Monday’s Manna Moment: It’s More Than A Pie Crust Promise. . .

This is a very special day.

Our Manna sampler is going to take place in my back yard in my scared imagination. I’ve added the lovely patio I’ve always wanted 🙂 It’s landscaped to perfection with Fall mums of every rich color and hue. I’ve set out bales of hay to sit on and happy orange pumpkins are peeking out every which way. .There is a fountain of trickling water and birds chattering happily at the full feeders. Plump outdoor cushions invite you to sit and rest in quiet conversations. It’s just chilly enough for a small fire in the center fireplace and lap blankets to warm you!!!

It’s just the way I love to do things: Inviting, Intentional, and Intimate. It’s how I think God would want to love on you. So, we are pretending to have a conversational Bible Study with Sheila Walsh on Promises. Not pie crust promises, easily made, easily broken, but the standing promises of God. We’ve all been served our hot apple cider with a cinnamon stick stirrer and we are ready to get into God’s Word on Promises.

This is the first session in a series. . . I’m tempting you to pursue the restt on your own or host your own promises Bible Study. I am so glad you’ve accepted the invitation to join our conversation. I’ve listened to it in full and put some of my: comments/thoughts/quotes/questions out here for you. . .Snuggle up and lets warm up to the Truth, God’s goodness and the gift of each other.

And just for fun, we are going to. . . drum roll please have a pie throwing contest. . .at the lies that try to overshadow His Truth!!! Here goes our “virtual party of promises!!!” The best celebrations are sharing laughter and tears: the stuff life is made of: The reality of the heart the that reflects our love.

In The Shelter of God’s Promises with Sheila Walsh

Psalm 91


Psalm 121: A Song of Ascent

When I heard the word promise. . . I think:  easily made ~ easily broken.


What makes it hard for you to press into His promises for you?

I confess my doubts about His promises, but I proclaim their Truth into my darkness.

That is one of my greatest comforts to think of us journeying  back to the garden.


I do believe and claim His promises as true for me and you. It is just so hard, without His grace I can’t imagine me functioning on any level to love.


“Crawl into the cleft of The Rock. Jesus is the Promise made flesh.” ~ Sheila Walsh

“The Father is truly the only promise maker that is a promise keeper.” ~ Sheila Walsh


No-Bake Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Recipe inspired by this pie.

15 oz pureed pumpkin (or 1 can)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1-2 tsp cocoa powder
level 1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
optional: sweetener (Taste first. I thought it was sweet enough without additional sweetener.)
Melt the chocolate (either on the stove or in the microwave), then throw everything into a food processor and blend until it is super-smooth. Pour into a pie crust and fridge until chilled. This pie gets firmer and firmer, the longer it sits.

Highly recommended: top with Homemade Cool Whip.

Perhaps you could try baking this, too. If anyone does, I’d love to hear how it works. I was too lazy (read: too greedy and hungry) to take the time to bake mine, so I was happy it worked as a no-bake pie!

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