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Menu Plan Monday – September 8-14, 2008

Menu Plan Monday
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I’m an Organizing Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday

Being out of town for the weekend has totally thrown off my routine…including meal planning and grocery shopping. Ugh.

Weekday Dinners & Weekend Breakfasts

Monday – Leftover pulled pork & corn on the cob

Tuesday – Crock Italian Beef Sandwiches, Sweet Potatoes, Salad

Wednesday – Leftover Beef, etc.

Thursday – Whole Chicken Crock Pot Recipe, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Corn on the cob

Friday – Leftover Chicken, etc.

Saturday – Biscuits & Gravy, Scrambled eggs

Sunday – Cereal

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Book Announcement – Wounded: A Love Story by Claudia Mair Burney

Just received my copy of Wounded today, so the review will follow later. Check out the CFBA announcement below:

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Wounded: A Love Story

Claudia Mair Burney (September 2008)


Claudia Mair Burney


Claudia is the author of the popular Ragamuffin Diva blog and the David C. Cook novel Zora and Nicky: A novel in Black And White. She is also the author of Death, Deceit, and Some Smooth Jazz, and the Amanda Bell Brown Mysteries and the Exorsistah series for teens. Her work has appeared in Discipleship Journal magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional Bible, and Justice in the Burbs.

She lives in Michigan with her husband, five of their seven children, and a quirky dwarf rabbit.



If a miracle happened to you, wouldn’t you tell everyone? What if they thought you were crazy?

Gina Merritt, poor in health and rich in faith is the last person to expect a miracle to happen to her. As she sits in a pew on Ash Wednesday with throbbing pain in her knees and a raging migraine, she turns her concentration elsewhere and silently prays, “Share with me, Jesus.”

Instantly she has a holy vision of the Son of God kneeling before her. As tears fill her eyes, Christ kisses Gina’s hands, leaving two perfect red roses. When the vision fades, Gina’s hands are bleeding.

Anthony Priest, the junkie sitting beside her, instinctively touches Gina when she cries out, but she flees in shock and pain. A prizewinning journalist before drugs destroyed his career, Anthony is stunned that he is suddenly overcome with a sense of well-being and he instantly knows that he is cured of his addiction. Wanting an explanation, Anthony follows Gina home.

Is it a miracle, or just a religious delusion? It seems like everyone who knows of the mysterious stigmata has an opinion, and it’s not always favorable. Putting aside their difference and their mutual distrust, Gina and Anthony embark on a search for answers. Along the way they encounter an uncertain evangelical pastor, a gentle Catholic priest, a certifiable religious zealot, and a transvestite drug dealer, all of whom lend their voices to the tale. It’s a quest for truth, sanity, and grace…and an unexpected love story.

If you would like to read an excerpt from Wounded: A Love Story, go HERE