The Art and Science of Cheesemaking

After a very busy weekend at Trinity Church’s Girlfriends Conference 2017, I got on an airplane and flew out to Walla Walla, Washington with my friends, professional chefs, Donna Caudill and Grace Low to visit Monteillet Fromagerie.  Founded by Pierre-Louis and Joan Monteillet 20 years ago, Monteillet Fromagerie was the first farmstead artisanal cheese facility…

Taking Bold Steps

  “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what Gas has prepared for those who love Him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV I never imagined that making a bar of soap could represent taking a bold step of faith.  When the idea to make goat milk soap first materialized in my…

Kid Power Organics

Kid Power Organics is committed to educating kids. 10% of all our sales support the Kid Power Organics Handwashing Project at Light of Future Schools. When I traveled to Cambodia for the first time in October 2013, I had no idea how that particular mission trip would impact my life. My introduction to Cambodia and…

The Momentum of a Big Idea

“She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.” Proverbs‬ ‭31:16-17‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Trinity Church’s Girlfriends 2016 Conference is one week away. I can barely contain my excitement! This year’s conference theme “I AM HER” resonates with…

Sustainable Compassion

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” ~ Florence Nightingale, English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. Over the last 16 years, I have been involved in developing and implementing social…

Take Responsibility For What You Love

“Take responsibility for what you love as an act of service.” ~ Peggy Holman I have been reading Peggy Holman’s book, “Engaging Emergence: Turning Upheaval into Opportunity”. From the moment I heard Dr. Susan Stewart, DVM, describe Holman’s concepts at the the 2015 ECHO International Agricultural Conference, I knew that I had to read the…

Placed In The Garden

“Then the Lord God planted a garden in Eden in the east, and there he placed the man he had made.” ~ Genesis 2:8 (NLT) I woke up early this morning and decided to walk outside to take pictures. The first day of vacation is always hard for me. I wake up early, feeling like…