Free Downloadable Recipe Cards + a Soup Recipe!

Let’s get cozy, shall we? Today’s temperature finally allowed me to snuggle up in my favorite sweater. And now I’m dreaming of a cozy cool-weather meal. Like this simple soup. Roasted Winter Squash Soup Serves 4 to 6 1 large head of garlic Olive oil 1 to 2 winter squash (butternut and/or acorn squash work well) Salt & pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 large onion, chopped 1 can pumpkin … [Read more...]

Free Friday: Breaking Free

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Update: Congrats to Jessica for winning this giveaway! A lot of women have done Breaking Free. And I mean, a lot. But no two of these women walk away with the same story. It’s a study that speaks to each woman totally differently, meeting her right where she is.  I did Breaking Free in 2006 during a lunchtime Bible study with a couple of people I knew and many that I didn't. Breaking Free … [Read more...]

Honey Bunches of Goodness: Recipe + Giveaway

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Update: Congrats to Kristen for winning this giveaway! You catch more flies with it, it tastes good, it’s good for you, and it’s a nice name to call your love. Honey. The sticky goodness made by all those diligent little worker bees has a long history and comes in a wide variety of flavors. And did you know that nature’s original sweetener has its very own month? September is National … [Read more...]

Happy Fall, Y’all! + a free download

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Leaves are turning, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are piping hot, and we’re pulling on our tall boots. PTL, fall is here! What better way to celebrate the season than with an autumn bucket list? These seven fun ideas will get you in the mood if you aren’t already. {Free download! Right-click and print out this fun bucketlist to use during October!} 1. Plant tulips Tulips bloom in the spring, but … [Read more...]

Free Friday: Labor Day Recipe + a Tablecloth Giveaway!

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Update: Congrats to Linda Henderson for winning this giveaway! Grills across America will be firing up this weekend for one last hurrah as summer eases out this Labor Day. Instead of the same old menu of burgers and hot dogs, why not grill up some delicious pork tenderloin? It feels a little fancy, but it could not be easier. Serve with apple and jicama slaw or potato salad or whatever your … [Read more...]

Blueberry Thrill

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Update: Congrats to Carol for winning this giveaway! Did you know that July is National Blueberry Month? Visions of Violet Beauregarde turning into a giant blueberry after chewing Willy Wonka’s 3-course meal gum prototype come to mind. Anyway, whether you’re picking them yourself or picking them up at your local farmers’ market, blueberries are a versatile little fruit. From salads and … [Read more...]

Summer Lovin’

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Update: Congrats to Kristal Woods for winning this giveaway! While you probably have a base tan and have sweated over a grill by now, today is officially the first day of summer. Welcome, summer. We are so glad to have you. In honor of this warm season, here’s a cool recipe that you can easily transport. Say, to the beach for a picnic. Simple Tomato & Cucumber Salad Serves 2 2 … [Read more...]

Mas Celebration, Por Favor!

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Update: Congratulations to Cindy W. for winning this giveaway! Olé, Amigas! Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend. We can always find a reason to have a good time, right? Here’s a simple, satisfying dish to feed the Cinco de Mayo masses. Well, actually, this recipe only serves two. But feel free to quadruple it and set up a “Build Your Own Taco” buffet if you’re cooking for a crowd. Fish Tacos with … [Read more...]

A Christian’s Perspective on Going Green

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Y’all. I have a confession to make. I’m a tree-hugger. It’s true. Seeing someone hurl a fast food bag out of their car window or chuck a 50-page document into the trashcan hurts my heart. The topic is as old as purple mountain majesties. We’ve been arguing over going green for what feels like forever, and strong supporters remain on both sides. The environment piques political ears on … [Read more...]

Tithe Talk

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April 15th seems like a good time to talk about money. Whether you just completed your 1040ez today or you spent your refund two months ago, tax time can stir up a lot of fiscal emotions. It’s a time when we think about the money we have, the money we want, the money we spend, and the money we share. While finances are part of daily life, they remain a sensitive issue. So it’s no surprise that … [Read more...]