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May 1, 2008

Here I Am To Worship

Phillips, Craig and Dean sing the song Here I Am To Worship along with an artistic video

May 2, 2008

St. Francis Quotes

Do your actions positively speak louder than your words? Here are a couple of quotes by Saint Francis of Assisi:

Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.

It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk.

Jim Elliot Quote

Procrastinators take heed:

In 1949 American missionary (and martyr) to Equador, Jim Elliot wrote in his journal,

'The man who will not act until he knows all will never act at all.'

~Taken from the Heartlight website.

Cinco De Mayo 5k

Today Ginny, Jonathan, Benjamin and I ran to celebrate Cinco De Mayo. (Cinco De Mayo is Spanish for May 5th) It was the fifth annual. Ginny and I ran a 1(.2) mile fun run and Jonathan and Benjamin ran the 5 kilometer race. The finish and starting lines were near Veteran's Park in Tulsa. Jonathan said the race was a little tougher because a lot of it was uphill.

A good time to shoot for in running a mile is 8 minutes. Ginny and I ran ours in twice that time. Jonathan ran his 5k in 29 minutes and Benjamin in 38 minutes (He said he stopped and sat down for awhile.) The fastest guy ran it in around 15 to 17 minutes.

I told my kids they need to strive for the ultimate goal of running a marathon. Just do it in increments that won't overwhelm or discourage too much. Right now they need to have the attitude to always get better with every 5k.

As part of their schooling they are assigned to workout out on our treadmill or walk/run the dog 5 times a week.

My niece, Crystal, is really getting into 5ks. Within the last year she lost 30 pounds. It's in her blood, I can tell. She says she loves the energy she gets from it.

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May 3, 2008

How To Train For A Marathon

Here are the basics of how to train for a marathon:

Taken from Ehow.com

Introduction
You should be running 15 to 20 miles a week prior to attempting this training schedule. At a minimum, you should be able to run for at least 30 minutes without stopping.

Instructions
Difficulty: Challenging

Building Up

1Step OneWeek 1: Run 5 miles one day, 4 miles one day and 3 miles on the remaining days.
2Step TwoWeek 2: Run 6 miles one day, 4 miles one day and 3 miles on the remaining days.
3Step ThreeWeek 3: Run 7 miles one day, 4 miles one day and 3 miles on the remaining days.
4Step FourWeek 4: Run 8 miles one day, 5 miles one day and 3 miles on the other days.
5Step FiveWeek 5: Run 10 miles one day, 5 miles one day and 3 miles on the other days.

Building and Maintaining Stamina

1Step OneWeek 6: Run 11 miles one day, 5 miles one day and 4 miles on the other days.
2Step TwoWeek 7: Run 12 miles one day, 6 miles one day and 4 miles on the other days.
3Step ThreeWeek 8: Run 14 miles one day, 6 miles one day and 4 miles on the other days.
4Step FourWeek 9: Run 16 miles one day, 7 miles one day and 4 miles on the other days.
5Step FiveWeek 10: Run 16 miles one day, 8 miles one day and 5 miles on the other days.
6Step SixWeek 11: Do the same workout as week 10.
7Step SevenWeek 12: Run 18 miles one day, 8 miles one day and 5 miles on the other days.
8Step EightWeek 13: Do the same workout as week 12.

Tapering Off

1Step OneWeek 14: Run 9 miles one day, 8 miles one day and 5 miles on the other days.
2Step TwoWeek 15: Run 8 miles one day, 5 miles one day and 3 miles on the other days.
3Step ThreeWeek 16: Jog 3 miles every other day. Then run the marathon.

Overall Tips & Warnings

~Check with your physician before embarking on any rigorous training regime. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
~Err on the side of caution - do not train to excess. More is not necessarily better.
~Listen to your body and have any persistent pain checked out by your doctor.

Overall Things You'll Need
Bottle

How To Run Better Videos

Running Tips

May 4, 2008

Annoying Race Runners

I found a site Runner's World that shows a video. There is one runner in this video that likes to start out his races in a loud and obnoxious way. It's the same guy in all the different segments.

The video was funny. You gotta read the ton of comments below because it gives you insight into a real runners persective through ancedotal stories.

May 5, 2008

Light Of The World

I found this on YouTube in a previous entry. I love this pretty song. It's secular but it's based on words spoken by Jesus.

Jesus said in John 8:12,

"I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

Jesus also commanded Christians to do works which will cause His lovely light to shine through the kindnesses we show others :) Matthew 5:14-16 express Jesus' command and are verses in found in the Sermon on the Mount, in Matthew 5:14-16,

"You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven."

A prayer for myself from my heart:

Dear Heavenly Father,
May my life glorify your holy name,
Jesus, may the welcoming light of your love radiate through me,
help me have ambition to find opportunities to help others
and teach my children the fulfilling joy of unselfishly helping others!!!!!! :)

Grammar Lesson 43~Adjectives

Use this or that with kind or sort because both are singular; use these or those with kinds or sorts because both are plural.

Examples: this or that kind of stocks, these or those kinds of stocks, this or that sort of people, these or those sorts of people
Choose the correct word (this, that, these, those) for each of the blanks in these sentences.

1. _____ sort of computer is much better.
2. Paul bought ____ kind of car.
3. I like ____ sorts of cars better.
4. ____ kinds of problems are hard.
5. What did ____ sorts of shoes cost?

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Homonym Fun Questions

Book on Homonym Riddles: Eight Ate by Marvin Terban

Here are some fun puzzling questions to help you study homonyms?

Oh BTW, homonyms are words that are alike in their sound.

1. How does a Moose begin a letter to his cousin?
2. What is a complete opening in the ground?
3. What is a smelly chicken?
4. What do you call a less expensive bird?
5. Who is married to Uncle Beetle?
6. What does a broken window feel?
7. What do you call a bucket that has seen a ghost?
8. What on your face is first aware of a good smell?
9. What is a large animal with thick fun but no clothes on?
10. Wat is perfume that is mailed?
11. What did the math student shout when he added up all the numbers?
12. What is a weird street of shops that sell incredible things?
13. Two ran the race, but only . . .
14. What is a reddish-purple vegetable that is all worn out?
15. What will a foot doctor do for you?
16. If they are not here, where are they?
17. What is a rabbit fur?
18. When two couples go to a restaurant together, they aask for a table . . .
19. What are nervous little outdoor cloth houses?
20. What do you use to make blossom bread and petal pie?
21. How does the short man meet the tall man?
22. If you don't listen over there, where should you listen?
23. What does the man who looks at oceans do all day?
24. What did the rich man give his rabbit?
25. If a big rock is brave, what do you call one that's even braver?
26. What do you call a hot drink on the golf course?
27. What is clam strength?
28. What is a string of jewels for someone with no neck?
29. What do you call the sharp, curved nails on a crab who is playing Santa?
30. If two apples are a couple of apples, what are two pears?
31. What is a great accomplishment using the ends of your legs?
32. What does a female deer use for baking?
33. What is a sailor's bellybutton?
34. How do you say, "Make that wool into a sweater, little insect!"
35. What is a good-looking, horse-drawn carriage?
36. What is a pier for doctors only?

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Exotic Trees

Check out these one of a kind exotic trees. My brothers will find these really interesting. Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Here's another site called verybored.com

My dear husband found all these and here's some more.

May 6, 2008

The Life of C. T. Studd

"Whatever's done for Christ will last.", that was the attitude of missionary C. T. Studd. Please listen to this interesting sermon on a life that was fully committed to Christ. It is taught by Dr. John Barnett. The details of Studd's life are told halfway through the sermon.

Grammar Lesson 44~Adjectives

Do not use the pronoun them for the adjectives these or those.

Correct: Give me those papers.
Correct: Give me them.
Incorrect: Give me them papers.
Choose the correct word (these, those, them) for the blanks in the following sentences.

1. _____ questions are good ones.
2. I will show ______ the answers.
3. Are _____ clothes on sale?
4. ____ actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.
5. We enjoyed ____ very much.

Answers
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The German Hindenburg Crash

Today in history, the Hindenburg crashed in Germany. As it was filmed a reporter spoke and the tragedy unfolded. Encyclopedia Britannica* is a trustworthy source to give the details.

*The online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, may contain biased or faulty information because anyone can add or edit the information available.

Red Slider

We found a baby turtle yesterday. It was at the water resevior when my husband and I went for a walk. The turtle was sitting at the water's edge. I snuck up beside and grabbed it quickly so it wouldn't swim away. Danny held it in his hand for awhile as we finished the walk and then it stopped being scared and wanted to scamper away, I put it in my baggy pants pocket. It wiggled some but not a lot. When we got home we gave it to our daughter. She named it Shelley even though we don't know if its a girl or boy.

We're still trying to figure it out. Ginny found a site that helps you do this.

May 7, 2008

May 7, Birthday of Tchaikovsky

70029-004 In 1840, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer, was born on this day.  Here are some of the most important facts of his life found @ Encyclopedia Brittanica. 

Some of Tchaikovsky most popular works include the Nutcracker, a classic ballet at Christmas time, the 1812 Overture,  and The  Magician's apprentice which was made famous as background music in cartoons.

1812 Overture background music for an American history pictorial

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Pray For Our Soldiers!!!!!!!!!

Our American soldiers are defending our freedom we so often take for granted.

There was a news story last night on World News Tonight that is a real life reminder how our soldiers need our constant prayers for God's protection.

A soldier had his cell phone with him as he was in the middle of a battle. These battles are a common everyday part of the job. The cell phone accidentally dialed the soldier's parent's phone and recorded "the message". When the stepdad heard the call he said it made his hair stand on end. Listen to the call and then remember to always pray for our soldiers.

Pray Psalm 91!
And He shall give His angels charge over them to keep them in all their ways.

May 9, 2008

Stamp Out Hunger in Oklahoma

This coming Saturday, May 10, Oklahoma mail carriers will be picking up canned foods to donate to area food banks. This year food banks need more help than last year because of high gas prices. Some of the best items to donate are canned tuna and peanut butter. Here's an article from the Tulsa Beacon website with more details.

May 10, 2008

William Tell Overture Mothering!!!!!

This morning as I was trying to find Tchaikovsky's most popular pieces of music, I mistakenly thought the William Tell Overture was one of his. My husband helped me figure out that it was by Gioachino Rossini instead. My husband then stumbled across a most fitting video to post since Mother's is quickly approaching.

If you're a mother, listen to the words carefully, but be cautious to not look at any nearby offspring who are also listening. Trust me, it will be so tempting because I kept looking at two of mine!

Because I Am The Mom song

Praise this Woman! . . . finally, motherhood expressed so well.

Here's an interview that the CBS morning show had with Anita Renfro.

May 11, 2008

Tim McGraw's Live Like You Were Dying

And he said, "Someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying . . ."

Live Like You Were Dying List

In Tim McGraw's song, a man who got the bad news he was gonna die started taking life seriously.

He became more adventurous, more forgiving, more cherishing of those he loved and enjoyed the simple beautiful things of life more.

If you truly understood the deep meaning of "tomorrow is a gift" what would be your list? Here's mine:
1. speak more sweetly to my family members
2. call mom more
3. not complain so much
4. talk more to God, seriously pray for my loved ones more
5. spend more time teaching my children ALL they need to know
6. go take my children to see their Grandpa more
7. help others out more (Salvation Army, Blue Star Mothers, Habitat For Humanity, Sunday school teacher, Nursery worker) . . . and thoroughly enjoying myself in the process
8. enjoy hanging out with teenagers (teaching)
9. learn to play the guitar and learn alot of Christian songs and old rock n roll songs.
10. run a marathon . . . just once
11. forget about the fact that my house isn't fancy and is messy most of the time
12. go for long walks with my husband and enjoy God's lovely creation
13. eat healthier
14. travel more if I got the chance

May 12, 2008

Grammar Lesson 45~ Adjectives

This is just a review assignment covering lessons 41 to 44. See how you do and then go back and review areas that caused trouble.

Choose the correct adjectives in these sentences.
1. (Them, Those) skate boards are in the wrong place.
2. (This, These) kind of job is hard work.
3. You need (a pen and a calculator, a pen and calculator).
4. Our society needs (these, that) kinds of rules.
5. The zoo has (a, an) elephant that is huge.


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Songs To Run By

When running a race like a 5k or farther you will need distractions that will help you keep up your determination to finish. My neice and I enjoy running and we consider an mp3 a must as part of our running gear.

Here's a list of old rock n roll songs I use that are upbeat with a positive message
1. Listen To The Music~Doobie Brothers
2. Hold On Tight To Your Dreams~Electric Light Orchestra
3. Born To Run~Bruce Springsteen

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Runners With Big Dreams

My niece Crystal and I enjoy running. As the old idiom says, "It's in our blood." We want to accomplish big things through our running. Here's a great song for us:

YouTube Running Songs

Passion and high energy make for a faster runner! All these song h

Listen To The Music . . . This guy has inner beauty moreso than outer

Born To Run . . . younger Bruce live

Take It To The Limit . . . love this passionate later version

Don't Stop Believing . . . lead singer with a trademark voice. Once again inner beauty prevails!

Long Time . . . my favorite band, Boston from '79

Don't Stop by Fleetwood Mac

Come Sail Away by Styx

Full Moon 5k

My family and I had fun last Saturday, May 10. We ran a 5k. My daughter ran in a 1 mile run. My niece and her family were there also. It was a big running event for Tulsa called the Full Moon Run.

It began in the evening. The fun run was at 7:30 and the 5k was at 8. The route was near 21st and Boulder and then ended up on Riverside. I ran together with my niece Crystal. The view was great on Riverside. We ran on the paved road along the Arkansas River as the sun was setting. The wind was gusty but not cold.

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May 13, 2008

Dr. Oz's Green Drink

A famous and informative book that every person should read is called, You, The Owner's Manual. It is written by a famous world renowned heart surgeon known as Dr. Oz. Here's a healthy drink that he makes as a breakfast drink for himself many mornings.

What's in Dr. Oz's green drink?
2 cups spinach
2 cups cucumber
1 head of celery
1/2 inch or teaspoon ginger root
1 bunch parsley
2 apples
Juice of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lemon

After everything is combined in a blender, this recipe makes 28 to 30 ounces—about three to four servings.

May 14, 2008

Learning From the Apostle Paul Repost

Here's An Old Entry that I need to repost because it wasn't written correctly!

Man was born for adversity.

So why do I whine so loud when it comes my way? Why do I not take on challenges with vigor and an adventurous attitude, knowing I will grow?

In the devotional Streams in the Desert, Mrs. Charles Cowan talks about the Apostle Paul's struggles. It seems to me Paul was dedicated to God enough that he didn't need to go through bunches of hardship. But of course, I'm not God and didn't know what Paul needed to make him all he can be for Christ.

In 2 Corinthians Paul talked of his difficulties in 5 parts:

8 We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;

we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

9 Persecuted,
but not forsaken;

cast down,
but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

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T. Roosevelt Quote

I like this quote . . .

“It is better to be faithful than famous.”

— Theodore Roosevelt

To me that says a Christian who is faithful to pray to God quietly each day is doing a very good thing. Besides Jesus told us that he who is faithful to pray to God in secret, God will reward him openly.

Cole Slaw Recipe

SASSY SLAW
Ingredients:
3 Tablespoon(s) Sour Cream, reduced fat
1 lb Cabbage, sliced thin
3 Tablespoon(s) Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 sm Red Onion, chopped
2 Teaspoon(s) Sugar
1/4 Green Pepper, chopped
1 Teaspoon(s) Salt
1 Carrot, shredded
6 Drop(s) Tobasco Sauce, or Hot Sauce

Directions: Stir together sour cream, vinegar, sugar, salt and tobasco sauce in small bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 to 2 days. Place cabbage, onion, pepper and carrot in plastic storage bag. Seal. Refrigerate 1 to 2 days. Before serving, combine sour cream mixture and cabbage mixture in large bowl. This may be done up to 1 day before serving. Serve cold.

Here's the site for this Sassy Slaw recipe

HOLIDAY CRUNCH SALAD
2 bunches fresh broccoli, broken in sm. pieces
1 head cauliflower, broken in sm. pieces
1 red onion, chopped
2 c. cherry tomatoes, cut in half
DRESSING
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. vinegar
Dash of salt & pepper
1/2 c. sour cream
2 tbsp. sugar

Combine dressing ingredients, mix well. Toss with vegetables. Serve well chilled. Can be done a day ahead and is particularly pretty if served in a clear glass bowl. Serves 6.

May 15, 2008

Oddies Website

Check out this site. It is called Oddies. Here are some that caught my eye:
Here's my favorite, Arthur Mole's Extraordinary Mass Photography.
Here are 10 of the greatest office pranks.
7 Unbelievable lottery stories

May 17, 2008

My Mother By Elizabeth Elliot

Taken from Back to the Bible

She was Kath to her close friends, Dearie to my father, and always Mother (never Mom) to her six children.

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Daily Life In The 50's

What was life like half a century ago? My mother was a teenager. Here's a film clip from 1952:

Centennial Lightbulb

A fire station in Livermore, California has a lightbulb that has been burning for over 100 years!!

May 18, 2008

A Mother's Testament

Taken from Back To The Bible

Elizabeth Elliot was a famous missionary to Equador during the 1950's. Her husband was brutally killed by a savage tribe which left her alone with their toddler daughter. Amazingly, Mrs. Elliot returned to the place of her husband's death and lived there among the native people with her daughter, Val. Val had quite a unique childhood. Elizabeth recalls the details of her little girl's life:

While I was writing a letter at my desk fifteen years ago my small daughter interrupted to say that she had dropped two sucres (Equadorian coins) into the rain barrel, and could she please put on her bathing suit and swim to the bottom to get them? I said she could.

Today she is twenty-one.

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May 19, 2008

ACT Test Prep Site

@ The ACT site you can prepare to take this college entrance exam. It also gives high school students good advice in preparing for college.

Don't Blink By Kenny Chesney

Ginny spent the night at her Grandpa's. On the way back home, Grandpa took Ginny home in his pickup truck. He always listens to country music. This song was on the radio. Today Ginny looked it up on YouTube. It's a good song with a good message:

Here's a live version from the audience:

Avoid the 5Cs

A good way to go toward healthy eating is to avoid the 5Cs

cookies
cake
candy
chips
cola

May 20, 2008

May 20, 1862: Abraham Lincoln & the Homestead Act

Taken from Encyclopedia Britannica

1862: U.S. Homestead Act signed
On this day in 1862, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, which provided 160 acres of public land virtually free of charge to those who had lived on and cultivated the land for at least five years.

Wow! 160 acres for free, if you worked hard to cultivate it, what a deal!

May 21, 2008

Today In Christian History

Taken from Heartlight
1739~
Methodist hymnwriter Charles Wesley, 31, on the first anniversary of his religious conversion, penned the hymn, "O For a Thousand Tongues."

1740~
English revivalist George Whitefield wrote in a letter regarding Jesus' character; 'He was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again.'

1864~
Belgian missionary priest Father Damien, 24, was ordained on the Island of Hawaii. Born Joseph de Veuster, the Picpus Father began a work among the lepers on the island of Molokai in 1873. Contracting the disease in 1884, Father Damien succumbed to it five years later.

1944~
German Lutheran theologian and Nazi martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote in a letter from prison: 'God alone protects; otherwise there is nothing.'

Explorers Timeline

Here's a site to help young students to study history's timeline of explorers.

May 21, 1927 & 1932: Lindberg & Earhart

On This Day In History

1927: First transatlantic flight made by Charles Lindbergh~
American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh completed the first nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1927, traveling from New York to Paris in the monoplane Spirit of Saint Louis in about 33.5 hours.

1932: American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to pilot an airplane solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Mulberry Recipes

I found some mulberry trees just recently and I've been researching the internet. Here's a website that gave some good info about Oklahoma Mulberry trees. It is called Dave's garden.

FRESH MULBERRY PIE

3-4 c. fresh mulberries
1 c. sugar
3 tbsp. tapioca
1 1/2 tbsp. real lemon juice
2 c. cherries (opt.)

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The Chronicle Of Higher Education

This site, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks like a real interesting site, a place where the intellectuals use creative words to express their views on deep and thoughtful subjects. Actually, I don't know what it's about yet but I'm gonna have fun looking through it.

I found it looking for mulberry recipes.

May 22, 2008

I Wanna Be Like That :)

Taken from Back To The Bible

In Woodrow Kroll's devotion Early In the Morning, he told of a story about a man named Andrew Frazer.

I wish I could be like this man. This man had a worn Bible. When he spoke before a crowd about Christian things he spoke and expounded on details most people don't realize.

Later a man named H. A. Ironside asked Frazer how he became so learned in the Bible. I love his reply . . . He said,

"My dear young man, I learned these things on my knees on the mud floor of a little sod cottage in the north of Ireland. There, with my open Bible before me, I used to kneel for hours at a time and ask the Spirit of God to reveal Christ to my soul and to open the Word to my heart. He taught me more on my knees on that mud floor than I ever could have learned in all the seminaries or colleges in the world."

I wanna be like that and I wanna teach our 4 children such an attitude.

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May 22, 337: Constantine I Baptized

On this day in 337, Constantine the Great, who had practiced Christianity since his youth and sparked its growth into a world religion, became on his deathbed the first Roman emperor to be baptized in the Christian church.

More Mulberries

I've learned a few more things about mulberries
--One website called them blackberry wannabes. I agree but I'm glad they're not because your jaws don't get tired chomping down on seeds.
--One way to get mulberries out of trees is to lay out a sheet under the tree and then shake the limbs!
--Most people like eating them just plain
--It's fun to eat your homemade mulberry jam smack dab in the middle of the winter!
--I grew up thinking they were bad. I had to double check that they were safe to eat. Most of the time when I heard about mulberries I would hear how they were annoying because they stain sidewalks, driveways, cars, etc.
--When you freeze them lay them out on some waxed paper, freeze and then put in a container and refreeze
--Birds like to nest in their branches. They may have a bird brain but they're smart about raising their little chickies in a home that's overlooking a storehouse of food! . . . No wonder that bird always gives me an annoying crow when I visit the mulberry tree.
--Silk worms like them
--If you have a dehydrater you can dry your own mulberries. I've seen them priced at $15.95 for 16 ounces.
--Heck! Mulberries are considered a superfood and their growing around my neighborhood and people ignore them. They're even organic!!
--The mulberry leaf can be used for tea.


MULBERRY CRUNCH
Serves 12 to 14

Here's a greattasting recipe made by an accomplished chef

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May 24, 2008

Spending Time With God Quote

In 1930, Pioneer linguist Frank C. Laubach, while serving as a Congregational missionary, wrote in a letter:

'As one makes new discoveries about his friends by being with them, so one discovers the "individuality" of God if one entertains him continuously.'

Taken from Heartlight and the book, The Christian Almanac by William D. Blake

May 24, 1883: Brooklyn Bridge Opens

A brilliant feat of 19th-century engineering, the Brooklyn Bridge spanning the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan Island in New York City opened this day in 1883, designed by civil engineer John Augustus Roebling.

May 25, 2008

Ramen Noodle Salad

1 head of shredded cabbage
1 cup sunflower oil
6 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
2 pkgs ramen noodles, chicken flavor
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup slivered almonds
8 green onions

Dressing~prepare the night before

Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, 2 ramen noodle flavor packets, salt and pepper.

Dry mix~ (In large baggie) 2 pkgs. of broken Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, almonds

Bake almonds for 10 minutes @ 350 until brown

Salad~In large bowl combine shredded cabbage and chopped onions

Mix~Mix all ingredients before serving (not ahead of time)

Bible Verses to Memorize

Taken from Rose's Devotional

I told my kids if they memorize a Bible verse they will get a quarter for each one per day of the week. Three of them have taken me up on it.

Here is a list of possible verses to memorize:
Isaiah 55:11
Psalm 46:1
Philippians 4:13
Genesis 1:1
Job 23:10


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You Make Me Live

May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

I'm so glad for the freedom I have as an American. America provides so much opportunity. I thank God for what He has given me and I thank our soldiers and their loved ones for the sacrifices they have made. Here's Lee Greenwood's original video to I'm proud to be an American.
Here's another passionate version of the song sang by Michelle Malkin's 4-year-old son.

May 27, 2008

The Tomb of Charlemagne

Taken from Daily Living For Seniors @ Oneplace.com

Around 200 years ago, the tomb of the great conqueror, Charlemagne, was opened. The workmen were shocked by what they saw.

His body, sitting upright, was clothed in the most elaborate kingly garments, with a scepter in his bony hand. And on his knees lay the Holy Scriptures, with a lifeless, bony finger pointing to Mark 8:36: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”

Encyclopedia Britannica provides detailed info about this great conqueror.

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May 28, 2008

Quote About the Bible

“If God is a reality,
and the soul is a reality,
and you are an immortal being,
what are you doing with your Bible shut?”

— Herrik Johnson

This Day In Christian History

May 28, 1954

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill which added the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.


Here I Am To Worship

Christians can add singing to their quiet time in which they just usually read the Bible and pray to God. There are some great videos to help you do this:

Holy, Holy, Holy Is The Lord

If you're a true Christian, this should be a song to start your day with! It is a reminder, the words of an old hymn, that God is holy, without sin. We are not holy, with sin, but Jesus covers our wrong in the presence of the Almighty, powerful God:

May 29, 2008

Bible Crosswords

You can play a Bible crossword online @ BibleQuizzes.org.uk.

May 30, 2008

How Many Pints Are In A Gallon?

I saw an ad, milk in a 1 pint container for the cost of 45 cents. I usually buy milk at a price of 4 dollars or a little higher for one gallon. Here are some questions:

How many of these pint size containers would I have to buy to make a gallon?
Could I save money on a gallon of milk buying several of the milk pints?
What is the final amount of money I would pay for a gallon of milk (before taxes) if I bought the pint size milk containers?

Here's a site that discusses capacity. It is @ Athens.edu.

Tequila Lime Chicken Wraps

Taken from Tulsa Kids magazine

This recipe uses Pace Tequila Lima Salsa. Personally, I plan to make this recipe with my favorite basic salsa and a hint of lime added.

Prep: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 wraps

1 cup of Pace Tequila Lime Salsa, divided
2 cups of diced, cooked chicken
1 large red pepper, diced (about 1 cup)
1 large ripe avocado, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup sour cream
4 flour tortillas (10-inch), warmed
2 cups of shredded lettuce

1. Stir 1/2 cup salsa, chicken pepper and avocado in large bowl. Stir remaining slasa and sour cream in small bowl.
2. spread 1/4 cup sour cream mixture onto each tortilla. Top each with 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup lettuce. Fold sides of tortillas over filling and then fold up ends to enclose filling. Cut each wrap in half before serving.

**This recipe would even be healthier with whole wheat Pita bread.

A Few Summer Refreshers

I've always heard that students forget alot of what they learned in school during the summer months. I don't want my kids to do that. So here are a few educational tidbits to us through the summer months.

This day in history from Encyclopedia Brittanica.
Geography question of the day from National Geographic's GeoBee. Google maps may be of assistance also.
Daily Grammar

The Roman Road

The Roman Road has been around it seems like all my life. Christians use it to help explain God's way to go to Heaven through verses found in the book of Romans. It is an easy-to-understand explanation of how to become a Christian. Here's a website dedicated to it. I told my children that we need to memorize the 6 Bible verses it contains. I've had a deal going with my kids that if they memorize a Bible verse they can have a quarter. Here are the verses used:

Romans 3:23~
for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23~
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8~
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 10:13~
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:9~
that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (This is the first verse I seriously memorized)

Romans 12:1-2~
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.

May 31, 2008

Here Comes The Sun :D

It's what I look forward to all week long . . . the simple pleasure of buying groceries with my husband! We leave early in the morning to avoid Wal-mart shopper traffic. When we went today there were more shelf stockers than customers.

Early this morning on the way the sun had already risen above the horizon. But then I saw it peek it's bright face out from behind a big cloud. An old Beatles song surfaced in my thoughts, "Here comes the sun" so I just sang it out and then I did it some more and then it started bumping around in my husband's head and he sang it too. (I love to control him in this way. He loves music and I can get him hooked on a song if I know he likes it . . . tee-hee).

4 Superfoods: Lose Belly Fat!

Taken from First magazine, June 2008 Issue

There are 4 Superfoods that are usually affordable and common. They should fit into our diet . . . everyday! . They are natural and needed for our body anyway. They cause the body to lose excess stomach fat:

1. berries~(dark rich colors) blueberries, blackberries, strawberries (and mulberries)
2. green tea~ contains antioxidants and a little bit of caffeine, several cups a day are good but no sugar, hot or cold
3. spinach~ and other dark leafy greens, I plan to buy a bag of baby spinach for $2 and snack on it a little everyday of the week
4. broccoli~ uncooked, also cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage, all these are cancer fighters too. I can buy a couple of broccoli "trees" and snack on 3 or 4 florets for the day.

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