Entering His Presence

Priase Him

I’ve learned a lot over the past few months. One thing I’ve learned; praise Him.  I’ve learned to praise Him no matter where I am. No matter what is going on. No matter what I’m doing. Praise Him when things are great. Praise Him when things are, well…not so great.  Praise Him in the morning, noon and evening. Praise Him in my rising, praise him in my lying down. Praise Him in my coming in. Praise Him in my going out.  The more you praise Him, the more you want to praise Him. Praising Him becomes your first language. You find yourself talking to Him and praising Him without even recognizing that you’re doing it.  It is what we were born to do. I’m reminded of a little chorus we sang as children, “Praise Him. Praise Him. Praise Him in the morning, Praise Him in the noon time. Praise Him. Praise Him. Praise Him when the sun goes down.”    Continue reading


“We’re Watching the Debate,” He Said

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So, my husband texted me today and said we were watching the debate tonight.  I said ok, if it gets bad I can go upstairs and watch something else.  One minute in and I’m ready to take flight.  I’m not going to give in though. I’m not. I promise. I’m not a “political” person. I don’t like to engage people in conversations dealing with politics. Well, other than close family members. Continue reading

When Your World Gets Gnarly

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I will be the first to admit that I’m a worry wart. When my world gets gnarly, (difficult or challenging) I worry. When things are out of my control, I worry.  When I can’t please everyone, I worry. When other people’s lives are out of control, I worry.  We all pretty much know that worry in itself is sinful. God is pretty clear in His Word that we are not to worry. If we believe His Word is true then why do we allow ourselves to succumb to it?  It really all boils down to a lack of faith.

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Planning a Garden Patio


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Last week I was all about the garden. Well this week I’m talking about the garden patio. Our garden is not only going to be a vegetable garden but also a flower garden. I love having fresh flowers in the house. So much so that I purchase flowers each week at Trader Joe’s.  I also love to give flowers to my friends and family. Even if it is just one stem with a beautiful flower it will draw a smile.  So when we decided to grow a garden I knew that I would have to incorporate flowers. Continue reading

A “Leftover” Success


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What do you do with leftovers? I’m always looking for interesting ways to use them. I hate to throw food away, but invariably if I’m not creative with them they will go to waste.  We forget they are in the fridge or either just get tired of them after day two or three. This past Sunday I had made a beef roast and had at least half left over.  I searched Pinterest for recipes that used leftover roasts and found one for shredded beef quesadillas. This recipe looked delicious so I decided to make it. I did change it up a bit from the original. Here is the link for the original I found on Pinterest.

It was a hit and is on the list for “let’s have this again!”  Here is my version:


Leftover Roast Beef (I used about 5 oz.- 2 ½ per quesadilla and warmed it just a little in the microwave, just to knock off the chill.)

Shredded Cheese (I used Trader Joe’s Shredded 3 Cheese Blend)

Whole Wheat Tortillas (I used Trader Joe’s)

Salsa ( I used Trader Joe’s Salsa)

Butter (I used Ghee-Clarified Butter)

Sour Cream


Butter both sides of the tortilla

Place in pan. Let tortilla heat on one side then flip.

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Cover in Cheese

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Once cheese starts to melt, add shredded/chopped beef to one side.

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Add a small amount of cheese to top of beef.

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Add salsa  to side opposite of beef

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Slide onto plate and add chopped lettuce.

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Flip half way over and add sour cream to the top if you like.

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Serve with your favorite chips and salsa and enjoy!

Please share your favorite recipes that you use with leftovers. I would love to see what others do.

We’re hunkered down and waiting for the snow and ice. Be safe and stay warm.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi

Exploring Downtown Winston Salem

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Lil J and I spent the day on Friday just hanging out, exploring and having a date day.  After we took care of some business he took me to the most precious bakery and coffee shop. Tart Sweets is located at 848 W. Fifth Street.  They have done such a great job renovating and decorating what was formerly a restaurant known as Michael’s.

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Isn’t this the most amazing place for a coffee shop and bakery? The coffee  was fresh brewed and had a distinct flavor. Not at all bitter like some coffee shops.  I couldn’t resist the coconut pound cake and Lil J chose a Bacon Pecan Muffin. Both were so delicious.

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We enjoyed relaxing and having some down time over a cup of coffee. If you’re looking for great atmosphere, great coffee and great sweets, we highly recommend Tart Sweets.

It’s just an Average Day on Everidge, Fifi