Walmart Pulls Cosmopolitan Magazine for Checkout Lanes

Last week a major decision by Walmart was made concerning Cosmopolitan Magazine. This decision is a huge victory for the many groups fighting for this to happen. Hats off to Cosmo Hurts Kids, National Center On Sexual Explotation, Girls Against Porn, Indecency Coalition and many others!

Here is a great article about the Christians supporting Walmart.https://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/christians-applaud-walmart-banning-cosmopolitan-magazine-checkout-lines
The battle still goes on with a lot more work to do but things are happening to protect our children from magazine covers like this being in front of their eyes.

Get on board. Help spread the word. Check out these group. It is all about the children!

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What is Baobab Powder and What Does It Do?

There are so many wonderful healthy things in other countries that we are just starting to hear about here in the US. One of them is Baobab Powder! It is wonderful with lemon juice, water and stevia. Let me share how I found out about this amazing, viatmin powder.

Friends of mine, Serene and Pearl have a wonderful site, Trim Healthy Mama (www.trimhealthymama.com) On this site are many wonderful things that help you eat low carb, lose weight, skin products and things like Baobab Powder. Many people are losing weight following them and they do videos and podcasts. One of the videos was about Baobab powder so I looked it up on their site and below is what it said:

“Welcome a multi-talented, multi-tasking, multi-vitamin and mineral one of a kind supplement into your life. This ultra-low net carb powder is like a daily “multi” but is 100% real food! That’s why we call it Baobab Boost, because this amazing fruit grown on the majestic Baobab tree boosts your nutrition in every area. Its citrus and sherbet tasting dried flesh has five times the fiber of oats, and higher antioxidant levels than any food on the planet (8 times that of the super berry Acai, and more than both blueberries and pomegranates combined!) It has more than twice the calcium of milk, double the magnesium and iron of spinach and is loaded with six times the potassium of bananas.”

Then I started seeing this powder at TJ Maxx, Walmart, so I ordered it from them and it wonderful!! I could drink it all the time. I mix it with ice tea, orange juice, in smoothies, with collagen, etc. And children can drink it too! Here is a you tube video telling you about this amazing fruit and all of the benefits of it, including building your immune and lowering your blood pressure.

Seed Bread Recipe

Thank you Doctor Don Colbert for this amazing recipe. Remember you can grind the everything or make it whole and as bread or crackers. Enjoy!!

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Is Today Shopping Day?

Tomorrow I will post the recipe for the “Seed Bread” which so many of you have read about. I actually just put mine is another parchment paper bag because the healthy oils in the crackers can come out on the bag. And as I said, these crackers last for days or longer, so a new bag is the answer.

Since today may be your shopping day, I wanted to give you the list of things to pick up to be ready. Here we go! You need, Hemp seed, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, psyllium seeds, stevia just one packet, coconut oil and ghee. Many of you may not know what ghee is but it is on the Whole 30 diet and it is butter that all the dairy is skimmed off after it boils lightly. You can make your own or buy it in a jar.

I hope this helps you be ready. I am excited that so many of you are interested in this bread!

The Rave About Seed Bread.

Seed Bread CrackerIt seems everyone these days are talking about the Keto Diet. If you are not on it, I am sure you know someone who is or is thinking about it!

I recently was given DR. Don Colbert’s Keto Zone book as a gift. I was skimming through the recipes and came across this one, “Seed Bread”. I was drawn by all the healthy foods listed in it like Pumpkin Seeds, Raw Sunflower Seed, Hemp Seeds, etc. A few days later I was going through the channels and on Daystar was the Jim Bakker Show and lo and behold, he was making Seed Bread on his show. It looked so easy and everyone on the show was commenting how good it tasted. The other thing they mentioned was how good all the ingredients were for your digestive track. That was it! I said I have to try this bread.

Last night I made my 3rd and 4th batch of Seed Bread. Even though we liked the last 2 batches, I thought this time I will put it in a loaf pan and make crackers. The loaf one was for toast and things like grilled cheese and came out beautiful. I then tasted the cracker one and they are AMAZING!! My friend stopped by and I gave her one to try and she raved about it. They are great alone, but are even better with avocado, cheese, almond butter and I am sure many things I have not tried yet.
The key is this bread CAN NOT be put in any type of plastic bag. It can be wrapped in parchment or waxed paper or put in paper lunch bags and will last for days, maybe longer.

Over the weekend I plan on posting the bread recipe for you. I would love to hear your thoughts on how you liked it.

Billy Graham, An Example for All!

 

As I am sure most of everyone in the world knows about the death of Reverend Billy Graham, how many of us have really focused on the type of man he was? These past few days we have had some discussions so I encourage you take a minute and think about these things.

Reverend Billy Graham, was an Evangelist. When he spoke there always a soothing spirit that would come over wherever he was speaking. The venues would be packed and all eyes and ears were focus on him when he spoke. It didn’t matter what age you were, what denomination religion wise you were, what color you were, what nationality, or  what gender you were! Thousands and thousands of people, just wanted to hear Billy Graham speak!!

His message was so simple, Jesus Love you and come to Him just the way you are. There was no deep thinking, no strings attached, no test to take or class to take to become a member, just believe and have faith! It was such a simple message, as I write this, it still blows my mind!

And then I am sure you remember seeing all the people, coming in flocks to the altar while everyone was singing:

Verse #1
Just as I am, without one plea,
But that thy blood was she’d for me,
And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Verse #2
Just as I am, and waiting not,
To rid my soul of one dark blot,
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Verse #3
Just as I am, tho’ tossed about,
With many a conflict, many a doubt,
Fightings within and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Verse #4
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind,
Sight, riches, healing of the mind,
Yea, all I need in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

Verse #5
Just as I am, Thou wilt recieve,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve,
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

There were tears flowing, confessions happening, hearts opened and Love, the news of God’s Love being shared with everyone. Because of the Cross, and the simple message that Jesus died for all of us, and no matter what we have done or did, He forgives us, on those days, many lives we changed.

Billy Graham lived a life that was an example for all. He never had a scandal against him,  he never was sued, all the media loved him and his main focus in life was to love people and let them know how much Jesus Loved them! If we could all just make that our goal in life, imagine what a wonderful world it would be.

Thank you Reverend Billy Graham for obeying the call on your life. We love you!

 

Euthanasia Drug in Dog Food

Anyone who knows me, knows I love dogs. We have a few, all different kinds and sizes. When I saw this, I knew I had to make as many people aware as possible. Please pass on the information. This is wrong!!! Lets keep protecting out four legged family members.

http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/fda-to-investigate-after-abc7-exposes-euthanasia-drug-in-dog-food

Finally My Husband Listened!

Yesterday I had to fly out for a meeting today.  When I called my husband last night to check on things, I realized he was not feeling well, so like and Good Wife, I asked what was wrong. He then informed me that he has a cough, runny nose and aches in his body.  I preceded to ask, Honey, when did this start? He said on Monday his nose started to run and he didn’t feel great.  Needless to say, I am asking why he didn’t say anything? Like most men, he tells me it was not a big deal!

With the new information about him coming down sick, I said you need to put Vick’s on your feet and put socks over them and go to bed.  Seeing that it was 10 o’clock at night, the going to bed was not a problem but my husband putting Vick’s on his feet was! It seemed like such a girl thing!!

IMG_0023I told him how our son did it when he had Influenza B a few weeks ago, and it helped him and how I was coming down with the same symptoms and the next morning was 90 percent better. Relentlessly he did do it and when I called him this morning he was feeling better. Woohoo!! Even though I don’t think he will admit it, in his heart he knows I was right. This is a day many women wait for! I hope it wont be years till he listens to me again. Time will tell.

Puppy Bowl verses Super Bowl

Puppy Bowl 2018's Biggest Winners and Cutest Moments
Before the Eagles and the Patriots battled it out, some of the country’s cutest puppies were facing off in a flurry of fuzz and fur in Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl.

 

Yesterday was the big day that many people have been waiting for. Super Bowl Sunday! It was the day where you saw a lot of people with the same color shirts with their favorite teams logo on it. There were churches where Pastors came with football jerseys on encouraging their congregation to come with their favorite team shirt on, even holding Super Bowl parties at their churches. It was they day for wings, dips, chips and drinks.

I personally was excited because Super Bowl Sunday is also Puppy Bowl Sunday.  For me it is the cutest thing to see all the different types of puppies just having fun! There wasn’t a problem if one knelt and one didn’t, if a certain team won and one didn’t, and no hatred of any kind! It is the kind of competition you can watch with your children, you don’t have to worry what kind of show happens during half-time and everyone will leave as friends!

We truly can learn something from the Puppy Bowl and if you want to just have a relaxing fun party on the day when a lot of people are stressing out, next year tune into Puppy Bowl 2019.  Invite all your four legged friend lovers, have all the same snacks and just have fun.  It will make Super Bowl Sunday a much nicer day for everyone in your house!

An Experience with Tamiflu Everyone Should Read

Recently a woman named Melissa Rodriquez posted this story. Please take the time to read. It may save you and your family!

Last night my daughter tried to kill me. No, this is not a joke and yes, you do need to read the full story.
My evening started by coming home from work to find Emma with a fever of 103.1 and complaining of a runny nose. I gave her Tylenol, sent the boys to my moms house next door and took her to see her Pedi. Four hours later, they gave her another dose of tylenol and we left with a prescriptions for Tamiflu and Ibuprofen after they diagnosed her for the flu by symptoms. Prescriptions were filled, medicine was administered in my vehicle in the CVS parking lot (She still had a fever of 103 so I felt like she couldn’t wait the 4 hours for her next dose) and we drove home. Within thirty minutes of her falling asleep, she woke up. This is where my nightmare begins.
My daughter woke up but she wasn’t herself. She woke up breaking things and came into my bedroom saying she was going to kill me. After ten minutes of wrestling with her, trying to reason with her and wake her up from what I assumed was her sleep walking, her mood snapped and she began to cry stating, “Please, mommy, I’m so sorry. I love you but I can’t wake up. The noise in head won’t let me.” I hugged her and told her I loved her, gave her ibuprofen because her fever was still 103 and woke up my boys and told them to get dressed so they could go stay with my aunt for the night.
Our first stop was Knapp. Yes, Crappy Knappy, because even though it sucks it’s still the closest hospital to home and this was clearly an emergency. She was found with a fever of 102.2 and was given her fifth dose of fever medication in 6 hours. Twenty minutes later the ER Dr tells me “why’d you bring her here if you’ve already started the Tamiflu. It doesn’t go away overnight, you know.”. He did not address the concern of what I thought was a fever induced sleepwalking/tremer but instead after me questioning his medical opinion three times, said he would have her evaluated for pyshc if that would make me happy or I could go home and have her take Tamiflu like a regular person. I told them to charge up insurance, told the Dr he was a prime example of why Knapp has such a bad image, signed my paperwork and left to the next hospital, DHR.
Within five minutes of arriving at the DHR ER, the Pediatrician was paged and arrived at her bedside. I was quickly informed that a fever not relieved by more than a days dose of tylenol and Ibuprofen in a one dose time frame was not only cause for alarm but a sign of fear when taken with Tamiflu. The Doctor informed me not only was my daughter having an allergic reaction to Tamiflu but she was also exhibiting side effects of the medication (anxiety, hallucinations, unusual behavior, breathing problems, and loss of contact with reality are all serious side effects of Tamiflu). They monitored her overnight, brought her fever down and returned her to her lucid self, in which she states she has no recollection of her craziness and can only apologize.
So now we’re home, fighting the flu the old fashioned way with Tylenol and chicken noodle soup, and as I sit here looking at her, I’m wondering how many other parents have been through this and have been turned away and told their child was fine and to continue taking the same meds that could possibly kill them.
Before I left DHR, the Pediatrician gave me a simple Google search print out of multiple children with the same experience as her from the past month, patted me on the back and said “you’re not crazy and neither is she. Tamiflu just doesn’t always work well with children and not all Drs are aware of those studies.”.
I love my daughter more than I love myself and as a mother, I feel the need to urge other parents to take caution when administering Tamiflu to their child. Watch your children, don’t give them their first dose overnight, take the day off from work, go above and beyond and be a helicopter parent, just make sure your child is okay and remember to tell them you love them 💕