Under New Ownership

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Have you ever seen a sign that says under new ownership and thought, “I wonder what the old owner did to lose it?” If not, maybe it’s just me, but I always think something must have gone wrong. It may be our human nature to think negative. But new ownership doesn’t always mean something negative must … Read more

Don’t Hit That Delete Button!

Former Community Bible Study Executive Director, Camila Seabolt, is known for saying, “When you are walking with the Lord, change is always in your favor.” Her words have resonated with me through the years and I have come to fully believe and understand the truth of never fearing change when the Lord is with me. … Read more

Stop Blogging, Start Writing

Seven years ago on June 4, 2011, I wrote my first blog post.  As blog posts go it was fairly pathetic! I didn’t have a picture of the Asian Slaw but I was so anxious to get a post written I didn’t care. Sometime later I corrected my photo mistake and added a picture and … Read more

Struggle

Today’s blog post is written by our guest Tony Patterson.  Tony is a formally trained award-winning commercial / fine art photographer.  His work has been on display in the Tennessee State Museum, featured in print publications, utilized in website editorials, and displayed in various exhibits.  Most recently his work was on display at the Nashville International Airport. Recently … Read more

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn’t heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I … Read more

Guest Post For Christian Camp Pro!

Hi!  I am just stopping by for a quick second to share this guest post I did for Christian Camp Pro!     Link: What’s For Dinner?? This is a blog post about food planning for a reunion, retreat, or even a party in your home.  Just some practical tips and some of my favorite … Read more

Fun Colors of Spring and Oven-Roasted Carrots

It’s been a fun few days since I blogged about my blue nails.  If you missed it, check it out here!  Thursday morning, after the blog post, my friend Bonnie arrived at Community Bible Study sporting fabulous blue nails in honor of my blog post and our friendship!  So fun!  Thank you, sweet Bonnie! It wasn’t long … Read more

Cabbage Roll Casserole

Do you make cabbage rolls?  You know, the cabbage leaf stuffed with cooked meat, rice, onions, and seasonings?   Cabbage “rolls” are popular among Europeans and traditionally served among the Jewish on  Simchat Torah. I’ve read that stuffed cabbage is said to have entered Jewish cooking some 2,000 years ago.  Recipes vary depending on region; Romanians and northern Poles prefer … Read more

Avocado Brownies

That’s right.  You heard me.  Avocado BROWNIES. My initial reaction was, “gross… I have to try these!” And when I did, they were surprisingly fudgy and delicious! I have mentioned before how I have an addiction to chocolate.  I’m not kidding… chocolate addiction is very real and very serious, kids.  Indulge responsibly.   I’m on the … Read more