Brainstorming a new novel

Brainstorming a new novel. Fun and scary at the same time! I have found that if I am not organized, I write a draft that will never see the light of day because the entire plot and characters will change. That means another first draft and so on. So, for me, spending some time up […]

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Breaded Chicken

This is one of my favorite cold weather recipes! Thanks to my mom for this recipe which I started making in college! Breaded Chicken chicken breasts or tenders – pounded thin flour in a small bowl for dredging eggs, beaten, in a bowl for dredging bread crumbs for dredging vegetable oil butter Place a large […]

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Walking on a leash

Our Jack Russell Terrier rescue, Sophie, seemed very submissive when we adopted her. We did basic obedience training, which included showing her by various measures (having her wait for food, walking out the door before her . . .) that we were in charge. Regardless of that continued work, we had issues with her only […]

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Cold Seven Layer Dip

This is my summer recipe for when we are invited to an event and I’m to bring an appetizer 🙂 Seven Layer Mexican Dip 8 ounces guacamole (purchase at grocery store or make your own) 8 ounces sour cream 1 package taco seasoning mix 4 plum tomatoes, diced 1 bunch green onions finely chopped 16 […]

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Spiritual Thought – The Sabbath

Does God really mean for us to take the Sabbath off as in no work–no cooking, cleaning, going to the office, writing a letter to a friend? I find the term Sabbath confusing since it is a commandment (Ex 20:10) after all. What exactly does “rest” mean. If we look at the New Testament, and […]

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Book Review – A Case for Love by Kaye Dacus

Kaye Dacus has a gift for romance. A Case for Love is no exception. The third title in the Brides of Bonneterre Series. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Here are a few amazing sentences: Suddenly, the sight of her long legs had only the effect on him of imagining her grinding these people into the […]

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Make your own healthy pita chips

Take whole wheat pita bread, slice into “chips”. Separate the layers – placing the textured (inside) facing up onto a baking sheet. Brush lightly with canola or EVO oil. Pop into a 325 degree oven for two minutes. Take out and sprinkle (now that the bread is warm, it’ll accept the salt) lightly with kosher […]

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Spiritual Thought – Such faith

Remember the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years? Mark 5:25-29 tells of this woman’s plight. This woman was unclean. Which meant that she could not participate in any worship. It meant that anyone who touched her, or she touched, became unclean. She was probably unwelcome in public places. The text tells us that […]

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Book Review – Nothing But Trouble by Susan May Warren

Susan May Warren is a masterful storyteller with a “sugar voice”. If you know me, you know that I simply adore her voice and style of writing. She pulls you in from the first word. And colorful. A few quotes: Davy grinned at her, the frosting from an oatmeal cookie wedged in his teeth. Roughage. […]

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Fruit is the expression of life (Rom 7:4)

This teaching is from Dr. Stephen Davey during his preaching on Romans. This information is taken from my notes and is not the direct content of the message itself. Fruit of Speech (Heb 13:15) : exposure = influence. The more we are exposed to living Christians and the Bible the more influenced we are in […]

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