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Household Cleaning Products I Recommend

Kaboom….for when your bathtub is so dirty you just want to blow it up.

Barkeepers Friend…to clean those pots and pans that make you want to turn to drink.

Goof Off….what I want to do when I have about twenty sticky price stickers to remove.

Mr. Clean….the guy I want to hire to do my housework.

Pledge….I pledge that I will dust as seldom as humanly possible.

Just kidding..:D

Turning to God

This decision must take place in the private halls of your heart….the place where only you and He can live.
 
Knowing you belong to God and He to you is as uplifting as the beauty of the dawn.
 
There is no love more pure than the love of your eternal Father, and the love which you in turn give to Him, save perhaps the pure love of a mother for her child.
 
There is no comfort greater than knowing His love is there.

A Quiet Place

Yesterday, because I was so appalled, I commented to a friend that I had overheard some of my neighbors speaking to one another, and that their overall level of cognitive ability seemed extremely low.

I know people who walk around with ear buds in their ears almost all the time. I know people who have to have the television playing both day and night. They can’t drive their car without the radio on.

Even without all of those intentional distractions, it is still difficult to find a quiet place. With my windows open, I constantly hear airplanes, the drone of machinery, the voices of the neighbors, and not the whisper of the wind or the quiet chirping of birds. In order to be comfortable, I have to run a fan, and I have had to spend far more for a quiet one than I would have preferred to spend; but there may be a good reason for you to provide yourself with some peace and quiet.
 
According to "Mark A. W. Andrews, director and professor of physiology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa.,
 
Background or low-level noise in the home, work or school often disrupts people’s concentration. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ambient noise also affects people’s health by increasing general stress levels and aggravating stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, coronary disease, peptic ulcers and migraine headaches. Continued exposure does not lead to habituation; in fact, the effects worsen.

Several studies have indicated that stress resulting from ongoing white noise can induce the release of cortisol, a hormone that helps to restore homeostasis in the body after a bad experience. Excess cortisol impairs function in the prefrontal cortex—an emotional learning center that helps to regulate “executive” functions such as planning, reasoning and impulse control. Some recent evidence indicates that the prefrontal cortex also stores short-term memories. Changes to this region, therefore, may disrupt a person’s capacity to think clearly and to retain information.
Though not definitive, recent research also suggests that noise-induced stress may decrease dopamine availability in the prefrontal cortex, where the hormone controls the flow of information from other parts of the body. Stress resulting from background noise, then, may decrease higher brain function, impairing learning and memory."

So...leaving your television on all the time will stress you out and make you stupid....that would explain so much of what I have observed....especially in teen-agers...(just kidding). :D

However, a case might be argued for the wearing of noise-reducing ear-plugs.
 
 
 
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ask-the-brains-background-noise/
http://www.jstor.org/stable/1413720?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
http://www.informedesign.org/Rs_detail/rsId/1

Asparagus Salad

First prepare the dressing.
 
3 large cloves of garlic, chopped fine
6-8 leaves of fresh basil, chopped fine
2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Several dashes of black pepper
Approximately ½ teaspoon salt
 
Stir all ingredients together and let sit, then bring to boil a large pot of water. Prepare salad ingredients.
 
1 bunch reasonably thin asparagus, chopped into 1” segments
½ large red bell pepper, chopped into large dice
1 small zucchini, sliced and slices quartered
Small cherry tomatoes….about 20-25
½ ball fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped into ½” chunks
½ can jumbo black olives, drained
 
When water comes to a boil, add asparagus, zucchini and red bell pepper and bring to a boil. Do not boil the tomatoes. Boil 3 minutes, then drain and place vegetables immediately into a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking process. Drain again when vegetables are cool to the touch. Put cooled, drained vegetables into the bowl in which you will serve the salad. Add remaining ingredients. Add dressing, and toss. Refrigerate, and serve when all ingredients are cold. 
Serves 8-10
 
 
 
 
 

The Dichotomy of You

In ancient Persian mythology, there was a twin god. The creator of all things was Ahura Mazda, who represented light, truth, and goodness. His twin brother was Ahriman, the spirit of darkness, lies and evil.
 
Certain trees cannot bear new leaves in the springtime if the old leaves do not first fall to the ground and die to nourish the tree. Millions of new lives could not occur if there were not millions of deaths or there would be no food, and none could live. So do all the creatures on earth continue. The tree remains, and the leaves fall. The same God who created life also created death.
 
The universe was created with balance. Imbalances, when they occur, are quickly counteracted. You could call this cause and effect.
 
We first notice balance in nature, where all things are delicately interconnected. The emission of greenhouse gases creates global warming, and El Nino arrives. High temperatures in the ocean are vented into the atmosphere by El Nino, which in turn causes weather changes worldwide. 2015 will be one of the warmest years on record.
 
Warm ocean waters evaporate and cause hurricanes….and warm ocean waters give heat and energy to hurricanes; cause and effect. After hurricane Gloria, twenty years ago, yellow jackets swarmed the fields and forests. Their homes had been destroyed by the hurricane; cause and effect. Emission of greenhouse gases in 1985 was equal to swarms of yellow jackets, which some might see as distressing in the extreme. One wonders why all the insurance claims for the properties destroyed by hurricanes are not levied against the big companies creating greenhouse gases….but I digress.
 
You are no different than the world to which you were born. You are a delicate system. You were born a savage, and you learned civility. You learned to admire all that which was beautiful and good, and to abhor all that which was painful and sad.
 
Within you both good things and bad things co-exist, because you are a native of this world. Your will alone selects the balance between the two….your will suppresses what you consider bad….and brings forth that within you which you consider good. You balance your human nature against your divine spirit, largely due to cause and effect. The world acts upon you, and you react. However, you are blessed with the will to select the nature of your reactions. In that, your divine nature is apparent. Select a good reaction. 

Let There Be Light

We sing songs like this one:

From outside the open window
How the faithful was gathered to sing
As the tears swelled up inside me
Still down in a mournful rain.

And all sands of time stood still
As the procession climbed the hill
And off in the distance it's a mother run away
The father turned to say

Somebody shine a light, show me the way
Take me through the night to the break of day.
Won't you shine a light so I can see,
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.

Lookin' through the open window
I can see where I went wrong.
I quit searching for the rainbow,
I forgot where I belong.

Then the darkness dips around me
And I have no strength to fight
Though I'll search for those who love me
I'll search for the one above me
Just like I said 

Somebody shine a light, show me the way,
Take me through the night to the break of day.
Won't you shine a light so I can see,
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.

And all sands of time stood still
As the echo crossed my window sill.
I heard it plain as day, I could hear 'em sing,
I'm trying to find the way,

Somebody shine a light, show me the way
Make it through the night to the break of day.
Won't you shine a light so I can see,
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.

Shine a light, show me the way
Take me through the night to the break of day.
Shine a light so I can see
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.

Shine a light so I can see
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.
 
There is a man yearning toward the light....and perhaps the very life inside him craves it. There may be solid scientific evidence that light is the very basis of life itself. We all wonder and stand in awe of our Lord God, who created life….and by what power and magic He did it only He can know, but now we can guess.
 
Here is an astounding guess: https://www.quantamagazine.org/20140122-a-new-physics-theory-of-life/
 
Perhaps we are not far wrong when we turn away from the darkness, and toward the light. Perhaps light creates life. And the first thing the Lord did say was, "Let there be light".

The Smallest Things

Buds on trees so new and yellow they almost can’t be called green bring me joy. Frothy clusters of them adorn the trees like chiffon on a princess. Five different shades of green are juxtaposed against one little bush in maroon, and I glory in the variety and beauty God has made.
 
It is glorious to be able to open the windows, and allow the breezes to come indoors, and watch giant lazy bumblebees float past again and again, drawn by the hummingbird feeder. Life is so precious, and in spring its renewal humbles me, and makes me glad.
 
This shade of blue in the sky does not exist anywhere except in God’s palette, or in my mind’s eye.
 
Memories of love are never lost, their beauty too poignant to bear without tears.
 
With all these gifts I am blessed, and for these things I give thanks.

Alive Inside

I attended a conference on Alzheimers disease yesterday, and we were shown an incredible video called “Alive Inside”. We were shown nearly vegetative people in nursing homes who were given both Ipods and a menu of popular music from their time period, and allowed to listen to “their” music. These people came alive.
 
Memories they had previously been unable to access were verbalized. They sang. They danced. The music was able to reach them as nothing else had done.
 
And yet nursing homes do not routinely provide this $40.00 necessity to their residents. A grass roots campaign has emerged, trying to get nursing homes on board with the concept that memory care is not simply about providing medications….it is about providing for and reaching the human spirit…and for Alzheimers patients, it may be about giving each of them their own Ipod.
 
There is a scientific reason why music works and almost nothing else does. In Alzheimers disease, brain damage is extensive. One of the first things to go is the hippocampus….the region of the brain that takes new information and labels it so that it can be filed.
 
Music, unlike most information, is filed in so many places within the brain, both left and right sides, that even in someone with brain damage, music still exists for them, and is linked to old memories. Bringing those forth gives a person with Alzheimers a sense of self…an identity when all else has been lost….even if only briefly.
 
Currently there are over 15 million caregivers within the United States alone for people with Alzheimers. The cost for the care of people with Alzheimers is approximately one trillion dollars a year. In 25 years, as the baby boomers age,  if the problem remains unchecked, the cost of care for people with Alzheimers will have bankrupted medicare.
 
The cause of Alzheimers disease is two proteins….beta amyloid and tau protein. Beta amyloid creates small clusters of brown patches all around neuron cells, causing them to die eventually. The tau proteins are even worse. They form tangles directly inside neurons, and they are the actual cause of the death of the brain cell. Currently, almost all medications for Alzheimers target the amyloid clusters. New research, however, has shown that it is the tau proteins which are the culprit. Research must be re-focused in that directions, and medications to prevent the build-up of tau proteins must be developed.
 
These clusters of amyloids and tangles of tau protein are cumulative, and build up over time.
Even in young people, the process may have already begun. Often, your brain can be full of clusters and tangles, and you won’t see symptoms for at least another 15 years.
 
Not to worry, though. The brain also produces a chemical called R.E.S.T. which protects the brain and prevents and/or delays the onset of Alzheimers symptoms without medication. The thing is, in order to get the R.E.S.T. you need, you have to switch on the genetic trigger inside you that makes it appear.
 
You can trigger R.E.S.T. in several different ways, and all of these should be used in combination.
 
  1. Change to a diet that incorporates plenty of green leafy vegetables, and other vegetables and fruits. A vegetarian or near vegetarian diet has been shown to trigger R.E.S.T.  Avoid red meat , pork and all saturated fats.
  2. Exercise….aerobic exercise like walking….at least 30-40  minutes a day. You should actually break a sweat. Exercise can actually create new neural pathways, in addition to bathing the brain with endorphins. There is an added benefit. The more deeply you breathe, the more your lungs expand and bring oxygen to the brain….without sufficient oxygen the brain cannot function.
  3. Lose weight.
  4. Learn something new. Crossword puzzles do not do the trick….they simply use old information you have already stored. Learn to play a musical instrument. Learn a new language. If you are an artist, study science. If you are a scientist, study art. The main thing is that the knowledge you acquire must be NEW.
  5. Get 7-9 hours of sleep a night. You need at least 4 hours of REM sleep every night, where you are actually dreaming.
  6. Avoid stress. 
If you employ all of the pillars of prevention, above, you will never be one of the people sitting in a nursing home, unable to remember anything in your life…until some kind soul decides to let you listen to your favorite music.

The video "Alive Inside" is available on Amazon.com for $14.95.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Green Bean Casserole...Revived

1 lb fresh string beans, strings removed, blanched for 3 minutes
1 medium onion, sliced
½ cup cremini or baby Portobello mushrooms, sliced
½ cup porcini or chanterelle mushrooms
½ cup butter (1 stick)
3 cloves of garlic, sliced
¼ cup sherry wine
1 and ½ cups heavy cream
1 cup panko bread crumbs, soaked in ¼ cup melted butter
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
 
Melt ¼ cup of butter in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, and add 1 cup of Panko bread crumbs to the butter. Set aside.
 
In a sauté pan, melt ½ cup of butter, and add the onion and mushrooms and garlic. Saute all together.
 
Place the green beans in an 8 x 8” casserole dish. To the sautéed mixture, add the sherry and the cream and stir well. Pour this mixture over the green beans, and fold until well mixed.  Top with Panko bread crumbs, and bake for 35-40 minutes until topping has browned.
 
Serves 4-6

I made this last night, and it was so good I had seconds. The mushroom and onion flavor in combination with the butter and the cream was incredible.  Last night I used one package dried porcini (wild) mushrooms, reconstituted and an entire small package of sliced baby portobello mushrooms (about 10-12 oz). I made a reduction from the water the dried mushrooms had soaked in, and I add that to the sauteed vegetables in the last several minutes of cooking.....then I add just the heavy cream.....no sherry. The flavors were out of this world.
 
 

You Are What You Eat

How often have you heard that? For many of us, it made not one bit of difference. Some of us are just giant quarts of ice cream…or ginger bread men. Some of us are walking sausages. I have a friend who is a bon-bon.
 
Regardless of the fact that we KNOW that our bodies and our health are affected by what we put into our mouths, we continue to build ourselves…to literally create ourselves….with many of the worst elements we can find.
 
Our minds are fashioned in a similar way. The knowledge and experience you allow to enter your mind literally creates the unique mind that is you. You have no control over some of the things to which you are exposed, but you do have control over a great deal.
 
Every day you decide the content of the television shows you view….just as one little example. Our television offers a nightly menu of murder and violence. You can watch people being shot….and look at loads of gore if you choose to build your mind out of those sorts of bricks. I often wonder what sort mind that creates.
 
Remember, you are what you eat.

Spring Cleaning

There is something about a messy, dirty environment that is, to me at least, depressing. That type of environment represents weakness or illness, because inability is the only reason I ever allow it to happen.
 
Deliberately allowing one’s environment to be messy or dirty is the act of being unwilling to surround oneself with beauty, and that means that one has decided to give oneself no value….that one has decided it is too much work to provide the proper setting for the jewel of oneself.
 
Even the barest environment can shine, and in the act of creating spotless cleanliness we say to all who enter….this is me. More importantly, we say this to ourselves.
 
So it is with our inner world. Our minds and spirits can accumulate countless little spots that grow and grow until we can no longer see our own reflection, and we lose our ability to see who we want to be....the person we were always meant to be.
 
Creating an inner world that is beautiful is as simple as changing a light bulb…..out with the old, in with the new. Change must come from desire…the desire for inner beauty. Only a relationship with God can bring about that change.
 
Perform your spring cleaning….and create a beautiful environment in which the Holy Spirit will delight to dwell.
 

Chocolate Mint Bundt Cake

1 Package any pudding-in-the- mix chocolate fudge cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup very tiny chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Grease the bundt pan, or spray with Pam. Follow directions on the box of cake mix, but increase eggs to 3. After batter is well mixed, add chocolate chips. They must be very small. You may chop regular chocolate chips if you can't find the tiny ones.

Bake cake according to package directions. While cake is baking, make icing.

1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
3 T milk (more if icing appears too thick)
2-3 drops green food coloring
Mix well.

When cake is done, remove it from the pan and allow it to cool completely. When cake is cool, drizzle with icing so it runs down the sides.

Serves 8-10

The Raisin and the Peach

Consider the raisin and the peach. The peach is beautiful in appearance, full of fresh juice, just recently torn from its stem…yet easily bruised. Its savor is both tart and sweet.
 
The raisin has passed through that stage of its existence already. It was, at one time, ripe upon the stem, but was torn away and left to wither in the sun. Its appearance changed, and it became unrecognizable….brown and wrinkled…yet all that it contained was refined, and made even sweeter. It is hard to damage a raisin, because it has grown a thicker skin.
 
So, too, are we, in our youth and in our age.

Heaven on Earth

I have a 97 year old client with the most beautiful smile. Her face glows, and her mouth opens wide and you can see that half of her teeth are missing….but you would do anything to make her smile.
 
The other day, she said to me, “It is like heaven when you are here.” That was such a lovely thing to say.
 
I thought to myself, at the time….well…I am blonde and my hair curls in ringlets, so I probably look at little bit like some old painting she has seen of an angel, and that makes her think of heaven.
 
And then I began to think of how we can all create heaven on earth…for a few moments….for an hour or a day….for someone else. BE the angel. BE the one who fulfills their needs…who amazes them with unexpected help…who is there when no one else will be.
 
BE the hand of God. BE the angel.

You Will Know Love

How can you possibly know when God is present?
 
That’s easy. When you feel a sense of overwhelming love, He is there.
 
When your eyes fill with tears and your throat tightens because the beauty and the love are almost too great to bear, He is there.
 
When you finally meet Him, His face will be so dear and familiar….because you have always known Him. He is your love.

Singing Telegram

Among the many strange and wonderful things I have experienced, there is one phenomenon which is eerily odd.
 
When I am hashing over a problem or any issue at all, I will often wake up the following morning with a song playing in my head. 98% of the time, I do not know the words to the song. I might know one line….or the refrain.
 
Always curious about the song my head is playing for me, I will google it by typing the one line that I know, or the refrain, and discover that the complete lyrics apply to whatever I am experiencing at that time….and the lyrics are usually loving and uplifting.
 
I was talking to a cousin of mine about three weeks ago. Just out of the blue, she began to speak of that same phenomenon. Whatever this phenomenon is, it runs in families.
 
I have given some thought to what might cause it. Is it the right brain? Does the subconscious mind remember the words to a song we may have only heard once or twice in our lives, and, knowing the lyrics are appropriate, brings forth the accompanying music to the sleeping mind?
 
Or does God sing to us while we sleep?

Canopener Pea Soup

I developed this recipe because I have a friend with a warped sense of humor. He knows I hate canned peas with a passion, so when he comes over to visit he usually brings me a can.
I decided not to waste the peas. I knew there must be some way to remove the disgusting taste, so I researched methods.
Naturally, because I had no idea how this soup would turn out, I made a huge pot.
 (You need a good blender to make this recipe).
3 cans of green peas, drained
1 can of sliced carrots, drained
1 large onion, diced
1 T oil
2 small purple top turnips, peeled and diced
2 small stalks of celery with plenty of leaves
1 maple cured ham steak, diced small
1/3 cup real bacon bits
2 1/2 T lemon juice
2 tsp summer savory
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp or more fresh ground black pepper
1 (24 oz) carton organic chicken broth
1 cup water
 
Prepare diced vegetables, turnips first. Bring a small pot of water to boil while dicing. When water boils, add diced turnips and cook until tender, then drain.
 
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add drained canned vegetables to the large pot water and blanch for 3 minutes. Drain off all the water, and place vegetables in a large bowl.
 
Saute onion in oil. Add all vegetables to the large bowl. Add all remaining ingredients except the ham, bacon, chicken broth and water to the bowl, and toss well.
 
A bit at a time, add chicken broth to your blender, and fill with vegetables. Puree.
Remove puree to the large pot you used earlier for blanching vegetables. When all the puree is in the pot, add remaining chicken broth and water, ham, and bacon bits.
 
Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes after the mixture begins to bubble, stirring as needed. I was actually very surprised at how well this turned out. It did not taste like canned peas at all.
 
Serves 8 to 10
 

What Insurance?

There are times when I am overwhelmed by indignation. Blue Cross Health Insurance of Tennessee has definitely brought me to that point.
 
I have a friend who has what is laughably called health insurance through her husband’s employer. She needs brain surgery, and Blue Cross of Tennessee has decided to obstruct the surgery by refusing to pay for a procedure she needs before she can have the surgery.
 
Imagine this situation, if you will. My friend began to experience vertigo more and more frequently. After seeing a series of specialists, a cat scan of her skull revealed that the bone behind her inner ear had either disintegrated, or broken. Her brain had literally slid through the hole in her skull, and was resting against her inner ear, causing her to be constantly dizzy. She needs to have the wall of her skull reconstructed, so the doctors can return her brain in its entirety to her skull.
 
Things would have been simple if she could have just gotten the brain surgery done. However, her blood pressure was extremely low and the doctors determined that she would not have enough blood supply to the brain during the surgery. They tested her heart, but the problem was not with her heart.
 
Doctors now believe that she may have a blockage obstructing an artery in her neck….and Blue Cross of Tennessee has decided to dig in their heels at this point, and they are refusing to pay for the tests to see if she has a blockage in her neck.
 
Everything has come to a screeching halt because of this delightful company, who have decided amongst themselves that my friends brain surgery can wait forever….because they want to save the cost of an MRI and the surgery needed to remove the obstruction in her neck.

Health insurance provided by an employer is NOT free. Employees pay a good amount of money for it. One begins to wonder why.

My friend cannot afford to pay for these things herself. She is out of work, and her husband's job is seasonal. Right now, their family is receiving food assistance through our church.
 
Will her brain become damaged, uncontained inside her skull? Who knows? The attitude of Blue Cross of Tennessee is, “Who knows and who cares?”

I Don't Mind

Minds are like taste buds…they are all so different, and every palate is different. It is very difficult for me to understand people who don’t like onions and garlic and spicy food….and it is very difficult for them to understand how my taste buds got so burned up.
 
Minds can be closed or open. An open mind is willing to accept all ideas as having possible validity. There are those who are so politically correct they actively fear rejecting any idea whatsoever.   A closed mind has its own set of pre-conceived ideas and is unwilling to consider anything else; the closed mind fears being open.
 
There is a third possible state of mind…..the mind in flux. The mind in flux is willing to consider all ideas and allow each one a measure of respect….but is guided by its own sense of what is real and what is unreal, what it perceives as good and bad, and what is right for that particular mind and what is not. The mind in flux uses judgment to determine its own values and world view.
 
The mind in flux is creative. It defines, and yet allows for change and correction, because this mind is aware that it cannot, nor will it ever, know everything….and may need to revise at any moment. This type of mind grows…changes…evolves.
 
Whatever type of mind you have….keep that in mind.

Potato and Ham Chowder

2 1/2 lbs potatoes
1 slice maple cured ham about 3/8" thick
1 small bunch of green onions (scallions)
3/4 of a 1/2 gallon container of whole milk
1/2 teaspoon summer savory
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon real bacon bits

Peel potatoes and cut them into 1/2" cubes. Boil them just until tender, then drain. Return them to your soup pot, and add milk. Turn heat on medium low. Cut ham into small dice, about 1/4" or less. Slice green onions.

Add all remaining ingredients to the soup pot, and cook and stir occasionally just until the milk begins to bubble.

Garnish with bacon bits before serving.

Serves  8

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Previous Posts
Household Cleaning Products I Recommend, posted May 20th, 2015
Turning to God, posted May 19th, 2015
A Quiet Place, posted May 17th, 2015
Asparagus Salad, posted May 14th, 2015
The Dichotomy of You, posted May 12th, 2015
Let There Be Light, posted May 4th, 2015
The Smallest Things, posted May 4th, 2015
Alive Inside, posted April 30th, 2015
Green Bean Casserole...Revived, posted April 27th, 2015
You Are What You Eat, posted April 25th, 2015
Spring Cleaning, posted April 24th, 2015
Chocolate Mint Bundt Cake, posted April 23rd, 2015
The Raisin and the Peach, posted April 17th, 2015, 1 comment
Heaven on Earth, posted April 16th, 2015
You Will Know Love, posted April 15th, 2015
Singing Telegram, posted April 14th, 2015, 1 comment
Canopener Pea Soup, posted April 10th, 2015
What Insurance?, posted April 9th, 2015
I Don't Mind, posted April 8th, 2015
Potato and Ham Chowder, posted April 8th, 2015
Graduation Day, posted April 6th, 2015
Rebirth and Renewal, posted March 31st, 2015
Rosemary Potatoes, posted March 30th, 2015
The Rescue of Annabelle, posted March 29th, 2015
Carrots and Sticks, posted March 27th, 2015
If You Are Interested in Building Your Own Family Tree, posted March 26th, 2015
How to Un-Jam the Signal, posted March 24th, 2015
Spiritual Outfitters, posted March 23rd, 2015
A Friend in Need, posted March 22nd, 2015
The Lightbulb, posted March 19th, 2015
Potato Pancakes, posted March 12th, 2015
Creation, posted March 11th, 2015
Quick Seafood Chowder, posted March 7th, 2015
Try This On for Size, posted March 7th, 2015
Gratitude and the Big Picture, posted March 2nd, 2015
Shaking it Up, posted February 28th, 2015
If You Are Disappointed in Others, posted February 28th, 2015
Angels in Your Life, posted February 26th, 2015
For Better or For Worse, posted February 23rd, 2015
Share Your Moments, posted February 22nd, 2015
What to Do if You Get Stuck, posted February 19th, 2015
White Chicken Chili, posted February 17th, 2015
Cajun Popcorn, posted February 15th, 2015
Tonight's Cream of Chicken Soup, posted February 12th, 2015
Growing Up, posted February 12th, 2015
Impact, posted February 10th, 2015
A Little Wisdom, posted February 10th, 2015
A Different Cocoa Experience, posted February 10th, 2015
Seeing Beauty, posted February 6th, 2015
Round and Round and Round, posted January 31st, 2015
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