Apples, fresh from the orchard, are one of the blessings in September. I enjoy making applesauce for the grandchildren. Each year I get a little more efficient. Two appliances have simplified the process of making applesauce for me: a crock pot and a victorio strainer. What is a victorio strainer? For a complete description of… Continue reading Healthy Homemade Applesauce
Pregnant Creation: We Have Much to Anticipate!
For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. Romans 8: 19 ESV All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us… Continue reading Pregnant Creation: We Have Much to Anticipate!
Scenes from the Keweenaw Peninsula
We just returned from a trip to the Keweenaw peninsula of northern Michigan. Calumet (the town where my father grew up) is now a part of the Keweenaw National Historic Park. Copper World is on the main street of Calumet. The shop still sells my novel. The Rosetta Cafe is a favorite stop for great… Continue reading Scenes from the Keweenaw Peninsula
Lacy Loveliness of the Elderberry Bush
Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are familiar. We see them in the grocery store. God has created a multitude of other berries. I feel blessed to have elderberry bushes in my backyard. After reading about the benefits of elderberries I ordered bushes from nursery catalogues. Now I have four bushes and enjoy the different phases as… Continue reading Lacy Loveliness of the Elderberry Bush
A Bluebell Bellflower & the Rocks and Waves of Lake Superior
“Grandma, come see the blue flowers I found.” I followed my granddaughter along a rocky path, as waves pounded the shore of Lake Superior. A light wind brushed against my face. The leaves on the birch trees rustled gently. There they were, bluebells, growing in a crack between the rocks. God created the majesty of… Continue reading A Bluebell Bellflower & the Rocks and Waves of Lake Superior
Pretty Green Globes: Gooseberries for Jam and Pie
Berries have always been valued in my family as a special treat. When I was a kid it was mainly strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. There are so many more. I am developing an appreciation for gooseberries, elderberries and currants. The latter three grow well in my backyard. Gooseberries, elderberries and currants don’t seem… Continue reading Pretty Green Globes: Gooseberries for Jam and Pie
The Tulips at Windmill Island Gardens
In late April of 2012 we visited Windmill Island Gardens in Holland Michigan. The park wasn’t due to open quite yet, but the tulips were early and we were fortunate to see the gardens in full bloom. Tulips have so many varied colors. It it a tribute to the Creator of all flowers. The news… Continue reading The Tulips at Windmill Island Gardens