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Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

  I have to write about peace for this Friday’s fruit because that’s what I am feeling now. Beautiful peace. Shalom, shalom. I had two huge things going on–one with my health and another with business–things that would normally make me fret. But I have been praying and asked others to pray for me and I feel perfect peace just ... Read More »

The Marketing of Evil

I was blown away reading The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelain. I placed the first chapter online for you to review. Read the excerpt–prepare to be shocked. I feel like the proverbial frog in the frying pan–slowly being boiled. it’s a real eye-opener. The first chapter reveals how America has been ‘sold on homosexuality.’ Kupelian describes: “Kirk and Madsen ... Read More »

Friday Meme

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I started a Friday meme. The description and prompts can be found here. Read More »

100 Years Ago

This morning, I received some of the U.S. Statistics for the Year 1907. As an aging baby boomer, I recently passed the half-century birthday (probably why my email was in extra large font). Isn’t it amazing how much things have changed. Our cell phone caring, net-surfing, children have a hard time understanding what life used to be like. Reading this ... Read More »

Feta Veggy Salad

This is our family favorite salad, we have it often. The ingredients vary as to what I have on hand. The minimum is Romain lettuce, raisins, and feta. Everything else is optional. No cooking unless you decide to add the asparagus. To make a full meal just add 2 cut up cooked chicken breast (roasted is best). Mix in a ... Read More »

What is Your Focus? Your Foundation?

As we fellowship with other believers and read books we can grow in wisdom and understanding. But the most important thing is that we 1 Cor. 1:24) and in Him is hidden “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3). The better we know Christ and the more we become like Him, the more we will walk in wisdom ... Read More »

Confusing Headlines

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Experts Say Include Your Children When Baking Cookies Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Drunks Get Nine Months in Violin Case Iraqi Head Seeks Arms Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead Prostitutes Appeal to Pope Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands Clinton Wins Budget; More Lies Ahead ... Read More »

Firefox Keyboard Shortcuts

These are very handy. My favotite is Ctrl+= to make the text larger on almost any page. Once you learn these your browsing will be super fast. Spacebar (page down) Shift-Spacebar (page up) Ctrl+F (find) Alt-N (find next) Ctrl+D (bookmark page) Ctrl+T (new tab) Ctrl+K (go to search box) Ctrl+L (go to address bar) Ctrl+= (increase text size) Ctrl+- (decrease ... Read More »

HOW Wins Excellence in Education Awards

The 2006 Excellence in Education Awards from The Old Schoolhouse magazine have been released. Here is how Heart of Wisdom placed: Best Resource Book: 2nd Place Most Unique: 2nd Place Bible Curriculum: 2nd Place Character Building: 3rd Place Thank you for voting! Read More »

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that my dear husband Ronnie is home from the hospital and growing stronger every day after his heart attack. I am thankful there never was a moment when Ronnie’s life was not, or is not, in God’s hands. I’m grateful that when we are weak God is strong. I’m thankful for the answer to prayers for the ... Read More »

God's Yellow Pages

Where to Look When You are: Afraid Psalm 34:4 Matthew 10:28 2 Timothy 1:7 Hebrews 13:5,6 Anxious Psalm 46 Matthew 6:19-34 Philippians 4:6 1 Peter 5:6,7 Backsliding Psalm 51 1 John 1:4-9 Bereaved Matthew 5:4 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 Bitter – Critical 1 Corinthians 13 Conscious of sin Proverbs 28:13 Defeated Romans 8:31-39 Depressed Psalm 34 Disaster threatens Psalm 91 Psalm ... Read More »

Mango Salsa

One year in Florida on vacation we had Mago Salsa and loved it. I found this recipe at Simply Recipes. I tweaked the original recipe to our family’s tastes. Mango Slasa I found at the grocery store it too hot for my family. 1 ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and diced (about 1 1/2 cup) (See: How to Cut a Mango) ... Read More »

Quick and Easy Fresh Asparagus

This is my favorite vegetable. As soon as asparagus comes in season we have it a few times a week. Fresh grated Parmesan is best but canned will do. Quick, easy, healthy and delicious! 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb 2 Tbsp of the extra virgin olive oil 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon lemon zest or ... Read More »

Bread Pudding

My hubby’s favorite desert but he can’t have it any more since his heart attack. But it is yummy! My daughter Rebecca gave me the recipe (backwards I know) but we changed it a bit to make it taste like dh’s mother’s bread pudding. Becky said this is a bit hit on covered dish night at church. 2 can of ... Read More »

Thirteen Things I Learned From David and Goliath

This page made with Ancient Israel Scrapbook Kit 1. The overall lesson is we should trust God no matter what the circumstance look. David completely trusts his Lord to bring him victory. David defeats the well armored giant with a single shot from a simple sling shot. 2. We need to rely on God instead of self-reliance or “things”. David ... Read More »


Last night I listened to the “The Way of Holiness” an audio sermon by Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). This morning I got up at 5 and listened three more times. It is a very powerful sermon encouraging active spirituality and the pursuit of holiness by self-examination. Holiness, to Edwards, “tis the highest beauty and amiableness, vastly above all other beauties.” I’ll ... Read More »

Do You Love the Law?

Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165 Do we love His law?” One cannot love what one does not know. A person cannot do or understand what he has never learned. We are commanded to learn law (the Torah, scriptures or Bible) day and night and to teach it to our ... Read More »

Our 13th Gandbaby

Tyler Nathan only 3 lbs 2 oz but doing well. He is expected to come home in January. He is a beautiful blessing. Sisters Tiffany and Serria are very excited. David (our son, Tyler’s 7- year-old uncle) said, “Hes as big as a banana!” Read More »

Another Lesson from My Sweet Grandmother

Recently my grandmother was on her deathbed unable to lift her head or speak. She could not drink, eat, or even take an IV. I watched her spiral downhill quickly. I prayed. She slowly began to take small sips of water. Each day she took a little more. Within a week she was sitting up talking, laughing, and reading her ... Read More »