Blogs I follow
- Frugal Granola
- Handprints on the Wall
- Happy to be at Home
- Keeper of the Home
- simple natural nourishing
- The Nourishing Gourmet
|I keep the home fires burning.
|Vallejo, CA, United States
|Jesus Christ has been my Savior for 47 years. Robert, the wonderful man that God provided to love me has been my husband for 45 of those years. We have five grown children, with children of their own. Of course, that means that we have grandchildren - 10 to be exact, and five great-granddaughters with another great-grandbaby on the way. I have been a stay-at-home mom, sometimes helping to supplement the income from within the home. Now I am a stay-at-home grandmother. Jesus Christ has been my guide and keeper and I have found, in all the trials, heartbreaks and good times that He just keeps getting sweeter and sweeter as the years roll by. My future is secure and I look forward to eternity in the presence of my Creator, Redeemer and King.
|I've been in church from the time I was conceived. Been married 45 years to Robert. Of the best gifts that the Lord has given me, five are my grown children, 10 grands and 5 greats. When it comes to doing laundry, I am an accomplished procrastinator. The purpose for our marriage: "May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.." (Romans 15:5-6) Organic gardening is an avenue to observe my Creator's magnificent designs fashioned to delight me. At 72, I am still kept in the love of God because of my Savior. His love rules our relationship and He still forgives and cleanses me daily. I read books that convict me to get off my comfort zone to love and serve God more fervently. Yard Sale-ing and thrift store hopping are two of my favorite pastimes. A serious goal is that my home will emulate the body of Christ in miniature. May Jesus be found here, welcoming, comforting, delivering and providing both physical and spiritual refreshment and sustenance, even when the house it is a bit messy. My little dog Tucker makes me laugh with his crazy antics. I see in him God's wonderful sense of humor. A favorite pursuit is to share meals around the table with those the Lord brings our way - homeless neighbors, a friend that is ill or a daughter that God just snatched from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into the Kingdom of His beloved Son. About the time I was conceived, my great grandmother, Franziska, went to live with Jesus, leaving behind a legacy of love for her Savior. I discovered her 19 years ago in a family history book. Read about this inspiring woman of God here on my blog! Jamin' is one way I preserve the fruit harvested here on our little farm, The Yarden of Feedin'. Find my recipes here on my food blog.
|The Scarlet Pimpernel, Second Hand Lions, The Princess Bride, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Pride and Prejudice, It Happened One Night.
|The hymns of the faith, City Alight, Lorie Line (piano), Selah, The Chieftans, Gaither Vocal Band, Virginia's Crooked Road folk artists.
|The Bible, Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank L. Houghton, God's Design for Women by Sharon James, My Heart in His Hands by Sharon James, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Treasures of Encouragement by Sharon Betters, Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner, The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges, Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (educational cookbook), A Meal With Jesus by Tim Chester, The Gospel Comes with a House Key by Rosara Butterfield, The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brannan Manning and more yet to come.