Thursday, August 21, 2014

Some Monkeys and a Crab

Today my little monkeys made Monkey Bread.

Mmmm mmm good!!

We had family from Virginia come for a visit.  Oh what a blessing that was!  I cut up some fruit to go with the girls' Monkey Bread and made a pot of coffee (and lemonade for the kids).  It was a special time and it was good for my heart!  A gift from God, for me, today. 

God is so good to us - things seen and unseen!  Just a little while ago we found Olivia's crab who had been MIA.  This was another blessing from our Lord.  That little crab, while not important to me, is a great big deal to our eight year old.  She brought him home from vacation a few weeks back. 

Last night as we were heading out the door for AWANA a big storm was picking up - heavy rain, strong winds, thunder and lightning.  Somehow our friend, Sebastian, got left out on the deck in his box without a lid.  When my honey got home he noticed the deck had been turned inside out in the storm.  The furniture was blown around and things were askew.  As he was picking up and putting back he found the crab's box, blown over, upside down.  He flipped it over.  No Sebastian!  He searched for a long time.  Not wanting to upset our little gal we didn't mention it to her last night.  Our older boys searched under the deck and all around with a flashlight after Olivia had been tucked into bed, unaware.  When no one could find Sebastian we knew we would have to give her the bad news.  

This morning when she woke up, I told her.  I had to.  She recently added to her chore chart "feed Sebastian".  Before I let her get to that part of her checklist I sat her down and told her the bad news.  She cried and cried.  Then, this afternoon as I was doing some cleaning up, I went outside.  Lo and behold there was Sebastian walking through the backyard!  I called for Olivia to come and get him.  She came running and rejoicing.  God is good to us in all things.  In every way, God is good.  It is especially touching today that He brought her crab back to her.  It's a little (maybe to some - unimportant) thing but it sure did lift her spirits (and mine!).  

I'm thankful for God's blessings today.  The great big blessings like my honey's progress and the little ones, like Sebastian.

How has God blessed you today??

(Here's our Monkey Bread recipe if you think your little monkeys might like to try it.)

Very Yummy Monkey Bread
  • 4 tubes (10 each) Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 2 tsp (divided) cinnamon
  • Pecans (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Quarter biscuits with scissors.  Mix white sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon and put in plastic bag.  Shake each biscuit in sugar and layer in greased bundt pan with pecans.  Melt butter and add brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon.  Pour over biscuits and bake 30 to 40 minutes.  Cool 10 minutes in pan and turn upside down on large platter.  (Just so you know - we use way more cinnamon in ours than what this recipe calls for.  We love cinnamon.  You can add more if you love it like we do.)  


  1. I loved the crab story! So glad he was safely returned to your daughter. God is so good!

    1. We love talking about this story. It still makes me laugh when I think about being out on the deck shaking out rugs and looking over and seeing a crab! So funny! It was a sweet surprise from our Father.



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