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Almost exactly two weeks ago, with my tummy doing flip-flops, I drove into Abilene for the second time in my life. This time coming from the West. It’s been a whirlwind since that day! It took a lot of time, money (SO blessed by the giftcards), and patience from Dad (he was a champ!), but…

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Crispy Chicken Tenders with Creamy Avocado Sauce

I used to LOVE any kind of breaded chicken as a kid. Dipped in honey was the best way. Or ketchup. But usually honey. I haven’t had anything like that in years, but on a cool day this summer, I had a handful of chicken breasts and decided to experiment and make up a grown…

The Road to Abilene

My dad said something to me over two quails, BBQ wrapped shrimp and sweet potato fries on Saturday night and it’s weight on my heart surprised me. “Bend is no more beautiful than Abilene.” Given a different conversation and a different time, I might have argued with that statement. Bend Sunrise I knew what he meant…

Green Lakes Wonder

12 miles of snow covered trails, wildlife, quiet, beauty and a dear companion. While my day began freaking out about this: It soon became this story: “How precious are My children who are awed by nature’s beauty; this opens them up to My holy Presence. Even before you knew Me personally, you responded to My…

Meaningful Midweek: Support the Farmers

This week’s Meaningful Midweek is going to be short and sweet. I have a Statistics Midterm that I have to get to (and have been studying frantically for all morning). One of my favorite things I have done up here in Bend is to volunteer for Agricultural Connections! Each week, I get the pleasure to…