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even if we're just dancing in the dark
Day 69 and counting...insulation was completed (for the most part, 98%) last weekend. So this coming weekend we will start the first phase of sheet-rock in rooms where we can. It's still a long road ahead but we are determined to get our house back together.
Psalm 146: 7b-10
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
10 The Lord reigns forever,
your God, O Zion, for all generations.
Praise the Lord.
Recently I attended a forum discussion on
diversity. When a dialogue on race began,
a participant said, :I don't see color. My
immediate internal response was, "You
don't see this sun-kissed God creation
sitting across the aisle?" The participant's
statement is often a way to avoid
acknowledging personal biases toward
African Americans. Talking about race does
not mean there has to be a negative
confrontation. Christians are often prisoners
to historical myths and preconceptions... (more)
slikeDo Not Eat Any Fried Food
How to do it?
With a bit of creativity, we can revamp our favourite fried foods so they can be enjoyed guilt-free.
Try baking with a coating of bread crumbs instead of deep-frying. This is a great way of mimicking the crunchiness and preserving the tender texture.
French fries can be replaced by oven-baked yam (or sweet potato) fries.
Fish and chips can be replaced by oven-baked fish that is coated with rolled oat.
Fried chicken can be replaced by a grilled version, opting for white meat and peeling the skin.
Schnitzel can be replaced by crispy oven-baked pork chop.
Why it matters?
Fried foods clog arteries and lead to strokes and Alzeimerâ€™s.
Clogged veins and arteries cause heart attacks.
The saturated fat and trans fat in deep-fried foods increase your risk for cancer and obesity.
Fried food is inflammatory and creates problems with joints.
GBFY198SLJournalinterview for bbbs
Last week I had my interview with B for Big Brothers Big Sisters! It was about an hour long and the reason for it was to match me with a little. We want the best match possible so we both enjoy our year together. Talking with B is amazing, she is the sweetest lady ever. We connect on many levels, she understands why I love to help kids. Talking with her about the type of kid I would work well with was getting me so excited for the mentoring to actually start. I should be matched soon, but until then I am patiently waiting.
There is an interesting article in the September 5th issue of Time magazine. This particular article covers a spectrum of opinions about mixing Christianity with Yoga. Even, if you don't agree with a single opinion, it's a good read, as long as you remain objective.
Over the course of time, I have been lucky enough to teach, or practice, with someone from every known religious denomination; so the statement by a Professor Tiwari at the Hindu University of America, where he states that, "Yoga is Hinduism," is surprising, coming from a scholar. Possibly, this statement was taken out of context, but fundamentalism exists, to a degree, in every form of religion.
If some Christians want to practice Yoga to make a closer connection to God, who are any of us to criticize it? Isn't one of Yoga's purposes, the union of self with a Supreme Being? So what is the big deal?
Truthfully, many fundamentalists are all about division - keeping the masses divided, at war with each other, and... (more)