On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my purpose for this blog. I started it to record recipes that I was trying, in order to have them close at my fingertips.

Earlier this year, I felt it was time to take it to another level. I’m not even really sure what got me started on to writing, as I would NEVER EVER in a million years classify myself as being a “writer”. But I found that the more I got into God’s word, the more I was learning, and the more I wanted to share what he was teaching me!

The struggle is always to remain 110% true and display what is on your heart and what IS happening, not what you WANT to sound like is happening. There have been posts I’ve looked back over and seen a desire evident, but it was not necessarily what was really happening.

I want to be relevant to those who are around me – have a word of encouragement, a word of challenge; a word that is always from the Lord and from my heart of hearts what I am learning.

God’s word is always relevant. Even written over 5,000 years ago, it is always applicable to us today. It never ceases to amaze me how it can strike deep to the heart, bringing godly sorrow and repentance; joy and peace; love and encouragement; reproof and challenge. God’s word is always relevant, always teaching.

My desire for my life – my family, husband, children, homeschool, friends, blog, and anything else – I think is found in something I read yesterday – Isaiah 50:4

“The LORD God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.”

I desire to teach, and to be taught, by God’s word first, and by what others around me are teaching. So, I think I have found my goal!