Monthly Archives: December 2021

When you cut an ugly cake

My wife Diane is a sprinkle-loving master decorator when it comes to cakes, cookies, and cupcakes. The other day she was very busy and I told her I would cover the desserts for our night of serving at the mission. … Continue reading

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The Yeast of Christmas

For 33 years of our marriage Diane’s mom always made the rolls for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Diane’s mom is in her late 80’s so last year, to lighten her load, someone brought store bought rolls for Christmas. They were … Continue reading

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The cat, the carrier, and the chaos

Yesterday Diane took Mr. Kitty for his vet check up. Mr. Kitty has been out of the house about three times in the last two years that we’ve had him. He is very content in the house and never makes … Continue reading

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“pay once, use forever”

I recently got an email from a company that helps non-profits get discounted software. The email said if users want Microsoft “pay once, use forever” software that it must be requested by December 29. Microsoft has been moving away from … Continue reading

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Because of Jesus

One of my Mason County friends Vicky Nazarewycz sent me a message yesterday morning that her husband Lew was going to use one of my blogs for their devotion at the food pantry in Mason. I thanked her for letting … Continue reading

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Overcoming the same mistakes

I was asked to put on meatballs Tuesday morning for a funeral dinner. I put the meatballs and marinara in a crock pot and turned it on. It was then that I remembered my blog post from Sunday, which I … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage

We order food from the food bank for our food pantry. It is high risk high reward endeavor, and with risk sometimes comes failure. I understand when I order it that sometimes I get a deal and sometimes I get … Continue reading

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Where did the coffee basket go?

I do not know if you ever have something on your mind to the point that you are not paying attention to what you are doing. I am kidding. Of course you do. Those are the times you can leave … Continue reading

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A simple clean up – guaranteed

A couple of weeks ago I decided I was going to start using crock pot liners for foods that make for difficult clean ups. Over the last 15 years of doing weekly church dinners, in addition to other food ministries, … Continue reading

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God gives grace to the humble

Sports fans saw something unusual this week as two of the country’s most prestigious college football schools had their head football coaches resign their positions to take other jobs. Typically, Notre Dame and Oklahoma are the ones that coaches jump … Continue reading

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