Author Archives: Margaret Feinberg

A Loaf of Bread Just Out of the Oven

A Loaf of Bread Just Out of the Oven

Taste and See God’s Community I peer through the oven’s glass window, coated with splatters from past meals, to assess the bread baking inside. More than anything, I don’t want the bread to rise. I wish I knew more about the finicky nature of this particular range, but this isn’t my stove. This isn’t even

Taste and See: The Jeweled Symbolism of Salt in Scripture

Much like the natural wonderment of the mine, salt glistens throughout the pages of the Bible. The first mention of salt in Scripture is also the most infamous. In Genesis, God rains down sulfur on Sodom, Gomorrah & Co. for debauchery and neglect of the poor. Lot’s wife cranes her neck for a forbidden glimpse

Taste and See: Why the Lamb Is One Year Old

All the time talking about meat and antiquity makes me curious to know Matt’s perspective on one particular animal: the lamb. At Local Yocal, the largest demand for lamb is always around the Passover. I am not surprised. In scouring the Bible for mentions of lamb and sheep, one word kept emerging as synonymous with

A Plate of Sweet and Succulent Figs

Taste and See God’s Satisfaction After Leif and I moved to Salt Lake City from Colorado, I would often slip out on late-afternoon walks to explore our surrounding neighborhood where fruit trees dotted the streets. The sweet fragrance of their spring blossoms soon gave way to the ripening of apples and apricots, pears and plums.

The Crushing of an Olive Mill

Editor’s Note: It’s no secret food is a hot topic when January comes rolling around. Whether you consider yourself a “foodie” or have always had an up and down relationship with food, there’s no getting around that it plays a daily role in our lives. But, have you ever looked to the Bible to seek out

Taste & See: You’re Invited to the Table

Hey friends, There are just a few days left until we start our next community Online Bible Study – Taste and See – and we don’t want you to miss out! Taste and See is one of the freshest Bible studies we’ve seen in a long time. Through the lens of looking at the thousands of mentions of food

Gift of Scripture

The Gift of Scripture: 4 Ways to Practice Reading the Bible

In the Bible, God gives us revelations of Himself which lead us to worship, promises of salvation which stimulate our faith, and commandments expressing His will which demand our obedience. This is the meaning of Christian discipleship. — John Stott Throughout history, we find many men and women who were passionate about reading, studying, and memorizing Scripture, and their stories remain a source

Our Big-Hearted God

Editor’s Note: Through personal stories and scriptural insights, Margaret Feinberg shares glimpses of God’s character — big-hearted, kind, beautiful, mysterious — that point to an authentic and naturally spiritual relationship with him, allowing you to truly discover God in a healthy, refreshing new way, and fall in love all over again. One of the things that

Proverbs: True Wisdom

Beyond the power of God’s wisdom to guide and protect us, one of the most captivating aspects of wisdom is its simplicity. True wisdom doesn’t put itself on display, like the thick volumes of rarely viewed academia that I thumbed through in college. Wisdom is not the complex reasoning of tenured professors. No, wisdom shines

God Is Unbelievably Stubborn

In Hebrew, Midrash means to search out. Midrash asks the reader to find those quirky, oddball Scriptures and inconsistencies and try to make sense of them before God. It challenges us to explore that which we do not know in order to better understand the One we want to know. Midrash invites us to have

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