Quote of the Week

 “Christ said, ‘You are the salt of the earth.’   But salt does not exist for itself. When is the last time you went to someone’s home for a meal and said, ‘Man, this is great salt. Honey, how come we don’t have salt like this at home? We gotta switch brands.’

“Salt’s calling is to lose itself in something much bigger and more glorious; and then it fulfills it destiny. We were made to count. We were made to be salt. But the quest for significance is a delicate dance. If I do it by myself for myself, it’s death. If I do it with God for others, it’s life, because whatever I do with God for others does not go back in the box.”

 The Bookshelf 


Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus by Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg




Need A Laugh?


In most of the US there is a policy of checking on any stalled vehicle on the highway when the temperature drops to single digits or below. One very cold morning, at about 3AM, Montana State trooper Allan Nixon responded to a call there was a car off the shoulder of the road outside Great Falls, Montana. He located the car, stuck in deep snow and with the engine still running. Pulling in behind the car with his emergency lights on, the trooper walked to the driver’s door to find an old man passed out behind the wheel with a nearly empty vodka bottle on the seat beside him. The driver came awake when the trooper tapped on the window. Seeing the rotating lights in his mirror, and the state trooper standing next to his car, the man panicked. He jerked the gear-shift into “drive” and hit the gas.The car’s speedometer was showing 20-30-40 and then 50 MPH, but it was still stuck in the snow, wheels spinning. Trooper Nixon, having a sense of humor, began running in place next to the speeding (but stationary) car. The driver was totally spooked, thinking the trooper was actually keeping up with him. This goes on for about 30 seconds, then the trooper yelled, “PULL OVER!”.

The man nodded, turned his wheel and killed the engine. Needless to say, the man from North Dakota was arrested and is probably still shaking his head over the state trooper in Montana who could run 50 MPH.

Who says trooper’s don’t have a sense of humor?




Video of the Week

Patrick Henry Hughes

The Recipe Box

    {Gluten Free} Pumpkin Bread

                                                                      can you tell that Susannah is into gluten free? 🙂

3/4 C canned pumpkin

1 egg

3/4 C brown sugar

1/4 C oil

1/4 C milk

1/2 C potato starch

3/4 C cornstarch

1/4 t. baking soda

1 T. baking powder

1/2 t. salt

1 t. guar gum

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/4 t. nutmeg

1/8 t. ground cloves

Preheat oven to 350º F. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, egg, brown sugar, oil, and milk. Mix well.  Add remaining ingredients. Mix well to remove any lumps in batter.

Pour batter into a 9″ X 4″ greased loaf pan. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick tests clean. Allow bread to cool in pan for at least 5 minutes.


Cute Quotes & Pictures

Noah: “Leah, how do you spell Jessica?”

Leah: “J.E….”

Noah: “No, not J.E.  Just one number…like just J or E.”

Need a simple way to haul your pigs {from the Pig Pile game}?

At least that is how our brothers do it!

 Note: The Seven Sisters Treasures is a weekly post where we share some of our favorite things.  We try to post  a new one every Friday.  Hope you enjoy!  ~The Farmgirls

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4 thoughts on “Seven Sisters Treasures #26

  • February 19, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    For using *my* picture! Like I said, you guys steal my ideas! LOLOL!

    Guess I better copyright them, hmmm?!

    Just had to razz you!

    Lovey you!


  • February 20, 2010 at 1:14 am

    That is a hilarious story!!

  • February 20, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Sorry Mommy-Dear!! 🙂 What idea did you have?? 🙂 Maybe we should've put your name on it?!

  • February 20, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I like your picture on the top! Very nice:) And the quote is a good one, and the story about Patrick Hughes is so inspiring! It makes me ashamed to think of the "troubles" I complain about!

    Noah is so cute! Don't you love little kiddies?! And that picture is so cute too! I'll have to keep that in mind if I ever get pigs and a bulldozer! 😀

    Love and Hugs!

    ~TN-L-A-M-GT 😀


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