Brietta has written 42 posts for Mom and Us

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

Last week when I pulled a 1.5lb bag of frozen tilapia fillets out of the freezer, I set about searching for a new way to cook it just for fun. The recipe I found got two thumbs up from all the children and Daniel absolutely raved about it. It quickly got added to my recipe […]

Book review: The Shack

In January when I made my reading list for the year, I very eagerly included The Shack, by William P. Young. I’d heard quite an extreme variety of reviews on the book and all I knew was that it seemed everyone but me had read it– and I wanted to see what the stir was […]

Book review: The Screwtape Letters

In the month of March, my reading slowed down quite a bit as I have been feeling rather under-the-weather due to the expected arrival of our fifth child in October. Nonetheless, I managed to plug along and check three more books off my reading list (which has had to be altered as I go since […]

Good Friday

Alas! and did my Savior bleed,
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For such a worm as I?

Book review: Honey for a Child’s Heart

First of all, I promise I’m only behind in my book-reviewing and not in my book-reading! Two weeks ago I finished reading Honey for a Child’s Heart by Gladys Hunt. First published in 1969, this book is now in its fourth edition* and has been read by many, many parents as they endeavor to encourage […]

Book review: The Creative Family

About a week and a half ago I finished the third book on my my book list. This book– The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections— was, I felt, a great follow-up to reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking a couple weeks ago. It is so much more than just an […]

Book review: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

After I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, I moved on to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, a book I began reading last year and then never finished. I started again from the beginning and, wow, what a great book. The book follows the author’s family for a […]

Gingerbread Cookies

When we make gingerbread cookies, there is no recipe we could fathom using other than the one from Recipes from the Raleigh Tavern Bake Shop. If you’ve ever been to Colonial Williamsburg and had the opportunity to taste these amazing cookies– soft and molasses-y and simply amazing– then you know how set apart these gingerbread […]

A memorial

Today we pause. We pray, we sorrow, we believe for better, we weep. Help us be a voice for the innocent lives being slaughtered on the altar of convenience, Lord. Bring repentance, awakening, conviction, and healing to the hearts of men and women all across our nation. We need Your touch, Jesus; we need Your […]

Book review: The Hidden Art of Homemaking

Last week I finished reading The Hidden Art of Homemaking, by Edith Schaeffer. It had been quite a few years since I last read it and, as I was feeling the need for fresh inspiration as a homemaker, I thought it would be worth my while to give it a re-read. I was not disappointed. […]