Wife School: An encouraging study for every married woman!

Wife School 2017 Info. FBC Cleveland

If you haven’t heard of or yet read Wife School, and if you are married (or are getting married soon) – this is truly a MUST READ!  Anyone who has read the book will tell you the same thing. We read this book as a women’s ministry ladies’ book club several years ago, and had […]

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It’s Ascension Day – and we have much to celebrate!

Why you and I should celebrate Ascension Day. SmellingCoffee.com

Did you know that today is a special holiday?  We have something wonderful to celebrate today – the Ascension of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Personally, I hadn’t given this day much thought until the last few years. We all know that Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus’ birth into this groaning world in […]

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Encouragement – Especially if you are in a Storm.

God's Ways are higher than our ways. All Ways. SmellingCoffee.com

Seven years ago today James officially started his new position at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Mississippi. The kids and I we’re staying back in Nashville so they could finish the school year, and on this May 1st Sunday morning, the skies opened up and dropped down, eventually causing flooding in our home town.  I will always […]

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It’s been 17 years now… The Story of How God Healed Me

Celebrating 17 Years Healed. Read the whole story on SmellingCoffee.com

Dearest Readers, When I started this blog almost 10 years ago, I made a promise to the Lord that for as long as He allows me to live and write, I’d keep posting the story of How God Healed Me every April 1st – certainly not for my glory or touting but for His alone!!! […]

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How To Make Resurrection Eggs

Free Download: How to Make Resurrection Eggs. SmellingCoffee.com

It’s finally feeling like “Spring” around where I live – we have had some beautiful days lately – and my seeet hubby got out my box of little pottery birds and nests and speckled eggs so I could brighten up the house.   In the bottom of that box lay the most treasured set of […]

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A Few Lessons Moms {or any of us} Can Learn from April the Laboring Giraffe

A few lessons we can learn from April the laboring giraffe. SmellingCoffee.com

It seems like the whole world has been watching and waiting for April the Giraffe to give birth to her long awaited baby. I have been. ☺ Are you? As I’ve checked on her feed each day and received the updates on my phone, I can’t help but either smile at the sweetness, or shake […]

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Hello again! and a Sweet Sunday Scripture

I love the Lord. Psalm 18:1-3 SmellingCoffee.com

Hi my friends!  It’s been SO long, hasn’t it?  How have YOU been? Though I haven’t fully finished my shoulder rehab, I’m about 90% back to feeling like myself and have missed you terribly!   Thank you so much to those of you who prayed for me over the past few months. I must say, […]

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A little break here, because of a little tear there. ;)

Hi everybody. By the time you read this post, I’ll either be in the midst of or have completed rotator cuff surgery in my right shoulder. It tore a few weeks before Christmas. {It’s all the athletic activities I do every day… You know me… I just wear my body out by being so exercizy!… […]

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