A list of plants that grow well in flowerbeds that are in the afternoon sun. The climate of south Florida can make it a difficult place to grow a beautiful flower garden, but these plants are hardy enough to withstand the heat and humidity.
Pasta shells stuffed with a ground chicken and spinach filling and topped with a rich tomato-enhanced cream sauce. A great dish to take to a get-together or enjoy with your family at home.
You don't need wheat flour to have a scrumptious chocolate cake for dessert at your next party or family gathering. This cake is a crowd-pleaser that all of your family and friends can enjoy.
A gluten-free recipe. Rich almond and spice tea cakes that are sure to please any palate.
The set used for stop-motion animation is just as important as the figures. Attention to detail and proportion will help you construct a set that will complement your puppets and the films you create.
A torte made with a salty-sweet filling of caramel, pecans, and frosting sandwiched between layers of brown sugar cake. The perfect cake to complete a family dinner or enjoy over coffee with friends.
Crispy yet chewy cookies flavored with honey and sesame seeds.
Crunchy vegetables, queso fresco, and quinoa are combined with a tart lime juice and fresh cilantro dressing to form a salad that is delightful both as a side dish as well as on its own.
When researching your ancestry, you must look past the story of your ancestors' lives and study the events that were happening around them during the era in which they lived. The knowledge of simple historical facts can open up avenues in your research that you may not have otherwise considered.
A creamy tomato soup accented with cilantro and other complimentary flavors, such as oregano, paprika, and cumin. It's perfect to have on a cold winter day or to serve chilled on a warm summer night.
Delectable pumpkin cupcakes topped with maple syrup-flavored frosting make the perfect treat alongside a steaming cup of coffee or tea on a cold day.
A sweet way to employ saffron in the kitchen. Paired with the mellow flavor of oranges, saffron adds a light floral note to this custard-filled tart.
A well-written historical novel will have many hours of research behind it. How to conduct such research and points to consider when creating a story within a historical context.
These rich, dense cocoa brownies make the perfect base for an ice-cream sundae. They are also delicious on their own with a tall glass of milk.
A delicious, made-from-scratch yellow cake batter that can be used to make layer cakes, cupcakes, and shaped party cakes.
No one wants their vacation interrupted by a hurricane, but sometimes it happens. How to prepare yourself, both at home and while traveling, to best handle the effects of a hurricane on your trip.
Christians often suffer from an identity crisis. We lack understanding as to whom we have become through the work of Jesus, and this lack of understanding causes us to miss many things the Lord has for us in Him. As we look through Scripture, we can discover what God says about those He has made...
Tangy lemon sugar cookies topped with a sweet strawberry icing make the perfect springtime treat!
A poem about the wonder of God the Son coming to earth as a human to save us.
Enjoy the taste of Swedish meatballs without having to roll out all of those little meatballs. A recipe that mimics the taste of the traditional dish while taking away some of the effort to make it.
A tasty pasta salad loaded with chicken, cheese, black beans, corn, and olives. The zesty salsa-ranch dressing gives the salad a Southwestern kick. Perfect for a picnic or casual dinner get-together.
Classic thumbprint cookies made even better by the addition of peanut butter. A cookie version of the quintessential combination of peanut butter and jelly.
Part of being a Christian means consecrating (devoting) yourself to the Lord and, by faith, living as He commands us to live. It is a calling for all believers in Jesus, not just a special few.
A small collection of poems based on themes related to the Gospel, salvation and life in Christ.
These thick and hearty pancakes that are laced with spiced apple chunks make a perfect weekend or holiday breakfast.
Easy-to-make brown sugar cookie bars topped with jam and a crumbly oatmeal mixture. A quick and satisfying dessert.
How to create basic clay figures that can be posed. Making polymer clay figures for stop-motion animation (claymation) can seem like a daunting project for a beginner. However, with some simple tools and patience, anyone who wants to learn how to make these characters can do so.
This creamy rice dish, flavored with sour cream and a blend of herbs, makes an excellent side for most meals. The recipe is gluten-free, and can easily be adapted to be dairy-free or vegan.
Easy, delicious pumpkin muffin recipe that is great for everyday or special occasions.
A great way to find new clues while researching your family history is to visit old cemeteries. A lot of regions may not have death records available, so gravesites are the next best thing for finding out vital information on your ancestors.
At Christmastime we celebrate the gift of the Son of God made flesh. Yet Jesus coming to earth as a baby is only the beginning of the story of God with us. He left the manger to fulfill His mission to redeem a people for Himself.
A delightful coffee cake topped with a rich pecan-spice mixture. This cake is perfect for brunch on special occasions, such as Christmas or Mother's Day, or as sweet treat for an afternoon gathering.
How to make a butterfly jar. A dead butterfly can be used to make a lovely piece of "natural" art. Only a few simple items are needed to create this craft.
A delicious spin on the classic lasagna, this dish features chicken, vegetables, and alfredo sauce as the star ingredients instead of the usual ground beef or sausage with tomato sauce.
Delicious cookies that blend several add-ins together to create a distinctive taste. The light tartness of the dried cherries and the slight crunch of the cashews pair well with the sweetness of the chocolate and the chewiness of the cookie itself. Perfect for special occasions or as an everyday...
A simple chicken salad recipe that is perfect for a picnic, tea party, or lazy summer afternoon lunch.
A poem written for the victims of the global sex-slave trade. There is hope and healing for them in Jesus.
Walking as Jesus walked means walking by the Holy Spirit and obeying what He tells us, both in the Scriptures and on an individual basis. The Lord desires to speak to each of His children. Freedom comes by walking in the Holy Spirit.
Contentment in life flows from understanding that the Lord is our provider. Money can never take the place of Him or the things of His Kingdom. Chasing after wealth and things like the world does leaves a believer discontented and with less than what the Lord wants to give him.
Our time on earth matters, both in regards to where we will spend eternity and, for the Christian, what we will have in the future in God's Kingdom. Believers must live like this time here is important if we are to fulfill the reason Jesus has us here in the first place.
The love of God is different from the kind love this world understands. It is patient, unselfish, forgiving, and always there. This is the love God wants to pour through us each day, and we can walk in in it as we yield to the Holy Spirit's work in us.
The words we speak have the power to heal or destroy. As Christians, the Lord would have us speak life to those around us.
As believers, we must be fully persuaded that the God we serve is able to do what He says He will do. Abraham's unwavering faith is a beautiful picture of what being fully persuaded looks like in the life of a servant of God.
For believers in Jesus, happiness is not a fleeting feeling based on our possessions or circumstances in life. True happiness comes from abiding in Jesus and being content with His blessings.
We often try to make ourselves feel superior to those around us by comparing ourselves with them, thinking about how much better we are than they are. God calls us to a humility that realizes we have nothing apart from Him, and places others above ourselves.
Worshipping the Lord at all times means honoring Him in our hearts and lives in every circumstance, even when we do not feel like doing so. This heart to worship Him this way starts by sitting at His feet in the secret place.
Leaning on Jesus means trusting Him to care for us and relying on Him for all things. As we lean on Him we come to realize we have nothing apart from Him.
Pausing to sit in the presence of Jesus at the end of the day is just as important as beginning your day with Him. Let Him use the stillness of the evening hours to speak to You and renew your heart in Him.
Help with genealogy research. Variations in the spelling of your ancestors' first names and surnames can cause a lot of trouble for you when you are researching your family history. Tips for overcoming the hurdles caused by spelling variations and nicknames.
A guide to help you make the most of a vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. The city of St. Augustine, FL is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Florida south of Jacksonville, St. Augustine offers the perfect place to relax, as well as learn...
Sarasota, Florida is a beautiful place to retreat for a seaside vacation. Gorgeous beaches (including the famous Siesta Key Beach), cultural activities, golf courses, and historical sites are just a few of the many venues for relaxation and entertainment in Sarasota and the surrounding area.
Here are tips for researching your ancestors based on how their extended family migrated. How extended families moved from place to place in the past can become a key to unlocking missing parts of your family heritage.
Budgies (parakeets) make wonderful pets for first-time and experienced bird keepers alike. Tips for acquiring and caring for a pet parakeet.
Help with genealogy research. The maternal lines of your ancestry may be difficult to research, but there are ways to uncover these branches in your family tree. Advice on how to overcome "brick walls" in your family tree related to missing maiden names.
A guide to visiting Charleston, SC . The city of Charleston is a lovely place to take a vacation. If you have never had the chance to see Charleston, you should plan to visit there the next time you have a chance to take a vacation. It is well worth the trip!
A beginner's guide on how to do genealogy research online. Researching one's ancestry is an interesting pastime and can lead to many fascinating discoveries. The internet can be a very useful tool for those who would like to learn more about their family history.
Tips for how to find out whether your ancestors fought in the Civil War. The Civil War impacted the lives of a large part of the American population. There are many resources online that can help you discover whether any of your ancestors played a part in this conflict.
Tips for selecting and taking care of your first pet rabbit. Rabbits make wonderful pets, but there are some things that you will need to consider before bringing one home. A guide to starting off right with your new furry friend.