Raw Deals and Real Blessings

Perception is not necessarily 20/20. We’ve all encountered unfair treatment along the way. Perhaps you’ve gotten a raw deal due to circumstances, inequity or a seemingly diabolical twist of so-called fate. Or you may have gotten a raw deal due to someone’s selfishness at your expense. Is it possible what seems like a raw deal … Continue reading

Baked Polenta with Sausage and Artichoke Hearts

                                                                                                       This is one of Martha Stewart’s recipes. I made it this week for our Bible Study Brunch. Everyone liked it and my husband enjoyed the leftovers. Friend and hubby approved! If yours looks like Martha Stewart’s, it looks pretty, too. I couldn’t find a picture to show you. Anyway, it tastes good!  Baked Polenta … Continue reading

Crumbs – Fixers Extraordinaire

  “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ                               “If you live gladly to make others glad in God, your life will be hard, your risks will be high, and your joy … Continue reading

Fixers Extraordinaire

Christians who have studied the Bible know well the teaching of Romans 8:28. We cut our spiritual teeth on the truth of God’s love and sovereignty. To us, God’s promise rings loud and clear. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called … Continue reading

If I Was God

To me, the greatest surprise in life is that God continues to show up. You’d think the way the world treats Him, He’d give up on the human race. You’d think He’d get disgusted and leave us to our own demise. But He doesn’t; what does He do? He keeps on showing up. Skeptics dismiss Him; atheists … Continue reading

Turkey Chili with Black Beans

This is a Weight Watchers recipe, except I decrease the chili powder and Creole seasoning by half. It’s also good without the chilis, especially if you have a husband who doesn’t love spicy food. I think this chili is better than the traditional kind, and it’s much healthier. I’ve made it a couple of times recently and … Continue reading

Crumbs – Good News from a Distant Land

Recipe for a Military Spouse (unknown source) 1 1/2 cups Patience 1 cup Courage 3/4 cup Tolerance dash of Adventure 1 pound of Ability To the above ingredients: Add 2 tablespoons elbow grease and let stand alone for one year. Marinate frequently with salty tears. Pour off excess fat and sprinkle ever so lightly with … Continue reading

Good News from a Distant Land

“Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land.” Proverbs 25:25 When is the last time you heard or read good news on behalf of our military? Are you weary from the barrage of negative coverage? Positive reports are few and far between, aren’t they?Take heart! Today, I offer your … Continue reading

Summer Fruit ‘n Pasta Salad

I don’t make pasta salads very often, but I really liked this one. The fruit  adds a nice touch.  It’s a  recipe from Taste of Home Everyday Light Meals. I recently served it at a neighborhood cook-out and it makes a lot, so adjust accordingly. You might want to try it as a side dish with Easter dinner.       … Continue reading

Crumbs – Authenticity versus Platitudes and Pat Answers

“’Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse, ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’ ‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit. ‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always … Continue reading