Where Faith, Food and Life Converge



 ~Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.~

Psalm 84:3

12405-blue-swallow-designI am a glass half-full kind of person, an introvert, a Christian, news junkie, wife, stay-at-home homeschooling mom, writer, exercise freak extraordinaire, avid reader, and foodie to the core.

Oh, and I hate horror movies.

Growing up in suburbia, I never thought I’d live in the country, much less enjoy having a garden or want chickens so I could have fresh eggs.  I never saw myself as a sometime babysitter to bees or cows, but I am.

I’m fairly philosophical, and although I was always better at English in school than math or science, I’m fascinated by Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Michael Crichton books, or even Bill Nye the Science Guy.

I like to save money at the grocery, but I’d rather do it by making my own bread & jam or canning salsa from homegrown jalapenos and tomatoes instead of buying generic or couponing everything to death (which I have done).

I still think the Beatles are the best band ever, and while I listen to Christian music, I don’t turn up my nose at Lenny Kravitz, the White Stripes or Imagine Dragons.  Ditto for TV, movies and books.  Persuasion by Jane Austen is my favorite book, but John Grisham or J.K. Rowling is worthwhile too.  While I love to watch movies or shows that swell up inside of you, like Braveheart or Toy Story, I will watch The Good Wife, The Americans, or Orphan Black.  I’m a firm believer that to speak to the culture around us, even if we’re not of this world, we most assuredly live in it and should understand it so we can communicate love and truth to those who don’t live in a world of church-speak.

Mushrooms are my mortal enemy, although I’ve overcome my childhood distaste of brusselsprouts.

I think the beach is the best place in the world.  I will do whatever it takes to get there from the mountains at least once a year.

I’m focused, dedicated, loyal and find I have no greater talent than simply loving the people around me.

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