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Back Again…Maybe

Well, here we go again. It has been 2 years since we last wrote a blog post. So much has changed in that time that it still boggles my mind. We have moved out of state, moved back again, left a family business, started a new business, closed that business, started a new career, and added two children to the fold. Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about all of it. More changes are in the works though and hopefully things will begin to settle down. We are in the process of making some much needed cosmetic upgrades and repairs to a farm house that we will be moving into soon. Our hope is that we will be able to settle in here and make some more progress into farming. We are looking forward to what might lie ahead and we hope you’ll join us on the journey!


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Here’s a little taste of a teaching from Voddie Baucham. We enjoy his teaching style, he doesn’t hold back. He has several audio/video teachings as well as books depending on what form you prefer.

We’ve also enjoying a book series entitled Walk in the Light by Todd Bennett. He gently shares a straight forward message about the roots of our faith.

What are some your favorite Bible teachers and study resources?

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This ESPN news story is a from a few years ago. We recently discovered it and were moved by his testimony and the legacy he left to his family. It’s only about 10 minutes long…

What was the most moving part of this story for you?

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Tis the Season…

for Hanukkah! We are in the middle of celebrating the eight nights of Hanukkah. The story of Hanukkah is the historical event of Judah Maccabee leading a small but powerful revolt against the Greco/Roman empire lead by King Antiochus. Against all odds, they recaptured the temple and rededicated it during a week long celebration. Here’s a link to a well-written article about Hanukkah and why it’s significant to Believers….
Lisa shares a thorough introduction to Hanukkah…

This is our second year to celebrate Hanukkah. We are very excited about what we are learning. Honestly, last year, we had no clue what we were doing! Or really why. Just as with anything, we must do our homework and pray and be “Berean”. With most stories passed down over time, there are some “legends” added to the story of Hanukkah. The story of the oil burning for eight nights was added in later years. But ultimately, the story of the battles and rededication of the temple was recorded in history.

Here’s a free downloadable ebook about Hanukkah.

Here’s a beautiful song about Hanukkah.

And finally here’s a couple fun songs we’ve enjoyed watching with our children… here and here. Hope you enjoy!

What are your favorite things about Hanukkah? And what are your favorite resources on Hanukkah?

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Are you looking for a healthy alternative to cereal? When you read cereal box labels, do you cringe and only imagine where the ingredients came from?

Here’s a homemade granola recipe packed with a nutritional punch. It’s so easy and my family begs for it! Thanks to my friend, Kim for sharing this with me.

Using your crockpot/slow cooker. Spray or spread oil in the crock.

In a mixing bowl, combine:
3 cups oats, old fashioned
1/4 cup wheat or oat bran
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup Flaxseed meal (I buy the whole seed and grind up, cheaper this way)
1/4 cup oil (preferable butter or coconut oil)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup apple juice, cider, or water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cocoa

Mix well and place in crock pot. Cook on low setting with lid slightly ajar (I use a wooden spoon). Stir occasionally over 2-4 hours. Cool and store in airtight jar/container. Use within 1 to 2 weeks. (It probably won’t be around more than a day or two if your family likes it). I keep it the fridge.

Using the crockpot results in a more chewy granola. If you prefer for it to be crunchy, you can spread the mixture on a cookie sheet and put in oven at 225 degrees for 20-30 minutes with the oven door open.

Also the above recipe is a fairly small amount, so after you try it and if your family likes it, you can increase the volume. I normally triple the recipe and it will last for several days.

If your children are accustomed to eating really sugary cereals, this won’t be that sweet. You can increase the honey and add dried or fresh fruit. Also, if you don’t have these exact ingredients you can mix it up and try out some other things. I’ve found it’s a fairly adaptable recipe.


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Radical Womanhood Book

Thanks for this link Lisa, at Ancient Paths.

It definitely has peaked my interest.


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Back from camping

Hanging out at the swing..

Hanging out at the swing..

We had a great week camping with friends to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (or Sukkot). Lots of time to visit, talk, sing, pray, eat and play! The children went on several hikes on the 85 acre farm. They even built a succah out in the woods on their own. There were many special moments. One particular moment was neat when several of the children (on their own, not directed by parents) gathered together with their own instruments and began to play and sing worship songs together.

We returned on Thursday and unloaded the vehicles and tried to get everything put away.  I’m still working on that!

Yesterday, the children built miniature “succahs” out of graham crackers and dried fruit and nuts.   They turned out very cute.  Morgan even used pretzels to resemble a fire inside the succah.

Decorated succahs

Decorated succahs





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