Baptisms and Mine Fields

Near the north end of the Dead Sea is a new site not available to us in 2010. In 2010 we visited a Jordan River baptism site at the point where the out-flow of the Sea of Galilee entered the Jordan River.     At the time we were told this most northern point of the […]

The Dead Sea & Poisonous Fruit

  There is a tree in the Jordan Valley that Scott Stripling pointed out to us. He called it the Arara tree. He pointed out this desert tree with large mango-like fruit. This is the  “large fruit full of air and poison” referred to in Jeremiah 17:5 and in this article, Where is the Juice? by Lois […]

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 […]

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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 […]