Healing is a place where faith and science often intersect. Often the first things one hears when diagnosed with an illness is “you are in my prayers.” This can be reassuring, and often is the only way we feel as if we can help family or friends who are suffering, but it can also seem

“Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.” -unknown This quote has come to mind on every birthday I have had the past five years. Birthdays can be bittersweet, and it is easy to get caught up in the memories of the past as I contemplate being another year older. Changes

Ingredients 1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained1 (14 3/4-ounce) can cream-style corn1 (8-ounce) package corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)1 cup sour cream1/2 stick butter, melted1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a large bowl, stir together the 2 cans of corn, corn muffin mix, sour

I will try this day to live a simple, sincere and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking; cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence; exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike

What is a legacy? Webster’s defines legacy as “something transmitted by or received from a predecessor or from the past.” Opinions differ as to whether a legacy is monetary, achievement, or simply a life well lived. Oftentimes a legacy is not considered until after someone has left us. My mother-in-law Judy Brackett valiantly and bravely

*this post was originally written on July 9, 2018, two days after my friend Lana passed away from metastatic breast cancer. It was before I had a blog so I am adding here as well as “re-sharing” as it is the anniversary of her death.  Memphis Tennessee – the home of the blues, great bbq,

INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon + 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided1/2 small yellow onion, diced small (I grate mine)1 clove garlic, peeled and minced finely1/4 cup all-purpose flour2 cups low-sodium vegetable stock 2 cups half-and-half 2 to 3 cups broccoli florets, diced into bite-size pieces (I used a bag of prewashed broccoli florets and steamed in the