Little Pitchers Crumbs

 “The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.”  English Proverb   “Faith is the morning star of obedience.”  Charles Haddon Spurgeon            “Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.”  Unknown      “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all … Continue reading

Paper Bag Apple Pie

Football games,           This, by the way, is our daughter Lisa on her horse, Sundance, escorting Curtis’ Warrior football team into the stadium for a Friday night game.) cool weather, and warm sweaters.                                                   Falling leaves, yellow chrysanthemums,                              and crisp apples.        I’ve decided fall is my favorite time of the year.  A friend … Continue reading

Little Pitchers Have Big Ears

Children hear and understand far more than we realize.  You discovered this the first time your two-year-old mimicked your anger or harsh words.  But, oh how it warmed your heart when that same child picked up on a positive thing you taught or modeled in your life.     When the youngest of our five daughters … Continue reading

Travelin’ Food-Fried Chicken/Pimento Sandwiches

        Over the years, our family did a lot of traveling together.  This was long before electronic games and videos.   Frankly, it took a lot more ingenuity to travel in our day.  The girls created their imaginary lines, daring their sisters to cross them.  Instead of electronic games, we played games like cow poker and I Spy.  When … Continue reading

The Great Debunk

       Tea for two and a dream come true can soon become hot dogs for five and the will to survive.  Imagine a cartoon of a bedraggled mother with four or five children hanging on her.  The words of Proverbs 31:28 grace the top of the cartoon.  “Her children shall rise up and … Continue reading

The Great Debunk Crumbs

                                                                                                                                                           “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”  Proverbs 9:10a                                                      “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown.”  Proverbs 12:4                                                                                                                          ”A wife of noble character who can find?  She is worth far more than rubies.  Proverbs 31:10                           “He who finds a wife finds what is … Continue reading

Bred to Spread Crumbs

 “Blessings are like presents.  Large or small, it’s the thought that counts:”   Elizabeth Welsh “Blessings are like chicken pox.  They’re bred to spread.”  Elizabeth Welsh                                                                                                         “When we bless others, we offer them refuge from an indifferent world.”  Rachel Naomi Remen                                                                  “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”  Romans 12:14 NIV

Bred to Spread Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball

                                                                                                                                    Share this yummy appetizer at your next party or get-together, and you’re sure to  bless and impress everyone.                                                                                                           1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened                              2 Tblsp. brown sugar ½ cup butter, softened                                                 ¾ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips ¼ tsp. vanilla                                                                     ¾ cup chopped pecans ¾ cup powdered sugar Beat cream cheese, butter, … Continue reading

Bred To Spread

You sneeze and a familiar voice from your childhood rings in your head.  “Cover your mouth!”  Good advice, especially if you’re spraying something contagious.  Consider with me the idea that God’s blessings in our lives should be contagious, but not something we hide or hoard.  Blessings are like chicken pox.  They’re bred to spread.  In … Continue reading

Scrumptious Baked Spaghetti

This dish is sure to be a huge hit with your family, from age 3 to 101. It’s true. My mother-in-law will be 101 years old on September 24th.   She was a good cook in her day, but loves it now when I fix baked spaghetti for her.  It’s also my husband’s  latest favorite dish.   By the way, my mother-in-law loves … Continue reading