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Black Friday?

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My husband and our friend Sean eat pie directly from the pans like a boss.

My husband and our friend Sean eat pie directly from the pans like a boss.

When it comes to Black Friday, I’m a conscientious objector.

The Friday after Thanksgiving should begin late, after a deep turkey tryptophan induced sleep that makes you sleep in.

Then comes a few cups of coffee and pie as you sit around in your robe a little too long.  Then the kids should spend a lot of time outside and friends stop by to say hello and to eat a little turkey and drink a little wine.

If the Lord opens the door for some do-gooding, you should be busy blessing others, too.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is for living in the afterglow of the gratefulness and contentment we fostered on Thursday.  If you did Thanksgiving right (meaning you focused on all your abundant blessings and how you have more than you deserve and could possibly need and how the Lord has provided so much that your heart is literally overflowing with grace) than I don’t see how it’s possible to stand in line to fight, elbow, push and swear your way to a 40-inch on sale at a big box electronic store.

Call me crazy.

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Leftover Quinoa Stuffing and Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

The Day After Thanksgiving Panini: Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Arugula, and Fontina
The Day After Thanksgiving Panini: Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Arugula, and Fontina

That’s how you do Black Stay-at-Home Friday.

My husband and our friend Sean eat pie directly from the pans like a boss.

When it comes to Black Friday, I’m a conscientious objector. The Friday after Thanksgiving should begin late, after a deep turkey tryptophan induced sleep that makes you sleep in. Then comes a few cups of coffee and pie as you sit around in your robe a little too long.  Then the kids should spend a lot […]

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Prayer for the Week of Nov 25 – Give Thanks

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Three days until Thanksgiving!

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Three days until Thanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Preparations!

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We are a little more than a week out!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

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We are a little more than a week out!  Are you ready for Thanksgiving?

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Cultivating Thankful Hearts

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If you participate in any kind of social media you’ll notice that it’s almost Thanksgiving, not because people are retelling the Thanksgiving story or that there is a hint of turkey in the air.  Rather there are the daily thankful updates and thankfulness tweets and instragram thankful pics.

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If you participate in any kind of social media you’ll notice that it’s almost Thanksgiving, not because people are retelling the Thanksgiving story or that there is a hint of turkey in the air.  Rather there are the daily thankful updates and thankfulness tweets and instragram thankful pics.

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Prayer for the Week February 4th – Bless The Lord O My Soul

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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5, KJV)

I am a worshiper of my God!  I was made to worship Him but without thankfulness I can not.  I easily can forget to be thankful.  When do I forget?  Honestly, all the time, unless I’m intentionally writing it down. Read More

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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. (Psalm 100:4-5, KJV) I am a worshiper of my God!  I was made to worship Him but without thankfulness […]

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Prayer for the Week January 28th – Overwhelming Thankfulness

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I am overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord.  In a place of awestruck wonder at His goodness.  My family is in a season of abundance where God is pouring out His blessings on us.  You see it wasn’t too long ago we were struggling through a season of strife.  Jordan’s job was taking over and wouldn’t relent and all of us were feeling the pressure.  And when you pour eight years of your life into something, sacrificing your time, energy, and even finances to accomplish the challenge, you’re battle worn.  It was a season of being emptied out.  Then last August the most amazing thing happened.  It worked!  Curiosity, the Mars rover landed successfully on Mars!  Jordan’s team had done it!  Since August we have been swept up in a tidal wave of God’s blessing! Read More

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I am overwhelmed with thankfulness to the Lord.  In a place of awestruck wonder at His goodness.  My family is in a season of abundance where God is pouring out His blessings on us.  You see it wasn’t too long ago we were struggling through a season of strife.  Jordan’s job was taking over and […]

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Maple Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie with No Corn Syrup

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I love pie.

I especially love pie for breakfast and now I’m raising another generation who love to eat pie for breakfast!!  I consider it a personal mission.  For Thanksgiving we typically have several different varieties because each person seems to have their own favorite.  This is great because it ensures my required pie leftovers. Read More

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I love pie. I especially love pie for breakfast and now I’m raising another generation who love to eat pie for breakfast!!  I consider it a personal mission.  For Thanksgiving we typically have several different varieties because each person seems to have their own favorite.  This is great because it ensures my required pie leftovers.

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Prayer Post For Week of November 19 – The Grace To Tell A Story

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On Saturday I was busy, busy, busy with Fall Cleaning.  I was emptying out closets and packing stuff up to donate to charity.  I was digging in those long forgotten corners and stirring up dust and clutter.  In the middle of the chaos I sat down to nurse my one year old.  He looked up at me with his big brown eyes and gave me a little smile–while still nursing, mind you!  And I decided to tell him a story.  His story. Read More

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On Saturday I was busy, busy, busy with Fall Cleaning.  I was emptying out closets and packing stuff up to donate to charity.  I was digging in those long forgotten corners and stirring up dust and clutter.  In the middle of the chaos I sat down to nurse my one year old.  He looked up […]

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Turkey and Roasted Vegetables

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Through the years I’ve tried various recipes for my Thanksgiving turkey, everything from smoking and roasting on the grill to brining and then roasting in the oven.  I had mixed results until a came upon this fool-proof method of cooking my turkey.  This is absolutely the BEST way to roast the perfect turkey. Read More

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Through the years I’ve tried various recipes for my Thanksgiving turkey, everything from smoking and roasting on the grill to brining and then roasting in the oven.  I had mixed results until a came upon this fool-proof method of cooking my turkey.  This is absolutely the BEST way to roast the perfect turkey.

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Award-winning Apple Pie

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[Guest post from Lady Dorothy, Daja’s Mommy!]

Yes, this recipe actually placed in a city-wide apple pie contest.  It’s a little bit different.  It’s awfully pretty.  And it’s really good.  Oh, and I won a fancy radio. Read More

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[Guest post from Lady Dorothy, Daja’s Mommy!] Yes, this recipe actually placed in a city-wide apple pie contest.  It’s a little bit different.  It’s awfully pretty.  And it’s really good.  Oh, and I won a fancy radio.