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Broken (by Len Winneroski)

I like to pretend that I have it all together. I mean some days I feel like my mind is as sharp as a razor, my faith is as big as a mountain, and I can walk on water. But the truth is, other days I walk around in a fog, my faith is more … Continue reading

Poisoned Catalysts (by Len Winneroski)

About five years ago I wrote a manna entitled Kinetic Faith. This devotional was about the role of catalysts in chemical reactions and life reactions. Catalysts bring two things together to make something new. The catalysts don’t become part of the new, larger, molecule, they release the new chemically bonded chemicals to go off to join together two … Continue reading

The Selfie Generation (by Len Winneroski)

I know that I’m about to sound old, but what’s the deal with selfies? I was just laughing over a post by one of my son’s friends about the correct way to take and post a selfie. We live in a digital, social media crazed, generation. In today’s world if you have a phone you … Continue reading

The Chum Bucket (by Len Winneroski)

I just got back from spending the weekend with 23 middle school students and some amazing adult leaders in beautiful Brown County Indiana. It’s prime color change time so the views around the Walnut Hills Retreat were stunning. We had perfect weather for outdoor devotions, campfires, s’mores, hiking, paddle boating, canoeing, and glow-stick capture the … Continue reading

Love and Truth

Good morning friends. Our dear friend and sister in Christ, Becky Rommel, has been under attack the past week on social media for sharing her view about gay marriage. Please join me in praying for Becky and her family. The campaign for gay marriage has been portrayed as a campaign for love. I see very little love in … Continue reading


I am so thankful for the men and women who have sacrificed life and limb so that we can live in a free country. We can say what we think and don’t have to agree with one another. It seems that lately we are free to express our opinions as long as they don’t offend … Continue reading

Actions Speak Louder than Words

The following story is a reprint of a story that was published originally by Taylor University. Although I have never had the pleasure of meeting Chris, I am friends with his dad. I hope that you are as blessed by this story as I was the first time that I read it. We would do well … Continue reading

Awesome coffee, awesome vision, awesome people

Good morning manna and coffee community! My friends, Joel and Julie Workman, are in the process of gathering funds to launch into ministry with their family in London through the Greater Europe Mission (GEM).  Please check out their ministry page, Workman Adventures, by clicking HERE. They are looking for ministry partners to pray for them and … Continue reading

Spiritual Fresh Air

Originally posted on follow the light:
 It’s a beautiful day here in Texas; bright sunlight surrounds us and the temperature is hovering around 72 degrees. I just came back from taking a walk and feeling the warm sun shine on my face. I opened all the windows to let the fresh air in, and the…

Houston, We Have a Problem

Originally posted on h.o.o.d:
Good morning h.o.o.d! One of the authors that has impacted me greatly over the years is Patrick Morley. If you have never read any of his books men, I’d highly recommend them. Pat leads a ministry called that’s on a mission to wake men up to the fact that we…

A powerful little book….

Originally posted on h.o.o.d:
I know a lot of you men out there don’t have time to read, or just don’t like to read. Please consider taking 20-30 minutes to read this little 53 page book. It could change your life and the life of your kids. “So let me say this…

Do Men Need to Lead? (by Len Winneroski)

Yesterday I was scrolling through my Facebook traffic and saw the following comment from my friend Crissy, “If I ever wrote a Christian book it would be called “The Need to Lead; narcissism exposed.” This comment grabbed my attention. When I went back later to read all of the follow-up comments, I read, “Would it … Continue reading

New Free Books Page

Friends, I’ve added a new page to manna and coffee with links to free books that have been written by the manna and coffee contributors if anyone is interested. Link

The Vow (by Len Winneroski)

One of the greatest moments in a parent’s life is the moment that their child decides to accept God’s call on their life to follow Jesus. We had one of those moments recently, when my twelve-year old daughter turned to me out of the blue and said, “Dad, I’m ready to be baptized.” After probing … Continue reading

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


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


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 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


“Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.” Mark 9:41 (NIV) Dear friends, the Lord has brought a wonderful ministry across my path this week that I wanted to share with you.  Please check out coffee4good … Continue reading

Adam (by Debrah S. Bernier)

The Lord made Adam And then He made Eve. They were meant to be a couple, To each other they were to cleave. The Lord gave Adam A job all his own- To name all the animals, And those with no backbone. Adam did his job, He did it so well, That now we have … Continue reading

Let Us Not Compare (by Gary Roberts)

When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12 How easy it is to compare ourself to someone else. One of two things happens – either we feel a whole lot better than the other person or we feel like we don’t measure up. We think … Continue reading

Manna and Coffee is One Year Old!

Good morning friends.  We would like to take this day to thank the Lord for His work through mannaandcoffee this past year.  It has been truly amazing to see how God has brought together faithful writers, musicians and readers from around the world to enable this labor of love.  We would love to hear from … Continue reading

High Horses & Low Riders (by Aaron Case)

Okay, I’m wrecked, totally ruined, all because of a sincere compliment. I don’t take compliments well. You know, with humility? The other day one of my Facebook friends commented on one of my posts. She said she looked forward to what I post each day. A really nice thing to say right? I got the … Continue reading

Smile (by Denise Kendall Totten)

I looked at my Bible today and saw something that made me smile. It was a fingerprint. It is a habit for me when I am really stuck on a verse to hold my head in my hands as I am reading, more times than not when I am stuck I will also hold my … Continue reading

Breakthrough (by Becky Rommel)

Good Morning!! I am FREE. Yes I broke out of PRISON. What!! From my ADDITIONS!! How many people do you see BREAKING into PRISON? Zero!! But yet we do it every day with are ADDITIONS. We CHAIN ourselves to them. I smoked for 21 yrs. I was in CHAINS. I would even count how many … Continue reading

Fishers of Men (by Becky Rommel)

Good Morning!! My FATHER is a great FISHERMAN. He has a procedure that he must go through CLEANING his fish so that they can be ready to SERVE in record TIME.  First in the procedure is TONKING THEM IN THE HEAD. He doesn’t want them to SUFFER through the PROCESS. Now is when the work … Continue reading

A New Dawn (by Becky Rommel)

The morning brings a new dawn today. The sun shines and it lifts up my soul O Lord. Even through the cool of the wind I feel your presence touch my face. I do not know from one day to another how I will continue, but you will be the lifter of my soul. You … Continue reading

In the Moment (by Becky Rommel)

As I stood in the presence of God, a Curtain was before me. It was held by the rays of the Sun. The Curtain symbolized time. The separation between days past, and the future to hold. On one side stood regret and failure. On the other stood anxiety and fear. A great light pierced the … Continue reading

The Currency of Heaven (by Len Winneroski)

Good morning brothers and sisters.  My prayers is that you will find wisdom and peace as you seek to follow our Lord Jesus Christ today.  I was blessed to receive the following post on the site today.  Please take to heart our sister’s request for prayer and her heart-felt desire for her friend to know … Continue reading

Forgiveness (by Becky Rommel)

I saw unforgivingness on a beach. Where a river flowed before me. Running waters that were crystal clear. I could see through the banks that held them together. Just in front of me stood a barrier, full of stone and rock, waiting to pierce anything that I touched. I longed to reach beyond that which … Continue reading

Under The Sun Cafe

Dear brothers and sisters, if you live near Whiteland Indiana please check out Under the Sun Cafe which is located at 250 N. US 31 Whitland, Indiana (phone: 317-535-0502 and website:  They are currently open Friday-Sunday. Here is a link to a PDF file with the rest of their summer concerts: UTS Cafe Progs … Continue reading

Moral Decay (by Greg Allen)

It troubles me to see the moral decay spreading across our land.  I recently finished reading the book “Prayers Of Our Presidents” by Jerry MacGregor and Marie Prys. America was founded by those who believed in Christian principles, by those who had a belief and faith in God. Seventy-nine percent of Americans claim to be Christians, but we … Continue reading

Lessons from the Model T (by Len Winneroski)

My family and I just had the opportunity to spend time with my parents and visit the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn Michigan.  I highly recommend visiting this national treasure! Henry Ford (1863-1947) made the assembly line and interchangeable parts famous between 1908 and 1915 when the Ford Motor Company began production of the Ford … Continue reading

Love Never Fails

“Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 One of my favorite songs from Jesus Culture: Your Love Never Fails

Attention to Detail (by Len Winneroski)

“Jesus answered: ‘Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father…Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it … Continue reading

The Moon (by Donald A. Cobb)

The moon is a beautiful object. Whether full or crescent, half or sliver, its beauty has been viewed with awe since the beginning of time. A full harvest moon is one of the most spectacular sights in the heavens as is the infrequent and dramatic lunar eclipse. Early man saw the moon and wrote fables … Continue reading

On Guard in Suburbia (by Len Winneroski)

“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” Romans 16:20, NIV Last week a momma duck decided to make her nest in the landscaping by my neighbors’ garage. This would normally be no big deal, but we don’t live by a lake. My neighbors are very sweet people, and they have adopted … Continue reading

Following Through (by Ronni Meier)

I was watching the world cup the other day, and France was playing China. China was ahead 1-0 coming down to the end of the game, but the French offense was dominating. It was almost assured that they would score a goal, and either send the game into overtime or win. There was a minute … Continue reading

Laughter, Joy and Jesus (by Len Winneroski)

“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions by anointing you with the oil of joy.” Hebrews 1:9, NIV I learned a new word today, “gelotology.”  Gelotology is the study of laughter and it’s psychological and physiological effects on the body. Believe it or not gelotologists … Continue reading