Best “Homemade” Apple Pie Hack – Always Complimented! Great for Thanksgiving Meal!!!

Best Homemade Apple Pie Hack. SmellingCoffee.com

Y’all… I’m going to let you in on one of my most secret recipes.  Why?  I honestly don’t know… but I feel like someone out there is like me, and just needs to feel like a Thanksgiving hero this year.  And this pie will make it happen (as long as you keep our secret to […]

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Turning our Hearts toward CHRISTmas

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Hi everyone~ It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my town (and even around my house… we began putting up the Christmas tree this weekend… Yippee!!!). We had our town’s annual Holiday Open House and first annual lighting of the town’s Christmas tree yesterday – and it literally felt like we were in […]

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A Healing Prayer for Post-Election America

A Healing Prayer for Post-Election America. SmellingCoffee.com

Hello, my friends.  I’ve been watching and reading Twitter and Facebook Feeds for the last several days with the heaviest of heart.  Because of the strong feelings surrounding this election (and some other Christian-leader issues that surfaced not too long ago) a true divide has been drawn among the nation-wide body of Christ… at least […]

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Some Truths to Combat Election Day Heart-Panic

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On this most epic Election Day, following my name of Jesus (which wonderfully, btw, was My Helper – Psalm 118:7) was the answer to my heart cry for this nation. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a responsibility to vote according to Biblical standards (especially when it comes to the sanctity of human life), […]

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For This Man I Prayed… and Waited… and Wrote… {Part 3} and God Granted My Request!

For This Man I Prayed and Waited and Wrote. SmellingCoffee.com

The story Part 1 The story Part 2 And this is the happy ending~ In an unlikely place at a most inconvenient time, God brought the name James Walker across my path, and I wrote it on the last line of the “possibility page” in my journal.  Then I went home for bed rest.  Praying… […]

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For This Man I Prayed… and Waited… and Wrote… {Part 2}

For This Man I Prayed and Waited and Wrote. SmellingCoffee.com

 For Part 1, click here.  🙂 Part 2 ~ Continuing the repost from 2012   A few pages from my “Husband’s Journal” Praying… and waiting {albeit not always with the  greatest of patience}… and writing in my husband’s journal seemed to somewhat satisfy the angst in my soul to find that promised “ministry-man” from the […]

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For this Man I prayed… and waited… and wrote… {PART 1}

For This Man I Prayed and Waited and Wrote. SmellingCoffee.com

Today James and I will have been married for 24 years.  Twenty-four-years.  It sounds much longer to me than it actually feels, yet I can hardly remember doing life without him.   Four years ago I posted a three-part series on how I prayed and waited on God to bring James into my life, and […]

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If you plan on handing out CANDY this Halloween…

LIGHT-UP Halloween and BE the LIGHT of Jesus! SmellingCoffee.com

  If you are handing out candy this Halloween, BE the LIGHT of Jesus! (Hi everybody!  It’s been a while, hasn’t it??? This is one of my most-read SmellingCoffee.com posts.  It’s actually gone viral on Pinterest, but since I’ve been working on writing the new Bible study book, I’ve neglected my poor little blog, so […]

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