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Thursday Tidbits

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I really enjoy listening to music, especially the piano and harp. I’m in awe of this young man who defies all odds to play and this woman who shares her gift with terminally ill patients

Mother’s Day has passed but I believe in celebrating moms and ALL the amazing women in our lives on a regular basis, which is why I’m asking my mom these 38 questions and adding to my summer reading list

I’ve already found my birthday and Christmas present

By | May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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I’ve lost respect for the Boy Scouts of America because they allow girls to participate … it’s a shame and disgrace.

If you want to own a piece of the Rockefeller estate

The one thing every mom needs

Why living out my faith is so important

I’m procrastinating on deciding where to take a family vacation, but Michigan is a possibility

The Kentucky Derby is always thrilling but it takes COUNTLESS volunteers and staff to put on such a spectacular event year after year. NBC produced an amazing video to highlight some of the folks who make the Derby “the most exciting two minutes in sports” possible

If you grew up in the South and attended Vacation Bible School, you’ll appreciate this

Dolly Parton and a senior living […]

By | May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, May 5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. While singing My Old Kentucky Home and sipping the signature drink, here are 12 things you need to know about the 2018 race. If I remember to place a bet, I might go with Audible.

Why Chick-Fil-A employees never say “you’re welcome” …

The work-life balance is hard, y’all …

11 graduation gifts that don’t suck

I’m building my summer reading list based on my zodiac sign

When you don’t know what to say, here are 20 one-sentence prayers

For the shooting enthusiasts out there, this Texan made one hell of a shot at three miles

I’m not a runner, but I would participate in this race

By | May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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Kamden and I are excited to share that Fort Worth Zoo is in a national contest. Please go vote – BEST ZOO IN AMERCIA and BEST ZOO EXHIBIT IN AMERCIA. And if you’re in town to visit, we’ll take you to the brand new African Savanna exhibit that just opened!

I’m always looking for new dinner ideas and this is at the top of the list.

My heart hurts for the residents of California with the outlandish remarks and decisions being made by their government officials about Bibles … Jesus, hear our prayers and heal our land.

If you’re looking for a job in the DFW area but don’t have a college degree, you’re in luck. Here are 25 high-paying jobs you should consider …

I’m excited to say I’ve been to […]

By | April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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If you need a role, look no further than Capt. Tammie Jo Shults. Here’s another article on the woman with nerves of steel and ability to perform under pressure (literally and figuratively).

I always admired Barbara Bush.

Headed to a job interview? What you wear, how you smell, and your confidence level are important.

If you’re not a graphic designer but need a professional look, these five online design tools are simple for ANYONE to use!

Only Kentuckians and experienced bourbon connoisseurs will appreciate this gift to Pope Frances.

If you’ve mastered the delicate balance, please teach me your ways.

By | April 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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If you like eating tacos and live in Fort Worth, this map is helpful …

Going the extra mile is important for guest experiences, whether you’re Disney or the local church …

Every best man speech at a wedding should be this entertaining …

Five lessons from C.S. Lewis …

The art of macaroni and cheese

Kamden pulled a Toddler Trick on me this week when we specifically asked for a “grilled cheese without cheese.” Parenting is hard, y’all. This Dad has channeled his parenting frustrations, mishaps, and laughable moments into illustrations and I can soooooooooo relate ….

By | April 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Six Ways Children Can Serve their Community

Community service is vital, not only in my position as Director of Outreach Ministries but as a parent as well. It’s very important to me that Kamden learns to serve others not from a place of obligation but authentic generosity. He’s not going to learn this selflessness unless he sees me set the example and provide opportunities for us to participate in service projects together. Fortunately, I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Here are six ways children can serve their community:

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Food Pantry

We are blessed at First Methodist Joshua to have the Helping Hands Food Pantry. It’s open two days a week and serves residents in Johnson County. I like to take Kamden shopping at Aldi for canned goods then he helps stock the items on the […]

By | April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

Community Spirit Award

When Husband and I moved to Joshua in 2007, I never imagined I’d be nominated for the Community Spirit Award by the Joshua Area Chamber of Commerce. My position at First Methodist Joshua affords me countless opportunities, every day, to be a community ambassador and liaison for outreach ministry. I love what I do, but it’s not a job. This is my calling.

Growing up, I remember my Mom serving in different roles for various organizations and community groups. I spent many evenings in meeting rooms, City Hall, or school gyms while she presided over an agenda, read minutes, or contributed to council discussions. They were dreadfully boring then and not much has changed today! While I don’t think my Dad ever called a meeting to order, he helps coordinate events benefiting children’s hospitals, military veterans, school booster clubs, and anyone else in need. He smokes a mean pork chop and […]

By | April 7th, 2018|1 Comment

Thursday Tidbits

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Trusting God with your children …

Whether you identify with millennials or not, watch this and listen to the authenticity and passion these young people have for The Church and their faith. It’s powerful …

No one can argue Loyola-Chicago brought a sense of excitement and grace to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament …

If you’re struggling to let your light shine confidently, watch this

Here are 20 dinner ideas for when you don’t know what to make …

For staff meeting this month, I’m serving these blackened shrimp bowls and this chocolate peanut butter trifle for dessert …

Teachers in my home state of Kentucky are furious over a controversial bill that affects their pension and retirement benefits. The education system, nation wide, is in turmoil and I’m afraid our children are […]

By | April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | March 2018

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Today, March 31, Husband and I celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. I was hoping Loyola-Chicago would beat Michigan for a trip to the NCAA Championship game next week but, sadly, they just got beat. I’m so sad for this team and Sister Jean. What a Cinderella story they had this season and this tournament. Wow – I definitely know who Loyola-Chicago is now!

It seems like time is going faster and faster every month but I’ve also not caught my breath since January. Spring is a very busy season around the church – Easter is tomorrow, we’re hosting the Chamber awards banquet later this week, and have several new studies starting next Sunday. Plus, I’ve already begun coordinating a women’s retreat in June. Whomever said there was a “slow season” for church pastors and ministry leaders […]

By | April 1st, 2018|1 Comment