Friday, August 09, 2013

Married Couples Secret to 73 Years Together: Eat Pancakes Everyday

14 News, WFIE, Evansville, Henderson, Owensboro

I love making pancakes and waffles from scratch. And now I hear that eating pancakes , for one couple, has been their secret to a long marriage.

Don't underestimate the power of a good stack of pancakes!

Thursday, August 08, 2013

#YesToGod Blog Hop 1: A Soul Longing For More

Yesterday, while I was lying on the lounger, poolside, I looked up at the few clouds in the air. I saw one that reminded me of a superhero. I thought to myself, "Wow! Isn't God so good that he reminded me that he is my hero". From that moment, I continued to lay back, enjoy the sounds, colors and His presence.

As a long time chronic pain sufferer, it's difficult for me to rest my mind and body. I have found turning to nature, promotes quiet moments for prayer and meditation, and leads to much needed calmness. That is His gift to me.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5

Thank you Proverbs 31 Ministries for hosting #YesToGod Blog Hop.

American Medical Association Military Suicide Study Results: Deployment Isn't A Factor In

A new study reveals that deployments to war zones and exposure to combat were not major factors behind a significant increase in suicides among military personnel from 2001-2008. But how is deployment tied to other symptoms?

While I'm not sure what changes would be taken had deployment been found to be a factor in military suicides I hope that the study will lead to less stigma and more access to mental health services and support.

Veterans Crisis Hotline call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 available 24/7

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Following Burger King and Taco Bell, McDonalds USA removes ammonia in products ~Examiner


In the United States, Burger King and Taco Bell have already abandoned the use of ammonia in their products and McDonalds has finally agreed to do so as well. In an Anti GMO Foods and Fluoridated Water post dated, August 2, famous, young chef and presenter Jamie Oliver was given credit for winning this battle against the fast food giant McDonalds.

According to Oliver, fatty parts of beef are “washed” in ammonium hydroxide and used in the filling of a McDonald's burger. Ammonium hydroxide is used as an anti-microbial agent in meats, which has allowed McDonald’s to use otherwise “inedible meat.” “Basically, we’re taking a product that would be sold in the cheapest way for dogs, and after this process, is being given to human beings, ” said Jamie Oliver, who has undertaken a war against the fast food industry.

Ammonium hydroxide is harmful to health. Because the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) considers it part of the “component in a production procedure,” consumers may not even know when the chemical is in their food. “Why would any sensible human being put meat filled with ammonia in the mouths of their children?” asked Oliver who has also demonstrated to children how nuggets are made with the chicken fat, skin and internal organ remains being processed for these fried foods.

You can read the full article, Following Burger King and Taco Bell, McDonalds USA Removes Ammonia In Products at Examiner.

Monday, August 05, 2013

HuffPostLive: Twitter Hands Down New Rules

Twitter is handing down new rules to control abusive language, the company said Saturday, a move which follows a barrage of nasty, harassing, and threatening messages directed at high-profile female users of the microblogging site.

Apparently, a group of UK female users received bomb threats and other harassing statements via Twitter. I say it's about time. What do you think of the new rules?

Menu Plan Monday ~ August 5, 2013

Hubby had to work over the weekend so we didn't see 'Lincoln'. That means we'll be saving it for Saturday. Did you see any good movies this weekend?

Thanks to Organizing Junkie for hosting Menu Plan Monday.

One Pot Goulash, Spring Mix Salad

Cobb Salad

Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Cole Slaw

Hidden Valley Chicken~it was amazing

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Jumping Tandem Sunday: With All My Heart, Soul and Strength, I Love Him

I joined Proverbs 31 Ministries' Online Bible Study, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God , a couple of weeks ago.

While reading the assigned book, I've been jotting down some bible verses that have resonated with me.

Deuteronomy 6:5 is one of those verses.

Thank you Jumping Tandem for hosting Sunday.

Hoover Steam Vac: Cleaning Our Mattress

Before my hubby headed out the door for work, I asked him to shampoo our mattress. We weren't sure how much dirt would come out.

After several passes of the Hoover Steam Vac upholstery brush, here are the results. I know...Yuck.

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