Journey to Rwanda

Friends, I haven’t blogged in a while. I’ve been busy (more on that later) but now it’s time to get down to bidness. I have an opportunity to win an expense-paid trip to Rwanda with one of my favorite bloggers: Jen Hatmaker! When I got the news of this contest, I was…

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The Majete National Park

August 27  It was a long drive to the Majete National Park. When we arrived, we crossed a long wooden bridge over the Shire (prounounced shy-ree) River where we caught a jeep to our lodge. We were greeted by our hosts with cool towels for washing our hands and face….

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Mirror of the Mind

My husband Earl won’t tell you that he’s famous. But he is. I won’t go into detail (you can read his bio here), but you should know he’s hot stuff! Through Kickstarter, Earl is now pre-selling advanced copies of his new jazz recording, “Mirror of the Mind“.  All revenues from advanced sales…

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Radio Interview

Today I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Wayne Norman on his radio show, which aired on WILI 1400 AM.  I spoke about my trip to Malawi with Little Dresses for Africa and about my upcoming sewing party on March 30th. It’s only about a week away. If you think…

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Mission to Malawi: Dress #2

In August, I am going to Africa with a non-profit Christian organization called “Little Dresses for Africa.” We will be making simple dresses to distribute to the orphans while we’re there. For each person or family who donates toward my trip, I will personally make and take a little handmade dress…

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Love Wins!

December 14, 2012. My world changed that day. I’m sure it did for many of you, as well. It’s the day 20 school children and 6 teachers / administrators were taken from us, in such a horrible act of violence. I’ve wanted to blog about it, but something was telling…

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Team Robby

We are in desperate need of prayer for my friend’s 4 year old son, Robby. On November 5th, while playing outside, Robby was pinned beneath a tree limb for an extended period of time. He was life-starred to CCMC. It was later discovered that there was significant damage to his…

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Soup’s On – Sausage and Kale Soup

Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast and this is our fourth day without power. I’m thankful for friends and family who have offered up their homes. I am thankful that it’s warmer than usual for this time of year. And I’m thankful for our gas stove so that we’ve had…

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Soup’s On: Massaged Kale Salad

Here’s a simple salad that I love to pair with soup. I found this little nugget on the food network website. Kale is in season from July straight through October when our CSA ends. I can usually get a generous bunch of unsprayed kale for $3.50, which gives me more…

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