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Dangerous Prayers

It is the type of prayer that one might pray in a grand cathedral while kneeling on a cushioned hassock with arms extended and head bowed in reverent awe.  But the moment that prayer hits the heavens, life will never be the same. I know, because I prayed it....

Pizza Night in Thailand

We had such a beautiful time when we were at the Home of the Open Heart in Chiang Rai, Thailand this year.  We have been blessed to serve at many homes for children around the world and this special place was by far the loveliest.  Penny and Paul Wilcox and the rest...

From Hacked to Holy

Even though most banks offer excellent recovery service when there is a security breach, it is still a hassle getting new cards issued and ensuring that your personal information is secure once you have been hacked.  Unfortunately for this missionary momma, there is...

Baked Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole

    Baked Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole       Here is a lovely recipe for crisp autumn mornings. 1 loaf thickly sliced french bread 8 large eggs !/2 cup half and half 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup canned pumpkin (Libby's canned pumpkin is...

Philippines Gallery Part 2

Here are more wonderful photos from our time in the Philippines. Click the picture below to access the gallery: Philippines 1988 Stasia is mother to six beautiful children and wife to a dedicated, loving husband.They have served as a family together on the mission...

Mexico Gallery 2010

Here are some memories from serving in Mexico.  Goodness I love those precious children. Click on the picture below to access the gallery: Memories from Mexico 2010     Stasia is mother to six beautiful children and wife to a dedicated, loving husband.They...

Philippines Gallery

Here are some old photos from our mission trip to the Philippines over 25 year ago. Click on the picture below to access the gallery: Philippines  

Enchiladas Suizas

  It is amazing what you find when you clean out folders on your computer.  I am almost embarrassed to share this one but it is just too good not to. The Backstory:  We made this video about 5 years ago while serving the Lord on the mission field in Mexico.  I...

Cranberry Cinnamon Vanilla Granola

No other aroma compares with the rich cinnamon smell of freshly baked granola. It has taken me years to perfect this recipe, and believe me it is a good one. I have put it into cute homemade baggies and given it as gifts. I have thrown in chocolate and...

Who Won That Giveaway Anyway?

I am so very excited to announce the Winners for my  Very Special Giveaway however, before I do.... May I share WHY I decided to have this Giveaway in the first place?   Over the nearly 30 years that we have spent in missions we have be blessed to care for many...

Anticipating the Miraculous

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 We have our return tickets to Bangkok, Thailand in hand.    Although we are are still short of our goal by nearly $1300 USD,  it is an absolute miracle that Chelsey and I leave for our...

A Very Special Giveaway

Mothers cradle incredible potential within their loving {exhausted} arms.   This Giveaway is in honor of all the mothers who inspire us to aim for greatness. You know, the ones who believe the best in us and whose faith carries us when we have none.'She is the one who...

My Favorite Bible Study Apps

  We moms often feel overlooked and undervalued.  Endless hours of caring for our families and wee ones can put us in the position of exhausted apathy when it comes to our own needs.  These feelings are magnified for missionary moms living in marginalized places....

A Music Box Story

Her tiny frame shook with sobs as she stood before me. She obviously knew me and yet I hadn't a clue as to her identity. Beautiful jet black locks framed her delicate features. Her big brown eyes filled with tears.  It was one of those tender weeks for me, where my...

Story Cartel Amazon Gift Card Winners

    As a lover of words and stories, I have longed to share in true colors the grace of God in my life.  Although most times I feel like a pork chop at a bat mitzvah, I continue to try my hand at the craft.  I indie published my Food Memoirs in 2012 for...

Invisible Soul

Spectators lined the streets for more than a quarter of a mile. Exuberant cheers filled the air as the runners made their way towards the Finish Line. "Go Steve! Go! You've got this!"         "Looking good Tiffany, so proud of you,"     the excitement was contagious....

Disappointment With God Book Review

Disappointment With God by Phillip Yancey offers a powerful look into the nature and character of God. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and chosen as Christianity Today’s Book of the Year, it addresses with candor the age old question:  Why does God allow...

A Special Brew

Recently I visited my favorite coffee haus' in Gruene, Texas.  {Gruene Coffee Haus} The owners are lovely Christians and they really do make an awesome Pumpkin Spice Latte.   If you ever get a chance to visit Gruene it is a wonderful little historic district with a...