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Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life

By Gloria Ashby | May 31, 2018

What season of life are you in? Are you experiencing a winter of discouragement blowing like icy wind through your soul? Or do you feel the exuberance of spring renewal, the lazy warmth of summer rest? Perhaps the winds of change have brought an autumn of reflection in your heart. Chuck Swindoll offers 144 devotional…

Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips

By Gloria Ashby | May 31, 2018

Beat the heat of summer with Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips. When the heat of summer hits,  I look for easy fruit salad-type recipes. I found this cool recipe by Ann Page on Allrecipes.com.  that will be great as an appetizer or a snack. And I really love the added treat of how to…

Are We There Yet? Letter from the Chair

By Gloria Ashby | May 17, 2018

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory… (Ephesians 3:20-21, NIV) Dearest Sisters in Christ! Are we there yet? No. There is more. Immeasurably more. That’s Stonecroft’s theme this year, and Christian…

Catching Up With Friends: Favorite Places

By Gloria Ashby | April 25, 2018

When catching up with friends, try a new place, like one of the favorites listed here. In alphabetical order… (Thank you to each of the ladies who submitted their suggestion.) Bonnie Ruth’s Bistro (from Suzanne Hansen) Location: 916 Garden Park Drive in Watters Creek in Allen or 6959 Lebanon in Frisco. Why: It has a…

What’s on Your Summer Bucket List?

By Gloria Ashby | April 13, 2018

Beware of looking back to what you once were when God wants you to be something you have never been. ~Oswald Chambers What’s on your bucket list for the upcoming lazy, hazy days of summer? For instance, Where will you travel? What new activity or hobby will you pursue? How will you relax and get…

Alisa Evans: Connecting Where She Is…As She Is

By Gloria Ashby | April 12, 2018

Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, over $32 billion a year buying and selling HUMAN BEINGS. The National Human Trafficking Resource Center reported 2,236 calls from Texas in 2013, making Texas the second highest ranking state nationwide. Alisa Evans is on a mission to make a difference in fighting this…

40 Things to Do in Summer – June 2017

By Gloria Ashby | April 5, 2018

Beware of looking back to what you once were when God wants you to be something you have never been. ~Oswald Chambers   What are 40 fun things to do before summer kicks the bucket? Here’s how women attending the June, 2017 luncheon responded. Read on, take time to refresh, try something new…    …

Cheddar Ring Recipe

By Gloria Ashby | April 5, 2018

Our dear friend, Betty Sanderson shared this Cheddar Ring Appetizer at a recent planning team meeting. It was a full ring until we devoured half of it before the meeting started, and we all clamored for the recipe.  Enjoy! Cheddar-Pecan Cheese Ring with Strawberry Preserves Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min  …

Mississippi Cornbread Salad: A Southern Comfort Dish

By Gloria Ashby | March 29, 2018

Mississippi Cornbread Salad Serves 8-10         Ingredients • 1 pkg (8 ½ oz) of jiffy cornbread muffin mix (3 tbl. Dry) • 1 envelope ranch style dressing mix • 8 oz sour cream • 1 cup mayonnaise • 3 large tomatoes, chopped or 1 can diced • 1/2 cup each of red…

Proven: The Positive Influence of Sisterhood

By Gloria Ashby | March 28, 2018

If you want to do really important things in life and big things in life, you can’t do anything by yourself. And your best teams are your friends and your siblings. Deepak Chopra, author Did you know that the bond and relationship between brothers and sisters is unlike any other in that it is usually…


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