Cranberry Orange Scones

Cranberry Orange Scones

When the subject of forgiving comes up in conversation or at a homily in church, as it did today, it conjures up in me the struggle to forgive. Today’s homily was from Matthew 18:21-35. Peter asks Jesus how many times must he forgive when someone sins against him. Peter says, “seven times”? Jesus replies “not … Continue reading

Double Ginger Crackles

Double Ginger Crackles

Happy Christmas Eve! I have all my kids at home for Christmas and we have been eating our way through Hong Kong:) Food is a huge part of our traditions during the holidays. We have our family favorites but I also like to add new recipes, like this cookie. If you need to bake something … Continue reading

Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

Maple Caramelized Turkey Bacon

  Happy 2nd Sunday of Advent! I am sitting at my dining table with my watercolor paint palette, paint brushes, card stock and Christmas music playing. As I paint advent candle cards for a few special people I am grateful for this time of solitude and preparation for the coming of Jesus. Doesn’t that sound … Continue reading

Maple Chia Pots

Maple Chia Pots

What does grace mean to you? Forgiveness, repentance, kindness, courtesy, goodwill, and mercy are just a few meanings that come to my mind. It is kindness from God that we don’t deserve.  We don’t have to do anything special to receive grace. It is God’s free gift to us:) I feel so blessed spending time with … Continue reading

Date, Nut and Coconut Bites

Date, Nut and Coconut Bites

  How intentional are you in your relationships? Do you practice a rhythm of forgiveness and reconciliation? Or do you think, this relationship isn’t worth it and move on? There is nothing harder than maintaining healthy relationships. Whether it is your spouse, kids, extended family or a friend, relationships take constant work. My Thursday ladies have … Continue reading

Simple Scrambled Eggs

Simple Scrambled Eggs

    I’m an empty nester! Well, not really. Just temporarily while my son is in Japan on a school trip! He is away enjoying the culture in Hiroshima and Okayama, service in local schools and bento boxes. I am trying to be still and in the moment. Focusing on the now and trying to erase the … Continue reading