It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and at Kelly Richard’s house, it has begun to smell like Christmas, too.
How does the saying go? Without Christ there would be no Christmas.That's right. For He is the sole -- or for a Christian I should spell it out as "soul" -- reason in celebrating Christmas.
We all have a certain dish that makes us smile from the inside out when the holidays appear. Maybe it's the turkey you just ate. Or maybe it is your mom's homemade fudge. For me, it is Black Forest cake.. My grandparents used to make Black Forest cake every holiday
Are you working on getting your Christmas cards sent out? Have you bought any presents yet? Or are you like some folks who still can't believe its December?. I started getting the Christmas fever earlier this year. I was kind of hinting around to my husband that I thought it
Aren't you glad to know that Jesus isn't finished with you yet?
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Are you working on getting your Christmas cards sent out? Have you bought any presents yet? Or are you like some folks who still can't believe its December?
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You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without turkey. And you certainly can’t have Thanksgiving dinner and turkey without the sweet potato casserole either.
Aren't you glad to know that Jesus isn't finished with you yet?. I mean, if you are reading this column, then your time on earth hasn't expired yet and there is still work for you to do.. Isn't it great knowing that no matter how many times you've messed up
There is a first time for everything, and this was the year I tried my hand at cooking a turkey -- not a whole turkey, it was a turkey breast. But nonetheless, it was a turkey.
As I shopped this week for items to fill up some of the Operation Christmas Child boxes we would be making this weekend at Greater Love Baptist, I thought about how the simplest of toys would bring such joy to those kids who would be receiving a box this Christmas. Operation Christmas Child is a nonprofit program which provides gifts to needy children throughout the world.
So begins the month of thankfulness.
This week's recipe, a chicken melt sandwich, is a man's meal, and it is compliments of my husband, Kevin.. As some of you know, we are expecting our first child and my cravings haven't gotten too wild or too frequent yet, but I have had a couple of them. With
Christian artist Heather Williams recently released a new song titled, "God Is Still God." I've read several interviews concerning her message in the lyrics of the song and I couldn't agree with her more. She says it all in some of her lyrics that go like this:. "He's been
The Recipe Box -- Witch hat cookies
The festival is Conyers' oldest festival and crowds seem to enjoy it as much now as ever.
The Recipe Box - Caramel heath dip
One of my favorite quotes by Christian author Max Lucado is, "To call yourself a child of God is one thing. To be called a child of God by those who watch your life is another thing altogether.". It reminds me of another old saying -- actions speak louder
You may not think it is quite time to make a chicken casserole, and if so, that is fine. But I'd save this recipe if I were you, and use it at a later date.. A lady who I call my second mom, Patricia Richardson, gave this recipe to me
The annual See You At The Pole event was held all across the nation on Wednesday.. Some of you may be familiar with the annual event, which was started in Texas in 1990 by a group of 10 or so students. What they did was gather around their flag pole
What does a mother of three children, age 5 and under, do for dinner every night?. She pulls out the crock pot, of course.. Conyers resident Khrystle Wagner has her hands full with three kids and doesn't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.. Crock-Pot fiesta
Today is the official first day of fall. It is a new season, time for things to change. Speaking of change -- who doesn't love to see the leaves change from colors of green to amber and gold?. I've always said winter was my favorite season and it still is
There are those people who leave lasting impressions on your heart. You know, the kind that often brings a smile that stretches across your face when thoughts of them flood your mind.
The Recipe Box -- Firecrackers
Monday, my husband Kevin and I will celebrate our two-year wedding anniversary.. These past two years have flown by. On the one hand, it is hard to believe it has been two years and, at the same time, it seems like we've just always been Mr. and Mrs. Wells
With the news still spreading to people of mine and my husband Kevin's announcement that we will be parents soon, we've been getting a lot of parenting advice.. The best part of partaking in all the new advice is watching the people's eyes light up as they talk about their
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11). Personally, I think we all need to hold onto this verse like never before. With all the
The Recipe Box -- No name pie
I feel like I've repeated "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," a thousand times lately.. Just when I think I am ready to sit down on the floor and absolutely cry like a baby, since I've been experiencing morning sickness and sometimes all day sickness
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While driving home the other day I found myself looking in my rear view mirror several times. There was a car behind me making me pretty nervous. He was the kind of driver that rides your bumper and seems to be in such a hurry behind you that he swerves to see if he can pass you.
Refried beans -- most people love them or hate them. They used to not be something I'd even touch. That is, until one day someone showed me how to mix in salsa while heating up the refried beans and it opened my taste buds to refried beans.
I've heard all kinds of tips on how not to cry while cutting an onion -- make sure the onion is cold first; cut the onion at a certain angle; wear sunglasses while cutting the onion.
On any other normal day, seeing a "baby on board" sign usually just makes me smile.
Are you tired of just eating plain old macaroni and cheese? If so, you might want to stir up this cheesy version of mac-n-cheese.
My husband Kevin has this thing he says and it is one of my favorite sayings of his.
This recipe -- Veg-All pockets -- was created on a whim.
A few days off and being "unplugged" does something great for the soul.
If you love s'mores, then you'll probably want some of this trail mix. Originally the recipe had raisins and peanuts, but Patricia Richardson, a lady who is also known as a second mother to me, changed up the recipe a couple of years ago.
"It is evident that she was a lady who truly loved the Lord and others." said Pastor Howard Greer, interim pastor at First Baptist Church of Lithonia.
What is fruity, creamy, sweet (but not too sweet) and has a graham cracker crust? A freedom parfait.
Southern cornbread with a broccoli twist -- that is how my mother-in-law Janie described this recipe to me, which is the perfect description, if you ask me.
There is a strong desire in people to want to be loved, cherished and belong to someone.
Besides a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, nothing says summer to me like a Hawaiian sandwich.
What is your priority? God? Your spouse? Children? Family? Work? Your phone? Church? Facebook?
German chocolate cake. Caramel candies. Milk chocolate chips. Are you drooling yet? All of those ingredients and a few more are what make up this week's featured recipe -- caramel brownies.