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A Christian blog exploring how we can find evidence of God's love all around us: in our daily lives, in nature, even in the kitchen! The Faith Cafe is a warm, inviting space to share God's love (and a few dessert recipes, too!).
See You Again Soon!
2022-06-13 13:00
Image by David Mark from Pixabay Just a note to my readers that The Faith Cafe will be taking a short break for the next while. I’ll look forward to reconnecting with you later i… Read More
Start As You Mean To Go
2022-06-02 13:00
Image by morzaszum from Pixabay Have you ever heard the phrase “start as you mean to go on”? Maybe your parent or teacher taught it to you. But what exactly does it mean?… Read More
Stay With The Tried And True
2022-05-23 13:00
Old family cookbooks of the author’s. Do you have a collection of old family recipes or cookbooks? Many of us are fortunate enough to have such treasures, lovingly passed down to… Read More
They Walked Away Winners
2022-05-19 13:00
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay What would cause you to walk away from your greatest success? It would have to be something pretty compelling, wouldn’t it? Because people don… Read More
Get In Tune With God
2022-05-16 13:00
Image by Christine Morton from Pixabay Before musicians play a piece of music, they get their instruments in tune. But how do they know which is the true pitch to align with? The pi… Read More
Get Ready For God To Act
2022-05-12 13:00
Image by webvilla from Pixabay When you read a cake or muffin recipe, it will usually instruct you to preheat your oven and get your baking pans prepared before describing how to make the… Read More
Saved By The Blood
2022-05-09 13:00
Image of ground squirrel by Roy Buri from Pixabay In a match between a ground squirrel and a deadly rattlesnake, whom would you bet on? Remember, this is a ground squirrel: it can&rsqu&helli…Read More
Blessing Or Curse?
2022-05-05 13:00
Image of lawnmower by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if a circumstance is a blessing or a curse. You’d think it would be easy to know if something w… Read More
God Knows How To Get The Word Out
2022-05-02 13:00
Image of milkweed pod and seeds by HeungSoon from Pixabay Plants are ingenious things. They have numerous ways of dispersing their seeds to grow new plants, methods that go far beyond… Read More
The Only Horoscope You’ll Ever Need
2022-04-28 13:00
Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay What’s your astrological sign? Are you a Libra or a Leo? Do you read your horoscope daily and make life decisions based on that advice? Ast… Read More
Look Beyond The Obvious
2022-04-25 13:00
Image of a killdeer bird by Esteban Rodriguez from Pixabay Sometimes the most innocent-looking birds can be the craftiest. Take the killdeer, for instance. This bird, a type of plov… Read More
My Lifeguard Walks On Water
2022-04-21 13:00
Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay For those of you who live near a large body of water, or who might be visiting one during the summer, what are some important things to remember when s… Read More
Empty Rooms Tell A Story
2022-04-18 13:00
Image by dozemode from Pixabay Empty rooms can sometimes tell a pretty full story. For instance, if you come downstairs into your empty kitchen and find chocolate sauce smeared over ev… Read More
Easter: Jesus’ Finest Hour
2022-04-14 13:00
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay What makes something your “finest hour”? To answer that question, we first have to reach back to June 16, 1940, when that phrase was made… Read More
Have You Found The Way?
2022-04-11 13:00
Image by claumoho on Flickr CC BY-2.0 Have you ever tried navigating through a maze? Perhaps as a kid you tried to find your way in and out of a hedge maze in a park. Or maybe you visi… Read More
You Are Now Entering The Mission Field
2022-04-07 13:00
Image by Jimmy Emerson on Flickr CC BY-NC-ND-2.0 There are a lot of exciting things about travelling, aren’t there? Things like seeing famous landmarks, interacting with differen… Read More
What Will You Grow: Fear Or Faith?
2022-04-04 13:00
Image by HeungSoon from Pixabay With the arrival of spring, gardeners are faced with some difficult decisions: What should I grow in my garden? You only have so much square footage… Read More
Same Spider, Different Silks
2022-03-31 13:00
Dew drops on spider’s web. Image by Pezibear from Pixabay When you let your mind wander, do you ever find yourself asking odd questions? Such as, “Why doesn’t glue s… Read More
God Can Use Anything And Anyone
2022-03-28 13:00
Image by Terri Cnudde from Pixabay Now that spring has arrived, the birds are starting to build their nests. It’s delightful to watch them collect items to fashion into a new ho… Read More
We’re Here To Help
2022-03-24 13:00
Image by An SiYu from Pixabay Not far from The Faith Cafe, there’s a big-box home-improvement store. I had occasion to go there, and noticed the smiling greeter at the entrance… Read More
Mustard Seed Faith
2022-03-21 13:00
Image by Şahin Sezer Dinçer from Pixabay What are the smallest seeds on earth? You might guess mustard seeds. Close, but not quite. How about poppy seeds? They&rsquo&helli…Read More
The Banana Paradox
2022-03-17 13:00
Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay Who doesn’t like banana cake? Even people who won’t eat bananas seem to like banana cake or bread. It seems to be one of those desserts t… Read More
How To Become A Loaf Of Bread
2022-03-14 13:00
Image by Giulio Perricone from Pixabay Imagine that you’re a ball of bread dough (for some of us whose figures are a bit “doughy,” this isn’t much of a stretch)… Read More
Freshly Baked Mercies
2022-03-10 14:00
Image by PublicDomainImages from Pixabay Isn’t it nice to eat something that’s freshly made? There’s nothing quite like bread that was baked just hours ago, slathered… Read More
The Blessings Of Barren Seasons
2022-03-07 14:00
Image by Henning Sørby from Pixabay Looking out the window here at The Faith Cafe, you see that the trees in the park display a stark beauty. Stripped of their leaves in winter… Read More
Of Lions And Lambs
2022-03-03 14:00
Image by David Mark from Pixabay Do you have some weather sayings or proverbs in your area? Maybe you’ve heard ones like “April showers bring May flowers,” or “… Read More
Let The Son Outshine Your Problems
2022-02-24 14:00
Image by Pezibear from Pixabay The moon did a disappearing act on me recently. As I sat eating breakfast, I could see the moon shining brightly through the window. It handily outshone… Read More
Supercharge Your Prayers
2022-02-21 14:00
Fertilized vs. unfertilized rows of maize. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain If you’re a gardener, you might sometimes look at your plants and decide that they’re missing somet… Read More
Shift Your Perspective
2022-02-17 14:00
Mallard duck. Image by Ralphs_Fotos from Pixabay Among the most spectacular aspects of nature for me are its colours. I’m continually wowed by the vivid colours found in nature… Read More
Forward Guidance From God
2022-02-10 14:00
1890s image of banker from Picryl, Library of Congress collection, Public Domain. Central bankers can be inscrutable folk. They issue statements regarding the economy that can sometime… Read More
Following In His Footsteps
2022-02-07 14:00
Image by Jennifer Beebe from Pixabay In winter, it can be fun to decipher tracks left in the snow. I sometimes make a little game of this as I’m going for a walk. You can usua… Read More
How To Pass The Baton
2022-02-03 14:00
Image by Thomas Wolter from Pixabay Have you ever run a relay race? If you have, you’ll know that how well your team passes the baton matters just as much as how fast you all run… Read More
Fear Of Missing Out
2022-01-31 14:00
Image by Wolfgang Eckert from Pixabay Do you suffer from FOMO? No, it isn’t some dreaded disease. Rather, FOMO stands for “Fear Of Missing Out.” It’s a na… Read More
Help Is On The Way
2022-01-27 14:00
Image by Alexander Heeb from Pixabay When you’re in trouble, hearing the sound of help coming can be music to your ears. If you’ve been involved in a car accident or have b… Read More
If We Could See Our Words
2022-01-24 14:00
Photo of a lion on a cold day by Tambako the Jaguar on Flickr CC BY-ND-2.0 If you live in a warm climate, there are a few things you’re missing out on. One of them is the ability… Read More
Winter, The Great Leveller
2022-01-20 14:00
Photo by Mark Evans on Flickr, CC BY-ND-2.0 If you live in a cold climate, as I do, you’ll have noticed that winter has a way levelling us out. It shows us we’re all in the… Read More
Happy In-Between
2022-01-17 14:00
Image by Jan Vašek from Pixabay A few weeks ago, I heard a lady say, “Happy In-Between!” It took me a moment to figure out what she meant. I finally realized that… Read More
The Dreams Of The Blind
2022-01-13 14:00
Image by Biljana Jovanovic from Pixabay What do blind people dream about? Do they dream in pictures, or in sensations and sounds? Researchers tell us that it depends on when they lo… Read More
Divine Forgetfulness
2022-01-10 14:00
Image by Tumisu from Pixabay Does God have a bit of a memory problem? It would appear so, according to the Bible. Several Scriptures tell us that when God forgives our sins, he also… Read More
The Joy Of Long Letters
2022-01-06 14:00
Image by hudsoncrafted from Pixabay Isn’t it lovely to receive a long letter from someone who loves you? In an age of tweets, text messages, and sound bites, perhaps many of us a… Read More
Create Your Own BC/AD Pivot Point
2022-01-03 14:00
Image of Anno Domini inscription on Windsor Castle, England, by Leo Reynolds via Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 It’s natural to divide your life into “before” and “after… Read More
Merry Christmas From The Faith Cafe!
2021-12-25 14:00
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Merry Christmas to all my visitors and followers! The Faith Cafe will be taking a short break over the holidays, but I’ll look forward to… Read More
The Most Memorable Gift Of All
2021-12-23 14:00
Image by Marco Verch on Flickr CC BY-2.0 What’s the most memorable gift you’ve ever received? Whatever it was, it probably wasn’t something bought for you in a panic… Read More
All I Want For Christmas Is Staff
2021-12-16 14:00
Image by Please Don’t sell My Artwork AS IS from Pixabay Have you made a list yet of what you want for Christmas? Time is running short, so if you want to submit your list to San… Read More
Need A Clean Slate?
2021-12-13 14:00
Image of birch bark by Lisa Johnson from Pixabay If you feel like you could use a clean slate, you’re not the only one. Birch trees feel the need to start afresh with a new page… Read More
Get Your Joy Back!
2021-12-02 14:00
Image by Pezibear from Pixabay When I was a little girl, the first snowfall of the season was a big deal. If the snow had fallen overnight, my Mom would wake me up with, “Lori, I… Read More
When You Can’t See God’s Face
2021-11-29 14:00
Image by Sumanley xulx from Pixabay I don’t know about you, but I still have trouble recognizing acquaintances when they’re wearing a mask. One of the unusual things this p… Read More
Want To Feel God’s Love?
2021-11-25 14:00
Image by Adina Voicu from Pixabay It seems like marriage proposals these days are a competitive sport. It used to be that a man would propose to his beloved over a romantic dinner, wit… Read More
The Blessings Of Not Seeing
2021-11-22 14:00
Ishihara test for colour blindness. Those with normal colour vision should see a green W on a red background. Image by Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 The colour blind have to take a lot… Read More
Choose The Right Mountain
2021-11-18 14:00
American aviator Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan, who in July, 1938 took off from New York City and somehow ended up in Ireland, even though his flight plan indicated he was headed… Read More
Your Internal Voice Recognition Software
2021-11-15 14:00
Adele live in concert, Glasgow, 2016. Wikimedia Commons CC BY-2.0 Sometimes your eyes may fool you, but your ears know the truth. A group of Adele impersonators found this out back in… Read More
All In Good Time
2021-11-11 14:00
Image by Finn Bjurvoll Hansen from Pixabay They say cooking is an art, but baking is a science. Part of what makes baking scientific is that it often calls for exact timing. When yo… Read More
2021-11-08 14:00
Image of Jewelweed flower by jimaro morales from Pixabay Sometimes Mother Nature can reach out and bite you. If you’ve ever suffered the ill effects of a run-in with stinging net… Read More
2021-11-04 13:00
Image of antique shop by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay One of the things I love about antiques is that they usually have a story to tell. The type of wood and the style used… Read More
2021-11-01 13:00
Image by Valiphotos from Pixabay If you look out the (virtual) window here at The Faith Cafe, you can see the leaves starting to change colour on the trees outside. The tops of the map… Read More
2021-10-28 13:00
Image by Josef Pichler from Pixabay They say that it’s impossible for bumble bees to fly. The theory goes that their weight and size are too great for their tiny wings to support… Read More
2021-10-25 13:00
Image by Here and now, unfortunately, ends my journey on Pixabay from Pixabay This is a busy (and nutty) time of year for squirrels. The little critters are hard at work storing up nut… Read More
2021-10-21 13:00
Vintage seed packets. Photo by Douglas Coulter on Flickr. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 If you’re a gardener, you probably have a stash of seeds tucked away. I certainly do. I have a special b… Read More
2021-10-18 13:00
Baked Alaska dessert set alight. Image by Vxla on Flickr. CC BY-2.0 Baked Alaska is one of those desserts that seems like it will end in disaster. This dessert involves covering a core… Read More
2021-10-14 13:00
Newton’s cradle, a device which illustrates conservation of momentum and conservation of energy. Image by 3D Animation Production Company from Pixabay If you were paying attention d… Read More
2021-10-11 13:00
Image by Clker-Free-Vector-Images from Pixabay Multi-tasking has been described as the art of messing up several things at once. Like trying to apply makeup and drive on the freeway at… Read More
2021-10-07 13:00
The Tsar Cannon, the Kremlin, Moscow. Image by Tatyana Kazakova from Pixabay Have you ever had a day when you simply needed chocolate? Maybe you faced some problems, and needed a pick… Read More
2021-10-04 13:00
Image by Thanks for your Like • donations welcome from Pixabay It’s a truism that it’s easier to destroy than to create. I saw this in action recently in my own neighb… Read More
2021-09-30 13:00
Image by Johann Reinbacher from Pixabay What’s your favourite floral fragrance? If you said rose or lavender, you’re in luck. These flowers are among those from which we… Read More
2021-09-27 13:00
Image by Radosław Kulupa from Pixabay Weeding the garden, like forgiving, is a task that’s never-ending. We can’t simply say, “I weeded last week, so I’m d… Read More
2021-09-23 13:00
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Do you have a fear of bugs? Many of us do, and I don’t mind admitting that I’m one of them. Finding a bug in the house instills terr… Read More
2021-09-20 13:00
Fruit tree espaliered against wall. Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay If I were a young apple tree, I probably wouldn’t like being pruned very much. If I saw the gardener headi… Read More
2021-09-16 13:00
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Do you know people who are secretive about their best recipes? Perhaps they have a killer brownie recipe that everyone covets. Or a special formula f… Read More
2021-09-13 13:00
Image by kariwil from Pixabay Don’t you love it when someone anticipates your needs? You feel good when someone makes provision for something you’ll require before the need… Read More
2021-09-09 13:00
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Does your dog or cat come running when it hears the can opener? Does your husband? I guess we all tune in to sounds that are important to us, don&r&hell…Read More
2021-09-06 13:00
Chef Blair Rasmussen and colleagues, Vancouver, 2009Photo by VancouverConvention on Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Can you have too much of a good thing? When it comes to chocolate, I would s… Read More
2021-09-02 13:00
World’s Largest Paperclip, Bell Park, Kipling, Saskatchewan, Canada. Photo by purecanucks on Flickr. CC BY-2.0 Did you hear about the guy who traded a paperclip for a house? It&r&hell…Read More
2021-08-30 13:00
The Latest Fashions for 1866. Image by CharmaineZoe on Flickr. CC BY-2.0 Don’t you wish there was a style of clothing you could wear that would always be in fashion? Think of it:… Read More
2021-08-26 13:00
Characters from the film “The Wizard of Oz.” Photo by Richard Hitt. Have you ever brought preconceived notions to a new situation, but then realized they simply don’t ap… Read More
2021-08-23 13:00
Japanese garden. Image by Drobekpetr from Pixabay If something doesn’t fit your idea of a garden, is it still a garden? I must confess to having trouble warming up to Japanese ga… Read More
2021-08-19 13:00
Image by Carola K. from Pixabay If your Mom is like mine, she’s probably given you some handy cleaning tips over the years. She (or your Dad or caregiver) may have told you that… Read More
2021-08-16 13:00
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay Sometimes, in the garden as in life, you have to be cruel to be kind. Perhaps like me, you’ve started seeds indoors in late winter. I have a su… Read More
2021-08-12 13:00
Image of dandelions by Hans Linde from Pixabay Is it just my imagination, or do weeds actually grow faster than the flowers I’m trying to nurture? Gardeners will know what I&rsqu&hell…Read More
2021-08-09 13:00
Image of elephant by laurent marx from Pixabay Have you ever been shocked to find out that things which look nothing alike are actually closely related? I know two men who are brothers… Read More
2021-08-05 13:00
Photo by Roadside Pictures on Flickr CC BY-NC-2.0 Is there such a thing as something being too easy? The original developers of cake mixes seemed to believe so. When cake mixes firs… Read More
2021-08-02 13:00
Image by Incygneia from Pixabay With all the digital devices we have which can tell the time, there’s still nothing quite like a sundial. Sundials, used since ancient times, were… Read More
2021-07-29 13:00
Photo by EvelynGiggles on Flickr CC BY-2.0 Are you one of those people who is terrible with names? I must confess to belonging to this group as well. When being introduced to someon… Read More
2021-07-26 13:00
Image by Merio from Pixabay Have you been taken aback recently by rising prices? I think a lot of us have been suffering from sticker shock lately. Whether it’s an item at the… Read More
2021-07-22 13:00
Image by JamesDeMers from Pixabay If you had to guess, what would you say is the most valuable thing in the world by weight? If you’re a cook, you might pick costly foods like be… Read More
2021-07-19 13:00
Image by Tomasz Marciniak from Pixabay If you’re out in the countryside, how can you tell if you’re near water? You may be able to catch a glimpse of blue and know that you… Read More
2021-07-15 13:00
Photo by slgckgc on Flickr CC BY-2.0 Gardeners know that storms can wreak terrible havoc with their plant friends. If the winds are strong enough, mature trees can be downed, leaving a… Read More
2021-07-12 13:00
Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay If you’re a pilot, there are a lot of things to worry about up in the skies. Stalling your aircraft is one of them. If your plane no longe… Read More
2021-07-08 13:00
Yesterday-today-and-tomorrow plant. Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA-3.0Some flowers have a trick up their sleeve (or up their petals): They’re able to change colour. I recently notice… Read More
2021-07-05 13:00
Photo by Maja Dumat on Flickr CC BY-2.0Can the monstera houseplant teach us something about our faith in God? This plant, nicknamed the Swiss cheese plant, has become hugely popular in re… Read More
2021-07-01 13:00
Image by Bruno del Rio Vila from Pixabay Aren’t you a bit tired of living in “unprecedented times”? You’re not alone. I saw a slogan on a T-shirt the other day… Read More
2021-06-28 13:00
Image by Bruno /Germany from Pixabay When you marinate food before cooking it, more is going on than meets the eye (or the taste buds). You’re doing more than simply soaking the… Read More
2021-06-24 13:00
Image by Sue Rickhuss from Pixabay Around this time of year, an unwanted visitor makes its way into many a gardener’s life. I’m not talking about weeds or pests, although w… Read More
2021-06-21 13:00
Columbine Flower. Image by Paul McGowan from Pixabay Gardeners know that every plant species has its own personality. Some are easygoing and low maintenance; they’ll happily bloo… Read More
2021-06-17 13:00
Peacock Butterfly. Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay If you’re out for a walk in nature, you may not realize how much you’re being tricked. You may think you’ve got… Read More
2021-06-14 13:00
Image by congerdesign from Pixabay If you’re a young seedling trying to survive, the worst thing that can happen to you is to be set upon by a cutworm. Gardeners know this all to… Read More

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