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During our first pastorate in Perryville, Missouri, we had so many great experiences. One of those experiences was meeting a young man at t...

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

All Dressed Up

Our family got dressed up to go to Springfield to a concert with Mark Lowry, Jason Crab, and the Martin's. However, when we got there it was actually 24 hours later. All dressed up and no place to go. How about dinner and a movie.
Nakato's was a great place to go for the Dinner.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back To The Studio

Back to the studio for an Art Piece I am working on. (All Rights Reserved) ( Reg. Copyright)


What's For Dinner

Tex Mex Chili Dinner

Package of beef tips
2 pkg of chili powdered mix
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
5  cans of red kidney beans, drained
1 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. chopped red pepper
1 (16 oz.) can tomatoes, cut up
1 10 can  mild Rotel tomatoes and chilies
1 c. V8 juice or tomato juice
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
can of drained corn is optional
1/2 tsp. salt
2T sugar
In skillet brown meat and garlic. Drain. Stir in chili powder and cumin; cook 2 minutes more. Meanwhile in 3 1/2-, 4, 5, 6 - quart crockery cooker combine beans, celery, onions, green pepper. Add undrained tomatoes, tomatoes and chilies, vegetable juice, tomato paste and salt. Stir in cooked meat. Cover cook over low heat setting for 10-12 hours or on high 4-5 hours.Ladle chili into soup bowls. Pass shredded cheese and sour cream with chili. Serves 4 to 6.

I put on the side of the crockpot for all to fix their chili with:
sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips

Avocado Mix
fresh avocado's, chopped tomatoes,  finely chopped cilantro, chopped onions, salt, lemon juice



Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Love, Love this magazine! I have almost every one of them since they first came out.  It makes for a great read!
Sitting here reading the new Christmas edition that is out. Catching up on all the great inspirational scenes for upcoming events.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mother and a Daughter

I love my mother, but we are so different yet, in some weird way we are so alike. It is so strange. She loves people! I think she keeps up with all her past friends on facebook every day. She is always telling me about all the people she is keeping up with. "You got to go check out their pages look at this and that," keeping up with the past is really a difficult thing for a person who pretty much lives in the future. I love all things new. New day full of Grace. Fresh new vision! Planning ahead and organizing future events are so fun!!! But it can be a fault. New is great, but what about today? Are you so busy planning and dreaming for a better tomorrow that you do not appreciate today? Guilty!
Today, I will stop and smell the maple shaped cookies at the coffee house. I commit to slowing down and seeing what is around me.

my mother...great lady

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Family Day In Kansas City

We spent the day with Austin in Kansas City. He took us to the Renaissance Fair. The boys had a great time!
They Loved it because of the connection that Anthony's been taking them through. Modern Day Knight!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Authentic, Genuine, Love and Acceptance

In some groups you have to look a certain way to be accepted or even feel loved. You have to measure up or work you way"to the top." I love how God said "Who so ever will " I do not see any qualifying in that statement. Yet some people pervert the gospel by making you do hoops and loops at the cross to be saved or accepted. They change the meaning of welcoming in. I think God got extremely angry one time when he went to the temple and saw them charging people to get into the temple to worship God. They were saying, what the people brought was not good enough. They had to buy their animals. Also, at one point the people got lazy and just didn't even bother to bring their own sacrifice because they knew they could buy it at the door. Weird! Let me tell you....Christ got Angry!!! Who are you to cheat people at Calvary. Making people hang heavy barriers between them and Christ. That is why some live in a box and are very small box.

What We love about this conference is everything is done by great teams. No shooting stars. To be honest, no one really knows their names.  All the ladies in the ministry leadership luncheon is so non judgmental. You are accepted like you are. There is no pressure of competition. As you look around there are no clicks.No platform sitting people who feel so achieved they are chosen for all to see. I love that about the Assembly, you never see that. No over sweet people trying to look good. I have yet to see a dynasty section. I have yet to see a parade of haughty ladies strutting their outfits and hair dos.
 Looking around you see a little heaven on earth. Everyone loving one another with no elitism! There are so many ladies who are doing great things for God. Pastor's wives who run hundreds and thousands in their church and you would never know. It's about Christ! He is the true Super Star!  I love this! Hundreds here, but room for hundreds more. Awwww that's what home should feel like. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

What God Orders

Sometimes you just need a time away with a few friends with like minded hearts. I needed our mini Cabin Retreat these last couple days. God is so Good! Perfect Timing!