2016, cake, crumb, erving, family, friends, left over, leftover, love, serve, serving, Uncategorized, wedding

Living Off Leftovers

Nobody likes to simply get whatever is left. I learned this lesson when serving a three-tier cake at my friend’s wedding. I meticulously cut a piece from the top for everyone coming through the line. It was just the right size with just the right amount of icing. The cake was a beautiful red velvet with buttercream icing, and all…

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2016, abortion, birth, choices, life, parenting, parents, pregnant, Sav-A-Life, ttown, tuscaloosa, volunteer, walk, walk for life

Saving Lives in Tuscaloosa

While many women look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day with their children and many soon-to-be moms anticipate holding their babies in the coming months, not all women are excited about motherhood. Some are scared, alone, and wondering how they can raise a child. Enter Sav-A-Life, a non-profit organization committed to helping women in crisis pregnancies. Ironically located next to the…

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2016, Bible, Christ, Christian, devotional, discipline, ephesians, God, luke, merriam-webster

Because I Honor Him . . .

It was the usual devotional snapshot circulating around Facebook. I sometimes share them too (minus the “type Amen” or “share if you love Jesus” disclaimers). But something about this one caught my eye, and it happens to say a lot about how a lot of Christians think. I don’t know who shared this image for the first time or who…

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2016, Alabama, aspartame, baby, baby fat, baby weight, bills, diet mountain dew, fat, fit, fit to fat to fit, fitbit, jeans, krispy kreme, lifetime, meal prep, mountain dew, parents, patience, pinterest, restaurant, sleep, social, south, southern hospitality, stress, workout, worry, young adult, young mom

Fit to (Baby) Fat to Fit

It had been a bad day so I gave in to emotional eating and sat down with a big box of . . . strawberries. Had it really come to this? I had given in to the temptation of stress eating, but couldn’t even muster up the nerve to go for ice cream. Instead I chose strawberries, and not even…

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2016, Alabama, America, belief, believe, carson, choice, Christian, Christian voter guide, compare, comparing, conservative, God's creation, hillary, Jesus, leader, pray, prayer, republican, responsibility, rubio, super Tuesday, trump, values, values.com, vote, yogurt mountain

Super Tuesday: WWJV

It’s Super Tuesday and many people feel a little let down by the choices set before them. Many of us are left scratching our heads, asking, “Who would Jesus vote for?” I prayerfully debated between two choices before going to the polls this morning. Both are Christian men, who I feel would make a great president if elected. (Actually the…

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2016, ABC's, advice, blessed, blessing, boundaries, change, Christian, college, communication, compromise, counseling, exercise, expectation, forgive, friends, honesty, husband, Jesus, kindness, love, love languages, marriage, marry, memories, money, money management, patience, people, quality time, relationship, relax, respect, struggle, time, tragedy, Uncategorized, vacation, workout, young adult

The ABCs that Saved My Marriage

With my younger cousin’s wedding and our church’s marriage retreat both falling on this weekend, I’ve thought a lot recently about marriage. I feel that my husband and I have a good marriage, but it’s not by luck or happenstance. We had to work at it just like anything else in life that you want to see succeed. So many…

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1 timothy 6, 2016, american greed, belief, believe, Bible, blessed, blessing, Christian, church, debt, eternal life, friends, give, greed, happy, Jesus, love, malachi, mastercard, meet our needs, mom, moms of toddlers, money, money management, parents, priceless, thankful, tithe, wealth, young mom

Priceless

To tithe or not to tithe? That is the question for many church goers nowadays. The economy is bad, gas priceless fluctuate all the time, and as a parent of young children I know how it feels to hear “$20 dollars for this and $5 for that” every time you turn around! Those of us who grew up in the…

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2016, baby, Bible, change, Christian, daughter, goal, goals, God, habit, new, New Year, newborn, resolution

He Makes All Things New

Every time I hold my newborn daughter, I am reminded of the excitement and miracle involved in something new. Perhaps that is why so many people look forward to New Years and make resolutions for positive changes. But just like my daughter was born in late November, starting over with a clean slate in a certain area doesn’t have to…

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2016, Bible, calling, Christian, church, communication, community, compare, comparing, comparison, complain, envy, gifts, give, God, grandparents, granny, help, helping others, jealousy, lifeway, regift, spiritual gift, Uncategorized

Have You Used Your CHRISTmas Gifts?

Now that Christmas is over, we are left with extra pounds, unplugged lights that need taken down, and tons of gifts. Some gifts we love, some not so much. Some gifts we never use or even open, and others we regift. We even envy the gifts of others. (Why did my sister get those cute, warm pajama pants while I…

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