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1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Zip lock bag
Wooden spoon
    These cookies are designed to be made just before sending the kids to bed the night before Easter.   Read on and you will understand why.   We have been using this recipe about 15 years.  I am not sure where I got it.  These cookies are a great kitchen activity for parents to teach their children or grandchildren what happened to Jesus on Resurrection Sunday.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. More… »

Categories: Recipes-Kids in the Kitchen, Resources.

Thanksgiving A Time To Remember

This time of the year our family reflects on the meaning of Thanksgiving with the help of the book Thanksgiving, A Time To Remember by Barbara Rainey.  We have read the book as a family for the past 8 years.  A couple of weeks before Thanksgiving we start reading a little bit every day.  The book is all about why the Pilgrims left England, their voyage to Plymouth, More… »

Categories: Recommended Books, Thanksgiving Thoughts.

The Family Dinner Table

The Importance Of Eating Together As A Family Around The Table

As we approach Thanksgiving in America, we plan a meal with family and friends around the table.  The conversation around the Thanksgiving table is usually about what we are thankful for.  Most of the time, we all say that we are thankful for our families, but we are too busy to take the time to really get to know our children or our spouse.  Eating around the table is a great way to open up More… »

Categories: Thanksgiving Thoughts.

The Fruit of the Spirit – Galations 5:22-23

I want to fill this section with our favorite desserts made with fruit.  I also wanted to try to encourage you to talk to your children about the Fruits of the Spirit found in the Bible.  I have related each Bible fruit with a piece of fruit to help explain the fruits better to your children.  Have fun and enjoy these recipes.  More… »

Categories: Fruit Desserts - Fruit of Spirit. Tags: .

How was the word Bread used in the Bible?

 Baking bread can be a great opportunity to pass down the Word of God. The word Bread or Manna was used over 200 times in the Bible.  I have included a few verses that talk about Bread.  The next time you bake some bread have a discussion More… »

Categories: Bread Recipes | Bible Bread, Resources. Tags: .

Beating Breast Cancer Twice with God’s Help

Gaiennie says faith helped her win the battle

Judy Gaiennie has beaten breast cancer twice, and she said her faith and her family got her through the ordeal both times. More… »

Categories: Relying on God During Cancer.

Hurricane Katrina Was Another Opportunity To Trust God

Hurricane Katrina Was Another Opportunity to Trust God

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all you ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.  More… »

Categories: Encouraging Stories.

Caleb’s Comfort Cakes and Cookies

 Caleb’s Comfort Cakes and Cookies 

  “God is the Father who is full of mercy and all comfort.  He comforts us every time we have trouble, so when others have trouble, we can comfort them with the same comfort God gives us.  We share in the many sufferings of Christ.  In the same way, much comfort comes to us through Christ.”  2 Corinthians 1:3-5 


Chocolate Cake

 Comfort foods are the foods that remind us of the way our home smelled when momma or grandma had our favorite goodies in the oven.  Caleb and I started baking cakes, cookies and candies together when he was just two years old.  I would sit him on the counter to help me More… »

Categories: The Roark Family.

Roark Family Adoption Story

Here is a bit of information about the Roark’s and our adoption story! More… »

Categories: The Roark Family.

Following God’s Plan For Our Lives And Not Our Plan Takes Faith

 Jeremiah 29:11-13  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come to pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.  I will be found by you, declares the LORD. More… »

Categories: Encouraging Stories.

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