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Recipe for the month: Fried Cauliflower

This recipe has been a family favourite for years and its so easy to make. Sometimes it never makes it to the dinner table because people are eating it off the plate at the stove!
Ingredients:
1 head of cauliflower (or as much as you want) Olive oil for frying (use whatever amount your comfortable with) Lemon juice (to taste) Garlic powder (to taste)
1.    Heat olive oil in the frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.    Fry half of the cauliflower florets in the hot oil until they turn golden brown, about 8 minutes.
3. Drain on a paper towel, squeeze lemon juice over the warm florets and then sprinkle with garlic powder.
Repeat until all cauliflower is cooked.

Serve & enjoy

UNDERSTANDING THE FUTURE - PILLAR ONE: Prophecy is the Key

We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost II Peter 1:19-21
Understanding the future is clearly a worthwhile goal. Yet where do we start? The logical is with the One who holds the future in His hand.
The God of heaven knows the future and desires to reveal it to His people. We call such revelation ‘Bible prophecy.’ As Peter says above, we have the ‘Word of Prophecy’ which is certain, sure and a light that shines in a dark place. In fact, prophecy is the brightest light we have on this planet until Jesus christ, the ‘light of the world’ (John 8:12) comes.
Bible prophecy is readily available in both Old and New Testaments. Not only is …

A Man After God’s Own Heart: Why Study Second (II) Samuel

If you want to learn about the 40 year reign of King David, II Samuel is the Bible book to study. After seeing this anointed, amazing man of integrity rise up to national prominence in I Samuel, here we see him take the throne of Israel. In some ways, he sets the stage for ‘Israel’s golden age’ where enemies are subdued, Jerusalem is captured and made capital, the Ark of God is brought to the royal city, and plans are made for a glorious temple.
Yet, the Bible gives a candid portrait of our hero: he transgresses the law of God, commits covetousness, theft, adultery, and murder, then pays for those sins for the rest of his life. Despite this colossal moral failure at the height of his success, David did what only the minority ever do: he repented. This, and his heart of worship, demonstrate that he continued to be a man after God’s own heart. II Samuel will help you to learn invaluable lessons of God’s interaction with His people and how to walk uprightly.
HEBREW
The original name of the…

God’s Peace Process - Part 02

It is precious, wonderful, and at times, rare. The world longs for peace but it always seems to be elusive. It is said of the Ottoman Turkish Empire (1300-1922) that there were only 24 consecutive years of peace throughout its entire history; otherwise, they were either fighting to take territory or to retain it.
While the world survived two world wars and a cold war, today there remain global hotspots, particularly in Asia, that are like dry tinder in a hot summer. One misguided spark and the region, if not the world, could go up in flames.
Add to that how even in the relatively prosperous and peaceful western world, many people lack personal peace, even as Christians. Be assured, this is not God’s will and He does have the best way forward.
In Part One, we learned that God has peace that surpasses all understanding. It is freely given, universal in scope, and eternal in duration. We learned that the pre-requisite to receiving this peace is to make a decision to obey Jesus’ command: do…

Trump Chronicles Part 02: How Did He Win Over Middle America?

Last month, we looked at the American Brexit: The Triumph of Donald Trump.
Here we need to explore a very vital part of Trump’s appeal. Despite the universally negative portrayal of the man in the mainstream media (including in Australia) — which focused on one-liners and offensive comments - the fact is that he convincingly won the US Presidential election.
The reason? His policies and how he conveyed them.
Despite a highly-resistant group of conservatives who belonged to the ‘Never Trump’ camp, the candidate managed to win over many other conservatives, a good chunk of middle America, and also some Democrats. Over 80% of Evangelical Christians voted for the Republican nominee.
In her last book published days before her death in September 2016, US conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly (1924-2016) in The Case for Trump, outlined his key policies. Her bottom line: despite his being a former Democrat (so was Ronald Reagan), a reality television star, thrice-married, and a casino owner, Donald…