INGREDIENTS 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled and cubed 1 large apple, peeled and cubed 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 tsp. salt Black pepper to taste or you can use a spicier pepper like Cayenne 1 32 oz. carton Chicken Broth 1/2 cup whipping cream (leave whipping cream for last) DIRECTIONS Spray crockpot with vegetable spray […]

Fight the Good Faith

What does it mean to have faith? The Lord has recently brought to my memory Hebrews 11:1: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (KJV). We usually focus on the first part of the scripture about “things hoped for,” but the Lord has really caused me to […]

Pearls of Grace

Owning pearls has been a luxury for centuries. They are beauties from the ocean that hold great sentiment. There are many imitations, but a real pearl will hold its value for years and years. In fact, pearls are heirlooms passed down through many generations. Appreciation of these natural gems began more than 5,000 years ago—long […]

The Pearl

A Pearl of great price I have heard it told, Is Your Kingdom since the days of old, A treasure far above diamonds or gold. A Pearl of great price, the Scripture reads, Not like you’d find on an ordinary strand of beads— Seek Me and you will find Me as the Holy Spirit leads. […]

Abiding in Him

Every human heart wants to know, “Am I loved? Am I important? Why am I here on earth, and does my existence and life have purpose? Am I being fruitful in the world?” God’s response is, “Yes, you are loved. Yes, you are important. For I created you and filled you with purpose to make […]

DIY Lemon Wreath

Floral, Fringes and Rock and Roll

The Grapes of Perfection

Growing up in Michigan, we were blessed to have relatives who owned vineyards. I’m sure that when most people think of vineyards they think of the more popular ones in California or in Italy. But there is a very small town in Michigan called Lawton that has beautiful rolling hills filled with vineyards that are […]

Joy Grew in my Backyard

Often, between the stress and busy nature of our lives, we forget about joy. I am not talking about fun, happy moments, but true joy that comes from knowing and loving Christ. I see joy as a relationship that needs to be tended. It is always there, but if we do not safeguard it, it […]

Praying with Power

To become a strong woman of God, it all starts with developing a powerful prayer relationship with Him. It’s in our face-to-face “alone time” with Him that He reveals His love to us and empowers us with a supernatural strength. He loves us and longs for us to come into His presence. In James 4:8, […]