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Interview: The tension of living in our unfinished stories

With Leigh Makenzie: How do we cling to Jesus in the middle of our unresolved stories: a look at parenting teens!

Season 1, episode 9
39 min / Published

Episode 9 -How do we handle being in the middle of unresolved stories as followers of Jesus? Join Stephanie Rousselle and Leigh Makenzie as they explore what it means to parent college-bound high schoolers today, what it takes to release control into the hands of a much-better-than-us God, what adoption teaches us about the heart of God, and much more!

In our next episode, we will resume our trek through the gospel of Matthew: stay tuned!

Show notes

Thank you for listening to Gospel Spice today!

Remember to check out www.gospel-spice.com and www.stephanie-rousselle.com for more info, as well as #donkeyforJesus since it was mentioned in this episode!

As promised, here are all the links to find Leigh Mackenzie online and on social media!

The Church Girl Writes Dill Sauce for Baked Salmon

(easy enough for a tween to make!)

  • 1/2 C Mayonnaise
  • 1 T Half and Half
  • 1/2-1 t Dill Pickle Juice (from pickle jar!)
  • 2 T Fresh or 1/2 T dried dill


Mix together Mayo and half and half. Allow to thicken. Add dill and stir. Use pickle juice to thin to the right consistency--it should stay in place when you plate your salmon and sauce (not too runny!).

The Church Girl Writes Fabulous Pumpkin (Gospel) Spice Cake/Cookies

(easy enough for a teen to make for Thanksgiving!)

  • 1 box of Spice cake mix
  • 1 29 oz. can of pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 can cream cheese frosting
  • 1 C chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)


Oven 350. Mix spice cake and pumpkin puree. 
Pour into a 9 x11" greased baking pan 
Drop by spoonfuls on parchment-covered baking sheets

Bake cake for 40-45 minutes, until center is set OR bake cookies for 
10-13 minutes. Allow to cool. 

Spread cream cheese frosting on as thick as possible and top with chopped nuts.

How's that for some GOSPEL SPICE?

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