How to Journal: Passions and Desires

journal and penI believe everyone has a heart’s desire – a passion in life – something that grabs our attention with such gusto that it keeps us awake at night. Some of us, however, may find our passions hibernating, or perhaps lying dormant for so long we fear they are in an irreversible coma.

It is vital to reconnect with those passions in life and discover ways to pursue them throughout adulthood. I believe these passions, especially those we’ve enjoyed for years, are God-given. And I believe God would not give us true desires if He did not also equip us to bring them to fruition.

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Totoro Family Recipes: “Orange Stuff”

orange-1Warning… there is no redeeming nutritional value to this recipe.

But sometimes special holiday recipes are more about tradition than nutrition, right?

I’m sure there is a more eloquent title for this family favorite, but my girls dubbed it “orange stuff” several years ago and the name stuck.

Typically we serve this at Thanksgiving. There are fewer sweets on the table at Thanksgiving than  Christmas, and for those who aren’t fond of turkey and all the fixings, this at least provides a tasty alternative.

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How to Journal: Personality and Character

journal and penLast week we reviewed key life experiences that led us to this present day. Today we will take stock of our personality type and character traits that make us unique.

I believe that God not only gives us a purpose in life, but He fully equips us with the skills and talents to meet that purpose.

In return, I am to cultivate and develop those skills to become the best me I can be. Not to become the best…. just to become the best ME.

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Totoro Family Recipes: Tarella

tarella-4My husband is 100% Italian. As far as I know, I’m 100% Texan. He has a great ethnic heritage; I am more of a mutt.

In my family, we followed recipes – usually cut from local newspapers or found in tried-and-true cookbooks. In his family, recipes were passed down from generation to generation, rarely written down, requiring  more of a hands-on apprenticeship.

So when we married, I began training.

 

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