December 24, 2017

Jesus came to bring peace on earth. I think we can all agree that we need a good dose of peace in our lives. The world we live in is divided. The things that divide us are as diverse as the divisions that we face. Politics, religion, preferences, and beliefs---the list goes on and on.


  This Christmas season we have the chance to refocus. Jesus came and our lives were forever changed. You are probably familiar with the stor...

December 22, 2017

We’ve had our share of lean years. (I describe the lean years in my new book God in the Window. One of my favorite chapters is titled Pink carpet and Flowered Wallpaper. The chapter is all about how we survived the lean years and the lessons God taught me along the way! Stay tuned for an upcoming release date.) 

During the lean years we ate a lot of pasta. In fact, when Jay and I go out on a date, I rarely want to go to an Italian restaurant because it reminds me of stretching our meals to get the mos...

December 15, 2017

"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, New International Version) How often do you ask the question, “Lord, what is your plan for my life?” I love a simple answer. God’s word is clear. We are to give thanks no matter what is going on in our lives. 

To be honest, sometimes being thankful is hard. Instead of saying, “thank you,” we would rather ask the question, “Why did this have to happen to me?” Questions are normal especially during...

December 7, 2017

I am giving away my big secret on this one! I use a store bought cheesecake and dress it up for a delicious Christmas dessert! I am not kidding, I take this dessert to family gatherings, Christmas parties, New Years Eve’s celebrations, church parties, work parties… you get the idea! It is so easy and so good. You can also use this topping on a Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving. I love the easy button on this one and you will, too!

Ginger Streusel-Topped Cheesecake

1 cup coarsely crushed gingersnaps
1/2 cup b...

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