Sort of Quick Chicken Curry

One morning last week, I had no idea of what to have for dinner so rather than stress about it I dumped so chicken breasts in the crock pot with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, turned it on low, and let ’em cook. By evening, curry was calling to me so I cooked up…

You Want Me To Do What?

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Matthew 5:44 Oh, man, do I have to? Loving those who persecute us is rarely our first response when we are under fire. And if we do pray for our enemies, well let’s just say, it’s not going to be pretty…

Cheesy Comfort

Need something satisfying and easy for a weeknight supper. This will do the trick. I have made this for years, and it always pleases. It is a great dish to serve to company, take to a party, or share with a friend who is need of a meal. I have included the changes to make…

Super Bloom

The desert is blooming. Here in California, even the most arid of places are awash with color. Purple carpets of tiny flowers cover the desert floor, while yellow blossoms lift their faces to the sun. Bright pinks, vivid whites, and brilliant orange join the mix to make it one spectacular view.  It will be a…

Woo Hoo!

Well, this just happened. The devotional study journal, Legacy: Living NOW for Future Generations, I co-authored with three other great Bible teachers (Beckie Lindsey, Nancy Franklin, and Marie Martinat) has been selected as a finalist for the Selah Award. It is humbling and exciting at the same time to be considered for this honor. The…

Oven Prayers

I’m kind of hooked on The Great British Baking Show. I have been binge watching on Netflix it in my spare time and so far, I have learned that I know nothing when it comes to baking. Who knew there were so many different kinds of cream puffs, breads, and biscuits and so many different…

Taco Tuesday

Well, here it is—Taco Tuesday! I don’t know if Taco Tuesday is a thing other places across the country, but here in SoCal it’s pretty popular. So, instead of heading out to the local taco place, I thought I would just create some at home. So glad I did. Chicken tacos will be on our menu. This recipe for…

Be Mine

Valentine’s Day. I remember the days of anticipation of what I would find tucked inside my heart-shaped pouch made of construction paper and glitter. Notes of acceptance and encouragement like “You’re the bomb!”, “I’m TOADally yours”, or “You’re purr-fect” came complete with pictures of explosive devices, amphibians, or furry felines to match their sentiment. Lol….

Flour Tortillas

My best friend in elementary school was a girl named Flora. She was Mexican and hanging out at her house was quite a departure from my own culture. Her family spoke a different language and had a different cooking style. Her mom made the best tortillas by hand. It was fun to watch her expertly…

Tidy Up

It’s all the rage so I had to join in. I have been watching Marie Kondo and her “KonMari” method on Tidy Up, Netflix. If you are not familiar, she takes untidy people and helps them not only clean up their spaces but find joy and gratitude in their lives as well. Her exuberance about…