Get a Life


Do you know you’re dead? The life you’re living right now is dead, pointless, hopeless, going nowhere.

You need to get a life.

There is only one way to really find life, hope, meaning, purpose, love, and happiness.

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Visit our NEW site!

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Hi friends!

We’d like to invite y’all to visit our new site:

Notice that oh-so-important “the” in front of our name? That’s right, we’re THE Coers Family. It’s legit now. Over there you’ll find all the latest recipe posts, funny stories, parenting tips and more from our family. We want y’all to keep in touch and stay connected to us through our new and improved site.

You can also stay connected though FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. We’re all over the place! So pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and hang out with us for a spell. We’re sure glad you stopped by.


Laundry Soap Recipe and what your Pinterest boards and pins say about you

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Coers Family Laundry Soap


Our family of eight – soon to be nine – can dirty up some clothes, let me tell you. Plus we have twins in cloth diapers. Our laundry is no joke. To save money, my husband recently explored Pinterest to look for a good DIY homemade laundry soap recipe. I’m always fascinated when I catch a guy on Pinterest. It’s like seeing a wild animal wandering around in the city.

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Hi y’all! Long time, no hear – I know. We have had our hands full with the twins learning to walk and our two year old learning to be a bossy little lady. Plus our three teens are doing well in school. And of course, baby number seven is growing and kicking up a storm. We’ll be having a gender sonogram soon! It’s an exciting time in our house. We’re using our slow cooker more than ever.

Our new website is up and running, and updated more often. Check us out at

Spaghetti is a great weeknight meal for a large family like ours. It’s an inexpensive dish, and when prepared with love, it can be super tasty. I love making spaghetti sauce in our Crock Pot. A few hours of slow cooking gives this beefy sauce a rich flavor. And it couldn’t be easier to throw together a delicious batch of Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce.

Head on over to our site to get our recipe for delicious, hearty spaghetti sauce in your slow cooker:

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Give hope to the hopeless

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11


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Children are the very picture of Hope. They represent all the bright possibilities of a life unlived, and dreams not yet realized. Their potential can never be accurately measured. They are the hope of their parents, the hope of a generation, the hope of a better future.

Hope is by definition a wish with an expectation of fulfillment. As Christians we have the ultimate Hope. Because of our Lord, we can Hope for the fulfillment of His Glory and to one day stand before Him in worship. It is a beautiful Hope. As Americans, we have the luxury of hope for a better tomorrow. We have opportunities and the resources to work for a better future for ourselves and our families. We plan for retirement, save up for college funds, dream of a better life for our children and grandchildren.

But hope is not a feeling everyone can share. There are families today surrounded by the harshest realities of poverty who can not imagine a better tomorrow. For them, there is no dream of something more – there is only the crushing struggle to survive another day. Things we take for granted: education, comfort, happiness are beyond their reach.


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“LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.” – Psalm 10:17

Christ has given us the ultimate Hope. And as His servants, we can extend hope to others.

Watch a video about the power of Sponsoring a Child with Compassion.

Right now you have the power to lift someone out of the dark and into a world of hope. When you sponsor a child with Compassion International you give them hope. You give them a reason to expect things will get better. You give them the tools they need to work towards a brighter future. You give them the opportunity to receive an education, nutritious food, health care, and most importantly you give them love. Hope can not exist without love. Through your sponsorship and your letters, you communicate a very real and active love to a child in need.

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No child should ever have to face the day void of hope. Visit Compassion International’s site and see the faces of children in desperate need of hope. It is a precious gift you can give. Share that beautiful gift today.

 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” – Revelation 21:4

Help make a difference in the lives of children in need. Now is the time to sponsor a child.

Cake Mix Cookie Roundup: Our Top 10 Family Favorites

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I may have to start calling myself The Cake Mix Cookie Queen. I love making cake mix cookies. It’s so simple to take a box of cake mix, add butter and a couple of eggs and a few yummy extras and make a delicious batch of cookies in a flash. I’ve come up with several cake mix cookie recipes for our family blog, and in this post you’ll find our family’s top ten favorites.

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You can change the world


This week has been an eye opening week. We’ve talked in the past about sponsoring a child. After reading David Platt’s Radical we know in our hearts our going-through-the-motions life of “being good” Christianity is hollow. God calls us to have a heart for the poor and a desire to give sacrificially. But as it often happens, our daily lives pushed aside those feelings as we focused again on the mundane.

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Training for a bigger event


Recently I had been training for my first 5K this upcoming September. But God has revealed his plan for a much grander event, coming this Winter.

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Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese


Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese

I love squash. It’s delicious! I love the subtle nutty flavor, the yellow color, and I really appreciate all the wonderful health benefits. Yellow squash is a good source of vitamin C and vitamin A, magnesium, fiber, folate, copper, riboflavin and phosphorus.

My family, however, does not like squash. That’s okay. This Sneak Attack Mac and Cheese makes sure they get a dose of this very good-for-you vegetable.

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Cherry Jello Poke Cake – and driving way too fast


Cherry Jello Poke Cake


I have officially lost my taste for driving in the city. I can’t handle it! This past weekend I drove over to the big city of Austin, Texas for a MommyCon Mini. It’s been years since I’ve driven in a city with more than 20,000 people in it. Anything bigger than a two-lane road makes my palms sweat. I was a little freaked out when I merged into the flow of traffic as I entered Austin.

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