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Bread & Wine Project / Vol. 2 Restaurant Style Salsa

Friends...Yesterday was crazy, and awesome but was a whole lot of crazy. I started a new job at The Biscuit Shop...think doughnut shop meets biscuits. That is right, we sell all different varieties like peach, strawberry, and blueberry, and ham and cheddar and chocolate chip. It is amazing, and the perfect job for my extrovert soul. However the 6 am morning are a kick in my routine's booty, so I am worn out, and just had this entire written and my computer didn't save it and refreshed the page and I lost everything...bah tough day.

Anyways, Today is Ben's birthday! YAY! So I have been going a million different directions this week trying to get ready for work, start work, prepare for my hubby's birthday, oh...and our little Piper girl got fixed on Monday, so we have been taking care of her too. CRAZYYYY. Again thank you for your patience with me as I am navigating this new change in my schedule. You have all be so encouraging and supportive and it means so much to me! Y'all rock! 

So, WELCOME to the 2nd Bread & Wine Project! So happy to have you here. The rules are simple. Follow your host and co host, link back to this post, comment on two other blogs! I hope you will meet some new friends and find some great recipes! 

Meet your co host this week! Kaitlin, of Sew My Soul!

Hi! I'm Kaitlin at Sew My Soul, and I blog about life, marriage, faith, food, and everything in between. I love to read, write, bake, sew, and anything else I can do with my hands. I'm married to my high school sweetheart (who I will have met exactly 7 years ago on August 17th and we have a furbaby Basset hound, Daisy. We love good food and good friends, and want our home to be a place where those things can be celebrated as we work together to serve the Lord.
Today's question to foster some discussion on using our homes for the Gospel is... How do you use your tables to make your guests feel safe? 

For me I do some very simple but powerful things to make this happen in our home. First, I put my phone away. I want to focus on the people at the table and not have my nose in my phone. Secondly, I make sure to not stress about the little things, like dirty dishes still being out, or not finishing my make up. Yes, I try to tidy up and look presentable, but I try to not go into a tailspin if this doesn't happen. Last, I ask questions about the people around our table. Our greatest desire is for people to feel loved and cherished when they are in our home, and one way we can do this is to stop and talk about the others sharing a meal with us. How about you? How do you make your table a safe place for your guest? 

This month my recipe was supposed to be something different, but sometimes life happens so here I am with this recipe for the most simple restaurant style salsa you will ever eat. 

RESTAURANT STYLE SALSA

Ingredients:
1 28 oz can whole tomatoes with juice
2 can rotel tomatoes
2 tablespoons of chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup cilantro
juice of half a lime.

Directions:
Combine all ingredients into the bowl of a food processor or blender, and pulse to combine. Taste to see if it needs anything else. Serve with tortilla chips, rice, tacos, or on grilled chicken.


Simple, easy, but such a crowd pleaser. This salsa tastes just like what you get in Mexican restaurants and this recipe makes so much salsa so it is perfect for a crowd.


Thank you again for linking up today! Remember to link back to this post and to comment on at least two other blogs to make new friends! 





Bread and Wine Project - Farmer's Market Blackberry Crisp

Welcome friends to the first ever Bread & Wine Project link up! I am so excited to begin building my arsenal of recipes that I love to make! I am also even more excited to see how the Lord uses this link up to push us to love our families and communities more intentionally. If you want to hear my full heart behind this link up, click the button on my side bar and check out the video! 

But the bottom line is this - this is more than a recipe link up. This is a place to be encouraged, to be challenged to think, and to push yourself to love your family and friends through really great food and Gospel centered hospitality! 


I am sharing a classic recipe today. Blackberry Crisp. Simple, and delicious, the perfect combo for an easy and go to dessert. The best part is that this can be made with any number of fruits...peaches, blueberries, strawberry/rhubarb, apples, pears...and the list goes on. This is a recipe that I can make in a pretty pie pan like this one pictures above, or I can make it for a crowd in a casserole pan, or I can dress it up my making it in individual ramekins. SO versatile.


Going to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays is one of my favorite weekend activities. So I look forward to getting yummy goodies every week. Some of my favorites lately have been fresh cheddar cheese, and chocolate milk from the creamery that comes, as well as fresh blackberries (that are the size of my thumb) and leeks!

So when we saw a massive container of blackberries for only $5 a few weeks back I knew I had to buy them, and I knew I had to make blackberry crisp. I think that blackberries are so yummy, they always take me back to my childhood upon the first bite. Back to the days of family walks, and picking blackberries in plastic buckets along the way. I remember always coming home and my mom would wash the berries and sprinkle them (generously) with sugar, and let us chow down. That was the epitome of summer to me growing up...blackberries after family walks. Ah.

Like I said, this is a simple recipe. You do not have to have any skills to make this, and it is such a comforting dessert that your guests will love it!


INGREDIENTS-

2 heaping cups of blackberries
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup white sugar

Topping-

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup cold butter cubed

DIRECTIONS-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss blackberries with cornstarch and sugar. Place in ramekins or a pie pan.

For topping, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Then using a pastry cutter or two forks (or clean hands) cut the butter into the oat mixture until the topping resembles small peas. Sprinkle over the top of the berries until they are fully covered.

Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the blackberries are bubbling, about 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.




There ya have it. I also included in my post a few weeks back a couple questions and quotes about the table and food...Check them out here.

I think that is important in life to pay attention to the things that move us emotionally. These things matter, whether that is music, or creation, or design, or food...all of these things get to our gut, and should be listened to. So for me, food moves me...why? What is going on here? Well I think that the bottom line is food allows space for things totally unrelated to itself. 

What I mean is...around a meal you share yourself, the joys of your day, the struggles, the touch conversations and the happy ones. You learn people's stories, and build friendships. Community is built around food...you meet friends, old and new, for coffee, lunch, dessert....you meet for food. And yet, you meet for so much more. So how do these quotes strike me? Well they tell me that food is important because of all that it stands for, and all that comes with it! 

What do you think? Why is food important to you? 

A big thanks to my sweet cohost Rachel, of Rachel Rewritten! Make sure to follow her blog, she is a joy to know and you will be glad to know her as well! 

Rachel Rewritten was created as a space for me to find my voice and rewrite my story. I'm a newlywed who loves the Lord and loves trying to make our house a home. I believe that life is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated, from the big moments to all the little moments in between; and I hope that everyone leaves here with a little more joy than they came with!

Also, as a special happy to everyone who made it to the end of this incredibly long post here is a giveaway to kick off the link up! I am paring up with these sweet blog friends to bring you a copy of the Bread & Wine book, and a $50 Williams-Sonoma giftcard! Enter below! Winner will be announced Friday!


LINK UP RULES-
1. Follow your host and co host.
2. Share some love, comment on at least 2 other blogs!
3. ENJOY!




Currently // Vol. 2







I love this fun link up hosted by Jenna and Anne! Such a fun way to reflect on the season we are in and all that is going on in our lives! Summer is one of my favorite times. While our summers are not as slow as they once were back before adulthood, I still love the slow evenings when Ben comes home, walks at night, lightening bugs, summer rain, and Farmer's Market visits. Everything seems to slightly slow down in the Summer, and I just eat that up! So hear is what is happening in my life currently!

I am currently...

wanting- a Chemex coffee maker. Ah, it looks so cool. yes, I know I already own a French Press, standard coffee maker, and a Keurig...but this coffee maker is different. :) The Chemex is supposed to be a smoother way to brew your coffee. It makes strong, bold coffee that is not bitter. I even heard from a friend that it was so non acidic that she didn't even have to put sugar in it...hello, I need this guy in my life. I am hoping maybe with my birthday coming up I can purchase one...or better yet have it gifted to me...hint, hint, to all my friends out there! :)

wearing- Stripes, stripes, and more stripes. I have been living in basic slouchy tees all day every day. Throw one on with jeans, shorts, nikes, a skirt, over a maxi dress...every day my friends! I love this slouchy tee from Anthro. and it is actually not that expensive!!

reading- I have been all about some ebooks lately. From Hayley Morgan's The No Brainer Wardrobe to Jacey Verdicchio's Escaping Reaction, Embracing Intention I am loving reading these books!

cooking- All the blueberry things! Ben and I went and picked blueberries last weekend and we now have over a gallon of fresh blueberries...so needless to say I have been throwing them into everything! Next up, blueberry sweet rolls. Homemade sweet rolls are my favorite, and in my opinion the best way to kick off a weekend! :) 

loving- Of course I am loving my sweet Piper girl. She is getting bigger which makes me sad, but seriously is still the cutest thing in the whole world. She loves to wrestle with us, lick the baseboards, and pee upon the arrival of guests (we are working on that one). She is my little cuddly fur ball, so what is not to love?!

drinking- Strawberry Lemonade... nothing says summer like homemade lemonade, and then on top of that, strawberry lemonade is the next best if not better drink! I love making this and sitting on the porch with a mason jar full of this sweet stuff! 

What have you been up to lately? 

Cooks in the Kitchen // Strawberry Chimichangas

So I have never linked up for this before, BUT I am today, and I could not be more excited to be jumping in with Samantha and Christina for Cooks in the Kitchen. I love being in the kitchen, and though I am not a pro, I really enjoy learning and trying new things when it comes to food! So when I found out that this month's food was strawberries I was pumped! 

I tried to make strawberry chimichangas...and by try I mean that I successfully made them...but there is a funny story behind them...it goes like this...

I was prepping everything for the recipe, heating my oil, made my filling and was filling my tortillas...well sometime along the way as I was frying my chimichangas I noticed that the thermometer was dropping...weird? 

Well I kept on frying my little heart out. Finished all the chimichangas, let them cool, and then tore into one! It was delicious. They were the perfect texture inside, creamy and smooth, with a little tang from the lemon and strawberry. 

Well I began cleaning up and pulled the thermometer out of the pot of oil...only to see that it has shattered in the pot. PANIC then ensued. I began to freak out that I had consumed some type of toxic liquid, so I called Ben crying...he called poison control. And turns out it is totally okay, and I was not going to die...but was advised to throw out the rest of the food for safety reasons...

So...there ya have it. I made these pretty little guys, ate half of one, and then threw the rest away. So so so sad. But I promise you they are worth making if you are not careless like me, and allow your thermometer to shatter inside while frying them!

Ingredients-

1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon plus 1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
6 (8-inch) soft flour tortillas
1 3/4 cups sliced strawberries, divided
1 tablespoon cinnamon
vegetable oil, for frying

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese with the sour cream, 1 tablespoon sugar, vanilla extract and lemon zest, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Fold in 3/4 cup of the sliced strawberries.
Divide the mixture evenly between the tortillas, slathering each portion in the lower third of each tortilla. Next, fold the two sides of each tortilla toward the center and then roll the tortilla up like a burrito and secure it with a toothpick. Repeat the rolling process with the remaining tortillas.
Combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon in a shallow bowl and set it aside. Line a large plate with paper towels.
Add 3 inches of oil to a large, deep saucepan, leaving a minimum of 2 inches from the top of the oil to the top of the saucepan. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches 360ºF on a deep-fry thermometer.
Working in batches, fry the chimichangas until golden brown and crispy, about 3 minutes, flipping them as needed. Transfer the chimichangas to the paper towel-lined plate to drain for 1 minute, and then roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Repeat the frying and rolling process with the remaining chimichangas, returning the oil to 360ºF between batches.
Remove all toothpicks from the chimichangas and transfer them to serving plates. Top each with a portion of the remaining 1 cup of sliced strawberries and serve immediately.


The Bread & Wine Project Link Up


Happy Monday dear ones!! After a whirlwind of a weekend with two weddings in two different states, a trip to see grandparents, and now some much needed recharge time at the beach with Ben's family! So I am blogging from afar today, and I could not wait until our return to share this exciting news with you all! I am trying something new and sharing a video today about my heart behind this link up! Check it out above!

I hope you all join me on Wednesday, July 9th with some awesome recipes! 

The link up will always be the second Wednesday of each month, and every time there will be some food for thought for us to discuss in our posts! 

So for the first link up here is the little tidbit to think on, and write about. 

"God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put the new life into us. We make think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not; He inventing eating. He likes matter. He invented it." - C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 

How does this quote strike you? 

What are the implications of this quote? 

"At the very beginning, and all through the Bible, all through the the stories of God and his people, there are stories about food, about life changing with the bite of an apple, about trading an inheritance for a bowl of stew, about waking up to find the land littered with bread, God's way of caring for his people; about a wedding where water turned to wine, Jesus' first miracle; about the very first Last Supper, the humble bread and wine becoming for all time, indelibly linked to the very body of Christ, the center point for thousands of years of tradition and belief. It matters. It mattered then, and it matters now, possibly even more so, because it's a way of reclaiming some of the things we may have lost along the way." -Shauna Niequiest, Bread & Wine

Why is food important to you?

What is the significance of gathering around a meal?

Cannot wait to link up with you all in July! Use #breadandwineproject in your cooking, recipe/meal planning, and posts on social media so we can all follow along with out intentionality in our kitchens!

ALSO, I will be having co hosts with this link up, and the first 5 people to sign up can use promo code BREADANDWINE for 50% off! 

I am really excited to be co hosting today with sweet Beth of Oak and Oats for her Weeks End Link Up. It is a place for you to link up your favorite post from the week and meet new bloggers. If you are wanting to join the co-host line up, you can sign up here and use code: WEEKSEND for 25% off any Oak + Oats packages.

1. Link up ANY POST from last week!

2. Make sure it is a POST and not your BLOG URL. We love your blog but we want you to share a post.

3. Click on one, two, three, or more posts and LEAVE ENCOURAGING COMMENTS. The whole point of this is to find new blogs, make new friends, and all that good stuff! You MUST read the post right before yours and comment.

4. Follow Oak + Oats and Oh Simple Thoughts


Also, don't forget, I am launching a NEWSLETTER next month to keep you all updated, give you the inside scoop, and some freebies from time to time! Make sure you sign up, you won't want to miss this!


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Check out my sweet sponsor this month, Madison of The Wetherills Say I Do!


Friday Letters + Link Up Survey

Dear Destin, FL, We are coming for you! We have been daydreaming about your white sand and clear water for months now. Even though you are predicted to rain on us every day we will be with you, we promise to still love you... well, only if you agree to give us some sun time for our pasty white skin. But really, we need tans. We are so excited for our first ever official family vacay, and the much needed time away from town! Cannot wait to make many memories with you!

Dear Benjamin Caleb, You have worked tirelessly this week so that you can take off Friday and Monday without guilt...thank you for that. Thanks for being so diligent and such a hard worker. Also, thanks for letting us make a pit stop at Starbucks this morning...you know the way to my heart. Here's to a weekend of delicious food, sleeping in, and turning me into a sand mermaid again. 

Dear Piper the Pup, You are getting bigger, and we squeal (well at least I do) every time we get updated pictures of you. You look like a little stuffed animal, and I am in love with you already. Cannot wait to meet you next week and to bring you to your forever home. 

Dear Husband, (because sometimes he just needs two letters) this week you dropped everything to go take pictures of the sunset and teach me how to do a few new things on our camera. You chased a bird around trying to take his picture, sadly he got annoyed and flew off before you snapped one... You are my favorite. 

Dear Self, Remember your worth is in Jesus Christ. You are his child, and that will never change. Do not look to any man made thing to rank yourself, or make yourself feel good. Chase after Jesus. Do not run after people trying to make them like you and think you are cool. Life is too short to not fully pursue your Savior....Also, pluck your eyebrows, they are terrible. 

Love, 

Rachel

Anyone else out there love letters? I started Friday Letters as mental notes and sweet little letters to Ben...I look forward to them so much!


In other news, Madison and I (mainly Madison hehe) put together a survey for you all to take in regards to the Coffee Date link up! We have loved hosting this time of vulnerability on our blogs, and many of you have expressed the desire to make it more consistent. SO, take a few minutes to fill out this survey and let us hear your thoughts.

We will be giving away a $20 Starbucks card to one lucky person who fills out the survey, so please fill it out even if it is just for a chance to get some free coffee! ;) We would love to get your feedback! 


Check out my sweet sponsor this month, Jenni of Frankly My Dear!

Coffee Date vol. 2

Good Morning, Friends! Happiest of Fridays to you all! I have been looking forward to this day all month. It is time for another coffee date. Last time we had a virtual coffee date in March, it was a rich blessing to my soul. I was not expecting so many people to link up, but the numbers were a sweet testimony to the desire we all have to know ourselves and to be known by others! Amen and Praise the Lord that he has designed us to live life with others; he never intended for us to go at it alone!

So, welcome to the second Coffee Date. This time I have a lovely co-host joining me. Madison of The Wetherills Say I Do has become such a dear friend...like we text every single day...basically all throughout the day. She encourages me in my new design pursuits, and we talk through so much about blogging and friendship with each other. It is so precious! So we are joining forces today to just create space. Space for you to share, space for you to be heard, understood, recognized exactly where you are. We want this to be a time of sharing but a time of encouragement more than anything. My biggest prayer all week is that someone linking up or reading would see, for maybe the first time, that they are not alone...that they would feel seen and understood. So please, reach out to each other and connect! 
Okay, so now onto coffee talk... I have been going through a time of transition, in my job, my friendships, in a whole lot of areas. This has left me feeling very lost or maybe just unable to wrap my mind around what all is happening. As I wrote earlier this week, I have felt the Lord awakening me to so many new things I was unaware of in my heart until recently. I have begun to discover passions and desires I did not know I even had the capability of having. It has been exciting but also terrifying to realize maybe I do not actually know myself or my unique gifts as well as I thought.

I am naturally a doer, I thrive on action and completing tasks. So when I find myself in a place like I am in now, with lots of transitions, and not as much responsibility, I often crumble. I sink into a pity party, and feel sorry for myself that I have nothing to do. I convince myself that I am without purpose, and fall deeper and deeper into this cycle of sadness and pity. 

On Wednesday I spent about an hour an a half tuning into Lara Casey's LaraLive video chat, and wow, was that good for my heart. Lara shared about starting fresh and owning where you are and the place the Lord has you. I was really fascinated because this is basically opposite of what I want to do. When I feel lost, I want to figure out the problem, fix it, and move on. I hardly ever stop to ponder why the Lord has me experiencing the situation...but that is what I should be doing. How am I doing today, what am I believing in, what am I trusting in, where does the Lord have me now, and how can I learn from this place...answering these questions has been so helpful for me to own the season Jesus has me in right now. 

Another thing that has been bouncing around in my mind is the idea of being known by others, or being vulnerable with each other. Why is it important, why do we crave it, why is it scary...all these things have been swimming in my brain, and I am not sure where I have landed yet, but it has been so exciting to discuss this with others. The idea of being vulnerable is what has inspired these coffee dates, I want to identify with others, and I want to know others. I want others to feel identified with and to know with certainty they are not alone. I love this verse and asked Madison to add it to the button for this coffee date, "We have spoken freely to you...our heart is wide open." 2 Corinthians 6:11. This is my goal - to have my heart wide open to you as readers, not to talk about how awesome I am, but so you can see the work of the Lord and how he does great and mighty things in and through his children.

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"Be messy, because it allows others to be messy" - Haley Morgan. I have said it before, and I will say it again. I pray often that no one comes to this online space and leaves thinking I have this awesome perfect life devoid of problems. I want to share my "mess" with you, with wisdom and discernment, in order to allow space for others to see Jesus more clearly and to know him more. 

The goal is Jesus, pushing others to Jesus, pursuing Jesus, making his name known. It is all about him. So in light of that, how are you doing today? How is your heart? What areas in your life could use some light brought to them? What is bringing you joy? Where does the Lord have you right now? How are you owning that place?

It is not too late to start fresh. It is not too late to seek Jesus in whatever place you are in, and to strive to own that circumstance. It is not too late to pursue the lesson the Lord has for you in this situation, and it is not too late to surrender to his grace, authority and will for you. IT IS NOT TOO LATE. Rest in that sweet friend! 

Thanks to every single person linking up today! You all bring me such joy, and this online community blows me away. If you could please grab the button below and include it in your post. Also, comment on at least two other blogger's posts, we want to foster community so encourage another blogger who is opening up! Also use #acoffeedate on Twitter and Instagram so we can all follow each other!! Finally, I would love to pray for you, so please comment how I can be lifting you up in the comment section or shoot me an email at rach.elizabeth.915@gmail.com. I would love to connect with you!



Check out my sweet sponsor this month, Jenni of Frankly My Dear!





The Ragans- An Adoption Story

I cannot put into words how excited I am to share this post with you all. I have mentioned little bits and pieces of what I do for my job here in Starkville. However, what I have not ever mentioned on my blog is anything about the AMAZING people that I get the privilege of working with. Not only are these people my "co-workers", but they have become our church family and closest friends. 

With this being said, I am overjoyed to introduce you all to some of our closest friends here in Starkville, the Ragans. Kaylee and Colton Ragan have become dear friends of ours and are members of our church, as well as co-workers in ministry with me. This family has the biggest heart for spreading the Gospel and making the name of Jesus known. They are new-ish parents to one adorable little boy, and the Lord has now called them to the journey of domestic adoption. 

Part of my "mission statement" for this blog is that I will strive to affirm and encourage others in their relationship with Jesus Christ. So today I am allowing you to meet some of our dear friends, hear some of their story, and give to their adoption if the Lord calls you to.

Meet the Ragans!






(sorry the pic is a little grainy)

We love this precious family! They have been friends to Ben and I since we were engaged; they welcomed us into their home during that season and have loved us so well. Kaylee and Colton lived in the apartment we live in before we did; they are the ones who introduced us to our sweet first home! They were some of our first friends to have a baby, and it was so incredible for us to watch Kaylee and Colton become new parents to sweet baby Collins. We love Collins too! :) Can't wait to be those old folks one day that tell him we were there the day he was born! So special!




So let me tell you a little bit more about this family. Kaylee and Colton love Jesus, and they love people. Anyone that knows this couple will tell you that they love people intentionally, deeply, and with all that they are. The Ragans radiate Jesus Christ to all they interact with, and that is such a sweet thing to witness. Kaylee and Colton desire to see the Gospel proclaimed in all the Earth, and this year they have felt that this means domestic adoption for their family of 3.

I can remember when I first heard Kaylee talk about this call to adopt that they felt the Lord calling them to. It brought me to tears. To hear her speak about their heart for adoption moved me. I hope you will all watch the video below to hear Colton and Kaylee put this into their own words. The Ragans feel adoption is a way to demonstrate the Gospel to the world. As the Lord awakens us to a desire for him and calls us to himself, we become his children. We are given a new name, identity, and we are loved deeply by our father. In the same way that marriage is a picture to the world of the Lord's covenant with his church, so is adoption a picture of the Lord's deep love for those He calls his children. This incredible couple is going to domestically adopt a little boy or girl that they have not met yet, and this child will fully be a Ragan. They may not share the same blood, but the way the child will be loved, invested in, and nurtured will be in the same way their biological son, Collins, is. (This moves me to tears even as I type this, this is how our Savior loves us!!)

I have been longing to write this post and share this family and their heart with you! Below is a short video of Kaylee and Colton (and Collins and Millie, their pup) talking about this journey and how you can help! I would love if you watched this and helped this family in some way. Their homestudy has been complete, and now they must raise the money necessary to fund the adoption before they can be matched with a family. Would you be willing to help this amazing family bring baby Ragan home?



I was so privileged to get to put my little tidbits of Photoshop knowledge to good use in designing the logo for the Ragan family, and they turned it into a puzzle like Kaylee explained in the video. So how can you help fund their adoption? Buy a puzzle piece...for just$25, and your name will be written on the back as a constant reminder of the love of brothers and sisters in Christ. Just click the link below, and to give you can click on the gray box at the bottom of the page, OR by clicking the orange "donate to our team fund"...the most important thing is just make sure you specify to give to the Ragans specifically! What a wonderful way to show baby Ragan a physical picture of the body of Christ coming together. The best part of the body of Christ is that we are family, whether we know each other or not...whether we meet each other this side of heaven or not, we who claim to follow Christ are part of the body, and this is an opportunity to meet a need for members of the body! Let's show the love of the body to this wonderful family! 


You can follow Kaylee and Colton on Instagram or Facebook for updates on their progress! 

We love you Ragan clan and are so privileged to call you dear friends and family in Christ Jesus!

Also, I am co-hosting the Jack of All Trades Link Up today! Come join us for some great fellowship and an opportunity to meet some fabulous other bloggers!


This link up is a place where we as bloggers can find new blogs to read, to be able to give encouragement to others and also be encouraged.
LINK UP RULES
  1. Link up to one of your blog posts (not your blog homepage), the post can be on any subject but I do ask that posts are family friendly, any posts linked with inappropriate content will be deleted.
  2. Since the purpose of this link up is to get to know other bloggers you must leave encouraging comments on at least two other blogs, the one that is linked up before yours and one (or more) other ones.
  3. Link back to this post so we can grow this blogging community, you can use the button below if you like.
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