An Individual Retreat for Seeking Humility: Reviewing “Simplifying the Soul” by Paula Huston

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True humility is not an abject, groveling, self-despising spirit–it is but a right estimate of ourselves as God sees us. Tryon Edwards Humility means knowing the good about yourself and the bad about yourself. It is about having proper perspective. It is only when we are truly humble that we can be Christ-like, obedient to [Read More...]

Quick Review: My Life in France by Julia Child and Alex Prud’Homme

My Life in France is the charming and fascinatingly told story of Julia Child and her husband living in France. What elevates this beyond the usual food/life memoir is Child’s telling of the whole picture, not just the food oriented moments. Yes, the food is there. After all, we are in France, n’est-ce pas? And [Read More...]

Old Versus New: Middle Eastern Food

I have been reading Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon by Claudia Roden. It is fine as it goes with introductory pages for each country, sumptuous photography and exotic recipes. However, I was left cold as somehow I didn’t feel Ms. Roden’s personality shining through. If one wants a cookery manual, this is [Read More...]


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