A Well-Oiled Machine, #4 in 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

                      (Note: I apologize for any confusion I’ve caused in the numbering of the posts. Although this is the 8th post, it’s #4 of the 7 characteristics. Therefore, from now on, I’ll omit the post numbers. My plan is for there to be only three more Food for Thought posts in the series. But, since … Continue reading

Dale’s Appetizer

Autumn leaves, cooler weather and FOOTBALL! Here’s an appetizer from my friend, Carolyn that is just made for snacking while watching the game or just visiting with friends. Dale’s Appetizer 1 package regular flavor Tennessee Pride pork sausage 2/3 cup chopped green onions (one package of green onions works well) 1 – 12oz. jar yellow … Continue reading

Unlocking the Perfect Church, Crumbs Category in 7 Characteristics Series

“The greatest need of the church today is more of the presence and power of the Spirit of God. O that Christians were roused to greater earnestness and importunity in prayer! I believe that the greatest revival the church has ever seen would result. God help us, each one, to be faithful in doing our … Continue reading

Unlocking the Perfect Church, Part 7 of 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

Consider this scenario with me. Church goers all across America show up next Sunday, only to find the doors padlocked. Signs are plastered across the front of every church. The message is clear. “No gathering in God’s Name allowed. Anyone who enters this building will be prosecuted.” What would we do? Some of us might … Continue reading

Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake

This afternoon, our neighbor Kathy brought us two pieces of this yummy cake. It’s very rich but delicious. And it’s simple to make. Try it; everyone will love it. Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake 2 cups chocolate chips (divided) 2 cups pecan halves (divided) ¾ cup melted butter ½ cup evaporated milk 1 (14 oz.) bag … Continue reading

Crumbs for Please Pass the Manna, Part 6: 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

(If you missed the post preceding this one, look under Food for Thought in this blog  for 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church, Part 6: Please Pass the Manna.) “The body is like a piano, and happiness is like music. It is needful to have the instrument in good order.” Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – … Continue reading

7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church, Part 6: Please Pass the Manna

Technologists and researchers claim it’s only a matter of time before the age of 100 will be the new 50. According to David A. Kekich, a recognized expert on longevity science, “. . . we’re getting very close to making that happen. Instead of deteriorating with age, and going into a slow steady decline, we’re … Continue reading

Chicken Spaghetti

Don’t  you love the cooler Fall weather that blesses us with a break between steaming hot and freezing cold temperatures? It’s also a time I think of recipes for yummy, warm comfort foods. Here’s one for you. It’s a from my friend Jeannie’s kitchen. It’s easy, delicious and one the whole family will love. Chicken … Continue reading

A Life Less than Perfect (Crumbs), Part 5: 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

“More than Santa Claus, your sister knows when you’ve been bad and good.” Linda Sunshine (Christopher Moore, excerpt from Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ’s Childhood Pal) “It’s sarcasm, Josh.” “Sarcasm?” “It’s from the Greek, sarkasmos. To bite the lips. It means that you aren’t really saying what you mean, but people will get … Continue reading

A Less Than Perfect Life — Part 5 of series: 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

  As a young girl, I looked up to my older sister, Christine. I knew she was smarter than I was. And she didn’t get into trouble near as much as I did. Perhaps that’s why I would sometimes use hurtful words to taunt her. Especially if I was losing an argument. Determined to have … Continue reading