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Serving Together

Dec 20, 2009

On Saturday, Jerry and Priscilla invited our Going Beyond team to help serve a barbeque meal to the homeless in Dallas.  They’ve gotten to know John and Suzanne Wallace, who run Compassion House in the downtown area, and are inspired by their ministry to the poor and the young in this city.  Every third Saturday, […]

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“Dumping Debt” Winner

Dec 19, 2009

Thank you so much for all your debt busting stories yesterday!  Reading them helped strengthen my own resolve to keep working at living within my means, and having a plan for getting (and staying) out of debt.  Seeing the commitment of others in this area is so encouraging.  Yes, I really CAN say “no” to […]

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Frugal Friday – Dumping Debt

Dec 17, 2009

  Ya’ll, we had a GREAT bunch of frugal tips last Friday…if you missed it, be sure to check out the comments!  One thing that seemed to be a theme was “getting out of debt.” Many of us at one time or another swallowed the line that “debt is a way of life” as we […]

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A Good Cook – Recipe Exchange

Dec 15, 2009

  One day I hope to be a good cook. I’m talking about the kind of woman you know and admire from afar. Crisp white apron, flour scattered on her chin, smile on her face, utensils in order, the most incredible smells coming from her kitchen and not a cook book in sight. When you […]

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The Bugs are Gone

 We moved about a year ago. Our home is tucked in a wooded and more rural area of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area now. We’ve enjoyed the quiet neighborhood and the wide open spaces. But with the onslaught of rain that fell relentlessly this Autumn, and the dense tree and brush coverage that populates our little […]

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Why, I’d Be Delighted

Dec 14, 2009

All that talk of misery yesterday made me feel a little sorry for the people who don’t know how my mind works.  You see, I found that my day became simply delightful just because I became aware of how un-miserable things were. Let me explain further so you won’t wonder (much) why Priscilla lets me write on her blog: […]

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Things to be Miserable About?

Dec 13, 2009

  There is a book near my desk that I take out whenever I need a pick-me-up. It’s right next to the Bible. Its title is, “11,002 Things to be Miserable About.” I’m kidding, the book is UNDER the Bible. Anyway, it is a parody of the popular “14,000 Things to be Happy About,” a […]

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And The Winner Is…

Dec 11, 2009

We are so grateful to everyone for participating in our very first Frugal Friday give-away. I hope you’ve taken the time to read through all of the amazing tips that your fellow Going Beyond readers posted. They are very thought provoking and challenging. More than once, my eyebrows were raised in surprise at how simple, yet strategic, […]

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Frugal Friday

It’s “Frugal Friday” here at Going Beyond Ministries! In fact, we’ve decided to declare today and every Friday between now and the end of January an official ministry and invite you to participate! This all started when Jerry and I had a conference call with the amazing Dave Ramsey last week. This guy’s as nice […]

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Travis Cottrell: Psalm 145 – Forever More

Dec 09, 2009

Last week, we were talking about favorite worship songs and worship artists.  One name seemed to pop up quite often: Travis Cottrell.  It just so happens that Travis leads worship for the Deeper Still and Living Proof events….and no wonder!  He and his team do an amazing job of truly leading a stadium of people […]

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