The Star Namer’s Star Continues to Make News

Alpha Centauri is the star referred to in Shepherd, Potter, Spy–and the Star Namer. What the Late Bronze Age Gibeonites of Canaan knew about it was that it was called Toliman which was interpreted to mean “the heretofore and the hereafter.” Ishtaba, the master potter of Gibeon, saw the meaning of the star’s name indicated someone in the […]

Christmas–Ten Days Away? It’s Baking Day!

Christmas is ten days away? (!) Where does the time go? This week we’ve taken another step into the world of high-tech modernization—we’ve ordered groceries on-line. We may be the last on the block to do so. Having my ankle in a cast after a bad sprain, it finally sounded like a necessity. Plus there […]

Jalapeno Cornbread Dressing … Without the Jalapenos

I found this recipe for Jalapeno Cornbread Dressing in the newspaper years ago, tried it, and loved it.  It’s Jalapeno Dressing if you start with Jalapeno Cornbread. I start with plain cornbread. But I keep the name as a warning, or heh, heh, to decrease the competition. My daughter and son-in-law recently told me we […]

  • November 18, 2017
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How to Schedule Your Various Thanksgiving Dishes

An age old conundrum: How to get everything done and to the table at the optimum time for your family. (We like 2:00 pm: lots of lead up time without getting up too early on a holiday. And 2:00 gives an hour before the Cowboys’ kickoff. A must-see in this family, but of course, it’s […]

Sage Dressing: Minrosa’s Tradition for Thanksgiving

My mother’s name was Dora Minrosa Jones Miracle. She hated her first name because there was someone on radio or in the cartoons called “dumb Dora.” Her own family called her “Min’rose.” Her name was unique and so was she. A roommate in college, on hearing my mother’s name, asked if she was Spanish. I […]

Oklahoma Farmhouse Cornbread

It was August when I was about 8 years old. Mama was sewing on our back-to-school outfits. (3 girls x 5 days a week?) It was time to start supper, but she did not want to quit just yet. “Peggy, go make cornbread.” Back and forth I went from her sewing area to the kitchen […]

  • November 14, 2017
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Where Jesus Walked

Near the Jesus Boat Museum our tour bus brought us to a pier for charter boat rides on the Sea of Galilee.   We explored the shores until our scheduled time to board. After a morning of trekking through ruins and taking in an exciting museum, the hum of the boat’s  motor, the hazy, lazy […]

On Being Counted a Digger

  We recently attended the Text and Trowel:                                                                        A Symposium of Archaeology and the Bible at the    University of Pikeville […]

An Explosive Find When Nothing Much Was Happening

JOURNAL OF TRIP TO ISRAEL 2017 20_Sea of Galilee or Sea of Tiberias or Lake Kinnereth Wed June 21 Have you experienced a day when ‘nothing much was happening’?   On a day much like one of those we’ve all experienced, two brothers, fishermen on the Sea of Galilee, looked at the facts.  The lake was low, […]