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Looking Out the Window: Jennifer Slattery Talks about Our Youth, a Mission Trip with Her Daughter, and Invites You to Share in Her "Reach Out to Live Out" Program

Jennifer Slattery and her daughter, Ashley
Do you ever catch yourself saying something, then clamp your mouth shut with the realization you’ve become your mother? Or maybe you’ve glanced behind you to see your child rolling their eyes…just like you…at something that normally gets you annoyed. It’s rather sobering how pervasive a parent’s reach is. I find it quite humbling. And challenging. Each day as I watch our daughter grow I’m reminded of the power of my unspoken words.

Lately my daughter’s talked a lot about her future dream–or perhaps future mission would be more accurate. It’s quite a unique vision, and one that brings tears to my eyes. When she grows up she wants to get her veterinary license and treat the pets of the homeless. She plans to open a private practice to fund her mission. (Now obviously, she’s thirteen, so her plans may change.) This dream unites her two loves–animals and others, in a Christ-centered way.
But here’s the funny thing…I’ve never told her she needs to…

Looking In the Window: Sharing a Favorite Bible Verse and a Recipe

NOURISH THE BODY--NOURISH THE SOUL
A FAVORITE FOR THE BODY


Mother’s Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: Elbow macaroni noodles, cheese, milk, eggs, salt and pepper to taste, margarine or butter (optional)
Greased casserole dish. (I use olive oil)
The amount of noodles determines the number of servings. To serve four, prepare enough noodles for four.
Drain noodles. Fill a one-cup measuring cup with the cooked noodles and pour them one at a time into the greased casserole dish.
Measure exactly as many cups of grated cheese as there are noodles. (For example four cups of noodles and four cups of cheese) Cheeses can be all one kind or mixed—2 cups of cheddar, 1 cup of Monteray jack, 1 cup of Colby. Use what you like. If there are extra noodles, save them for another dish. The amount of cheese must equal the amount of noodles.
Beat an egg. Stir into noodles and cheese. (Egg Beaters can be used)
Pour milk into the casserole dish until it’s almost even with the mixture of cheese, noodles and eg…

Looking Out the Window: Lillian Duncan, Author of Deception, Wishes You Love and Laughter on Valentine's Day

Lillian will give away an e-book of Deception, her latest book of faith, murder and mayhem. To enter to win leave your email address with a comment.
And They Lived Happily Ever After.....
1st Corinthians 13: 4-7
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Ahh...it’s February and love is in the air! Everyone loves a good romance that ends with and they lived happily ever after. That’s where most books end. But in real life that’s just where the fun begins.
After the whirlwind engagement, the beautiful wedding, and the romantic honeymoon, it’s time to settle down and live your life together with the man or woman of your dreams. And real life can be hard on a marriage but it doesn’t have to be.
The above verses are certainly so…

Looking In the Window: The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

This week I received the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award from Linda Nance


Thank you, Linda!
The reward asks for seven random facts about me. Here they are: 1. I'm a Christian 2. Swimming three times a week keeps my heart ticking 3. Bargain shopping with my daughter is fun 4. Cooking. Not again?! 5. Chocolate Eclairs. Yeah. I'd cook those! 6. The beach? When can I go? 7. Any type car will do as long as it gets me there I'm passing the award to Anne Patrick Miss Mae, Regina Andrews and Laurean Brooks

Looking Out the Window: Staci Stallings Holds Two-Day Give Away of Her New Book

Staci Stallings is a Contemporary Christian author and the founder of Grace and Faith Author Connection.

Staci has a special surprise for you today, Feb. 1st, and tomorrow, Feb. 2nd
FREE ON KINDLE TWO DAYS ONLY!
Coming Undone 

ABOUT COMING UNDONE "If you've ever searched for love, been afraid to love, or lost someone you love, you will love Coming Undone."
The story of two people trying to live life by the world's rules who find that loving someone only happens when you learn to love without asking what you're going to get in return. Available as a free download from Amazon today and tomorrow only!
http://www.amazon.com/Coming-Undone-ebook/dp/B005GGP3HI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top


An Encouraging Story From Staci Over Puddles, Underappreciated by Staci Stallings In the process of doing ticket sales for our elementary school, one of the fun things I get to do is stand in the drive line in the mornings and help the kids get out of cars. Now at our school, we have the “safety …