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Baked Some Cookies, Had A Party, Read a Story, Made Some Gifts…

 This morning had me up early and in the shower for two purposes: getting myself clean and scrubbing the tile.  I learned this whole clean-the-shower-while-you-are-in-the-shower trick from my friend Tamyra in Oklahoma.  Always multi-tasking.  Always. And the reason I want a super-clean bathroom is because in just a few short hours my littlest nephew will… Read More Baked Some Cookies, Had A Party, Read a Story, Made Some Gifts…

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Chicken Tenders With Creamy Cider Sauce

Last Saturday was the perfect day for apple picking.  It was even hot outside, which I always hope for in September.  We went to an orchard we’ve never been to before called Cold Spring Orchard which is actually the one run by UMass.  I remember having someone from the orchard come and speak at The… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Chicken Tenders With Creamy Cider Sauce

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Kale Avocado Salad (A brunch and providential produce, too)

Happy Friday! It’s beautiful here today, and as much as I dread the coming cold, it is nice to have a bit of a break from the humidity. Feels like you can breathe again. My fall wreath is now hung on the front door, which usually doesn’t happen until October, and I’m mentally planning a… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Kale Avocado Salad (A brunch and providential produce, too)

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Fajitas & Sprouted Black Beans

 It all started when I got an invitation to sign up to take a meal to a young couple who just had their first baby.  Actually, this happens on a very regular basis at church these days.  We’re definitely having a baby boom there.  Thanks to another mom’s discovery, we use an internet based sign-up… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Fajitas & Sprouted Black Beans

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Raspberry Dark Chocolate Muffins (& Summer Sanity)

Happy Friday!  I’m sitting here near a sunny window in a central Massachusetts Starbucks waiting for a beautiful young woman to meet me for coffee. It’s sort of a halfway point for each of us, and I’m remembering several other mid-way coffee dates I’ve had here.  Life, walking with Christ, ministry….and boys (You know, the… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Raspberry Dark Chocolate Muffins (& Summer Sanity)

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Girls’ Day Out in NYC

I’m writing from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont (that’s really what it’s called!) where Robert and I arrived yesterday for a wedding.  We are staying on a gorgeous lake and everywhere I look the only colors I see are green and blue ~ trees, mountains, water, sky.  Truly beautiful. We returned home from our trip… Read More Girls’ Day Out in NYC

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Pineapples Grilled, Wrapped, Diced

We’ve been having a little debate here at our house about the way in which pineapples grow.  One person believed they grew on trees and the other was adamant that they grow UNDER the ground, like a potato.  Evidently, the argument got fairly heated while I was away in Texas last week and went unresolved,… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Pineapples Grilled, Wrapped, Diced

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

First of all, I wanted to say thank you for all of your encouragement and excitement over my seminary acceptance. Robert tells me that the only credential really required for acceptance is a pulse (such a funny guy) which would explain a lot, since my college transcript was certainly no vote of confidence. Your reading… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday: Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Almond Butter Bars (& Summer Stuff)

Happy Friday! We’re still sort of inching toward summer here in New England, and so it’s only about 65 degrees this morning, but it’s sunny, and that makes ALL the difference. Robert is off to physical therapy for his back which has been in constant and fairly severe pain since December. (Pray for his healing… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Almond Butter Bars (& Summer Stuff)

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Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Christmas Prep & “Coffee” & Homecomings

 Christmas can kinda make you (or just me) crazy, it seems. Here’s evidence… On Wednesday, I was frantically running around town doing errands and frantically running around the house trying to clean it and make Kory’s bed for his arrival home from his first semester at Baylor.  Somehow I got it in my head that… Read More Gluten Free/Paleo Friday ~ Christmas Prep & “Coffee” & Homecomings