Faith

Remembering Genessa

Nine years ago today, many of us had no idea what the next day would hold. Not many were aware of horrible choices that led to horrible events on 9/11. But nine years ago today, my friend Genessa died in Egypt.  She was a Journeyman missionary with the Southern Baptist Church.  And I had the privilege of knowing Genessa. Today I write in … [Read More...]

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Family & Friends

A Walk Will Do You Good

This morning as I was walking, God enlightened me on a few things. For the past couple of days I have just felt beat down, ugly, fat, bloated--just NOT pretty. Today I decided it was time to really start trying to lose these 50 pounds I need to lose. Yes. 50. Anyway, as I was walking I was listening to Casting Crowns and this song spoke volumes … [Read More...]

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Standing in the Gap

“I had a farm in Africa.” If you can imagine hearing that sentence with a Danish accent, said by a young Meryl Streep, you are my kind of girl.  If you can’t, you need to watch Out of Africa. I had a farm….not in Africa (but I used to pretend saying that with an accent)…in Tennessee. From the age of 6 months old, I was raised on a cattle … [Read More...]

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Kitchen

Blackberry Cream Pie

1 c. plus 2 T. sugar, divided 1 8 oz carton plain creamy yogurt 4 T. flour, divided 1/8 t. salt 4 c. fresh blackberries (or blueberries or raspberries) 9 inch graham cracker pie crust 1/2 c. oats 1 T. butter Combine 1 cup sugar, yogurt, 1 T. flour and salt. Stir well. Sprinkle 1 T. flour on the pie shell and then cover with berries. … [Read More...]

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Marriage

His Interests

The other day, my husband was sitting at the computer looking at motorcycle stuff. Exhausts....helmets...handlebars.....you name it. Our oldest son saw something he wanted me to see and began with the, "Mom, look! Look!".  Before I could even reply, my husband answered him. She doesn't care. Our son asked again, and again, before I could reply, my … [Read More...]

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Personal

Through the Eyes of God

I have been really down on myself a lot lately. In fact, it had gotten to the point that I just couldn't stand to be in the room with "me" anymore. This weekend, that all changed. God spoke to my heart in the wee hours of the morning as I sat reading His word, and my whole view of who I am completely changed. I found myself excited again about … [Read More...]

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Resources

2-book set by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn

2-book set, For Women Only and For Men Only by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn 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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