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Happy Birthday to Me, Because of You. My Priceless Gift.

Wow. How do I begin? Today is my 36th birthday... And a few days ago while I was upstairs getting ready, I heard some commotion going on downstairs. As I walked into the kitchen, I was surprised to see one of my dearest friends and my mom standing there wearing huge grins. It was about 9 am on a Sunday morning and I surely was not expecting their company. My mom had breakfast in hand and Diana held out the most beautiful box with a blue ribbon. My hair wasn't dried. I was crying and shaking and I didn't even know why. I hadn't cleaned my house for company. What was all this? Diana preceded to tell me with tears running down her face, "Nelle, we thought this year you could use extra encouragement. We gathered letters from family and friends and put them in this memory box for you so that you could read about the love people in your life have for you." I was so taken back. To be truthful, I'm not the easiest person to surprise... I have a tendency to have a hunch if something's going on. But this...this...blew me away. I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I honestly couldn't even soak it in. It was the most beautiful, kind, and thoughtful … [Read More...]

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Happy Birthday to Me, Because of You. My…

Wow. How do I begin? Today is my 36th birthday... And a few days ago while I was upstairs getting ready, I heard some commotion going on downstairs. As I walked into the kitchen, I was surprised to see one of my dearest friends and my mom … [Read More...]

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Homemade Honey Mustard Dressing {In a…

I'm all about short cuts, you know I am. But for some reason or the other, I prefer homemade dressings over store bought. When I make baked chicken fingers and certain salads, I whip up this simple yet delicious dressing in a jiffy! My family rants … [Read More...]

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Corn for a Crowd…

My dear friend Mem introduced me to this excellent tip on how to cook corn for a crowd. This is a great recipe for gatherings, picnics, pot-lucks, baseball games, etc., because of the ease of transporting it. I don't know about you, but I feel … [Read More...]

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Living Life with God’s Power and…

People who don’t know me would never know it. I’m very easy going and free spirited, actually.  In fact, most people who struggle with anxiety hide it pretty well. They tend to be the ones who are very “put together". They’re the happy, helping, … [Read More...]

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He Goes Before Us.…

"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." ~Deuteronomy 31:8 The weather was beautiful- a perfect day to go boating. My children had never been boating … [Read More...]

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Strawberry-Orange Water…

Hi Ladies, the other day I posted on the Comfy FB page that I've been having a hard time drinking enough water. Many days than I care to admit I drink more coffee and diet pop than I do water. This has to stop. Not too long ago when I was a guest … [Read More...]

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Taco Tuesday Meal Ministry…

One of my children's favorite dinner-nights-of-the-week is "Taco Tuesdays". This particular night we decided to bless an additional family with a meal ministry and made a little extra. It was a very simple way not only to provide a meal, but love and … [Read More...]