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Feasting On Spiritual Food

March 25th, 2015 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 13 Comments
O Taste and See That the Lord is Good!

I love when people ask me questions about food. I could talk ingredients and methods and cookware all day. (Not an exaggeration. I really could.) But you know what I love talking about even more than food? Spiritual food. Bible verses, great books, compelling sermons, deep musings on the meaning of life—give me a cup […]

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The Essential Vitamin You May Be Missing

February 25th, 2015 at 11:11 am · Post a comment · 4 Comments

Aloha from the sunny shores of Maui! I’ve been in Hawaii for about a week now and the rejuvenation sinking down to my bones is marvelous. When I left Wisconsin, it was -11 (-27 with windchill). When I stepped off the plane in Hawaii, it was 75, sunny, and perfectly humid. REJOICE! Vacations are an […]

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5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid

February 9th, 2015 at 8:08 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments
5 Travel Mistakes to Avoid | DailyBitesBlog.com

Part of me gets nervous before just about every trip I take. If you have food allergies and/or other health issues, I know you can relate. When you put yourself in an extended situation where you have less control over your environment, meals, ingredients used, and overall routine, it can definitely raise the old stress […]

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Am I Spending Too Much Money On Food?

January 20th, 2015 at 9:09 am · Post a comment · 21 Comments
Am I Spending Too Much Money on Food?

It’s a question I’ve asked myself more than once: Am I spending too much money on food? There’s no sugar-coating it. Eating a “special” diet can definitely be hard on the old wallet. There are times when I’m at the store paying for my load of gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, sugar-free, grain-free, legume-free groceries and think […]

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When Your Life Is Too “Small” To Do Something “Big”

January 14th, 2015 at 7:07 am · Post a comment · 16 Comments

My entire life essentially exists in a 10-mile radius. I always go to the same grocery stores, usually at the same time of day. I’m usually at the bank sometime on Friday or Saturday morning. I get my gas at the same gas station every few weeks. I go to church each Sunday morning and […]

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The Thankful 30: Day 30—We Made It!

November 30th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

And 29 blog posts later…we made it to Day 30 of The Thankful 30! Writing this series has been such a rewarding challenge for me. Coming to my computer each day and writing about gratitude has not only opened my eyes to see blessings more clearly, but has also drawn me closer to God and […]

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Making Gratitude a Habit

November 28th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments

I snapped this photo a few days ago at my Mom and Dad’s lovely home in northern Wisconsin. The cozy scene was just begging to be Instagramed. :) I surprised them by driving up a day early. The look on their faces when I rang the doorbell was priceless! You just can’t beat a good […]

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30 Things I’m Thankful for This Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 5 Comments

Since doing the The Thankful 30 series this month, I’ve found that an excellent cure for just about any day-to-day problem I’m having—writer’s block, a bad mood, dreary weather—is to grab a pen and just start jotting down things I’m grateful for. That’s exactly what I did a few days ago…and my “jotting” turned into […]

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Be Thankful for the Body You Have

November 25th, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 2 Comments
Ali McWilliams

I’m honored to share this post with you today courtesy of Ali McWilliams, a personal trainer and life coach that I have had the pleasure of working with. From the moment I met Ali, I could just feel the positive rays beaming from her countenance! She is genuinely passionate about the work that she does—and […]

Filed under: Exercise & Fitness, Food for Thought, Guest Posts, The Thankful 30

Guest Post: Aging Gratefully

November 23rd, 2014 at 5:05 am · Post a comment · 7 Comments

Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Alta Mantsch, the voice behind Tasty Eats at Home, a food blog I’ve been reading for years. Alta is a genuinely kindhearted friend of mine whose positive, easygoing approach to life makes me wish she was my neighbor. It’s a delight to have her here today as she […]

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