Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Today is mostly a sharing post, starting with sharing my new favorite music.  If you follow my personal blog, you'll know that I'm finishing up my Make Your Home A Haven challenge.  Part of the challenge is to play relaxing and restful music in your home.  I downloaded Christy Nockles "Into the Glorious" and I can't stop playing it.  So very good.

Don't forget that tonight starts our Beth Moore study called "Fulfill Your Ministry".  This is a low key class just right for this busy time of the year.  It runs for the next three weeks.  You can choose to do all the homework or just come view the video.  (I'm just watching the video). 

And lastly.....this week is the Women of Faith Christmas simulcast!  I feel like I should follow that statement up with a big "TaDa!".  I'm so excited to hear from all the people that are scheduled, but especially Lisa Harper and Kari Jobe.  There's still time to call some girlfriends and make plans to attend.  I've invited the girls from work.  Remember, it's a free event.

That's all the good stuff I have to share for today.  Enjoy!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;  His love endures forever.  1 Chronicles 16:34

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Retired Minister's Christmas Project.

Woven Ministry will be collecting donations of books of stamps or Wal-Mart gift cards for the retired minister Christmas gifts. Our Potomac District Campground has cottages that house many of our area retired minister widows, and every year we bless them at Christmas with this small token of thanksgiving for their many years of service.
You can leave items at the Welcome Center any time before December 5th.
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Woven Favorites: Kielbasa & Potato dinner

Let me just be honest here. 

My friend Tracey Moore not only submitted this recipe to the Woven cookbook, but she kept telling me what a delicious, quick and easy meal this was.  I, however, was highly doubtful. 

I think it's because my mom used to make us that awful cheddar wurst stuff when I was in high school.  It was her go to meal with a warmed up vegetable and a side of noodles.  Oh how I hated that meal. 

My problem was that I was getting a surplus of kielbasa.  Not that I was buying it, but it came in my HIS food box.  I finally decided to bite the bullet and make Tracey's recipe. 

Warning:  It is not a pretty dish, but it is soo good!

Here's what you need:

1 pound kielbasa, sliced into bite size pieces
2-3 sliced red or green peppers
1 onion diced or sliced
3 cups potatoes, sliced
1 stick of butter
Salt & Pepper to taste.

In a large skillet, melt butter.  Add other ingredients and cook until potatoes are tender.


I served mine with homemade applesauce.  Everyone cleaned their plate. 

I love that this meal comes together in a snap.  I used potatoes I had canned as well as sliced peppers from the freezer.  It's basically fried potatoes with added goodness.

Now don't let my picture scare you off!  Go make this.

Thanks Tracey for the recipe....and I'm sorry I doubted you.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pastor Appreciation Sunday.

Today is Pastor Appreciation Sunday.  We are blessed to have some of the best people I know as Pastors. 

I was just a little preschooler when my Nan started taking me to Trinity.  I consider it a great blessing to have had Pastor Crabtree as my Pastor for the past 37 years.  I have been baptized by him, married by him, and my children dedicated by him.  More importantly, even when I was running away from Christ as a young adult, I was still loved and accepted by him. 

Thank you Pastor and Gladys for always being there for me. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Woven Favorites: Angel Wings

Van Johnson submitted this recipe to the Woven cookbook and let me just say, my husband is glad he did.

We love these wings.  They are sweet and tangy with just a touch of heat.  Even my kids will eat these. 

Here's what you need:
1 package of wings or wingettes
Salt & Pepper to taste
Paprika to taste
1/4 cup honey
Tabasco to taste
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup barbeque sauce
Squirt of mustard

Place wings in a single layer on a broiler pan for 20 minutes on each side until done. 
Mix all ingredients together and brush over wings.  Place back in oven until brown.

My wings don't usually take the whole 20 mintues per side.  More like 16 minutes.  Then again, when I use the broiler I either end up with a great meal or charcol brickettes.  Anyways, I do about 16 minutes per side, then brush on the sauce and broil again for just a few minutes. 


Thanks for sharing Van!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fulfill Your Ministry

Join us on November 28th as we study 2 Timothy 4:1-8.  The video study will run for three weeks and will be held Wednesday night in Kidz church.  No homework accompanies this study, so it's perfect for the busy Christmas season.
This study is open to everyone, but if you want to purchase a book you will need to pay for it tomorrow. 
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Making Your Home a Haven Challenge.

Courtney over at Women Living Well has announced her Fall "Make Your Home a Haven" Challenge which begins next week.

I don't know how I forgot all about this, but I just love doing this challenge. Why? Well, it's easy and it really does seem to help calm things down in my home.

Each week has a new weekly challenge and focus.

Week of November 5th:
Purchase a big candle and light it every day in your home. I place mine in my kitchen. Every time it catches your eye, pray for peace in your home.

Week of November 12th:
Play soft music in your home. One of my favorites for this is George Winston's December: Piano Solos. I'll also play some worship music, like Scripture Lullabies.
The focus this week is using peaceful words and maintaining peaceful relationships.

Week of November 19th:
Focus on the kitchen, the heart of the home. Use this week to make something special for your family, a favorite recipe, homemade bread, something that makes them feel loved. This week is about removing discontentment and thanking God for the home He has given you in which you can create a haven for your family.

Week of November 26th:
Decorate! Make a special place for your family this season. Plan on ways to focus on Christ this Christmas.

I really like this challenge because it's simple and it really works to promote a peaceful environment.

Why don't you think about joining me?

* This post initially appeared on my personal blog wvurbanhippie.blogspot.com. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Big News!

You have no idea how hard it has been for me to keep quite about this event.  I know it wasn't a "for sure" thing until recently, but now that it is let me just say.....

We're hosting Women of Faith's live Christmas simulcast at Trinity this month!

Open and free to everyone!

It's time to start calling your girls and planning a night out enjoying Women of Faith live on three big screens right here in Fairmont. 

If you've been to a Women of Faith event before, you know why I'm excited. 

If you haven't, now the time.  Amazing worship, inspiring speakers and tons of fun.  Best of all, no big drive to Columbus or Pittsburgh. 

What better way to kick off the season of sharing Christ's birth with our family, friends, co-workers.....everyone.

Any questions?  Comment below or call Tammy at the church. 

Can't wait to see you there.