The following observation of the Wesleyan Church by historians, McLeister and Nicholson, is fascinating: "It is significant that our greatest losses occurred in those periods when our church was debating questions of reform; and our greatest gains occurred in those periods when our church was most zealous in promoting holiness evangelism." Perhaps we should learn something from our history.
(Ira F. McLeister & Roy S. Nicholson, Conscience and Commitment: History of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of America, 1976, p. 643.)
Here's a treasure trove of cookie recipes just in time for Christmas. Click on the cookie's name, and presto -- you'll get the recipe! This is for all the folks who complain about "cookies" on their computers. (Thanks Sue Bartz!)