1 unbaked pie shell
3 large eggs
1 cup dark Karo (corn) syrup (I don’t like using or eating much corn syrup, but once a year, it is worth it!)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 T. salted butter (if you don’t use salted butter, then add 1/4 t. salt)
1/2 t. vanilla
1/2 t. brandy flavoring
1 cup chopped pecans
about 1/2 cup of pecan halves or enough to decorate the top
In a medium mixing bowl crack and beat the eggs, then add the sugars, the butter and flavorings and stir well with...
For centuries, the people of God have been turned to the same tried-and-true spiritual anthology for inspiration for their art: the Scriptures. And with so many artists sharing a common spiritual language from the Bible, we’re bound to get covers of some of our favorite songs.
Here are some fresh takes on familiar church tunes you should hear.
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When God paid the price of his Son to purchase his people from sin and guilt and condemnation, it was the ransom for their bodies as well as their souls… Use your body in ways that will show that God is more satisfying, more precious, more to be desired, more glorious than anything the body craves.
- John Piper
Life doesn’t ever stop, especially during the busy holiday season full of to-do lists, parties, shopping and (hopefully!) worship and service opportunities. So how can we focus our hearts in a deeper way on the presence of God in our lives, especially during a time of year filled with increased opportunities and responsibilities? How can we stay close to God when everything around us is demanding our attention?
Here are some simple steps that I’ve found are helpful to stay close to Jesus...
In recent years, I’ve heard this unusual comment: “I hear you know how to talk to white people about being white.” Now, the funny thing is: I’m not white. I’m ethnically Korean.
As a Korean American woman, I’ve spent the past several years traveling across the country, training Christian leaders on how to engage in cross-cultural ministry and steward their ethnic identities for the sake of the gospel.
This journey started for me with a Korean Christian fellowship at MIT. I came to...
You know that famous saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun?” Well, in my experience, that’s just not the case. Time flies regardless of whether I am enjoying myself or not. Finding a way to accomplish every line item on my to-do list and trying to keep my calendar in order day in and day out can be quite a challenge. Perhaps that’s true for you as well.
Like most people, I am always working to accomplish one thing: balance. Don’t get me wrong, work is central to a...
½ cup minced onion
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb. Fresh mushrooms (or 1 eight ounce can)
¼ cup butter and 3 tablespoons of butter
5 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup milk
1 lb. Ground beef
1 cup sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
We’ll begin by sautéing a half cup of minced onion and a clove of garlic in a couple tablespoons of butter while we brown a pound of ground beef in a different skillet. Once we’ve browned and drained the meat, we’ll add it to our onions...
Amena Brown is an Atlanta-based poet and the author of the newly released memoir How to Fix a Broken Record. As a teenager, her interest in writing and performing found her dabbling in rap and exploring religious poetry. As an adult, however, she ended up finding a home performing for a diverse range of audiences at open mics throughout the Atlanta spoken word scene.
Brown is passionate about the interplay between faith and art. Her shows aren’t “churchy” affairs, though; she...
8 ounces of sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese (grated)
1 (10 ounce) package chopped and frozen broccoli
2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix (7.5 ounce boxes)
Half stick of butter
I’ve gotten a head start by cooking one 10 ounce package of chopped and frozen broccoli in the microwave with a couple tablespoons of water. Now we’ll take a large bowl and stir our broccoli together with 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix, 8 ounces of sour cream, four beaten eggs and a cup of cheddar cheese. Last step—...
How can the spiritual disciplines of confession, prayer, and Scripture meditation form a daily connection to Jesus to help women in their mental health struggles?
In the following question-and-answer, Sheila Walsh (@SheilaWalsh) talks to Bible Gateway about her book, In the Middle of the Mess: Strength for This Beautiful, Broken Life.
You write openly about your father’s and your own mental health struggles. Why did you decide to be so vulnerable in your book?
Sheila Walsh: When...
The following comes from Paul Kent’s The Real Force: A 40-Day Devotional.
The great Jedi master of Star Wars fame, Yoda, argued that Luke Skywalker needed more training to evade the dark side of the Force. The evil way had seduced Darth Vader and the emperor, and they in turn would certainly use it on their inexperienced opponent. There would be no “quick and easy path,” Yoda said, to Jedihood.
Nor is there a quick and easy path to Christian maturity. We who have believed in...
Olive oil for sautéing
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium potatoes sliced thin
1 diced onion
1-2 zucchinis sliced thin
2-3 medium tomatoes sliced thin
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
1 clove crushed garlic
1/4 cup milk
1 cup of your favorite cheese
Dash of Cajun seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
The beautiful thing about a frittata is its versatility! These veggies, they’re just suggestions. And there’s no meat in this one, but you could add crumbled bacon. And if I would’ve had spinach, it...
Curiosity is such a childish word, right?
Not so fast. Just because we grow up doesn’t mean we should lose our wonder at the world, or the people around us. When we do, we lose so much because curious is how God made us to be.
Without curiosity a Christian’s life is incomplete. His relationship with God is...
“I feel like a silent warrior,” a fellow military wife told me. “I don’t want people to think badly of him. They have no idea what he’s been through. But they also have no idea what I’m going through.”
Though she felt isolated, this military spouse was far from alone. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) disability claims by military veterans have soared to over 940,000 cases. More concerning is the fact that many veterans are unlikely to speak up about their symptoms due to...