Archive | August, 2014

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Love and Power

Late-Intermediate and Advanced Sacred Arrangements for Lever and Pedal Harp

Arranged by Aubrey A. Elliott & Victoria A. Neely



“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite. The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground. Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God…” Psalm 147:5-7


“Through the ministry of hospitality, we share our most prized possessions. We share our family, home, finances, food, privacy, and time. Indeed, we share our very lives…Through the ministry of hospitality, we provide friendship, acceptance, fellowship, refreshment, comfort, and love in one of the richest and deepest ways possible for humans to understand.” – A. Strauch

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One of our favorite ways to foster the atmosphere of hospitality in our home is through the use of candles. Soft lighting and fragrant aromas are inviting to almost anyone, helping guests to feel at home and at rest. Even with the arrival of unexpected guests, it is quick and easy to slip into the bathroom or living room for a moment and light one. One such simple act does much to communicate a loving and welcoming spirit.

With Confederate Candles, the waste and mess that accompany many other candle brands is almost non-existent, making them highly practical for homes that are continually teeming with busy activity. Confederate Candles are guaranteed to burn for between 30-40 hours, and with the addition of the ring that traps the heat in along the edges, they typically burn clean – all the way down the edge of the jar – so that no wax is wasted. Hand-poured into rustic jars, these candles are tidy to burn and add a touch of homey elegance to any room decor. Click here to view a few of our many fragrance options, and check back soon for additional fragrances!

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Blueberry Breakfast Rolls

Try this delectable breakfast recipe, that tastes more like a dessert! Soft, sweet, and simple to make, this is sure to become a favorite for any family. Drop us a comment to tell us how you like them.



Blueberry Breakfast Rolls

375° F
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 12 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 16 rolls


1 (12.4 ounce; 8 count) package refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
1 cup frozen blueberries, thawed and well drained
1/3 cup blueberry preserves
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

  •    Lightly grease 16 2 1/2″ muffin cups. Remove cinnamon rolls from package; set icing aside. Cut each cinnamon roll in half crosswise. Press each half in bottom and about 1/2″ up the side of each muffin cup.
  • In a small bowl, stir together blueberries, preserves, and lemon peel. Spoon filling onto dough into muffin cups. Sprinkle with pecans.
  • Bake at 375° F for about 12 minutes or until golden. Cool in muffin cups for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely.
  • Place icing in small bowl. If necessary, add a little milk to make icing of drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over rolls. Serve rolls warm.


For more delicious blueberry recipes, check out our family cookbook, Tasty Traditions.