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Adventures, Children's Ministry

A Masters course, 1st official class IN University

This week marked a monumental occasion in my life. I attended my first in-person Masters level class at a University. I have taken two Masters level courses from another school, and will be taking a few more from them, but the school is across the country. Four-hour time difference. As much as I enjoy that...… Continue reading A Masters course, 1st official class IN University

Resolutions
Adventures

Goals or Resolutions? Which do you prefer?

Are you one of those people who starts a new year off with a long list of resolutions? Or do you set one or two achievable resolutions? Perhaps you don’t bother with resolutions at all. Maybe you just have goals that remain the same throughout the years. What do I do? I am typically one… Continue reading Goals or Resolutions? Which do you prefer?

Children's Ministry, Crafting

Children’s Ministry and Christmas

Have you ever wondered what a children's ministry leaders life looks like around Christmas?  No? I'm not surprised. However, I'm going to give you a glimpse into what my life looks like... (I apologize now for the quality of the photos, and for the fact that WordPress isn't letting me rotate them to the correct orientation.… Continue reading Children’s Ministry and Christmas

Adventures, Children's Ministry

A new adventure, a new focus

Once again, I will be making some changes to this poor old blog of mine. My focus in life has shifted and therefore the focus of this blog will be shifting as well. I will still leave room here for our adventures in homeschooling and crafting, but now the main focus of my writing will… Continue reading A new adventure, a new focus

Crafting

Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

A CALL INTO CHILDREN'S MINISTRY I'm not sure if I've mentioned it on here yet, but in September I will be starting my Masters in Children's Ministry. I've been running the Children's programs at our church for about a year and truly feel that I have found my calling. Recently we decided to renovate/redecorate some… Continue reading Children’s Ministry Decorating Challenge.

Toothless the Dragon
Crafting

Toothless the dragon.

Have you seen the movie, How To Train Your Dragon? In the movie, there is a black dragon, a Night Fury, named Toothless. I found a pattern online to make a Toothless stuffy and I set about to do so for an artisan showcase. This was not an easy sew. The difficulties began with the… Continue reading Toothless the dragon.

Cooking

Baking up a storm!

Life has been a bit hectic lately, but that hasn't stopped me from baking up quite the storm. It doesn't help that I've fallen in love with the Great British Bake-off. Whenever I see someone making delicious food on tv, it always gets me excited to be in the kitchen. Hubby enjoys this, at least… Continue reading Baking up a storm!

Homeschooling

Sometimes life gets a bit crazy!

WHERE HAVE I BEEN? You may have noticed that I've been a bit neglectful when it comes to posting regularly. Well, as the title says, sometimes life gets crazy! I work part-time/seasonally for a wonderful local accountant. Most of my work comes during tax season, which has just ended. Well, mostly anyway. This year was… Continue reading Sometimes life gets a bit crazy!

Cutest Kid ever!
Crafting

Apple Tree Sewing Patterns Review

It was love at first make when I first sewed up Apple Tree Sewings Bunny Hug Hoodie. Since then I have made two for Mr. T and L'il Miss. Mr. Moo has three. Apple Tree has many other wonderful patterns as well, a few of which I have tried and love. I have made the Grow… Continue reading Apple Tree Sewing Patterns Review

Cooking

Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Are you looking at the title and thinking, "say what? Cauliflower on a grilled cheese?" That was my initial thought when I read the recipe in our weekly eMeals plan. However, it turned out to be delicious. We've used eMeals in the past but had taken a break from it. A month or so ago we… Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese Sandwich