Some of the things we do during winter to keep sicknesses at bay: Daily doses of elderberry syrup. If cold symptoms appear, up the dose to 3-4 a day. I make our syrup from dried elderberries and raw local honey. This is so much cheaper than buying it, which is totally acceptable if you don't … Continue reading Tips for Staying Well When Flu Lurks
John received a copy of the book, Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters by Erica Komisar (April, 2017) when he met recently with Randy Stinson. For those not acquainted with religious academia, Randy is the provost at the Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville. He is also the past president of CBMW (Council for … Continue reading Book Review – Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters
When our oldest, who is extremely strong-willed, was about three years old, I remember gearing up for the dinner battle and telling this to my healthy-minded next door neighbor. Stone-faced she said, "He doesn't have to eat." Wut? She had two voracious preteens who could separately eat my husband under the table. They were not … Continue reading Picky Eaters: 10 Tips for Transformation
In early January, I taught a 5 day high school class for 3 hours a day with my good friend and fellow foodie, Diane Loftness. The course title was "Science and Health of World Cuisines." Our class was based primarily on the findings of dentist Weston A. Price. He traveled the world in the 1930's … Continue reading Is Expensive Chicken Worth It? Comparison of Industrial & Pastured Chicken
Early in our marriage we were confronted by a stark contrast in the way we viewed time. I, John, felt like my time was my own. All of it. Well, almost all. Julie felt that we should give more of that time away. She'd say yes to more things than I thought she should and … Continue reading One of the Best Things We Ever Did for Our Marriage
Admittedly, I'm a food snob (Julie here). Despite of this, it surprises some people that I don't shop often at Whole Foods. Most of my grocery needs are met at Kroger. Here are a few tips for label reading to help you navigate the tricky waters of "what is healthy?" I have a few guidelines … Continue reading Shop Smarter: Tips for Reading Labels
We shared this story recently in a letter to a number of folks who partner with us in ministry. But it was too good not to share with a broader audience. I walked out of the Weekend to Remember in Tampa to get a quick breather. Though we were in the sunshine state, I’d yet … Continue reading A Tampa Bay Boardwalk Moment
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