Wild At Heart 

“We cannot escape the law that would persuade all things to remain wild or to return to a wild state after a period of cultivation. What is true of the field is true also of the soul if we are but wise enough to see it.” A.W. Tozer, “The Root of the Righteous” After a…

God Operates In The Unexpected

Rarely does God work in ways in which we expect that he will. Even the non-religious among us may admit to believing that God does indeed work in “mysterious ways.”   From Genesis to Revelation we see clearly (thanks to hindsight) that God pretty much always works in the most unexpected ways. He told Abraham…

How I Experienced God During Lent

As a protestant/evangelical, one might be surprised that I would participate in Lent. I confess that I do not know much about the history of Lent, but what I understand it to be is an intentional time to make a sacrifice of something temporal to gain something eternal. When I think of fasting, I think…

A Different December

I have always loved December. All the decorations and music and excuses to eat, drink and be merry are enough to put me into a perpetual state of holiday frenzy. Most of my Decembers past flew by at break-neck speed leaving my head spinning on December 26… but not this December. Quite frankly, this entire…

For The Love | My Review of Jen Hatmaker’s New Book

Last summer I got my hands on an advance copy of Jen Hatmaker’s newest book “For the Love” and let me just say right out of the gate that I LOVED it. I laughed, I cried, I shouted AMEN in hearty agreement. This is a book that women will enjoy most, but I know men…

Walks and Wildflowers

Today was a good day. Kids did really well for the most part. After lunch we all went for a walk… Our first walk as a family of 5. The boys in the double and big sister walking along holding daddy’s hand the entire time. I kept thinking over and over “I can’t believe this…

Whole30 Confessions

Today is the halfway point of my second Whole30 and I have a confession to make. I am not pursuing a perfectly compliant Whole30 this time around. Now, the hard-core Whole30 veteran in me HATES admitting this. Because I don’t want to cause my brothers and sisters to stumble. And because I know that some…

Sweet Potato Chorizo Chili (Whole30, Paleo)

We love chorizo in our house, and there are some nice Whole30 approved chorizo options at our local grocery store. The brand is Logan’s and it is made here locally in Northern Virginia. I really like the flavor combination of ground beef and ground pork of some kind, and it really worked with the sweet…

Whole30 Chili Recipe 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have  tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love 🙂 Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

Lent, Fasting and Me

Nearly two months in to 2014 and this is my first post. I am very pleased to tell you that I have been busy reading my chronological Bible as I indicated my intention to do in my last post of 2013. I have read through Genesis, Job and Exodus along with John 1 (alongside Genesis…

Albondiga Soup (Whole30 and Paleo)

I had never heard of Albondigas until about three weeks ago. We were watching Food Network’s All-Star Academy and one of Bobby’s contestants made Albondigas for the first challenge. I went straight to google to learn more about these Albondigas and was very happy to learn it was meatball soup. The Walters love their meatballs,…

Apple, Endive, Jicama Salad (Whole30 compliant)

This crispy, fresh salad is inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in Arlington, VA, Liberty Tavern. We used to eat there a lot in our pre-kid days. Once for dinner at Liberty Tavern, we enjoyed a salad with julienned apple, endive and jicama tossed in a creamy/tangy dressing. It was an unexpected combination of…