Exciting Changes


Before I tell you about the exciting changes taking place here at “Threads of the Heart”, I would like to apologize for my absence over the past several weeks. Aside from some sporadic posts here and there I have been pretty quiet. You see I have been dealing with quite a few issues, including medical problems. I received word from my doctor last week regarding the biopsy results – no cancer. For the first time in several weeks, I am able to breathe again. I have a new lease on life, so to speak. Continue reading

Fruit Salsa

As the weather begins to change from winter to spring, just as the buds are forming on the trees and the daffodils are blooming my family starts requesting fruit salsa. It has become such a favorite that I thought I would share it with you.


Gather together the following fruits:

4-5 medium apples
3 kiwis
16 oz. package of frozen raspberries (or fresh)
16 oz. package of frozen peaches (or fresh)
2 – 16 oz. containers of strawberries
All of the fruit needs to be chopped or diced into small pieces. I prefer to utilize my food processor for all the fruit except the apples. Make sure that the pieces are not too small if using the food processor or your salsa will be runny.


Frozen raspberries and peaches chopped in the food processor


Stem the strawberries. Take the skin off the kiwi and cut in half.









Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top and blend together

For the apples, the kids are always eager to help using our peeler, slicer and corer.  After they are done, I chop the slices into small pieces and add to the rest of the fruit.


Quintin using the apple peeler/slicer/corer


Apple after it has been sliced, peeled and cored


I chop the apple by hand leaving the pieces small, but not too little












Now it is time to make the cinnamon chips. Bake in a preheated oven at 425 degrees for 7-9 minutes. These are really easy to make and so yummy!


Cut the tortillas into quarters


Arrange the triangles on the sprinkle with water and dust with cinnamon and sugar








As I was making this the other day for Easter I got to thinking about the ingredients. Although each one is good on its own, when they are blended together they are even better. The same thing is true in our lives. In Romans 8:28 it says that “God works all things together to good.” He uses everything in our life – the good, the bad, the bitter, the dry – to blend together to form something better than any of the ingredients on their own. So as you as sitting down with your cinnamon chips and fruit salsa, I want you to think about how God is using the various “ingredients” in your life to make something wonderful.

I would love to hear from you today. You can either share what God is doing in your life or maybe even pass along a favorite recipe of your own.