How to Cook a Spouse

Close to our forty-first wedding anniversary, it seemed appropriate to bring back a favourite recipe – one that shows how some Victorians approached marriage. In the late 1800’s a variety of cookbooks included this recipe, submitted anonymously, although one of them stated that it had been “contributed by a lady, …

Books – our enduring friends

  “Books” the Preacher announced just the other day, “are our friends, and we should never mind seeing them sitting around all over our home.” That bit of wisdom he quoted from his favourite scholarly writer. Len Sweet’s books (and he has written several dozen on the practice of preaching …

Taming the cell phone habit

 At two this morning – rather, six minutes past – I lay awake. Outside the curtain-less bedroom window the night sky appeared almost dawn-ish. Sleep had galloped as fast and far as the horse and wagon that had surprised me by racing past our house a few hours earlier. Not long ago …