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Illuminated by the Son

When we take the time to let Jesus illuminate our lives and our paths, the world looks completely different. | Virginia George

It was early. Much too early to be out of bed, and here I was sitting in a tree in the cold. We call this “deer season” and it’s supposed to be fun. But mostly, it’s just cold. I climbed up into my tree as dawn began to break and waited. As the sun came up […]

God’s Amazing Sacrifice

What becoming a mother has taught me about Easter. | Virginia George

Ten years ago I was pregnant with my first child. From the moment I found out I was pregnant my entire life changed. I was a mom. No matter what happened, no matter if I lost my baby before he was born, I was a mom and my life became bigger. I was suddenly more […]

Growing Our Own Spaghetti

Every year we like to try something new, this year we're going to grow our own spaghetti! | Virginia George

Every year we grow a relatively large garden in our front yard. Already my husband has broccoli, cauliflower, and tomato seedlings growing in our front window. They are bigger this year than they’ve ever been, and I’m so excited to get them in the ground! Every year we also like to try something new. Last […]

Is Real Maple Syrup Better Than the Fake Stuff?

What is the difference between REAL maple syrup and all the pancakes syrups found at the grocery store? Is REAL maple syrup really that much better? Find out at

I recently read an article with a title something like, “Why Americans Overwhelmingly Prefer Fake Maple Syrup”. Intrigued, I clicked and read on. The article said very little that was actually insightful, and contained no real statistical data other than that just over 25% of their 1,000 person sample said they prefer real maple syrup. The […]

Essential Oils: Meet Lemon

Uses for Lemon Essential Oil | Virginia George

Have you ever peeled a lemon or squeezed a lemon wedge into your water? If so, you have probably experienced lemon essential oil. The essential oil is extracted from the rind, and that left over oily substance on your hands is exactly that. Cool huh? Lemon essential oil is antidepressant, antifungal, antioxidant, antiviral, and invigorating. I […]

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