Saturday, December 18, 2010

10 Reasons Mom Gets Distracted in December

During the holidays, dads are thinking about playoff games, and kids are dreaming about vacation, but Mom’s mind is definitely somewhere else

1.. While everyone else stampedes through stores at 4:00 AM the day after Thanksgiving to buy this year’s most popular toy, Mom is still trying to remember where she hid last year’s most popular toy.
2. While everyone else is trading fruit cakes, if Mom says yes to one more Christmas party where they are yodeling “Jingle Bells,” she’s going to become a fruitcake.      

3. While everyone else is posing for a Christmas picture, Mom is praying that the photographer won’t notice she’s wearing two different colored flip flops. (The dog has hidden one of each.)
4. While everyone else is sporting a giant red Santa hat, Mom is taking a pass this year after last year’s fender bender when she was mistaken for a stoplight.
5. While everyone else is using the Advent calendar to count down to December 25, Mom is counting down to January 5 — and the full body mud spa treatment she promised herself.

6. While everyone else is wearing Christmas sweaters with monstrous reindeer, Mom knows that they actually make you look like a mobile Christmas bulletin board.

7. While everyone else is bragging in their Christmas letters about their kids’ Ivy League educations, Mom is glad that her children have finally quit itching after running into a bad patch of poison ivy last summer at camp.

8. While everyone else is enjoying delicious roast turkey on Christmas Eve, Mom knows she burned her poor bird and must glue sliced turkey pieces from 7-Eleven® onto a basketball — and hope no one notices.
9. While everyone else is asking Santa for toys, games, and clothes, Mom is missing from the picture due to her request for 10 minutes to herself, a clean towel, and a bathtub with no plastic submarines floating in it.
 10. While everyone in Washington D.C. is taking a break from politics, Mom is encouraged by her husband to run for Congress with all the new bills she has introduced into the house.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cheryl's Christmas Peppermint Mocha for a Crowd


-1 cup powdered sugar
-3/4 cup cocoa powder
-1/2 cup chocolate syrup
-1 tsp. peppermint extract
-7 cups skim or soy milk
-3 cups very strong coffee
-marshmallows and candy canes for garnish

The Directions:

1.  Combine the dry ingredients into your crockpot and stir with a spoon. Squeeze in a half-cup of chocolate sauce. Add the milk, a cup at a time, and stir well.

2.  Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours, or until completely hot. Add peppermint extract and stir.  Serve with marshmallows and candy canes. If serving to guests at a party over a period of hours, keep the pot on low with the lid off, and provide a ladle.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Cheery Cherry Muffins

 Christmas Cheery Cherry Muffins

Made in the crockpot for a Spongy goodness that my awesome husband and kids really love.

1 white dry regular boxed cake mix
2/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
3-4 egg whites, beaten
21 oz cherry pie filling (cherries and sauce), minus two ounces (dad's taste test  ;)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup shredded coconut, tinted green*
1/3 cup white sugar
1 Tablespoons melted butter

1.  Preheat crockpot on low.
2.  Mix cake mix, oil, and beaten eggs.
3.  Thoroughly mix in cherry pie filling by hand.
4.  Add chocolate chips last.
5.  Ice cream scoop batter into aluminum cupcake muffin papers.
6.  Bake 1 hour on low in the crockpot.
7.  Mix Topping ingredients and sprinkle on 1/2 baked muffins in crockpot.
     Save remaining Topping for remaining uncooked muffins.
8.  Bake for one more hour on low in crockpot.

*coconut, tinted green 

Use a small container like a small yogurt container or resealable plastic bag.  Add one or two drops of green food coloring BEFORE you add the coconut!  Then add the cup of coconut, cover, and shake.  If the coconut is not dark enough, go ahead and add a few more drops but try to put the drops on the side of the container and not directly on the coconut.  Now cover and shake again.

Makes: 2 dozen delicious muffins

Each set of eight muffins takes about 2 hours on low.  We store the uncooked cupcakes in the foils in the frig
on a plate until its time to make.

A cheery Christmas project to make with your children or grandchildren. 

by Cheryl Moeller loves her crockpot
Author of Aunt Sarah's Alaskan Cookbook

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thanks Sister Cathy for Teaching me Kindness and Unconditional Love - Happy Birthday Today! December 10

Cathryn Webster is kind to everyone including her dog
Cathy comforts Kris Dunbar, who lost his battle with cancer.  Kris is the son of the family where Cathy stays.
                Cathy = Kindness 

While seminary, with amazing professors, taught me on one level, my real school for the ministry was growing up with my older sister Cathy.

Cathy and I are Irish twins so for part of every year we are the same age.  Today is her birthday.

I had to learn to walk early because Cathy needed the stroller for support

Cathy has cerebral palsy, but she does far more than many of us who have our full health.

Some doctors today would suggest she should have been aborted due to her challenges.  While abortion is clearly against Scripture, parents also need to realize that a gift of a challenged child is a taste of heaven.

I grew up thinking Cathy was a bright star. 

She was chosen to turn on the Christmas tree lights outside city hall in Warren, Michigan on the day she turned 10, her golden birthday. She was given a Baby Boo doll which was the neatest thing I had ever seen.

Baby Boo Doll - I'm getting her another one on ebay this Christmas

She graduated from Flint Central high school with a standing ovation. 

We liked our teachers; she loved her's.  Shaking a maraca was a trip to Mexico.  Sledding on a cold Saturday afternoon was an adventure on the Swiss Alps.  We were glad to go to our church, but Cathy squealed with delight on the way.   

While some might feel sorry for us, we are the blessed ones.

Cathy taught me kindness and unconditional love, something that cannot be taught in a book, but only through the crucible of life by those who live it. 

"And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:32

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Cathy.
Happy Birthday to you!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How a Mom Celebrates Christmas

Let's be honest, for most moms, Christmas can be summed up in one word - work.

So how does a busy mom have her own Christmas celebration?  

On an airplane, the flight attendant over the microphone tells parents, if needed, that they should put their own oxygen mask on first.  Then, they'll be prepared to put an oxygen mask on each of their children.  We need to take care of ourselves, so we can take care of those that God has entrusted to us.

As moms, we need to find a little slice of Christmas, early in December.  It could be a concert, passing out plates of chicken at a homeless shelter, visiting a shut-in neighbor, listening to a friend play Christmas carols on the piano, a play, or a worship service.

I have found my own personal celebration of Christmas the last five years at a live outdoor nativity at a church in my neighborhood. .        

Outside with the animals, the donkey, some little lambs, the curious goat, the unsanded wooden manger, and the leaning A-frame shelter.  The sky is the ceiling.  The smelly animals, muddy and bleating, seem to understand.  And, there's me sobbing.  Worshipping the humble One, who arrived on this earth as a baby in the middle of dirt and mud.  Praying I can be more like Him.  Loving Him so dearly and knowing that He loves me, even more. Thanking Him for being willing to come to earth.    
I drive past the outside Christmas scene fenced off with animals several times the week that they are out, as I go to store or the library.  I like to be alone with the animals, before the crowd forms each evening for the musical.  I ponder the shepherds and how they must have felt and the manger that was only the first step of many humilations.

In Philippians 2:5-11, the Apostle Paul urges Christians to have the same humble
attitude that Christ had. Even though Jesus was true God, and would have had every
reason to be proud, what did He do instead? The holy Jesus left the splendors of heaven and came to earth to be our Servant, in order to save us from our sins! He humbled Himself in a manger and then, allowing Himself to be put to death on a cross - a very humiliating way to die.   

Philippians 2:5-11 says, "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." 

This Christmas, if you need to call me, I'll be at Aspen and Avail Streets, drawn to and awed by the humble Child King.  You are welcome to join me, there's room for all. 

When I've been touched by the manger, I'll be able to work to give my family their Christmas celebration.

Luke 2:12b " will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"Treasure Your Family" Super Sleuth!

Enjoy your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews on Thanksgiving Day. We wrote this to encourage you to have fun.  Everything you need is included here (you might need to tweak slightly).

Top Secret
Clue #1:
To find the next clue, it really doesn’t matter, you can reach the roof if you go outside and use the _ _ _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #2:
Now it’s time to use your wings and glide, you’ll find the next clue outside under the _ _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #3:
Don't you know, it’s time to send-o, you’ll find your next clue in an inside  screen _ _ _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #4:
This clue requires work, so be sure to smile, you’ll find the next clue buried under the north end of a backyard leaf _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #5:
This clue may let you race, because it’s over on the baseball field just behind first _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #6:
The clues are getting harder.  When you ride a horse you need stirrups, look inside the frig... you’ll find the clue taped to the sticky _ _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #7:
To win this contest you must have the strength of an ox, you’ll find the next clue inside the outside mail _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #8:
If you obey your mother, you’ll know you’ll please her...
you’ll find the next prize inside the kitchen _ _ _ _ _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #9:
This game is difficult, it pushes you to the max, you’ll find the next clue under a machine that let’s you _ _ _.

Top Secret
Clue #10:
If you’ve come this far, you must be really stable,
the final prize is on the _ _ _ _ _.

(Your turkey is your final destination.)
(For children, add some more prizes also, or tears might flow!)

You are The Official
Super Sleuth!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Stop Shopping

Keep Courting 
Baby Saves Christmas
For Better For Worse For Keeps
For Better For Worse For Keeps Part I 4 part CD Set
The Road to I Do Part I 4 part CD Set

                                   Marriage Miracle

                                   With Bob Moeller, Full conference on 4 Part DVD Set

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cheryl's Apple Cider for Thanksgiving

Give Your Guests a Warm Welcome This Thanksgiving

Cheryl's Apple Cider 

1 gallon pure apple juice or cider
1 cinnamon stick
2 large apples, washed and cored (not peeled)
2 individual herbal apple tea bags.

Add all ingredients to crockpot, and stir. 
Cover, and cook on low for 8-10 hours.  
To serve remove tea bags and stir.  

This festive healthy cider is different and refreshing with real dissolved apple pieces.
A warm and easy way to welcome your guests as they arrive to Thanksgiving Dinner.  

Cheryl Moeller

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Help, Mom's Stuck on Spin Cycle CD and Mini-Book by Cheryl Moeller

Sample Page From the Mini-Book, that comes also with a CD: 

Proverbs 15:13 - "A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit." 

Ten Reasons Why Not All Your New Year’s Resolutions May Stick
Mom often makes well-meaning and noble resolutions at the beginning of her New Year, but if
we check in just one week later….well, we find reality has set in, and Mom has adjusted her goals slightly.

1. January 1: “My children and I will learn Modern Hebrew this
One Week Later: “My children and I will eat one dozen bagels with
2. January 1: “I will get the kids the pet they’ve always wanted.”
One Week Later: “I will buy a collar and a leash for my Chia Pet®.”
3. January 1: “I will make homemade yogurt from only organic
One Week Later: “I will allow my children only two Go-Gurts® in
their mouths at a time.”
4. January 1: “I will take my children to a museum once a month.”
One Week Later: “I will show my kids where I ate super chili dogs
in high school.”
5. January 1: “I will feature a Van Gogh painting each month on our
coffee table.”
One Week Later: “I will make my van go to Starbucks each day for
a coffee.”
6. January 1: “I will make a time for reading each day.”
One Week Later: “I will read the back of grocery store receipts
to see if I have earned enough points to get the free featured
7. January 1: “I will slow down this year and get the rest I need.”
One Week Later: “I will slow down so I don’t get arrested again this
8. January 1: “I will use only one email address.”
One Week Later: “I will go from eight to seven email addresses.”
9. January 1: “I will not only wash, but also dry, all our dirty dishes
immediately after each meal.”
One Week Later: “I will train my cat to dry dishes; the dog already
washes them.”
10. January 1: “We will never eat food in the car this year.”
One Week Later: “We will quit using our gas grill in the back seat.”

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Help! Mom's Stuck on Spin Cycle

Buy now at Momlaughs and laugh your way through next month.
Perfect for Christmas and holiday gift giving.

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At last a book and CD that answers the proverbial question, “Where is my other sock?.” Cheryl Moeller, who spent 30 years in the laundry room emerges at last to tell her story – such as the time Metamucil tablets left in a pants pocket became the size of basketballs after 30 minutes in the washing machine.  Her over-the-laundry pile humor will help you laugh your way through motherhood -- 31 days in a row.  She’ll also give you Ten Ways to know it’s going to be a Long Labor and Delivery, Ten Things you Can Learn from your Cat, and Ten Reasons Why a Mom should be President. So when your laundry gets taller than you are, turn over a basket, sit down and read a page of, “Help, Mom’s Stuck on Spin Cycle.” Warning: You may emerge from the laundry room with permanent press wrinkles -- from laughing.

Cheryl Moeller, M.A.R., is a wife, proud launderer, and mother of six children (ages
11 to 28).  She is also a stand-up comic, conference speaker, syndicated humor columnist, and author.  Cheryl has been married to her husband, Bob, for 31 years and together they are co-founders of For Better, For Worse, For Keeps Ministries ( Cheryl also blogs regularly at:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Outline for Nancy Turner's This is the Day! with Guests Bob and Cheryl Moeller

Listen to Nancy Turner's This is the Day! each weekday from 10:00-11:00 Am CT.

Why Real Dads Help Their Wives at Home  (Outline and Talking Points for Bob and Cheryl Moeller)

1.   Every real true dad looks for an opportunity to show the full extent of his love (John 1:1).
2.   Every real dad knows character is serving even when others oppose you (John 1:2).
3.   Every real dad is secure enough in his identity to kneel down to serve others (John 1:3-4).
4.   Every real dad is willing to perform the task that needs to be done right now (John 1:5).
5.   Every real dad knows their work may not be appreciated until much later (John 1:6).
6.   Every real dad looks for teachable moments in the daily tasks of life (John 1:7-11).
7.   Every real dad understands the power of example to bless others (John 11:12-17)

Remember, marriage is for better for worse for keeps.

If you would like to receive Marriage Minutes free E-devotionals 5x a week to your email inbox for free, email to sign up.

John 13 - Jesus Washes His Disciples' Feet - to show the full extent of His love.

 1It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.  2The evening meal was being served, and the devil had already prompted Judas Iscariot, son of Simon, to betray Jesus. 3Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; 4so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. 5After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.
 6He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, "Lord, are you going to wash my feet?"
 7Jesus replied, "You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
 8"No," said Peter, "you shall never wash my feet."
      Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me."
 9"Then, Lord," Simon Peter replied, "not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!"
 10Jesus answered, "A person who has had a bath needs only to wash his feet; his whole body is clean. And you are clean, though not every one of you." 11For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not every one was clean.
 12When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. "Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. 13"You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. 15I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

                     Bob and Cheryl Moeller, Co-founders of For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries
                     Married for 31 years.  Six great kids.  One awesome son-in-law.  Three hungry dogs!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ten Field Trips to Stay Away From

Ten Field Trips to Stay Away From

1.         "Where Sausage is Made:  The Unusual Sights and Smells of Meat Packing Plant."

2.         "Inside a Real Landfill:  A One Day Tour of Leftovers from the 1980's."

3.         "Amazing Sauerkraut:  A Hands-on Museum."

4.         "100 Feet Up in the Air with no Net:  Learning High Wire Acts with the Professionals."

5.         "Swimming with Great White Sharks:  A Once in a Lifetime Experience."

6.         "Dodging Apples with the Squirrels:  One of the Apple Orchard's Greatest Thrills."

7.         "Shot out of a Cannon:  A Symposium that Soars above the Ordinary." 

8.         "Bungee your Way through the Grand Canyon."

9.         "Discover your Decibel Breaking Point:  A 3 Hour Look at Jet Engine Testing."

10.       "Meet the Ten Most Boring People on Earth:  An All-Day Audio History Event."

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Comedy Night in Clinton, Iowa, November 13th

Load up your jeep and head on over to The Evangelical Free Church of Clinton, Iowa

Daughter's of the King presents fall comedy night, Saturday, November 13th at 7:00 Pm. 
Cheryl Moeller will be our guest comedian, so mark your calendars now.

Fall Comedy Night to get in the right mood for the holidays.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Writing and Publishing Conference with Cheryl Moeller

Writing and Publishing Conference Part I with Cheryl Moeller 
Saturday, September 11, 10:00 Am - 5:00 Pm
Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 W. Gunninson, Harwood Heights, IL  60706Free notes. Free admission.  

R.S.V.P. is necessary -

Are you curious about the writing process ? Ready to jump off the high
dive? Have a pitch but no platform? Have platform but no pitch?
Writing and Publishing Conference topics are How to Get Started, How to Get
Published, How to Get an Agent, Know Your Audience, Blogging for
Results, with lots of question and answer sessions. Small enough to
know your name, taught by nationally published writing professional and former literary agent Cheryl Moeller.

 "I recently attended Cheryl's conference and have reached several of my writing goals in the last two months because of what I learned."
Mark G."Cheryl has pushed me and encouraged me. She is the number one reason that I can say no to the "good" things and keep my yes for the "God" things. She's the part of Jesus that propels me to goals God placed in me when he created me." - Diane Reed Loew

Attendees can submit up to 1500 words for review by Cheryl by telephone during the month after the conference.  Feel free to email your writing to Cheryl or bring to the conference.  Please R.S.V.P. to

Some of the books that Cheryl has authored:


Monday, August 30, 2010

10 Reasons It's Time for Mom to Learn Computer Skills

1.   You offer to sew new curtains for Windows 2007.
2.   You rush both your children to the doctor when they tell you the computer has a virus.
3.   You put on lipstick and earrings and a puff of extra hair spray before visiting Facebook.
4.   You asked the Best Buy salesman if you could have fries and a drink with your new Mac.
5.   You scold your son for calling his friend a Yahoo.
6.   You ask your neighbor if there really is a farmer in the Dell.
7.   Your teenager stops you just in time from putting their Blackberry in a flaky pie crust and baking it on 350.
8.   You continually correct your children's bad grammar for saying IPOD -- "You should say MEPOD instead -- and by the way, quit talking and finish your peas!"
9.   You told your daughter to stop complaining about her hard drive -- when you were her age you had to walk three miles to school (and uphill in both directions).
10. You produce a can of Raid and search for a webmaster in the house -- they could be poisonous after all.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Laugh Your Way through Parenthood

Ten Reasons it May be Time for a Parent to Call a Financial Advisor
1.            Your local bank has installed an ATM in your living room.  
2.            You’ve bounced so many checks the National Basketball Association decides to draft you.
3.            Your adjustable rate mortgage now stands at 138%.
4.            Even on-line thieves won’t steal your identity.
5.            Your 401K is now a 101B.
6.            At the rate your pension fund is growing you’ll be able to afford a comfortable retirement – when you turn 109.
7.            Your stock market investments spark another Great Depression.
8.            The government issues you a Social Insecurity Number.
9.           You think Fannie Mae is where you can buy chocolate truffles.
10.         The only hedge you have against inflation grows red berries in the back yard.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S'MOR (Social Mediazation - Optium Results) Conference

This is a day you don't want to miss.
Please join us to learn new skills, get motivated, and try something new.

1.  Get a (better) job with Karen Evertsen

2.  Publish new ways in 2010 with Cheryl Moeller

Saturday, July 31, 9:30 Am - 4:00 Pm - Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton St., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 - 

  S'MOR "Social Mediazation for Optium Results" Conference
- Linkedin and your Job Search - Karen Evertsen
- Network Your Way to Your Next Job or Career - Karen Evertsen
- Twitter Your Way to a Book - Cheryl Moeller
- Blog Your Way to a Platform and Pitch - Cheryl Moeller
- Relationships Matter - Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller is a national published author, syndicated humor columnist, and speaker.

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Free Admission. Freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries during the conferences.  Lunch is on your own at area restaurants.

Special Guest Karen Evertsen, Talent Search Leader

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Question and Answers Sessions at a Great Chicagoland Restaurant

Friday, July 16, 2010

Entire Meal on the Grill

Marinate your chicken) for at least one hour in 1 cup of olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, and 1/4 cup sugar. Sprinkle with oregano and garlic powder. Place the meat on a low temperature grill on grill.

Open 8 oz. can of Bush's grilling baked beans. Place the can on the grill with the lid removed.

Open a 10 oz. can of artichokes and leave the water in. Set the can on the grill with the lid removed. (Once amply warmed, drain the artichokes, before serving.)

Corny Cornbread:
If your grill has an upper rack, it's best to cook the corn bread there. Spray PAM really well on a preheated cast iron skillet or use two 9 in cake pans stacked on top of each other (to make the pan thicker.)  1 3/4 cups cornmeal 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 2 Tbsps. sugar (optional) Mix and then add: 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 1 can of whole kernel corn, drained (optional) Mix, but only until everything is combined (don't overmix). Bake on low grill with the grill cover closed for about 20 minutes. Watch it carefully.

You will have  your entire meal done on the grill!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

3 More Conferences in July

Schaumburg, IL
First Ever For Young Singles Under 33 years of Age - The Road to "I Do" Single's Conference on Relationships Part I
Are you a college student?
Are you a grad student?
Are you a twentysomething wanting real answers from the Bible?
Saturday, July 17, 9:30 Am Registration - 10:00 Am - 3:30 Pm - Conference
Pompei Restaurant, 1261 East Higgins Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173
Please purchase your noon meal during the conference at Pompei.
Free Conference Notes. Free admission, but freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.
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Oakbrook Terrace, IL
For Better For Worse For Keeps Marriage Conference
Sunday, July 18, 12:30 Pm - Registration and buy your own lunch or dinner at Pompei Restaurant, 1:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm - Conference
Note a different Pompei Location: Pompei Restaurant, 17 W. 744 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
Free conference notes. Free admission but freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.
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Carmel, IN
Saturday, July 31, For Young Singles Under the Age of 30 - The Road to "I Do" Single's Conference on Relationships, Part I
8:30 Am - Registration, 9:00 Am - 4:00 Pm - Conference
Location is Keltie's Restaurant, 110 South Union Street, Westfield, IN 46074-9458
Each registrant will pay $13 for lunch at the door, including tax, tip, and morning coffee break with cookies. Free conferences notes. Free admission, but freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.
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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Sunday, June 27, 2010

What about it, Bob? (and Cheryl)

Friday, June 25, 2010

It's Time....

Ten Signs It's Time to Clean Your House

1. You hear your husband's muffled voice but haven't been able to spot him for 3 days.

2. The Orkin Man asks if he can spray you and your husband.

3. The clothes you left in the dryer are back in style -- just in time for your 20-year class reunion.

4. The expiration date on the milk carton coincides with the Apollo 11 moon landing.

5. Mistaking your home for a nearby landfill, Waste Management trucks begin unloading in your driveway.

6. Archeologists at the local university ask if they can excavate your living room.

7. The dishes in the sink are growing stalactites and stalagmites.

8. The frozen meat in the freezer is from the last Ice Age.

9. You find a large sum of cash under the couch cushions -- and it's all Revolutionary War currency.

10. You finally found your children's homework -- and your children.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

The Top Ten Attractions to Avoid

1. Any roadside diner advertising, “Home Cooking” and “Free Oil Change.”

2. Any medieval jousting match asking for your blood type and name of next of kin.

3. Any mule trip into the Grand Canyon selling only one-way tickets.

4. Any tour of a nuclear power plant promising, “You’ll be the first on your block to glow in the dark.”

5. Any Wild West rodeo cautioning, “Patrons must not feed the bulls that charge into the bleachers.”

6. Any 3D Imax theater showing, “The Fantastic Gall Bladder.”

7. Any water amusement park promising, “Raging Rivers and E-Coli Fun for Everyone!”

8. Any helicopter ride requiring proof of a Last Will and Testament.

9. Any bungee-jump offering, “Full Money Back Guarantee If We Forget to Tie the Cord.”

10. Any `All You Can Eat’ Buffett boasting, “We Never Serve the Same Customer Twice!”

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Twins - Two Events over Two Days - June 11-12 and June 23-24

Two Events Over Two Days Friday and Saturday, June 11 - 12 Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 West Gunnison Street, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-4098. Meals are on your own. Free snacks and conference notes provided. R.S.V.P. to office@bobandcherylmoeller for both events

June 11, Friday Evening, 5:30 Pm Registration, 6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm Training for Unlocking the Heart Conference Part I, Bob Moeller, teacher

June 12. Saturday, 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Training for Unlocking the Heart Conference Part II, Bob Moeller, teacher

June 11 - Friday Evening, 5:30 Pm Registration, 6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm FBFWFK Writing and Publishing Conference Part I, Cheryl Moeller, teacher

June 12 - Saturday, 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm FBFWFK Writing and Publishing Conference Part II, Cheryl Moeller, teacher

R.S.V.P. to Click here for more details

Two Events Over Two Days Wednesday and Thursday, June 23 - 24 Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 West Gunnison Street, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-4098. Meals are on your own. Free snacks and free conference notes are provided. R.S.V.P. to office@bobandcherylmoeller for both events.

June 23, Friday Evening, 5:30 Pm Registration, 6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm Training for Unlocking the Heart Conference Part I, Bob Moeller, teacher

June 24. Saturday, 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm Training for Unlocking the Heart Conference Part II, Bob Moeller, teacher

June 23 - Friday Evening, 5:30 Pm Registration, 6:00 Pm - 9:00 Pm FBFWFK Writing and Publishing Conference Part I, Cheryl Moeller, teacher

June 24 - Saturday, 10:00 Am - 4:00 Pm FBFWFK Writing and Publishing Conference Part II, Cheryl Moeller, teacher

R.S.V.P. to Click here for more details

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

International Pianist to perform in concert at our June The Road to "I Do" Single's Event in Harwood Heights, IL

June Single's Event Featuring International Pianist Huntley Brown

The Road to "I Do" June Single's Event in Harwood Heights, IL, Sunday, June 6, 1:00 Pm - 6:00 Pm

1:00 Pm - Arrive and Register

1:00 - 2:30 Pm
Casual Cafe with Appetizers, Smoothies, and Smooth Jazz with Huntley Brown

2:30 - 3:15 Pm
Internationally Renowned Huntley Brown Piano Concert
Huntley Brown is the best. Huntley's electrifying playing has earned him many music awards. His music has been described as inspired, anointed, powerful, and explosive. He has recorded many CD's that cover a wide range of musical styles. People are not only impressed with his incredible technique; they are touched by his deep love for Jesus.

3:30 - 4:30 Pm
Abortion and Healing - How it affects our relationships: Past, Present, and Future
Stephen and Melissa Briggs, Hatikvah Film Ministry
Questions and Answers

4:30 - 5:00 Pm
Casual Cafe

5:00 - 6:00 Pm
Brand New! The Road to "I Do" Relationship Inventory and Grid
designed by Bob and Cheryl Moeller
Free for Conference Attendees - Take it/Score it - Under Par or Over Par? on 5 Values

"Fear Not" - with Bob Moeller, Speaker
Question/Answer Time

R.S.V.P. to
The Road to "I Do" June Single's Event is No Admission Charge. A Freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries
More details on The Road to "I Do" Summer Single's Event Click Here

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Writing and Publishing Conference and also a Training Event coming up on April 24

Saturday, April 24 - Two Different Events - Same Location - both events are 9:30 Am - 5:00 Pm
9:30 Am - registration for both conferences
10:00 Am - 5:00 Pm - conferences
Lunch is on your own. Free snacks and free conference notes are provided.
Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 West Gunnison Street, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-4098
For both events R.S.V.P. to
1. FBFWFK Writing and Publishing Conference with Cheryl Moeller, M.A.R.,author
and former literary agent

Small enough to know your name, taught by a published writing professionals.

R.S.V.P. to

What: For Better For Worse For Keeps Writing and Publishing Conference - Topics are How to get Started; How to Get Published; How to Get an Agent; Our Writing Story; Marketing in the New Mil; Taking it up a Notch; Dreaming Big Versus Realism; What not to Say; What's Your Dream?; What Editors and Publishers are Looking For; Writing an Effective Pitch, Proposal, and Synopsis; and lots of question and answer sessions. We want to take you up a level from where you are. Are you curious about the process? Want to do something new? Have an idea that you want to wade into? Sermon series that could make a book? Or, ready to publish? Then, this is for you.
When: Saturday, April 24, 9:30 Am - Registration. 10:00 Am - 5:00 Pm.
Where: Bethany Baptist Church, 6700 West Gunnison Street, Harwood Heights, IL 60706-4098
Contact for information or R.S.V.P.
Cost: No Admission Fee. (A freewill offering will be taken for the For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.)
Lunch is on your own. Free snacks and free conference notes are provided.

Each participant can submit 1,500 words before the conference, to be reviewed by Cheryl by phone during the month after the conference. This can be 1,500 words for one project or 750 words for two different projects. We attempt to accommodate your schedule, if possible.

Teacher is Cheryl Moeller, married for 30 years to Bob and homeschool parents of six children (one son-in-law)

Cheryl Moeller, M.A.R.: Co-founder of For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries, published author of four books with national publishers, published six books (including homeschool curriculum) through her own publishing company - sold through websites and at conferences, wrote articles for various publications including Marriage Partnership and, syndicated humor columnist for seven online parent websites and magazines, stand up comic, speaker for conferences, former publicist, and former literary agent for 11 years.

2. Pastoral Care Counseling to Unlock Hearts Training Event with Bob Moeller
Bob will teach you to identify the signs of a locked heart and the way to resolve the issues through God's Word and prayer.

Sign up today at

Cheryl Speaks at Egg Harbor to Single Women - Spring Break for Single Women

Saturday, April 3 - 1:00 Pm - 3:30 Pm - Spring Break for Single Women, The Road to "I Do" Part IV for Single Women Only
- Learn how to guard your heart
- The test: you are known by the company that you keep.
- Is is really love?
in the party room at Egg Harbor, 140 E Wing St Arlington Heights, IL 60004. No admission fee. (A freewill offering will be taken for For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries.) Buy your own lunch in the party room in Egg Harbor, starting at 1:00 Pm. R.S.V.P. to

More for Single's in 2010

Are you a Christian Single? We have an event for you in 2010!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Crockpot Duets: Two Crockpots Making Beautiful Meals Together (For St. Patty's Day)

My mother-in-law's favorite character was Kermit the Frog.

Two Slowcookers for St. Patty's Day: Slowcooker
Shepherd's Pie and Slowcooker Irish Bread

Slowcooker #1 - Slowcooker Shepherd's Pie


* 3 lbs ground round turkey
* 1 onion chopped
* 4 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
* 3 lbs potatoes, chopped (5 big ones)
* 1/2 olive oil
* 2 cups beef broth
* 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
* 1 teaspoon Salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Spray your slowcooker with non-stick spray.

In separate pan, sauté onions and ground turkey in olive oil over medium heat (15 mins).

In separate pot with water, boil potatoes until tender. Mash potatoes in bowl, season to taste.

Place turkey and onions in slowcooker. Add vegetables. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and worcestershire sauce. Add beef broth. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks.

Cover. Cook in slowcooker on high for three hours or low for five hours. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks. Cook twenty minutes longer.

Optional to add two cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, cover, and cook 10 minutes longer.

Sprinkle with a little paprika.

Serves eight. Celebrate being green.

Slowcooker #2 - Slowcooker Irish Soda Bread

Amply double spray a metal bread pan with non-stick spray and lightly flour it.


3 cups flour 

1 Tablespoon baking powder 

1/2 cup sugar 

1 teaspoon salt 

1 teaspoon baking soda 

2 egg whites, lightly beaten 

2 cups buttermilk 

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup or 1 cup raisins, optional

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan.

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda. Blend egg whites and buttermilk together. Add to the flour mixture. Mix, but don't overmix. Stir in olive oil. Pour into prepared pan. Put metal pan into slowcooker.

Bake for 90 minutes to 2 hours on low in the crockpot, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For more Crockpot Duets, buy Cheryl's newest cookbook - Crockpot Duets: Two Crockpots Making Beautiful Music Together
Crockpot Duets finally answers the proverbial question, "What's for Dinner?" It's not just a cookbook, it's a whole new attitude and method of planning meals. Cheryl's book is going to have you thinking differently about crockpots! You use two crockpots to easily cook a healthy homemade dinner.

Cheryl helps you get the whole dinner done, not just part of it. Crockpot Duets features beautiful photography and recipes taste-tested at Cheryl's table!
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The greening of the Chicago River.

LORD who rules over all, blessed is everyone who trusts in you.
Psalm 84:12