Thursday, February 23, 2017

Update on Us

Well we have been doing well with trying to eat healthier meals.  The cookbooks I have been using are great. I sometimes will substitute ingredients like if the recipe calls for sour cream, I use the light version or I reduce the amount of salt called for in a recipe. We also are losing a little weight. Yay!!

I highly recommend  the cookbook Healthy Choices available from Carlise Press the publishers of Keepers at Home.  As a mentioned in an earlier post this cookbook uses no sugar, white flour or artificial ingredients. When the idea for this cookbook came out a few years ago, I thought how yucky! I had envisioned cardboard tasting food. Boy was I wrong! The recipes are so good!
The number  to order one is 1-800-852-4482. And while you are there get a subscription for KAH. One year for four issues is $14.00.
I don't get paid for the recommendation. I just want to offer these two great resources.
I will try to post a couple of recipes we tried in a later post.
Blessings to you all!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thank You Ladies!

Thank you all for your sweet comments and prayers regarding my husband's heart attack. They are so very much appreciated and you all are treasures to me. Hugs to you all!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Tim's Heart Attack

I shared last week my husband had a heart attack and since then I find my faith has been shaken. My mind is full of what ifs. What if Tim had died? What if he has another heart attack?
I know the Lord is watching over us. I know it was the prayers of family and friends who got him through this.

Needless to say, his heart attack has changed our lives forever. It has caused us to reevaluate our eating habits. Now this is not going to be easy. I bought a couple of Christian healthy cookbooks from the company that publishes Keepers at Home magazine. One is called  Healthy Choices which is full of recipes from Keepers at Home subscribers and the other one is Good and Healthy Cooking by Amanda and Marie Stoltzfus. Both cookbooks have recipes with no sugar, white flour and no artificial ingredients.
So begins my quest for a healthier family.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Comparing Ourselves to Others

I've recently started a new hobby.  I've joined  the League of adults who like to color. In other words I like adult coloring books.My husband also has gotten into coloring books too.
I've been enjoying adult coloring books and it's very relaxing.
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My post that I started on Wednesday evening was interrupted by a medical emergency. My husband was having chest pains which turned out to be a mild heart attack. That's very scary because he has never had heart problems. He had an angiogram last evening  which showed some blockage so a stent was put in. We are so grateful because it could have been much worse.
He came home today and he is doing well. He's a bit tired but he is happy to be home. He's on medications for his heart and blood pressure and it is recommened he change his diet. I've been thinking about making healthier meals for my family anyway.

We eat a lot of unhealthy foods so I need to change that. Even small changes like reducing salt intake, less fast food and switching to whole wheat flour.  So if you think of it please pray I can come up with healthy meals for my family.  Please also  pray for Tim that his heart will fully recover  and no problems with the stent.
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Now back to my original post I mentioned that Tim and I have gotten into adult coloring books. Tim has been encouraging me not to focus on trying to to be like everyone else when it comes to this new hobby. I really am trying but I made the mistake of going on YouTube to search for ideas on coloring books. I found myself looking at various videos and thinking, I can never make my coloring pages look like that! I was getting somewhat discouraged but I realized the Lord doesn't want me or any of us comparing ourselves with others. Each of us is unique with different talents and abilities. So while I may get some great ideas on shading and choosing colors, I shouldn't be worried my pictures aren't "perfect" by YouTube artists standards. I want to just have fun! I'm applying the same idea to my crocheting projects which reminds me I need to get back to the baby booties I started a few days ago.