The virtue of patience is not something people in our culture seem to understand…this is a beautiful piece I found at Fragrant Grace, on waiting. Please read and reflect on this article :)

Originally posted on Fragrant Grace:

My lovely friend, Kelli at This Odd House, began a theme at her place. I shared her piece, and you may have read it. I’ve had time to gather my thoughts on waiting, and this is my contribution to the collective.

The world we live in relishes instant everything. American culture, in particular, moves at breakneck pace. We have instantaneous communication, fast food restaurants, and microwave ovens. It’s highlighted in our food, actually. Breakfast is nonexistent, grab-n-go, or drive-thru. Is there really time to pour cereal, walk to the refrigerator, and add milk? A cast iron skillet on the burner is a whole other arduous preparation. Our kitchen cabinets speak volumes. Boxed foods. Add water or less than four separate ingredients. Heat ‘n eat. Speed is of the essence!

And since I’m on the topic, we need two other ingredients in our lives: to be known…and to know. We…

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I Don’t Know Who Wrote This, But It Is Good!!

An Atheist view on life

I will live my life according to these beliefs

God does not exists

It is foolish to think

That there is a God with a cosmic plan

That an all powerful God brings redemption and healing to the pain and suffering of the world

is a comforting thought however


is only wishful thinking

People can do as they please without eternal consequence

The idea that

I am deserving of Hell

Because of sin

is a lie meant to make me a slave to those in power

“The more you have the happier you will be”

Our existence has no grand meaning or purpose

In a world with no God

There is freedom to be who I want to be

But with God

Everything is fine

It is ridiculous to think

I am lost and in need of saving

A Christian view on life

( read this poem from bottom to top!)

Fellowship Night

So much fun the other night!!

I went to my friend Maria’s house.

She had invited a few of us over to just fellowship and try something new!

It was just a girls night :)

How sweet right?

When we got there she had these amazing treats for us!!

004Home made Chia Pudding with raspberries and

005home made scones!!

Oh they were just sinfully delicious!!

She is so cute, she had the whole evening planned for us!

We had our snacks then moved over to her “work area” for us.

We were making cards!

007She had this neat stuff called Miskit.

It is like a clear gummy glue?

So we had to paint the blank cards with the clear Miskit freehand. It was kinda hard because we had no idea what we were doing.

We had never used or heard of this stuff before, so it was kinda fun!!

Then when it had dried we got to watercolor over the Miskit and just have fun painting :)

Then we waited for that to dry too.

008Then we rubbed the Miskit off.

It left the paper under the Miskit clean and clear!!

Uber cool right?!?

Oh my gosh!! We had so much fun!!

I can’t wait to try this with my girls!!

006Personalized cards from our family!!

Wonder if we should do these for CHRISTmas??

Thank you Maria for such a fun night!!!

Love you girl!!


Have a blessed day my friends, and try this craft! You will LOVE IT!!!

Ningxia Red Pancakes, Yumm!!

Our family loves pancakes.

I got the healthy bug and decided to try something new which actually tasted really good!

Okay so I make pancakes from my Martha Stewart online cookbook.

Here is her recipe:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


I put everything in my blender to mix it quick.

I love the pitcher to pour my pancakes out onto the griddle too!

So how did I make these Ningxia Red pancakes?

Just added a little Ningxia to my batter and voila!!



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See? Just a few tablespoons into the batter.

It added a wonderful fruity taste to the pancakes!!

Then I just poured the batter onto the hot griddle.


They look exactly the same as regular homemade pancakes only they are WAY BETTER for you!!

022What is Ningxia Red, right?

NingXia Red is a powerful antioxidant drink that contains whole Ningxia wolfberry puree—a super blend of blueberry, aronia, cherry, pomegranate, and plum juices, natural stevia extract, grape seed extract, pure vanilla extract, and orange, yuzu, lemon, and tangerine essential oils. Its health benefits include support from head to toe, via a whole body nutrient infusion.

Rockin’ additive to my pancakes right?

Oh my gosh they were DELICIOUS!!!

NingXia Wolfberries have been cherished for centuries for its health, energy, and longevity benefits. Whole Ningxia wolfberries and other nutrient-dense fruit juices make NingXia Red the perfect choice for optimizing wellness and stepping up to a whole new level of health. Adding these few tablespoons of flavor and goodness to pancakes topped with fresh fruit just made them even better!!


Have a blessed day friend and I hope your breakfast was fabulous!!