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Growing up near Kruger Park in South Africa, we knew only one season, sweltering heat and sunshine all year long. My first authentic experience of autumn came when we moved to America. Here in the Pacific Northwest with an abundance of growth in every garden, the vivid colors of fall continue to take my breath […]
HARVEST Sometimes during life’s many seasons, we find ourselves stuck in a downward rut, unsure where to start or how to proceed. I believe that every season brings a harvest of new opportunities. This season, I hope for open hearts and minds to see what is right in front of us. A treasure chest of […]
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As the season changes and with it our family rhythms, lean into God and be in constant conversation with Him. His peace truly will guard your heart and mind from wandering down the path of worry.
Life is short sounds like a cliché, but the older I get, the more I realize the truth in this familiar saying. We all waste precious time at some point in our lives, but what if we can live today in a new way?
In South Africa, squash pancakes are not only for breakfast; we eat them every Holiday with dinner. We call them “pampoen koekies”. You can make this delicious family favorite with steamed butternut squash or pumpkin. It is best made from scratch, but if you are in a time crunch, you can use 1 cup canned […]
Most children don’t have a taste for Braunschweiger. It’s pretty much a loaf of meat paste. At an early age, it became my favorite holiday treat. I love to spread it on a giant piece of rye bread. My Oma (German for grandmother) immigrated to the states in the 70s. When she came across the ocean, she brought her taste for Braunschweiger and passed it along […]
All Saints’ Day falls on November 1 every year, the day after All Hallows’ (Saints) Eve or Halloween. Although this holiday is often overshadowed by Halloween, it holds major significance to Christians around the world. Considered a Western Christian holiday, it is observed around the world by Roman Catholics, Methodists, Lutherans and more. Originally observed […]
Generosity is at the core of our faith. We are encouraged to give generously, give willingly and give cheerfully. During this season of harvest, how can you be generous with what God has given you?
We had lived in two countries and three states before we decided to make the Pacific Northwest our home. Our quaint town of Snoqualmie, nestled in the middle of the cascade mountains, showcases glacier-covered peaks, old-growth forests, rich wildlife, and the scenic Snoqualmie Falls. Every season greets us with awe-inspiring views that can only be […]
Hello, my name is Jenn and I am the Grim Reaper of plants. It’s hard to know when it all began, but after many years of trying, and failing miserably, I was left with only one conclusion. I have a black thumb. I even killed bamboo! All you have to do is keep it in […]
Studies show that stretching can help improve your joints’ blood flow, flexibility, and range of motion. When you make stretching a part of your weekly exercise routine, it helps to reduce injury and aids with relaxation and sleep. Here are my tips to help you make the most of your stretching routine: Move slowly and […]
My interview with the young, creative mind part of this flourishing family business If you haven’t heard of the Dahlia Barn in North Bend, Washington – you’re missing out. Founded in 2002, and now the top dahlia grower in the state, the Dahlia Barn not only offers high quality, farm-grown dahlias, but also sun or […]