Margie Haack

Margie Haack with her husband, Denis, are co-directors of Ransom Fellowship, a ministry helping Christians engage postmodern culture in ways that are both authentic to the Christian faith and winsome in its expression. Margie is the author of The Exact Place, blogs at toadsdrinkcoffee.blogspot.com, and is editor of a quarterly newsletter, Notes From Toad Hall, where she writes about being faithful in the ordinary and the everyday. She is also a columnist for Comment Magazine, a grandmother, a lazy gardener, and a chocolate freak.

Little Ways and Secret Sins

Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Spirituality

In 1873 a twenty-three-year-old French woman died of tuberculosis. It was a common disease back then and many died from this incurable pulmonary wasting…

Calm down!

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place / Work and Rest

If it were up to me I’d be blasting judgment from my throne. I would wipe out – the Zika virus, the ex-president of…

Gift Couch

Community / Hospitality / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Camelback couch needs a new look From the moment it was hauled through the front door, I hated that pine-green naugahyde couch. It stank…

What if Your Treasure Was Worth a Billion

Creation / Ordinary Life / Safe Place

Last month Harper’s Magazine (April 2016) published a fascinating report about a Jay Miscovich, who found what he claimed were hundreds of emeralds from…

Gnocchi

Recipes

*Recipe for Gnocchi 2 1/4 pounds potatoes 1 3/4 cups flour (about) pinch of salt 1 egg Steam potatoes until tender but firm. Peel…

MaryJane’s Granola

Recipes

Mary Jane’s Granola 12 C. regular (thick-cut or long-cooking kind) oatmeal 1 C. of each of the following: Sesame seeds Oat Bran Powdered Soy…

Margie’s Meatloaf

Recipes

Margie’s Meatloaf 1 pound lean ground beef 1 egg ½ c. oatmeal, (or substitute 3 slices of bread torn to tiny bits) 1/3 c.…

Grandma Frolander’s Angel Pie

Grandma Frolander’s Angel Pie Meringue Crust: 4 egg whites 1/4 t. cream of tartar 1 cup sugar Beat egg whites and until foamy. Gradually…

Cream of Asparagus Soup

Recipes

Cream of Asparagus Soup 2 cups chicken broth 1½ cup chopped onion 6 T. butter 6 T. flour ½ t. dill weed 1½ lb.…

Christmas 2008 Gift Suggestions from Toad Hall

Books / Hospitality / Ordinary Life

A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie, Fireside Edition, 1949. (devotional) Teach us to pray. If this has ever been a desire of…