Reblogged Post: 2017 Goals

Originally posted on In Pursuit:
As December comes to a close, and January gets ready to make its triumphant entry, goals start to form in our minds. A new year seems to offer us the chance we’ve been waiting for. A chance to start over, to change some things. To make our lives better. In…

Sweet and Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

If you’re looking for a new Holiday cookie recipe, give these a try.  Adapted from www.fearlesshomemaker.com   Soft Molasses Crinkle Cookies: 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened  1 cup dark molasses  2   1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4…

What Should We Give for Christmas this Year? {Advent Conspiracy} 

During this time of the year, the thoughts of many people turn toward the matter of giving the “perfect” gift. If you are still searching for a gift you can give during this Christmas season, I would highly recommend watching this video our youth pastor showed us last week. To learn more about Advent Conspiracy and their mission…

Thirty Minute Rolls Thanksgiving Recipe

Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes. Thirty minute rolls! My mom and I have been baking these delicious rolls all throughout Autumn this year and the kiddos devour them. They are easy, fast, fun and scrumptious. Your tummy is going to thank you. Enjoy! 🙂…

God’s Royal Princess

As a little girl, there was never a time I didn’t dream of being a princess. I was the girly girl in the family. The classic Disney princess movies, sparkly dresses glimmering with sequins, the tiara with those little plastic shining diamonds, ballet classes, pink tutus I could twirl in-you name it. Being a princess, with a…

Before Taking Action 

The Disobedience of Saul:   1 Samuel The Lord told Saul to follow Him and wait for what He says before taking action. However, Saul did the exact opposite! Instead of seeking God’s approval, he sought his own. This was wrong and his actions rebelled against God. Saul tried covering his sin up by sacrificing. But…

Who is Jesus? 

“Who Is Jesus?”   We may all have a different view of who Jesus is to us, personally. So think about it, in your own perspective… who is Jesus to you? To me, Jesus is first: my Savior and teacher. But also, my faithful friend. When I was twelve years old all I wanted was…

Are You Working Heartily?

After dinner, both my sister and I had been assigned to clean the kitchen. That included: wiping off the counters, loading the dirty dishes and making sure the sink was clean. And after that was finished, we had permission to watch a TV show before bed.  I admit, I was not working with the right mindset….

Enjoy 

School is done for the day and the whole family is piled in the living room watching the football game. My sister and I just drizzled glaze on our fresh from the oven pumpkin scones. Mmm…I’d say we welcomed the new month of September quite well, don’t you? I can hardly wait for the apple sider…

Starting the School Year on the Right Foot:

The five of us, my mom, (my teacher) and my three siblings and I started our first official week of school this past Monday. As a result, I wasn’t able to post. My school work sure kept me busy this week! I am trying to get back in the swing of my school schedule. 🙂 As most…

Searching For Joy

I love dancing around in my room to our local Christian station. I love waking up and hearing the birds sing. I love opening my bedroom blinds and seeing the bright sunshine. However, there are days when I wake up and the local Christian station is turned off, the birds aren’t singing their happy tunes…

Through Junior High

This year, I’ll be stepping into something new, something different, and something strangely foreign to me — my first year of High School.  I decided to ponder back on my middle school years and write a list of a few things God has taught me through Junior High. These three years have been a whirlwind of set-backs, trials,…