recipes, spiritual life

The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions

"This is my advice to people: Learn how to cook, try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all have fun” Julia Child, master chef Notice that Queen Julia didn't advise tinkering with recipes. Really tinkering. Which I do. Often with wild recipe substitutions. Sometimes it works brilliantly. Sometimes it fails. Other… Continue reading The road to swell is NOT paved with recipe substitutions

books, spiritual life

‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

A quick reminder, my e-book Making a Grand Exit: Biblical Answers to Our Fear of Dying, is available for 99 cents on Amazon as of now. This sale price ends midnight PDT (California time) on Thursday (April 18). Learn more here. It can be downloaded to Kindles, smart phones and other devices. A quick peek? Grand… Continue reading ‘Grand Exit’ 99 cents NOW

spiritual life

Does faith have a scent?

“Her love was like lavender, delicate and melancholy.” Laura Chouette, The Painting of Mrs. Ravensbrook In the deep of winter, I bought a bottle of herbs de Provence. While I do cook with it, my primary intention was to sniff the stuff. Lavender, basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, thyme. It's pretty much summer in… Continue reading Does faith have a scent?

spiritual life

Season of renewal

Bringing over an e-magazine piece from my spirituality series. If Lent is part of your Christian tradition, blessings on this start to the season! Nora Edinger  March 6, 2019 Editor’s note: The Lenten/Easter season looms large in the Christian calendar. In today’s feature on Spirituality in the Ohio Valley, the rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church shares… Continue reading Season of renewal

books, spiritual life

Get free from fear of death

“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low.” Desmond Tutu, South African cleric Are you afraid to die? If you are, you are not alone. Even many Christians, whose very faith core is the hope of heaven, face such feelings. Please… Continue reading Get free from fear of death