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What I’ve Learned About God in Suffering

By lisa rippy / September 29, 2020

I’d like to go ahead and at the beginning of this whole message share what I’ve learned about God in suffering, and then I’ll share how I learned. What I’ve learned about God in suffering can be summed up in three words, yet, they have become so much more to me than…

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Another Lovely Day

By lisa rippy / September 20, 2020

When I wake up now, I realize that my Saturday and Sunday mornings of sitting out in my swing, surrounded by all our green flourishing trees and plants, is soon to be on a “seasonal hold.” Once it’s too cold to sit outside and watch the sunrise, I’ll be inside…

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Creating an Inviting Bedroom

By lisa rippy / October 26, 2019

When decorating any bedroom, the first thing you need to ask is this: What decor’ and colors do “I” really like that help set a relaxing and inviting atmosphere to this room?  I put the word “I” in quotation marks because something that I sometimes run into when helping a…

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Absolutely! – Part 8 (Relational Absolute – 3)

By lisa rippy / January 20, 2018

Did you know that there is something in the Bible that is so powerful, it literally holds every bit of God’s promises in its core? God has said that as we daily draw near to Him, that we’re to practice this … … literally, do it with increasing intentionality. With…

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Absolutely, the New is Here!

By lisa rippy / January 1, 2018

The house is so quiet. Just like it is every January 1. No TV. Nothing but the hum of the refrigerator. Phone is off. Feet are up. And I’m taking a break from some reading to share a little with you that (I pray) just might be some encouragement for…

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Decking the Halls at the Rippy’s

By lisa rippy / December 10, 2016

Merry Christmas! For the past 10+ years, Rip has met his buddies for their annual duck hunting trip. He LOVES duck hunting and looks forward to this one particular 3-day trip every year and I have to admit, so do I! And here’s why — every. single. year. I have…

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Homemaking that Makes Sense Videos … #CHRISTMASTIME

By lisa rippy / December 2, 2016

Hi Friend! The photo for this blog is so special to me because it shows one of my favorite “vintage” books…and the simple Christmas ornament always keeps me reminded of the real meaning of why we decorate and celebrate this time of year – the beautiful Reason of the Season…

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Mike & Sharon Davis Have a New Master Bathroom!

By lisa rippy / October 11, 2016

One thing that I LOVE to see is this — family’s having the HOME they long for! And with the Davis’ family, I am here to tell ya’ … they LONG for family! And they experience it every day. They work together, vacation together, and it’s just remarkable to me how…

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Small Space? Think "less & large"

By lisa rippy / September 30, 2016

One of the greatest temptations in decorating any small space is to use small pieces .. and plenty of them. Trying to decorate a small space can be tricky when you also want to make it: feel inviting and cozy create function invite texture (texture always helps a space not…

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Recipe for Stuffed Bell Peppers … and a habit of our household!

By lisa rippy / May 3, 2016

One recipe that has always been one of my favorites is stuffed bell peppers. When I was a little girl, and it was time to stop playing kickball in the backyard and come in for supper, I remember always getting excited because my mother was (is) one amazing cook! She…

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