Showing posts from March, 2013

Crescent Chicken Dinner

I tried this yummy recipe from the other night and my family liked it.  It would probably make a good meal to take to someone since it's an "oven dish."  I served it with garlic parmesan broccoli with brownies for dessert. Yes, we like brownies over here! :)

If you would like to make this dish, here's the recipe!

Crescent Chicken

Preheat oven to 350F
1 8 count package refrigerator crescent rolls
2 cups chopped chicken
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup (I made homemade)
1 can of milk (using soup can)
Prepare soup using milk and set aside. Separate crescent rolls. Spoon chicken and cheese onto each crescent; roll up and seal to enclose filling. Place in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour soup over rolls. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.

This is a good one to make a recipe card for and keep for those times when you need a quick meal for your family or to take and bless someone with. I didn't serve it with mashed potatoes like Janelle does b…

Best Underarm Protection

I try to avoid using antiperspirants because of the aluminum and other caustic chemicals they contain. Skin that's been freshly shaved is more susceptible to absorption and that makes the perfect storm when it comes to using commercial deodorants and anti-perspirants. 

But when you are not a light sweater and odor wins out at the end of the day, the natural products don't seem to stand up under heavy demand.  So what's a girl to do?  For years I would succumb to using an  antiperspirant when I felt that odor protection was important, like in social situations when I was unwilling to risk the chance of deodorant failure.  

But I have found something that works even better and it couldn't be easier or more natural. You probably have some in your cupboard right now.  It's baking soda. Yes, the humble little orange box of white powder.  I put some in a little lidded container that I got from IKEA and pinch some out and rub onto clean underarms.  

A little bit of powder th…

Sold Out Submission

What do you think would happen if you decided to obey your husband 100%?  You might think that is unachievable... like saying you will now be perfect from this day forward.  Or maybe you think you don't need to obey 100% - you already do well enough. 

I ask this because recently, I was the one saying those things.  God patiently showed me a part of my heart that I was surprised to see. I thought I was doing pretty great. Especially compared to some other wives.  But then I saw that less than 100% actually equals zero.  

A child who decides when he will and will not obey his parents is not really obeying.  Any "obedience" that he gives is actually just his desires coinciding with his parent's desires.  When his desires are in conflict with his parents, he will not obey.  Thus we see that obedience is only counted obedience when it is in conflict with our will. 

I've known this for many years and thought it was "normal" to have a few disagreements along the …

Organizing Our Basement

This is the first house we have ever lived in with a basement and we sure do love the extra space.  It is an unfinished basement so it's perfect for storage.  We also have a game table that flips around for billiards, ping pong and air hockey. 

Over the last year our basement slowly started to look like a junk yard.  Stuff was piling up all over the place until it was a big mess.  Whenever someone wanted something down there, we'd dig around till we found it and then not take the time to put things back properly. 

So today I decided to tackle the whole mess once and for all.  My sons helped me and together we showed that basement who was boss.  :)
A few minutes after we started working, I remembered to snap some before pictures!  I'm so glad I did because it became a motivation factor to remind the kids how fun it would be to see the amazing transformation in before and after pictures.  It's a BIG basement so there are a several pictures. 

Before (Unfortunately this shot w…

Modesty Doesn't Mean Frumpy

Women are addressed directly in God's word to dress modestly. Perhaps some women claim ignorance on this issue, but it is a fact and there is no way around it. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with brooded hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array  1 Tim 2:9  While we can't expect heathen women to follow this command, women "professing godliness" certainly should.  Why then do we see so many Christian women dressing themselves and their daughters in varying degrees of immodesty?
I see a couple of problems that can hinder a woman who wishes she could dress more modestly, but thinks she just "can't". Most stores don't have modesty as a guiding design principle, so shopping in them can make one feel pidgeon-holed into the latest trends..  Most new clothes sold today have compromising necklines, blouses that cling, and 'everyday' dresses or skirts are hard to come by.Modest cl…