Welcome to GOODEness Gracious

We're cooking up all kinds of GOODe things with a side of life! Come on in and check out our recipes, freezer cooking, super mommy secrets and common sense commentary on the GOODe life.


Come chill with me, baby, as we cook up a month's worth of family meals in just one day. So come on into my kitchen. We'll give you all the freezer cooking tips, tricks and recipes.

Goode and Gooseberry Patch Project

Join me as I cook my way through Gooseberry Patch's Cookbook--Mom's Favorite Recipes a la the Julie/Julia project.

Super Mommy Secrets

The world is full of Super Moms just like you that make the world go round. From play rooms to board rooms, check out how my Super Mommy friends make it all happen.

It's a GOODe Life

Life is made up of moments. The funny. The ordinary. The frustrating. Join us as we share a few of ours while we live the GOODe life in the hills of Indiana.

GOODe Words

Below are a few of our favorite quotes:

"The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones." - John Maynard Keynes

"Preach the gospel always, and when necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

"When you believe nothing significant can happen through you, you have said more about your belief in God than you have said about yourself" -Experiencing God

"We need to be extremely careful about what we allow to come out of our mouths. The next time you're tempted to talk down to someone, remember, you can't ever get those words back." -Joel Osteen

"To laugh is to risk appearing a fool, to weep is to risk appearing too sentimental, to reach out for another is to risk involvement, and to expose feelings is to risk exposing one's true self."-Leo Buscaglia

"It is not what name others call you that matters, but what name you respond to that truly determines who you are." - Swahili Proverb

"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes." - Mark Twain

"When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." - Wayne Dyer

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde

"Never make someone a priority when to them, you are simply an option." ~Unknown

"Old ways die hard, but new life dances on the gravestones." - John Fischer

"Force always attracts men of low morality" -Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."- Albert Einstein

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."-Harry S. Truman

"Love is a great beautifier."- Louisa May Alcott

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."-Mother Teresa

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."-Mother Teresa

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."-Mother Teresa

"Friends... they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams."-Henry David Thoreau

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And when we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one!" ~ C.S. Lewis

"I need to view myself as a living storyteller, not because of my craft but because of who God has created me to be." ~ HopefulLeigh

"The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself." -Rita Mae Brown

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