Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Touching Love Story of a Dad and His Son-Video

This definitely makes us more aware of the need to be more patient with others. A friend of mine has a good philosophy aligned with this message. She says that she sees everyone as children, since essentially we are God's children, and she can't imagine herself getting mad at a child. How wise and how true?! I hope you take something from this video. :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Trail Mix Recipe

I was asked what my trail mix recipe was so I thought I'd share my little tricks of eating healthy with this quick and easy snack. :) I rarely measure so these are guestimates.

Trail Mix

2 c walnuts

1 c almonds

1/4 c flaxseeds (doesn't do much for the texture, but I add it for the added Omega 3)

1 c dried cranberries

1/2 c raisins (or I just buy a mix of dried fruit)

1-2 Tbs grapeseed oil (depending on how 'nutty' I go because I like a light layer on all the nuts)

I use a special type of salt called 'biosalt', but I think Kosher salt is the next best thing. I use about 1/2 tsp.
Put it all in a container and shake it up. It tastes best whenever I chill it for a few hours and really let the flavors mix. Great for on the go snacks. Adjust the oil and salt to taste.

The grapeseed oil is great for you because it has Omega 3 and Omega 6 plus it is almost half the fat as olive oil. It's a lot lighter also so you don't need as much of it. :)

Link to where you can purchase grapeseed oils:

Link to the health benefits of grapeseed oil:

Link to where you can purchase biosalt:

Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Josh Wilson - Before the Morning

Beautiful song and I had to share. :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Laura Story- Blessings

A friend of mine posted this song and it's great for the grieving heart. It can be difficult to overcome the struggles and tragedies in our lives and sometimes 'Everything happens for a reason" isn't comforting enough to get us through to the next day. I pray that these words speak to you if you are the grieving heart or that you share this with those who may need it.

Here's a bible verse to help you during times of trial and pain:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

May God bless you and keep you strong.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Paid In Full With One Glass of Milk

I received this tonight and I have not verified if the story is true or not, but it doesn't matter. This is a great story, regardless, and sends a good message. We never really give too much thought about how our selfless service to one another really leaves an impact. Something as simple as opening a door for someone or letting a person take the closer parking spot, those things add up. As you read this story, I hope you reflect on the deeds that were generously done for you recently and I pray that you become thankful and humbled by those sincere people. Don't forget to pay it forward!

                                     The Power of Kindness
The year was 1863, on a spring day in Northern Pennsylvania. A poor boy was selling goods door to door to pay his way through school. He realized he had only a dime left, and that he was hungry. So he decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.

Instead of a meal, he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry and so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"
"You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness." He said, "Then I thank you from my heart." As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strengthened also. He had been ready to give up and quit.

Years later, that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, he went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown, he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day, he gave special attention to the case.

After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested from the business office to pass the final billing to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words:



Dr. Howard Kelly*

*Dr. Howard Kelly was a distinguished physician who, in 1895, founded the Johns Hopkins Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Johns Hopkins University. According to Dr. Kelly's biographer, Audrey Davis, the doctor was on a walking trip through Northern Pennsylvania one spring day when he stopped by a farm house for a drink of water.

Compliments of Simple Truths

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simple Truths - Success Movie

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