Friday, August 26, 2011

Sewing Edges II: Attaching Bias Tape

When I first started working with bias tape, I didn't know much about it. In fact, I just folded the bias tape around my raw edge and sewed. While this method worked okay, I have since learned there is actually a technique to properly install bias tape that results in a more professional looking edge. . . . Read more »

Sewing Edges I: Making Bias Tape

Bias tape is a great way to add a finishing touch, be creative, and finish a raw edge when sewing. It is also easy to make your own bias tape for a fraction of the cost of repeatedly buying it prepackaged. Please join me as I take you step by step through the process of making and attaching bias tape for your next project! . . . Read more »

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Freezer Feasts

I like pizza. I enjoy making pizza from scratch, but I generally don't plan far enough in advance for the dough to have time to rise, so I often ended up buying frozen pizzas to have on hand for such occasions. I have always wanted to try freezing my own and was thrilled to find Amy's blog post about her pizza freezing experience. . . . Read more »

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The first commandment?

In her book, Be Fruitful and Multiply, Nancy Campbell shares her interpretation of what the Bible says about procreation. The book focuses on the role that Christian spouses are to take upon themselves, namely, to be fruitful and multiply. After exploring how the vision of children has changed from biblical times to that of present day Christians, Nancy concludes with testimonials of members of large families, both parents and children. . . . Read more »

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Intended for Pleasure?

Intended for Pleasure, by husband and wife Ed and Gaye Wheat, intends to be a guide to marital bliss written from a Christian perspective. If the title isn't enough to make you blush, the preface is not shy in stating the premise of the whole book: "God Himself invented sex for our delight. It was His gift to us—intended for pleasure." The first few chapters of the book employ a variety of Bible passages to support this hypothesis; the next portion of the book explores the biology and psychology behind the act of sex; and the last part offers solutions, provides counsel, and gives problem-solving techniques for struggling couples. . . . Read more »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

No bread flour, no vital wheat gluten, not even a bread machine is needed to make fantastic tasting loaves. Sometimes we get so caught up in our modern conveniences that it's hard to think of life without them. I find great pleasure in finding out how things were done back in the "good old days." My latest quest for a traditional loaf of whole grain bread led me to Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads: New Techniques, Extraordinary Flavor. . . . Read more »

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oh, give thanks to the Lord...

...for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Psalm 136:1
If you ask children to list those things they are thankful for, they won't hesitate to respond with worldly belongings, whether they be Wii games, Silly Bandz, or some other trendy possessions. Upon digging deeper, a few start to list the more essential family, friends, food, and shelter. Even fewer remember to mention that for which we are most thankful, namely saving faith in our Savior Jesus Christ. . . . Read more »