Good Soup

December 3, 2013

in the generous life

Like good soup, today’s post has a bit of this and a bit of that.

Today is Giving Tuesday. Razoo, the non-profit company we use to process donations is having a Giving Tuesday special event (12:01 am to 11:59 pm EST). The groups that raise the most will get monetary prizes and they will give 12 prizes of $375 to randomly chosen donors! If you are thinking about sending us a year-end gift, today is a great day. US donations are tax-deductible, and all donations are greatly appreciated!


Countdown to Christmas – This is a free download of 24 activities for husband and wife. Even if you are not up to a whole advent season, you could use a couple of the ideas for a little holiday fun with your sweetie.

A Year of Questions for You and Your Spouse – If you are looking for something fun for the new year, this free download just might be the ticket. Print them out and randomly draw a question a day for 2014. 

And just, well, because … here’s a recipe for one of our soup favorites:

Cheeseburger Broccoli Chowder

1 lb. ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
2 cans cheddar or Nacho cheese soup
2 soup cans milk
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
2 cups chopped broccoli
2-4 potatoes, peeled and diced (I add corn as well)

In a large saucepan, cook beef with onion and green pepper until the beef is browned and the vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in soup, milk, and Worcestershire sauce. Add broccoli and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. (If you don’t like canned soup, any cheese base soup would do.)


Refine Us: One Thing That Changes Every Marriage Love this story about grace.


Intimacy in Marriage: 3 Sex Mistakes You May Be Making Simple solutions for making your bedroom life more enjoyable.


For Better – Or What?: Improve Your Marriage This Weekend Great reminder and very helpful links.


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