Monthly Archives: January 2014

Five Ingredients: Creamy Potato and Bacon Soup

Dear Friend,

I hope your family is staying well during this frigid winter/cold and flu season!  Do you need some comfort food to keep you well and warm?  This one is my mom’s simple recipe for Creamy Potato and Bacon Soup.

Seriously, it is like a million warm hugs from my childhood served up in a bowl of rich goodness. 

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Women Living in Faith: My Next Big Adventure

I have exciting news I am just dying to share with you, Friend!

I am starting a new adventure in the online world!  It is podcasting and blog networking.  I started my blog journey with Mosaic of Moms almost three years ago.  It has come clear that my ministry calling is not just to moms but to all women. 

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What Does it Mean to be Blessed?

When I chose the word “blessed” as my One Word focus, it was because it is a word I use often, and I had a sinking suspicion that I misunderstand it.  For example, when we have had a great weekend, “We had a great time hanging out with good friends.  We are so blessed!”  Or after assessing the Christmas carnage of boxes, wrapping, and bows, “What a great Christmas!  We are so blessed!”

It is such a common misperception in the Christian faith that blessings are material possessions and that pursuing a Christian walk will automatically result in is an easy life paved with good things.

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What I Am Listening To {Issue 3: The Biblical Stucture of the Family}

I have really been intrigued by the debate stirred up by Candace Cameron Bure’s (yes…D.J. Tanner from Full House) comments about submission in her new book Balancing It All.  I have not read the book, but I agree with her views on marriage that has stirred all the buzz in the media about women’s rights.

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Meal Planning: Week of January 12th-18th, 2014

So what is on your menu for the week?  Wanna take a peek at mine?

We are trying to get back on track with our calorie counting.  Two years ago I lost 32 lbs using myfitnesspal app.  I gained it all back (and then some) last year so it is time to get it under control again.

With that in mind, I have been searching Pinterest for some healthy recipes (see my board here).  I will take the next few weeks try out some new recipes and revisit some old ones.

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