The Art of Crumb Casting

October 5, 2005

This is Julian feeding the fish at my Dad’s pond

Crumb Casting is not an art at all! It’s actually living a life of continually casting your care upon a God that cares for you.

“Cast your bread upon the water and it will come back to you”.

This year I have felt that God is wanting to perfect my faith. That sounds so blah to say that, yet He is doing it in a huge way. I have known with my head about faith all my life. I even have faith, but he is teaching my heart what my head has known for years! I am now having to put my eyes on the unseen and not what I can see. . .because I have to.

My life as a stay-at-home mom is one of constant casting my bread upon the waters. Every diaper I change, nose I wipe, juice cup I fill, or meal I make is casting bread. However, I am finding that sometimes I don’t even have a full piece of bread to throw, so I am just Casting Crumbs. Yet, God takes my crumby tries and will use it and someday it will come back to me.

A great friend of mine has been after me to start this blog for awhile. I finally am ready to try it. I am praying that you will find humor, encouragement, friendship and faith in the pages to come. I also want this to be a way that people can be updated on how Mom is doing (more to come in this area).

So come check in now and then. Share in my everyday life, my great kiddos, hilarious husband and my laughs and cries. Come toss a crumb with me!!



27 responses to The Art of Crumb Casting

  1. The site looks great! I love the theme, Casting Crumbs. I look forward to reading your posts – you’re such a great writer and your wisdom far surpasses your years. I am soooo thankful for our friendship. You’re awesome!!!

  2. Marilyn alias(Punkie) October 11, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:1-2

    I am Julie’s aunt, I want you to know I am praying for your Mom.

  3. Karen, I love your blog. Very nice theme and colors. (sorry, I get wrapped up in the technicalities, don’t I?)

    I completely know what you mean about having faith with your head, but not in your heart. That’s so hard. I look forward to reading more.

  4. Wow! I have been out much of the day visiting with my Mom and my Aunt (from AZ) and it was so nice to come home to some posts! Thanks for the encouragement.

    I have just been praying that verse for my Mom, Punkie! I love Psalm 91. I remember memorizing that whole chapter with Julie over 10 years ago.

    Laura, it was so nice to talk to you yesterday. Thanks for the prayers.

    Rob, I love the technical stuff, too. It took quite a bit of looking to decide what to do. Julie really helped me with it. James did all the hard work!! (Thank you James!!)

    Rob, I was just thinking about you the other day. I remember your posts about Wild at Heart. I am currently reading Captivating and thought I would have to do a post about the book when I get done. How is Colorado?

    Thanks everyone for posting!!

  5. Jules, thanks so much for your very very nice words!! You are so kind and encouraging. You are the best friend a person could ask for!

  6. I agree, she is.

    Karen, I’m really excited about reading your blog. It will be fun to keep up with.

    Do us all a favor and don’t let Tom post anything, ok?

  7. I think James is really struggling with the faith thing too – running the business. I see so much going on with him, Karen/Judy, AJ and others. It’s hard to see the people I care for struggling and going through such difficult times. I feel helpless to help and I wish I had a package of big bandaids to fix things with. I am reminded of the scripture, ” And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 I guess I’ll try to exercise my faith in God’s word.

    Hi Laura, Auntie and Rob – fancy meeting you here!

  8. I love the name! Reminds me of Casting Crowns…I love their music and how their lyrics REALLY call us to our Higher calling (ie. If We Are The Body, Love Them Like Jesus…). It teally makes you think about what our real purpose is here, being followers of Christ…He has a plan for each and every one of us!

    We love you all and are praying you through this time of faith growing. May He be glorified through you!


  9. Yes, I too see that all around me people are having to “relearn” their faith. I have been thinking on that scripture “without faith it is impossible to please God, he who comes to God must believe that he is , and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.” I am seeing that faith is not faith without the “diligence” in seeking him. Hmmmm. . .so much to learn.

    I also keep saying that verse over and over Habakkuk 3:19 (amplified) The Lord is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army. He makes my feet like Hinds feet that I may walk, not to stand still in terror but to walk; and make spiritual progress on my high places of trouble, suffering or responsibility.

    I think I could paraphrase that verse saying The Lord is my strength, my personal bandaid. . .He bandages me up that I may walk. . .

  10. Karen, I like your blog too. Your colors are nice and I will certainly be praying, as I already have been, for your Mother, and your family. God bless you all.
    Alias (Tootsie)

  11. Hi Tootsie! Julie was laughing the other day because my Mom has a cat named Tootsie. She thoought it sounded so funny hearing a cat called that. Now I think of you every time I see her. She’s a bob-tailed, long- haired calico.

  12. James, Tom looked at my blog last night for the first time. He said “Hey, it looks like a triscuit!”

  13. It’s always food with that man!

  14. I love cats, I’ll share my nickname with them. Since I got my computer, alot more people call me tootsie. It took awhile for them to get used to it. Thats what my grandchildren call me too. I love it. Your brown line down the sides, made me think of the threads of GOD holding life together.

  15. Glad to see you have joined the blogging world! The site looks great, the colors and textures all work really well together. Looking forward to tagging along and seeing how it progresses.

  16. Rob… I remember your posts about Wild at Heart. I am currently reading Captivating and thought I would have to do a post about the book when I get done. How is Colorado?

    Can’t wait to read what you thought of Captivating. I’ve heard that it’s good for clueless guys to read too to help us figure out women. I’d say the same thing about WAH.

    Colorado’s great! We had a snow day on Monday. But it’s mostly gone already. 70s by this weekend.

  17. Tootsie, I like your thoughts on the background better than the “triscuit” one! :)

    Thanks for posting, Carl. Welcome!

  18. Yeah, I dont really like triscuits, although I’ve been called a Sandy Duncan look alike more than once. Especially when I had short hair.

  19. Yeah, Rob, I was just telling Jules today that James should read Captivating. With all the girls, it would shed some light on how we are built. I think it is a great book for men to read . . .if you dare! :)

    I read WAH and it really helped me understand Tom and my two boys better. I really lightened up on my boys after the read. I understood their nature better and decided that I don’t want to to feminize them but to let them fight their battles, jump off of stuff, get dirty and kill things with their swords and guns.

  20. Karen, this is awesome! Great title! I’m anxious to read more.

  21. Hey Melissa! I was on your blog the other day. I love your “scrapbook” look! How fun. I didn’t know you liked to scrapbook. . .

    Thanks for stopping in!

  22. Marilyn alias(Punkie) October 13, 2005 at 5:29 pm

    Since everyone else is giving their opinons of the site, I love it too. There is just something about water. The crumbs are floating ontop of it, like God holding us up.
    When I pray for people with a serious need, I often go to Ps. 91 and use it like a prayer inserting the persons name in appropriate places . A nurse told me about it when my husband had a serious illness a few years back, in 1988. He is doing well.

  23. That’s a great idea about Psalm 91. I try to do that with a lot of scripture, but I don’t think I had with that one.

    Isn’t it great when you find people in healthcare that are believer’s too?! My mom had several nurses share with her about the Lord. It really helped.

    Glad your hubby is doing great, Punkie!

  24. Ok – so here’s my post! I do love your sight and I read it everyday. I know we’re only a few miles apart but I don’t see the kids too often & this lets me keep up on them. Also, I think you are a wonderful photographer & I love looking at your pics! Thanks for the updates on your mom. I pray for her everyday! I love you, Karen. You are a wonderful addition to our family!

  25. Keep commenting Cathy!! The more the merrier!!

  26. Thanks Cathy!!! I appreciate your post. . .I really do. I am really glad that everyone is enjoying this. It somehow does make our worlds seem closer. Feel free to post what is going on in your lives too!

    I love you too!

  27. What would you do if you
    Knew all of the things we knew
    Would you stand up for truth
    Or would you turn away too
    And then what if you saw
    All of the things thats wrong
    Would you stand tall and strong
    Or would you turn and walk away