Passing the Tests One Step at a Time

It’s Monday morning, a new day and the beginning of a productive week. Right?  What is it about Monday mornings that awakens a desire for a fresh start? If only we could gather all our lingering disappointments and throw them out with last week’s newspapers. Wouldn’t that be great? I wish I had a dollar … Continue reading

The Fate of Skeptics – Crumbs

Note: If you missed yesterday’s post, The Fate of Skeptics, it precedes this one. So, you might want to check it out. (posted 4/21) “Doubts are the ants in the pants of faith. They keep it awake and moving.” Frederick Buechner   Everyone- pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist – has to answer these questions: ‘Where did I … Continue reading

The Fate of Skeptics

On this, the day after Easter, I’m wondering about the fate of skeptics. Are you or do you know someone “who habitually doubts or questions?” That, by the way, is Webster’s definition of a skeptic. There’s always hope for the one who doubts. For questions can lead to answers. And the right answers can lead … Continue reading

Apple Dumplings – The Easiest and Best Ever

Today, I have a surprise recipe for you. It has a surprise ingredient. But also, it will surprise you how easy and delicious it is. My friend, Jackie recently served it and everyone raved about it. Thanks, Jackie!   Apple Dumplings             (If you’re feeding only a few, you can halve the recipe so you … Continue reading

Why do Great Men Fall? An Easter Message

It was Easter morning and the sun shone brightly over the gathering crowd. No, it wasn’t Jesus’ followers coming to witness an empty tomb. But it could have been. A number of years ago, our friends took us to the Easter service at their church in their city. The air in the stadium bristled with … Continue reading

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Guests – Crumbs

(Note: If you missed the post preceding this one, check it out in the Food for Thought category on this blog. How To Get Rid of Unwanted Guest)   “It is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington                    A bad mood makes bad company. ELW   “When you kill time, … Continue reading

How to Get Rid of an Unwanted Guest

You may have wondered why I didn’t post last week. Honestly, I wish I had made the effort. I would have enjoyed being with you much more than being stuck with an unwanted guest at my house. I didn’t work on a post because I didn’t feel like it. I’d like to tell you I … Continue reading