The Factor in Miracles

When miracles happen, God uses people and things – and His power. When God asks us to do something, He expects us to factor in His involvement. Think about the miracles described in the Bible. The widow who owed money had only one jar of oil. Elisha told her to borrow empty jars and fill […]

Things I Learned as a Mom after the Virginia Tech Shooting

  The 2007 Virginia Tech Shooting “Don’t you have a son at Virginia Tech?” one of my coworkers asked me. “I have two there,” I told her. “Why?” “There’s been a shooting at Virginia Tech and  it sounds bad.” I’m sure you know what I did. I called my boys and, when I didn’t get […]

Communion (Unleavened) Bread

  This communion bread is unleavened bread. Unleavened bread is made without yeast. For information about this, you can click here. That means that it is made without yeast. Jewish people spent time before the Passover getting rid of any leaven in their dwellings. Leaven symbolized sin. They needed to have their homes free from […]

Teaching Children How to Color a Lie

My mother was so honest that it hurt. When she gave me a bill for something she’d purchased for me, it was itemized down to the last penny. Who cares about a penny – or two – or three? Did it really matter when my bill was $12.97 and I gave her $13.00? Oh yes, […]

Remorse or Repentance? There’s a Difference

The Easter story and the aftermath is full of emotion and rebirth. It also has its share of sorrow, betrayal, and denial. As Jesus was facing the Cross, He was abandoned by the disciples. By the time He died and rose again, the disciple circle was in shambles. I’m sure when Judas looked back at […]

Cheesecake – Easy and Simple

If you’re looking for a basic and simple cheesecake recipe that is as good as it’s easy, here it is. A graham cracker crust topped with a filling of cream cheese, eggs, sugar and vanilla that is baked is about as easy as it gets. ‘Not too sweet and not too rich, that’s what this […]

Why We Need to Read to our Kids

If you don’t read to your kids, you should. If you do read to your kids, good for you! Sir Richard Steele once said, “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” My mother must have believed that, because she took us to our local library regularly and allowed us to check out […]

Three Questions for Peter – and Feeding Sheep

After the resurrection of Jesus, there were still things He needed to teach the disciples before His ascension to Heaven. For starters, the disciples no doubt had guilt about their disappearance during His trial,  His scourging, and His awful crucifixion. We know John was at the foot of the cross with Mary, the mother of […]

Bean Dip with Chips

This cheesy bean dip is great for an appetizer or a dish for a party. I like this recipe because I can put it together a day ahead and then just bake it before it’s time to serve. Plus, it’s delicious. You will need Monterrey Jack, Cheddar, and Cream Cheese. You’ll need refried beans, sour […]

On Good Friday, Sunday is Coming!

Sunday is coming, but today is Good Friday. The best thing about Good Friday is that Sunday is coming. On that day, I’m sure the disciples and the mother of Jesus felt it was the end of the world instead of the beginning.  If I had been there, I would have felt that way, too.  […]