Choosing the Easy Way

When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red […]

I need a break from life.

My life isn’t terrible. In fact things are going really well. But I feel that I need a break from life. I’m tired of parenting my own kids and others. I’m tired of going to bed late and getting up early. The laundry and dishes. The diapers and naptimes. Scheduling and billing take so much […]

Season of life – change like the wind

In another season of life, I kept a blog for years and years that recorded our homeschooling adventures. I gave family members (and friends) a peek into our life though they lived far away. That blog morphed into a business venture that never truly got off the ground with any efficiency. As life continued to […]

Our Favorite Recipes – Sweet and Sour Sauce

Sweet and Sour Sauce Joanne Barkman 1 cup ketchup 1 cup brown sugar salt to taste 3/8 cup vinegar 3 Tbsp cornstarch 1 1/2 cup water Mix ingredients and heat until it starts to thicken. Pour over fried or baked meatballs. Simmer for 10-15 minutes. (I add the meatballs to the pot of sauce. I […]

Please Don’t Join My MLM – at least not for this reason!

I will never require someone to join my team to help me. In fact, please don’t join my MLM… (An MLM is a multi-level marketing organization…many home based businesses are MLMs. Some examples would include Scentsy, Party Lite, Amway, Norwex, Young Living, Doterra, and various other jewelry and clothing companies.) We’ve all done it. The […]