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When researching your ancestry, you must look past the story of your ancestors' lives and study the events that were happening around them during the era in which they lived. The knowledge of simple historical facts can...
A creamy tomato soup accented with cilantro and other complimentary flavors such as oregano, paprika, and cumin. Perfect for a cold winter day or served chilled for a summer dinner on the patio.
Delectable pumpkin cupcakes topped with maple syrup-flavored frosting make the perfect treat alongside a steaming cup of coffee or tea on a cold day.
A sweet way to employ saffron in the kitchen. Paired with the mellow flavor of oranges, saffron adds a light floral note to this custard-filled tart.
A well-written historical novel will have many hours of research behind it. How to conduct such research and points to consider when creating a story within a historical context.
These rich, dense cocoa brownies make the perfect base for an ice-cream sundae. They are also delicious on their own with a tall glass of milk.
A delicious, made-from-scratch yellow cake batter that can be used to make layer cakes, cupcakes, and shaped party cakes.
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No one wants their vacation interrupted by a hurricane, but sometimes it happens. How to prepare yourself, both at home and while traveling, to best handle the effects of a hurricane on your trip.
Christians often suffer from an identity crisis. We lack understanding as to whom we have become through the work of Jesus, and this lack of understanding causes us to miss many things the Lord has for us in Him. As we...
Tangy lemon sugar cookies topped with a sweet strawberry icing make the perfect springtime treat!
A poem about the wonder of God the Son coming to earth as a human to save us.
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Enjoy the taste of Swedish meatballs without having to roll out all of those little meatballs. A recipe that mimics the taste of the traditional dish while taking away some of the effort to make it.
Classic thumbprint cookies made even better by the addition of peanut butter. A cookie version of the quintessential combination of peanut butter and jelly.
These thick and hearty pancakes laced with spiced apple chunks make a perfect weekend or holiday breakfast.
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How to create basic clay figures that can be posed. Making polymer clay figures for stop-motion animation (claymation) can seem like a daunting project for a beginner. However, with some simple tools and patience,...
This creamy rice dish, flavored with sour cream and a blend of herbs, makes an excellent side for most meals. The recipe is gluten-free, and can easily be adapted to be dairy-free or vegan.
Easy, delicious pumpkin muffin recipe that is great for everyday or special occasions.
At Christmastime we celebrate the gift of the Son of God made flesh. Yet Jesus coming to earth as a baby is only the beginning of the story of God with us. He left the manger to fulfill His mission to redeem a people...
A delightful coffee cake topped with a rich pecan-spice mixture. This cake is perfect for brunch on any special occasion, whether it be Christmas, Mother's Day, or a birthday.
Delicious cookies that blend several add-ins together to create a distinctive taste. The light tartness of the dried cherries and the slight crunch of the cashews pair well with the sweetness of the chocolate and the...
A poem written for the victims of the global sex-slave trade. There is hope and healing for them in Jesus.
The love of God is different from the kind love this world understands. It is patient, unselfish, forgiving, and always there. This is the love God wants to pour through us each day, and we can walk in in it as we yield...
As believers, we must be fully persuaded that the God we serve is able to do what He says He will do. Abraham's unwavering faith is a beautiful picture of what being fully persuaded looks like in the life of a servant...
For a believer, happiness is not a fleeting feeling based on what we have or our circumstances in life. True happiness is a place in which we abide in Jesus, receiving from Him and being content with what He gives us.
We often try to make ourselves feel superior to those around us by comparing ourselves with them, thinking about how much better we are than they are. God calls us to a humility that realizes we have nothing apart from...
Help with genealogy research. Variations in the spelling of your ancestors' first names and surnames can cause a lot of trouble for you when you are researching your family history. Tips for overcoming the hurdles...
A guide to help you make the most of a vacation to St. Augustine, Florida. The city of St. Augustine, FL is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the United States. Situated on the Atlantic coast of Florida south of...
Sarasota, Florida is a beautiful place to retreat for a seaside vacation. Gorgeous beaches (including the famous Siesta Key Beach), cultural activities, golf courses, and historical sites are just a few of the many...
Tips for researching ancestors based on how their extended family migrated. How extended families moved from place to place in the past can become a key to unlocking missing parts of your family heritage.
Budgies (parakeets) make wonderful pets for first-time bird owners as well as experienced bird keepers. Tips for acquiring and caring for a pet parakeet.
Help with genealogy research. The maternal lines of your ancestry may be difficult to research, but there are ways to uncover these branches in your family tree. Advice on how to overcome "brick walls" in your...
A guide to visiting Charleston, SC . The city of Charleston is a lovely place to take a vacation. If you have never had the chance to see Charleston, you should plan to visit there the next time you have a chance to...
A beginner's guide on how to do genealogy research online. Researching one's ancestry is an interesting pastime, and can lead to many fascinating discoveries. The internet can be a very useful tool for those who would...
Tips for how to find out whether your ancestors fought in the Civil War. The Civil War impacted the lives of a large part of the American population. There are many resources online that can help you discover whether...
Tips for selecting and taking care of your first pet rabbit. Rabbits make wonderful pets, but there are some things that you will need to consider before bringing one home. A guide to starting off right with your new...