Elk Jerky for the Body

We have had a few internet searches looking for Elk Jerky recipes land on our site. We were very sorry to have disappointed them. To give the people what they want, here is an Elk Jerky Recipe of sorts. For another version, which we used as a reference, please see this link: http://www.elk-hunting-tips.net/venison-jerky-recipe.html This link …

February Book Releases: The Conflict of the Ages, Part One, Carrie’s Hired Hand and Diary of a Christian Dog

The Conflict of the Ages Part One: The Scientific History of Origins  The Conflict of the Ages is a Multi-Part exploration of History, Science and Ancient Literature. This first installment covers the concepts of God, time, Creation, physics, cosmology, ans specifics about each day of Creation. We make comparisons with ancient sources to see where they agree …

Anxiety Part 1: Tense Desire By Karen Baney

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Are you stressed?  Anxious?  Tense?  Fearful?  In 1 Peter, we’re told to cast those feelings on Jesus.  Over the next two Saturdays, let’s dig a little deeper into this verse and the word anxiety. Dictionary.com gives this as one definition …

Watching the Fig Tree Guest post by Linda Yezek

Whenever I read how the scientific community explains the plagues against Egypt described in Exodus, I have to giggle. They have a logical explanation of how each plague happened through nature, through natural process, then they reach the conclusion that because the plagues happened naturally, there is nothing miraculous about them. There is no God. …

Guest Post by Joana James: Why I write YA

My love for writing met my love for youth about two years ago and formed an inseparable bond. For approximately six years, I worked with my church youth department helping to mentor and lead teens. When I decided to take my writing seriously, teens found their way into my books quite naturally. I’ve seen several …

For Such a Time As This

  http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Weak-Revelation-Special-ebook/dp/B006H9NSAW Hadassah is an Israeli-American prepared for much more than just high school and hanging out. Her family follows Jesus Christ and looks forward to the Second Coming as earthquakes rock New York. World events, especially a rise in the number of kidnaps, and the special targeting of the types of victims, point to …

How Do I Fit In?

  Review of Henrietta Hexagon and the Triangles by Mandi Tillotson Williams (link to her facebook page) My kids are all in their twenties, but I have been a teacher, homeschooler and mom so I feel qualified to comment on this clever and fun children's book. It deals with adoption and "fitting in," and when you are …

Wacky Presidential Primaries; Part 2

Yesterday we posted a beginning to zany, wacky things going on in the Presidential Primaries. I figured this would be a series going on into or past the general election. Little did I realize that Part Two would be the next day. The State of Georgia challenged Obama's eligibility to be on the ballot. Obama …

The Presidential Primaries as of February 2012

This round of Republican Primaries is called wacky, zany, strange, unpredictable and frustrating. It is also the most important election in my lifetime (born 1956). There is no way I can predict tomorrow, much less the election, so this is just a collection of wacky observations of others. These are more or less random thoughts …

Planned Parenthood

Rush Limbaugh uses the term "seminar caller" for those who get together to plan how to attack his radio show. At one time Planned Parenthood had actual seminars on how to attack their opposition. These tactics have proved so successful that many others have adopted them. About 1988 our family attended a pro-life rally under …

Why Him? Why Now? A Review of Messages by John Michael Hileman

Messages is described as a "fictional allegory," similar to a parable. A parable uses physical elements to teach a spiritual lesson. David Chance develops a sudden "talent." Words stand out in posters, newspapers, even movie titles, and give him "messages." Some might object to these extrabiblical revelations. The story has plenty of Scripture and biblical …

The Prayer Networks

"Pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16) When we first joined Facebook, it was simply to keep in touch with our children in their far-flung adventures (and ours). Eventually we began to make friends there, usually people we knew in "real" …

How to Write a Book Review the Author Will Love

I am a big classics fan. I have, however, recently begun reviewing book by modern authors, and especially Indie writers, some of whom I've become friends and acquaintances with through author and reader sites I have joined. I have gotten good responses from the authors so far, even if I gave them the dreaded "three …

Paul as VP for Santorum?

Jackie Kennedy believed LBJ killed JFK. Rick Santorum does not have to fear assassination by Ron Paul but the ticket above proves people don't have to like each other to work together. Let's examine the strengths and weaknesses of Ron Paul as a running mate for Rick Santorum. Rick Santorum did not qualify for the …

Grace and Salt on Twitter (And some Light, Too, I Hope)

(Pictured above are Rex, Nessie, Sonny and Sis from the Disciplesaurs Puppet Play Series) Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person (Colossians 4:6). Someone shared a link on Facebook the other day, in an authors' group to which …

Facebook Etiquette

"Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out." Proverbs 17:14 NIV 1984 Etiquette puts the desire to be inoffensive above your own wants and desires. While this is not a complete list, the following rules will help you be more civil in your facebook discussion. 1) …

Our Newest Baby Book: Diary of a Christian Dog

  This novella is an excerpt from Hope and the Knight of the Black Lion. It is written as the diary of  a crusader who was shipwrecked following the armada of Louis IX to Alexandria. He is disillusioned with his "holy quest" and sick of his adventure. Suddenly he is faced with the choice of …

Ever Faithful — Guest Post by Author Staci Stallings

For many years of my life, I wanted to be successful. I put a lot of effort into that endeavor. I worked and worked and worked. If I joined an organization, I had to be president because I wanted the organization to be successful and I wanted to be seen as a success in the …