As they continued their journey he entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary [who] sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving, came to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has […]
James Tissot via Wikimedia Commons, showing Jesus and the disciples as they most likely ate, reclining on couches
Huldah is many things: A friend, a mother, a mother-in-law, a widow and a simple soul. She lives with her son, Ephraim and his wife Anah, doing the small tasks of her station in life with great love. Huldah’s […]
“Every woman in Bethany wishes they could make cakes as light as the clouds, like my Martha.” — Martha’s father in the first chapter of The Tomb, A Novel of Martha.
Martha’s cooking skills are the envy of every woman in the small town of Bethany. I can’t claim to be as […]
How does a trip to the UK with 4 teenagers sound?
Absolutely. And also a great way to make memories as my family grows up and my children start leaving the nest at an alarming rate. (Ok, my oldest daughter is not technically a teenager, she just turned 20)
On the other hand, traveling with six […]
Pita Bread, by jeffreyw, via Wikimedia Commons
When we think of Biblical food, we often think of simple fare: the bread and fish fed to the 5,000, the locusts and wild honey of John the Baptist, or the roasted lamb of the Passover meal. It’s true that the Biblical diet was, for the most part, […]
Goodie basket of Middle Eastern delights, signed copies of The Well, and chocolate covered figs
The Well will release on June 4th and I’m giving away some goodies:
1 First prize: a signed copy of The Well and a basket of gourmet Middle Eastern delights (basket includes pita chips, pistachios, Turkish Delight, chocolate covered figs, olive […]
Barley, goats’ milk, pomegranates, almonds . . . it sounds like the newest health food craze—and with good reason. The diet of most people in Holy Land during the biblical times was low in fat, high in fiber, and rich in what we now know to be antioxidants.
Historical sources tell us that Jews of the […]