From PJ Lifestyle: 12 Questions With Monti Carlo, MasterChef Season 3 Star And Host Of Make My Food Famous

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I recently had the incredible privilege of interviewing my all-time favorite MasterChef contestant, Season 3′s Top 5 finalist Monti Carlo. (Yes, Monti’s my favorite even though Season 4′s Jessie hails from my hometown.) She’s a really cool lady and a true inspiration. She dished on her days on MasterChef, the joys of motherhood, and her new showMake My Food Famous, which debuts this weekend on FYI.

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From PJ Lifestyle: 5 Idols That God’s Followers Allow To Get In The Way Of Their Relationship With Him

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Throughout the Bible, we see the evidence of the damage that idol worship does. After the Exodus, when Moses was on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments from God, the impatient Israelites made a golden calf to worship. For the people of Israel, it was just downhill from there, as idol worship and the unfaithfulness toward God that such worship represented led to a world of trouble for them, including the exile to Babylon.

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From The New Normal: Warning: Do Not Read Unless You’re Wearing Steel Toe Shoes

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When I write these posts every week, the ideas that the Holy Spirit lays on my heart to share come to me in different ways. Sometimes I think, “This helped me, so maybe it will help others.” Other times it’s more like, “I need to share this truth.” There are times when I barely but the words on paper myself. But for the first time, I walked away from a reading plan passage feeling like I’d been punched in the stomach.

Be warned: Zechariah 7 steps on toes – and steps on them HARD!

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From PJ Lifestyle: 10 Observations from Season 12 of Hell’s Kitchen

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I’ve been a fan of Hell’s Kitchen from its first season. There are certain elements of the show that viewers can see coming from the start – and perhaps those elements lend a comforting familiarity year in and year out- – but the mix of personalities keeps the show fresh and fun.

This season, the show’s twelfth, was the best and most interesting yet. Here are ten observations I’ve made about this season, and each of them play a role in why I love Hell’s Kitchen so much. Check them out…

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From PJ Media: The 10 Best Moments from the Smart Girl Summit 2014

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Earlier this month, I had the privilege of attending the Smart Girl Summit in Atlanta as a writer, thanks to an invitation from the amazing Lisa De Pasquale. When I saw the roster and agenda, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. After this conference, I’m more excited about the future of the right, particularly about the women in the fight against the oppressive agenda of the progressives in this country. Kudos to Stacy Mott, Teri Christoph, and everybody involved in putting the summit together. Here are the ten best moments of the event. I hope you’ll read these quotes and come away as inspired as I was.

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From The New Normal: Reminders

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The Psalms cover such a wide range of topics, from songs of praise to laments to what I call the historical poems – that’s what I call those slightly longer psalms that recount different instances in Israel’s history.

Psalm 106 is one of those psalms, and the first half looks at the negative impact of their disobedience just after the exodus, despite the fact that God gave them what they needed every time.

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From PJ Lifestyle: Robin Williams’ 10 Best Performances

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The world mourns the passing of one of the truest talents of all time – Robin Williams. The Juilliard-trained comedian and actor won an Oscar, two Emmys, five Grammys, and – dearest to me – became a Disney Legend in 2009. Williams made his struggles with depression and addiction public, yet he was unable to overcome them. But here at PJ Lifestyle, we’re going to celebrate his life. Here are Robin Williams’ ten best performances. I hope you’ll take as much comfort in these wonderful moments as I have.

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