Featured Writers

Remembering Your Cornerstone Stories // Share The Brew With Becky Keife

June 16, 2015
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I am thrilled to introduce you to Becky of Awaken To Wonder, although I am sure most of you already know her. I can’t remember where I first came across Becky and her beautiful heart spilled out through words, but I am so glad that I did. She speaks of beauty in real life and I always leave her blog feeling challenged in my day-to-day walk with the Lord. Be sure to visit Becky’s blog for more encouragement. Clouds of white smoke billowed high, glowing orange against the black night sky. Mom pulled my hand in a frenzied dash across the street. I looked over my shoulder and saw Dad at the end of the driveway in his blue-checkered bathrobe wielding a green garden hose against the monstrous flames. Safe inside the neighbor’s house, I clung to my favorite stuffed monkey that Mom raced back upstairs to save upon my desperate pleas. It was way past midnight but Mrs. Peterson brought us cups of hot chocolate. I sat between my sisters, searched my mug for mini marshmallows, and tried to count the staggering number of Scotty dog decorations instead of thinking about the fire. Days later after the coals stopped smoldering, we walked through the scorched backyard where the garage used to stand—my great grandfather’s old workshop—ashes of memories. The wood fence was obliterated and I…

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Reviews & Giveaways

Old Fashioned DVD Review

June 15, 2015
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As a mom with teenagers, I am in constant prayer for my children, that they would set themselves apart and not be like the word, especially when it comes to dating, or not dating. When I was a young teen, I did not have Godly examples to follow when it came to relationships with the opposite sex and, well, needless to say my heart was broken into a million little pieces before I married. When the opportunity came to review “Old Fashioned” I couldn’t pass it up. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the movie exceeded my expectations and I can honestly say it’s inspiring, heartwarming and just a good, old fashioned love story. About the film. A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to…

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Monday Morning Chit Chat

Coffee, Books & Relaxing In The Sun // Monday Morning Chit Chat

June 14, 2015
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  Welcome to Monday Morning Chit Chat! I’m so glad you are here. Todays’ post was created with the help of Michele, who asked the following questions of me: Coffee? What are your thoughts on the perfect cup? If you know me at all, you know how much I LOVE coffee. My Freshly Brewed Life (my former blog name) was coffee inspired, as well as my book, Coffee Talk With Jesus. I am thankful that at my age (soon to be 49!) I can still enjoy a cup during the day or evening and not be bothered by it. I love both hot and cold coffee, although I drink more hot coffee in the winter and almost always iced coffee in the summer. For me, the perfect cup of coffee is on the sweater side. Yes, I am one of those who likes coffee with my cream, I like it white! My favorite hot coffee drinks when I buy them are Zebra Mochas (a mix of dark and white chocolate), Cinnamon Dolce Lattes (because I love cinnamon) or a Chai Tea Latte. But now that it’s summer, I cannot get away from the Ice Caramel Macciatto with an extra pump of vanilla. *photo credit I believe the perfect cup of coffee is anything that leaves you satisfied after drinking it. Are you doing any reading just…

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