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Two Green Smoothie Recipes

Green smoothies have been a quick and easy way for me to get in lots of spinach and other greens in my diet. As promised, here are two simple smoothie recipes. The first includes ingredients that you probably have on hand; the second has ingredients that may not be in your pantry right now but are definitely worth keeping stocked.

Blueberry-Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie


This is what happened today. Little man was excited about veggies. He raided the fridge and brought out a bunch of organic celery, sharing it with Mom and Sis. 

I'm so proud of him. He even drank all his freshly-made carrot juice this morning, asked for more, and tried some of my green juice. Brave little guy. Smile

Lots of Veggies

Lots of Veggies

This entry is the beginning of a series of posts shedding light on my journey in healthful eating. If you are not interested, please pardon the dust! I'm working on a plan to have an easy button on top for those of you interested in the basic health info or the typical updates you've seen on Still in the Storm.

green salad

Wonder or Worry?

thumbs upA few weeks ago I received an email from a friend who had just been diagnosed with breast cancer. He mentioned that for a number of years, before getting out of bed, he would recite the twenty-third Psalm. After the diagnosis, that Psalm took on new meaning.

A Gift of Great Value

A friend just sent me an email. I’m simply amazed at the richness of its content.

She wrote, “You are often in my thoughts and prayers, and I continually pray that God will…


Above: At one of our recent outings, Bird Haven Greenhouse Conservatory.

Have you ever found yourself in an overwhelming set of circumstances? Today, instead of looking inward (focusing on self) or analyzing the outward (actions of others), let's aim our focus UPWARD (on God)!

My Father Planned it All


beautiful river

These words ministered to my heart today in a special way, and I'm compelled to share them with you.

"My Father Planned it All"
by Harriett Pierson


A visit to the Pumpkin Farm this fall (Thanks, Dan, for taking the picture!)

Last week I pondered the events of this past year and decided to summarize them in the form of free verse. As I re-lived these life-changing experiences, the Lord continued to remind me of His grace which was sufficient every step of the way.

I am confident that whatever storm we may weather, His grace is enough to keep us still in the storm.

Wait and See

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