God Makes Messy Things Beautiful

God Makes Messy Things Beautiful

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Happy 2017! On Jan 31, I decided to go to bed before 12:00….because…I’m old. But I couldn’t fall asleep. As I lay there I thought about new year’s resolutions. What were mine going to be? It’s a question that I had been mulling over for a few days. And in that moment, the Lord brought a simple child’s song to…

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Songs of Freedom and Life

Songs of Freedom and Life

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Happy 2017 everyone! I finally have a new (as in, not recycled from the past) list of songs for you all! Beginnings are wonderful things to me. I’m not much on the middles of life (middles of projects, years, papers, races, and etc.) and endings are OK, but I do love my beginnings. When God set up the space-time continuum…

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Songs for Christmas 2016

Songs for Christmas 2016

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We are excited to share two Christmas playlists this year. The first is a collection of traditional carols and the second consists of more non-traditional songs that may be new to you (hint, don’t judge the second playlist by its first song!). If you want even more songs check these, these, and these from previous years. Merry Christmas!    

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Bible Study Meals: Mac and Cheese for A Crowd

Bible Study Meals: Mac and Cheese for A Crowd

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One of the most enduring recipes in my arsenal is my macaroni and cheese. I’ve made it many time for many people. New babies, visiting relatives, bible study….it just works in almost any situation. I began making the pioneer woman’s “Fancy Mac and Cheese” recipe and then slowly my “tweaking” became worthy of it’s own recipe (in my humble opinion.)…

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Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Kids? I Have Some!

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Kids? I Have Some!

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Well folks, it’s seven o’clock in the morning and my parents just left their house to go vote. Can you believe this election cycle? I feel like the political season, and especially this year’s season, brings out the worst in people. Fear, judgmentalism, anger, condescension, lack of empathy….sheesh. We humans certainly do like to be RIGHT so that we can…

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Bible Study Meals: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Bible Study Meals: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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I’m trying something new. You’ll have to let me know if you like it or not : ) We’ve just started a new bible study that meets in our home and, since it worked so well for our group in PA, we’re including dinner into our time together. I truly believe that the friendships which developed in our last study…

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Hello. It’s Been Awhile. So Here are Some Jackisms.

Hello. It’s Been Awhile. So Here are Some Jackisms.

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I always seem to offer up humor as a way of making amends for my long internet silence, don’t I? There’s probably some deep psychological reason for that but analyzing my psyche this late at night makes my head hurt. Mostly, I just want to give you a reason to chuckle. So it’s been a rough few months. Much as happened,…

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