August 27, 2019

What are you focusing on?

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May 2, 2019

This week’s song of the week reminds us that love will save the day.

When I was a kid we would play a game to build our vocabulary. I remember V being for vegetables and victory and a few other words. It was fun to be able to say that V is for V shaped. I love the shape of our V-Shaped Baking Pan Set for a few reasons. One being that it helps me make healthy snacks for my family, which is a challenge. It is going to also be making one of what Zoe calls junk food night, “taco night” fresher and easier. I can even use it to make some fresh and easy to make desserts. With my busy schedule, anything which  can make my life easier and help me get fresh and healthy food on the table is a blessing.

My wife is a chip addict. So I love that in minutes I can make her fresh potato chips and if I am feeling risky, I can try getting her to eat some homemade fruit and vegetable chips. What I love about this new set is that it lets me bake twice as many ships as I could on a sheet pan. So now I can make tortilla and potato chips on demand, well with some notice at least. LOL As long as I have potatoes and tortillas in the house I can make chips.

What I am looking forward to trying next is making dessert tacos with pie crust and my favorite fillings. The more I look at these pans, the more I realize that what I can create with this pan is limited by my own imagination.

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February 13, 2019

If you are looking for a product that will steal your heart, then our new quick cooker it is. In all honestly, it was one of those products I looked at suspiciously until I tried it and then I was hooked.  There is something about quick and cooking which is both appealing and questionable at the same time. However, what allows the food to cook quickly is the use of pressure which reduces the amount of time needed to cook a product while at the same time producing amazing results. Pampered Chef has reported on studies which show that food cooked in a pressure cooker retain more nutrients than other cooking methods. It also reduces energy consumption. These are all great reasons to consider using the Quick Cooker for food preparation

This seems to be true of life in general as well. I and several of my friends have been through some high pressure situations in our lives recently. What we have all shared with each other is that the pressure has helped each of us to become more spiritual, faithful, and compassionate. We have learned to focus our energies on those things which matter the most, not on things that would further drain us of our energy.

The Quick Cooker has 16 different functions and a 6 quart capacity. It can solve the problem when you have forgotten to defrost whatever protein was on the dinner menu. It can bake bread, steam hard boiled eggs, and like some superhero seem to bring amazing and flavorful meals together in no time, like in a single bound.

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January 10, 2019

Do you have the will to achieve what you are seeking to accomplish?

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February 22, 2018

this week’s song of the week by Josh Groban reminds us that we are the strongest when we allow our Higher Power to lift us up and enable us to be more then we can envision ourselves as.

“I am strong when I am on your shoulders;
You raise me up to more than I can be.”


February 16, 2018

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller. This is the message in this week’s song of the week


February 10, 2018

Everything you need to succeed in life is already within you. Stop looking outside for what is already buried within you. Dig deep within yourself and you will unearth all kinds of hidden treasures.

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Thought for the day

July 23, 2014

“Hear me, four quarters of the world – a relative I am! Give me the strength to walk the soft earth, a relative to all that is! Give me the eyes to see and the strength to understand, that I may be like you. With your power only can I face the winds.”

Black Elk

My Whale Story

May 2, 2014


This morning I awoke to a picture and a story a friend has posted on Facebook of a humpback whale. This is what it said:

A female humpback whale had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth.

This is her story of giving gratitude.

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