Homemade Ground Turkey Empanadas

I LOVE Latin food. I love Peruvian, Cuban and Mexican food. Recently, I discovered one of my favorite lunchtime restaurants makes chicken empanadas. I've had them at least twice now, and they're great. However, I wanted to see if I could make them myself. I know grocery stores sell frozen ones, but frozen food has so much salt. I want fresh food. So, here's my attempt at empanadas. Click HERE for … [Read more...]

Product Review: Silk Flowers Direct Provided by CSI Gypsum3D™

One of the privileges blogging provides me is the opportunity to try out great new products. After seven years of blogging and reviewing products, I have yet to be disappointed. CSI Gypsum3D™ sent me products from Silk Flowers Direct, and I am impressed. Usually, I’m an advocate for real flowers and real plants. I used to have many plants in my house, but my move back to Maryland killed … [Read more...]

Emerging from the Ashes

I drive by this house every day. When I first saw it, it did not have a second floor. I don’t know what happened—fire, natural disaster, or general wear and tear—but this house used to be one floor with the top half ripped off. Exposed to the elements, this house was open and vulnerable. It was downright ugly and an eye sore. I’m sure its lack of curb appeal bothered the neighbors. It probably … [Read more...]

MADD Volunteer Work, Noah on Patrol and How God Uses Us to Intercede in the Earth

I volunteer for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). I do so because a drunk driver hit my husband when he was a teenager and the traumatic brain injury he sustained as a result caused his premature death. This week MADD asked me to attend a press conference about the launch of a new initiative in Montgomery County, M.D. to deter DUI offenders from repeating their offense. The initiative is … [Read more...]

Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Video Is Also an Indictment of Today’s Church

I'm grateful to contribute this piece to Sojourners. https://sojo.net/articles/childish-gambino-s-america-video-also-indictment-today-s-church   … [Read more...]

Radio Appearance: Married Men Don’t Talk

So, I participated in the "Married Men Don't Talk" radio show. They wanted to hear about my experience as a widow and how that affects my dating life now. My segment began an hour into the show. Like to hear it? Here it goes: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/mmdt/2018/05/02/abandonment-ladies-night     … [Read more...]

Partner Post: Looking For Happiness? Get In The Garden

If you feel as though you’re struggling to pick yourself up at the minute, as though the world might be against you, then it’s time you did something about it. So many people spend their time moping around, and doing nothing about it. We get why life might get you down, and we get why you might have so many different stresses hitting you from all angels. But, whilst the sun in shining, and the … [Read more...]

Partner Post: The Simplest Ways To Be A Supportive Parent

Image Source Trying to be the best parent you can be is difficult. You may be forever second guessing your choices and over analyzing the way you choose to raise your kids. However, if you put your child at the center of every decision you make, and have nothing but positive motivations, you can’t fail to be a good parent. There is a fine line between being supportive and being pushy. Simply … [Read more...]

Partner Post: Add Personality To Your Home Easily

Image When you look into decorating your family home for the first time, you will likely have a lot of great divas which you want to bring into the space to put your personal stamp on your home. There are some great ways to add colour and personality into your home which you can do this year. Artwork The first and most simple way to bring lots of colour into your Home is to hang some art … [Read more...]