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Definition Realization

I looked up the definition of the word journey and was amazed when I read the following... jour·ney ˈjərnē/ noun noun: journey; plural noun: journeys 1. an act of traveling from one place to another. "she went on a long journey" synonyms: trip , expedition , excursion , tour , trek , voyage , junket , cruise , ride , drive , jaunt , road trip ; More 2. a long and often difficult process of personal change and development. "her spiritual journey towards Roman Catholicism" verb verb: journey; 3rd person present: journeys; past tense: journeyed; past participle:journeyed; gerund or present participle: journeying 1.   travel somewhere. "they journeyed south" synonyms: travel , go , voyage , sail , cruise , fly , hike , trek , ride , drive , make one's way; More I know that this definition may not rock your world, but it really did something for my spirit.  I think I need to constantly remind myself I am on a journey, and that everyone else is too

Food I Ate Friday - Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken with Biscuits

I am not sure how many times I am going to say I am all about my crock pot, but one more time couldn't hurt.  It is a full blown obsession. This meal is easy, delicious, and makes me happy.  I genuinely hope you try it!  Also, I am not in denial, my food pictures aren't beautiful, and I will continue to use the one's from the website's where I find recipes. Ingredients 3/4 Pound Carrots (about 4) cut into 1-inch lengths 2 stalks celery - thinly sliced 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs  (I used breasts and it is less rich - I just shred it while it is in the crock pot) 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning kosher salt and black pepper 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup heavy cream  (I used 1/2 & 1/2 and it is less rich) Directions 1. In a 4-6 quart slow cooker, toss together the carrots, celery, onions and flour.  Place the chicken on t

I've Got Peace Like a River

Lately I have been feeling at peace.  At peace with my family.  At peace with my friendships.  At peace in my marriage.   At peace in my heart with the Lord.  I have had a couple of hard conversations lately, but now that they are behind me, I feel weight off my shoulders.  I have sat down and read the Bible more lately than I have in the past year, and God's word is refreshing me. I have set aside time to reach out to family that is not near me, and I am finding it rewards me as much as it shows love to them. I am learning to love Bill in the simple moments that we share and to enjoy doing chores with him because I get to be near the man I love. I pray that you find peace in your souls friends. I pray that you seek out peace if you do not have it and find a way to draw nearer to your creator, as he is the only way to find true peace.

Friendship - Oregon Style

These lovely friends are here this weekend from Portland, Oregon!  They recently had a sweet baby named Aiden, and gave Bill and I the pleasure of being his God Parents!   What an honor that is, and I cannot wait to hug him and hold him and be around them and share meals together.  These two are people we really treasure.  This weekend is sure to be a glorious adventure, and I will share some photos in the future :)  Enjoy your weekend friends!

Gettin' Crafty - Photo Update on Palette Project

As promised, here is a picture of the "headboard" hung over our bed - it ended up being more like a piece of art, but I am absolutely in love with it!  Yes, it was a gift for Bill, but as I said last week, it is also a gift for me!  Definitely a win-win for the Rogers :)  Sigh… it fills my heart with joy.

Getting Crafty - My Very Own Sewing Machine

I have wanted a sewing machine for as long as I can remember.  I have been jealous of people who know how to sew and always wanted to have the skill for myself.  I want to make table runners and napkins and quilts and hem pants and take things in and make curtains and be a woman who knows how to sew almost anything.  It is all a part of my mission to become a well rounded woman :) I want to have all the traditional skills: Cooking, Cleaning, Sewing and Baking.   Well, now it's time to embrace this desire, because my wonderful husband bought me this gift for Christmas.  When he pulled it out from behind the tree I had no idea what was inside the box, and when I peeled off the paper my eyes welled up with tears.  What an incredible opportunity I have to hone a skill I have always wanted to master! Despite all this, I'm intimidated.  Learning to sew requires patience and a whole lot of practice.  This weekend we went out and bought the basics (thread, fabric, etc…) an