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The Unrivaled Power of Prayer

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "We do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes... Continue Reading →

Letting Chickens Till Our Garden

One major reason lead us to choose against letting our chickens free-range: stories about how they destroy flower beds and gardens. Instead we went with a 'middle of the road' option: An A Frame Chicken Tractor (read all about how we built it ourselves right over here!). This coop is mobile, thus allowing the birds... Continue Reading →

How to Can Tomato Sauce

My tomato harvest came to a close in early October. I stored just about every Roma tomato that was pulled from the garden in the freezer until I was ready to process them all (find all the info about What to do with Roma Tomatoes here). That time finally came a few weeks ago as... Continue Reading →

Sourdough Crescent Rolls

Each time summer rolls around I lose the desire to do much baking, but with every Autumn, without fail, it always comes back. And usually with a force too! I'm pulling out my sourdough starter three or four times a week already. A few of my favorite sourdough recipes to enjoy are chocolate chip muffins,... Continue Reading →

10 Handmade Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas will soon be upon us! It's only November as I'm writing this, but I know how quickly the next two months pass by, so I'm aiming to have all my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving. A lofty goal? Perhaps...we shall see. It can be so easy to get stuck on what to gift certain... Continue Reading →

DIY Ornament for Christmas

The weather has taken a sharp turn towards freezing temperatures here in the Midwest. I can't help but begin to think of Christmas as these chilly evenings set in. We still have a little ways to go until it's time to decorate the house, but working on some DIY Christmas ornaments can never start too... Continue Reading →

Be in God’s Stride

The following is a devotional, written by Oswald Chambers, that I found particularly inspiring and wanted to share with you today. May these words that he wrote challenge and encourage as you take a moment to ponder them. "Enoch walked with God..." Genesis 5:24 The true test of a person's spiritual life and character is... Continue Reading →

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