Anchored by Radical Love

Anchored in Radical Love Retreat Cruise for Christian Woman @

Today I’m welcoming my good friend, Sarah K. Asaftei, who I met last year when she was filming my husband in the productions of the Thunder in the Holy Land series. She’s here to tell us about a special time of retreat coming up in just a few months! Plus, one of the speakers is a sweet friend of mine, Gail McKenzie! 

Oh, and by the way, next week I’ll be giving away music from the artists, so be on the lookout! 

If you’re like me, you probably put a lot of energy into making sure your husband and kids get quality time with Jesus. I shoo our preschoolers off to play when Daddy is on his knees, I pray with them each night and play the Bible on CD when we’re driving in the car. Once a year I stay with them for a weekend so Daddy can spend a spiritual retreat weekend in nature. But here’s the thing – too often I don’t succeed at making sure I get enough devotional time myself.

I think Jesus and His disciples faced a similar challenge. When they were getting worn out from teaching and serving others, Jesus said “Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” (Mark 6:31, NIV) Now I don’t know when you last went away by yourself to get some rest, but I know it has been far too long for me!

A couple of years ago, I was lamenting this reality with some girlfriends, and we decided perhaps it was time to make a change. We crave the chance to rest, fellowship, pray, and retreat – and since we’re social creatures, we wanted a way to share it with friends. Someone mentioned that if we want it to be relaxing, we ought to plan it on a cruise ship, and the Anchored {by radical love} concept was born.

Since then, the idea has grown until we decided to open our retreat cruise to any Christian women who wish to join us. Our lineup includes fresh, deep speakers who get right to the heart of things, and chart-topping female Christian artists who will give exclusive concerts and spend the rest of the time relaxing with the group.

If you are also craving a chance to “come away and rest awhile”, Anchored {by radical love} is an opportunity that will transform your relationship with Jesus and give you the tools to love others well.

Find out more here:
Booking: 240-643-4518 (code: #anchored2015)

Sarah K Asaftei is a resource broker, producer/director, and owner of skaMEDIA Productions & Films in Tampa, FL. As a pastor’s wife and mother of two rambunctious preschoolers, she needs this retreat as badly as anybody she knows. Sarah blogs on ethical leadership and women in business at Follow her on Facebook at:, Twitter:, and Instagram @skaMEDIA.

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Jeremiah 29:11 {Rest}

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. Jeremiah 29:11 @

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Aren’t you glad we have a God who’s in control? The hard part is letting Him take control! He has a plan and purpose for your life. Seek Him first and He will show you the way.


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Gazpacho Juice {Best 100 Juices for Kids}

This Fresh Gazpacho Juice is delicious! @

100 Best Juices for Kids by Jessica Fisher

I recently received Jessica Fisher’s new book, Best 100 Juices for Kids in the mail to review and let me tell you there are a lot of yummy, fresh juice recipes in the book!

I had my youngest child flip through the book and select a few recipes to try. And we’ve loved them all! 

About the Book

The Table of Contents

  • Jazzy Fruit Juices
  • Brilliant Fruit & Vegetable Blends
  • Vivacious Veggie-Centric Juices
  • Super-Simple Smoothies
  • Spiffy Sports Drinks, Sparklies, Slushines, and Ice Pops

With 100 imaginative, healthy and great-tasting recipes for using your at-home juice machine, Jessica Fisher’s BEST 100 JUICES FOR KIDS brings the juicing revolution home for everyone in the family.

Jessica Fisher’s creative and tasty approach to juicing includes terrific, kid-friendly alternatives to juices loaded with additives and sugar without the expense of natural store-bought varieties. With ideas for both fruit- and vegetable-based juices, as well as Jessica’s expert advice on how to include more of both in nutrient-adverse kids’ diets in a way that children will actually enjoy, this cookbook offers a new take on a popular topic that gets everyone drinking more healthfully.

Outside of the extensive variety of juices in the book, Jessica also includes a number of other inventive ideas for smoothies (including several dairy-free vegan options), “sparklies” (club soda-based carbonated drinks), as well as icy slushies and juice-based ice pops. Throughout, Jessica offers advice on how best to make each recipe on both low-end and high-end juicers, and she provides expert guidance on how readers can get the best results from whatever model of machine they own.

Great for making use of extra produce, getting kids and young adults to drink healthier, and as a way to involve children in the kitchen, Jessica’s BEST 100 JUICES FOR KIDS is a much-needed addition to any home-juicers cookbook shelf.

Gazpacho Juice

Today I wanted to share this juice with you. The flavors are strong, but totally delicious! If your children are picky or maybe put off by strong flavors, Jessica suggests you add water to this juice to make it less strong.

“This juice tastes like salsa in a glass – but without the spice. Feel free to add a few dashes of hot pepper sauce for those who like a little kick. You’ll find yourself craving tortilla chips to munch alongside this drink.”

Makes 15 to 20 ounces

  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 2 handfuls fresh cilantro

1. Core the tomatoes. Trim the cucumber. Core and seed the pepper. Peel the lime if desired.

2. Juice the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, lime, onion, and cilantro according to the directions on your juicing machine. Whisk to combine.

3. Add water to taste if you or your child prefer a milder juice.

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