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“For I was an hungry, and you gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a…

“Be merciful unto me, O God: for man would swallow me up; he fighting daily oppresseth me; mine enemies would daily swallow me up: for they be many that fight against me, o thou most high. What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust;…

“‘Is not my word like as a fire?’ saith the Lord, ‘and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces? Therefore, behold, I am against the prophets,’ saith the Lord, ‘that steal my words every one from his neighbor. Behold, I am against the prophets,’ saith the Lord, ‘that use their tongues …

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die. Yet per adventure for a good man, some would even dare to die. For God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much m…

I’ve been thinking about making this light dessert of baked meringue and filled with whipped cream, fresh berries, and lemon curd for years now. With more time at home for baking these days, I got adventurous one weekend.

“Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a door keeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no …

Before feeding, you have to discard a portion of the starter to keep it from becoming too acidic. You can throw it out, share it with a friend or bake one of what seems like a million recipes created just for this purpose. This is my favorite so far.

Another April shower in May. On this Tuesday, it is dreary, drizzly, cold and gray. So far for the month of May, we’ve had almost 3 inches of rain.

Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church is helping its parishioners and the most vulnerable at the same time, ordering 25 meals a day three or four times a week from Merry Ann's and Sam's Cafe, owned by members Katie Pomonis and Sam Issa, and delivering them to CU at Home, Christie Clinic, Carle Foundation Hospital and the local blood bank.

I am so hoping we can have church again, even if we still have to practice social distancing to a point. I do believe I can do without peanut butter, cheese and homemade bread, but I do want and need the spiritual food and fellowship.

'We had our bistro set up at home and I said we can take it with us and sit in the parking lot and ... enjoy the beautiful night,' Mark Gerhart of Rantoul said he told his wife, Joan. Thus was born a perfectly safe, legal and unusual way to dine al fresco amid a pandemic.

We have another beautiful spring day. Matter of fact, we’ve had two beautiful days in a row. Yesterday was a very nice day for laundry. Yes! I’ve been waiting for that since — well, probably February.