Crumbs – The Woman Who Threw Her Bible Under the Bed

“For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it . … Continue reading

The Woman Who Threw Her Bible Under the Bed

                    Have you ever been so frustrated you threw your Bible under the bed? I once heard a speaker say she did exactly that. Like you, I was shocked. How could she do such a thing? I’ve heard you shouldn’t set the Bible on the floor. But to throw it under the bed? Oh my! This woman had become exasperated … Continue reading

15-Minute Chicken Gumbo

 This is a Weight Watchers recipe. It’s super easy, filling and really good. It definitely passed the husband test.              15-Minute Chicken Gumbo – 8 points Prep time: 7 min Cook time: 10 min Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 spray(s) cooking spray 16 oz frozen gumbo-style vegetables, okra, pepper and onion 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour 29 oz canned … Continue reading

Crumbs: The Secret to a Happy Heart

For the secret to a happy heart, find your answer through the words of: *SCIENCE:                        Can someone die from a broken heart? It’s known to medical science as ‘Broken Heart Syndrome.’ The condition is rarely fatal but can lead to death in association with other response such as the suppression of the immune system. The … Continue reading

For Lonely Hearts on Valentine’s Day

As we approach Valentine’s Day, how would you describe the emotional state of your heart? Joyful?  Sad? Indifferent? For some, it’s just another day. For others, it’s a time to send or receive cards, flowers and/or candy. But for many, it’s a sad reminder of a lost love, or a loneliness magnified by the onslaught … Continue reading

Serendipity’s Best Kept Secret: Frrrozen Hot Chocolate

As some of you know, my husband and I lived in New York for seven years. By the way, NYC gets a bad rap; we loved it! What’s not to love with so much to do, people to meet and all those great places to eat?     In the Upper East Side of Manhattan, there’s an … Continue reading

Crumbs: For Writers, Singles and Anyone Open to Surprises

“A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.” Karl Kraus (Austrian Journalist, Critic, Playwright and Poet, 1874-1936 Hmmm. I wonder. Does this mean I’m a writer? 🙂  And yet, I quote Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?”     “The Oxford English Dictionary lists over 250,000 distinct … Continue reading

A Riddle, a Word and the Land of Surprises

Do you have a favorite word? I do. When you solve this riddle, you’ll know what it is. It’s a fun word, fresh and full of energy. It skips across your tongue and tickles your fancy just to say it. It’s a mysterious phenomenon, many-faceted in its delivery. It can come when you least expect … Continue reading

Pork Medallions with Sauteed Apples

This is another great recipe from Taste of Home Everyday Light Meals sent in by Clara Coulston from Ohio. I fixed it this week and it’s delicious, as well as light on the calories.                                                               Pork Medallion with Sauteed Apples – Prep Time: 30 minutes  Yield: 4 servings 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch slices 3/4 tsp. dried … Continue reading

Crumbs – For Love of Children, Biological and Otherwise

    BLOGGING:  “. . . blogging is about cultivating mutually beneficial relationships with an ever-growing online readership . . . .” Alister Cameron To my faithful readers:  You are the reason I blog!      FAITH:  “Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.” Khalil Gibran                                                           When I … Continue reading