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This Little Light of Mine

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Oh... the soon to be high school sophomores and juniors who might just cause me bodily harm if they saw I re-posted this. I haven't seen the one in the middle in five months. Haven't really talked to her in eight. I miss her.  This Little Light of Mine This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine Oh, this little light of mine I’m going to let it shine This little light of mine I’m going to let it shine Let it shine, all the time, let it shine All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine All around the neighborhood I’m going to let it shine Let it shine, all the time, let it shine. Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to let it shine Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to let it shine Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m going to let it shine Let it shine, all the time, let it shine. Don’t let Satan [blow] it out! I’m going to let it shine Don’t le

Not one, but two cooking mishaps... or is that three?

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My EveryPlate box ended up coming a day late this week. It's still August in Texas, so the ice was melted and I had to toss the meat and sour cream. That was mishap #1 that I'm not sure if it counts towards my total or not. That wasn't on my part. Thankfully, I had some ingredients in the freezer and was able to add a couple of things from my grocery order to pull off the recipes.  After the last jalapeno incident, I cooked it with the bell pepper and onions to skip belly burn. Good choice. I'm staying away from adding zest in my sour cream after this. I'm just not digging it right now. I can always eat fajitas though! I do like doing burger patties in the air fryer.  I tried the potatoes in there too, but wasn't as successful. I think that's going to take some trial and error. Now, see this little thing here? It's from the end of my slicer. I sliced my onions and it landed in it. I cooked it with my onions. I noticed it, but thought it was st

Upcoming New Releases in Good News for Little Hearts Series Available for Review

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Click here to request review copies.   The Good News for Little Hearts series brings gospel help and biblical counsel to families. Based on CCEF’s model of hope and help, each story focuses on an animal family’s real-life issues, encouraging young readers toward a growing relationship with Jesus in the midst of challenging circumstances. Each individual story guides parents toward meaningful conversations with their kids, based on what Scripture has to say about living by faith in everyday life. Next month, we will be releasing three books in the series, and we are excited to share them with you! Please note: Due to high demand of our children's books, at this time, we are only offering the digital copies for review. If you are unable to review digital copies, you may request to be considered by our team for

The Lord's Army

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This is the song you make kids sing to get their wiggle energy out. They need to march around the building, not just the table. Usually, I make them go round and round until they sing it with enthusiasm. Thanks to COVID, it's been five months since I've taught any kids in person. About three since I taught via Zoom. I did that for nine months until we went back to having services in person. The timing didn't work right to keep doing that. We're supposed to start back to class in four weeks. Admittedly, I'm a bit nervous about that because I've been so shut off from people lately.  The Lord’s Army I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the artillery. I may never fly o’er the enemy, But I’m in the Lord’s Army! Yes, sir! I’m in the Lord’s Army! Yes, sir! I’m in the Lord’s Army! Yes, sir! I may never march in the infantry, Ride in the cavalry, Shoot the artillery. I may never fly o’er the enemy, B

My new purple air-fryer and a little bit of sign making

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Saturdays are now food posting days because all I do these days is cook and work. During COVID days, I have become quite the expert in Chex Mix.  Peanut butter and chocolate Chex with honey roasted peanuts and Reese's Pieces.  Cinnamon Chex with dried cranberries, yogurt raisins and chocolate covered cranberries. The traditional mix of wheat, corn and rice Chex with coconut chips and M&Ms. I've eaten a whole lot of Chex Mix. It's better than baking cookies like in the early days of quarantine, right? I decided that with all the cooking I've been doing, instead of oven roasting all my veggies and pan cooking all my meat I would get an air fryer.  Of course, it had to be purple! If it hadn't been purple, it would have felt too different from the crockpot and the toaster.  I bought a lot of accessories too that I'll need to try out! After the pepper hands (and pepper gut) issues of last week, I think I am going to skip using this little tiny chili pepper this

Terry Brennan Gives Readers Insight into Persian Betrayal

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Part 1 of an Interview with Terry Brennan, Author of Persian Betrayal In Terry Brennan ’s Empires of Armageddon series, Diplomatic Security Service Regional Security Officer Brian Mullaney has been tasked with an incredibly dangerous mission—to deliver the Vilna Gaon’s second prophecy, along with the deadly box that protects it, to the rabbis at the Hurva synagogue in Jerusalem. When a synagogue is destroyed by an explosion, both the prophecy and box are buried in the rubble along with the answers Mullaney so desperately needs. How can he discover the meaning of the centuries-old prophecy now? Why are he and the ambassador he’s assigned to protect being targeted? Is there any way he alone can thwart a nuclear arms race? Brennan shares more about the series, and specifically the second installment of the trilogy, Persian Betrayal , in the interview that follows. He talks about the spiritual warfare his hero, Brian Mullaney, faces in the story as well as the daily battles Christian

Reviewer sign-ups open for Restore

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Click here to request a review copy. What’s your story? Each of us has a unique one—a way of weaving together past experiences, relationships, and current joys and sorrows to make sense of our lives. But if we live our stories without looking to the master Storyteller, we get lost and confused. Changing deeply held patterns of living and loving happens as we find our place in God’s great story and learn to trust his love and care for us.   In  Restore: Changing How We Live and Love,  pastor and author Robert K. Cheong shows us that because we have been united to Christ, we can draw near to God, enjoy his love, and live with new patterns and life rhythms. This thirteen-week study guides participants through creating their own storyboards that will connect them to God’s overarching story and help them to rethink,