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Gulf Wild…


     Talk about knowing where your food comes from!  With this little card stuck in my blackened red snapper, I was able to pull up site and key in a few numbers.  Then... wow!  The boat, the captain, the map!  Exactly where it was harvested!  Pretty neat-o-mosquito!  So, if you are … [Read more...]

mission mondays


Acts 13:47 “For so hath the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the earth.” … [Read more...]

Red Neck Caviar

Yesterday Natalie posted a version of her favorite dip "L.A. Caviar" from Lulu's.  Today I'd like to continue on with the black-eyed pea goodness and share with you a few of the recipes I've stumbled across over the years.  I'm stealing Natalie's picture from yesterday...she won't mind!  … [Read more...]

L.A. Caviar

recipe-la caviar

Don't you wish you had a big ole' bowl of this stuff?  I know you do.  It's delicious.  It really is!  I love this stuff!  The first time I had this little black-eye-pea concoction.  My baby brother was turning 16 and I had planned this really fun meal for his birthday dinner.  It was … [Read more...]

fire within…

  "Because people with fire in their bones might ignite change..."   If these words stir you deep within...   you should read this.   10 Real Ways You Could Really Be the Change in the World xo, … [Read more...]



I don't know about you guys, but when I cook I often prepare enough to feed an army.  Jesse has made fun of me throughout our marriage about the amounts of food that I cook for one meal.  I can't help myself, it's at the core of my being and handed down in my DNA straight from my Mother.  I cook … [Read more...]

Becoming a Mission Minded Family…

mission minded

    As you all know we decided a few months ago to commit this blog to prayer.  Our specific prayer was how to make our words relevant for His Kingdom.  In other words "what are we doing here".  Over the course of our prayers Missions seemed to be where He was taking us.  The more we … [Read more...]

spaghetti with fresh cherry tomato sauce…


    It was overcast...   We decided to take a drive and head to the park to play. We passed our favorite garden on the side of the road... "Emma, take a look and see if they have anything good." "Momma, she's got tomatoes, pull over!" {i love her}     So, for … [Read more...]

real freedom @ the beach…


Ever since Will could walk, he has brought me rocks of all shapes and sizes...  And from rocks, he brought me shells...  I have jars and jars full to the rim with the most beautiful rocks, shells and memories.  Soon after Will, Emma joined in and now following suit...  Josie brings me the small … [Read more...]