For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 53:8-9

God does not think the way we do.   He constantly reminds us in his choice of “heroes” in the Bible-Moses, the Good Samaritan, the Woman at the Well, the Apostles-a motley crew of uneducated laborers and “sinners.”   He shows His power in the most unexpected ways and through the most unexpected people.   He takes the discarded, the throw-aways of our society and gives them hope, dignity and respect.   He teaches us to do the same.

Our carefully chosen artisans also take discarded materials to re-purpose into something beautiful. Please check out the selections from Dana & Natalie, Thistle Farms, Stacie’s Sewing Studio, Whimsey Pudding, and first fruits bakery on our website,

Speaking of bakery, the aromas from the kitchen are yummy!   Our Brandied Apple Spice Cake is sooo good because we use quality, fresh ingredients.   Our apples are locally grown by our favorite orchard, Mountain View Orchards, a family owned farm in our area.   My husband says they are the best he’s ever eaten! We’re also working on new recipes which we’ll announce in the weeks to come.

We’ll be at Pepper Place Market again on September 19. Please stop by to see us.   Remember your purchase has a purpose!

Blessings to you,

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