Joe Green's Lunch

 The boys at school decide to play a mean trick on poor Joe Green to have fun. But Ned Collins secretly turns their mean trick into an act of kindness!


Easy Meal Idea, Beautiful Poem, Being Unique...

 In this video I share an easy meal idea that we had for dinner last night, another helpful motto, three frugal living tips, one simple living tip, some thoughts about having courage to be unique and a beautiful poem from Streams in the Desert.

'The road is too rough,' I said; 
'It is uphill all the way; 
No flowers, but thorns instead;
And the skies over head are grey.'
But One took my hand at the entrance dim,
And sweet is the road that I walk with Him.

"The cross is too great,' I cried--
'More than the back can bear,
So rough and heavy and wide,
And nobody by to care.'
And One stooped softly and touched my hand:
'I know. I care. And I understand.'

"Then why do we fret and sigh;
Cross-bearers all we go:
But the road ends by-and-by
In the dearest place we know,
And every step in the journey we
May take in the Lord's own company.



 I need to remind myself of this simple truth sometimes!

 I have time to do everything God wants me to do.

Today, tomorrow, this week and always. He doesn't give me a job to do without giving me the time to do it. However, I may not have time to do everything I want to do. I may not have time to do everything my husband or my children want me to do, even though they are a high priority. I may not have time to do what everyone else thinks I should be doing. But I do have time to do what I am supposed to do--what God wants me to do. 

So the question and prayer is, "What do You want me to do today? Tomorrow? This week? What is on Your to do list for me?"

Then we need to prioritize and do first things first.

This truth is so freeing to the overwhelmed and busy mum!


Don't Try to Hide Your Sin

 A Bible lesson and object lesson for children about confessing and forsaking sin based on Proverbs 28:13. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.


My Favorite Motto, Swiss Dough Recipe, God Providing...

 On this video I share my favorite motto and a thought that goes along with that, two frugal living tips and what I found at the opp shops this past week, the Swiss dough recipe and what my children made with it over the holiday. I share two housecleaning tips and a story and sermon about God providing.

Swiss Bread  (Zupfe)
7 cups of white flour
1 tblsp salt
125g butter--melted
600ml milk
2-3 tblsp dried yeast or 7 tsp surebake yeast.
1 egg

Put flour and salt in large bowl and mix.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the milk and heat only to body temperature. 
Add the yeast to the warm milk.
Add the egg and mix well.
Pour the liquid over the flour, mix, then knead for 10 minutes.
Put the dough back into the bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and let rise to twice the size.
Plait (if you want to plait it the swiss way) and bake at 200C for 45 minutes. Or make into buns and cook till done.


Florie's Birthday Party

Florie is allowed to invite six friends to her 10th birthday party. Her mother is astonished and impressed by her choice!
This is Hannah's favourite story.


Fun Object Lesson for Kids on the Bible


While Joseph was spending the day at a friend's house, the girls and I had fun making this object lesson video. In this video I share how important it is not just to have a Bible, but to use your Bible. We show 6 different things that show the importance of using the Bible.