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Recipes

Grandma Shirley’s Chocolate Pie | Foodie Friday

So, I figured out pretty quickly that pie was the quickest way to Mr. McKinney’s heart. And more specifically his mama/Grandma’s chocolate pie.  Its makes an appearance at every holiday, birthday, or when he is home and just says, “mom, I think pie would be really...

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CancerSolutions

Solutions and Celebrating

Its National Cancer Survivors Week and I'm proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to share my story. As I journey through new phases of life, I forget that so many in my world were not there for the hardest days. I was so fortunate to be surrounded with...

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Encouragement

see what he sees

I was having a conversation with my mother in law Saturday about a picture of herself that she did not like.  We all have them. Pictures that look great except for that lady in the middle or on the end or sandwiched between those other 2 cute girls.  As...

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Solutions

whats in my basket: Easter lesson for teens

On Tuesday afternoons, I spend time with some really cool teenagers at the Mary and Martha Center.  This weekly outing has become one thing i look forward to most every week.  Its a place I've started to build community and I love teaching and digging open God's...

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Bridges

if I were in a speech class

If I were a college student studying Speech Communications as I did 16 years ago, I feel like there would have been a moment this week where we would have dissected a very publicly delivered speech. We would have talked about delivery, preparation, content, and...

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Solutions

2016 Favorite Things

Each year one of my "reflection" moments involves looking back at my favorite things.  Some are new things I've discovered in the year, others are old favorites I cant get away from and the rest...they are just every day, little simples that make my world go...

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Solutions

thoughts on giving: let it be

So its that time of year.  We are finishing wrapping presents.  We are working on the order we want people to open them. We are realizing we have 1 big, high value gift for some and 3 small random things for others. Oh the debacle!!! What do you do? Do...

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Recipes

recipe: Nacho Ranchy Texas Trash

This time of year reminds me of many holiday traditions. church Christmas pageants - you know who you are school choir solos Salvation Army bell ringing family christmas gathering shopping at the school store - you know where you took your parent's hard earned...

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