1/2 cup dried elderberries 2 cups water 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 tsp chopped, fresh ginger root 2-4 whole cloves A few whole peppercorns 1-2 tsp turmeric powder Add all ingredients to a pot, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, then cover and simmer until half way reduced. Let cool slightly, then add 1/2 to 1 cup raw, local, honey. Take 1 tblsp for your daily dose of vitamin C and antioxidants, or 1 tblsp every 3 hours to fight a cold or flu!
And Moses said, "I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned." When the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, "Moses, Moses!" And he said, “Here I am." Exodus 3:3-4 Notice how it wasn’t until Moses turned aside with wonder, that then God called to him. Notice how the LORD saw that he turned aside. God is looking for those who are curious to know more. It’s important to be observant. I have found that those who are g
This month marks the historic observation of a euphoric occasion: the Protestant Reformation! Exactly 500 years ago, Martin Luther defied the Roman Catholic Church by declaring the doctrine that salvation is sought by faith, and not secured by one’s purse or arrived at by works. The movement he started led to the light of God’s grace being revealed throughout Europe, but how did this famous reformer first taste of God’s grace himself? “The just shall live by faith!” “The just
Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic sugar or maple syrup or honey 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1 cup milk (coconut or almond works as well here) 2 cups organic all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp all spice 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp ginger 1 1/2 cups chopped apples (peeled or unpeeled, we prefer McIntosh!) Topping: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tblsp chopped crystallized ginger (optional) In a large bowl, mix together the egg and milk.
I hate injustice–especially when the injustice is against me! It's not often that I'm unjustly treated, but when I am, the offenses usually come in rather large and memorable packages.
One instance that I clearly remember occurred when my family was young. I was attending seminary full time and trying to make ends meet as a caretaker for a very wealthy family.
While raising sheep and horses and maintaining all the equipment, barns, houses, water treatment, and s
Gracious greetings from your friend and resident bibliophile, Finnian Jones. Throughout my many travels, (both of a geographical and literary nature!) I have made the acquaintance of many words whose origin proves worthy of etymological examination. One such expression which thus arrested my attention is the word “handicap.” Today you may know that this simply refers to when someone is put at a disadvantage. However, the historical origin of this term dates back to the 1600s