Overheard: The Manger Is Empty…

…But so is the grave. Jesus just is not here, visibly, these days. We cannot go up to Him and walk a mile or two with Him, these days. We cannot hear Him speaking with our physical ears, cannot touch the scars in His hands, cannot set our children on His lap. But the dayContinue reading “Overheard: The Manger Is Empty…”

Our Thanksgiving Habit

One thing we do every year, almost as a habit, is smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving. A huge turkey. I’ve posted about it before, but this year we will make two of them, and I got photos for ya! So here goes: 1. Thaw, trim, and rinse turkey. 2. Pour charcoal into fuel portion of smoker.Continue reading “Our Thanksgiving Habit”

Fire Prevention Now!

  Facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 31 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared toContinue reading “Fire Prevention Now!”

Tomatoes. Wow. Not.

This year, it seems either you HAVE enough tomatoes, thank you… …or else you don’t. This year, we don’t. We planted 40 Bradleys and Brandywines and got about ten quarts of tomato juice, total. She sighs. However, she DOES have tomato recipes and for those of you who have been blessed, she is willing toContinue reading “Tomatoes. Wow. Not.”

Do you live where tornadoes happen often?

Tornadoes are extremely rare in Utah, but downtown Salt Lake City was struck by this F2 tornado in 1999, which killed one person. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Maybe I should ask, “Do you live in the United States?” because the U.S. has the most tornadoes in the world. You thought so, didn’t you! From 1950, whenContinue reading “Do you live where tornadoes happen often?”