A Winning Team


Sweets
September 19, 2011, 6:37 pm
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S’more caramel popcorn recipe

 

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More coupons
June 14, 2010, 2:24 pm
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Oops….that was supposed to be my private post but it got out on the internet.

So sorry…… Please contact the person who sent you the link…..you know who that is….and she can share the finds with you.



Chasing Donkeys
April 1, 2010, 6:01 pm
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We are too often waiting for miracles to happen but in reality many opportunities come disguised as PROBLEMS.

Chasing donkeys.
Saul’s  father sent him and another young man to go throughout the area looking for donkeys that had strayed off.  Not finding donkeys in any village or  country  Saul  thought they should give up. The the other boy suggested first  they check with the local man of God, Samuel.  God had  already told Samuel  that this man from the tribe of Benjamin, the lowest of the 12 tribes of Israel, would come to him and that  Samuel was to anoint this man as King over all of Israel.

Talk about a journey! You go out to find some donkeys, and you end up king of Israel.
Sometimes though this is what happens in our life with God. We are going along chasing donkeys when God intervenes and we find something else entirely. While we think we are simply out here looking for donkeys, He is looking for us.   God often puts us on a path, simply to lead us to another one. It’s like making a long trip in a car. Sometimes you have to head North for a bit to go West. Or you have to take I-35, only because you need to get to I-44.

You don’t always know what happens, when you are chasing donkeys. Sometimes you may not find the donkeys and return home empty handed. Sometimes you may find the donkeys. Sometimes you might become king, but sometimes, nay, every time your heart is open, you will find the King.

*Michael Dell, a Freshman in college needing to pay for college started buying and selling surplus computer parts. He advertised them in magazines and soon had an $80,000 month! He dropped out of college in April of his Freshman year. This college dropout made 6 million in his first year of business.
*Woman at the Well- She only went to get water which is something she did all the time but she had a life changing experience when she met the Lord there. Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me everything I ever did.” 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. And because of his words many more became believers

We have to discover our purpose in life as we are driven by passion to find the real meaning. We discover our gifts, talents and abilities along the way, however, all of these are already in conception in the mind of God before we were born.

We were always caught up with our daily activities (aka chasing donkeys); and this is when we will slowly approach our interception of opportunity to know our destiny.

When our talents and abilities meet human needs, therein lies our purpose. Therefore obedience is very important because it will lead us to the place of opportunity. Obey, as each step of obedience takes us closer to God’s purpose for us.

Opportunity is not luck or chance; it is Divine Destiny. In Oxford dictionary, the meaning of opportunity is “A favorable or set of circumstances for doing something.” It is a matrix of creativity wanting to serve. However, we are too often waiting for miracles to happen.

Such a saying goes “Chance favors a prepared mind.” We must know how to seize opportunity when it comes. We must act on it. Too often, many opportunities are disguised as PROBLEMS.

Chasing donkeys is simply doing what we can and ought to do, and God will prepare the rest for us to come to the point of opportunity.

Don’t worry about how you will be able to do this…God will open doors elsewhere when people see what you are doing to help the poor.



Jerry Seinfeld ideas on parenting!
February 15, 2010, 9:00 pm
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Seinfeld works hard not to be too indulgent. He bemoans the way some people cater to their children’s every whim. Seinfeld has three rules of parenting, what he calls “the poison Ps.” The first is Praise—“We tell our kids, ‘Great job!’ too much,” he says. The second is Problem-solving—“We refuse to let our children have problems. Problem-solving is the most important skill to develop for success in life, and we for some reason can’t stand it if our kids have a situation that they need to ‘fix.’ Let them struggle—it’s a gift.”

Just as he’s explaining the third P—“Giving your child too much Pleasure”—a woman comes in the deli with her three young daughters and buys them all huge cookies. “Can you believe this?” Seinfeld says, gesturing like his TV counterpart used to. “It’s 5:30 p.m.—when will they have dinner? At 8?”

So why does he think we treat our kids like that? His eyes light up. “Do you want to hear my latest theory?” he asks. “It’s a little far-fetched.” He leans in and explains how children today aren’t as innocent as they used to be. “We feel so guilty for destroying that innocence—which is what we did—so we’re now trying to repair that by creating perfect childhoods for our children.” He laughs, but he’s serious at the same time. “The reason we overdo it so much is because we feel so bad about it.”

Seinfeld also believes that it is best to teach children by example. “Kids are not going to do what you tell them to do or think like you tell them to think,” he says. “Kids are watching how you deal with that waiter or that handyman, and they are probably more likely to imitate you.”

As evidence, he points to his relationship with his father, Kalmen Seinfeld, a sign-maker who died in 1985. “I find myself acting like my dad,” he says. “My dad would never say no to anyone who needed help. He was extremely unselfish. And I don’t even think that’s my nature. But I saw him do that and, wanting to be like him, I do it too.”

Read all:   www.parade.com/celebrity/2010/02/jerry-seinfeld.html by Harlan Coben

I read that Elisabeth Kubler-Ross said this: Don’t go overboard in protecting your children from the hardships of life. If you raise your young ones like plants in a greenhouse, sooner or later, when those plants have to come out into the open, they won’t be able to stand the cold. To put it another way—as one of my favorite sayings goes—”Should you shield canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.”



Healthy- Naturally
February 1, 2010, 2:56 pm
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Foods good for the heart

Diabetes

Probiotics Benefits

Fat Fighters that really work!

Harmful chemicals in everyday products

Mercury poisoning

Number of calories you are burning, sitting at the computer.

Fibromyalgia

Always thin, but now overweight?

High Cholesterol help

Fruit juices- what is really  in them.

Steroids in milk

Personal Trainer told me this Probiotics to lose  weight

Apple cider vinegar benefits

Places we get germs

Become healthier by having a grateful heart

MSG   –  Monosodium Glutamate

Weight gain from this???

Foods that may be making you FAT

Chia Pets And we made fun of them!

Hot flashes and not near the age of menopause

B Vitamins for Stress, weight, insomnia, heart, etc

Drug muggers

Caution on taking cholesterol medications!!

Lowering blood pressure

Walking

Tired, dizzy, achy?

Stick out your tongue

Caffeine draws calcium from your bones

Paraffin candles are toxic

Top Ten Happy Foods

Butter

Sick and tired of being sick and tired?

Food for thought…literally

Home remedies using honey

Honey and cinnamon cure

Link between clutter and depression

Smoother skin See Stress, as stress many exacerbate skin problems

Flatter stomach from what you eat

Foods that lift your moods

Super Foods

Proof that overweight people do not necessarily overeat!!

Foods that burn fat!

Diabetes Epidemic (Scroll to the bottom of this one.)

Diabetic tips

Use this for your grocery list

No, you don’t have to do sit-ups to have a flatter tummy!

Little known facts about walking

Simple foods for great skin (Stress may exacerbate many skin problems. See Stress)

Anyone in your family have heart trouble??

What about those mood swings?

Know someone who really needs Social Security Disability?

MSG and Obesity
MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) and Fibromyalgia?
Chewing gum will raise your metabolism, according to the New England Jornal of Medicine. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minn, found people burned 11 more calories per hour, on average, while chewing gum.

Become healthier, more focused, calmer

Fructose and the link to bone fragility, anemia, defects of the connective tissue, arteries, and bone, infertility, heart arrhythmias, high cholesterol levels, heart attacks, and an inability to control blood sugar levels, elevated blood cholesterol, weight gain. Fructose can be found in find frozen canned orange juice, grapefruit juice, bottles of cranberry juice that do not have high fructose corn syrup or sweeteners….even barbecue sauce bottle, spaghetti sauce and lots of other things do have it. Fructose

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Stress – stay away from caffeine
(it “ages” you and slows your metabolism so you gain weight -In high doses, caffeine can cause:Rapid heartbeat,Irritability,Insomnia,Anxiety and nervousness, Dehydration from diuresis (that irksome need to pee in large, quantities) indigestion, lack of concentration, muscle twitching.

Foods that relieve stress

Stress and depression caused by clutter

Stress and big stomach

Can Stress make you sick? (Affects heart, skin, may contribute to headaches and cancer)

See also how B vitamins can help

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Good foods to eat and stay healthy

Foods to help with depression

MSG and Fibromyalgia

Diabetes

High Cholesterol

Steroids and Hormones in milk

Walking to: help lose weight, prevent or control diabetes, strengthens bones, lower blood pressure and “bad cholesterol” levels, reduce heart attack and stroke risk, cut the odds of developing breast cancer, fend off depression and anxiety.

Smoother Skin

Foods for the heart

Foods that make you younger



Why help others?
January 22, 2010, 12:34 am
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“People who are out of work are volunteering to stay connected to their communities and to hone their job skills,”……
parade.com article

I have always loved volunteering as a way to gain experience and On Job Training (OJT)  in areas where I might otherwise never had the opportunity to do so. I have found it a wonderful way to meet people from all walks of life that I wouldn’t have gotten to otherwise. Sometimes the people I met have opened doors for me, when I didn’t even ask.

It is great for networking!

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To Whom Much is given, much is expected.

Joseph F Bentivegna M.D. wrote a book about the year he spent in Haiti. In the introduction he asks why he was born in America when he could have been a beggar in India, a Cambodian child watching his parents be slaughtered; or a Haitian.

Luke 12:48 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.