The Greatest Joy – A Revelation Worth Celebrating

Last week, I asked you to think about what ignites your greatest joy. We all experience joy in many different ways. But the emphasis here is on greatest joy. I so wish we could sit down together and discuss your answer. You’ll be interested to know what I’ve learned so far. From the conversations and … Continue reading

Cheese Grits – Best Ever

I recently saw a cartoon I think you’ll like. Question concerning an older couple: How long have they been married?” Answer: “Long enough to be on their second bottle of Tabasco Sauce.” I love that. In September, we’ll have been married for 55 years. Hmmm. I wonder if I still have the same bottle of Tabasco. … Continue reading

Finding Joy, Regarless of our Circumstances – Crumbs

“One of the secrets of getting more done is to make a to do list every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.” Jean De La Fontaine “When introverts go to church, we crave sanctuary in every sense of the word, as we flee … Continue reading

Finding Joy, Regardless of our Circumstances

What brings you joy? For some, it’s when you check everything off your “to do” list.  For others of us, joy abounds when we manage to make a list. We really don’t expect to complete everything. In fact, we’re pretty sure we won’t. But, hey, it relieves the stress to make the list, doesn’t it? Perhaps … Continue reading

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Dry Falls in Highlands, NC – Due to all the rain, the water flow was greater than I’ve ever seen it. This past week-end, our family (those who could come) gathered in Highlands, NC to celebrate Millie’s new adventure with RGM (Redeemed Girl Ministries), and to bid her farewell as she moves to San Antonio, … Continue reading

Three Years and Running – Crumbs

(Note from me: To all those who wrote to encourage me to stay the course with Devos and Dumplings, I thank you. Hopefully, this post will encourage those of you who face challenges in your life pursuits, as well as your need to know God. That just about includes all of us, doesn’t it?) “It’s when … Continue reading

Three Years and Running – But Where and Why?

This month marks a truly miraculous milestone. In August, 2010, I launched this blog. It’s miraculous because I had no idea what I was doing. In fact, I introduced my first post with this disclaimer: “Thanks for checking out my very first blog.  This is a test to see if a technically challenged grandmother can … Continue reading

The Golden Years Gone Awry – Crumbs

“Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.” Bill Cosby “Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” Samuel Ullman           “This image … Continue reading

The Golden Years Gone Awry

I’m convinced the process of aging is God’s way of whetting our appetite for heaven. How do I know this? Because I can hardly wait for my new body unhindered by the aches and pains of old age. Speaking of aches and pains, a group of senior citizens were drinking coffee and talking about their … Continue reading

Taco Casserole

My friend, Amelia and I enjoy varied connections. Her sister married my brother. And then, later, we were sorority sisters at the University of Georgia. We ended up marrying the guys we were dating then. And now, we’re reconnected. Amelia’s a great cook and shared a number of her recipes with me. This is one of them. Enjoy! … Continue reading