I’m a transplant Texas girl who loves to blog about faith, family, food, and books. I was born in Louisiana but got here as quickly as I could.
I am a follower of Jesus Christ and I love diving into God’s word daily. I share some personal helps along the way for growing in a deeper relationship with Him and share books that have encouraged me in my walk with him.
I am a retired chef… culinary school trained, who loves to cook for family and friends. I still cook for a few clients as a personal chef or for a special event from time to time but I no longer spend 14 hours days on my feet at a catering or restaurant job. I grew up with Cajun, Southern, and Texas traditions. As an adult I have added Southwestern and Mexican cuisine. I love trying new cuisines from around the world, too. We have been part of a Korean church congregation as well as having friends from other countries around the world. I have learned a great deal from the friends around me. My comfort foods come from my Meemaw’s recipe archives and I love a good big hearty casserole to feed a crowd. I have lived in the southern or southwestern United States for my entire life. My cooking reflects those styles. I share recipes and cookbooks and the occasional foodie finds… oh, and PIE!!! Pie is my absolute favorite…both sweet and savory!
I am an avid reader who likes writing reviews. I tend to read nonfiction more than fiction but nothing beats a grand adventure, romping through history with a good heroine or hero, or a twisty mystery to solve. I recommend my favorites in hopes that you will love them, too.
I am also an autoimmune warrior… fighting it daily and finding new ways to live my life as I have had to slow down a bit. Simplicity is a big goal for me these days. I share some of this but it does not sit at the center of who I am. I believe God is sustaining me in this “light momentary affliction” and I am grateful every single day for Him and His provision.
As for my family… I am the wife of a pastor and the mom of four children ranging from ages 17 to 27. I am also the grandmother of two charming little boys. You will see them from time to time here.
I am glad you stopped by and I hope to see you often. I hope something I share encourages you in some way. My goal is to share the journey with those who stop here for a visit. A good kindred spirit is the best medicine for this crazy world. You can also find me over on Instagram occasionally.
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Blessings to you and yours!