Be Ye Holy As I AM Holy

…because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” 1 Peter 5:16( NKJV)  Can a human being be holy?    What does it mean to be holy?   These questions are a-swirl in my mind and heart this morning as the brisk, cool breeze dances across my bare forearms and calves. Spring has sprung in Texas. Cooler nights are giving way to warmer days … [Read More...]

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You are not alone…

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.      2 Corinthians 1:3-4 "I'm not the first mother to lose a child and I won't be the last." These words said to me, … [Read More...]

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Create a Kitchen Command Center

As I write this, I am working on creating a command center in my kitchen. What started this endeavor is the fact that I have stacks of papers everywhere in my home right now. A stack for my husband, the bills of course, appointments that somehow get missed, my kids' papers that they need for important stuff--things just keep multiplying! I read … [Read More...]

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2 T. bacon drippings (from 3 slices bacon, cooked) 1 green pepper, minced 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 1 minced white onion 2 T. flour 1 large can tomatoes, crushed or puréed frozen bag of okra 1 1/2 t. salt 1/8 t. pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 2 c. shrimp, cooked (can be the frozen, pre-cooked kind, thawed) 8 T. gumbo file' 2 c. … [Read More...]

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Do We Really Mean Til Death Do Us Part?

When you married, you pledged that  you would stay together until death do you part. Now I know many of you completely believed that then, and you still do today. But other women are really struggling with this. They're extremely lonely. They cry almost everyday. They've sought out counseling because the marriage is so difficult. They're … [Read More...]

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Ill-fitting Armor

Recently I had an intriguing conversation with a friend, who was struggling.  She told me that she was afraid she was becoming verbally abusive towards her child. She shared that she had been verbally abused, as a child, too. I asked further into the situation and gleaned that  she was not following the footsteps that had been her experience.  But … [Read More...]

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Devotional by Gary Chapman

Love as a Way of Life 90-Day Devotional by Gary Chapman and Elisa Stanford Please leave a comment on this post OR email Trish (specifying which gift you are interested in) to be entered. All drawings will be on September 8th at 5pm MST to give everyone a chance to enter. … [Read More...]

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