Archives for February 2014

Writing Supportive Messages in Sympathy Cards

Have you ever been at a loss for words when trying to write a supportive message in a sympathy card? Perhaps you’ve wondered if it’s even beneficial to send one? Cards can be a significant source of encouragement and support when you’re grieving. There’s no one message that is suitable for … [Read more...]

How to Afford Healthy Eating

Last week I shared some price comparisons that debunked the myth that healthy foods cost more than unhealthy foods. Of course, if you shop carelessly then it is unlikely you’ll be able to purchase nutritious foods for the same price as junk foods. However, by judiciously enlisting some simple … [Read more...]

The Sights in a Home with a God-Honoring Aura

We’ve already discussed how the sounds and scents in a home contribute to its aura—the overall quality or feeling it emits. Today let’s consider how the sights in a home, especially the way in which it is decorated, can positively influence its aura. Though I don’t believe there is one … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage is a prevalent theme throughout the Bible. We see its significance from the beginning of Genesis (the marriage of Adam and Eve) to the end of Revelation (when Christ comes for His bride, the church). In light of this, it should come as no surprise that marriage has historically been viewed … [Read more...]

Does Healthy Eating Really Cost More?

A common complaint about healthy eating is that it’s expensive. I tend to share the perception that it’s costly. After all, when I grocery shop, fresh fruits and vegetables certainly appear to cost more than processed junk foods. I have wondered, though, if it really costs more to eat healthily … [Read more...]

Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life

Do you have electronic devices in your home that run on lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries? If you have a laptop computer, cell phone, digital camera, and/or power tools, then chances are that you do. These batteries can be costly and inconvenient to replace, so it's wise to maximize their … [Read more...]

25 Homemaking Tasks That Burn 100 Calories

A recent study confirmed that everyday homemaking activities (e.g., laundry, housecleaning, cooking) play an important role in helping women maintain healthy weights. As you’re likely aware, maintaining a healthy weight is about much more than being able to fit into your favorite skirt. It’s … [Read more...]

The Scents in a Home with a God-Honoring Aura

We’ve already looked at how the sounds in a home impact its aura (read about this here and here). Today let’s consider the influence of scents. While the scents in a home do not by themselves make its aura, they certainly do impact it. Many of us would be frustrated, agitated, and less … [Read more...]

Supporting Our Husbands as They Practice Hospitality

Though I tend to think of hospitality as “women’s work,” I realized a few weeks ago that in my household it is actually my husband who tends to realize when it’s been a while since we’ve had guests over. I’ve also noticed that in the Bible, men played prominent roles in hospitality (e.g., Genesis … [Read more...]

Cauliflower Crust for Quiche

The first time I heard "cauliflower" and "crust" in the same sentence I cringed. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, so it tends to have a pungent aroma and somewhat bitter flavor. However, it’s also rich in nutrients. After seeing several recipes for cauliflower pizza crusts, I decided to … [Read more...]