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Scenic Views of Ernie Maxwell Trail

Posted in Family, Outdoor Adventures, and Photography

One of the things that I love about living in the high desert of CA is the ability to leave the dry, sandy desert behind and head to the mountains. Fresh air. High altitudes. Snow. Trees. The scenery completely changes as you head up the mountain. We have beautiful scenic views in the high desert, but we miss actually being among the green trees of the mountains. We very rarely get snow were we live, and when we do actually receive it, it’s not more than a light dusting. To enjoy snow, we drive to the mountains. A large section…

Reading through the Bible in One Year

Posted in Christian Life

The beginning of a new year seems to spark the new to start fresh, to create new habits and break old habits. I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I do set goals for myself. While goals are set throughout the year, the first of the year lends itself to setting goals for the year. I’ve read through the Bible in the past. Munchkin and I did the 90 day Bible challenge a few years ago. This year, I’ve decided to join the Women in the Word facebook group as they read through the Bible chronologically. The group provides some…

Grace for the Moment

Posted in Christian Life, and Reviews

I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This post may contain affiliate links. As the new year begins, I’m trying to start new habits and refresh some good old ones. Somewhere along the way, I had fallen off on my bible studies. I was still doing basic devotions, but I wasn’t really studying the Word in a way that allowed me to grow in my relationship with the Lord. While I was trying to decide what I would be doing this year for my studies, an online friend mentioned a group of women who were reading through…

Looking Back at 2016

Posted in Family, and Thoughts

It’s always fun to look back at what took place during the year. There were both ups and downs, but I like the remember all of the blessings we encountered along the way. It should be interesting to see what the new year of 2017 has in store for us. January – Shoulder Surgery D’s shoulder surgery was quite the ordeal, but we made it through it. The military hospital really dropped the ball on quite a few things, but the shoulder was repaired which was the main concern. The road to recovery would be a painful, slow process, but…

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Posted in Gluten Free

I’ll be the first to admit that cookies are a real weakness for me. The store bought cookies aren’t as tempting, but cookies fresh from the oven… Those cookies can’t be beat. Lately, I’ve been craving some of my gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies, but it’s been so busy around here that I’m just now getting around to baking them. I had originally planned on baking a batch of the cookies for my family and another batch or two for the Marines as a Christmas gift, but I that didn’t happen. Instead, at the last minute, I made 3 pans…