Going Dark

What would y’all think if I started a FOODIE series on DARK CHOCOLATE? Dark Chocolate. Weekly fix. One happy foodie. Going Dark | Red Fire According to Katrina, of Haut-Chocolat, the following steps describe “How to Enjoy an Exotic Candy Bar”: Breathe Engage your senses. Take three deep ujjayi breaths, quiet the chattering mind and be in the present moment. See Notice the color of the chocolate. There should be a dark glossy shine to the bar, indicating a good temper. Do you see red flecks of chili embedded in the chocolate? Smell Rub your thumb on the bar to … Continue reading Going Dark

slave of Christ. I’m not my own.

Being a slave not only meant belonging to someone else; it also meant being always available to obey that person in every way. The slave’s sole duty was to carry out the master’s wishes, and the faithful slave was eager to do so without hesitation or complaint. After all, “slaves know no law but their master’s word; they have no rights of their own; they are absolute possessions of their master; and they are bound to give their master unquestioning obedience.” Building on this imagery, the New Testament repeatedly calls believers to faithfully obey the Master. As one author explains: … Continue reading slave of Christ. I’m not my own.

For God’s Glory: Fruit of the Spirit | Joy

Countryside is hosting the final conference from the Sola Series this weekend, Soli Deo Gloria. I’m currently preparing a Truth & Worship “lesson plan” for my preschooler Sunday School classes. The principles and music need to emphasize the following: We should bear good fruit for the purpose of bringing glory to God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples. John 15:8 Here is one … Continue reading For God’s Glory: Fruit of the Spirit | Joy


~ from Ginny Corbett Photography Define: Renew -Verb (used with object) 1. to make effective for an additional period 2. to restore or replenish 3. to revive; reestablish Have you ever felt “stuck”? Creatively stuck? Personally stuck? Do you feel bound to your computer? Overwhelmed with editing? Inbox overflowing? A To-Do list a mile long? Have you ever felt like your systems were ineffective? Your workflow disorganized? Are you unsure of how to relate to your clients? Bring the best out of them during photo shoots? Do you find yourself focusing on fixing your weaknesses instead of embracing your strengths? … Continue reading RENEW