Monday’s “Makes Me Smile” – totally random edition

A Happy Monday to you, my friends, and a great big thank you for your prayers.  🙂  The ladies’ retreat in Livingston, AL this past weekend was a sweet work of Jesus and I’m so grateful.  My friend, Ashley (of the blog JOY TREASURE), led in worship and it was so much fun serving with her and watching her serve the Lord.  My mom went with me and its always a blessing to spend extra time and make more memories with her.  We laughed a lot!   This past weekend… it makes me smile. 🙂

So does this picture (only because it is SO true sometimes!):

Proof that you can’t trust everything you see on the internet:


haha – so true! 😉

One more thing – my coffee maker totally makes me smile… every single day!
Here are some recipes for special coffee drinks that can be made with one cup of coffee and some extra add ins.

A blessed new week to you, my friends!  Remember this:

“… The Lord is near.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace,
which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:5c -7.  New Living Translation
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I'm a Jesus-loving, husband-loving, family-loving minister's wife and mom to two college kids, making our home and serving our Lord in the Mississippi Delta. I study, teach, speak, and write for the greatest Boss in the universe. "Faith, Family, Food, Fun, and Living Life brewed in the fragrance of the knowledge of Jesus Christ in every place": That's what you'll find at


  1. Friend, I LOVE these posts!!! Definitely make me smile!!! I hope your week gets off to a GREAT start. Love and Hugs!!!