Monthly Archives: December 2015

Crock Pot Chicken With A Kick


  1. 4 split boneless chicken breast 
  2. 1 can corn (drained)
  3. 1 can black beans (drained/rinse)
  4. 1 can rotel 
  5. 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  6. 1 can creamy chicken 
  7. 1 package of cream cheese 
  8. Seasonings of your choice 

Put your chicken on bottom of crock pot and dump the ingredients on top. Cook on high for 4 hours. Turn to low. Ready to serve when chicken is falling apart. Serve alone or with tortillias or even over yummy rice. 

 Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

Life Goes On

Many of you know Carol Hogner and knew her late husband Jeff Hogner.  They traveled for many years together to bring Christ love to the Cowboys and Cowgirls out at the NFR.  In 2008 while out in Vegas for the NFR Jeff suddenly passed away. Though there have been many tears and memories shared over the years just like the NFR goes on each year so Life goes on.   Jeff Hogner will never be forgotten. Jeff’s legacy lives on in Carol, their children, grandchildren and many of these Cowboys and Cowgirls hearts. 

Carol has continued to travel to Vegas each year. She is always hugging necks, praying with and for many of the NFR Cowboys and Cowgirls and their families. 
I was blessed to ask Carol a few questions, that I pray the answers will touch many hearts. 

Carol I understand that for many years you traveled together with your late husband Jeff Hogner. Jeff passed away when y’all were out at the NFR. Can you share with us a little about this time in your life and how you got through this?

Well we were all devastated to say the least. I’m blessed with some very very good friends that are more like family. I’m not sure what we would have done without them. I know they are a gift from God. The girls and I felt like God just surrounded us with love. Gave us the resources through those people to get Jeff back home and keep our wits about us. We were offered a flight back home but decided to drive because we wanted that time together to share our memories of Jeff. It was a great loss for all of us not just our family. There’s peace in knowing he is with the Lord tho… And that we are all grateful for.

Carol each year you go back to the place where you lost your husband and not only is it NFR time but also the Holiday season. How do you get through this time of year? 

I’m not gonna lie I see Jeff’s fingerprints everywhere when I’m here. He loved the Cowboys and the NFR. I’m so grateful for God and my family. We have a lot of wonderful memories of Jeff that we are always ready to share. I felt like God told me a few years ago that when the memories make you smile instead of cry then your heart is healing. I tell people that busy looks good on me… So I stay busy, lol!
What is one of your fondest memories out at the NFR with Jeff?

It was the last year he was with us. We were standing in the hotel room about to leave to go somewhere. He was never big on compliments, I guess he just figured I knew, ha. He looked at me and said you really are a beautiful women. I’ll never forget it.

Carol what comforting advice would you give to someone else who is going though life with out a loved one today? 
I’ve come to realize our biggest enemy is not having any life in our home. What I mean is nothing living to take care of. So get a pet. If you don’t want that kind of responsibility then get a plant. It helps when you get home to have something living to care for. Stay busy and help others it takes your mind off of the grieving. Let me say this tho, there is no time limit on grieving. Take your time and grieve. I’m a firm believer that it’s ok to get down … But it is never ok to stay down!
Thank you Carol AKA MommaJo

Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G

Don’t be a conformer be a Transformer

When I was younger one of my favorite cartoons was Transformers. I was intrigued by the fact they looked like the average vehicle but would transform into mighty fighting machines. 

What if the Transformers conformed to just being every day means of transportation?   I know they are make believe but they speak to me spiritually lol. 
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world any longer with its superficial values and customs, but be transformed and progressively changed as you mature spiritually by the renewing of your mind focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes, so that you may prove for yourselves what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect in His plan and purpose for you. 


In our human form we are just ordinary everyday humans. When we renew our selves in Christ we are transformed to a un stoppable fighting machine.   We learn to fight off the enemy with our spiritual armor and weapons. 

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood contending only with physical opponents, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly supernatural places. 

We might look like the average joe but we are mighty warriors in Christ. And like the Transformers when we connect and work together as one body we can not be stopped by any enemy. 


Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced and continue to be convinced—beyond any doubt that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the unlimited love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Today I want yo encourage you to take off the canvas and shine who you truly are!  Stop being transformed into the everyday, average person and be transformed into the man or woman of God that He designed you to be. 
Dream Catcher 3:20

Cassie G