As you grow and experience life, lies will at times try to hit you in the face. Nasty old Satan might try to get you to believe these lies by putting thoughts in your head that aren’t true, or by putting people in your life who may say mean things to you. This nasty enemy… Read More Truths Every Girl Should Know Series: #1- You are Beautiful.
Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcake Yield: 1/2 dozen cupcakes or 1 – 8×8 cake Ingredients: 2 cups gluten free oatmeal 3/4 tsp baking soda pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup pure grade A maple syrup 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted) 1/2 cup allergy-free chocolate chips 1/2 cup apple sauce 1)… Read More Chocolate Oatmeal Cupcake
One of the best things about living in the northern wilderness is all of the opportunities to hike. Hiking and being out in nature seems to always teach me many of God’s lessons in life- it serves as a place for me to connect more with Him and hear Him better. There is one mountain,… Read More I Didn’t Have To Go The Hard Way
I recently posted my ten (plus 1) favorite waterfalls in the U.P. The problem with listing only 10 is that there are way too many really good falls that got left off. With that, I am making another list of my OTHER 10 (plus 1) favorite waterfalls in the U.P.!!! Even though I have my… Read More My OTHER 10 Favorite U.P. Waterfalls
Recently I read an obituary of a woman who made it to be 103 years old. What an accomplishment- to make it to 103! I wonder if she got her name on a Smuckers jam jar! The coolest thing I read in that obituary when the story told about how this amazing lady loved to… Read More When Storms Come
A young boy rows out into the lake with his handed-down fishing pole. He has high hopes of catching enough fish to be able to bring his family home dinner. The boy worked all morning searching for worms to use as bait. The boy puts the best, juiciest worm on the hook and sets a… Read More Cast Again
For me, trying to narrow down a list of my favorite waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is like trying to pick my favorite ice cream- which for the record just happens to be whatever’s on sale. The U.P. is filled with many really super awesome waterfalls and to be honest, this list has changed probably… Read More 10 Favorite U.P. Waterfalls
There once was a little boy who not many could understand. He made some feel frustrated and others angry. Daily and sometimes hourly he would get yelled at, or put into a time out. He knew how to push the right buttons. This little boy got upset quickly over the smallest things, and this made… Read More And There Was A Shell
Despite my minimalist efforts to not be the typical American who is wrapped up in this and that and forgets to stop and smell the roses, I end up being just that- the typical overwhelmed American. Everyday I wake up with my feet hitting the ground running. I may appear a calm and collected person… Read More How to not be the typical overwhelmed American.
One month ago an evening filled my heart with every kind of emotion. At the age of 90 my sweet grandmother lay on a hospital bed in her living room, preparing to enter into Heaven. Her aged body looked so beautiful. Her face so soft and almost youthful. Such love surrounded her as family members… Read More Stop Holding On