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Slow Progress is Still Progress

Eight month ago I started a new journey in health.  I had mustered all the courage I had left and visited with my doctor.  He gave me a book that changed my look at health and well being... The End of Dieting by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. (click here to get this book for yourself off… Continue reading Slow Progress is Still Progress


Penne and Blistered Tomatoes and Olives

Servings: 2                 Prep time: 10 minutes         Cook time: 15 minutes Ingredients 8 oz whole wheat penne 1 pint grape tomatoes 2 Tbs white wine 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 Tbs pitted Kalamata olives, halved 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4 c fresh basil, chopped… Continue reading Penne and Blistered Tomatoes and Olives

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Wendy’s Italian White Bean and Cabbage Soup

Servings: 4     Prep Time: 15 minutes       Cook time:  35 minutes Ingredients 2 carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tsp tomato paste 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 4 c vegetable broth 1 15 oz can white beans, drained 2 c thinly… Continue reading Wendy’s Italian White Bean and Cabbage Soup

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Wendy’s Mac and”Cheese”

6 servings       Prep time:  30 minutes     Cook Time:  20 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 c sweet potato or butternut squash, peeled and cubed 1/2 onion, chopped 1/4 c water reserved from cooking the sweet potato of butternut squash 1/4 cup raw cashews 1 Tbs lemon juice 1 tsp pink Himalayan salt 1 tsp… Continue reading Wendy’s Mac and”Cheese”

Scripture Sunday

Stillness Illness

I have a serious case of "stillness illness."  It is my habit to live life in a constant state of business. Work must be done.  Children must be chauffeured.  Friends and family need our attention.  Seriously.  I live a life that is a whirlwind of activity. December is no exception.  I spend my time rushing… Continue reading Stillness Illness


Returned with Honor

Couldn’t be more proud! Love this boy!

Resigning as the General Manager of the Universe

The story of my son  and his mission service is a little like Paul or Alma.  As a young teen he became disenchanted with the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He did not attend church for many years.  It grieved my soul.  However, when I would pray about what i could do, a voice would whisper deep in my heart, “It’s okay.  I’ve got this.  He was mine before he was yours.”  So no matter his mood I would do my best to love him and invite him and support him…

Then came the day when he ask for some money to buy church clothes (he was leaving hints around so we knew he was toying with his return and his faith and testimony were growing).  He had been chatting with a couple of his good friends, one who was on a mission and was able to do…

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Unlocking Potential Through Theater Education

Come on powers that be! Put more performing arts in schools!

Resigning as the General Manager of the Universe

Studying theatre can be a great starting point for careers such as teaching, law, and politics, not to mention broadcasting and performing. If this is the case why are classes in the performing arts the first classes on the chopping block when budgets get tight.

This week I had the opportunity to speak to the local school board about adding a theater course to the high school catalog.  Classes in theater are often considered “fluff” in the educational world.  I wish I could convince school authorities and students alike that courses in theater help students develop skills, traits and qualities of personality that will increase their opportunities in the future… whether or not they continue in theater.

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