Jesus Saves

A Story of Redemption

A Story of Redemption I recently discovered this poem I had written almost 5 years ago. It was an encouraging reminder to me of the growth and healing God has brought into my life. I had only written up to “I’ll look back someday and say,” but I can say now, my life is a testimony to His grace and redemption. Jesus saves! I was scared to deathCould almost taste your breathYour eyes and hands begging for meInnocent and naive I…

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What Happens in the Crib…

The problem with judging other parents is; karma!  Do I believe in karma? Not exactly.  It does seem though, as if every time I judge a parent or a situation, it comes back around to me.  Once upon a time, I judged my brother who struggled with his child staying buckled in his car seat. Well, not too many years later, my son started doing the same thing and it was a frustrating struggle.  One thing my oldest never did…

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That Grace May Abound - Does Grace Allow us to Sin?

Grace | The Secret to Finding Freedom in Christ?

Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of His wonderful grace?  Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it?Romans 6:1-2 NLT Does grace allow us to sin? I’m a person who heavily advocates grace. God is gracious to us and so we must extend grace to others. But what does God’s grace really look like?  Paul says “…Should we keep sinning so that…

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Sugar and Spice and All that is Nice

Soul Metamorphosis Since I was first able to write, and my deep thoughts were a boring monologue on how my day was, I’ve kept journals of one type or another. During my teen years, I kept very thorough and detailed journals of my favorite things. It was important to me to document what I loved so that I could remember them. As a teenager, a lot of my likes were dark. I loved country music, black and white photographs, black makeup, piano……

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Fleeting Moments

Making Moments into Memories

My baby is super trendy. Lately, he’s into food facials, but instead of avocado, oatmeal and the likes, it’s spaghetti, and smoothie and chocolate. All the carbs please! I didn’t get a picture of him tonight, but this is close to what he looked like.  Food facials have become a daily occurrence at our meal times since Mr. Jamesie wants to feed himself. And if you’re lucky enough to sit by him, he’ll even offer to coat your face for…

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Chicken and Zucchini Quesadilla recipe

Loaded Chicken and Zucchini Quesadillas

Loaded Chicken and Zucchini Quesadillas A new and interesting twist on the typical cheese quesadillas, These hearty protein packed loaded chicken and zucchini quesadillas will keep you full long after the meal is over! This recipe comes together in 30 minutes or less for a fabulous last minute lunch when you’re short on time. Oh, and it tastes like a Taco Bell Bean Burrito, only… better… a thousand times better! Serves: 5 Prep time: 30 minutes Ingredients 5 Flour tortillas…

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Cheesy, veggie stuffed zucchini recipe

Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Zucchini

Cheesy Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Zucchini There are so many varieties of stuffed zucchini to try. I love this cheesy chicken and veggie stuffed zucchini. It comes together quickly and is so delicious! Soft and juicy while still maintaining it’s form and crispness, the zucchini boat makes a perfect carrier for all the cheesy meaty goodness inside they’re loaded with. Olives and red peppers not only add flavor but make this cheesy, chicken stuffed zucchini picture perfect! prep time: 1…

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Zucchini enchiladas with homemade sauce

Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce

Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas with homemade sauce This recipe for zucchini enchiladas is a huge hit with my family, even my teenage sister who won’t touch zucchini otherwise said that these enchiladas were… “pretty good!” She caught the enthusiasm and toned it down as she said this, but going for seconds spoke louder than her words. prep time: 45 minutes serves: 8-10 Ingredients 10-10″ Flour tortillas 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 28 oz can whole tomatoes 1 medium zucchini 1…

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13 Amazing Zucchini Recipes You’ll Want to Make Again

Anyone who has grown zucchini knows that it is one of the easiest, most abundantly producing plants you can grow. This is great if you love zucchini! It is such a versatile and mild flavored food that it can be added to any meal of the day and many dishes! I was recently inspired by the overabundance of zucchini that my mom’s garden has been producing, to try some new and amazing zucchini recipes. Not that zucchini stir fry ever…

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The Best Chewy Granola Recipe

The Best Chewy Granola Bars (Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Sugar Free)

I’ve been searching for years for a granola recipe that is similar to the one my mom made when I was a kid that we loved so much, chewy and crunchy, sweet but not too sweet… I finally found it! The awesome thing about this recipe is that you can make it into either granola or granola bars, or both! And it’s so easy to make these gluten, dairy and nut free, even vegan! You can find the original recipe here, she…

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