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Focus on the Heart (by Len Winneroski)

 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 My least favorite part of painting is the trim work. I used to tape everything prior to painting to keep the paint on the walls and off the molding, door casings and ceiling. Taping takes a long time and … Continue reading

Identity (by Andrew Mullek)

People everywhere are struggling to “find themselves.” Their insecurities lie just beneath the surface. Most are defined by how others see them and by their achievements, such as how their career is progressing, how much stuff they have, etc. We need to understand that if we fail to find our identity in what God says … Continue reading

Bricks (by Len Winneroski)

But while knowledge makes us feel important, it is love that strengthens the church. – 1 Corinthians 8:1 (New Living Translation) Lately I’ve been reading a lot about the history of the church. If you would have asked me a few years ago what church I attended, I would have given you an address, told … Continue reading

The Maze (by Martha J. Weber)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6 I needed to go shopping. When I arrived at the entrance of the parking lot it was blocked off with police cars. They … Continue reading

Manna and Coffee Is on Facebook Now

Dear friends, Manna and Coffee is on Facebook now! Manna and Coffee was created to become a community site where Christians can come together to encourage one another and share life lessons and good teaching. If you like to share your faith through blogging, or if you run across a meaningful article that has encouraged you … Continue reading

Scars (by Len Winneroski)

David said to Saul, “Let no one lose heart on account of this Philistine; your servant will go and fight him.” Saul replied, “You are not able to go out against this Philistine and fight him; you are only a young man, and he has been a warrior from his youth.” But David said to … Continue reading

Us the Walking Dead

Originally posted on Breaking Bread with Ricky Maye:
Us the Walking Dead With acclaimed shows like The Walking Dead and blockbuster movies like World War Z, the discussion over the zombies and the living dead have been running rampant over the Internet and many water coolers. But what if I told you I didn’t think…

What is Christmas? (by Joseph Bertin)

Our man-made traditions show us that Christmas is a time of celebration. Certainly, we decorate our homes with brightly colored lights and decorations. We wrap gifts in festive paper and ribbons. But, do we really understand the reasons why? Do we really know the significance of what we celebrate? We have been told since childhood … Continue reading

Blooming in Adversity (by Tony Rumble)

I love the way God chooses to speak when we least expect it. From time to time, I get behind in my gardening, and weeds spring up everywhere. Thistles and maple sprouts start running amuck. I often contrast the weeds in the flowerbeds around my house with the “weeds” in my personal life.  The other … Continue reading

A Life in Advertising

Originally posted on The Blue Balloon:
For the past couple days, I was blessed with the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. for an advertising convention. My school sent six students to learn about more about the industry that we are studying. The convention included a number of speakers and panels with advertising professionals. These…

Jesus in Disguise (by Tony Rumble)

Do you ever wonder about the people that come into our life? Or pass through our life in a fleeting moment. Have you ever thought it just might be Jesus in disguise? We have had a special needs young adult female visiting our small group at church. I’ll call her Jane. Jane has been coming … Continue reading

Carrots, Eggs and Coffee Beans

My pastor, David Ward, shared a powerful illustration this past Sunday about how to face adversity as a believer in Christ. He was teaching from 1 Peter 4:12-19. Are we carrots, eggs or coffee beans?  Here are a few links to the story that he shared with us. I found a Youtube link (5.4 minutes) … Continue reading

Special Manna and Coffee Prayer Request!

Dear friends, Would you please join me in praying for Gary Roberts and D.A Cobb who are both facing health issues?  These two men of God are regular manna contributors and they both need your prayer support right now. They are both also working on books so prayers for their strength and inspiration would be … Continue reading

Church, One Lump or Two (by John Loy)

While serving in the Marine Corps, I drank my coffee black. There was nothing quite like the bold, full flavored taste. And the cooks at the chow hall were not afraid to make it STRONG. If you have ever watched an episode of MASH or other military themed show, you know the type of coffee … Continue reading

God’s Plan (by John Loy)

Luke’s gospel tells the story of ten men with leprosy who were in need of a touch from Jesus. Leprosy was incurable. They asked Jesus for a healing, and He extended it to them. But out of the ten, only one returned to give Him thanks. We read that “One of them, when he saw … Continue reading

Thanksgiving

Dear friends of Manna and Coffee, thank you so much for making us a regular part of your day.  I am so thankful for the talented authors and artists who have taken the time to share their hearts and work with this site! I pray that God has been glorified and that you have been … Continue reading

No Ads Anymore!!

Dear friends, It was pointed out to me today that ya’ll have been seeing ads in the devotional postings.  I just purchased a “no ad” option for our site so please let me know if you are still receiving any advertisements in our devotional writings.  Please continue to pray for our site and encourage others … Continue reading

Ideas?

Jesus prayed, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you.  May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even … Continue reading

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many … Continue reading

Calling All Writers!

Good morning friends!  I just wanted to tell everyone what a joy that it has been to serve our Lord through posting the wonderful devotional writings that my dear brothers and sisters in Christ have submitted.  I hope that this site has been a blessing to you.  We are looking for more writers, artists and … Continue reading