Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

“Don’t bite off more than you can chew.” I don’t know where I heard this first, but I know we heard it around the dinner table. The rule at our house was that if we served ourselves, we had to finish the entire portion: lock, stock, and barrel. However, if someone else piled that portion onto our plates, we could get by without consuming it all. After all, it wasn’t our eyes that were bigger … Read more

Salt – What Can a Lowly Mineral Teach us about Living for Jesus? #3 Salt Preserves

salt preserves

I recently had the opportunity to descend 650 feet into the earth for a tour of a salt mine. We saw a chunk of 99% pure salt, glimmering in the light, almost see-through. There were boulders of salt cut out of the cavern, only 4’ across, and weighing many tons. I couldn’t resist going up to one and licking it. This particular mine covers miles, and is still active today. You wouldn’t think salt would be … Read more

Cornbread with Yogurt and Creamed Corn

cornbread with creamed corn

This recipe for cornbread is a hearty recipe. It’s also quite filling! You’ll need the ingredients one usually uses: cornmeal, flour, sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and baking powder. In addition, you’ll need yogurt and creamed corn. I got this recipe from my friend Ron Miller – who came to a meeting bragging about his wife’s cornbread. He said he’d just had a piece and it was so good. Of course I had to have the … Read more

On Being the Neck that Turns the Head

neck that turns the head

We’ve heard the saying, “She may not be the head, but she’s the neck that turns the head.”  It’s intended to be a negative comment about a wife; and while many times it is, it doesn’t need to be. You know what I think of that saying? I think it can be a positive statement – if the head gets turned in the right way. Sadly, the connotation we usually get from that saying is … Read more

Salt – What Can a Lowly Mineral Teach us about Living for Jesus? #2 It Purifies

salt purifies

I recently had the opportunity to descend 650 feet into the earth for a tour of a salt mine. We saw a chunk of 99% pure salt, glimmering in the light, almost see-through. There were boulders of salt cut out of the cavern, only 4’ across, and weighing many tons. I couldn’t resist going up to one and licking it. This particular mine covers miles, and is still active today. You wouldn’t think salt would … Read more