Coconut Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS 1 box yellow cake mix 3 eggs 1/3 cup of oil 4-5 mashed bananas 1 cup chopped pecans DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 loaf pans or 1 large bundt pan. Mix all ingredients together until well blended and pour into pan(s). Bake for 30-35 minutes (45 minutes, approximately for…

Ethical Practices in Social Work

As a school social worker and L.C.S.W., an ethics course requirement exists for re-certification.  After an online study of Ethics through NetCE, a colleague and I presented an ethics training course to the staff based on the information shared within the article. Below is the link to the PowerPoint to learn more about ethics in…

Ezra Chapter 2

42,360 persons returned to Judah.  In addition to the list were 200 choir members. The choir members were from the clan of Asaph.  Who was Asaph? There were a number of Levites that King David assigned as worship leaders in the tabernacle choir, according to 1 Chronicles 6:31–32. Asaph was one of these men (1 Chronicles…

Ezra Chapter 1

Your story matters. It makes a difference. In fact, your story has an “upper story”–God’s story. I’m learning this in our sermon series and the book God Story. Ezra is an Old Testament book that does not get a lot of attention.  As our pastor shared the message, I read the small book of Ezra,…

Whole Fish on the Grill

How To Grill Steven Raichlen page 286-289 Trim the fins off the fish. We purchased trout from Wegman’s in Fredericksburg, VA.  We were in the area visiting friends and a Mary Washington College tour for my Senior! Trim the tails to give them a V-shape (cosmetic purposes). Make a series of 3 or 4 deep…

What A Savior

Today was a beautiful day in worship.  What made it beautiful was obedience.  Going when the body and mind wanted to rest.  It’s been a season. Obedience brought joy. All around me was worship of a Savior who provides and restores. I saw a sweet friend singing to her Jesus, and I know her God…

Even Then

Three men looked at fear and said, “Our God is able!” But… Even in the face of incredible odds that they would survive their punishment of a flaming furnace, they still knew their God is able: “But if he doesn’t, please understand, sir, that EVEN THEN we will never under any circumstance serve your gods…

The Wedding Day

Where do you start in your thoughts and soul to even begin writing about your daughter’s wedding day? Do you start from the first time you realize you were pregnant with a beautiful daughter to love, or maybe the first conversation as a little girl dreaming about her wedding day, or maybe you start……I just…