Thursday, April 21, 2011

Was the Last Supper on Wednesday?

Christians have traditionally observed Maundy Thursday as the day of the Last Supper.  However, a new book contends that the Last Supper actually happened on Wednesday.  The theory actually makes a lot of's a link to the story:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Recipes!

Prepping a huge spread for Easter Sunday?  Here's my go-to website for recipes of any kind, and this link goes directly to their Easter section:  The best thing about is that all of the recipes are rated by users, so you can skip right to the highest rated dishes if desired. 

There are some cool object lessons using food that you may want to use to help teach your children the true Christain meaning of Easter.  The first is called "Resurrection Rolls".  The second is   Here is the recipe, as presented at the website

Resurrection Rolls Recipe
(each item represents how Jesus' body was prepared for burial)
Large Marshmallows
Melted Butter
Sugar/Cinnamon mixture
Can of Crescent Rolls

1. Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. The rolls represent the linen wrapping used in covering the dead.
2. Dip and roll one marshmallow (representing Jesus' body) into melted butter The butter represents the oils used in anointing the dead body.
3. Roll the marshmallow in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. The mixture represents the spices used in burials.
4. Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent triangle. Fold and pinch the edges tight. Put each crescent-wrapped marshmallow on a slightly greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake the rolls as directed on he package. The oven represents the tomb.

When cooked, the marshmallow melts leaving only the puffed crescent roll.
This demonstrates how Jesus rose from the dead. All that remained in the tomb were the linen wrappings.
These are surprisingly tasty. ENJOY!!! Jesus loves you!

The second cool object-lesson recipe is for "Resurrection Cookies".  I found this version of the recipe at

Resurrection Cookies

•1 cup whole pecans (we use almonds)
•1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
•3 egg whites
•pinch salt
•1 cup organic sugar
•Plastic baggie
•Wooden spoon, rolling pin

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. (Do this before doing anything else.)

•Place nuts in baggie and beat them with a wooden spoon to break into small pieces. Explain that after Jesus was arrested and He was beaten by the Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3

•Open the vinegar and let everyone smell it. Put 1 teaspoon into the mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, all He was given to drink was vinegar. Read John 19:28-30

•Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11

•Sprinkle a little salt into each person’s hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin. Read Luke 23:27

•So far the ingredients are not very appetizing. Sprinkle a little sugar into each person’s hand. Let them taste it, then brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him. Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16

•Beat with mixer on high speed for 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents our purity in God’s eyes because our sins are cleansed by Jesus. Read Isaiah 1:18

•Fold in nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid. Read Matthew 27:57-60

•Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and TURN THE OVEN OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door shut. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed. Read Matthew 27:65-66

•You’re done! Explain that you cannot eat the cookies tonight, but that you have to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. That might not make anyone too happy. Explain that Jesus’ followers were in despair when the tomb was sealed. Read John 16:20 and 22

•The next morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the third day, Jesus followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9

•Enjoy the cookies and relate to life’s daily blessings through G-d’s love and grace – noted especially on this holiest of days!

And now, after all of this goodness and light, it's time to take you over to the dark side with this recipe for Deep Fried Cadbury Eggs.  This one's from

•Cadbury Creme Eggs

•1 cup flour

•1 cup milk

•1 egg

•1 teaspoon baking powder

•1 1/2 teaspoons sugar

•1 teaspoon salt

•Oil for deep frying

Chill eggs in fridge. Whisk together next 6 ingredients to create a creamy batter. Heat oil to around 350-375 degrees. Coat eggs in batter. Carefully lower eggs into batter and fry for 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

The American Egg Board recommends the following preparation for Hard Cooked Eggs:
  • Bring eggs and water to a full, rolling boil.
  • Turn off the heat, cover the pan, and let the eggs sit in the hot water for 14 to 17 minutes.
  • While cooking easily raises the internal temperature to 160°F (killing any Salmonella bacteria), hard-cooked eggs can spoil more quickly than raw eggs.
  • Refrigerate hard-cooked eggs in their shells promptly and use them within 1 week.

And. here's a great article to make sure that your hard-boiled eggs come out perfectly every time:

Monday, April 18, 2011

Eastern NC Relief Efforts

April 16 was a terrifying day for many NC residents as a line of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes ripped through our state.  Areas east of I-85 suffered the most devastation.  As of today, at least 21 people are confirmed dead and hundreds of homes have been destroyed. 

It is in these times and places that the body of Christ has a responsibility to provide a helping hand to those in need.  We are compiling a list of ways that you can reach out to our hurting neighbors.  Check back often, as we will update this list regularly.

The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY

NC Baptist Men
Steve Reavis - NCBM Disaster Relief State Volunteer Coordinator
1-800-395-5102 (EXT 5599)

Samaritan's Purse
Samaritan's Purse will set up in three locations in Central and Eastern North Carolina.
Volunteers are needed for all three sites.
Skills Needed: Chainsaw skills are helpful but not required.
Location: Central and Eastern North Carolina
Length of Project: Approx. 10-14 Days
Length of Stay: No Minimum Stay Required (Day volunteers are welcome.)
Maximum Team Size: There is no limit on team size for this response.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

"The Journey"

Caroline's Promise is so excited to share "The Journey" with you! The Journey is an interactive experience where you will have the opportunity to travel through stations, experiencing life for orphans in the United States and around the world. You may come alone or, better yet, share the experience with loved ones. The Journey is for adults and school aged children.

Please join us in praying that this event will deeply touch the people who attend and help us raise needed funds to continue the amazing work that Caroline’s Promise is doing to reclaim hope for orphans.

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Tour Times: 2pm - 7pm

C3 Church
300 NC Hwy 68 South
Greensboro, NC

A reservation is required. Order $5 tickets today and schedule your tour time! 
Click here to order your tickets:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Save $1,000 This Year in 3 EASY Steps

Love, love, love this idea from Redbook Magazine about an easy way to save $1,00 this year and a BIG chunk of cash for your retirement:

Health Care You Can Live With

Thanks to Dr. Scott Morris for taking some time to chat with us on the Morning Show today!  We are very excited about the idea of the Church being the answer to the health care crisis!  Here's some more info about Dr. Morris and the Church Health Center...

Dr. Scott Morris, a family practice physician and ordained United Methodist minister, founded the Church Health Center in 1987 to provide quality, affordable healthcare for working, uninsured people and their families. Thanks to a broad base of financial support from the faith community, and the volunteer help of doctors, nurses, dentists and others, the Church Health Center Clinic has grown to become the largest faith-based clinic of its type in the country. Currently, they care for over 54,000 patients of record without relying on government funding. Fees are charged on a sliding scale based on income. The average visit costs about $20.

For more information, visit:  and

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ace the Interview!

Randy Wooden with The Wooden Group shared some great tips about how to do a great job on your next job interview.  Want to know more?   He's hosting a free webinar tonight at 7:00 all about interviews.  Here is the link:  WWW.JUSTIN.TV/WOODENGROUP

If you'd like to speak with Randy personally, here is his contact info:

Wooden Group, Inc.

(O) 336.793.8040 (M) 336.403.0188
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Fridge Locker

Sick and tired of coworkers eating YOUR lunch?  This new device promises to make sure it never happens again:

Monday, April 04, 2011

Defeat the Daytime Drowsies!

Do you struggle to stay awake each afternoon?  This can be a real problem for people who work a regular "9-5" job.  Check out these tips from Fox News about how to cope with daytime sleepyness:

Attention's Time to Get Fit!

Allen Branch from Fitness One in Kernersville joined the show today to inspire is never too late to get fit!  He is offering men a free 1 week trial membership to Fitness One.  He's also giving away 10 spots in his 21-day bootcamp.  If you're interested in either program you can call Allen at (336) 655-4558 or email him at

The "Cinch" 5-Day Fast Forward Diet

I couldn't believe my eyes this morning when I stepped on the scale and discovered that I had lost 5 pounds after just 3 days of the "5-Day Fast Forward" eating plan as described in the new book "cinch!" by Cynthia Sass.  The plan is also outlined in this video from the Rachael Ray Show:
I'm not a fan of "fad diets", but this 5 day plan appears to be a very healthy, very nutritious way to hit the "reset button" on your eating.  Basically, on the "fast forward" plan you eat only 5 foods for 5 days: Spinach, Raspberries, Eggs, Almonds and Yogurt.   Again, watch the video on the Rachael Ray website (link above) for the full details. 

I'll let you know my results after I finish the diet in a couple of days.

Tim Hawkins - "The Food Prayer"

For more Tim Hawkins hilarity, visit his website: