Holy Week in Real Time

Last year, during Holy Week, I shared my study I entitled “Holy Week in Real Time.” Each morning, I posted a brief description with the scriptures telling us where Jesus was and what He was doing that day of Holy Week. I’ve had the great privilege to visit the land where our Lord physically walked…

PUMPKIN CARAMEL PECAN CAKE

Autumn is my favorite season of the year–all the warm colors, smells, and tastes that come from foods, especially desserts, that I associate with the Fall season. This is a favorite. So treat yourself and your family to this and celebrate autumn’s arrival.   PUMPKIN CARAMEL PECAN CAKE Only something scrumptiously good can come from…

Fruit Kuchen

In my research for writing SEARCHING FOR THE SONG, I found so many good pastry and dessert recipes from Austria and Germany. Fruit Kuchen is one of those. Kuchen is simply German for cake, and there are many variations of these treats. Kuchen can be savory or sweet and can be served for breakfast or…

Oatmeal Chewies

One of my New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 was to try twenty new cookies this year. I do need a bite of something to go with my afternoon tea. This is 2021 Cookie #2, and I think I will be making this one again before I get to #20. I prefer chewy cookies with a…

PLANT THE SEED ANYWAY

For writers, there is always a story—even a story about something as simple as planting a lemon seed. Since I enjoy taking a second look at simple things to see if there just might be a kernel of Truth or a lesson for me, and perhaps for you, I will tell you the simple story…

BALM – BEARERS

NOTE: This is the third in the series of devotional thoughts on the BALM OF GILEAD “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician here?” Jeremiah 8:22 As we are into month three of the Pandemic of 2020, we tune our eyes and ears to the latest news report, always looking for good…

NEVERMORE TO EVERMORE

NOTE: This is the second in a series based on the Balm in Gilead. “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician here?” Jeremiah 8:22 Well, here we are a full-blown three months into the Pandemic, something we would not have imagined. The first few weeks we were learning about this new enemy,…

BALM IN GILEAD

INTRODUCTORY NOTE: One of our dear friends, an infectious disease specialist and frontline medical professional, has been leading a drug trial for the drug Remdesivir, which appears to be a successful and viable treatment for the coronavirus. In learning more about this and praying for him and a medicine that would work, I had to…

Carrots, Cabbage and a Command

Well, we’re several weeks into sheltering in place, aren’t we? We’re beginning to recognize a new normal with phone call check-ins and Zoom. Bill and I find ourselves looking forward to deliveries, and we have decided to put the grocery deliverer on our Christmas card list. Sometimes I sit and think how wonderful a Whataburger…

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An Easter In Prison

Well, it’s Easter, and it’s an Easter unlike any other that I’ve experienced. The church doors are closed. We cannot be with our family. But somehow this Resurrection Sunday  is more meaningful than it’s ever been. The empty tomb secures my future, and I’m blessed to have beautiful memories of Easters gone by. When I…