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Heartiest Cheesy Broccoli Soup on the Planet
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened


1/2 white onion (minced)


1 teaspoon minced garlic


4 tablespoons all purpose flour


2 cup half and half


4 cups chicken broth


2 heads broccoli, cut into florets

1 large carrot, peeled and chopped small

2 cups mushrooms, washed and sliced

2 c grated sharp cheddar cheese

4 ounces of Velveeta cheese

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

2 bay leaves

Options:  4-5 medium potatoes, washed and diced in bite-size pieces/ individual bread bowls/grocery store roasted chicken

I’ve gotten us...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com


Hymn writer Keith Getty honored by her Majesty The Queen
Current Happenings

Nashville-based music artist Keith Getty was honored June 16 as an “Officer of the Order of the British Empire” (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The award, which commemorates Getty’s contribution to “Music and Modern Hymn Writing,” marks the first occasion that the award has been given to an individual involved in the world of contemporary church music.

Getty, along with collaborators including his wife, Kristyn, as well as Stuart Townend, has written over 60 of the most...


Prayer for the Day

Lord, teach me to so trust your constant presence with me and in me that I know how to lean on your wisdom for every situation. 


Prayer for the Day

More of you, Jesus, More of you. 


Prayer for the Day

Father, grant me the long-range, panoramic perspective of how you are my fortress and refuge throughout all my days on earth and forever. What freedom there is to know that you protect me and I can always turn to you for help. 

Top 5 Reasons to Seize the Confidence God Offers
Current Happenings

by Tricia Williford


Let’s start with an invitation: I’d like to invite you to stop being unhappy with yourself. To stop wishing that you looked like someone else or that people liked you as much as they like someone else. I’d like to invite you to stop hating your body, your face, your figure, and your flaws. I’d like to invite you to stop second-guessing all of your decisions and commitments, to stop wondering whether your life would be different if you had chosen the mystery prize behind door...



Tricia is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker, and the author of three books. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. 

Each of her posts here were first shared on her personal blog and are shared here with her permission.


Mushroom Chips with Homemade Jalapeno Ranch Dip
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


Dip:

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 jalapeno, stemmed and seeded

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 chopped green onions

juice of one lime

2-3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

salt and pepper to taste


Mushrooms:

2-3 Portobello mushrooms

1/2 to 1 cup all purpose flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup panko breadcrumbs (or homemade bread crumbs, crushed fine)

1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning

non-stick cooking spray


I’ve preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Now, I’ll prepare our dipping sauce by putting all of my...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

“What you do in the present—by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself—will last into God’s future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether. They are part of what we may call building for God’s kingdom.” 

― N.T. Wright


Prayer for the Day

All praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ, who carried our sorrow in your own body on the cross. I give you my broken heart and ask you to flood me with your healing power and life. In your name and for your glory, amen. 

Why We Argue Best with Our Mouths Shut
Current Happenings

When Tim Keller announced he would be stepping down from his New York City congregation —known for its outreach to the religiously unaffiliated—he shared his thoughts on how evangelicals could better connect with skeptics.

“We could do a far better job of patiently listening,” Keller told The Huffington Post. “And we should not talk until we can represent the skeptic’s viewpoint with empathy so that a skeptic friend says, ‘Yes, that is my hang up; I couldn’t have put it better...

Baby Butter Potatoes with Herbs
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1/1 2 pounds baby Dutch potatoes, cleaned and scrubbed

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 teaspoon minced garlic

A couple tablespoons each of fresh rosemary and chives and parsley

We’ll begin with a pound and half of baby dutch potatoes that we’ve cleaned and scrubbed. I am nuts over these little bite-size spuds, y’all. It’s really easy to infuse them with flavor. If you haven’t heard of baby dutch potatoes, join the crowd. I hadn’t either until I ran across...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

You will not be in heaven two seconds before you cry out, Why did I place so much importance on things that were so temporary. 

Rick Warren 


Prayer for the Day

Lord, in my devastation, I look to you as the one who lifts my head. 


Inspirational Quote

"He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave."

- Matthew Henry

Let’s Start the Conversation.
Nourish My Day

by Tricia Williford


Check out the trailer for Tricia Lott Williford's new book, You Can Do This. Ladies, let's start the conversation! 



Tricia is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker, and the author of three books. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. 

Each of her posts here were first shared on her personal blog and are shared here with her permission.



Inspirational Quote

The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.

-Philip Yancey

The Vacuum Christian Indifference Creates
Current Happenings

In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis warns that the enemy sends errors in pairs: "He relies on our dislike of one to send us into the opposite." We’re all prone to address an evil that offends or victimizes us by embracing its flawed opposite. Nowhere is this clearer than the current relationship the church has with social justice, where many American Christians inadvertently embrace the extreme of uncompassionate individualism or permissive secularism. Both are a corruption of the grace and...


Prayer for the Day

God, thank you that you delight in your people, and when we humble ourselves, you crown us with salvation. 


Prayer for the Day

Lord, through you all things were made in heaven and on earth, and you sustain all life by the word of your power. I worship you, infinite Creator. Let me never take for granted you glory. 

Tips for Growing Great Kids #180
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Sprinkle bread crumbs or birdseed in the patio or yard, watch the birds, and if your child is interested, get a little book that helps her identify types of birds.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.



Prayer for the Day

Father, I thank you that your promises are eternally rock solid and that your very nature and character stand behind them. Grant me deeper faith, not to merely believe your word but to act on it. In Christ's name, Amen. 

Marriage Lessons from the Luthers
Current Happenings

Martin Luther had no intention of marrying. Though he had preached extensively and passionately on the theology of marriage, matrimony, he had decided, simply wasn’t for him. “Not that I am insensible to the emotions of the flesh, being neither wood nor stone,” he wrote to a friend, “but because I have no desire to [marry], and daily expect to die a heretic’s death.”

All that changed once Katharina von Bora landed on Martin Luther’s doorstep.

After 18 years in a cloistered...


Inspirational Quote

Some of us seem so anxious about avoiding hell that we forget to celebrate our journey toward heaven.

Philip Yancey

New Every Morning - Audrey Assad
Video of the Day

From Audrey Assad's album "Inheritance," worship this Sunday with "New Every Morning." 

Almost Homemade Mexican Tortilla Soup
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


5-6 chicken breasts, roasted and deboned

2 cups of the holy trinity (diced celery, onions, peppers)

2 tablespoons butter

1 (32 ounce) carton Swanson Mexican Tortilla Flavor Infused Broth

2 cups frozen corn

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 (15.5 ounce) jar of your favorite salsa

1 can black beans (drained)

2 tablespoons crushed jalapenos

2 teaspoons minced garlic


*optional toppings: grated sharp cheddar, diced green onions, chopped cilantro, sour cream

We’ll begin by sautéing two cups of diced onion,...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

Because of the loving sacrifice of the Son, you can know the heaven of the Father’s love through the work of the Spirit. 

- Tim Keller

Mass Anthem: Pop Gospel
Author/Musician Interview

Pop trio Mass Anthem picked their artist name based on their mission: to take their anthem--the Gospel of Jesus Christ--to the masses. Since coming together in college, they've sought to do this by crafting high-energy, exciting and current songs that communicate the life of faith in all its many facets.
 
Making their large-scale debut with new album Through People Like Me, these Chicagoland guys on NRT's Indie Artist Watch are making some noise with a hearty crop of summer...


Inspirational Quote

“We can glimpse it in the book of Acts: the method of the kingdom will match the message of the kingdom. The kingdom…goes out into the world vulnerable, suffering, praising, praying, misunderstood, misjudged, vindicated, celebrating: always – as Paul puts it in one of his letters – bearing in the body the dying of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be displayed.” 

― N.T. Wright

Author Chat: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Author/Musician Interview

Suzanne Woods Fisher's newest book, The Return, releases August 1. Suzanne's publisher Revell sat down to ask her about it, below. 

Can you briefly describe your new novel?

 The Return wraps up the saga of the first Amish community in the New World. Some years have passed since Anna’s Beginning and The Newcomer, and a younger generation is inching onto center stage. Betsy Zook has recently immigrated to the New World and is instantly smitten with Hans Bauer, the youngest brother of...


Inspirational Quote

In Christ, you’re a native of heaven right now. You aren’t a citizen of here trying to work into heaven. You’re a citizen of heaven trying to work though here. 

– Ann Voskamp

Sanya Richards-Ross on faith, failure, and grace
Current Happenings

Sanya Richards-Ross won Olympic Gold medals in 2004, 2008, and 2012 and was considered the best 400-meter female runner for over a decade. Her latest book, Chasing Grace: What the Quarter Mile Has Taught Me about God and Life (Zondervan), explores her spiritual journey through both victories and failures—losing and winning races, facing disappointments in relationships on and off the track, enduring the pain of Behçet’s disease, and making the decision to have an abortion...

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