Two brilliant easy recipes


Y’all, this will change the way you view cinnamon rolls. Cause I used to think the best ones were made from scratch. Well, I changed my mind. I still respect homemade ones, but these are just so yummy and so easy!!


This recipe is easiest if you buy the crescent sheets. Brilliant.



Modified this recipe a little to make them rolled and cut more like real cinnamon rolls, but it’s awesome!! They are inhaled in our house.





2 cans refrigerated (Pillsbury) Crescent Rolls


1/4 cup butter (I didn’t measure, just spread the dough generously)


1/4 cup sugar


1/2 tsp cinnamon




1 cup powdered sugar


1 TBSP butter, melted


splash vanilla


1 TBSP milk




Preheat oven to 375.


Mix cinnamon and sugar; set aside.  Roll out dough, leaving it whole.  Spread with butter.  Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.  Separate rolls and roll up in normal crescent roll fashion.  Place in lightly greased baking dish.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.


Mix frosting ingredients together until smooth.  Spread on warm rolls.  Devour 🙂

We’ve also been loving these reverse stuffed meat balls. They don’t have a name at our house yet. Meatball and cheese in a roll and dipped in sauce. Yummers! Officially they are Meatball Stuffed Garlic Bread!

Recipe here!


The High Dive


When I was a child our neighborhod pool had a low dive and a high dive. You had to be a certain age to go off the high dive. In the summer I remember asking the life guards over and over to let me climb up and jump off the high dive. Eventually, they actually said yes and I can still remember climbing up to that Everest-like elevation with excitement, I walked forward with railings to my left and right and then the railings ended.

As I stared down at the deep end the height of the jump looked about 10 times higher than I had imagined. From the ground looking up it wasn’t a big deal, but from the high dive looking down it was certainly a very big deal. It was still exciting, but downright scary. There was no going back down the ladder. Now the only thing left to do was jump.

So it’s been a strange couple of weeks. It was a long time ago when we began praying and looking into planting a church in Manhattan and now that it’s actually happening I feel like the little boy standing at the top of the high dive. Excited as ever, but realizing this is one huge leap. There is fear, but there is hope. And I’m glad to be standing here.

In Matthew 4:19-20 Peter & Andrew are fishing when Jesus calls them to leave the life they know and follow Him, “And he said to them, ‘Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.’ Immediately they left their nets and followed him.” What a scary moment in their lives, a call to the unknown, to a new life. They do follow Jesus, they watch God do amazing things, they go on to see sins forgiven and the dead rise and they grow closer to their Savior. They also face hardships; people hate them at times, the future will be difficult for them, their lives will never be the same. Their lives will be filled with purpose gathered around the Gospel, lives with eternity in view.

So here we are. Standing on the high dive looking down. It’s what we wanted, it’s what we want, but it’s scary. It’s higher than I thought, the water below is deeper than I expected, but it’s exciting and it’s full of purpose that gathers around the Gospel. So I pray that the fear will subside soon, for our trust in the God who has called our families to go and proclaim the Gospel in the hope that God will be build a church that depends on God at ever moment.

Please pray for all involved that come July we will leap boldly like the boy in the photo above with no doubt that he will land safely in the water below.