I found this recipe in the "Holiday Favorites" supplement, of the December 2020 issue of Food Network Magazine. The printed recipe was for lemon cakes, but I was out of fresh lemons the morning I had to make this sweet confection for a Christmas potluck. I substituted lemons with the blood oranges I had on … Continue reading Blood Orange Olive Oil Mini Cakes
A piece I wrote about the connection I experience through hospitality and my work in hospice was recently published on (in)courage, an online faith-based community created for connection, equipping, and encouragement. You can read my guest post here: "THE HOSPITALITY OF BEING PRESENT"
We need each other. This is a truth I know, and yet in the routine busyness of daily living I can still be surprised by the power of this simple reality. A few weeks ago Emily flew across the country from her home on the east coast to stay with us for a week. Emily … Continue reading THE POWER OF SIMPLE REALITIES
I felt frantic when I looked in the mirror and saw a small blob of beige make-up on the front of my black dress. No amount of dabbing or wiping would remove the smudge left by a spilled drop of liquid concealer. In a desperate attempt to clean my dress I pulled it over my … Continue reading STUBBORN STAINS & SWEET MEMORIES
One of my favorite Old Testament stories is found in the Book of Exodus. The Israelites are under attack and Moses tells Joshua, “Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites. Tomorrow I will stand on top of the hill with the staff of God in my hands.” So Joshua fought … Continue reading KEEPING STEADY