Friday, May 22, 2009
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Monday, May 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
I've observed various types of bread being used for communion, but I haven't' run across doctrinal assertions on this, but I have seen various opinions on whether various ways of distributing the bread is sanitary.
But the Cup or cups, well, that seems to be a matter of doctrine for some groups and some pastors. That always makes me wonder if these people would consider that communion done in another manner isn't really True Communion, ie., with Jesus really present, or is it that they just think that their way is "more better."
As they say, you can prove almost anything using the Bible, so people have verses and translations that they cite for use of a certain means of communion. But if our traditional interpretation isn't challenged, how would we ever think that there may be a different way of doing something. In the case of communion, I've been taught that it has to do with the bread and the wine together with the words of Jesus, in remembrance of Him and for the forgiveness of sins. I haven't been taught that the container for the wine was of importance, however those who insist on the common cup would disagree with that.
In the spirit of looking at how things are done with new eyes, I'm linking to an article that isn't new at all. It was published in 1906 in the United Brethren Review, but was originally published in the Lutheran Quarterly. It discusses both Biblical interpretation and cleanliness. Keep in mind, that it was published before much was know about bacteria and viruses.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Thursday, May 07, 2009
The first time I had Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing on a salad in a restaurant, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. I bought some of this in the store and I was so disappointed. This recipe is from the 'net, but I've changed it a bit.
1 Tbsp raspberry jam (if your jam is really thick, put it in the jar and microwave it for about 10 sec.)
¼ C Raspberry vinegar
2 Tbsp orange juice
¼ tsp (or more) of garlic, fresh or from a jar.
Salt and pepper, a couple of shakes
¼ C + 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Opt: a drop or two of red food coloring.
Do you want a salad suggestion?
Green leaf lettuce
Green and/or red pepper
Carrots, sliced or grated
Pignoli (pine nuts)
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
Fresh raspberries, (seasonal)