St, Joanna the Myrrhbearer

Saint Joanna the Myrrhbearer Commemorated on June 27 Saint Joanna the Myrrhbearer, wife of Chusa, the household steward of King Herod, was one of the women following and attending the Lord Jesus Christ during the time of His preaching and public ministry. She is mentioned in Luke 8:3 and 24:10. Together with the other Myrrh-bearing…

I love a ‘cottage-y’ home

My house is very much NOT a cottage. Built in the late 1960’s during the space-race craze, it looks like a spaceship trying to take off. It has a flat roof and the corners of the roof come up at the tips. Maybe it looks a bit more like ‘The flying Nun’s’ habit? I was…

Why I love a kettlebell workout

Confession time: I am a certified personal trainer. So how did I balloon up to such an undesirable weight? Stress, a bit of unhappiness about my life. And this… I stopped going to the gym except sporadically. I am a bit of a germaphobe. Between the men who spit in the drinking fountain and the…

12 week challenge part 2

I had to run out the door earlier. I was meeting mom to go to the box store to buy steaks and things for the next 12 weeks. I had to cut off my participation off early in the Apostle’s Fast, at least the eating part. We know fasting is about more than just what…

12 week challenge

Kettlebells & clean eating (yes, I’m doing carnivore again. Details later). I don’t have time right now to go into further details… but it’s on like Donkey Kong! If you want to join me sign up using comments or send me an email.  

Spanish rice red lentils

APOSTLES’ FAST They are a tad spicier than what I would normally eat… I don’t have a final pic (I’m not that great at food photography right now.) I do, however, have a pic of the ingredients. From left to right starting in the back; red lentils, hard to see but that is dried onions…

Icons are necessary (and you have them in your home already)

My heart aches for my church. I miss it so much. We are closed for the next two weeks because the priest’s son has tested positive for Covid-19. Our priest and his family are self-quarantining. Lord have mercy. Even if it were open, I still could not attend. As I walk through my home, I…

Home money management

I have an odd confession… math makes me cry. For real folks. Oh, and I married a software engineer who every once and a while likes to talk about math. When he does, my ulcer begins to ache and I burst into tears. True story. I want to make it clear that I am NOT,…

Your signature scent

In 1983, Oscar De La Renta created my favorite perfume, Ruffles. I wore it everywhere, even to self-defense class. I was the best smelling person in the room (and yes, people commented on how odd it was to see me perspiring (glowing) with everyone else during a workout and yet smell like flowers, c’est la…

Orthorexia and homemaking

I had no idea there was a name for what I had been going through for most of my life until I read this POST by my friend, Sally. I will not bore you with the details, especially since talking about such things can be triggers for those persons struggling with the same, or similar…