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Y’all, I cannot – CANNOT – believe tomorrow is December 1st. Holy cow, where did 2018 go?

Now that we’re entering the 12th month  of the year, it’s time for the ol’ KitchenAid mixer to be front and center on the counter. Two years ago, FUMC Joshua began participating in a conference wide effort to provide freshly baked cookies to troops stationed overseas. They’re carefully packed the Sunday before Christmas, delivered by tractor trailer to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, and loaded onto a C-130 cargo ship and delivered to troops at an undisclosed location on or before Christmas Eve. It’s a massive undertaking by individual churches but one that FUMC and the entire Joshua community has really rallied behind. Last year, our goal was to send 500 dozen. We nearly doubled that and […]

By |November 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!!!!!

One of our greatest blessings – and the people we are so thankful for – are Kamden’s preschool teachers at JUMPS and FUMC Joshua. They are incredible and should earn a gabillion dollars each for the work they do each and every day. Here are 10 official reasons preschool teachers rock

If you need a side dish for the family gathering, take this. You won’t regret it.

This woman should be sentenced to jail for falsely accusing an innocent man. The police and investigators should face severe consequences for failing to collect proper evidence. You want to know why I have such little compassion for the #metoo movement? Because of shit like this. It’s infuriating that culture has deemed guilty until proven innocent as its new law instead of innocent until proven guilty. 

As a Christian parent, I agree with this Harvard study and teaching these spiritual practices to […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

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Just when I begin to doubt The United Methodist Church’s future, clergy and laity from the Wesleyan Covenant Association – many of whom I personally know – convene for worship, prayer, Communion, and conversation regarding the 2019 General Conference. I am thankful for Bishop Lowry’s voice and stance on Biblical authority and the need to transform culture rather than accommodate it. I am anxious to get my eyes and hands on a transcript from South Congo Area Bishop Kasap Owan who preached on Africa protecting Jesus as a refugee and Africa will, again, protect The Gospel.

To the woman who will marry Kamden …

If this research about elementary students not being taught to read is correct, I have a lot of work to do …

Speaking of reading, I’m adding these 5 books to […]

By |November 8th, 2018|0 Comments

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I’m adding these Big, Soft Ginger Cookies to my recipe collection …

As I create my 2019 goals list, I’m constantly asking myself WHY and this does a great job explaining why we should be testing ministry visions regularly.

Minus the obvious vegetables, Husband and Kamden miiiiiiiiiiiiight try this dish

Chick-Fil-A, providers of #TheLordsChicken, is now serving up homestyle mac-n-cheese. God, you’re just showing off!!!!

By |November 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | October 2018

The month of October went by like a blur mostly because my life has been a chaotic circus of rain cancellations in Pumpkin Patch, shenanigans with Kamden, and trying to find the motivation to finish as much of this list before the end of the year. I’ve already created my 2019 goals and I’ve considered (more than once, mind you) to scrap this and wait for January. But, alas, I’m not a quitter. So finish I will … let’s see what all I didn’t do this month! Sigh. 😐

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By |October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

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Friends are worth waiting for …

Indian dishes using the InstaPot …

One of my favorite cookies (and this recipe was just voted best in The South by Garden & Gun magazine!) …

The world needs more godly men willing to share their faith and teach young boys life skills …

I want Nanny Connie to be my nanny …

An awesome concept to apply in large group to increase communication …

By |October 25th, 2018|0 Comments

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The world’s oldest barber is still cutting hair …

I need to be a better neighbor so I’ll have better neighbors …

The Royal Family intrigues me but no matter how “out there” they seem, in reality, they face hardships just like the rest of us. When they show their scars, it’s a reminder they are humans just like you and I. While I am fascinated by their history, I think it’s unfair and immature to place any person – royal or not – on a pedestal.

Being a committed Christian disciple and attending a local church go hand in hand …

As if rearing children was not difficult enough, lawnmowing is not doing your child (or you) any favors …

Growing up with books makes children smarter …

By |October 18th, 2018|0 Comments

God Made A Farmer

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On the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer.

“I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait for lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.” So God made a farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up […]

By |October 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | September 2018

Y’all, it’s fall! Meteorologically speaking, of course. North Texas had a sneak peak of fall-like temps for a day or two but now it’s back in the 80s with 90s in the forecast. I can’t believe nine months of 2018 are over, let’s check my resolutions list …

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Read the Bible in a year (again … with my favorite plan) Still behind BUT I’m catching up quick. I think I might actually accomplish this after all!
Continue monthly tithe to church ( 1 2 […]

By |September 30th, 2018|0 Comments