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I Never Dreamed God’s Plan for Me Involved Using My Kitchen!

By on February 7, 2017 in House and Home with 2 Comments

The clinking of coffee cups and the amalgamation of female voices echoes melodically off the kitchen walls; I’ve been awakened too early for my liking, but I don’t mind…especially when my wits are gathered and I realize that the voices I hear belong to my mother, my grandmother and my four aunts. These are some […]

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Burnt Aprons and The Gospel

By on January 10, 2017 in House and Home, Ministry with 3 Comments

My Anthropologie apron and I have been through a lot together.  Its charred yellow polka dot fabric, singed teal ruffle, and frayed fuchsia waist ties tell stories of my many battles with macaroons, meringue pie, and Crock-Pot Mac ‘n cheese.  And while I should probably retire the ratty looking thing, I cannot bring myself to […]

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The Single Woman’s Home

By on October 27, 2016 in House and Home with 8 Comments

As a Christian woman, trained as a Home Economist, I never expected to be single past my mid-twenties. However, the Lord had a much different plan for me and has gently matured my attitude toward singleness, as well as the purpose of marriage.   I know now that I should marry only if our united lives […]

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Easy Salad Wraps

By on September 15, 2015 in House and Home with 0 Comments

Back to school is an exciting but often stressful reality for students, moms, and student wives. One of the easy things to let slide in the first weeks of school is our nutrition. We’re too busy, tired, or broke to make healthy decisions we say, so we settle for microwave meals packed with sodium – […]

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Lasagna and Beyond

By on June 10, 2015 in House and Home with 0 Comments

Did you know that even in the summer a hot, spicy meal can reduce stress? Research suggests that hot foods trigger the release of endorphins, the natural chemicals that trigger feelings of euphoria and well-being, thereby reducing stress.[i] Made ahead and frozen in serving sized portions Lasagna, tasty and nutritious dish, can also eliminate the […]

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I’m Single – Why Should “Homemaking” Matter to Me?

By on February 19, 2015 in House and Home with 4 Comments

You’ve probably heard that, starting tonight, Southwestern is hosting The Art of Homemaking Conference.[1] As I’ve talked about this conference series with our students, I keep getting two pretty different reactions. Some women who are really looking forward to the conference get excited whenever I bring it up. However, other women I talk to kind […]

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Mary and Martha's Home Management Tips

By on February 17, 2015 in House and Home with 0 Comments

I grew up in the era when clothes were actually ironed and I was always intrigued when Mom would take a wet, wrinkled garment and, with the combination of the iron’s heat and her pressure transform the garment from an unacceptable to a wearable condition. Wanting to follow her model I would ask to “help.” […]

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Resolution. . .Get Organized in 2015!

By on January 8, 2015 in House and Home with 3 Comments

As you approached 2015 were you thinking about changes you wanted to make in your life? Was one of the changes to become more organized? Perhaps frustration immobilized this resolution because you didn’t know where to start. Perhaps you have already abandoned it. Did you know that being organized is closely related to how we […]

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Practicing "Holy Day" Hospitality

By on December 4, 2014 in Holiday, House and Home with 0 Comments

What is your reaction when you think of the holiday season? Did you know that the holiday season is actually a “holy-season” that should bring us closer to the event or person we are celebrating? Contrary to current practice, Thanksgiving Day is rooted in an occasion focused on thanking God for His provision rather than […]

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Apple and Cream Cheese Dessert

By on November 7, 2014 in House and Home with 0 Comments

Ingredients: One package of crescent rolls ½ of an 8-ounce package of cream cheese ½ cup of sugar ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract ½ stick of butter, melted 1 can of apple pie filling Mixture of cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling on top.   Directions:   Open the crescent roll package, unroll and divide in […]

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