It only takes a spark

A mere spark ignites a great fire. Forest fires ignite from dying campfire ash. Small actions, thoughts, and words hold the power to foster healing, inflict pain, summon joy, and much more. Often a person’s faith and character are not tested by the greatest trials in life, rather the small daily battles. For better or worse–Life happens in the details. Thanksgiving began as a three day festival where the Pilgrims celebrated their autumn harvest, alliance with the Wampanoag, and–after a brutal winter–their survival. This shared celebration later became a national holiday. Our heritage calls us to celebrate, to give thanks, and to remember some … Read more…

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Roundup

Thanksgiving is around the corner! For most of us anyways. This year we get to celebrate three times! We celebrated with my parents on Monday. We will get together with more family on Wednesday and then on Saturday. Strangely, we have no official plans for Thursday. However, we will be with my husband’s family in Springfield, so I am sure we all will soak up lots of time with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. 🙂 In celebration of this time of year, I have compiled some of my favorite recipes, crafts, decor ideas, and lessons. This is the ultimate thanksgiving roundup. Feel free to share your … Read more…

Last-Minute Thanksgiving Recipes

Hopefully, most of you have your Thanksgiving menu set and all your groceries bought! But if you are not quite there, or you were asked to bring a dessert or side and are still looking for ideas, check out some of my favorite, last-minute Thanksgiving recipes! The first recipe I am going to share is an original: Mini Apple Crumb Pies. I created it when I had ton of sweet and tart apples from my grandma’s tree and a leftover crust in the fridge. My mom came up with this idea of keeping flour for rolling out doughs in a … Read more…