Denise Heidel


Forsyth Magazines writer since 2008. Denise hails from Gastonia, but grew up in Kernersville. With two brief stints living in other states (Texas and Ohio), Forsyth County kept calling her home, where she plans to stay. Denise has a grown son, Charlie, and shares her home with husband, Wayne, a local drummer. Denise loves her coffee and also loves animals, especially cats. In her spare time, Denise is an active volunteer for Proverbs 31 Ministries and serves in several capacities. Denise also writes a faith-based blog, On writing for Forsyth Magazines, Denise said, “I am so blessed to be a part of this incredible team, to meet these wonderful local business owners and to interact with our super-supportive readers!”

My Worship-Full Life

Last January, I began a variation of “My Grace-Full Life,” focusing on different ways to be “full.”  This year, we’ve covered “Peace-Full,” “Mercy-Full,” “Joy-Full,” “Faith-Full,” “Hope-Full,” “Truth-Full,” “Fruit-Full,” “Mind-Full,” “Prayer-Full,”

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My Thank-Full Life

We’re in the home stretch of this “full-ness” project that began last January.  And this month is about “My Thank-Full Life.”  It may seem like a Captain Obvious choice for

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My Prayer-Full Life

So far this year – we’ve covered “My Grace-Full-Life,” followed by “Peace-Full,” “Mercy-Full,” “Joy-Full,” “Faith-Full,” “Hope-Full,” “Truth-Full,” “Fruit-Full,” and “Mind-Full.”  After this issue, we’ll wrap up the year with “My

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The Kitchen Tune-Up Team

Kitchen Tune-Up started in 1988, and after decades of fine-tuning their process, they franchised in 2017.  Peter Mahoney is a local franchisee (or “Tunie,” as the Home Office folks, or

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Be Kind Coffee: The Fall Menu

School is back in season, and that means the fall season is right around the corner.  For many, fall is a favorite season.  Certainly, that is the case for the

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My Mind-Full Life

We’re in the home stretch of this series based on My Grace-Full Life.  We wrap up in December, and with only four more issues to go – this month, we’re

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My Fruit-Full Life

One of my favorite topics in the Bible is the Fruit of the Spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness,

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