Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving probably looks a lot different from other years for many of us, but despite all the challenges of 2020, we still have so much to be thankful for! Whatever our Thanksgiving celebrations are looking like, let’s reflect on our blessings today with grateful hearts. Praying you have a happy and healthy holiday and weekend!

Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks. I THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 (TPT)

Easy Savory Cornbread

I like all kinds of cornbread—traditional cornbread is great, but it’s also fun trying out different add-ins. This Easy Savory Cornbread starts off with some corn muffin mix and gets its’ savory flavor from a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies, along with a cup of cheddar cheese mixed into the batter. Pretty easy, right?

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Never-Fail Sweet Potato Pie

This is the recipe for the first sweet potato pie I ever made. I don’t make pies often, so I needed an easy recipe, and I found it at a site called the Sager Creek Vegetable Company (the site is no longer up, so I can’t link to it). This recipe makes three, yes three, sweet potato pies, so it’s perfect if you’re needing to make lots of pies for the holidays!

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Book Review: Quiet Times with God

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

In her new devotional book, Quiet Times with God, Joyce Meyer writes that “the very best time you can spend each day is time with God.” It’s easy to get distracted in the busyness of life—that’s why it’s so important to “unplug” and have a time of quiet with God each day so we can better hear His voice. This 365-day devotional can help us do that.

Each daily devotion starts off with a Bible verse, then teaching and encouragement from Meyer, and ends with a special thought for the day. And if you want to dig deeper into the topic of the day, there’s additional Scripture references listed that you can look up for more insights.

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Maple-Pecan Pumpkin Bread

Making pumpkin bread every fall is kind of a tradition for me, but since I like to experiment with new variations, I wanted to try a new version of pumpkin bread. I thought the combination of maple and pumpkin sounded really good and it’s so perfect for autumn! And I also thought some chopped pecans would be good in this (if you have allergies or just prefer not to add any chopped nuts, it would be great without that, too).

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