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The Daily Dish~ Moving Time & A BIG Announcement!

August 9th, 2012 - Announcements, Daily Dish

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Hey everyone! I pray everyone is having a blessed week so far! I am finally feeling ‘settled’ in after our big move, so I thought I’d share some of the photos of our rental home, and tell you the crazy story behind this move!

I also want to share an awesome opportunity that God brought my way… So, here we go!

Here is a picture of our one bedroom apartment that we have lived in for the past three years! It was hard to say goodbye, as it was our very first place as a married couple, but I knew it would be so nice to have more space! (It was getting to the point where I was running out of places to ‘hide’ things. I even had food stored in my laundry room!)

It looked so strange being empty…We had so many good memories here!

Zoey was sure going to miss it too, although I know she won’t miss those steps! Haha!

My husband and I said our last good bye’s to our very first ‘home’ together…But we certainly are looking forward to the future God has in store for us as well!

Moving was a lot of work to say the least! Although, it helped that we hired a company to move our big furniture!

Here is our home for the next year…and the AMAZING thing about it is…It’s my old house where I grew up in, and where I lived while I dated my husband for the 8 years before we got married!

It’s a crazy story, but totally a God thing! My parents moved out this home the same time that we were moving out of our apartment, so they let us rent it while we were looking for our future home! Talk about a blessing and God’s perfect timing!

Here’s our kitchen and family room we will get to enjoy for the next year. It is soooo nice to have an actual pantry!

And here is my DD props all set up!

Our Pomeranian Zoey likes the new space too! She also enjoys having a backyard to play in! :)

So, not only did we move, but like I said, my parents did as well! They moved about an hour North, (which is quite far compared to the 15 minutes that I’m used to!)

We went to visit their new place on the weekend, and had an amazing time…Here is a picture of their new home!

It’s on a beautiful lake, which can’t get any better during the summer!

We had some awesome family time hanging out in their new backyard!

And of course…It wouldn’t be summer without a BBQ!

Shortly after moving, my parents got word that there was one of ‘the worlds greatest’ ice cream places, called Uncle Ray’s in their new town! We went to visit, and it was nothing short of AMAZING!!!

What makes Uncle Ray’s so special is the people…(So Friendly), but even more so…Their homemade frozen yogurt maker!

We got a tour in the back to see how the frozen yogurt was made! They have a very unique machine that allows you to customize your frozen yogurt with tons of different kinds of fresh fruits, chocolate, and even peanut butter! :) Here Dave (one of the owners) showed us how he made a raspberry banana frozen yogurt!

Here he was putting the frozen yogurt machine to work! :)

And the finished product was out of this world good!

My cute hubby enjoyed a customized chocolate brownie frozen yogurt!

Oh….Speaking of this amazing man, I have been married to him for exactly 3 years yesterday! Best decision of my life after choosing to make Jesus Lord of my life! ;)

And now on to the BIG announcement! I am so thankful and blessed to announce that a few weeks ago I got a call from the 700 Club after they watched my video testimony on Dashing Dish! (If you’ve never heard of the 700 club, it is a live television program that airs weekdays before a studio audience from The Christian Broadcasting Network’s (CBN).) They asked me if I would be interested in sharing my testimony on a video interview for their show! Of course I said yes….and on August 7th they came out to film me!

The most amazing part by far, (and it brings tears of joy to my eyes to even talk about it)…Is that hundreds of thousands of people will see this interview, and hear about Jesus and His goodness! The 700 club is aired on over 200 television networks, including ABC Family, so think of all the people that will get to hear the Good News of Jesus!!! :)

I truly believe that the Lord set me free to tell of His goodness to others, so they too can be free in the area of disordered eating, and weight issues…and find their true identity, beauty, and worth in Jesus Christ!

It was such a blessing, and a wonderful experience that I will never forget!

The crew was just amazing to work with as well…They prayed with me every step of the way! Talk about working for the Lord…they had such a heart for Him! We had tons of fun! :)

I am so thrilled to have had this opportunity, and and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that it really isn’t about ‘me’ at all…It is all for His Kingdom! I can only imagine all the women that hear for the first time that Jesus cares and wants to be involved in every area of our lives!

It brings me so much joy to share what the Lord has done in my life! I can’t wait for all of you to see the interview as well! I will be announcing when to watch as soon as I get word! :) So stay tuned!

God Bless You Guys! xo

 

39 Comments

Amanda said:

That is so amazing Katie! Congratulations, that is awesome news! I’m so glad to hear the move went well and your parents new home is absolutely gorgeous, as well as yours! So thankful to have found your website, thank you for everything and keep up the good work! I hope God continues to bless you and your family for all that you do for others!!! Congrats again! Oh & Happy Anniversary!! :)

August 9th, 2012 — 11:25am  |  Reply

Laura Hiatt said:

Congrats Katie! This is truly amazing. I love to see what God has planned for others and how much he blesses others. I am thrilled to know that you are continuing to spread the Word of God through all sources of media. Happy Anniversary and congrats on your beautiful home!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:32am  |  Reply

Deb Beauvais said:

So much great news! When you turn over control, and fear, and worry, God can do such great things. It’s so great to realize that our story is really His!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:33am  |  Reply

Ashley said:

Even though I knew all of this, I seriously am sitting here with tears in my eyes! God is so good and you are so amazing and humble through the entire process! So exciting that someone so amazing is able to be a part of amazing things! Keep reaching out towards God! WOW! So excited about the lives that will be touched by watching your program, or “running into” the Dashing Dish site. You are such an amazing woman!! I am praying for everyone watching to be touched. May seeds be planted and may God use this for HIS GLORY!!! Praise God! So proud of you my dear!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:34am  |  Reply

Anitra said:

God is so amazing and has moved in so many ways, it’s awesome to see Him work. I am currently learning that you don’t always know how or when He is going to do something but if He made you a promise know He has it worked out for the best. And you stepped out on faith and look where you are. The road ahead is long and full of amazing moments. I am so happy for you!!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:40am  |  Reply

Shay Designs said:

What an amazing and blessed opportunity to share Jesus! That has to bring such deep joy to you knowing you get to further His kingdom in a way that is passionate to you as well. Many blessings to you with your new move and your new and exciting opportunity with the 700 Club!

Sharon
Shay Designs Jewelry

August 9th, 2012 — 11:43am  |  Reply

Kathy said:

I’m SO excited for you!!!! How AWESOME!!!!!!!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:46am  |  Reply

Martha Martin said:

Truly an inspiration! A demonstrationof resting in God’s Grace. The millions of lives that will be impacted… So excited for you!!

August 9th, 2012 — 11:54am  |  Reply

Kory C said:

Hi! Amazing work Katie – you are totally embracing your gifts. I have an odd question…your husband always has cool tee-shirts on….where does he get them?!?

August 9th, 2012 — 12:04pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

:) He gets them from ugmonk.com

August 9th, 2012 — 12:50pm  | 

Shauna said:

Congrats!! You are such an inspiration to many through your blog, and how amazing that God is providing this opportunity to share your testimony to thousands more! That’s why we are all here, is to share God’s amazing Love. SO happy for you and all that God has planned for you.

August 9th, 2012 — 12:04pm  |  Reply

Julie VerHage said:

Katie! This is such great news! Please keep us posted on when your interview with air. Your family must be so proud of you!

August 9th, 2012 — 12:13pm  |  Reply

Lizzie said:

I am just so inspired by your blog! I am so glad to have found it (on pinterest) :) Your food is amazing and I share with you, your love for Jesus :)

August 9th, 2012 — 12:13pm  |  Reply

Carla Wells said:

That is fantastic – God is SO good!!!! Thanks for being an inspiration to others, and for allowing God to use you to spread the gospel!

August 9th, 2012 — 12:18pm  |  Reply

Christina said:

Tht is so awesome and amazing! It really shows how prayer can bring you to these great opportunities. God is surely working in your life. Thanks for sharing.

August 9th, 2012 — 12:28pm  |  Reply

Charlene Canfield said:

That is wonderful! Congratulations!

August 9th, 2012 — 12:37pm  |  Reply

Meg said:

INCREDIBLE! Awesome. God is awesome and never ceases to amaze me. Congratulations, what an awesome experience.

August 9th, 2012 — 12:39pm  |  Reply

Charissa said:

I LOVE this – praise God for bringing such an amazing opportunity! So happy for you and so ecxited that people will get to hear your story and God’s message of hope! Hugs! xoxox

August 9th, 2012 — 1:12pm  |  Reply

Shannon - Healthiful Balance said:

Ahh! I’m so happy for you! :) I’m glad everything is going well. And thats so awesome that you were interviewed! :)

August 9th, 2012 — 1:24pm  |  Reply

Natalie Hemsley said:

Congrats Katie on all your wonderful news!! How exciting!!

August 9th, 2012 — 1:32pm  |  Reply

Liz Stark said:

Katie, you continue to be so inspiring – thank you! And MAJOR congratulations again on the 700 Club feature, the new home, everything! The Lord has such great things in store in life. Can’t wait to see your interview :)

August 9th, 2012 — 1:55pm  |  Reply

Whitney said:

Oh, my, KAtie. That is so awesome!!! I can’t wait to see it:) I was just telling a friend at church about your story and she absolutely loved it. You have reached more people than you’ll ever imagine!!!

August 9th, 2012 — 2:08pm  |  Reply

Angela Taylor said:

Praise God. Please let us know when it will air. We serve and Awesome God.

August 9th, 2012 — 2:51pm  |  Reply

Brooke Turbyfill said:

Congratulations!! x2!!

Awesome news about the house and the feature on 700 Club. When will it air? Would love to watch it!

August 9th, 2012 — 3:49pm  |  Reply

Anjuli said:

So amazing! Grats on the move and the 700 feature!

August 9th, 2012 — 5:09pm  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

Awesome!

August 9th, 2012 — 5:09pm  |  Reply

Cherie Henderson said:

Congratulations Katie! Your post brought tears to my eyes. I’m inspired by the way you use your talent and testimony to glorify God. You are as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside.

Blessings,
Cherie

August 9th, 2012 — 7:01pm  |  Reply

Lorrie Rulla said:

Katie, This is an awesome way to bring freedom to those in bondage from eating disorders. I am believing that this is only the beginning of what God has for you because of your intense Love for Him. I would love to take a survey of those who would like to see a ” Christian Food Show ” featuring you with your Delicious recipes, Daily Devotions,And Wisdom. xo

August 9th, 2012 — 10:17pm  |  Reply

{darlene} @fieldstonehilldesign said:

How wonderful!!! I know your testimony will bless so many as it has me! Thank you for being an open vessel to be used by Him!!!!
And congrats on your new home!

August 9th, 2012 — 10:24pm  |  Reply

Kesha Thomas said:

Oh, wow Katie! This is just so amazing and exciting!! God is SO good and you are such a bright beautiful light! Can’t wait to continue to see how God blesses you guys and Dashing Dish!

August 10th, 2012 — 1:14am  |  Reply

Sarah Robbins said:

I am so proud of you my sweet sister! God is doing amazing things through you, for His glory! And the cool thing? He’s just beginning!

I love you Kate! I am so proud of you!

Love, Sarah

August 13th, 2012 — 7:28pm  |  Reply

Amy said:

I had no idea that’s how uncle rays made their frozen yogurt I’ll have to pop on over to try it out! Thank you for this blog! You are such an inspiration!

August 14th, 2012 — 6:36am  |  Reply

Marcia Hooker said:

When will the 700 Club air your story…don’t want to miss it… I’m sure that it will be inspirational… :-)

August 15th, 2012 — 9:31pm  |  Reply

Janelle said:

You are such a doll…congratulations on the new home{s} and the 700 club!!!!!!

August 15th, 2012 — 10:47pm  |  Reply

Kim @ Sweet Heart Eats said:

I’m so happy for you. So many wonderful things coming your way! :) Congratulations! You deserve it!!

I don’t think I’ve ever commented on your blog before, but wanted to let you know that you’re such an inspiration (in so many ways). As someone who struggles with disordered eating (and has so for about 15 years) I hope that I can have a break through as you did, some day. Your blog is beautiful and so are you, inside and out!

August 17th, 2012 — 11:09am  |  Reply

Adrienne said:

I just stumbled upon your blog. What a blessing the Lord has done in your life. Thank you for sharing your story. Its so encouragingly awesome!!!!! Congrats.

August 18th, 2012 — 1:54am  |  Reply

Rochelle said:

You are such an inspiring Women.. Just happen to come across your blog and am totally hooked when all of a sudden I realize you are a Jesus lover and from Michigan. Can it get any better. :) Congratulations on your blessings!

August 28th, 2012 — 11:14pm  |  Reply

Kimberly said:

I’m so behind on the times!! Congrats on everything! Moving is so much fun even with all the craziness! So excited for you road ahead for you. I know you’ve inspired me and many many others!

September 4th, 2012 — 8:51pm  |  Reply

kim berglund said:

Katie you truly are a beautiful person inside and out. My sister introduced this site to me because I started my husband and I on weight watchers. my husband is a paraplegic and has some weight issues with a whole lot of other issues and you make this process much much easier for us and then reading your story about your move I find out your in Michigan I am from Windsor Ontario and shop over there all the time I love the deals. Thank you for all your hard work it is much appreciated. I have some other sites that I use for recipes for weight watchers but yours seems to have become my favourite.

Thanks

November 7th, 2012 — 11:33pm  |  Reply

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