“My Beloved Is Mine And I Am His”

My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the…

Wedding Veils

Ringing the Marriage Bell at one of the Venues Yesterday our family went on an adventure to find the perfect spot for my oldest daughter’s wedding. We had time in between two places so went home for brunch–sausage and gravy with homemade biscuits. Our discussions lingered on flowers, budget, decorations, and the veil came up….

The Desire of Our Heart

Our small village has a unique gift shop, in which, my girls and I happened inside one day.  I saw the sweetest sunflower bracelet, but my goal that day was to shop for a birthday gift for my daughter’s friend.  Another day, perhaps, I’ll purchase this beautiful bracelet.  Sitting with my Woman of Worth ladies,…

Sweet Teas Southern Cuisine

After our post on The Roosevelt, I received several recommendations for our next adventure.  My dear friend Gail recommended Proper Pie: I love the Roosevelt! A block up is Proper Pie…another wonderful place with pot pies, meat rolls and the best dessert pies around.  I agree with you Anna, Church Hill is magical.  –Gail Other suggestions…

Permission and Blessing

Life comes at you fast.  One moment you are teaching long division to your fourth grader and the next minute she’s engaged.  We saw this coming, but you can never know your feelings and thoughts until the day actually arrives. My oldest’s boyfriend for 7 years came by the house to ask permission from my…

The Roosevelt

My husband and I visited a lovely restaurant called The Roosevelt.  This quaint dining experience is situated at the corner of 623 North 25th Street and M street at a roundabout in Church Hill.  We were seated at the window–a table for two.  The sun poured in and watching the people of the neighborhood and busy…

The Mountain of God

Reflections from Priscilla Shirer, One in a Million, Chapter 10 God is taking you to a new level.  You’ve had confirmation and set backs.  The destination of this new level seems so out of reach, and your progress seems, well, stagnant and confusing.  You start to question.  After reading chapter 10 several times and discussing…

Cratchit Family: Contentment and Simplicity

You should put a blog post in Just-a-grillin’ talking about simple food, like hot dogs and baked beans.   Simple cooking, like a table top charcoal grill, and just spending time around mealtime.   I’m thinking of a quote from A Christmas Carol about the Cratchits gathered together at Christmas time.  The scene was when…

Love NEVER fails

“Often when external blessing seems to elude us, internal spiritual gifts come tumbling our direction.  Sometimes–not always but sometimes–it takes being in the worst shape of your life to see and hear the Lord.” Priscilla Shirer Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (I John 4:8) I heard a song…

My Fathers’ Hands

I imagine my daddy’s hands holding me for the first time.  “It’s a girl!” rang out over the phones and waiting room over 48 years ago.  I can visualize the scene and the youth of my father.  I picture him young and strong, yet unsure how baby number five will be raised midst four boys….

Dating Covenant

We’ve made it a practice to allow dating at 16 years old. Promise me, O women of Jerusalem, not to awaken love until the time is right. Song of Solomon 8:4 Within the dating, a covenant is drawn between the child and parents.  I strongly believe that young men and women should follow God’s Word…

Dill Pickles

My husband made the quick, place in the refrigerator version.  These last several weeks in the refrigerator. How to Make Dill Pickles Makes 2 pint jars What You Need Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Kirby or Persian cucumbers 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed 2 teaspoons dill seed 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional 1 cup…