Book Review of Thicker Than Blood

Backcover copy – Christy Williams never imagined that a stolen Hemmingway first edition would lead her back to the sister she left fifteen years ago. But when things begin to unravel, she finds herself on May’s doorstep, fearing for her life. Oh my….What a wonderful novel by debut author C.J. Darlington (and what does C.J. […]

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Book Review – The Sweet By And By

The Sweet By And By is a sweet debut novel by Sara Evans and Rachel Hauck. A lighthearted read that will leave you longing to spend more time with the characters you have grown to love. Sara Evans has a lyrical touch to her prose that sometimes read like a song — no surprise since […]

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Lasagna

When I enter lasagna territory, I make a double batch. We freeze the rest with our food saver–8 meals frozen with an afternoon of labor. That is a great investment of time! I use a deep dish lasagna pan. And I do not cook the noodles ahead of time (this saves time AND the noodles […]

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Jesus offers forgiveness

My BSF leader, Angela Vaughn, taught the other day that Jesus offers mankind forgiveness. Any believer knows that. But sometimes these simple truths are easy to forget. Or easy to ignore. Or easy to not embrace. Let me talk today about the power and penalty of sin from my point of view. Angela got me […]

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The Christmas Story

Merry Christmas! Jesus is the reason for the season. Do you know the story? Read the following scripture to find out. A Savior is Promised (Isa 7:14; 9:6-7; Jer 23:5; Micah 5:2-5a) The Angel Visits Mary (Luke 1:26-38) The Angel Visits Joseph (Matt 1:18-25) Mary and Joseph Travel to Bethlehem (Luke 2:1-5) The Christ Child […]

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Peanut Butter Blossoms

1 3/4  cup flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 48 (or more) candy kisses Combine all ingredients except candy in a large mixer bowl (I use a kitchenaid […]

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Christian Living

This morning our Pastor, Stephen Davey, said something profound. Something that has stuck with me. Something that is very applicable. He said that years ago a Christian Leader told him that Christian living isn’t many decisions, it is just ONE decision. It is a decision to decide to live your life for the glory of […]

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Barking and chasing another dog along fence

When we adopted our Jack Russel Terrier, she ran along the fence line and barked with the dog next door. Not fun when she races and you can’t catch her! We asked our newly found trainer from K9 Solutions and she told me to put Sophie on a leash. Bring her to a prominent spot […]

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Want to finish your first book?

Can’t finish that book you’ve been writing? Or just don’t know where to start? The resource I used to complete my first first draft was Karen Wiesner‘s First Draft in 30 Days. It took me about 90 days, but I did it! The book is a road-map, if you will, of how to write your […]

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Pork BBQ

Place one or two pork tenderloins (most grocery stores sell these  BOGO every 6 weeks or so) along with 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce in a crock pot on low setting for the day, turning every few hours. When you are ready to eat, pull apart using to forks, then mix in more […]

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