Conflicts and Communication in Friendship and Marriage – Crumbs for When Opposites Collide . . . .

  “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.” William Arthur Ward                                                            “A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” Woodrow Wyatt   “The goal … Continue reading

When Opposites Collide: Getting Past the Conflicts

  We’ve all heard the adage “opposites attract.” When I was growing up, my best friend and I were opposite in a number of ways. She enjoyed playing dolls; I preferred playing outdoors. She was shy; I was outgoing. However, we must have shared more common interests than not. We enjoyed being together and were … Continue reading

Crumbs – A Personal Declaration of Self-Endowed Rights

  “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time; the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”  Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774.                         “Our natural, inalienable rights are now considered to be a dispensation from government, and freedom has never been so fragile, so close to … Continue reading

A Personal Declaration of Self-Endowed Rights

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776 According to our Founding Fathers, you and I have God-given rights to … Continue reading

Crumbs for Three Fun Focusing Tips

 “My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.” Martin Luther            “Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord . . . . “  Ephesians 5:19 “When we leave ourselves … Continue reading

Three Fun Focusing Tips

If you’re like me, there are times when you could use suggestions on how to control your thoughts. Here are three tips that help me to focus while lifting my spirits, as well.   LISTEN to Christian music. Most mornings, I wake up feeling groggy, unfocused and without a hint of motivation. Over the past year, I’ve formed … Continue reading

Frozen Neapolitan Pie

I made this dessert for our family recently and they loved it! I asked how they would rate it from 1 to 10 and whether I should post it on my blog. They said it was a 10 and yes, I should post it. So, dear ones, here it is. Enjoy! Frozen Neapolitan Pie   … Continue reading

Focus, Courage, Wisdom, Surrender – CRUMBS for The Key to Overcoming SADD

Focusing on God: “With God in control of our mind’s eye, we see how each day’s activities can bless the world and represent Him. We notice small things that others miss and we will remember key ideas, names, places and facts that God will use to glorify His name.” Mindy Hirst                                                         “Courage is a … Continue reading

The Key to Overcoming SADD

(Note: If you missed last week’s post, I shared my struggle with what I call Spiritual Attention Deficit Disorder (SADD). If you’d like to read it, look on the right side of the homepage of my blog. It’s called Overcoming SADD – Focus, Focus, Focus!  It can also be found with previous posts in the … Continue reading

Country Captain Chicken

Try this yummy recipe this week-end. It’s sure to please everyone. 🙂 Country Captain Chicken      ½ c. flour 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1 ½ lbs. boneless chicken Vegetable oil 2 medium onions 2 medium green peppers 1 clove garlic, minced 2 cans diced tomatoes ¼ cup raisins 2 tsp. curry ¾ tsp. salt … Continue reading