Growing

Make Room for More

When extra guests knock at the door, a hostess might worry about running out of food or drink. With Jesus, there is never lack. Psalm 23:5 reminds us, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

Eating

Healthy Moms are Happy Moms

Hey kids and teens: Want to do something nice—I mean, really nice—for your Mom on Mother’s Day? Here’s an idea. Treat her to a healthy snack: No-Bake Carrot-Apple Breakfast Bars.

Eating

Jeweled Beet Salad

Ladies, because each of you is a jewel in God’s crown, may I present Jeweled Beet Salad? It is a luxurious melding of earthy beets and cardamom, brightened and sweetened with fresh orange.

Growing

Seedlings of Hope

If little green plants on the dresser in front of the window on the last day of November can change my perception of what season it is, just like that, I can pick “joy, joy, joy” over “brood, brood, brood.” No matter what happens.

Eating

Hot Cacao: Liquid Comfort

Enter the comfort of hot cacao. Little sip by little sip, I allow its luxurious
goodness to coat my mouth. Aromas of cacao and vanilla, laced with pure maple
syrup for sweetness, waft into my sinuses. Pure heaven.

Relating

Got Anger? Get Rid of It, Kingdom Style

I cried. I screamed. I couldn’t sleep. I pleaded with people and with God. I felt guilty for being angry at all. It was tumultuous. And so began my search to understand anger—its causes, what the Bible says about anger, and what I should do with it.

Growing

Have You Met Jesus?

Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph; he was a carpenter and a teacher. Yes, he knew earthly things because he lived in the flesh like you and me. He was God and man in one person…a mystery.