Archive | February, 2012

Freezer Friendly Foods & Recipes

Contributing Writer: Jamie Sanders Getting Started With Freezer Cooking One of the easiest ways to make dinner preparation a breeze is to have frequently used ingredients pre-cooked and pre-chopped.  I try to keep my freezer stocked with recipe basics so when it’s time to start dinner, most of the ingredients are ready to go.  This will shave 20 to 25 […]

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Pt.8 Loving Your Man When it Hurts – His Side of the Story

Contributing Writers: Jami and Mark Nato The last story in our series. To read the other stories go here. To receive our updates click on the Follow button on the sidebar! Jami shares as she looks back on that day: “my world literally collapsed. it was an out of body experience. i was so deeply upset, but could […]

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Throwing Out the Window My “Parenting Theories”

As a young woman and counselor, I had many theories on “raising kids,” prior to having them.  One of them was if I saw a kid whining at the grocery store and having a tantrum because he didn’t get what he wanted I would think (insert smart alecky voice) ”Maybe at home he gets what ever he wants […]

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From Bows to Button Hair Clips

Contributing Writer: Laurel MacDougall I have a daughter that is too old for bows and ribbons.  Yes, the day has come.  I think these button clips are a great older option for girls hair.  They are really easy to make – follow along. You need: Button cover kit – I used 3/4″.  The first time you buy […]

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Your Winter Wardrobe with a Splash of Color

I love that March is around the corner! Mother Nature is awaiting to splash our world with color as the first buds of green appear giving us a glimpse of hope for warmth.  Usually by the end of February I get so tired of my dark and dull wardrobe.  I am ready to embrace some […]

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Pt.7 Loving Your Man When it Hurts: Divorce

Contributing Writer: Emily Weatherby  If you’re just tuning in, stop by here  to read the rest of the stories of women sharing from all walks of life. At the age of 23, when I said my vows and repeated the words, “. . . to love and to cherish . . . in sickness and […]

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Dr. Seuss Party

Contributing Writer: Mari Hernandez-Tuten Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! I wanted to share this party with you all as we draw closer to celebrating Theodor Seuss Geisl.  Hopefully this gives you some ideas as you celebrate in small or big ways. Every year we get excited about throwing a Back to School party for my sons […]

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Get Your Punch On! 3 Ingredient Raspberry Punch

photo by L. Davidson (sis-in-law) Here’s a recipe that I impressed the crowd with for a baby shower.  Perfectly pink for the arriving girl!  This was a last minute combination I found in the store to replace a punch I found a little too pricy for my taste…. INGREDIENTS: 1 can of frozen pink lemonade […]

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Part 6 Loving Your Man When it Hurts: Infertility

Contributing Writer: Melody Hester For the others stories in this series stop by here. Next week, we will end our series with Part 8 of Loving Your Man When it Hurts. Yes, it went from 6 to 8 women!         We met in seventh grade at a church youth group outing. He held a […]

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Our Series Coming to an End

Our month long series will come to an end next week with, Part 8 of Loving Your Man When it Hurts.   If you have been following along and counting, yes it did go from 6 to 8 women sharing!  I have been greatly blessed by this series and I know from reading your emails and comments […]

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Cream Cheese Pound Cake

Featured Writer: Lorraine Hebler In less than 20 minutes you can have this moist and dense pound cake ready to go into the oven. Perhaps it is the low and long baking time, or the addition of cream cheese that keeps this cake from being dry.  I have made it numerous times and have never […]

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Solid Foundation

Contributing Artist: Kathleen Ang-Dalseno “I was given the opportunity to meditate on these words when a client requested this as a gift for her husband. Then Marty Norman, author, made these words come alive when she shared about her forty-four years of marriage. It really challenged me to commit my marriage up to God, and let […]

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Part 5 Loving Your Man When it Hurts: Expectations

Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson  For the rest of the stories in this series go here. There have been plenty of times I have disappointed others and others have disappointed me – including my husband.  It seems the closer the person is to you, the harder the disappointment hits.  When we’re talking about our spouse, it’s a […]

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Snapshot Sunday

Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann Lucy’s homework with a little sass(not good, but awfully funny!)

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Pizza On A Stick!

Contributing Writer: Mari Hernandez-Tuten We have a four-day holiday weekend and that usually means mommy is in the kitchen cooking all day because everyone is home. The upside of that is I get to enjoy them all day.   This is one of their favorite foods they request in their lunchbox. This is such a fun and creative way to serve one of their […]

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Chicken Bruschetta Skillet

Running out of time and ideas for dinner?  Here is a quick and tasty meal for the family, made with ingredients from the pantry.  Ten minutes of prep time and fifteen minutes of cook time and you will have a healthy dinner for five on the table. Chicken Bruschetta Skillet  (Recipe adapted from Hunts.com) Ingredients […]

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Part 4 Loving Your Man When it Hurts Series- My Man:Enemy or Ally?

Contributing Writer: Asked to remain anonymous  He is Not My Enemy Peering three stories down off our balcony, I wished I could throw myself over the edge to punish my husband for the pain he had caused.  My perfect world of marriage, kids, and ministry work had completely shattered when I found out my husband was […]

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Book Winners & Happy Valentines day!

In Spanish, we say” Feliz Dia de Amor y Amistad” which means Happy Love & Friendship Day! I am overwhelmed by all the wondeful people in my life that love me, support me, encourage me and when needed call me out.  My cup runs over with His love and I pray that it spills over […]

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