Something incredible happens as we step outside: time slows down. Stunning imagery anchors memories into our minds. We understand what’s important. And we learn who God is and how He loves us. Join our family in discovering an abundant and adventure-filled life!
“So….You’re not Irish?” When my husband met me he thought I was Irish. It was an obvious assumption. The name Eryn literally translates as “Ireland”; and I was, at the time, spending a month in Northern Ireland. Technically we met online, that story is for another day, but the little he knew of me was […]
“He will tend his flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs in his arms; He will carry them in his bosom, And gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11 Gently lead me. I am with young. I need Your tender, gracious touch. Everyday. After the quiet of the morning is […]
The Cure-All Character in a Bowl Of Chicken Soup Chicken soup. Is there anything more soothing to a sore throat, or a spirit weary of winter’s endless snow-covered days? A bowl of steaming goodness; aromatic, savory, deep and full of character. This kind of chicken soup, the real chicken soup, cannot be found wherever a […]
The One Essential Component of an Outstanding Soup Broth. Broth is the foundation, the essence, the character and identity of a soup. And so it goes without saying that you cannot find the beginnings of an extraordinary soup within a box or a can. Modern day food has given us a convenient option for […]
Our Kitchen, the Battle Arena Our kitchen is an oasis of creativity. Within it ideas are conceived, flavors explored, and works of art are plated. Within our kitchen bodies are replenished, nurtured, and nourished. Within our kitchen souls weary from a long day gather at a table and find rest, welcome, hush from the rush. […]
Some Blog Posts Hold More Special Meaning to me than Others. These Ones Meant a Lot. Last week I had the privilege of publishing a 4-part series on breastfeeding which was featured over at Whole Lifestyle Nutrition, where I am a contributing writer. This series meant a lot to me. As I poured over research […]
Meat Superior in Taste and Nutrition! A couple of Saturday’s ago I was one of a handful of people who braved the foreboding winds of an oncoming arctic blast to visit the farmer’s market. As I was purchasing some eggs and ham, a young woman approached our farmer and asked for some ground beef. He […]
You Don’t Have to Eat Everything Organically! Have you ever wondered what the most important foods to eat organically are? Organic produce costs an average of 29% more than conventionally grown produce (Tracie McMillan 2012). And so with every type of food– from a head of lettuce to chocolate syrup– now boasting that “USDA Organic […]
We Don’t Eat Organically Some people think that we eat “organically”; and ok, I guess we do–sometimes. But what does it really mean to eat organically? The “organic” label adorning many food items is a strictly regulated label; farmers and producers must jump through many hoops and pay their fair share of time and money […]
My New Monthly Simple Kitchen How-To Posts! Throughout this year, in addition to my regular weekly posts, I will be publishing a monthly Simple Kitchen How To post. These posts will be aimed at enabling readers with some very basic but transformational know-how and skills that they can utilize in creating their own wholesome recipes. […]
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!