Walking the Planks of Fear

Our daughter Lisa is Gephyrophobic. In other words, she has a fear of crossing bridges. As far as we know, there’s nothing in her background that would have triggered this fear. But it’s still very real to her.   According to Science Buzz Aug. 8 2007, “USA Today had a story about a program for … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Cake and Icing

Hello cooking friends. Here is a recipe from my friend Debbie. It’s so yummy you’ll barter for the last piece. Coca-Cola Cake    1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup self-rising flour 1 tsp. Baking soda 2 cups sugar 2 sticks butter 3 tbsp. Cocoa 1 cup C0ca-Cola 1½ cups miniature marshmallows ½ cup buttermilk … Continue reading

Awake My Soul to the Cries of the Fallen

Dear Readers, as another Easter celebration is upon us, I’m reminded of the seriousness of our problems in this world. The spiritual battle of good vs evil is nothing new. It’s been going on since the Garden of Eden. But something very different is happening. The enemy has stepped up his strategy. He has extended … Continue reading

The Most Self-Conscious Person I’ve Ever Met

After 77 years of getting to know myself, I’ve recently realized something I haven’t analyzed before. The most self-conscious person I’ve ever met is me. Perhaps this is why I struggle so with a lack of self-confidence. The truth is, somewhere deep within my psyche, I harbor an on-going fear of embarrassing myself. As I … Continue reading

Cauliflower Bread (or Side Dish)

Hi Folks, It was the picture on gastromony.com that appealed to me. I’m not an expert on cauliflower. But I decided to try it when our daughter Lisa invited us to dinner along with family and friends. Unfortunately, I left the cauliflower on the counter in her kitchen. And when her husband, Brad walked in, … Continue reading

Finding the Upside of Yucky Moments Pt 4 of Finding Joy . . .

For the past few weeks, I’ve been consciously guarding the joy factor in my life by looking for the upside of yucky moments. In the book of James, the brother of Jesus left us with a lot of good advice on how to keep the enemy from stealing our joy. In chapter 1, verses 2-3, he wrote … Continue reading

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

I’m always looking for quick and easy chicken recipes. And this may be the best one yet. Delicious and true to my requirement: easy!!  Enjoy!                 From: Dreamstime Free Images Parmesan Crusted Chicken                     Ingredients: ½ cup Mayonnaise ¼ cup … Continue reading

Affirmative Action at its Best, Pt. 3 Finding Joy in the Moment, Regardless

Finding joy in the moment, regardless of our circumstances is the highest form of affirmative action. That’s because: Finding joy . . . requires us to look for and discover something outside ourselves. Let’s face it. Joy is a positive stimulus that doesn’t come naturally. And it never will. The kind of joy that sustains … Continue reading