Saturday, August 6, 2022

What Happens if You Light a Candle?


 I'm reading Handmade by Melissa K. Norris. I found this quote to be a beautiful illustration of  our life as a Christian. 

"The laws of nature follow the laws of the cross. You can have a candle lit in a sunny room and as night falls, the shadows will begin to encroach, growing larger as the earth spins. But unless that candle burns out, even at the height of midnight, that darkness can never snuff out that flame. And if you give that candle more fuel, it will burn brighter and brighter, pushing back the dark."

 Handmade is a book about a handmade life. My initial interest in the book was because I am learning to make sourdough. Mrs. Norris has a blog where she writes about lots of old-fashioned, homemade, homesteading skills. She has a great video series about making a sourdough starter that's free. Her blog is Melissa K. Norris Pioneering Today

 Handmade  has recipes for all kinds of handmade items. I am intrigued by the cultured foods. Once I get sourdough down, or maybe before, I'd like to try my hand at making yogurt and sour cream.

 You can purchase Handmade on Amazon through my affiliate link, or you can do as I am doing and read it on Scribd. Scribd is the best $9.99 I spend every month. I enjoy reading ebooks, but I listen to audiobooks every day. I listen as I am working about the house, driving in the car, or relaxing while I put some more stitches into a handknitted sock or hat. The best part is that there are no limits to the number of books, audiobooks or documents you can read each month. Everything is included in that $9.99 price. 

 I encourage you to look into Scribd and give it a try. If you use my referral link, you can get 60 days free! In addition, I'll get 30 days free, too. If you sign up, you'll get 30 days free for each friend that signs up for a free trial. Win win! Is that why I share Scribd? Actually, it's a service that I love and get more than my money's worth out of each month. It's that thrifty. 

Well, that's all for now dear reader. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

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  1. This book sounds so interesting. Thanks for the review. And all the best with your sourdough. I have always been intriqued but have never tried to make my own bread before. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!!

    1. I've put my sourdough starter in the fridge to sleep for a few weeks. I'm going to work on learning to make the bread when it cools down a bit. There are lots of simple bread recipes online. You should try a yeast bread sometime.
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