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I’m tempted to say that this is one of my all-time favorite recipes but I tend to overuse that phrase. One reason I love this recipe is because it’s so simple while not lacking in flavor or presentation. This is a gorgeous dish, especially if you use different colors of tomatoes. Tossed alongside the rich green basil, black olives with hunks of white feta and you have yourself a colorful, fresh … [Read more...]

She was sitting in my office with tears in her eyes when she said, "I know that as a Christian I shouldn't feel this way, but I've been so hurt by my husband that I can't stand to look at him. I've even thought how wonderful it would be if God just took him." She was experiencing a severe case of bitterness, which bordered on hatred. Bitterness is that state of mind and attitude of the heart … [Read more...]

  This simple recipe is one of my favorites. I should note that I travel to the Amazon jungle twice a year where beans and rice are staples. By Day 3 I’m usually scrounging for Kind Bars and peanut butter (which the Brazilians think is the most disgusting concept on earth), but after being home a few days I’m ready for beans and rice again. However, I like to dress this combo up a little and … [Read more...]

Here’s a news flash: I’m busy. Here’s another news flash: You are, too. Each day we rush from this place to that, this appointment to that one, this activity to the next. We hurry, hurry, hurry until we finally drop at the end of the day and lie down exhausted. Though we might complain about the pace of our lives at a given moment, a small piece of us seems to glory in that busyness. … [Read more...]

Here's a news flash: I'm busy. Here's another news flash: You are, too. Each day we rush from this place to that, this appointment to that one, this activity to the next. We hurry, hurry, hurry until we finally drop at the end of the day and lie down exhausted. Though we might complain about the pace of our lives at a given moment, a small piece of us seems to glory in that busyness. … [Read more...]

We’ve finally arrived at one of my favorite weeks of the year. This week we’ll host 850+ Women’s Ministry Leaders here at LifeWay for the 2013 Women’s Forum! We’re completely sold out, but want you to be a part, even if you can’t make it to Nashville. On Thursday, November 14 you can participate in BackStage LIVE at Women’s Forum for free! You’ll be able to see parts of our first two general … [Read more...]

Vicki Courtney may be living happily Ever After, but she's going through a break-up...with Splenda. Her new flavor? Stevia. "I'm trying hard to make it work, but the relationship left me with a bitter aftertaste and longing for my old flame." Vicki let us peek inside her purse, and we found more than just artificial sweetener... "Three clues that I'm a Mimi to a two-year old grandson: … [Read more...]

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...]

A lump—the tiniest cluster of cells—can turn a woman’s world upside down. It seems so unnatural and wrong for the body to betray us. But sometimes it does. Odds are that one in eight of women will experience breast cancer. This year alone, The American Cancer Society estimates that 296,980 new cases will be diagnosed. It’s likely that each of us knows someone affected by breast cancer. Print … [Read more...]