My Little Firecracker! Happy Birthday Chris

What a day! I’m so miserable and it is still hot at 10 p.m. But then, what can I expect for July 2 in western Nebraska?  It looks like this baby in my belly is not going to make an appearance for my brother Mike’s 20th birthday.  Only two hours left of his birthday …...

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Alice Come Home, Please!

  To My Dear Sous-Chef Dish-Washing Mom, It has been two weeks since you left to spend time at my little brother Mike's home.  I am quite sure you have had a lovely time with he and Kay.  I know you have enjoyed getting to see your granddaughters, their husbands,...

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Reflection On Friday’s Soul Food

Between the natural disaster caused by tornadoes and the disasters brought on by people in power, this has been quite a week for the news media.  I can barely stand to listen to the talking heads.  Instead, I have found myself turning to the Word that never changes...

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After The Rain

Mark 4:35-41 Jesus Calms a Storm 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose,...

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1977, Happy Birth Day Cory

The year is 1977. Tomorrow is my parent’s 25th wedding anniversary.  Twenty-five years is a long time to be married but they make it look easy and good to be married. I've been married just under 3 years and 25 years seems like an eternity to me.  I am uncomfortable....

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Pain au chocolat

Pain au chocolat is made of the same layered dough as a croissant.  Often sold still hot or at least warm from the oven, they are commonly sold alongside croissants in French bakeries and supermarkets.  When I was making croissants with my Tuesdays With Dorie baking...

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Spring Has Sprung – The Robins Are Here?

March came in with a blast of cold wintry air and a light dusting of snow at our house last night.  This morning the snow gave way to watering the dry winter-worn grass.  As I stood by the window taking it all in my eyes began to adjust to what I was actually seeing. ...

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When A Cactus Blooms Roses

Good morning!  Thank heavens it is Saturday!  For many of you storms created havoc throughout your week with the huge snow storm that hit the Midwest region of the country.  I hope you have dug out and at least had time to build one snowman! For us, we had lots of...

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