Horizon Song Hit: “Corner of the Sky”

Sometimes words fail me. . .So I listen to the same song over and over again to express my heart. My girls will tell you we use to drive around the block until a song was finished. I just did not have the “heart” to cut it off with the motor of the car. Many a lap we drove to allow closure to powerful lyrics that were ministering to my heart. This new category is where I share those musical heart spaces with you. My feelings often run deep and I find the passion for life in the giftings of song. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have over the years. This could end up being the largest category in the bunch with time to fill it up!

02 Corner of the Sky by John Rubinstein

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The nightingale artwork by Nina Pickup


The children in the snow artwork by


The Rambling River painting by Jennifer Blenkinsopp


Horzon Recipe Hit: Melba’s Dump Cake

As you can see, this is our favorite pan. Nothing beautiful about it, but it bakes brownies and lasagna perfectly. I think it was a wedding gift. That tells you something! LOL This is super easy, make the whole house smell like you’ve been baking all day, kind of dessert. (Well, we cheat and enjoy it for breakfast: “Sean!”) Let the kids make it 🙂

Martha Stewart, we are NOT. Real family, "used" cookware!

Martha Stewart, we are NOT. Real family, “used” cookware!

Yellow Cale Mix
1 Can Pineapple Tidbits
1 Can Cherry or Blueberry Pie Filling
I Stick Butter or Pats Margarine
Chocolate Cake Mix, Cherry Pie Filing and Butter (have not tried it yet :))

Spray 8×10 pan with Pam
Drain pineapple and spread tidbits in pan
Spread cherry or blueberry pie filing too
Spread Cake Mix over top
Cut up small pats of butter or margarine over top
Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly and browned on top. Approximately: 25 minutes
Great with Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream right out of oven ENJOY!

Horizon Film Hit: Oz: The Great and Powerful

Current Movie Out

Current Movie Out

Dear Readers: *****

I loved everything about this movie! Except the evil in it, of course. It is highly symbolic. Warning, it is frightening, especially for young children. The darkness and evil images could leave impression on young, tender minds. Honestly, even as a Disney film, with the intensity, I would not take my child under 10 years old. But, those of you that know me, know I am highly protective of what I allowed into my girls little psyches. View the trailer and use your own judgement. That said, let’s talk.

I will not spoil it for you. . .It’s goes from black and white to full color. That transition alone, speaks volumes about our lives and Kingdom Callings into full color lives. (A dear friend, sent me a text that said, “Use the whole box of crayons :)) It contains amazing references to the original Wizard of Oz and the story twists are nothing short of genius. The strongest story line I grasped was what “faith” in another potentially can call forth. . .

You will see the main character reference God, I’ll change, I promise. . .Just save me!”  My favorite quote, as best as I can remember it. . .Glenda says to Oz. . .

“You are not who I expected, but you are exactly what I need.”

Christ was not who they expected, they expected a warrior. Yet, He was just what the world so needed! This so speaks of the Christian walk and ALL of our relationships. As we get into marriages, friendships, parenting, even work relationships. . .It’s never what we “expect” and we can fall into disappointments or we can chose to believe God has sent us just what we “need” to rise into our fuller callings. Also, the “colorful responsiveness” of this kingdom on film. . .it calls forth our sacred imaginations toward heavenly yearnings. Ponder these Kingdom Truths as you watch what creative genius can do in the secular world of the Disney Film, that speaks beyond the screen to our sacred lives in Christ.

This is another one of my passions, finding the sacred in the secular. It’s speaks clearly all through this film!  Enjoy, let me know what you think. . .See it and discuss it. It’s worth your time. . .and your heart ponderings. . .

Tell someone, today, “I believe in you.”

In His love and mine, twe