Savage Family Recipe: Banana Cake

Looking for something good to do with those bananas that are about to go bad?  This Banana Cake recipe was my grandmother’s recipe and it is soooooo good.  My kids love it and ask for it anytime the bananas on the counter are getting dark!Savage Family...

Something to think about…

I recently heard this:”God has the ability to judge and love at the same time.  We, however, cannot do both at the same time.  If we are judging someone, we can’t be loving them.  And if we are loving them, we can’t be judging...

What’s your favorite apple recipes?

Monday night I made cooked apples for dinner like my Mammaw used to make. It took me back to my childhood.  My family seemed to enjoy them as much as I did.  (I just cooked the apples with a little cinnamon, sugar, and water…it’s like lumpy...

Keep Moving!

So I started running last week.  That would be walking/running right now.  But I’m working toward no walking in the future. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with exercise.  I hate making the time for it.  I love how I feel...

Will you join me?

This week is a hard week for our family. My daughter, Erica, is saying goodbye to her husband of just a little less than a year.  Kendall is deploying to Iraq for a year.  He’s part of the clean up crew that is bringing a close to U.S. troops in...

Lower the Expectations

On Saturday I had the privilege of watching a friend’s 3-month-old for about 7 hours.  It took me back to the good ‘ole days of burp rags, diaper changes, and very little time for myself. I agreed to babysit with two days notice…enough time...

Marriage Monday: Little Choices Make A Big Difference

In marriage, it’s the little things that make a big difference.  Today’s Marriage Monday explores the little choices we make everyday that can impact our marriage relationship.Mark says…Last night Jill went walking with a friend.  When she...

My Baby Is Going To High School

I’m finding myself quite contemplative this week.  Ok, so truth be told, late at night when everyone else in the house is asleep I’ve cried myself some big crocodile tears more than once this week. Why?Because my baby is going to high school next...

Hearts at Home Workshop-On-The-Go

One of the things that makes a Hearts at Home Conference so much fun is having the ability to design your own day to meet your needs as a mom.  Our conference workshops range from parenting your toddler to launching your teenager into adulthood.  You can...

A message from God

Here are some beautiful words from God’s word for you and me today:“Are you tired? Worn out? …Come to me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced...

Can you think of any more counter-cultural statements?

I loved our discussion yesterday and I wanted to share some of the responses.  These statements bolster our courage to make good choices for our family…even if they’re not popular decisions. Culture says “Buy your kids every electronic...

Interruptions are the work!

My friend Becky shared this quote with me this week:“My whole life I have been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted, until I discovered the interruptions were my work.”   ~~  Henri NouwenWow!  If that doesn’t describe...

Calling All Moms! It’s Webcast Day!

I’m so excited to be a part of a brand new weekly resource for moms that Focus on the Family is launching.  Today is the premiere of the Mom Webcasts that will be available every Wednesday afternoon.  Tuck the kids in for a nap if you are at home or...