Friday, November 20, 2009

Tip Tuesday

Okay , I know it's not Tuesday. But I really wanted to post this because it could effect your whole holiday season. I just read this article. It said that canned pumpkin may be in short supply this year. Because of rain the pumpkins are rotting in the fields. Very sad. And, apparently, Nestle's sells almost all the canned pumpkin in the United States. Hmmm.

So get your pumpkin early. I personally love this pumpkin pie recipe! It is so good and great for those who can't have dairy. If you miss out on the pumpkin consider making a Sweet Potato Pie. I love them!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Music Scripture & Appreciation - Webby at the wheel

If it's not too unruly, i would like to co-dedicate this song to our beloved Sarah. She brought me to a place where i could hear and understand such a song, from there i have grown to listen and appreciate. She strengthened me so that i could enjoy the good and praiseworthy, noble and virtuous, that which allows the Spirit to dance with my soul, and do so with honor. I listen to this music often, battling the apathetic and angry blaring on the construction site radios, and i contemplate and plan for the decisions i make along my way...leaving my legacy. She draws from the well of living water and shares what she is given as a teacher, a leader, a wife and mother; what a joy it is to be united eternally with such a companion! See Proverbs 31 "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life." Indeed, her example and devotion to what is best, leads me to "Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest." There is another song by Nichole Nordeman that i can feel in my heart with pleasure (and sing along - when i'm working alone), because i too remember to call Him by name; and thus i am part of Sarah's legacy.

Indeed, we are never alone. Let us remember, and leave a legacy worthy as children of God.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I've never really made a song dedication. At least not publicly. There is a first time for everything. I'm dedicating this song to my parenting educator and best friend Vicki Hoefle. When I first heard this song it made me think. What is the legacy that I am leaving to my children. It has made me really look hard at who I am and how I treat my child. On goods days it reminds me to act different.

So to has Vicki. The things that she has taught me has made a profound difference in my life. She is real. She is raw. What I love best about her is that she is snarky. When I listen to her, I know she has battle scars. She is in the trenches with me. Everyday. She just makes it look easy because she's been doing it longer.

So Vicki here's to you!