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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!
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By |September 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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Y’all, it’s finally fall (at least for a day or two) in North Texas and I could not be more excited. With cooler weather, I am always drawn to meals and dishes that are hearty, cheesy, and a little bit spicy. How can you go wrong with Jalapeno Bacon Jam and Cheesy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas!?!

I love Family Feud and now that celebrities are playing for their favorite charities, the laughs are even better. This episode with professional football players is one of the best. Wives, if your husband wore a loin cloth, what size would he wear?!?!

As a church leader, I know I need to do these 6 things

7 things your children will remember …

I love, love, love, L O V E this about committed disciples in the church. This. Is. So. Important. […]

By |September 27th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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As a strong, independent woman who’s married, these 10 things are true about my relationship …

Hurricane Florence wrecked havoc for so many people, but the wild horses along the Outer Banks of North Carolina  emerged unscathed. I’ve been to the Outer Banks and I’ve seen these horses, they’re beautiful and resilient animals!

Looking for a birthday, anniversary or early Christmas present for a special man in your life? This leather passport wallet is a great option!

Whether you’re a farmer or not, you will appreciate this grain cart operator’s enthusiasm and sense of humor! (I’ve watched this video so many times I’ve lost count but laughed hysterically because 1) it’s so true and 2) I really want to drive to Canada and refill her snack bags!)

What if we all began each day on […]

By |September 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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10 ways to experience revival in the church today …

I refuse to be so attached to the way things used to be culturally that I miss out on what God is currently doing spiritually.Brandon Cox

Two of my favorite singers performing one of my favorite songs

If you have to use a boxed mix, these are the four best for cornbread …

Everything must go (and this girl can preach!) …

By |September 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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I find this incredibly fascinating and I’m proud to come from that tiny BROWN dot on the map!

A beautiful post from a mother to her daughter that is equally poignant to the church for its upcoming stewardship/capital campaign about wants verses needs, equal sacrifice, and generosity.

Carey Neiuwhof is always posting great blogs, podcasts, and ministry snippets. This post on passion is especially true because I’m currently working on something that makes me excited about the mission and ministry at FUMC Joshua. Yes, it’s after midnight. Yes, I need to go to sleep. But when the ideas start flowing, I roll with it!

Do you know someone who’s climbed Mount Everest not just once, but TWICE? I do. His name is Gary Ervin and he’s a dear friend of mine. During my summer breaks […]

By |September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Resolution Update | August 2018

{ Grandaddy + Kamden fishing at Kaleb’s Lake | August 1, 2018 }

Holy moly, summer is gone. Zip! Zoom! Done! The month of August was a busy one and I was able to accomplish several things on my resolution list…

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DISCIPLESHIP

Read the Bible in a year (again … with my favorite plan) Ehhh … still behind.
Continue monthly tithe to church ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 ) Eight down; four to go.
Facilitate a Bible study for women […]

By |August 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Thursday Tidbits

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My selection for 2019 planner … you have until 11:59pm TOMORROW to pre-order your own Living Well Planner. Don’t wait, do it right now!!!

I hope to send this letter to Kamden’s teachers someday …

I’ve been following the Curly Girl Method for five months and learned so much from Lorraine Massey

Every Texan and Whataburger fan will understand this level of awesomeness …

Five ways to teach young children valuable skills …

The Traditional Plan proposed for General Conference is something I can get behind …

A rainy day in Lexington, Kentucky is cool …

A beautiful post on why God made teachers

The end of summer means the State Fair of Texas is nearing. You can’t go to the fair without trying unique concessions

A wonderful performance of one of […]

By |August 30th, 2018|1 Comment

Thursday Tidbits

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25 random pieces of advice worth putting into practice immediately …

In light of the recent court decision involving RoundUp, a common weedkiller, here are 17 questions you need to ask about glyphosate

For parents, grandparents, teachers, ministry leaders, school bus drivers, cafeteria workers, resource officers, and anyone else serving children and students

Someone finally shares the same enthusiasm about writing utensils as I do …

Choose a nail color based on your Zodiac sign …

By |August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

How to Choose a Planner

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As long as I can remember, I have always used some type of planner. Yes, there are countless apps available on my smartphone but I prefer paper. I want to hold it, turn the pages, and write notes and appointments. My infatuation with planners is something my Husband just doesn’t get. He doesn’t understand why I spend weeks MONTHS deciding which one to use. Let’s be honest: a planner is useless if you don’t actually USE it. 

Choosing a planner is a big decision. It’s okay to be picky. Experiment until you find one that suits you best. Believe me, I’ve tried lots and lots of planners over the years!

Here are five major factors I consider when choosing a planner:

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Everything is bigger in Texas, including my planner. I’m not one to […]

By |August 19th, 2018|0 Comments