Archive | October, 2010

Am I Worth Following?

25 Oct

This past weekend we made another trip to Greenville for our monthly MIP sessions. Despite the traveling time, late nights and early morning, the weekend went very well. I am so thankful that the COG has such great speakers and that they are giving up there personal time to pour into us. We are all on a great journey… one that will transform and mold us into the ministers that God would have us to be.

I was touched by many speakers this weekend but one in particular (or a video more so) really made me think. Tim Ross made the comment “Are you WORTH following?” That is really deep…. and touching. In the grand scheme of things, AM I WORTH FOLLOWING? Does my life show God and if someone followed me for the day would they be led to God?? Yes, as minister’s (or Ministers wives) we want to say that we are perfect and we NEVER do anything wrong but that is highly doubtful! The deeper meaning of this question is— Would MY life lead the un-Christian to Christ?

I yearn to be the best Christian, leader, and ministers wife that I can possibly be but we all fail. We all say something or do something or think something that may not be Christ-like. This is where I WANT to be better. I WANT people to be led to Christ through my life. I want people to look at me and say “WOW! I want to be like her!” And no, I am not speaking of look, dress, or act like me, but have the faith that I have.

So… in the grand scheme of things— are you leading a life worth following??


Quick No Yeast Bread

19 Oct

I made this bread to accompany my favorite loaded baked potato soup for dinner. It can be changed to suit your taste. I added garlic powder and cheese to mine but you do not have too.


3 c. Flour

4 tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Salt

1 1/2 cups Water (possibly a few teaspoons more depending on your humidity level)

1/4 cup Veggie or Olive Oil

1/4 tsp Garlic powder (Optional)

1/4 cup to 1/2 cup Cheese (Optional)

Start Preparing

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together in bowl.
  3. Mix wet ingredients together in seperate bowl.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix. Be careful not to overmix!
  5. With well-greased hands, mold dough into a large ball and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
  6. Sprinkle with garlic powder and cheese if desired.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes.

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This is a very quick bread recipe. It tastes very similar to Bisquick bread mix… just used with pretty much everything that you already have on hand. And this recipe is very easily adjusted to fit your taste buds!

Where Has the Time Gone?

19 Oct

Is it just me or is there just not enough time in the day? I barely have time to think these days… let alone do stuff I LIKE doing!! Between family, unpacking, ministry and everything else there is just NO time!! I apparently need to find a way to manage my time better. It seems that I stay busy all day long but do not get a single thing done. This is rediculous…

Yes, I am still here!

11 Oct

Ok…. So I am sure that my blog feels really abandoned. I have not posted anything in way too long. The Tallmage Family has been super busy these days. Between moving, ministerial obligations and trying to control two kiddos, we barely have time to think! I am really going to try my best to make a better effort to post new recipes and even start posting some stuff on a new project I am going to try to attempt to do… sew! Yes, that is right, I have been dying to make dresses for Julianna and have found what looks like some pretty simple patterns. I am hoping that maybe I can master the art of sewing little girls dresses and possibly start selling them. My husband thinks I have lost my mind… I guarentee though, I lost it a lonnng time ago! 🙂

So, just keep checking back every once and a while and I promise to be a better blogger!

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