Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing

We can push the religion side of things hard, but unless we are really living for Jesus, filled with the Spirit, trusting in God, we present something that is harsh, bland, and unappetizing. Continue reading Christianity without “the fruit of the Spirit” is harsh, bland, and unappetizing

best recipe of the summer so far – you’ve gotta try this!

I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. – Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 Right now I’m basking in the glory of an unsolicited endorsement that has warmed my heart. No, not one of my books, but my cooking. … Continue reading best recipe of the summer so far – you’ve gotta try this!

it’s growing season in Wake Forest

The eyes of all look to you,     and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand,     satisfying the desire of every living thing. The Lord is just in all his ways,     and kind in all his doings. The Lord is near to all who call on him,     to all who call on him in truth. – Psalm 145:15-18 Most of you are aware that I … Continue reading it’s growing season in Wake Forest

“Always give us this bread!” – no substitutions, only the best

We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will. Continue reading “Always give us this bread!” – no substitutions, only the best

Second Blue Apron review – Shrimp Coconut Curry

Here, as promised, is my latest “Blue Apron” recipe review – our second such meal this week. Friday evening I prepared the Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry. This time I’m awarding the meal a grade of “B-minus,” having lost a few points for less-than-stellar directions. Once again, the flavor profile was excellent. I have already learned a lot from the way both recipes (click here for the … Continue reading Second Blue Apron review – Shrimp Coconut Curry