Homemade Lemonade (Squeeze, Slice, Sugar)

During these hot summer heat waves, let this refreshing homemade lemonade cool your days. You can prepare the lemons with sugar ahead of time and store it in the freezer.  When you’re ready to make lemonade, just add water and allow it to flavor for two to three hours.  Voila!  You’ll wonder how you never thought of this yourself.   Lemonade – simply homemade I got this recipe from my sister, who got it from … Read more

The Reasons We Tell Lies

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The fisherman’s lie. There’s the well-known tale of the fisherman who comes back with a story of his great catch. He opens his arms to show how long the fish was – yet even as he is speaking, he is moving his arms further and further apart. The size of the fish grows with the telling of the tale. Why does a fisherman exaggerate the size of the fish in his telling? Is it because … Read more

Anti-Abortion or Pro-Lives? A Call to Redemptive Engagement with the Abortion Crisis – a Guest Post

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More than one way to be pro-life. The recent passing of the Reproductive Health Act by the New York State Legislature has served as a chilling wake up call to many Christians. The passing of this Act removed a long-standing ban on abortion after twenty-four weeks, effectively making it possible for a full-term abortion of any child if sanctioned by a healthcare professional. New York joined eight other states that provide no legal protection for … Read more

Delectable Chocolate Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Delectable and Delicious When you see this delectable chocolate cake, you’ll think it is difficult to make. It isn’t, especially if you make it a few days or a week ahead and freeze the cake. Then, the day before you want to serve it, slice it horizontally (while still partially frozen), mix up the filling, and put the four layers together. You can even make the filling a day ahead if you’d like, which decreases … Read more

Our Battles – and a story from the Bible (Jehoshaphat)

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Every Man has a Battle. Every one of us faces difficulties and trials. Our natural inclination is to figure out what we can do about them. There’s a story in the Bible that gives guidelines for responding when an enemy appears to be conquering. Jehoshaphat became king of Judah when he was twenty-five and reigned for thirty-five years. During that reign, enemy armies came to battle against Jehoshaphat and his people. You can read the entire … Read more