Rejoicing with my Bloggy Friends!



“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”

-Romans 12:15

Hi Ladies, 

Wow, so much has been going on this week with my friends in “Blog Land” – I wanted to take the chance to clue you all in as I am just thrilled to pieces with the way the Lord is working in all of their lives and ministries.

Today, I am rejoicing with my very special friends…


My dear friend Adina from “Take them a Meal”  featured Comfy in the Kitchen’s Black Bean Soup with Rice. This is an excellent (and naturally gluten-free) soup to make on those brisk winter nights! If you are up for it, make a little extra and share it with a friend…you know I love a meal ministry!

Please be praying for TTAM and for the Spirit to move even more people to be inspired to cook for those in need! 

Best Ever Black Bean Soup

Moving along…

Another one of my dearest friends, Courtney, from Women Living Well is continuing on with her Book Club. You do not need her book to do this study (but who wouldn’t want a copy?)- Just pop on over and be encouraged! Tomorrow, Courtney will be sharing the Comfy in the Kitchen “Your Ministry” part of our WLW Conference. If you’re desiring Christian fellowship from the comfort of your own home, this is the place to be. If you are wondering what God can do with you…this is the video to watch! YOU can be used mightily!!!! 

Book Club header week 2 chapter 5

Oh boy, Oh boy!

It’s time to partaaaay with my amazingly talented, and super fun friend Karen Ehman! She just released,  “Every Day Confetti” , co-authored with yet another amazing woman, Glynnis Whitwer. You won’t want to miss out on this book!

Karen says:

“Got a calendar packed with reasons to celebrate but a brain that lacks ideas? Special people you want to love on but limited time to do it?

Relax. Have I got a book for you! Everyday Confetti, the celebration go-to guide by Karen Ehman and Glynnis Whitwer  of Proverbs 31 Ministries, gives women the ideas and the motivation they need to make such occasions less daunting. You can get that Pinterest feel of perfection without all the hassle and time-consuming steps. They provide creative ideas and menu plans for:

  • Holidays
  • Birthdays
  • Special Events
  • Unique Occasions–{like book lovers day, name day or Johnny Appleseed day}
  • Seemingly ordinary days too!”

Sounds right up my alley, Karen! Wohoo! 

(Karen, did you realize that Disney’s “Frozen” is featuring a song about your last book? Hmmm….very, very interesting. I’m reminded of this daily by my little girls, lol) 


Also, my beloved friend Darlene from Time Warp Wife unveiled her latest e-book today! in “The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife“, Darlene discusses 17 virtues which call us to action! She also includes methods of study to meditate on. Buy one for yourself and for a friend and encourage each other in your walk as wives! 


Ohhh…I can’t forget Joy…precious Joy. If you haven’t been over to her site, you simply must  take quick moment to hear her message on The Cross and Mothering. Joy always has a way to deeply inspire me- she is beautiful inside and out. 

As you can see, I have some pretty amazing friends who God has done some pretty amazing things through! I’m so happy for all of them! 

Love to you, 




  1. Hooray! Confetti! So much happening in blogland! Thanks for sharing all of this!!
    Love you,

  2. AHHH – what exciting news…and happening all at once! WOWZERS! I was at the WLW conference the day that first photo was taken, and was thrilled to get to visit with a few of your precious gals. I rejoice with you in all of these wonderful blessings too. (And….my food ministry to my neighbors expanded after attending the conference that day=). Love your posts….keep em coming!

  3. Just started following your blog then saw you speak via video while working through the Women Living Well study w/ Courtney. My husband is the one who feeds EVERYONE in our community. Ok. Maybe not EVERYONE, but A LOT! I’ve never seen it as a ministry or treated it that way. Sometimes I even get irritated w/ it. But no more. Thanks for your inspiration. Have a great weekend!

    • That’s so wonderful Jan! I’d love pictures -I would certainly entertain doing a post on what your husband does for the community.

      • The next time he cooks for someone I will see what I can do. There seems to always be a reason: sick, having babies, to say “thanks”, but usually for no reason at all. 😉


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