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Renewing your Mind

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

I have struggled with the emotion of fear controlling my mind and my thoughts, driving my behavior, stealing my peace, obstructing my freedom in Christ.  Jesus wants us to live triumphantly, victoriously, successfully as His reputation is at stake.

“For we are a fragrance of Christ […]

Buy Two Norwex Enviro Cloths and Get one Free – Today Only

Celebrate World Environment Day and Get one Blue Enviro Cloth Free

Starting today only June 5, from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., CDT, you may purchase 2 green EnviroCloths® and receive one blue EnviroCloth FREE! A $16.49 savings.  This special is available on all orders, but you will need to hurry, it expires at […]

Salad Garden Success

A wide assortment of Spring salad lettuces, peas, and radishes

As an aspiring gardener, I yearn to sow the earliest seeds of spring into the garden-lettuce, peas, kale, spinach, arugula, mustards, carrots, radish…yum, you get the idea. These early, fresh spring crops are up in the garden and paying off on the salad plate. Add […]

Encouragement Chart – Print and Save

Feeling down? Here is a quick reminder that God is good all the time and all the time God is good. […]

Resurrection Eggs

Resurrection Eggs made up

I love this hands on, easy, and fun idea that have multiple purposes.  Plastic Easter eggs are very inexpensive and the items that go in the eggs are easily found around the house for pennies.  Have fun with your little ones.

The plastic Easter eggs are each filled […]

A Farmer Speaks Up about GMO

Ed Note:  This is the response I received from a farm family  in Kansas (who wished to remain anonymous) in response to the article I posted yesterday called Farms Fighting Super Weeds. If you read on you will see what a difficult situation our farm families are in as well as how vulnerable our grain/food […]

Celebrate Life Around the Table

The best strategy I know for strengthening families is to bring your family together to share meals around a table and make happy memories. When you celebrate the tradition of eating together as a family you are building family, honoring God, and strengthening the faith of the everyone. […]

New and Natural Ways to Stay Healthy during the Flu Season

Avoid having a sick child

If you listen to the news media you would think this year’s flu epidemic is so severe that if you haven’t already had a flu shot you better do so soon.

I did a little scouting around and discovered:

This is the “worst flu epidemic since 2009” (four years […]

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars

First – Make Bottom and Top Layers

1 – 10 oz pkg milk chocolate chips (or dark if preferred)

1/2- 10 oz pkg butterscotch chips

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Lightly grease a 9 X 13 X 2 pan.  Melt together all ingredients and spread 1/2 of mixture onto bottom of […]

Did you Teach Your Sons these Twenty Principles?

I found this list of twenty things to teach your sons  from a good friend of mine, mother of six including three boys.  Do you have anything to add?

TWENTY THINGS A MOM SHOULD TELL HER SON

1. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with […]

Twelve Days of Christmas Teach Fundamentals

The 12 Days of Christmas A Guide to an Old Tradition with a New Purpose begins December 26 and focuses on the basics of the faith.

At one time, the 12 Days of Christmas was developed when the church was being persecuted and  parents needed a “back-door/under cover way” to teach the basics of […]

Symbols of The True Meaning of Christmas

May the true meaning of Christmas light your holidays with joy!

The Christmasy wreath portrayed on this Leanin Tree Christmas card portrays many symbols of The True Meaning of Christmas.

Mistletoe: Peace

Rose: God’s Divine Love

Evergreen:  Triumph over Adversity

Light: […]

Raising Sons

My late husband Duane,  oldest of five brothers, often remarked to me, “The tragedy of your life is that you had no brothers.” My response, as oldest of three sisters, was “The tragedy of your life is that you had no sisters!”

As parents of two girls and one boy, we each brought different strengths […]

Moms: Bloom Today Where You Are Planted Joyfully

Ann Voskamp, a New York Times bestselling author, homeschool mom of six, and speaker writes poignantly about “living fully right where you are” in her book One Thousand Gifts.

I haven’t finished her book yet, but I have been prompted to apply these principles to my life as I am soon to become an empty-nested […]

Lessons from a Christmas Cookie Marathon

So my friend Patty and I planned an all day baking/cooking marathon for Saturday.  We got a little bit of a late start – that was fine with me.  Patty had shopped for the ingredients and planned to bring her mom’s tried and true recipe for Pecan tarts.

That is when the best laid plans […]