Cream Cheese Fruit Delight

Cream Cheese Dessert. This is a great dessert, no matter which season of the year.  I grew up on this dessert, and someone almost always brought it to family reunions or church potluck dinners.  It’s one of those dishes that keeps people coming back for more.   We referred to this as Cherry Delight because it was often made with cherries.  Sometimes we made Blueberry Delight.  I’ve changed the name because when you’re making it … Read more

See You at the Finish Line

  May, 2015.  It’s hot in Florida, but this is where the race begins.  It’s also where it ends.  One hundred miles in the Florida sun.  The Keys 100. Running is a sport our youngest son has embraced.  Along with the rest of his family, he recognizes that runners are a breed of their own.  Running has its own culture,  yet it’s a culture that includes much helpfulness and service. On this trip, one of … Read more

My Favorite Potato Salad

Hands down, this is my favorite potato salad recipe.  I got it from my sisters in Maryland who got it from our niece-in-law Beth in Nebraska, who got it from her Grandma Cross in Indiana. Good recipes are like that.  They travel by taste of mouth and before you know it, you’ve got a recipe that came from someone who got it from someone else who got it from . . . and the trail … Read more

How a Stone, A Ladder, and an Altar brought Jacob Nearer to God

Definitions:   Birthright:  In Jewish custom and according to the Mosaic law, the birthright was given to the firstborn son of a man, whether or not he had a favorite son or more than one wife.  The birthright gave the son the leadership role in the family after the death of the father; he became the “priest” of the family.  (Deuteronomy 21:16-17). The recipient of the birthright inherited a double portion of all that the father possessed. … Read more

Come . . . and Dine

Early morning sunrise is one of the best parts of the day, especially if you’ve been up all night, don’t you agree? After fishing all night, I’m sure the disciples were ready to call it a night, especially when they hadn’t caught a thing. It was time to go home. The evening before, some of Jesus’ disciples had been together.  We know there were seven of them, but we only know some of their names: … Read more