I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.
Are you looking for a family-activity to help your kids understand the true meaning of Easter? Try these no-flour meringue cookies: they’re simple enough to prepare with young ones, tasty, and have the makings of a meaningful tradition.
Set aside some time the night before Easter, and make sure you have all of the ingredients on hand. You’ll need:
1 cup whole pecans
1 teaspoon vinegar
3 egg whites
a pinch salt
1 cup sugar
a zipper baggie
1 wooden spoon
Preheat oven to 300F. Line cookie sheet with wax paper.
Place pecans in baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by Roman soldiers. (Set aside the baggie.)
Read: John 19:1-3 Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 teaspoon vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross He was given vinegar to drink.
Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter Jesus' followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
In an effort to use my overactive imagination for God's glory, I write stories for others' encouragement and entertainment. My work won the 2013 ACFW Genesis Contest, Historical Romance Category, as well as the 2011-2012 Phoenix Rattler's Historical category.
I'm proud to be represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency.
Most of the books I share with you are ones I purchased myself. If I receive a book from an author or publisher for the purposes of review, however, I'll tell you.
From time to time I offer drawings for small prizes: a book, some tea, something I've found that I'd like to share. These drawings are only available to participants in the USA and Canada (sorry!) and they're void where prohibited. Thanks for understanding!
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