Jesus Heals! He Never Changes!


This article is very lengthy but a very good read about Jesus doing creative miracles today just like He did when He walked the earth. If you are interested in this topic I think you will enjoy this in depth read ~

To know more about Jeff Jansen I thought I would post this so that you could read up on him and his heart ~


So sweet and innocent: God new from the very beginning!


Married now for 32 years we definitely have had our ups and downs. The core of our relationship is our faith with the beliefs in the trinity of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. The three are the anchor of our souls and our marriage. We are empty nesters now that our one and only daughter is a Junior in College in the beautiful state of Michigan. We typically see her about every 3 months in which we will travel to her in the summer months and she comes our way, to NH, for her Christmas break. Mike and I have had to reinvent ourselves into something different and are starting to enjoy a little bit of travel (mostly in the New England States), gardening, cooking etc. Although, we miss the younger years and the raising our beautiful daughter we know and have accepted that change is inevitable for each and every one of us. She has adapted to living the independent life and we must say she is doing really good at it! She just got her Michigan State license recently, has traveled to New Zealand abroad the end of her Sophomore term and has just made plans to travel to China the last term or her junior semester! We are very elated at how God is taking care of every detail in the plans he has for her in the field of Social work, her true heart <3. Mike and I talk with her from time to time and try to stay connected through face time, skype and iPhone talking! We miss her dearly but know that our lives must move forward as well! Learning new things about ourselves and scheduling time together is very important to stay communicating and enjoying one another in this empty nester stage! It is all good for our soon to be 21 year old daughter in January and we are fine being her little bit older parents now :D. God is in control of it all and are so blessed that we are connected to the three in one: Father, Son and Holy Spirit because without them in our lives we would look and feel so much different! Just as a tree has new growth from year to year because the branches and vine are connected the same principle applies to us in living this christian lifestyle. #branchsandvineliving #reinventing

Merry Christmas!


imageMerry Christmas from our home to yours! Our daughter is due home for her Christmas break from college this Thursday! This is a piece of artwork she created and I saved from when she was very young. Her name is Joy so I am not quite sure if it was made during the Christmas season but it deemed appropriate for this post. She is a very busy young lady so we do not see her as much as we would like but when we do every moment is very precious 🙂 May you and yours enjoy your holiday with family and friends and may the new year be prosperous and blessed and renewed with fresh hope! Be sure to click the link above to view our short Video from our home to yours! 🙂

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Grain Free


I am always looking for a sweet treat that is low in calories, tasty and healthy! Gonna give these a try soon 🙂

The oven diaries

My husband has a weakness for cookies late at night.

Usually, after we have dinner we watch some movie or TV show and that’s the cookie-craving-moment for him.


TV = Cookies, that’s his premise.

As we’re not planning to stop watching our favorite TV shows (by the way, we’re still mourning Breaking Bad) I’ve been wanting to get my hands on a cookie recipe that he really enjoys and that is healthier than the store bought which are basically sugar in form of cookie with chocolate cream!


My best friend happens to be a professional cook (lucky me!) and she gave me this delicious recipe. She uses no calorie sweetener but I substituted it with a bit of honey and brown sugar. Use whatever you like best, they will be awesome anyway!


Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies: 38 cookies

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup old fashion rolled oats
  • 1 cup…

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Glimmer of Hope!


imageSo, today I wanted to encourage you and me with a story from my past that brought home a great message to me about not giving up and letting our heads drop. I am currently laid up and trusting God to get me through this trial and was reminded of what I am about to share with you. It was a cold winter day and had just got into my car that was warming up before I headed off to work. Before putting my car into drive I took my wedding rings off and put some much needed hand cream on my very dry hands. I then drove off into my day which included working, food shopping, cooking etc. It was just another busy day as usual. As I got to doing the dishes that evening I noticed that my wedding rings were not on my finger. Panic? Yes! I started to backtrack through all the steps I had taken that day before saying anything to my husband. When I finally got the courage to tell him, we worked on backtracking together and what could have happened. It came down to me putting the hand cream on my hands and must have left the rings on my lap without putting them back on my finger and then drove off to work. So, we got in the car and proceeded to go where I had parked my car that day before heading into work. A side street next to the parking lot of my office is where I parked that day. It had snowed that day so the road was snow packed and driven on quite a bit 😦 making this a bit more challenging for us in the job set before us in locating these precious gems. With the headlights on high and flashlights in our hands and praying without ceasing we walked back and forth ever so gently and slowly to see any kind of sign of gold or a glimmer of a diamond poking through in any way. We must have been out there for an hour when I sat myself down in the snow on the sidewalk curb. At this point, a little weary and frustrated I asked my husband to go into the office and check my desk just in case they might be there. As he was about to go in, my head dropped. When it dropped my eyes looked in front of me with the flashlight shining and lo and behold a glimmer of hope was there before me! I yelled to Mike to come and we captured the diamond and moved ever so carefully so we would be able to locate the gold wedding band. Yup, an inch or two away we recovered that as well! I will never forget this evening and the message that spoke loud and clear to my heart from God! When you pray keep on praying and don’t give up! I wish I could say I was perfect and my head did not drop but it did. It was definitely was a life lesson in my christian walk for sure! So, with having written all this out today and the great memory it has for me, I have encouraged myself and I hope it has encouraged you as well! I will leave you and me with a couple scriptures to ponder and meditate on: Galatians 6:9 – Don’t grow weary in well doing for in due season you will reap if you faint not ~ Hebrews 11:1 – Faith is the substance of things hoped the evidence of things not seen and lastly ~ Matthew 7:24-29 Those who hear my sayings and DO them I will liken unto a wise man (when the storms come and beat on your house it will not fall) Let’s be doers of his word – not just on the mountain tops in life in our christian walk but in those valleys we all encounter at one time or another. That’s really where the rubber meets the road and we take what we have learned and know from God’s word and apply and do it! God is ever faithful to His word and will accomplish what it was set out to do for both you and me ~ b encouragedimage