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Tips for the Journey

July 1, 2014 Family | Spiritual Life No Comments

One event I look forward to each year is our annual summer family vacation. I have always loved this special, memory-making time with my husband and children. And while in recent days the length and locations have adapted to our growing family (yay for grandkids!), …..

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Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Dip

May 23, 2014 Recipes No Comments

Buffalo Chicken Dip   Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, boiled, drained and shredded with 2 forks (I use rotisserie chicken when short on time) 1 (12 ounce) bottle Frank’s Hot Sauce 16 ounces cream cheese 1 (16 ounce) bottle Ranch dressing 1/2 cup …..

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Summer Hospitality

May 21, 2014 Family | Ladies Ministry 1 Comment

  One of my first official attempts at gracious hospitality came early in my husband’s and my ministry, and it was not what I imagined it would be.  My husband had just started couples’ class, and he was so excited the Sunday of our first …..

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God’s Choice for You

May 9, 2014 Family | Ladies Ministry | Spiritual Life No Comments

  As women, we have the opportunity to make choices on a daily basis. Sometimes, the choices we make seem small and insignificant. Other times, they involve life-changing consequences. If you are a mom, though, there are a few choices that you didn’t make. Some …..

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A Week of Celebration

May 5, 2014 Ladies Ministry 1 Comment

Last week was a week of celebration for me as we are concluding a semester here in our ministry—both in Ladies Bible Study and in West Coast Baptist College. On Wednesday, our Ladies Bible Study hosted a luncheon for the ladies who participated in our …..

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“Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be.”

April 23, 2014 Family 1 Comment

Today is a special day in the Chappell family! It is my husband’s birthday! I am so thankful to the Lord for my husband. He is a faithful Christian, a loving husband, a great father, and an awesome papa…not to mention a wonderful pastor and …..

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Easter Tradition: The Tale of Three Trees

April 12, 2014 Family | Spiritual Life 1 Comment

  I really love celebrating holidays, but because Easter is when we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, it is extra special! When my children were young, we enjoyed reading the book, The Tale of Three Trees, the week before Resurrection Sunday. The story tells of three …..

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Recipe: Super Easy Crustless Green Chili Quiche

April 8, 2014 Recipes 5 Comments

Easter is just around the corner! I love this time of year when we have the opportunity to focus on and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord! Part of that celebration includes eating, of course, so I thought I’d share a favorite brunch recipe of …..

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Make It Personal

April 3, 2014 Family | Spiritual Life 3 Comments

Before running a series of errands early last week, I took my daughter, Danielle, and her sons through the Starbucks drive thru. When we ordered our drinks, I surprised the boys and added two birthday cake pops at the end. I noticed that Camden started …..

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HOME – Helping Our Mothers Excel

March 31, 2014 Ladies Ministry No Comments

  This past Friday, we enjoyed our third HOME meeting of the year. This meeting is held every month for moms of children 0-5 years old with the purpose of encouraging, training, and equipping the young moms of our valley. The ladies who attend have …..