No fuss.  Nothing fancy.  Sometimes the simplest things are the best.  This recipe was born out of necessity.  I was out camping with some teenagers and they wanted to go fishing.  Great!  My hubby took them fishing and they caught some Rainbows.  Ah, but you can’t just catch them and throw them away!  The teens learned how to gut it and then actually eat it.  Eek!  They had never had trout.  Cue the picky palate.   Nervously, I looked through our meager camp food...

It is tempting to despair.   In light of the  violence and corruption and blatant disregard of the rule of law, I was beginning to despair.  What can one say about times like these?  Pithy sayings and declarations of our own “pure” thoughts and motives fall short.  There have been worse times.  There may be worse times yet to come.  Perhaps we are seeing the beginning of the end of our great Republic, or perhaps God will lead...

I enjoy reading biographies.  It is always a fascinating thing to find out what makes a person tick.  Abigail Santamaria very thoroughly researched the life of Joy Davidman Gresham, the woman who captivated C.S. Lewis as the subtitle states.   Now I know why many of Lewis’s friends did not like Joy.  They were intrigued by her and so was I, but she would have been a difficult person to get along with.  She explored and immersed herself in all the...

  Genesis 1 The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be tramped upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be beloved.1 Matthew Henry so succinctly describes woman and her nature and value.  What is woman?  What is God’s purpose for her?  In the wake of feminism and gender identity issues, it would do us well to...

This is a must read for every Christian.  Andrew Murray’s classic book is written to the believer who finds it difficult to live a holy Christian life.  Murray had a great burden to bring along new Christians and help them to grow spiritually.  So he walks the reader through that great passage of John 15, the Vine and the Branches.  There are 31 chapters so it can be read in one month at a chapter per day.  I read it in connection with my daily devotions....

Carolyn Custis James wrote this book as her own addendum to the best selling secular book, Half the Sky, which is a book based on the Chinese proverb that women hold up half the sky.  It is a cry for justice and action against the oppression of women and girls around the world.  Without having read Half the Sky, I think I might agree with it actually.   There is no objection from me if we want to encourage people to help end the degradation of women around...

I love Ecclesiates.  If I could summarize, it is this:  Enjoy your blessings from God as a righteous believer. There are no guarantees in life, for we do not know the mind of God who controls and directs in the course of history and in the progress of your life.  Our life is in His hands alone. “For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love...

Martha Peace is a wonderful author for women’s issues, not the least of which is her book, “The Excellent Wife“.  She teams up with Pastor Kent Keller to bring us a book solely devoted to the topic of modesty.  The book is geared toward young women in particular, but I think women of all ages can benefit from it.   The emphasis on the heart issues is so refreshing.  Although details about specific items of clothing are addressed, by far...

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