A Time of Growth and Renewal

It has been awhile, a few weeks. OK, maybe it has been a few months since the last time I wrote. So much has happened. Going between in school learning to virtual at home learning (what ever that is, I still don’t know), back and forth and back again. Then there has been lockdowns, restrictions…

Relax And Breathe

We have made it half way through summer break. Our school is going back to in person school on August 24. Thinking back to last summer, I had time to sit and read books. In fact I was able to read a huge list of them. This summer so far the only reading I have…

So Much Good Food To Eat!

Summer is here and I am so busy. There is so much to do, so much going on around me. For a few weeks now Germany has reduced restrictions, and we are free to travel around. Yes, we still have to wear masks, but we can shop, eat inside restaurants and go about our lives….

A Sweet Time of Prayer

Prayer is vital to the Christian life. It is talking to our Savior, Creator and Lord. But, I must admit that I am not very good at being consistent in my prayers. Sometimes it is that I do not know what to pray. I need to work on this. I need the help and guidance…

A Time To Celebrate

It is a time to celebrate! It is a time to have joy! More on that later. On occasion I plan a meal that is all centered a theme. Tonight is was Greek. I love the flavors and smells of Greek food, mint, garlic, dill, thyme and fennel to name a few. Yum, it makes…

The Promise of Sweets

There is a story that Shannon likes to tell. It involves chocolate chip cookies and good intentions. We were living in Mineola, Texas. Shannon was teaching chemistry at the high school in town. I was home with our sweet baby Joseph. As often happens when you have a small baby (actually this still happens quite…

3 out of 4 Filonczuks approve of this meal

My family is made up of myself, my husband Shannon, my son Joseph who is 9 and my daughter Esther who is 6 years old.  Now, when all things are going right in my world I like to plan out a menu, then make a shopping list from that menu.  This sounds like a fairly…

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me!  This is a journey that began quite awhile ago.  It is the privilege and blessing of having a family to care for.  Part of my job as a wife and mother is in the kitchen preparing meals for my husband and children.   Currently we live in a small village in Bavaria,…