The Pioneer Woman Mercantile – 5 Things to Know Before You Go

I just love to be inspired. I've always been intrigued with real-life stories of real-life people who've taken on really big challenges and turned them into a really large circle of influence. Especially women.  (photo credit Food Network) My mom was active for years in a group of women who put on these fabulous lunches, just for women, once a month, usually at the country club. It was a chance for women from all walks of life to have a fancy lunch and hear the stories of women who had remarkable lives.  The speakers were

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Verse #7: Judges 21:25 – In those days, Israel had no king

In those days, Israel had no king.  Everyone did as he saw fit.  - Judges 21:25 

The book of Judges spans a period of over 325 years, in which the people of God experienced periods of oppression and deliverance at the hand of good leaders and bad. Under the leadership of the fearless and devoted Joshua, the people had entered into the land of milk and honey.  The promised land.  Now, after Joshua's death, they are leader-less, left without a man or a plan. So, the Israelites asked of the Most High God:

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Austin’s Chocolate – Delysia Chocolatier

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.  – Charles M. Schulz Everyone who really knows me know this about me.  I’m a teensy bit insecure about gift-giving.  Any time I’m called upon to give a gift, be it birthday or baby, I tend to over-analyze and over-think. How many times have I analyzed until I’m paralyzed?  Too many to count!  However, occasionally, I do find something that, because I’m so excited about it, I wouldn’t have to think two seconds about

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Verse #6: Joshua 1:8 (How to Be Prosperous and Successful)

Do you remember what was your favorite game to play on the blacktop at recess? Mine was follow the leader. I thought it was all kinds of fun to see where the leader would take us.  Would we all follow in a straight line, circling the perimeter of the playground, or would we weave in and out of obstacles at a breakneck pace, challenging ourselves to keep up with the group? None of that concerned me.  The whole reason I played the game was so I could gain the leader's nod of approval at the end - for following directions and

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