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Easy Party Appetizer: Cream Cheese and Spicy Jelly Cracker Dip

My in-laws' party appetizer of choice this past month was so simple but tasty I had to share it. We had it three times in the course of a week, and I still haven't tired of it. If you are looking for an extra item to serve at your New Year's Eve party, consider Cream Cheese and Spicy Jelly Cracker Dip. All you do is unwrap a block of cream cheese, set it on a ...

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The Good and the Bad of preaching at Truett Seminary’s Chapel

Just a few years ago I didn't know I could preach. I didn't know I would be allowed and it didn't matter anyway because I didn't think I had any gift for it. But I am and I do. Thanks to God, and thanks to Truett Seminary. On December 3 I was awarded the Robert Jackson Robinson Outstanding Student Preacher award at Truett. This is an honor bestowed upon one ...

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Cantonese-Style Crab Recipe

Our friend, Phuc Luu, recently taught us how to cook crab. Crabs are usually a special treat because they are fairly expensive to buy at the restaurant. Making them at home cuts the cost down quite a bit. But having never personally seen how they were cooked, we have never tried. Turns out it is not so difficult! Phuc let us into his kitchen and taught us a special ...

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Ways to keep your mind on Christ during Christmas

Sometimes family and cultural traditions trump Jesus on Christmas. It shouldn't happen. But it does. I don't want that to be my story. I am always going to enjoy visiting family, watching Christmas movies, looking at lights, eating loads of food, giving presents, and playing games. No doubt. God likes those things, too. But I also want to remember that Christ...

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Seminary Graduation

Today I graduated from Truett Seminary. It took me three and a half years as a full-time student to earn a Master of Divinity degree. Fifteen of us walked across the stage for this December graduation, accepting the diploma from Baylor president Ken Starr, shaking Dean Garland's hand, and sitting down to wonder ... what next? Graduates and family members were ...

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A busy most wonderful time of the year

Transitions are a whirlwind. In the last month, I have learned, seen, and experienced an overwhelming number of things that I want to share here on this blog. But as you well know, the experiencing of so much sometimes prevents the sharing of it. Do your relationships suffer when life gets hectic? When life gets chaotic, writing gets tossed to the wayside for ...

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Rice and Beans recipes … the amazingly delicious Puerto Rican way

Rice and beans are staple foods among most people groups around the world. The different varieties and various flavorings make them versatile side dishes. Financial planner Dave Ramsey jokes about how the only foods you get to eat when you're working to get out of debt are rice and beans, beans and rice. But if everyone made these two dishes the way my friend, Irma, ...

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