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  1. 40 Things To Clean Up During Lent 40 Things To Clean Up During Lent - We know that Lent is still a few weeks out.  However, it’s not too early to think about what you might do this year.  What can you offer up to the Lord?  It’s a good time to think about Spring Cleaning–of both heart and home.  The tangible things we do during Lent–giving up meat or […]
  2. Provision Room Smart Replies To Rude Questions - My daughter Meg and I are never bored.  We are never not amused with the world around us and how we interact with it.  Yesterday, we got a little sassy-pants and couldn’t help having a little fun with it. This one goes out to all the big families everywhere who daily put up with nosy-rosy […]
  3. Year of Answers Prayer For the Week of January 25 — Kyrie Eleison - They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many sternly ordered […]
  4. Fermented Veggies Fermented Veggies with a fun variation - Does fermenting stuff intimidate you?  Here is a fool-proof way to have the tastiest fermented vegetables! What you need: Seasonal veggies.  Use whatever you like: carrots, beets, onions, peppers, broccoli, radishes, garlic, etc. Long-brewed kombucha/kombucha vinegar (So Cal Locals! Pick up some kombucha vinegar at The Urban Homestead Front Porch Stand!) Herbs of your choosing […]
  5. The puzzling question of co-sleeping Nighttime Parenting - When I had my first child I read books about letting your baby cry it out and sleep in her own crib.  It was supposed to be “better” and make my life “easier.”  Instead, it made me a nervous wreck.  The more I learned about my baby as an individual the more I felt uncomfortable […]
  6. Israel's Bar Mitzvah Prayer for the Week Jan 19 – Speak Life - Words matter. The Bible teaches; Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:28) Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin. (Proverbs 13:3) Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity. (Proverbs 21:23) Evildoers are trapped by their sinful talk, […]
  7. Coming of Age Coming of Age - The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone. Ecclesiastes 12:13 Today we are having a coming of age celebration for our oldest son.  We are calling it a Bar Mitzvah in the truest sense of what that implies, both historically and Biblically.  It’s been sort of […]
  8. IMG_5966 The World Needs More Coffee Makers - Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if instead of rushing from one task to another, instead of prioritizing tasks and things we prioritized people,  instead of seeing strangers we saw Jesus? Father, give us Your eyes this week.  Jesus, Let us see You, in all the ways you reveal Yourself to us. […]