A Lesson from Jessie

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When my children were younger, we decided it was a good thing to adopt a pet for them. We wanted them to develop their love for animals and learn responsibility. I was not prepared for the emotions we would go through, however, as we encountered sickness, death, and plain “sick to death” of some of these pets. Meeko the Cat was the one we desperately needed another home for several years ago, and thankfully she Read More …

{manna for monday} Pass the Bread, Please

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One of my favorite aromas is baking bread. My family would agree – they are all excited when they recognize the scent of banana or pumpkin bread wafting from the kitchen. But an even better day is when I am making holiday rolls. Bread is a perfect complement to a meal. Meat and veggies provides nutrients our bodies need, but bread satisfies us. I know it does me. (Sometimes my restaurant choice is based on Read More …