should I start a blog?

I’ve heard this question more than once, and I’ve never really chosen to answer it until now. Mainly because I’ve gone back and forth with having a blog myself. I still have phases that lead me in different directions. For many reasons, I’ve hung on, through the thick and the thin. I’ve slowly backed away to a degree over the last two years, and I don’t regret doing so one bit. I chose to start a blog years ago, for the sole purpose of writing, and journaling life. I also desired to connect with other woman who were like-minded. I believe I have accomplished each of these desired goals and then some! For me blogging is a tool, I use it to share my heart. If you know me personally – I write much better than I talk. Though, I would consider myself a very fairly outgoing person – I like to take the time to think, time to put my thoughts together and then share. So writing is a good avenue to “get my thoughts out the way I intended them to be.” Blogging also enables me to share where the Lord has been growing me. Writing for me – also tends to be a form of relaxation as well.     I would like this post to help you and inform you to make a wise decision for you and your family. I cannot stress enough that blogging takes time. And if not careful can so easily take up a great amount of your time, if not planned out properly & efficiently. When I first started blogging,...

the blessing of breathing

A sweet note to my cherished readers and fellow blogging sisters. Before you read another blog post, sit to write another article, check that social media site or {enter your “time stealer struggle” here} ask yourself these questions:   Have you spent time with the Lord today, in prayer and bible reading? Have you yet prettied yourself up, for your long day of hard work in the home? Do you have household responsibilities that have yet to be met? Have your children been fed a good breakfast?Is your husband in need of a pair of clean socks? Have your children been cuddled, or kissed? Do you have a plan for dinner tonight? Is your floor in desperate need of the vacuum?” Is your sink full of dishes? Are you struggling to have a gentle and quiet spirit? Do you lovingly honor and submit to your husband? Have you laughed with your little ones? Have you let the sun shine on your face? Have you invited that neighbor over for that cup of tea or coffee? Have you texted your husband an “I love you” note just because? Have you listened – I mean really listened to your toddlers questions? Have you taken the time to answer them? Have you hugged your older child(ren) just because? Have you shared or spread smiles today? Have you encouraged and uplifted your man? Has kindness been on your tongue? Have you asked for forgiveness? Do you have a clean and clear conscience? Have you winked across the room at your handsome sweetheart? Have you sat outside while your children played, just to listen to them laugh? Have...

how to freeze sweet corn | 8 easy steps

One of the best tastes of summer is sweet corn!  It’s right up there with sweet tea and garden fresh cucumbers and tomatoes! I love how easy it is to preserve summer, not only in a jar, but my freezer! There’s nothing like pulling a bag of corn from the freezer and serving your family the tastes of July and August in the middle of a January blizzard. Your corn should be fairly fresh. {The fresher, the better!} The kernels should be plump, and not shriveled.   Tools and Utensils You’ll Need Make sure your sink has been scrubbed clean and disinfected properly Large pot – to boil the corn Tongs – for grabbing hot corn A clean place for the cobs to drain – clean dish drainer or clean kitchen towels. Something to cut the kernels off the cob – I like to use a corn cutter. If you don’t have this tool, you can use a sharp knife or electric knife. One Gallon Freezer Zippy Bags 1. Husk your corn It’s best to do this outside, if you can. {Otherwise you’ll have corn silk all over your kitchen!} Ahem. 😉 This is the time to gather extra help! Younger ones will like husking corn, and older kids will enjoy the experience when finding the occasional worm or two. Ha. Husbands are great corn shuckers, too! 😉 2. Blanch {boil} the ears of corn All fruits and vegetables contain enzymes that, over time, break down and destroy nutrients. It can change the color, flavor, and texture of food during frozen storage. Corn requires a brief heat treatment, called...
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