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Shellie’s Homemade Croutons
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


Day old French bread (3-4 cups)

2 tablespoons Butter

2 tablespoons Olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

*optional seasoning of your choice

Red pepper flakes

We’ll begin by cutting up a loaf of day old French bread. We’ll need, oh, three to four cups. I like to make ‘em big.  You know, at least the size of dice, if not bigger…

Now, we’ll get our butter and oil started in a skillet. We’ll use about two tablespoons of each. This is an old trick folks. The oil keeps the...

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

Should So Many Christians Push to Get Married Young?
Current Happenings

I don’t know how I made it out single.

Shortly after my first year of college, I went to Australia for a school with YWAM. Some of you may be familiar with the missions giant whose acronym officially stands for “Youth With A Mission,” while those of us who have survived it know it stands for something completely different: Young Women After Men, Yes, We Arrange Marriages and the list goes on.

After YWAM I headed to Chicago to attend Moody Bridal Institute—I mean Bible Institute. My...

Shrimp and Grits
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

1 to 1 and ½ pounds fresh shrimp

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 stick of butter
1 bag of frozen chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 cans of RoTel Tomatoes
5 cups milk
2 cups old fashioned grits
Green onions
1 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1 8oz. package cream cheese

We’ll begin by taking a heavy pot and heating a tablespoon of olive oil and a stick of butter. Then we’ll sauté our bag of frozen...

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

An Interview with Tim Cameron
Author/Musician Interview

Why did Jesus spend time praying? What are the lessons that Jesus’ prayer life teaches us? How should we pray in order to know God intimately?

Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Cameron (@timcameron8245) about his book, 40 Days Through the Prayers of Jesus: A Journey to Pray More Like Christ (Charisma House, 2017).

What’s the purpose of prayer?

Tim Cameron: I believe prayer has two great purposes. The first purpose is to change us. Prayer changes your outlook on life. It changes your...

Experiencing God
Discipleship Moment

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Experiencing God begins when we finally admit that what we're experiencing of God is not enough for us.

Have you ever seen one relative after another try to soothe a newborn while the mother looks on, content for a time to let the scene play out? She may even watch without intervening while her loved ones try to give the baby a pacifier, change his diaper, or offer him a bottle. Sometimes the distractions work, briefly.  But tell me, what happens when nothing and no one will satisfy...

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

Candied Carrots
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled

Lemon juice

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 1/2 pounds carrots

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


Folks, I’ve never really been a fan of candied carrots—at least until I started cooking them with balsamic vinegar and tossing ‘em with feta cheese. Things changed quickly after that. These little darlings deserve a place at the table.

We’ll begin by cutting our carrots lengthwise into long, thin strips. Then...

Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com

Tips for Growing Great Kids #183
Parents Place

After you have finished reading a story to your child (or he has read to you), ask him to tell you the main idea of the story, or to summarize what happened in a few sentences.

Inspirational Quote

“We may be little, insignificant servants in the eyes of a world motivated by efficiency, control and success. But when we realize that God has chosen us from all eternity, sent us into the world as the blessed ones, handed us over to suffering, can't we, then, also trust that our little lives will multiply themselves and be able to fulfill the needs of countless people?” 

― Henri J.M. Nouwen

11 Advantages Of Smaller Churches
Current Happenings

Church planters are some of the great heroes of the faith. Especially when you realize how many church plants fail within the first few years.

But I wonder, how many failed churches might still be alive and well today if we didn’t pressure them to reach numerical goals that most churches, even after decades of existence, fail to achieve?

What would happen if, instead of sending one church planter to start a church, hoping for it to reach (to pick an arbitrary number) 5,000 attendees, we sent...

Prayer for the Day

Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. 

Inspirational Quote

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”

Martin Luther King

Jim Carrey Preaches the Hope of Jesus to Former Inmates
Current Happenings

The Faith Of Jim Carrey seems more evident than ever and he’s preaching about Christ on the cross. He shares about embracing suffering and choosing hope; about being forgiven…and being forgive-ing. And about the room being filled with God.

His full name is James Eugene Carrey, and in the video above, he’s my kind of preacher.

Click through to continue reading and see the video. 

Inspirational Quote

I alone cannot change the world. But I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. 

Mother Teresa 

How To Help When You Don’t Know What To Do
Current Happenings

by Tricia Williford

This is excerpted from Tricia's blog

There are so many reasons to help and ways to dive in. As you decide how to help, try to identify why you want to help. Is it because you know this family well, you see a need, and you can fill it? Or is it because you feel overwhelming compassion—perhaps even a sense of guilt that your life hasn’t fallen to pieces—and you simply must-must-must respond in a tangible way?

There is a difference between wanting to give to the one who is...

Tricia is a remarried widow, a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker, and the author of three books. Thousands of readers join her each morning for a cup of coffee as they sign online to read today's funny, poignant stories that capture the fleeting moments of life. 

Each of her posts here were first shared on her personal blog and are shared here with her permission.

Inspirational Quote

God has blessed us so much—let’s bless other people as we can by bringing justice and helping the poor. 

Matt Brown

When God Is Good to Everyone But You
Current Happenings

I vividly remember a certain time in my life several years ago. A close friend and I found ourselves in very similar situations. We were both asking God to be faithful in the same area of our lives. We would talk about the anxiety and hurt that came with longing for God to show up and move and the uncertainty of not knowing. We found comfort in bearing each other’s burdens. We lifted one another up, encouraged by the empathy of the other, hopeful in waiting to see Him move.

And then, a few...

Inspirational Quote

We are healed to help others. We are blessed to be a blessing. We are saved to serve, not to sit around and wait for heaven. 

Rick Warren

One-on-One with Clayton King
Author/Musician Interview

Christianity Today recently talked with Clayton King, author of the new book Overcome: Replacing the Lies that Hold Us Down with the Truths that Set Us Free. Clayton is Founder and President of Crossroads Summer Camps, Crossroads Missions, and Clayton King Ministries. He is also Interim Senior Pastor at NewSpring Church and Distinguished Professor of Evangelism at Anderson University.

Ed: First of all, what are the lies that hold us down that need to be replaced that you talk...

Inspirational Quote

When you feel down, go be a blessing to somebody else. 

Joyce Meyers

Disney’s New Princess Jasmine, Naomi Scott, Is a Worship Leader
Current Happenings

Disney recently announced that it cast major roles for its upcoming, live action adaptation of Aladdin. Along with Will Smith in the role of the genie and Mena Massoud as Aladdin, 24-year-old Naomi Scott would play Princess Jasmine. The casting has been big news for Disney fans, but has also led to somedebate online. The film takes place in a fictional city called Agrabah, which is thought to be in the Middle East, and the original story comes from “One Thousand and One...

Inspirational Quote

Compelled by the love of Christ, we must not withhold kindness or friendship from any person or people group.” 

- Scott Sauls

Prayer for the Day

I surrender all to you. All to you, Jesus, I surrender. I surrender all. 

Shellie’s Southern Pecan Pie Cake
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

4 large eggs

1 cup softened butter

2 cups brown sugar

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups chopped pecans

We’ll begin by preparing a 9×12 cake pan with cooking spray. We’ll beat four eggs until they’re fluffy and then we’ll add one cup of softened butter. Once this is well combined well, we’ll add two cups brown sugar, one cup of all purpose flour and a teaspoon of vanilla. Don’t overwork your batter, y’all. As soon as the ingredients are mixed, we’ll fold in two cups...

Inspirational Quote

“The only way to live a truly remarkable life is not to get everyone to notice you, but to leave noticeable marks of God’s love everywhere you go.” 

– Ann Voskamp

Prayer for the Day

Father, I'm leaving you in charge of my situation. 

Prayer for the Day

Jesus, as I continue to believe in you and trust you, fill me with your peace and let me overflow with hope through the power of your Holy Spirit. 

Prayer for the Day

Father, show me where I am to be your peacemaker, and give me the grace to pay the price. 

Prayer for the Day

Lord, teach me and fill me with love for your sheep. 

Prayer for the Day

Thank you for your Word, which is full of promises that apply to my daily life. Lord, I again give you my life--my regular, walking around life. Use me, live through me, love others through me, and accomplish your purpose today as I yield to you. 

Jesus What a Savior - Housefires (Featuring Kirby Kaple)
Video of the Day

"Jesus What a Savior" featuring Kirby Kaple from Housefires' fourth live album, "We Say Yes." Enjoy!

Prayer for the Day

Lord, I do not know what to do, but I am looking for your help. 

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