"Do you desperately need help building a strong Christian home?
tired of just being on autopilot and just getting by day-by-day just
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."
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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.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogantor rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
There is something so refreshing about a mediterranean
orzo salad... it almost transports you to a Grecian yacht...
well not quite... but almost.
This one is extra yummy with sun dried tomatoes,
kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts.
1 cup uncooked orzo (rice-shaped pasta; about 8 ounces)
2 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach, chopped
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomato halves
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped pitted kalamata olives
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (6-ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained
3/4 cup (3 ounces) feta cheese, crumbled and divided
Cook the orzo according to package directions, omitting salt and
fat. Drain; rinse with cold water. Combine orzo, spinach, and next 5
ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl.Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Coarsely chop artichokes, and
add artichokes, reserved marinade, and 1/2 cup feta cheese to orzo
mixture, tossing gently to coat. Sprinkle each serving with remaining
Cranberry sauce with pears, ginger and a bit of cinnamon.
Here's the simple recipe~
Pear Cranberry Sauce
taste of home
2-1/2 cups cubed peeled ripe pears (about 3 medium) 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches), broken in half
or a few dashes of ground cinnamon
1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
1 to 1-1/4 cups sugar
In a large
saucepan, combine the pears, water, ginger and cinnamon. Bring to a
boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in
cranberries and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered,
for 10-12 minutes or until the cranberries have popped and sauce is
slightly thickened, stirring several items. Discard cinnamon sticks. Mash sauce if desired. Cool. Cover and refrigerate until serving.Yield: about 2 cups.
“I am sure that there is no place in
the world where your message would not be enhanced by your making the
place (whether tiny or large, a hut or a palace) orderly, artistic and
beautiful with some form of creativity, some form of ‘art’.” ― Edith
Schaeffer, The Hidden Art of Homemaking
"There is something so splendid about
decorating the home…
I'm a young woman who is truly blessed... blessed to be a woman, blessed to be a wife to my beloved husband and blessed to be a child of God. I have a passion for theology and anything that relates to homemaking!
It is my desire to live a life depicted in
I Corinthians 10:31
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
"The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of christian, But the fact that I am a christian does make me a different kind of woman." ~Elisabeth Elliot
"A gracious woman retaineth honor..." ~Proverbs 11:16
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." ~Romans 5:8
"Read and you will be educated." ~Anonymous
"Reading a great work of literature can truly be likened to having a conversation with a great mind." ~Jennie Chancey
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” ~Dr. Seuss
"Home is the grandest of all institutions." ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon
O give us homes built firm upon the Saviour, Where Christ is Head, and Counselor and Guide; Where ev'ry child is taught His love and favor And gives his heart to Christ, the crucified: How sweet to know that tho' his footsteps waver His faithful Lord is walking by his side! -Barbra Hart
"Stay at home my heart and rest, homekeeping hearts are happiest." ~ Longfellow
"Six things are requisite to create a happy home. Integrity must be the architect, and tidiness the upholsterer. It must be warmed by affection, and lightened with cheerfulness, and industry must be the ventilator, renewing the atmosphere and bringing in fresh salubrity day by day; while over all, as a protecting and glory, nothing will suffice except the blessings of God." ~Rev. Hamilton 1878
"...But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."~Joshua 24:15
"Thank God, O women for the quietude of your home, and that you are queen in it. Men come at eventide to the home; but all day long you are there, beautifying it, sanctifying it, adorning it, blessing it. Better be there than wear a queen's coronet. Better be there than carry the purse of a princess. It may be a very humble home. There may be no carpet on the floor. There may be no pictures on the wall. There may be no silks in the wardrobe; but, by your faith in God, and your cheerful demeanor, you may garniture that place with more splendor than the upholsterer's hand ever kindled." ~ T. DeWitt Talmage
"...So train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled." ~Titus 2:4-5
"A community is not likely to be overthrown where woman fulfills her mission, for by the power of her noble heart, she will raise it from its ruins, and restore it again to prosperity and joy."--John Angell James, Female Piety
"...women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works." ~1 Timothy 2:9-10
"Unaffected modesty is the sweetest charm of female excellence, the richest gem in the diadem of her honor." ~Webster's 1828 Dictionary
“Why do women want to dress like men when they’re fortunate enough to be women? Why lose femininity, which is one of our greatest charms?... I’m very fond of men. I think they are wonderful creatures. I love them dearly. But I don’t want to look like one." -Tasha Tudor
"Proverbs tells us that a virtuous woman "works with her hands with delight" and "does not eat the bread of idleness." A godly woman is one who sees her life as mission of service. What others view as a burden, she views as a blessing and opportunity." ~Christine Russell
"The career of motherhood and homemaking is beyond value and needs no justification. It's importance is incalculable." - Katherine Short
"Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God's wise and fatherly disposal in every condition."- Jeremiah Burroughs
"If we had no Winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ~Anne Bradstreet
"God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" - John Piper
"We should ask God - - to increase our hope when it is small, awaken it when it is dormant, confirm it when it is wavering, strengthen it when it is weak and raise it up when it is overthrown." ~John Calvin
"If you please man and never please God, you have nothing; If you please God and man forsakes you, you have everything." -Dorothy Patterson
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."- Romans 8:28
"You have but one life to live and it will soon pass, and only what you do for Jesus will last." ~Unknown
“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one”- C.S. Lewis
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." - D. Roberts
"The joy of the LORD is your strength." ~Nehemiah 8:10
"How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear It soothes his sorrow, heals his wounds, And drives away his fears." -John Newton
Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. ~J. S. Bach
"Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore." -Psalm 16:11
"Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting." - Psalm 107:1
"This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”- Laura Ingalls Wilder
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -Ecclesiastes 3:1
"Happiness quite unshared can scarcely be called happiness; it has no taste." - Charlotte Brontë
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer."- Psalm 19:14
"Wait for the Lord; Be strong, and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord."-Psalm 27:14
"Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."- Philippians 4:8
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." -Proverbs 3:5-6