Saturday, April 28, 2007

Check this out!
Yesterday for a short time...and today for like at least three hours I have been glued to this blog that I stumbled accross. I am going to become a regular at her blog for sure!:o)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Kalie....don't look!

Holly W.....this is for you! I found one of my Mom and I together!lol:o)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

What is God doing?

Today has been a hard day. I went to work for the first time in over a week. (I have been having issues with my back/neck) The day started off great.....and within two hours my head was hurting along with my back and neck. I took several medications...with no relief. I sit here typing and wondering...what is God doing? What is going on below the surface of this body that is presently annoying me? What does He want to do in this next 21 day segment of my life? I guess I shall find out. One more day to work and then I have Thursday and Friday booked off to go spend time with Tom in Oshawa. (he has an event that he is doing sound for there and the client is paying for a hotel room) to body needs rest now.

P.S. My lovely dog Shyla just loves her new food!:o)

Friday, April 20, 2007

This post is for the Fido in your house!

First of all....before I get to the actualy post.....I have to say that I am shocked at myself. I had the thought of not changing the roll of toilet save time so I could get back to the computer faster to get this new post in. I was thinking of just setting the roll on top of the empty roll. For anyone that has lived with me...they will know that this has been one of my "pet peeves" perhaps this blogging thing is getting out of hand? No...couldn't be! is a yummy recipe for your dog.

Canine Casserole

2 cups brown rice, uncooked
1/2 pound ground chuck hamburger
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1. Cook the rice in a steamer
2. Steam the carrots and broccoli until tender.
3. Warm the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the hamburger and garlic and saute until cooked through.
4. Combine all the ingredients.
5. Allow to cool before serving. Store the leftovers in the refrigerator. for some of you who have met my dog you will know that she does not get ANY people food at all! Well there is about to be a change in her life that she is really going to like. I have had to take her to the vets a couple of times due to ear infections and put those nasty drops in her ears....which she used to hate...but now tolerates because she knows that she will get a treat after enduring it. The vet said that she is allergic to her food. Which got me to investigating other options for her and since most of the typical dog foods out there have a lot of the same ingredients I decided that I would have to start to cook for her myself. Then came the poison scare in the media about the bad dog food. That confirmed it to me. So now I have a brand new book called "Real Food for Dogs" Arden Moore and also "Dr. Pitcairn's Complete guide to Natural Health For Dogs & Cats" by Dr. Pitcairn and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. I still have one more book on the way with recipes for my Cat also. (why should he miss out?)
The challenge in this is going to be keeping my precious ones from begging at the table. Their food and our food is going to start smelling quite the same sometimes. I really don't like it when a dog or cat begs. We will try to keep ours from doing so by not giving any tidbits or last bites from our plates. We shall see how it goes.
Well...I am off to pack for the weekend and get a shopping list for things I will need for Shyla!:o) She is REALLY gonna like her new menu!:o)
P.S. When I was out looking for a book with recipes and nutrition info (Elizabeth was with) lady actually asked if I was cooking dogs...I couldn't keep myself from making fun of her comment most of the rest of that night! How could one think such a thing never mind ask it??!

The Daffodil Principle

This is an e-mail I got from a friend a few weeks ago.....thought it was share worthy...tried to post it yesterday...but it got lost out there someplace in blogger land! Hope someone gets blessed by this!:o)

The Daffodil Principle

Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead "I will come next Tuesday", I promised a little reluctantly on her third call.Next Tuesday dawned cold and rainy. Still, I had promised, and reluctantly I drove there. When I finally walked into Carolyn's house I was welcomed by the joyful sounds of happy children. I delightedly hugged and greeted my grandchildren."Forget the daffodils, Carolyn! The road is invisible in these clouds and fog, and there is nothing in the world except you and these children that I want to see badly enough to drive another inch!"My daughter smiled calmly and said, "We drive in this all the time, Mother." "Well, you won't get me back on the road until it clears, and then I'm heading for home!" I assured her. "But first we're going to see the daffodils. It's just a few blocks," Carolyn said. "I'll drive. I'm used to this." "Carolyn," I said sternly, "Please turn around." "It's all right, Mother, I promise. You will never forgive yourself if you miss this experience."After about twenty minutes, we turned onto a small gravel road and I saw a small church. On the far side of the church, I saw a hand lettered sign with an arrow that read, "Daffodil Garden." We got out of the car, each took a child's hand, and I followed Carolyn down the path. Then, as we turned a corner, I looked up and gasped. Before me lay the most glorious sight.
It looked as though someone had taken a great vat of gold and poured it over the mountain peak and its surrounding slopes. The flowers were planted in majestic, swirling patterns, great ribbons and swaths of deep orange, creamy white, lemon yellow, salmon pink, and saffron and butter yellow. Each different colored variety was planted in large groups so that it swirled and flowed like its own river with its own unique hue. There were five acres of flowers.

"Who did this?" I asked Carolyn. "Just one woman," Carolyn answered. "She lives on the property.
That's her home." Carolyn pointed to a well-kept A-frame house, small and modestly sitting in the
midst of all that glory. We walked up to the house.
On the patio, we saw a poster. "Answers to the Questions I Know You Are Asking", was the headline.
The first answer was a simple one. "50,000 bulbs," it read. The second answer was, "One at a time,
by one woman. Two hands, two feet, and one brain." The third answer was, "Began in 1958."
For me, that moment was a life-changing experience. I thought of this woman whom I had never met,
who, more than forty years before, had begun, one bulb at a time, to bring her vision of beauty and joy
to an obscure mountaintop. Planting one bulb at a time, year after year, this unknown woman had
forever changed the world in which she lived. One day at a time, she had created something of
extraordinary magnificence, beauty, and inspiration. The principle her daffodil garden taught is one
of the greatest principles of celebration.
That is, learning to move toward our goals and desires one step at a time--often just one baby-step at time—
and learning to love the doing, learning to use the accumulation of time. When we multiply tiny pieces of
time with small increments of daily effort, we too will find we can accomplish magnificent things. We can
change the world ."It makes me sad in a way," I admitted to Carolyn. "What might I have accomplished if I had thought of a
wonderful goal thirty-five or forty years ago and had worked away at it 'one bulb at a time' through all
those years? Just think what I might have been able to achieve!"My daughter summed up the message of the day in her usual direct way. "Start tomorrow," she said.She was right. It's so pointless to think of the lost hours of yesterdays. The way to make learning a
lesson of celebration instead of a cause for regret is to only ask, "How can I put this to use today?"Use the Daffodil Principle.
Stop waiting.....Until your car or home is paid off
Until you get a new car or home
Until your kids leave the house
Until you go back to school
Until you finish school
Until you clean the house
Until you organize the garage
Until you clean off your desk
Until you lose 10 lbs.
Until you gain 10 lbs.
Until you get married
Until you get a divorce
Until you have kids
Until the kids go to school
Until you retire
Until summer
Until spring
Until winter
Until fall
Until you die...There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money.Love like you've never been hurt, and, Dance like no one's watching. If you want to brighten someone's day, pass this on to someone special. I just did!Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day!Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin. Have a Good Day!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

What a beautiful day outside! here I am at not at work. So what am I to do? I have to rest my back so it gets the vacuuming and the gardens and leaves on the lawn. So here I am laying outside on my back deck with my beloved dog. In the distance I can hear a bunch of crows and think to myself...I wish they would shut up so I could hear the lovely tunes of the smaller birds as I drift off for a nap around 10ish thismorning. Then...the noise of them gets I look up and there they are chasing an owl over my owl! I could hardly believe my eyes! This poor fellow needs to sleep during the day and these nasty crows are taking turns dive bombing him and being quite loud in the process! Definitely not an everyday sighting for sure. It landed in the trees beyond the next street....and was surrounded by all the crows who were still dive bombing him in the tree. He passed by twice more while I was out there. Poor owl. I wonder what he did to deserve all of their attention!?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Christian One Liners!hehe

Don't let your worries get the best of you;
remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited
until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
The good Lord didn't create anything without
a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
When you get to your wit's end,
you'll find God lives there.
People are funny; they want the front of the bus,
the middle of the road, and the back of the church.
Opportunity may knock once,
but temptation bangs on your front door forever.
Quit griping about your church;
if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
If the church wants a better pastor,
it only needs to pray for the one it has.
God Himself does not propose to judge a man
until he is dead. So why should you?
Some minds are like concrete
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Peace starts with a smile.
I don't know why some people change churches; what difference does it make which one you
stay home from?!
A lot of church members who are singing
"Standing on the Promises" are just
sitting on the premises.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
Be ye fishers of people.
You catch them - He'll clean them.
Coincidence is when God chooses
to remain anonymous.
Don't put a question mark where God put a period.
Don't wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God grades on the cross, not the curve.
God loves everyone, but probably prefers
"fruits of the spirit" over "religious nuts!"
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!
If God is your Co-pilot - swap seats!
Don't give God instructions -- just report for duty!
The task ahead of us is never as great as
the Power behind us.
The Will of God never takes you to where
the Grace of God will not protect you.
We don't change the message,
the message changes us.
You can tell how big a person is
by what it takes to.........discourage him.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen:
1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

This is from Holly F:o) Thanks!


1. Two antennas met on a roof, fell in love and got married. The ceremony wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

2. A jumper cable walks into a bar. The bartender says, "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."

3. Two peanuts walk into a bar, and one was a salted.

4. A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

5. A man walks into a bar with a slab of asphalt under his arm and says: "A beer please, and one for the road."

6. Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?"

7. "Doc, I can't stop singing 'The Green, Green Grass of Home.'" "That sounds like Tom Jones Syndrome." "Is it common?" Well, "It's Not Unusual."

8. Two cows are standing next to each other in a field. Daisy says to Dolly, "I was artificially inseminated this morning." "I don't believe you," says Dolly. "It's true, no bull!" exclaims Daisy.

9. An invisible man marries an invisible woman. The kids were nothing to look at either.

10. DejaMoo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before.

11. I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn't find any.

12. A man woke up in a hospital after a serious accident. He shouted, "Doctor, doctor, I can't feel my legs!" The doctor replied, "I know you can't - I've cut off your arms!"

13. I went to a seafood disco last week...and pulled a mussel.

14. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

15. Two fish swim into a concrete wall. The one turns to the other and says "Dam!"

16. Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

17. A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. "But why," they asked, as they moved off. "Because", he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."

18. A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named "Ahmal." The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him "Juan." Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, "They're twins! If you've seen Juan, you've seen Ahmal."

19. Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him ..(Oh, man, this is so bad, it's good)..... A super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.

20 And finally, there was the person who sent twenty different puns to his friends, with the hope that at least ten of the puns would make them laugh.
No pun in ten did.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Oh Holly!

My fellow blogging friends....I am asking for your help in this matter. My friend Holly has a blog...a really kewl, funny and encouraging blog. Sadly however...many of her posts have only one or no comments on them. Some of you may actually remember this dear sweet soul of a woman...she did attend Desert Stream for a season of her life. (till her and her husband Pete moved out West) So if you have time....please click on her link and meet her anew and comment away! (I love it when my friends meet my friends and they become friends!)

Friday, April 13, 2007


Spirit of Prophecy Bulletin
Small Straws In A Soft Wind
by Marsha Burns April 11, 2007:

Watch carefully the demands on your time and energy. Discern those things that are truly your burden to bear. Refuse to go beyond the boundaries of your own responsibility. There will be opportunities for others to draw you into their trouble and their concerns. Unless you are truly moved by My Spirit to do something, your only obligation is to pray and release them to Me, says the Lord. And, the enemy will do his best to make you feel guilty for not doing more. Do not yield to this accusation even for a moment. Psalms 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Health Info

This is an e-mail sent to me.......that I thought I would share with you all. Scary stuff. I have family that still uses these types of products. If you are interested in more information click on the link "fake sugar".

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick.
She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore.
much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications.
The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick.she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.
On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went,
and she said they didn't find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.
I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda?
She told me that she did.
As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.
I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda!
I e-mailed her the article my friend, a lawyer, had sent.
My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation
and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk!
The muscle spasms went away.
She said she didn't feel 100% but she sure felt a lot better.
She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.
Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed!
He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind.
In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda...
And l ! Literally dying a slow and miserable death.
When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning!
She is well on her way to a complete recovery.
And she is walking! No wheelchair!
This article saved her life.
If it says 'SUGAR FREE' on the label;
DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT! I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on "ASPARTAME," marketed as 'NutraSweet,' Equal,' and 'Spoonful.'
In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United
States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus
It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant.
I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject. I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, The wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to
formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis.
Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants.
The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus
Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence,
Methanol toxicity is! Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as
multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.
The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit.
He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it
may become a life-threatening condition.
We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.
In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear.
We've seen many cases where vision loss returned an! D hearing loss improved markedly.
This also applies to cases of Tinnitus and fibromyalgia.
During a lecture, I said, "If you are using ASPARTAME (NutraSweet, Equal,
Spoonful, etc.) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting,
pains, numbness in your legs, cramps, vertigo, dizziness, headaches,
Tinnitus, joint pain, unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred
speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME
poisoning!" People were jumping up during the lecture saying,
"I have some of these symptoms."Is it reversible?"
Yes! Yes! Yes! STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be
symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice, a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS.
This is beyond coincidence! Diet soda is NOT a diet product!
It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates. It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!
These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells,particularly in the hips and thighs.
Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve tissue specimens.
Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!
Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the "diet
products" and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an
average of 19 pounds over a trial period. Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics.
We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a
patient with retino! Pathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame.
The Aspartame drives the blood s! ugar out of control.
Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.
Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, seizures,depression, manic depression, panic attacks, uncontrollable anger and rage. Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non- diabetics as well
Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behaviour when these chemicals have been removed from their diet. So called "behaviour modification prescription drugs" (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.
Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!
Most of these children were being "poisoned" on a daily basis with
the very foods that were "better for them than sugar."
It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of
diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War,
may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.
Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental
retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy.
Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.
There are many different case histories to relate of children
suffering grande mal seizures and other neurological disturbances due to the use of NutraSweet.
Unfortunately, it is not always easy to convince people that Aspartame is to blame for their child's illness.
Stevia, which is a sweet herb, NOT A MANUFACTURED ADDITIVE, helps in the metabolism of sugar, which would be ide! al for diabetics. It has now been approved as a dietary supplement by the FDA.
It is known that for many years the FDA outlawed this true sweet food," due to their loyalty to MONSANTO Chemical Company." Books on this subject are available:
EXCITOTOXINS: THE TASTE THAT KILLS written by Dr. Russell Blaylock (Health
Press 1-800-643-2665) AND: DEFENSE AGAINST ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE- written by
DR H. J. Roberts, also a diabetic specialist.
These two doctors will soon be posting a position paper on the Internet with case histories on the deadly effects of Aspartame. According to the Conference of the American College of Physicians,
We are talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison."
Herein lies the problem:
There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use.
Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done.
The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.
Sadly, MONSANTO'S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED!
There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this
> deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced.
Everybody wants a "piece of the Aspartame pie."
I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is
And isn't it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?
This has been recently exposed in the New York Times.
These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to
MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are
required to endorse their products.
Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill! l that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.
The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and
the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes
in brain chemistry, neurological changes and behavioural symptoms.
The bill was killed.
It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for
this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public.
Well, you're informed now!

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Home Sweet Home!

My time away is over and I am home and will be looking forward to sleeping in my own bed tonight! It was nice going other places and visiting friends and family but it sure feels great to be home again!:o)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Vacation update...

Yesterday I had the honour of being shown a friends wedding dress. (Lindsay Barnes) The dress she picked is SO beautiful and I am just so proud of her and where she is at with seeking God...I teared up on the spot! She is like a little sister to me and I love her dearly...I am sure I will shed some tears of joy for her at the wedding!:o) (she gets married in August)