Around here, we make a whole-roasted chicken about once a week. Actually, I’ve got one thawing in the fridge right now for tonight’s dinner, and it got me thinking I should share the recipe with you all. My girlfriend Trish is the one who first inspired me to try the herb-lemon-olive oil version, and I am completely indebted to her (Thanks, Trish!). Everyone in my fam loves this meal.  I’m pretty sure my three year old boy could take down half… Read more »

Some of you will remember that a while back, I posted about how we sometimes use Play-Doh to practice our weekly spelling words. Along those same lines, today I wanted to show you some fun we had several weeks ago using  Play-Doh in MATH. At the time, my kindergartner was trying to memorize the last of her doubles addition facts, and (as kids often do at first) she kept mixing up 8+8=16 with 9+9=18. So, to try to drive home those last… Read more »

Hi all.  I’ve got some SCIENCE FUN to share with ya! A couple of weeks ago, we started a special little science unit on the human body, which I’ve titled “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” (yes, of course we are putting that wonderful verse to memory as part of our unit, and eventually, the entire chapter as well).  I was disappointed to find that the K-1 science book we are using this year, has only the teeny-tiniest little section on the human body,… Read more »

What do pregnant, spice-loving vegetarians dream about, you wonder?  Why, Indian food, of course. Eggplant, sliced and roasted for 20 min before it was peeled and chopped. No joke, I have lost sleep this month as I struggled in dream-world to make the perfect dal makhani, garlic naan and channa chat.  Something is definitely wrong with me, I know.  It’s just not  normal. (…except for the fact that this IS normal for me when I am pregnant.  I crave more of… Read more »

“…If there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.”Phil 2:1-2 “If and when we actually discover (or rather are grafted in) the REAL body of Christ, often the temptation is to mistake it for revival or something “new” rather than seeing it as stretching back to Jesus’ John 17 prayer. There is this 2000-year-old John… Read more »