Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

The Gift of Presence

Candy blogs: Everyone wants Christmas to be meaningful. We say it every year. I certainly have. We long for Christmases past. I have very strong memories of Christmases at my grandparents’ house in northern Idaho, with all the aunts & uncles and cousins. After eight hours of driving ... down the last stretch of dirt road …… Continue reading The Gift of Presence

Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

Sabbath Rest

Candy blogs: Once again, I have missed sharing on this blog for too long. This has been a year of huge changes in our lives. I have had to take myself up on my own advice by working intentionlly on rest and balance. And our pastor has been teaching on Sabbath rest. What a blessing… Continue reading Sabbath Rest

Your Family, Your Simple & Intentional Life

The Family Dinner Table

Candy blogs: One sad result of the hurried, harried lifestyle of today is the demise of the family dinner table. I'm not a fancy cook but I did try to fix dinner at home most of the time when our kids were growing up. We didn't usually actually eat at the table either but we… Continue reading The Family Dinner Table

Your Home, Your Simple & Intentional Life

A Cluttered Mind

Candy blogs: I am a cluttered soul. I've tried several "systems" over the years to get my clutter under control. I start out strong but never finish. I know the basics ... everything must have a home, don't deal with an item more than once; remove old items before bringing new ones in, de-clutter in… Continue reading A Cluttered Mind

Your Simple & Intentional Life, Your Spirit

It’s so shiny! It looks like God is in here!

Candy blogs: My mind and heart have been all aswirl since Thanksgiving. Christmas has always been a very emotional holiday for me. Christmas was magical because of so many things ... our big, happy extended family, sledding and snow games, drying our wet snow clothes on a rack over the wood stove grate, the "program"… Continue reading It’s so shiny! It looks like God is in here!