The Household of Faith

The Household of Faith

 I had just moved back to the Dayton area and was giving my friend, Heather, the home tour. She really liked the décor in two of my bedrooms. I believe every bedroom should be a haven, not just a place to sleep. 

Heather confessed to me that she would love to redo her own room, but didn’t know where to begin. Her love of the colors I used, burgundy, tan, and a mossy green, gave us inspiration.

The Bible encourages us to do good for one other, ESPECIALLY in the household of faith-you know, those folks you worship with.

Heather is the financial secretary at my church.  She finds time to run the Wednesday evening children’s program.  She is a whiz at organizing the many events we have –placement of the tables, room arrangement, and other minute details that, honestly, boggle my mind!

She is so humble that she values the giftedness of others far beyond her own.  Her sense of humor makes her a joy to work with.

We began to plan her new bedroom décor.  I found a quilt and made a dust ruffle with pillowcases to match.  I was majoring downsizing at the time and had a king-size headboard that I wasn’t using.  It was made fresh with a coat of paint. 

It seemed the Lord gave His stamp of approval on the project when I found two floor lamps at my favorite thrift store.  I needed one, but in giving Heather her choice of the two, we were thrilled when one of them MATCHED EXACTLY to the table lamp she already had!!  Every good and perfect gift comes from the Lord!! 

I see these ‘coincidences’ as little hugs from God.

Heather painted the room and master bath before putting everything in place.  At the writing of this segment, it’s been seven years and she tells me she still loves her bedroom!

The recipe I’m sharing today at is from Heather’s mom, Connie.  I asked Heather for one of hers and she said I’d probably recognize it as having come out of my cookbook!  Now that’s a great friend!

Confectionately Yours,


 Chocolate Chip Macaroon Bars

 ½ c butter, softened
1 c. + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 ½ c. brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, beaten
¼ tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pecans
1 ½ c. sweetened coconut
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix together butter, 1 cup flour, and ½ c. of the brown sugar.  Pat into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

Mix together the 2 T. flour, 1 c. brown sugar, eggs, salt, pecans, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate chips.  Spread onto baked crust and bake for 25 mins more. 

Let cool and cut into bars.