Oh, boy, the first batch of No Fail Christmas Fudge is ready! Seriously, it doesn’t get easier. How about a one, two, three? One: Stir 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, one can of sweetened condensed milk, and a scant teaspoon salt in saucepan. Heat on stove top just until chips melt, remove. Two: Stir in one teaspoon of vanilla and one cup of chopped pecans. Three: Pour into a square baking pan that’s lined with foil and refrigerate. Once it sets (hour and a half or so), turn the foil over onto a cutting board and slice into squares. Voila! Share and share alike. Hugs, Shellie This is the last week of our gratitude drive! Could you show yours by following the donate button? This year the funds go to Make Way Partners, an organization that rescues women and children from the evils of human trafficking — and then provides shelter, medical help, and education to help them move into a new future. If you aren’t familiar with the drive, you can get up to speed here. Hugs, Shellie What’s your all time favorite Christmas candy?
Hey y’all, I’m planning a Thanksgiving show this evening on ATSLIVE and I hope you’ll join me! Super easy instructions. Simply give me a call on air 1-800-259-1440, leave a comment here or post it on the All Things Southern Facebook wall and tell me what you’re most grateful for this year. I’ll read your notes during the show! And while you’re talking gratitude– this would be a perfect week to let your Thanksgiving be experienced in someone else’s life by participating in our annual drive here at All Things Southern! Could you show your gratitude and then shout it out on social media by simply posting, “I lived my gratitude out loud just now!” in your status and sharing the link to this page? That would be super cool! This year the funds go to Make Way Partners, an organization that rescues women and children from the evils of human trafficking — and then provides shelter, medical help, and education to help them move into a new life. If you aren’t familiar with the drive, you can get up to speed here and here. Hugs, Shellie What are you grateful for? Please leave your city and state if you want your comment read on air!
It’s the 16th day of 30 Days of Thankfulness. I’m relishing the notes of gratitude I see my family and friends posting here, there, and everywhere and I love stumbling upon the words of grateful strangers. Sweet, funny, poignant words, letters from our laptops, strung together on our keyboards. When I see them, I hear James. I can’t help it. I see the Lord’s brother everywhere right now and I hear him in my head. I’d say Blame in on Beth, as in Beth Moore, but that would sound like I’m holding this against her and nothing could be further from the truth. Color me grateful for Mercy Triumphs, Beth’s study on the book of James. My church girls and I just finished it and we were a weeping mess when it came time to say goodbye to James. I can’t recommend Mercy Triumphs enough– unless you want to stay exactly where you are. If you’re sold on the status quo this study is not for you. I’m pretty sure there are only two ways to through Mercy Triumphs and not change: breeze lightly across the top or opt out early. I’ll let James explain why I can’t contemplate gratitude without hearing the echo of Scripture: If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” Those words color my thoughts on gratitude and begs the question. If we don’t live out our gratitude in actions, are we really thankful? On this 16th of 30 Days of Thankfulness, I’m grateful that Mercy Triumphed at the Cross where man did his worst and God gave his best. If you’re looking for a place to live out your gratitude today, please consider participating in our annual gratitude drive at All Things Southern. The funds go to Make Way Partners, an organization that rescues women and children from the evils of human trafficking — and then provides shelter, medical help, and education to help them move into a new life. If you aren’t familiar with the drive, you can get up to speed here and here. Hugs, Shellie You can also help by sharing this message.
Words that will stay with you on this 13th Day of 30 Days of Thankfulness from the blog of Kimberly L. Smith of Make Way Partners. Hugs, Shellie As I write this, I am sitting in my favorite writing spot: my back porch. I hear the roar of a small plane buzzing just above our tree line, and I offer thanks that I do not have to hit the ground or take off running for cover. I acknowledge the fact that I am wealthy simply because I do not live in a war zone where bomber planes terrorize me or threaten my very life every single day. In contrast… Read more at Kimberly’s place. Hugs, Shellie P.S. If you haven’t lived your gratitude out loud today, would you consider hitting the donate button after you read and joining us in our annual gratitude drive? THANKS!