Easy Curried-Chicken Salad

This is a healthy, time-saving tip–have tasty protein-packed salads on-hand in the fridge. When the family decends at the end of the day and everyone is “hangry,” this is a delicious and quick help in the summer when you don’t want to cook. My three favorite go-to salads are this curried-chicken salad below, tuna salad,…

I Didn’t See that Coming!

You will say these words more than once in your life, “I didn’t see that coming!” Your best efforts in life cannot stop unexpected occurrences, and they bring out the best or worst in us. A sudden tragedy or catastrophic event reveals courage or stark terror. In the midst of high pressure, some stand and…

Shackled

“But if he says to you, ‘I will not go out from you,’ because he loves you and your household, since he is well-off with you,  then you shall take an awl, and put it through his ear into the door, and he shall be your slave forever” (Duet. 15:16-17). Shackled There is a chain…

Death by Low Salt

  The Dead Sea – With salinity of over 34%, this is one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world. It is also one of the most popular places for resorts. The salt waters have great healing benefits. The shoreline here is rimmed with salt. “You are the salt of the earth.  But…

Making Your Mark in the Kingdom

They Know Something About God We Don’t “Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.  And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty;’” (Isaiah 6:2-3 KJV). Seraphim means “the burning…

Five Purposes of Prophecy

In this post-modern world and sadly in the Church one of the first big hurdles to leap when speaking of the prophetic is the strong disbelief that God still uses the prophet and the prophetic message. The second hurdle is that Christians can all prophesy. Let’s take a look. The gift of prophecy is one…

Four Myths about Mentoring

I have heard younger women say frequently and regrettably that they never had an older woman to mentor them. This made me sad, and as I began to meditate on this disappointment that arose in conversation too often, one thought kept returning. Most people, not just women, have had plenty of mentors in life; but…

Breaking the Devil’s Back On… Jealousy

Years ago, syndicated advice columnist, Ann Landers offered guidance for free to Americans needing some third-party insight into famial and social problems. And she became a legend in her day — a cultural icon — synonymous with modern-day social experts like Dr. Phil or Dr. Laura. Her popularity grew because her readers applied her suggestions…

#metoobutchrist

The tension and war between men and women rages on. It’s real–sometimes a little too real and little too close to home. But this is an old story told new. The creation narrative in the book of Genesis clearly outlines the result of the fall of Adam and Eve when sin entered the world. “Your…

Mediocer to Powerfully Effective!

a Ever-Increasing Light Sabbaths, Feasts, and More Marking Jewish Themes with Distinction “If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin. But if you refrain from vowing, you will not…