Sciencegranny’s Winter Stews – The Ancient Practice of Soup/Stew Making

This granny did not invent the soup or the stew, but I grew up in a home where the women all knew the benefits and utility of keeping a pot of stew or soup warming on the stove.   Learning from my own grandmother:  I remember when I was a little girl first learning how … Continue reading Sciencegranny’s Winter Stews – The Ancient Practice of Soup/Stew Making

Family Christmas Tree – “A symbol of hope and joy”

The Phillips Family Christmas Tree: "originally written as a facebook note" Thirty-One years ago, I was living in Houston, TX with my husband Randy and our young son Jay. It was Christmas time and we could not go home because I was "great with our soon to be born son, "James."  We had lost our … Continue reading Family Christmas Tree – “A symbol of hope and joy”

Thanksgiving Blessings- “Too rich to be so poor.”

A Thanksgiving Reflection: Praising God for ALL!“ Too Rich to be so Poor.” Seventeen years (18 now)  ago I found myself in government housing, alone raising three teen boys and a baby girl.  I was in grad school and teaching for a stipend of $800.00/month and I also made extra money with a part time … Continue reading Thanksgiving Blessings- “Too rich to be so poor.”