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Preparing Your Heart and Home for Thanksgiving

Do the holidays sneak up on you?  My daughter said, “Mom! Only six weeks until Christmas!” Six weeks?  Last time I checked, I had six months and was feeling the hopeful thrill of actually accomplishing  Martha Stewart type holidays. But, I don’t like to let rush into Christmas and let Thanksgiving go by unnoticed, since […]

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Why You Should Let Kids In The Kitchen

Time after time, I’ve blogged about the messes my kids made in the kitchen. I’ve had  burned steaks and a melted cutting board. My burner covers have been charcoaled beyond salvation. I’ve had spilled spices and broken eggs. But, there’s always, always, always,   payback after all the cleanup. Homemade Krispy Kreme Donuts? MMM GOOD! Strawberry Shortcake? DELICIOUS! The best […]

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Thanksgiving is Never Really Over

Thanksgiving is never really over.I don’t mean because of the pounds of dry turkeyyou’ll be eating for months and months and months. Turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey and rice,turkey cheddar broccoli casserole,turkey and cranberry casseroleare ways we try to get rid of the poultry.We should never try to get rid of thespirit of Thanksgivingwe’ve been […]

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Give Thanks IN…

Being thankful is not just a suggestion… not just a holy hint… not just a good idea for a good life. Yesterday we learned it’s God’s will that we’re thankful. (Stone from Dutch Mill, Inc.) The Lord even gives us a few guidelines for abiding in His will. Today we’re going to talk about one simple word. Just […]

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What’s God’s Will?

(Stone from Dutch Mill, Inc.) It’s easy to sail amiss in our Christian lives,  like ships without rudders, trying to find the center of God’s perfect will for our lives. We pray, seek counsel, pray, seek more counsel, but sometimes an evident answer from Heaven isn’t heard. It’s never that God isn’t listening, I think we’re looking […]

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The 48 Hour Attack on Thanksgiving

This year my daughter, Bethany, volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Her forte is  procrastinated organization. . She didn’t do anything until 48 hours prior to the holiday. On Tuesday she wrote out her menu plan and shopping list, shopped, and made three pies, two pumpkin, one sweet potato. . Wednesday evening she prepared the side dishes, roasted […]

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