Love Languages

According to Gary Chapman’s, The Five Love Languages, we all have a love language that we practice and desire to receive. We love to be loved either through words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and/or physical touch.  The love languages are for any relationship–parent/child, marriage, friendships, and co-workers.  Most of us…

Seeds planted years ago will grow in God’s timing….

The things we do as parents bear fruit years later.  As I am growing older, I see the work of God and His faithfulness.  My oldest is getting married.  In my cleaning, preparing, and  organizing, many life events from our past are coming forth.  I found a letter she wrote to her “Beloved Husband” in…

Be Courageous and Kind

We took our daughter and cousins to see the new Cinderella movie for her birthday present.  There were many noteworthy scenes that one could apply to life and discuss a deeper meaning.  The common theme was the challenge to be “courageous and kind”. On her death-bed, Cinderella’s mother told her these words of wisdom to…

Melting Pot Cheddar Cheese Fondue with Tater Tots

1/2 cup broth (we used chicken bouillon) 2 teaspoons chopped garlic 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of dry mustard powder 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 6 ounces medium-sharp cheddar cheese 2 ounces Emmentaler Swiss cheese 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Instructions: If you are using an electric fondue pot, turn it on to medium; otherwise use a double…

hearty beefy soup

This recipe came from a book Harvey and Marie shared with us, The Soup Bible. What made this so yummy was the use of left over grilled steak from the night before! 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 3/4 pound round steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 large onion, chopped 2 Medium carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery,…