What I Learned from a Queen – How to Appeal

how to appeal

The pre-queen I met her through the pages of a book. She was queen during a tumultuous time. There are some things about her story that don’t make sense, but I have to leave that with God. During the course of her life, she used her power to win favor with the king. That favor saved her life and the life of her own people. Truly, she was in that palace for such a time as … Read more

Slow-fried Potatoes

slow fried potatoes

Fry them slowly. This dish is a variation of the Dutch Fried Potatoes I often make. I like to make these potatoes when I’ve been busy and have not taken time to prepare food ahead of time. With this recipe, I don’t need to cook and peel the potatoes ahead of time. Sometimes I peel them and keep them cold in water in the refrigerator to save on time later. The key to these potatoes … Read more

Why We Need To Call 9-1-1

September 10 – before 9-1-1. Before I went to bed on September 10, 2001, I knew what I was going to do the next day: sleep. I’d been fighting a cold from allergies, changing weather and the germs my kids probably brought home from school. Because I tend to lapse into a drunken stupor when I take medication for a cold or allergies, I delay until all else has failed. I’d spent September 10 getting … Read more

She Wouldn’t Turn Back

Choices The choices, Ruth – a Moabite woman – made, impacted each of us. Although she lived 4000 years before us, her choices affect us today. The Moabites were descendants of Moab, the son of Lot (Abraham’s nephew) from an incestuous relationship with his own daughter. The Moabite people were pagan; they did not worship Jehovah God. So how did Ruth, a Moabitess, come to be in the genealogy of Jesus Christ?! That’s an interesting … Read more

Congealed Jello with Applesauce

The salad This congealed salad is festive for any season or meal, and rather simple to make.  You just need four ingredients: water, jello, applesauce, and lemon juice. One of the things I like about it (besides it cool, refreshing flavor) is that it can be made a day or two ahead.  It’s also easy to fix to serve to a large crowd of folks.  You can put it into a flat storage container and … Read more