If you can make a basic white sauce, you can use the same techniques to make all kinds of other sauces, gravies, and soups. It's easy.
Genesis has lots of lists of odd looking names of nobody anyone cares about. They make dry reading. Abram first appears at the end of the one in Chapter 11. Then God called him and he answered. By the time God was...
Like a potter, God has the unquestionable right to do as he chooses with his creations. Does that make him some kind of capricious bully? No. His mercy is over all his works.
Samson may be the most disappointing of all Bible heroes, but don't blame his parents. They did everything right.
New Testament prophet? The Bible names a few. Agabus' two brief appearances both changed the course of the narrative.
Some people make drastic lifestyle changes for the sake of the planet. Actually, many people making smaller changes will have more impact. Here are some suggestions, some free, some cheap, some expensive but worth it.
Jesus agreed to go to Jairus' house and heal his daughter. On the way, a woman interrupted them and Jesus gave her his full attention. She got her healing because of her faith. Jairus' daughter revived because of his...
A wonderfully relaxing place of authentic old buildings, working craftspeople, artifacts, wonderful ice cream, and entertainment.
A young widow thought she was destitute. God thought she was prosperous and arranged for her to feed the prophet Elijah. So she did. She never had more than a little flour and a little oil, but invested a third of it...
Full-time Christian ministry is not limited to professionals. These enterprising tent makers are great role models for the laity.
The half-hearted can't expect to accomplish anything. The bitterness of failure can lead to self-destructive choices. Serve God with all your heart!
What would you do if God gave you the address of a terrorist and told you to got there and pray with him? Ananias went. His prayer changed the world.
Convenience can be expensive--if not in money, then in health or environmental consequences. What conveniences can we really afford?
Human sanitation has come a long ways since the days of the open dump. Unfortunately, modern landfills create their own environmental problems.
Jesus got boiling mad sometimes, even to the point of violence, but his anger was never sinful. What can the rest of us learn from Jesus' anger?
When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah and Mary, both asked a similar question. Why did Zechariah get scolded? Why did Mary not get scolded? Similar doesn't mean same.
Composers of the Classical period had no idea they were writing classical music. The very idea came along later in a divergence between people who wanted music for amusement and people who wanted an artistic experience.
Saints are ordinary people who manage to live a holy life despite their flaws. All believers are saints in terms of their position in the kingdom of God, but not necessarily in walking closely with him on earth. Which...
A trombone made in 1508 looks a lot like some made in 2008. Its role in music has changed much more than its shape. It even survived a near-death experience.
Hezekiah had to cleanse the priesthood and temple before he could hold his Passover celebration. That entailed consecrating the priests, taking out the trash, and restoring holy untensiles. We are a royal priesthood....
These two twins were nothing but trouble most of their lives. Esau never outgrew his earlier apathy for the things of God. Jacob eventually found faith in God and became important in Biblical history. Why did he have to...