Building A Heritage Of Character

Resurrection Rolls

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resurrection rolls

Here’s a new twist on the Resurrection Cookie idea for Easter. Both are recipes you can do with your kids/grand kids in order for them to understand the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Read More…

Make an Empty Tomb

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We do this ever year at tombEaster to help the kids visualize the Empty Tomb. We place it on our hutch when complete to remind us of the true meaning of Easter

Savor The Seasons-Part 2

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Kids playingIn the early days of our parenthood, it sometimes seemed that life would go on forever as it was going then. We’d never have any money, we’d never have a child old enough to babysit, we’d never have air conditioning. I was so tense as a young man that I made life harder for myself and those around me.
I’ve heard Marilyn say that when she had three children, life was tougher Read More…

Savor the Seasons-Part 1

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Little boysIf anybody ever invents a time machine, I want the first one off the assembly line. I’ll have a thousand things I want to do. I’ll explore history and find out what really happened on a number of occasions. I’ll return to my childhood and try to make peace with some of the painful things that happened to me and revisit the happy times Read More…

Training The Family Work Force

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Folding LaundryTrain your kids in organization because, as you know, you can’t do it all. Don’t feel guilty about training Read More…

Recipe Box: Easy Chewy Granola Bars

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Granola BarsThis is a recipe that Laura makes. Delicious and nutritious! 

  • 2 C. whole oats
  • 2 C. Rice Krispy cereal 
  • 1/4 C. flax seed
  • 1/2 C. honey
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1 C. mix-ins (mini chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc…)

Note from Laura: ”I cut the sugar and chocolate chips in half, and you couldn’t tell the difference! Also added a little extra flax to increase the fiber.”

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, cereal, and flax. Set aside. In a medium saucepan, combine the honey and sugar. Stir over medium heat until sugar completely dissolves. Once dissolved remove from heat and add the peanut butter. Add to oats mixture and add mix-ins of your choice. Pour immediately into waxed paper lined 9 x 13 pan. Press firmly into pan to an even thickness. Cool completely, then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.