• Bible,  Kids,  Thoughts

    Thought from John Piper

    I came across this thought as I was reading recently and it was a blessing and challenge to me. I must live every day careful not to let even the blessings of God to cause me to become lethargic about the things of God. My ministries, my convictions, and my leadership of family should not be negatively affected by any blessing that the Lord brings my way. “The greatest enemy of hunger for God is not poison but apple pie. It is not the banquet of the wicked that dulls our appetite for heaven, but endless nibbling at the table of the world. It is not the X-rated video, but…

  • Fitness

    Whimpy fitness might be just the thing

    I have a fitness calendar integrated into Google calendar, and it will be one of my goals for the next 12 weeks. I hope to tone and get regular without hurting my back. I also am encouraged by my friends at the gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays when we exercise together, by walking, swimming, or weight lifting. I also am sharing bits of knowledge with my husband, to encourage us both. My plan is a variant of the Royal Canadian Airforce Exercise Plans for Physical Fitness. There is a 5BX plan for men and an XBX plan for women. The plan is made to be accomplished daily in a few…

  • Cooking,  Kitchen,  Recipes

    Double Boiler

    *Guest post by Derek A while back, my wife had a need for a double boiler to make her DELICIOUS Ham Mustard Sauce.  There are plenty of pre-made solutions for a bit of a fee, but we opted for ingenuity as opposed to cash and decided to make our own. What we ended up with was a pot half filled with water and a glass bowl set into it.  The key, though, is three toothpicks set at 1/3 radial intervals.  This allows the steam to escape but keeps it from escaping too freely. Just thought I’d share this handy, cheap tip. 🙂