How to Cook Vegetables: Steaming, Pan Cooking and Lots of Tasty Recipes

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“I know we should eat more vegetables, but…” This is a common refrain. I bet you’ve even said it yourself. Vegetables tend to be one of the most under-appreciated parts of the food kingdom, and sadly, one that very few people have learned to truly incorporate into their regular eating habits. The video above is a clip from a recent episode of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (one of the few things worth watching on tv!). Watch this brief segment to see that today’s children are […]

Finding Fulfillment in Being a Mother Only

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Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer For many years I’ve disliked filling out paperwork at a doctor’s office or school that asks for my employment status.  I struggle with knowing the right adjective or title to describe all I do in a day. Usually, I simply put “homemaker”.  That never seems fair to anyone.  Does that mean that the mother who works is not a homemaker, too?  No.  Does that mean that all I do all day is manage my home?  Of course not.  So […]

Holiday Card Making with Kids Using Recycled and Re-Purposed Materials

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Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer It never ceases to amaze me just how much joy a simple act of kindness can bring. A thoughtful card often takes very little effort, yet provides so much encouragement. Taking the time to create something for another helps build character in our kids. It trains their mind and heart to pay attention to the needs of others. While anytime is a good time for card making, the holiday season provides a perfect excuse for creating heartfelt treasures to […]

Coming Out of My Bubble: Serving Others by Serving Food

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Guest Post by Hallee I have a new venture in my life. One recent morning in Sunday School, our teacher announced that our class would be one of four groups who would be volunteering with a local church’s soup kitchen. That immediately got my attention. I had no idea my little town in central Kentucky had a soup kitchen. I have always felt a strong calling from God to serve. Lately, it’s become an almost audible voice in my ear. I’ve discussed it with my […]

Serving Our Husbands Through a Nourishing Diet

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Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer “She does him good… all the days of her life.” An Important Education for Women Many studies have found that married men live longer than bachelors. Diet is a significant factor. One study showed that: ”Women traditionally take more responsibility for the home than men do, and, as a consequence, a woman’s education might be more important for the family lifestyle – for example, in terms of food habits…(which) could have a substantial influence on the health and mortality […]