Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vegan Thanksgiving

Okay, so in January my hubby and decided that we were going to go vegan as a family.

Here it is turkey season and our kids will not be eating turkey this year. Nor will they be partaking in the ham at Christmas time. Some days I tell my 4 year old that when he is 18 he can eat "clean meats" and we go down the list which includes chicken, turkey, or deer. I will have to say that I have had some yummy jerk venison made by co-workers in the past.
We hosted thanksgiving this year at our house. Both sisters, brother, niece and nephew attended. They brought the meat, our family prepared the side dishes. We made homemade bread, added carrots, onions, garlic and seasonings such as sage, fennel, and celery seed to make stuffing. I also made a homemade gravy from cashews, nutritional yeast flakes and potatoes. There was also broccoli as a side dish. My kids did not complain nor notice that they were not eating meat.

Other items on the menu included peach pie with flax seed and pureed tofu, cheese cake made with dates and walnuts for a crust.  So, it is possible to be vegan for the holidays.

this post is linked to Mom 2 Mom Monday

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Behold, behold! 
I stand at the door and knock, knock, knock, 
Behold, behold! 
I stand at the door and knock, knock, knock, 
If anyone hear my voice, 
If anyone hear my voice, 
And will open, open, open the door, 
I will come in. 

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Behold, Behold is a simple kids song based on Revelation 3:20 Behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and dine with him and he with Me.

However, how many of us are focused on our child's salvation each hour of the day?  I know I struggle most days with wiping the bums, brushing the teeth and feeding the kids each day.  I struggle to be patient through the temper tantrums, whining and yelling.  

Something that I have recently been convicted of what is my ultimate goal each day? I can be so focused on trying to teach the kids something and improve their brain power. However, what good am I if the task does not ultimately lead them back to Jesus?  I'm trying to incorporate Bible stories, lessons and applications each day and each hour of the day. Even when we are out for a walk I ultimately bring the 4 year old conversations back to how Jesus is coming soon and we need to be ready for him.

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.  Revelation 22:12

Sunday, November 2, 2014


I'm sure many people can't believe its November.  We had an interesting week last week. We feel God is calling us to open our home to foster kids, day care kids and/or students from a foreign country. However, we only have space for our family in our current home.

We put in an offer at a house that seemed to the be the best fit for us.  More bedrooms, larger kitchen and acreage for the kids to run. However when doing the inspections we found the roof will need to be replaced in the next 1-5 years and windows in the next 3-5 years.  Those are big expenses that need consideration in our budget.

We didn't buy the house but got some cute outdoor pictures on the property.

My current goal is to live contently, live simply and continue to seek God's guidance for our family.