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Prioities

Prioities

When I drove by a local church recently the words on their message board read, “Put God on Your Calendar.” For me, that statement went down sideways. It was like saying God was an add-on—something you must remember to do. In my thinking God is so much more than an item on my calendar or a line on a “to do” list. Since I’m a writer, rewrites are always a part of the process, so my writer brain kicked into…

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Predicting Winter Weather

Predicting Winter Weather

  Ever wonder what the weather will be this winter? Check the inside of a persimmon seed, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac. WINTER WEATHER FOLKLORE Pixabay   HOW TO PREDICT WEATHER WITH A PERSIMMON SEED Cut open a persimmon seed. (The fruit should be locally-grown to reflect your weather. A ripe seed works best.) Image from www.hoosierweather.com Look at the shape of the kernel inside. If the kernel is spoon-shaped, lots of heavy, wet snow will fall. Spoon = shovel! If it is fork-shaped, you can expect…

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Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna

Once zucchini gets going it doesn’t know how to stop. Here’s a way to use about seven of them and lower carbs at the same time. This recipe freezes well for a quick dinner on a rushed day. Lasagna with Zucchini Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil salt…

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A Note From A Reader

A Note From A Reader

A writer loves to hear from their readers, and I’m no exception. When I was at the Christian Writers Conference in Fort Scott recently, I met a new friend, Maranatha. She bought one of my God’s Little Miracle Books to use as a devotional to start the day with her homeschooled kids. I received an email from her recently which read: Dear Sally, I just wanted to pop in and say your first book on miracles is proving to be…

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Dad’s Games

Dad’s Games

Dad constantly made something out of nothing. He loved anything to do with flying—even kites. Each March he caught the bug to build new ones. Since our front yard was about 18 acres, it was a perfect place to fly them. He’d carefully choose thin sticks, lashed them together into a cross and notched all the ends. He’d use thin string to fit into the notches and tie it together at the bottom end. We glued pieces of newspaper together…

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Apple Betty

Apple Betty

Soon it will be time to gather the fall apple crop. Here is one of our family favorites. Apple Betty Preheat oven 350* Grease baking dish Part 1 2 c. sliced apples ( I like Jonathan’s best for cooking) 1 T. flour 1/3 c. brown sugar 1/8 t. salt 1/4 t. cinnamon Put apples into greased baking dish. Mix other ingredients and sprinkle over apples Part 2 1/2 c. flour 1/3 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. old fashioned rolled oats…

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God’s Provision

God’s Provision

On my July 25 blog (God’s Little Surprises) I told you about beginning to record my God’s Little Miracle Book series. Here it is six weeks later and I’ve got two of the books recorded. Now all I have to figure out is how to fix the corrections, format them, and send them to Amazon ACX. Every step is a learning curve for this old dog, but God is quick to furnish encouragement every step of the way. The other day my grandson,…

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Phones Then and Now

Phones Then and Now

Today phones do everything but the dishes. Seventy years ago in the 1950s life wasn’t ruled by the thing you held in your hand everywhere you went. Each house had only one phone. It was usually installed on the wall with a very short cord. It was black with no dial mechanism. When you wanted to make a call, you picked up the phone and waited for an operator at the Southwestern Bell office in town to ask you, “Number,…

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Yummy Peach Pie

Yummy Peach Pie

Finally it’s peach season. I couldn’t resist making a pie this morning. The dough I use makes five crusts. You can put the extra balls in a plastic bag and refrigerate till you make your next pie. Hope you enjoy this family favorite from my book Family Favorites from the Heartland. Pie Crust-Never-fail Variety   Grandma Sally lived in south-west Missouri on a farm. Down the road and a half mile south, lived Bernice (pronounced Burn-nis, with the emphasis on burn)….

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Pet Problems

Pet Problems

This month my article Pet Problems appeared in the Kaw Valley Senior Monthly Newspaper on page 33. If you don’t want to go to http://www.seniormonthly.net/seniormonthly-august2017.pdf , click on the picture, and scroll all the way to that page, read below.   After WW II, life began to settle a bit. Dad came home from fighting in Germany. Mom quit her job as a clothing store manager in Ottawa, Kansas, and we moved back to Fort Scott, Kansas. Dad decided I needed a dog. Mom wasn’t so…

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