busy bees

Feeling about as busy as these bees this week, as a matter of fact my week so far has been full of bees, hay, berries, grandchildren, barnwood, horses, trailers, trucks, scheduling rodeos, mom’s day, ice cream, lots of prayers and more, all good, tell me something good going on in your life 🙂

these bees had decided to make a hive near our fruit trees, since our neighbor raises bees we gave him a call, he came over and did his thing, and they are now happily living at his house, I love folks who know what they are doing

hope in God

What are your plans on this beautiful Sunday? Yay!!!!
Such a good reminder here from 1 Timothy 6:17 Where is your hope?

Jesus adds

So today, one of my granddaughters turns 4, she understands that means she won’t be 3 anymore and that is cause for great concern in her little life. I have tried and tried to explain that 3+1 is 4 which means she is getting another not losing anything, but she just keeps saying she is losing 3. How often are we as believers just like that? We are happy and blessed to have what God has given us but aprehensive when He wants to give us more, we worry. He has great days for us ahead, wonderful things and experiences that may be challenging but all in His plan, we just have to say yes to them, and know that He is adding to the richness of our lives not taking anything away. He is the creator of time. ~ Penny Raine


I have determined that time is one of the most valuable things we have, you can’t make more of it and wasted time can not be recovered, spend your time wisely and on the things most important, you will never have this day or this exact season in your life again, make it count ~ Penny Raine

happiness and success

happiness and success come from making God’s plan your plan, not the other way around ~ Penny Raine

Mondays and birthdays

monday monday monday after a very blessed weekend full of family

birthday joy :)

birthdays, birthdays, as far as the eye can see, one of the joys of a big family ..

God of hope

hoping you have a blessed weekend  full of joy and peace and Him

rest will increase productivity and creativeness

Did you know that if you will take a bit of time to rest, you will not only be more productive but also more creative? You know how I have said a million times that I get the best ideas while in the shower? Because it is relaxing. And we all know how some fresh air and a short walk outside will actually refocus your brain. There is a common thread there. If the RPMs are constantly at the red line, your vehicle won’t last long, the same goes for you.

perfect brown rice made in the Instant Pot

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Is it possible you are tired of hearing about what I mastered in the Instant Pot today? I didn’t think so 🙂 , so here goes, this was super simple and really good.

place 2 T extra virgin olive oil and 2 dices cloves of garlic in the Instant Pot and press saute. As soon as it is hot add 1 cup rinsed and well drained brown rice. (Not the intstant or quick kind) Stir and saute for about 2 minutes. Then add 1.5 cups water. Stop, add the lid and then use the manual setting for pressure, high pressure for 15 mins, when it is complete, let sit for 5 more minuntes then quick release the remaining steam. Open, stir, and tell me if that isn’t the best brown rice you have ever had.