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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 […]

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, […]

  • November 2, 2017
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One Moment of Clarity Can Change the Course of Your Life

It was 2009 when I turned to my husband and said,                                                                      “If I really write this story [of the Gibeonites of  […]

  • October 31, 2017
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Talking About the Latest Dirt

  Last week we attended Text and Trowel: A Symposium of Archaeology and the Bible at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville KY.   We saw an exhibit of the most significant pieces found at the Associates for Biblical Research team’s twenty years of digging at Khirbet el-Maqatir in Israel,   heard from two eminent Bible […]

The Lizard Got There First

JOURNAL OF TRIP TO ISRAEL 2017   19_TEL HAZOR AND TEL DAN Tues June 20 From Hazor, our touring group of archaeologists and volunteers from the dig at Shiloh (directed by Dr. Scott Stripling) journeyed farther north on the same morning to Tel Dan. At the entrance to the Israeli National Park of Tel Dan we […]