52 Ways: #14

Set up a designated fund for your pastor* to use to take young men** out to coffee or meals in order to foster mentoring/discipling relationships. This week I want to talk specifically to church board members or anyone directly involved in the financial decisions of the church. The rest of you can read along, or […]

365 Simple: #71-74 Benefits of Avocado Oil

  I currently live in the middle of a thousand avocado trees.  Really.  The trees are bursting with luscious dark green fruit.  I am privileged to be able to enjoy these super foods every day.  I’ve long known of the health benefits of eating avocados.  They are little power houses of goodness.  Just one avocado […]

52 Ways: #13

If something touched your heart during the message make an encouraging comment expressing specifically how it touched you. There are two words that express a universal human longing.  I don’t care who you are, where you live, your age, your socioeconomic background, your religion, or your gender.  We’re all the same, end of story, period, […]

Life in a box

I read a blog post over at Becoming Minimalist that I keep thinking about.  The title of the post is, Three Lies That Kept Me From Simplifying My Life.  The author, Allison Vesterfelt, talks about the time a friend asked her, “What would you do with your life if you didn’t have to worry about […]

52 Ways: #12

Take your pastor and his* family off the pedestal.  They are human, just like you.  When you think about your pastor and his/her family, do images of the perfect television family come to mind?  Do you imagine each morning begins with joyful praise and family devotions before mom serves up a nutritious breakfast around the […]

365 Simple – #58 A recipe to make your own ACV

I am a big fan of apple cider vinegar (ACV).  There are dozens of purported benefits for health.  It has antimicrobial properties, which makes it a great alternative to chemical laden cleaning products.  Plus, it tastes pretty darn good and makes a great everyday vinegar for salad dressings and other cooking needs.  The only drawback?  Natural, unpasteurized […]