After While, Crocodile – a Tribute to One Feisty Lady

(Note: Sorry I missed last week. It was an emotional blur. Writing this tribute to my mother-in-law was therapeutic for me. I realize it’s a bit long, so thanks for letting me share it with you. I hope somehow you’ll be blessed by it.)     On October 10th, Jay and I traveled to Delaware for a short visit with … Continue reading

Good God, Morning!

In the late 60’s, I heard a football player for the Miami Dolphins share his God story. I’ll never forget Norm Evan’s words, for they helped to form my life perspective as a new believer. “I used to wake up and say, ‘Good God, morning!’ Now I wake up and say, “Good morning, God!” Why … Continue reading

Apple Cake with Caramel Glaze

I got this recipe from my friend, Jeannie. It is delicious! Apple Cake             1 cup oil 2 cups sugar 3 eggs (beaten) 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. salt 3 cups flour (Best with regular flour, not bread flour) 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. cinnamon 3 cups sliced apples 1 cup nuts Grease and flour 2 … Continue reading

Crumbs – Wrestling with God

                                                                            “He can outrun, outlift, outwrestle and throw down any man in Sangamon County,” said Bill Green, a store clerk in New Salem, Ill., as he watched the 22-year-old Lincoln whip all comers one day in 1831.” Fun Facts about Abraham Lincoln    “Whatever happens with wrestling, my family comes first. Wrestling is in my blood, … Continue reading

Wrestling with God – A Royal Rumble

                                                    What do Abraham Lincoln, Hulk Hogan and Jacob, son of Isaac have in common? Wrestling!  Not only to succeed in the ring, but to establish their place in history, as well. In 1830, young Lincoln was the wrestling champion of his county in Illinois. Today, he is better known as … Continue reading

Suz-achino Frozen Coffee – (How to be Perfect . . . Post)

   This is my new friend, Susan Stilwell . I met her last week at a wrtier’s retreat. This summer, she played around with recipes until she concocted what she says is “THE BEST frozen coffee drink, and it’s as good as a Starbucks Frappachino.”  She also says it’s “quick and easy to make . . . And … Continue reading

Crumbs – How to be Perfect When You Know You’re Not

                                                              “Actually, I can’t imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.” Hugh Mackay                                                  I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect. Edward Gibbon I heard the following illustration years ago. It certainly makes me … Continue reading

How to be Perfect when You Know You’re Not

             Change is coming! (Note: Upon the advice of the leaders in my writer’s group, I’m changing the schedule for posting on my blog. You’ll no longer receive three posts on Wednesdays. On Monday, I’ll post my devotion to start your week with Food for Thought. On Wednesday, I’ll post the Crumbs category to reinforce the devo with … Continue reading