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sifted

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I periodically share some of my favorite internet discoveries in my sifted series. My February collection is listed below. Enjoy!

: : The girls and I have been appreciating more reading time together indoors during this colder, rainy weather (with the addition of our rare few snow days). Some of my/our favorite books to read together include G is for Goat and Mommies Say Shh! I love the illustrations by Patricia Polacco.

: : Though I am not a cauliflower fan, I tried this vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine Alfredo recipe and loved it! The sauce is creamy and delicious. I used my vegetable broth seasoning recipe for the 3 cups of vegetable broth in the ingredients.

: : Our interest in homesteading and sustainable living has us excited about the 2014 Sustainable Preparedness Expo in Portland May 18th. I hope to attend and learn from all the workshops and training sessions available!

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life uncomplicated

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I tend to overcomplicate things; life, parenting, faith. It is a reoccurring problem that I have to keep in check. Life is better simplified. Walking by faith and God’s Word alone – aka ditching many/most of those “spiritual” books out there. (Note: because something is labeled Christian does not mean it really is.) That goes for parenting books too. Not that there aren’t a few out there that might be beneficial, but when you have to sort through all the others, it isn’t usually worth it.

All this mass of ideas and theorizing often distracts from what is right in front of us. The best thing – knowing your child; knowing God through His Word. Focusing on life. Once these things are progressing, well, things start to get clearer. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t the time to sort. I need the real stuff. The stuff to live on, survive, and thrive. I don’t want to be distracted or deceived. I don’t desire to waste my time discerning someone else’s “wisdom.” Humanity’s posturing doesn’t really lure me anymore. I am learning to keep it simple so that I can have more time for what is important.

p.s. There is one author who has written on spiritual and parenting topics that I do recommend. But that is for another post.

Next week —> life after a fixer