Crumbs to Contemplate for The Most Telling Thing About Us

(If you missed the post preceding this one, you’ll find it under Food for Thought. It’s called The Most Telling Thing About Us.) “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of  your faith develops perseverance. James 1:1-3   “I fled Him, down the … Continue reading

Crumbs for Plowing the Ground of God’s Grace

(If you haven’t read the post preceding and relating to this one, you can find it posted under Food for Thought on this blog on 9/23/2016, Plowing the Ground of God’s Grace.) “You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent. Prayer is your highest privilege as a parent. …Prayer turns ordinary parents … Continue reading

When the Well Runs Dry/Crumbs

(If yposted on September 30th and discover what to do when your well runs dry.) “. . . It is a great grace to be able to experience God’s presence in our feelings and thoughts, but when we don’t, it does not mean that God is absent. It often means that God is calling us … 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

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

My Scattered Life (Crumbs)

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you … Continue reading

Crumbs for Picking the Good Fight

“Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, … Continue reading

Crumbs for My Father-in-law’s Take on Time (seasons, fears and harvesting time)

(Note: If you missed the post preceding this one, please check out My Father-in-law’s Take on Time posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015.) Webster describes time as “a continuous measurable quantity in which events occur in apparently irreversible order.”                                  “For … Continue reading

Spiritual Gifts Assessment: Crumbs for A Well-Oiled Machine: #4 in series

Note: If you missed the post preceding this one, you can find A Well-Oiled Machine in the Food for Thought Category of this blog: devosanddumplings.wordpress.com  “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God … 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