Anise

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone – Matthew 23:23 Anise is commonly known as dill. In Jesus’ time it …

A Simple Diet

Now John was clothed with camel's hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey – Mark 1:6, NKJV. I always wondered about John the Baptist’s diet of locusts and wild honey. The honey part I get but locusts? Then, I remembered that in Leviticus 11:21, 22, God …

Food Matters

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself – Daniel 1:8, NKJV. Getty Image Daniel and his three friends chose to eat …

Dessert Anyone?

"Don't you wish any of those cakes, Eloise? They look so good. I think I'll try the lemon one." Eloise shook her head. "No thank you. I don't eat raw cakes." Charlotte stared at her. "Did you say raw cakes?" "Yes." "What exactly are raw cakes?" "They are wheat, gluten, egg, dairy, soy and refined …

It Matters

Colleen and her friend, Marlene were having their regular morning Bible study in the lounge area at the office.  Colleen was reading. "For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.  In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean." "Wait a minute.  Where does it say that …

Picky Eaters

"Come on, doesn't this look yummy?" It was a mixture of vegetables. He covered his nose and mouth, making it clear that he didn't agree with Mommy that the yucky orange thing she was holding out to him on the spoon was edible.   "Just try one spoonful, Carson" she begged. Carson shook his head. She …

Pulses

This week on CBC Radio, I heard Canadian chef Michael Smith talking about adding Pulse to your diet.  In fact, he encouraged people to eat less meat and to eat more pulse.  As I listened to him, I thought of Daniel in the Bible who chose to have pulse and water instead of the Babylonian king's elaborate …

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