Remembering and Thanking Those Who Fought for Our Freedom!

Memorial Day, the first holiday weekend of the Summer. It is a time when vacations start, picnics begin, camping trips happen and people begin cookouts. A time when people pray for no rain and watermelon is on sale. It is a time when people get together and sing the Lee Greenwood famous song, God Bless the USA! Sing along to that great song here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MYvUmhqa104

With all the fun things going on that we all deserve, my hope and prayer is that we never forget the real reason this holiday is celebrated, for the Military people.

I come from a family of people being in the military. My grandfather and brother were in the Army, my uncle in the Navy, and my cousin in the Marines. Many probably don’t remember when the had the Army – Navy games on TV and trust me our house was wild!

I never take for granted those who serve our country for me and you. It is because of them that we can sleep at night and not worry about being bomobed, it is because of them we have Freedom of Speech, it is because of them we live in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave!

So this weekend especially, please thank anyone who has or is serving in the military. Buy them a cup of coffee, shake their hand and say Thank You for Serving, teach you children who they are, what they do or did and to say thank you. Honor them for the work they do and may God Bless America and them!

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Standing a Specific Scripture Today?

Today a friend of ours is starting 5 treatments of radiation for a brain growth. One of the things posted was when life give you lemons what do you do? Of course the standard answer was make lemonade. I thought about that and what came to me is that when life gives me lemons, I stand on the Word of God even more. I stand on scriptures like, Exodus 14:14- The Lord will fight for you: and you have only to be silent, Psalm 91:2- I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust or 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish alone all things that thou may proper and be in health, even as thou soul prospereth.

So today, what scripture are you standing on? Is it for healing, reconcilliation with a friend or family member, a new job, direction and wisdom for a decision in life, financial, or any other thing you are dealing with? Know this, the greatest comfort comes in knowing that we have someone watching out for us, someone we can talk to when it gets really bad, someone that cares about us like no other and is available 24/7, someone who loves us like no other.

Today, thank the Lord for being there and go find that scripture that speaks to you like no other, and Stand On It!

When a Show Breaks Your Heart!

Last night like so many others I was watching Hallmark”s “When Calls the Heart” and was hoping what I was seeing was not true. The week before I was shocked at the end when a main character was supposedly killed. All week I thought, the show started out as a dream so maybe this too will be a dream, (thank you the show Dallas) will he come back with a different face from an accident like happened many times in General Hospital, when I watched it years ago, or will he all of a sudden come home and was never killed?

Then today, Hallmark Channel did a Facebook live with the actor, head producer and Executive Producer and guess what, he is not coming back! One of my favorite actors on the show is moving on and needless to say I am going through all the emotions, Angry, sad, denial, hope, you name it, I have gone through all of them in the last few hours.

So what is it that is really breaking my heart? As I sat here thinking about it, I realize that when I watched this actor and his role, it brought me joy! There is so much heart ache in the world and even close to home as yesterday we had a Waffle House shooting where 4 people died, that for one hour I am taken away from it all, and all the heart ache that happens on the show, I know is not real. I think that its why we get attached to characters, shows and all of the other night time pleasures, it takes us away from reality.

So now I have about 8 months to decide if I will watch the new season when it comes on, but who knows, maybe by then there will be a new show that down the road I will be upset with, when one of their favorite people leaves.

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!

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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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

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!