Wise Men Still Seek Him: A Charge to the Church with a Christmas Message

(Note: If this is the first post you’ve read of 7 characteristics of a Perfect Church, you can find the whole series under the Food for Thought Category in this blog, devosanddumplings.wordpress.com)   When I think of God’s charge to the church, my mind returns to New York City and the aftermath of 9/11. That … Continue reading

Abigail’s Pecan Pie

This is our 17-year-old granddaughter, Abigail on her horse in Kansas. Recently, we visited her family in Carlisle, Barracks, PA. We enjoyed spending time with Brian, Katie, Abigail, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Hannah. Oh, and their golden retriever, Tanner. From a dance party with Brian and Katie to enjoying the snow while cutting down a Christmas … Continue reading

When the Soul Goes Dark #7 of The 7 Characteristics of a Perfect Church

It’s dark outside. And the shadows of the night linger in my soul. I just woke up from a dream gone bad. I know in my mind it’s not real. Yet, I still feel the emotions. Webster describes this as a nightmare, a dream that causes fear, horror or distress. In my dream, I lost … Continue reading

Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

Recently, we enjoyed visiting with our special friend, Mary H. At dinner, she served pumpkin mushroom soup. It’s a delicious recipe  from a restaurant in Wilmington, DE. Try it over Christmas holidays. You’ll love it; I promise! Pumpkin Mushroom Soup   1 pound mushrooms (20-24 medium mushrooms=6 cups sliced) 1 cup chopped onions 4 tbsp. Butter … Continue reading