When the Well Runs Dry

What do you do when your mouth is so dry, you can hardly swallow? You pour yourself a big glass of the only thing that will quench your thirst. Water! But what if you were in a desert where there is a well, but it has run dry. You’re literally parched and you’d give anything … Continue reading

Chicken Casserole with Cashews and Chow Mein Noodles

Hi Folks, running out of ideas on what to cook? Here’s another delicious recipe from years ago. My friend Shirlee from Peoria, Illinois served it at a luncheon in Atlanta and I haven’t forgotten how good it was. Nor have I forgotten her! Chicken Casserole 1  3 lb chicken ½ cup minced onion 1  4 … Continue reading

Here’s another old family recipe I discovered while packing to move. It came from my sister, Christine and it’s easy, as well as delicious. Even the kids will love it. Broccoli Casserole        2 packages of frozen or fresh chopped broccoli (cooked and drained) 1 cup of mayonnaise 1 can mushroom soup 1 small onion, chopped … Continue reading

Crumbs for The Thin Line Between Legalism and Immorality

  “Legalism is an attempt to gain favor with God or to impress our fellow man by doing certain things (or avoiding other things), without regard to the condition of our hearts before God.” Steven J. Cole                           “Even true believers can be legalistic. We are instructed, rather, to be gracious to one another . … Continue reading

The Thin Line Between Legalism and Immorality

  Years ago, a religious leader in what was known to be a legalistic Christian school lost his footing in the Christian world when it was discovered he was leading an immoral life. After that, I heard a pastor address the problem by answering the questions of his shocked and disappointed congregation. “Why? How could … Continue reading

Layered Pecan Pie

Welcome back to my Devos and Dumplings tried and true recipes. After five years of sharing various dishes, desserts, etc. I’ve had to become a bit creative to find new ones. While packing for our recent move, I discovered a stack of old recipes I had gathered over the years but hadn’t organized into a … Continue reading

Crumbs for Need a Jump Start?

God’s booster cables are specific examples of God’s Word used to jump start the spiritual energy of believers by re-connecting their faith to a source of power greater than themselves. God’s booster cables come from two sources. His Word and His people empowered by His spirit. ELW “The more you lose yourself in something bigger … Continue reading

Need a Jump Start? Try These Booster Cables

Greetings everyone and welcome back to Devos and Dumplings. I’ve missed connecting with you. And I’m not quite sure why I’ve had such a hard time getting this blog back on track. I think my battery needs re-charging. No, not my car battery. I mean the battery that keeps my mind, body and spirit running … Continue reading