Monday, December 6, 2021

How did this happen?

Dear Friends: Here it is December. How did this happen? 

Lately I find myself busier with writing deadlines, speaking gigs, and family responsibilities than ever
before. Or perhaps I simply don't have as much energy as I did when I was in my twenties (imagine!). 

All that to say I am cutting back on updating this blog from once a week to once a month. If you'd like to hear more about me or simply love to win prizes, please email me at and ask to sign up for my newsletter. 

Feel free to use the search bar on this blog if  you're interested in a particular topic. There are thirteen years worth of posts here, so I'm sure you'll find something to give you hope or humor for your journey with Jesus. I appreciate and treasure you, and Jesus is proud of you for saying "Yes" to Him. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Recipe: Low Fat Caramel Bars for Fall

Would you rather cook, or bake? If you said "Bake," you might enjoy this low-fat recipe for caramel bars, one of our favorites for fall. Each 2”x 3” square contains only 2 grams of fat, and it’s a breeze to put together.

Golden Goodie Bars
2 ¼ cups of Bisquick® or other baking mix
1 ½ cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1.      Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.      Blend baking mix, eggs, sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Stir until mixed well. *
3.      Spread dough in greased and floured (or sprayed with non-fat cooking spray) oblong pan, 13 x 9 x 2. I like to sprinkle fall colored cake decorations on top before baking, to give it a festive look.
4.      Bake about 30-35 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.
*You can blend in 1 cup of chopped nuts, coconut, or chocolate chips, but this will add to the fat content. 
This is a fun, fast recipe for little ones to help with, since it only has four ingredients, and it’s nearly impossible to ruin!

Do you have a favorite fall recipe that your family loves?

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Why Feed the Birds?

One of the aspects of country living I like best
is the many birds that come to our feeders. 
Chickadees, nuthatches, cardinals, and orioles
are our favorites. 

Do you feed the birds where you live?

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Favorite Seasons

 Fall is one of my favorite seasons. 
     The others are spring and summer. 
     Winter I can live without. 

Do you have a favorite season? 

Monday, October 11, 2021

Mini Horse, Mighty Giveaway!

  • Love animals?
  • Love to win prizes?
  • Love to read? 

This contest is for you!

My friend, Peggy Frezon, a contributor to All Creatures magazine, is offering one blessed winner this gorgeous necklace worth $950! To enter, click on the link below: