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“[The Birth of Jesus] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.” — Luke 2:1, 4-5 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.


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Family Friendly Classic Movies

Since you’ll hopefully have more family time over the holidays, why not cuddle up and watch a classic movie? Here’s a link to some of the best from iMom.com:


Andrew Peterson’s Behold the Lamb of God

Andrew Peterson’s Behold The Lamb of God
This is a unique Christmas concert. Instead of the typical hymns and Christmas songs, this very talented group of musicians reveal how Jesus is interwoven throughout the Bible starting with creation.
The concert will be Thursday December 11th, at 7pm at the Bushman (Kiepersol Estates) in Bullard.
Tickets are available NOW at http://www.itickets.com/events/327240.html
Advance $20
Groups of 5+ $18
Students $10

Tyler Christmas Festivities!

Rose City Christmas events:


*Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

*Holiday in the Park

*Ho Ho Ho Run

*The Nutcracker

*Christmas Movies at Liberty Hall


Just a few of the best Holiday events in East Texas!



Tim Hawkins – Yoga Pants!

Click here to see Tim Hawkins sing Yoga Pants!

What You Think About After Jesus Almost Took You Home

I could have died tonight.

Yeah, you know those thoughts of, “I wonder what I need to take care of for tomorrow?” Tomorrow would have, could have, not come for me. Me sitting here, past midnight, typing this blog entry, may not have existed.

If you’re wondering how, it’s because I zoned out. 

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Veteran’s Saluted Everywhere


Tomorrow is Veteran’s Day, a Day where we take a minute (or a good amount of minutes), to reflect and thank those who have served our country so we could have the freedoms we have. To help thank them, MANY places are offering different ways and things for no cost. They know that there are not enough times and enough ways to say “Thank You,” but’s it’s the best they humanly can do: Continue reading →

Advice to New Parents


Love Notes

What have you done to show how much you love your spouse? Max Lucado posted a picture on Twitter of a message from his wife. It’s a handwritten note in a beautiful frame on the kitchen counter that says, “Yay! Max is home!” He found it when he came home from a 12-day trip.


Yay Max


What a great way to show how much you love your hubby! Check out the “Love Is” verse in 1 Corinthians 13 4-7 for some inspiration if your gestures of love have been lacking lately!


1 Corinthians 13 4-7

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

The Best Pretzels Ever!!!

Here’s the recipe for our Praise Share Ranch Pretzels, the best pretzels I’ve every had in my life! Thanks to one of our awesome donors!


Ranch Pretzels

3- 16 oz. bags of Rold Gold Pretzel “Tiny Twists”

1- 1 oz. pkg. Ranch Buttermilk Dressing- dry mix (3 Tbsp.)

1- 16 oz. bottle Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn oil

1 tsp. garlic powder

Put pretzels in large bowl. (I used large Tupperware cake cover.)

In another bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients until blended.

Pour over the pretzels. Stir pretzels once with a long, skinny spatula.

Cover tightly. Turn upside down (if lid on tight) and/or stir every hour

for 3-4 hours or until liquid is absorbed. Store in airtight bag.

Open…devour! :)





How to Win the Fruit Fly War

Are you battling a swarm of fruit flies in your kitchen? Every time I’ve had them, I’ve followed the source back to a rotten potato in the bin! So get rid of rotting fruit and vegetables first!

Here’s a few other tips from Budget101.com to avoid those pesky pests:

1. Keep counter-tops clean!
2. Use a Fan because it makes it hard for them to land!
3. Keep your sink drains covered because they will reproduce in sink pipe drains overnight!
4. Keep Recycling and Trash bins clean or covered.
5. Don’t store composting scraps in the kitchen.
6. I know you want to throw the windows open with this nice weather, but fruit flies can fit through the screens! So, keep the doors and windows closed!

7. Click the link below and whip up this concoction and trap those little fruit loving beasts!


Fruit Fly Trap


Have a Fabulous Fruit Fly-Free Fall! :)