Recipe: Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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I love to cook, I really do. Whether it’s savoury or sweet (I prefer the former, by the way), puttering around in the kitchen makes me happy.

See? I’m not making this up!

And when the weather starts getting colder (which happens within the first week or two of August in the North), I start dreaming about hearty recipes that are warming, comforting, filling, and that remind me why fall is my favourite season.

I do enjoy mining Pinterest for new recipes, but the truth is that usually I’m grabbing dessert recipes from there rather than ideas for dinner. So over the past few years I’ve started experimenting on my own. I mean, someone thinks up these recipes, so why not cook up some of my own?

I did modify it, but this homemade strawberry cake was my Pinterest jackpot recipe!

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By The Grace of God

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O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

~ Psalm 63:1

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

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Gallery Feature: “Still-Life Portrait: Christine”

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Some people think that still-life paintings are boring.

I could not disagree more. They’re luscious and entrancing, filled with all sorts of interesting objects, hidden symbols and messages. They captivate the imagination in ways that other subjects of painting can’t, and I’m challenging this very outdated notion that still-life paintings are just a ticket to Snoozefest City. Continue reading

Calling On the Name of the LORD

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I love the LORD, for He heard my voice; He heard my cry for mercy. Because He turned His ear to me, I will call on Him as long as I live.

The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came upon me; I was overcome by trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “O LORD, save me!

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Wanting To Do Good But Doing Evil: Being a Christian Doesn’t Mean You No Longer Sin

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“We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. Continue reading

The Protection of The LORD

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“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” 

Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. 

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Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone: Why I’m Booting the Reboot

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When I saw this announcement from the gossip/news site TV Line hit my inbox yesterday, I sighed. But not in relief.

I’m sure this will be an unpopular opinion with many people, but I was legitimately hoping that this new “Twilight Zone” reboot would get cancelled. The renewal of a show that you feel is terrible is almost as bad as seeing a good show that you like get cancelled, don’t you think?

As regular readers here well know, I am a die-hard fan of the original Twilight Zone. I think it’s one of the greatest television series of all time, and I believe that in another 60 years, we’ll still be talking about it and enjoying it.

When I saw that it was once again being “rebooted”, honestly I rolled my eyes and didn’t even want to watch it. It’s been hailed as “a modern reimagining of the beloved 1960s sci-fi anthology,” with pre-premiere reviews saying things like, “the show proves itself a worthy successor to the original while updating its familiar formula for the modern world we live in.” (TVLine editor Dave Nemetz)

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Making the Unbelievable Believable: Vincent Price on Playing the Villain, Elizabethtown, KY, 1980

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Scene: 7:00 AM, your alarm goes off. You reluctantly drag yourself out of bed, thinking, oh, great — another dreary day of high school. And that afternoon, when you’re called out of class for an assembly, you’re still counting down the minutes until home-time.

And then it happens. The greatest moment of your life so far. You get seated in the auditorium with your friends, and suddenly, the principal introduces…..

Vincent Price!

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