Rustic bread, for serving

In a large Dutch oven over medium heat, cook sausage, onion and garlic for 5 minutes, or
until onion has softened and sausage is browned. Remove any excess fat drippings. Add
chicken broth, heavy cream, cannellini beans and sweet potatoes. Cover pot and bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in kale and cook for 5 more minutes, still covered. Serve each bowl of soup with a slice of rustic bread.


She is like the merchant ships, 
bringing her food from afar. ~ Proverbs 31:14