Several years ago my dad had a heart attack. I saw how my mom had to make changes to my dad’s diet. Lowering a person’s salt intake these days is tricky since salt is in so much of our food. My dad’s heart attack helped me to make healthier decisions for my family as well. … Continue reading Lightly Salted
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! -II Corinthians 5:17- This is my third year of being a part of Lifegate Women’s Tuesday mornings. I’ve really been enjoying it. I love the relationships that develop at the round tables. For Christmas a … Continue reading Labels
As I sat in the emergency room, waiting from my husband to return from receiving a slew of x-rays and scans, one thought ran through my mind: This was not how I thought our summer would go. My husband, a guy who had a long history working in all facets of commercial and residential … Continue reading Don’t Fall for Discontentment
This morning I woke up to gentle breezes blowing through the open windows of our cabin rental on the east side of North Cascades National Park in Washington. You could hear the chortle of a very industrious squirrel, well, squirreling away nuts and seeds for winter. Mountain birds that had lived their whole lives above … Continue reading Producing Beauty from Ashes
Last April was my first encounter with the Lifegate Women’s Bible study, although I came, as a pastor’s son recently said, “looking for a reason not to come back.” It was a step of faith based on a wonderful friend’s kind and persistent invitation, but she never knew how scared I was. The table I … Continue reading A Step of Faith
Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have it to the full,” (John 10:10, NIV). Life to the full… what does that even look like on this side of heaven? If at Lifegate Women we believe a woman can live fully alive when she … Continue reading A Life Lived Fully Alive
Hey, beautiful! I’m so happy you’re here reading the Lifegate Women blog. It is a blessing and an honor to be able to share what the Lord is teaching me with you, as well as continuing to grow in my faith walk alongside you. One of my favorite things to do is to go for … Continue reading Welcome, friends!
Hello friend! If we haven't formally met yet, I'm Mande Saitta and I'm so pleased to meet you! I'm embarking on a new adventure this year, helping to care for the Lifegate Women's blog, along with the very beautiful and uber talented Marisa McClintock. You'll meet her next week! I’m thrilled to be on … Continue reading Pleased to Meet you!
Life is good. So good. My days are filled with five small children to feed, train, and keep alive. My nights usually consist of a cozy book in one hand and a nursing baby in the other. My brain is full of lists and thoughts and ideas. Transfer the laundry over to the dryer. Unload … Continue reading I Choose Not To Be Successful
It’s hard to believe Lifegate Women is over for the 2016-17 season. It’s true what they say, “Time flies when you are having fun!” And, girl, did we have fun! Words cannot express how humbled I am to serve all of you in this role, nor can they truly capture all the appreciation and admiration … Continue reading Lifegate Women 2016-17 – An Incredible Year!