Our Generous God

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Our Generous God

Some professing Christians have a distorted view of God. This distortion often goes one of two directions. The first distortion is that God wants me to be healthy and wealthy at all times. The second distortion is that God is often stingy in dealing with His children. Both are inaccurate views of God. We see… Continue Reading –>

The Food Fight Against Cancer

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Cancer. It used to be a scary, foreign, medical word. Now it’s a scary, common word that people assume they will have one day. According to The World Cancer Report, reported cancer cases hit an estimated 14 million in 2012. In the next twenty years, new cancer cases are predicted to rise by 57% and… Continue Reading –>

“14 Carat” Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Carrot Cake Pin

  Some of my favorite desserts are those that sneak in healthy vegetables when no one’s looking. Better yet is when the dessert is sugar and gluten-free too! Sarah came up with this delicious recipe and my family has enjoyed it many, many times! “14 Carat” Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting 1-15 oz… Continue Reading –>

Have Your Pie and Lose Weight Too

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What if I told you that I ate at least one, if not two, super fatty desserts every day for a month and didn’t gain a pound? It’s true! It's all in the . . .

What if I told you that I knew a gal who made–and ate–at least one, if not two, super fatty desserts every day for a month and didn’t gain a pound? It’s true! Now, what if I told you that gal was me! During September, Paula and I wrote the cookbook The Sweeter Side of Candida which… Continue Reading –>

Robinson Curriculum Updates & New Plans

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Robinson Curriculum Update

Since I posted a couple of summers ago about our decision to use Robinson Curriculum in homeschooling, I’ve gotten a lot of questions and comments both here and via private email. I LOVE hearing from you guys and hope I’m able to answer your questions, but I thought a little update on how we’ve been doing and… Continue Reading –>

Fiesta Coleslaw

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Fiesta-Coleslaw

Summer is just around the corner, so I thought I’d share a recipe for one of my favorite salads. Cabbage, shredded carrot, cilantro, green onion, avocado and lime are a perfect combination in my book. This salad is super easy to put together and very versatile! Use it as base for taco salad, as a side for… Continue Reading –>

Simple Baking Tips When Using Stevia and Xylitol

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Simple Tips

  During September, I had the pleasure of creating 40 dessert recipes using purely stevia and xylitol as the sweeteners. Paula and I got this whacky idea that we’d write a cookbook. We’ll both tell you that the Lord’s hand was over the entire process because we could never have imagined that at month’s end we’d have over… Continue Reading –>

The Benefits of Anthocyanins – More Than Meets The Eye

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Colors — they’re all around us, in our homes, on our clothes, even in the patterns on our dishes. We’ve been steeped in them as a people since the beginning of the world, but nowadays we’re so used to the neon pinks and flashy blues that I think we sometimes to fail to appreciate the… Continue Reading –>

Pumpkified Cheesecake Mousse

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Pumpkified Cheesecake Mousse

Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Mousse. Blended together. Creamy and rich. Have any words sounded so good together? How about ‘sugar-free’ and ‘dessert’? Wait! Wait. Let’s put them all together: Creamy and rich pumpkin cheesecake mousse – a sugar-free dessert. Ahh. . .that sounds better – and the taste is out of this world! Fall always brings to… Continue Reading –>

25 Uses for Lavender Oil

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25 Uses for Lavender Oil WI

Lavender is perhaps one of the most popular and commonly used essential oils; and for very good reason. It’s aroma is almost heavenly and its uses are abundant. If you’ve ever smelled a good quality lavender oil, or used it for one of its many therapeutic uses, you’ve probably fallen in love with it by now…. Continue Reading –>

You’re The Apple of My Pie

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You're the Apple of My Pie

What do you think of when you think of apple pie? Does it make you want to snuggle next to a fireplace? Toes tucked under you? Does a warm, sweet filling and crumbly crust melt in your mouth? Does it bring back memories of Grandma’s homemade apple pie, stuffed full of tart apples for the holidays? When Sarah and I were deciding which recipes… Continue Reading –>

{Homeschooling in High School} Earn Credits With PSEO + HSLDA Transcript Service Giveaway!

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(source) PSEO (Postsecondary Enrollment Options) is a program allowed in select states (Ohio and Minnesota as far as I know) that allows students to take college level courses while in high school. By doing this they earn high school and college credit at the same time. Since we don’t plan on moving again, this post is… Continue Reading –>

{Homeschooling in High School} Earn Credits With Advanced Placement (AP)

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Homeschooling in High School: Earn Credits with Advanced Placement - WholeIntentions.com

(source) Welcome back to Homeschooling in High School. This post in our series covers yet another way your student can earn high school and college credits at the same time, slicing their college debt before they even get their HS diploma! Advanced Placement (AP) Advanced Placement courses are classes taught at college level, but taken during high… Continue Reading –>

Healthy Fats 101

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Healthy Fats 101 - WholeIntentions.com

(source) By Ashlee Bradshaw, Contributor Writer Fear of fats has become an epidemic among many American’s. Many doctors and health care professionals claim that low fat diets are necessary to lose weight, lower cholesterol, reduce risk of diabetes and other chronic illness. It is important to note that not all fats are created equal, and… Continue Reading –>

Do We Need Magnesium?

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The news has been abuzz with magnesium lately, and for good reason. According to recent research, magnesium is an essential mineral which plays several key roles in our bodies. Several of our organs, especially our heart, muscles, and kidneys, require magnesium to function. Magnesium regulates muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, blood pressure, and calcium… Continue Reading –>

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