Chemistry
Friends

Kitchen Chemistry Class

My kids have been having fun learning about the Periodic Table. I decided to put together a kitchen chemistry class to allow them to put their new knowledge to the test. I googled some ideas and came up with a couple I thought would work well. We made our own indicator to test the pH […]

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Neighbors Table
Neighbors

A Neighbors Table

This is amazing! A Neighbors Table. This is my dream. I will make it happen, I will, I will!! Both the article and podcast are awe-inspiring…if you’re into this sort of thing. I love that Sarah is an introvert (like me!), that she has ugly orange Formica countertops (mine are an ugly blue), and that […]

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Devotionals

Arise, Sit Down, and Be Made Whole

Arise. Sit Down. Say what? What exactly is it that you want me to do? Should I  stand, or shall I sit? I’m referring to the scripture found in Isaiah 52:2. My children and I got a good laugh out of the verse because, after all, the command does sound a bit ridiculous. I mean, who […]

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Friends

Time For Tea

Spring is just around the corner, making it the perfect time to start planning a tea party–a simple, relaxing occasion perfectly designed for the creation of genuine connections. Shiloah of Thehomemaking-cottage.com shares her tea party experience here:  Time For Tea Doesn’t her scone recipe sound delicious?!

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Friends

The Secret of Hospitality

The planning of an event is always unpredictable, with unexpected twists and turns along the way, but, somehow, through means I don’t fully understand, the event always turns out perfectly. The planning of a recent Fall Potluck proved no different. Case in point. The glass jug of apple cider I was excited to serve during […]

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Neighbors

Where Do I Even Start?

Connecting with others can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. If you haven’t stopped by Heather’s blog at Beakersandbachblog.com, you should. She has a beautiful way of putting words on paper–words of inspiration, healing, and hope. In her latest post she shares three simple ways to create community. Which idea might you […]

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Neighbors

Miracles

“It was a difficult time, but it was a beautiful time.” That’s what she said about the time earlier this year when she nearly lost her life. It was dusk when our paths met— she and her husband out walking the dog, my husband and I on our way to the mailbox. Neighbors for the […]

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Neighbors

Neighborhoods

Not long ago, in the midst of the divisive election, came an invitation from an unknown neighbor to meet at the park and pray for our country. Our family went, unsure of what to expect, and completely unaware of the inspiring events that were about to take place.

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Community

The Kindness of Strangers

“There are no strangers here; only friends you haven’t yet met.”– William Butler Yeats The Costco parking lot, as we all know, is a zoo right before Thanksgiving, and I was having the time of my life finding a parking spot for my long bed truck. Inching my way past the row of vehicles, I […]

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