Bacon Cheeseburger Pockets Recipe

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I had you at “bacon”, didn’t I?  My family loves burgers.  We spent the month of March creating various burger theme nights.  We had Greek burgers, Nacho burgers, Veggie burgers, and Bacon and Blue Cheese burgers.  While they enjoyed all of the different burger themes, their all time favorite is a bacon cheeseburger.  Who can blame them?  The crisp bacon, the oozy cheese, and the juicy burger are one of the best combinations ever (in our humble opinions). But…..what if tragedy strikes and you have no hamburger buns to go with the burgers you told your family they would be devouring for dinner?  (Oh no, this never happens to me.)  To make … [Read more...]

Joy Comes in the Morning Birthday Giveaway

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One year. I can hardly believe it. One year ago I pushed "publish". God sent grace, He sent love, and He sent great joy. He sent writers who love to tell others about Him. Those who love to speak to women and encourage them. And a website was born. My prayer is that as we continue in this journey we will encourage and remind you what an amazing person you are and how much God loves you. Because He does. You are His precious Ruby, His beautiful child. A birthday would not be complete without presents. Enter below for a chance win some of my favorite gifts from my favorite store, DaySpring.* Strong and Beautiful - Christian … [Read more...]

My Son Has a Girl Friend, She is My Sister

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My son has a girl friend, she is my sister. Yes, yes I know that sounds like we must be from some sort of southern region in which inevitably you are also your own grandfather. Not quite, but I bet it got your attention! Often, I hear people talking and trying to do their best to guide their daughters into dating and marrying good Christian men. We have a tight leash on our precious girls. What is expected is clearly outlined and the do’s and don’ts engrained in their brains of what is acceptable. We hold them to incredibly high standards as to what their role encompasses and are quick to point out when they fall short. One of the … [Read more...]

Mom’s Night Out: A Review

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Ever feel like you need a break?  A time that if you don’t get out of your house and away from your life you are simply going to blow a gasket! Every mom needs a break.  No matter if you stay at home mom or you’re a working mom.  Your entire day is taken up with something. I have been both of these types of moms.  If you stay at home like I do now your day can consist of cleaning all day long only to find your new clean room covered in dirt, or with sand, or with toys in the matter of minutes of it being done.  If you’re a working mom you are gone all day only to come home to catch up on cleaning and cooking with very little time left before … [Read more...]

The Danger of Doubt

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Not too long ago, I was blessed to spend an evening with a couple of old co-workers.   When I say “old,” I mean that these are people I have known and loved for 20+ years.   I have learned over the years that being in a work environment where you meet and keep actual friends is a luxury, and I do not take those relationships lightly. We had a blast over good conversation and great food.   As we began to catch one another up regarding the last 10 years or more, inevitably the question came up, “So, what are you doing now?” For the other ladies, who remained in the corporate arena all these years, their lives followed a traditional path—a … [Read more...]

Leaving a Legacy

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To the lady belittling her husband in the center isle of the supermarket: STOP. To the mom screaming at her two year old in the restaurant to “shut up and eat”: STOP. To the person in my rear view mirror that is apparently yelling and raises her hand in a threat to smack her teenager across the face: STOP! I’ve seen all of these things in recent weeks and it just breaks my heart in two. Times are tough and life is hard. I get that. Personalities clash and parent/child/spouse relationships are tested to the breaking point more often than not. I get that.  Some days you just don’t feel like you can keep going and unfortunately the … [Read more...]

Get Cookin’ with Free Kindle Cookbooks

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 All Kindle deals are good for April 8, 2014. Possibly longer--- keep checking! The Egg and I: How to Make Incredible Omelets and Frittatas by Dennis Weaver This is not your ordinary e-book! It has recipe ideas for 31 different scrumptious omelets, omelets you won’t find anywhere else and more than in $30 recipe books. Plus it tells you how to make them and gives video instruction. So start making omelets like a pro. You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can even make a party out of omelets or host the next family gathering with an omelet bar. You’ll learn how here. Freezer Dinner Recipes: The Beginner's Guide to … [Read more...]