Day old French bread (3-4 cups)
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
*optional seasoning of your choice
Red pepper flakes
We’ll begin by cutting up a loaf of day old French bread. We’ll need, oh, three to four cups. I like to make ‘em big. You know, at least the size of dice, if not bigger…
Now, we’ll get our butter and oil started in a skillet. We’ll use about two tablespoons of each. This is an old trick folks. The oil keeps the...
I don’t know how I made it out single.
Shortly after my first year of college, I went to Australia for a school with YWAM. Some of you may be familiar with the missions giant whose acronym officially stands for “Youth With A Mission,” while those of us who have survived it know it stands for something completely different: Young Women After Men, Yes, We Arrange Marriages and the list goes on.
After YWAM I headed to Chicago to attend Moody Bridal Institute—I mean Bible Institute. My...
1 to 1 and ½ pounds fresh shrimp
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 stick of butter
1 bag of frozen chopped onion, bell pepper, and celery
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 cans of RoTel Tomatoes
5 cups milk
2 cups old fashioned grits
1 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
1 8oz. package cream cheese
We’ll begin by taking a heavy pot and heating a tablespoon of olive oil and a stick of butter. Then we’ll sauté our bag of frozen...
Why did Jesus spend time praying? What are the lessons that Jesus’ prayer life teaches us? How should we pray in order to know God intimately?
Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Cameron (@timcameron8245) about his book, 40 Days Through the Prayers of Jesus: A Journey to Pray More Like Christ (Charisma House, 2017).
What’s the purpose of prayer?
Tim Cameron: I believe prayer has two great purposes. The first purpose is to change us. Prayer changes your outlook on life. It changes your...
1 (4-oz.) package feta cheese, crumbled
Salt and pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds carrots
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Folks, I’ve never really been a fan of candied carrots—at least until I started cooking them with balsamic vinegar and tossing ‘em with feta cheese. Things changed quickly after that. These little darlings deserve a place at the table.
We’ll begin by cutting our carrots lengthwise into long, thin strips. Then...
“We may be little, insignificant servants in the eyes of a world motivated by efficiency, control and success. But when we realize that God has chosen us from all eternity, sent us into the world as the blessed ones, handed us over to suffering, can't we, then, also trust that our little lives will multiply themselves and be able to fulfill the needs of countless people?”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
Church planters are some of the great heroes of the faith. Especially when you realize how many church plants fail within the first few years.
But I wonder, how many failed churches might still be alive and well today if we didn’t pressure them to reach numerical goals that most churches, even after decades of existence, fail to achieve?
What would happen if, instead of sending one church planter to start a church, hoping for it to reach (to pick an arbitrary number) 5,000 attendees, we sent...
The Faith Of Jim Carrey seems more evident than ever and he’s preaching about Christ on the cross. He shares about embracing suffering and choosing hope; about being forgiven…and being forgive-ing. And about the room being filled with God.
His full name is James Eugene Carrey, and in the video above, he’s my kind of preacher.
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This is excerpted from Tricia's blog.
There are so many reasons to help and ways to dive in. As you decide how to help, try to identify why you want to help. Is it because you know this family well, you see a need, and you can fill it? Or is it because you feel overwhelming compassion—perhaps even a sense of guilt that your life hasn’t fallen to pieces—and you simply must-must-must respond in a tangible way?
There is a difference between wanting to give to the one who is...
I vividly remember a certain time in my life several years ago. A close friend and I found ourselves in very similar situations. We were both asking God to be faithful in the same area of our lives. We would talk about the anxiety and hurt that came with longing for God to show up and move and the uncertainty of not knowing. We found comfort in bearing each other’s burdens. We lifted one another up, encouraged by the empathy of the other, hopeful in waiting to see Him move.
And then, a few...
Christianity Today recently talked with Clayton King, author of the new book Overcome: Replacing the Lies that Hold Us Down with the Truths that Set Us Free. Clayton is Founder and President of Crossroads Summer Camps, Crossroads Missions, and Clayton King Ministries. He is also Interim Senior Pastor at NewSpring Church and Distinguished Professor of Evangelism at Anderson University.
Ed: First of all, what are the lies that hold us down that need to be replaced that you talk...
Disney recently announced that it cast major roles for its upcoming, live action adaptation of Aladdin. Along with Will Smith in the role of the genie and Mena Massoud as Aladdin, 24-year-old Naomi Scott would play Princess Jasmine. The casting has been big news for Disney fans, but has also led to somedebate online. The film takes place in a fictional city called Agrabah, which is thought to be in the Middle East, and the original story comes from “One Thousand and One...