For the Love of Children, Biological and Otherwise!

                                                                By Monday morning, I’ve usually completed the rough draft of my weekly devo. Alas, when I went to bed last night, I had nothing. It’s truly a miracle, this blog. By God’s grace, I’ve been able to post every week (except for planned breaks) for the past year and a half. God continues to … Continue reading

Homemade Salsa Five Ways

Here’s a recipe you might want to use it if you’re hosting a Super Bowl party next week. It’s taken from C.C. Owens Multi-tasking in the Kitchen (posted on August 5, 2011) The salsa is light, fresh and bursting with flavor. Bonus: Owens includes 5 other ways to use the salsa. Great ideas to save time and eat healthy!  Homemade Salsa  … Continue reading

Crumbs – God’s Learning Curve

WOMEN WHO FACED GOD’S LEARNING CURVE       Queen Esther, A Woman of Courage “There is in every true woman’s heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, 1820 … Continue reading

God’s Learning Curve

     “You can complain because the roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.” Ziggy Good News Alert! God’s learning curve is not only doable; it’s paved with promises. Promises of trouble, as well as blessings. You may wonder why that’s good news. Why would a caring God mix trouble with blessings? Because God’s … Continue reading

Chicken Marsala

          Okay, folks. I lost seven pounds my first week on Weight Watchers! Yea! I haven’t gotten the hang of the point system yet, so I probably didn’t eat as much food as I could have. And yet I ate healthy, wasn’t hungry and got a good jump start on losing. I know every week won’t … Continue reading

Crumbs – Warning! Learning Curve Ahead

“The Christian writer does not decide what would be good for the world and proceed to deliver it. Like a very doubtful Jacob, he confronts what stands in his path and wonders if he will come out of the struggle at all.” – Flannery O’Connor        “I wake up every day with the realization that this … Continue reading

Warning! Learning Curve Ahead

                                                                                                                When is the last time you were overwhelmed by a learning curve? Life seems to be filled with them. When we face a new challenge, wouldn’t it be convenient if someone would warn us or at least prepare us. “Warning! Learning curve ahead. Turn here to find an easier route.” At my age, … Continue reading

Cranberry Spinach Salad – The Ultimate Friendship

Here’s the recipe I served with the Chicken Rice Casserole. You can also serve it with Chicken Marsala. I haven’t tried the recipe yet but I’ll let you know if it’s a good one. These recipes also come from Taste of Home, Everyday Light Meals.  It seems to me you could adjust the sugar and have less carbs. Either way, … Continue reading

Crumbs – The Ultimate Friendship

  Concerning Social Networking: “Quit counting fans, followers and blog subscribers like bottle caps. Think, instead, about what you’re hoping to achieve with and through the community that actually cares about what you’re doing.” – Amber Naslund of Social Media Today Concerning God’s Facebook: “The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a … Continue reading

The Ultimate Friendship

  Has God friended you yet? It’s quite different than a Facebook encounter. God’s friending goes beyond reaching out to a slew of people to become better acquainted. That’s not a bad thing, with people or with God. Millions go to church every Sunday hoping to get to know God better. That’s a good place … Continue reading