Exodus Bible Study By Time Warp Wife

From Sarah : All the original posts are on the blog. Time Warp Wife is working Through Exodus Part 2 right now and I wanted to share Part 1 here as well. This study was done in October and November. Part  2  was started in January. From Exodus Part 1 : 30 Days of Gratitude:…

The Stubbornness of Intentional Gratitude {For Those Lonely On Christmas}

The Stubbornness of Intentional Gratitude By Jennifer Dukes Lee, {From Sarah:This was a post Jennifer wrote for Thanksgiving. I thought it was also appropriate for any day…Like Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to those of you who are alone today. Or Lonely. Love Sarah} The days when I don’t feel like singing at all, are the days when…

Green Bean Casserole – melissassouthernstylekitchen.com

Green Bean Casserole – The green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company. The original inspiration was to make use of 2 items that most American families always had on hand. Green beans and cream of mushroom soup. Perhaps, it was also to ensure that most American families always had those items on hand. Regardless of the original intent, it’s been a staple dish on supper and special occasion tables all over the country ever since.
Green Bean Casserole

This updated version was shared with me by a very dear friend and fantastic cook, Lynn. Lynn took on the task of updating and re-creating this classic dish to her taste. I’m so glad she did, I love her take on this casserole, and I’m delighted she allowed me to pass on her creation to all of you. Thanks Lynn, it’s a keeper in my cookbook!

Sweet Potato Or Pumpkin Pie? 

The Chicago Tribune Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie has been flying off the shelves at Wal-Mart.  (Deb Lindsey) Dahleen GlantonContact ReporterChicago Tribune If you’ve never lived in the South and you’re not African-American, chances are you’re clueless about the fuss over sweet potato pie. Patti LaBelle and Wal-Mart scored a hit recently when they introduced…

How to Experience Real Rest

This week, as many of us head into extended time with family, may we receive the affirmation of God in the deepest part of who we are so that we may work from a place of love rather than fear.

Let’s allow the present to be imperfect and rest in the presence of Love.
books I’m reading
Each month I share in this letter the books I’m reading. Here’s this month’s stack:

Green bean casserole – CSMonitor.com (More Of A History Lesson On Thanksgiving)

http://m.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2011/1117/Green-bean-casserole.  The Green Bean Casserole Photo is not from this post.   There is a simple Green Bean Casserole Recipe listed.   Happy Thanksgiving   THE CULTURE / FOOD / STIR IT UP! Green bean casserole (Read article summary) By Kendra Nordin, Kitchen Report / November 17 Every Thanksgiving I brace myself for the inevitable: green bean casserole. Green bean casserole, invented by Campbell’s Soup in…

Growing in Gratitude: Learning to Grow a Heart of Authentic Thanksgiving – I choose brave

http://www.ichoosebrave.com/growing-in-gratitude-learning-to-grow-a-heart-of-authentic-thanksgiving/ I choose Brave :  in LIVING BRAVE Growing in Gratitude: Learning to Grow a Heart of Authentic Thanksgiving I found this note on the floor of my car last week.  A crumpled remnant left behind by my 10 year old boy.  A remnant that was possibly tossed around his class at church and may have…

Linda Stoll: Here’s Why You Might Want to Serve S’Mores on Thanksgiving

http://www.lindastoll.net/2016/11/heres-why-you-might-want-to-serve.html?m=1 Linda Stoll :  Celebrating And Grieving You’ve had a difficult year. Maybe that would be a vast understatement. Perhaps you’ve encountered challenges galore and transitions that have almost done you in.  Or immense losses too great to number or beyond description.  And you already know that this year’s holidays will be drastically altered and…

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Favorite Holiday Recipes

I’ve updated my Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup for 2016! Here are lots of tested, delicious recipes to help inspire you for the big holiday. What’s on your menu this year? Happy cooking!
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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Favorite Holiday Recipes from ToriAvey.com
Pumpkin Challah
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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Favorite Holiday Recipes from ToriAvey.com
Skillet Seared Green Beans with Lemon and Cotija Cheese
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Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Favorite Holiday Recipes from ToriAvey.com
Challah Slow Cooker Stuffing

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If Your Holidays Are Messy, You Aren’t Alone

If your family holidays are messy, keep in mind the first Christmas was messy, too.

Let’s not misunderstand the message here. Do not glorify the disasters. Just the opposite, actually. Instead, stand in awe of a God who is able to work in the middle of the worst of life’s messes, and more than than, create in this moment a sacred, holy space.

Even in this.

I challenge you this holiday season to find where God is at work. Find the holy. He is here, working.

Rosie’s Sweet Potatoes Recipe | Just A Pinch Recipes

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I love how these sweet potatoes are prepared. Cutting into chunks and not mashed, gives the potatoes a bit of extra texture. The sweet sauce poured on top is amazing! Of course, I had to top with a bit more marshmallows. This will be an impressive side dish at your holiday gathering.

50 Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving

http://toriavey.com/toris-kitchen/2016/11/50-vegan-vegetarian-recipes-for-thanksgiving/?popupally_stop=subscriber 50 Vegan / Vegetarian Recipes For Thanksgiving By Tori Avey 50 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes for Thanksgiving –  Favorite Vegan and Vegetarian Holiday Recipes from ToriAvey.com In search of Thanksgiving recipe options for vegans and vegetarians? Below I’ve gathered 50 of my most popular vegan and vegetarian recipes that would make a wonderful addition to your…

The Best Green Bean Casserole – Life In The Lofthouse

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20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes Your Family Will Rave About | SparkPeople

Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday known for moderation. To the contrary, research from the Calorie Control Council shows that the average American could consume in excess of 4,500 calories and a staggering 229 grams of fat over the course of the food-filled day. Before you jump on the bandwagon and join the artery-clogging madness, consider trying some lighter, healthier versions of classic Thanksgiving fare. After all, a calorie saved is a calorie you don’t have to worry about tomorrow.