Christmas is Coming

Today is the first day of advent. My unofficial deadline by which I try to be through with my Christmas chores so I can observe advent in preparation for Christmas. This year,  we are in a new state, house, and church, mixing our old traditions with our new ones. The decorating inside is complete and…

Sunday Night Supper

Sunday afternoons I try to cook things for the week. I made pumpkin oatmeal chocolate chip muffins (recipe below) and soup. Tonight it’s extra chilly and a perfect soup night. Tomato soup & grilled cheese were requested by my eight year old. She loves soup almost as much as I do. I didn’t have celery…

The Day I Never Want to Forget

Today is the day I never want to forget. It started with howling winds and pouring rain. I was warm and snuggly when my newly eight year old bounced on my bed. Shelton’s been planning this day for weeks. Church then breakfast at the Waffle House, lunch of rice and beans, followed by dinner of…

Hangry Girl Bisque

After school and swim I had a cold and cranky girl on my hands. She was beyond starving and not ready for homework. While she had a hot shower I made her favorite soup. Thick, warm, and yummy! It’s actually a super easy soup recipe I’ve previously posted. Today I revised Shelton’s favorite “pumpkin soup”…

Football • Food • Family

My idea of a great Fall Saturday involves drinking coffee, watching football, and cooking in my jommies. Family, Football, and Food, are definitely a few of my favorite things. My uncle Marshall always put a roast in the crockpot when we were all coming home. Since we were all coming from different directions and arriving…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

Thank You God

I smile as I sit for a photo shoot directed by my seven year old daughter. Payback for the 7+ years she’s done the same always smiling in love. As I sit while she styles me I thank God for answered prayers. For this sweet baby I never saw coming and the miraculous healing of…

Let Your Light Shine

I started a 21 Day Bible Challenge this week called Out of the Shallows 21 Days of Deep. Day 2 is about letting your light shine before others and that they may see your good deeds and see Jesus. I immediately remembered a picture I took of kids running into bible school a few weeks…

F E A R

Fear is a four letter word! As a Christian who was saved over three decades ago how could I still be struggling with this? I trust God for the big things- sun rising – seasons-gravity but held on to fears. I used different verbs to conceal my fears. Words like worry and doubt. I worried…

Pentecost Sunday 🔥

Today is Pentecost Sunday 🔥 We grew up wearing red on Pentecost Sunday as a reminder of the flame of the Holy Spirit that lives within us. We celebrate God’s gift of the Holy Spirit. Jesus told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem for the Father’s gift of the Holy Spirit, from whom they would…

Saturday Mornings

Saturday mornings when I was growing up we went shopping. We may have had a soccer game or basketball game but we always ended up shopping for groceries and clothes at Seessel’s, Easyway, Goldsmith’s and Dillard’s followed by a treat at La Baguette. I have fond memories of those days but choose a slower paced…

Memorial Day /Decoration Day

As I lay in my bed tonight with a full belly of ribs and all the fixings I know not everyone celebrated Memorial Day the way we did. Grilling and an over indulgence of food are how we celebrate most holidays. Not being geographically close to my family or the servicemen of my family it…