Tuesday, August 16, 2022

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

This recipe was sent to me via e-mail. I like oatmeal and I like chocolate! It really looks pretty easy and being on a vegetarians diet (Dr's orders) it looks like something I can eat. My son is picky and I think he might like it too. Be sure to share it with your social media friends.

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These tasty bites are a healthy treat for the entire family! And the best part? They're super quick to prepare.

Oats are high in fiber, and these bites are also packed full of protein and healthy fats. Choose a 70% or higher chocolate if you can for a low-sugar option.

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 
  • ⅔ cup toasted unsweetened shredded coconut 
  • ½ cup almond butter or natural peanut butter 
  • ½ cup ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal) 
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips  
  • ¼ cup honey 
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

Directions:

  1. Measure each ingredient and add to a large mixing sized bowl. Stir until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover the mixing bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Chilling helps the mixture stick together so it’s easier to work with. Pro-tip: To chill faster, spread the mixture out on a baking sheet and put into the freezer for 20-30 minutes. 
  3. Use a spoon to scoop out the mixture and using your hands, roll into balls, about 1 inch wide. Pro-tip: If you have a cookie scooper to make the balls, it makes ~25 balls total. 
  4. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. May layer parchment paper to prevent balls from sticking together.

Number of servings: 10

Approximate Nutrition Facts for 1/10 of the recipe (2-3 balls) 

Calories: 263

Total Fat: 16 g

Carbs: 25 g  

Fiber: 6.4 g  

Protein: 7 g

Monday, August 15, 2022

Around 350,000 psi

 



Guitar strings break at tensile strains starting at 350,000 psi (per square inch). With one small rotation of a tuning peg, a guitarist can go from music to fracture if their strings are already too tight. How about you? Are you making music, or, are you carrying around broken strings?
Actually, 349,999 psi of tensile strain on guitar strings is already too high. The high pitch of tight strings hums their displeasure. A trained guitarist knows he or she needs to back off the string tension.
I hope you see the analogy to your life. Like a guitar string, some tension in your life may be acceptable, but, hypertension is bad. The opera of your life can come to a string snapping end when operated close to the breaking point. “Holy, holy, we adore Him” becomes a-cappella blues in no time flat.
Get your tuner (the bible) out. Turn to the chapter on string adjustment.
Start adjusting; Notice, that the first instruction is to take a break. The master tuner, God, took a day of rest after six. (Genesis 2:2 ) His lesson is that we do the same (Exodus 20:8-11). Some guitarists and musicians, a.k.a. Preachers, suggest your day of rest be Saturday; Saturday is the seventh day of the week. Other amateurs and hobby musicians like myself aren’t as sure. The principle of resting at least one day of every week helps ensure your strings aren’t too tight. I’m less sure that the rest day has to be Saturday. (that's a lengthy discussion for later)
Step two for tuning your life strings for music involves a tuning specialist. His ear knows your life’s pitch. He hears if you’re too high, with too much tension, or too low, with too little tension. You do need to attach the pitch apparatus to your strings. Once attached, the specialist will tell you if you should tighten or loosen your tuning peg.
How do you attach the apparatus? Simple, tell the specialist where you think your pitch is, high or low. This is also referred to as prayer. The instruction book says it this way; “Cast your burdens on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” (Psalms 55:22). Translation, tell the Lord what is hard and what you need help with and let Him direct you so you don’t implode (strings break).
Step three; when the specialist (Jesus) says “more tension”, turn the knob up. When He says “less tension”, turn the knob down. More specifically, the instruction book says it this way; “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
Here is the cheat sheet:
Weary and burdened => strings too tight
I will give you rest => I will loosen your strings
Take my yoke on you => make the proper adjustment so your
strings last
Learn from me => follow my instructions
My yoke is easy => He ensures your strings are not too tight
Congratulations
! If you’ve followed the tuning steps from the instruction book then, the strings of your life will be long-lasting and sound great! Don’t close the book though. The master’s book also has hundreds of pages of great music scores. If you are just learning to read sheet music, spend some time getting familiar with the master’s notations. Really good musicians, a.k.a disciples, train themselves chorus by chorus and verse by verse to know the master’s music well. Eventually, they know by muscle memory, or wisdom, where the master is headed in music and life.
Lastly, if you really want to sound good, let the master play your instrument. Let Jesus use your strings, your pick, your guitar, and life. I guarantee no one plays your instrument as well as He can. And, He can play your genre, BUT, your genre likes may change as you spend more time with Him.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Time and Money


 
Life is about choices. Life is about what path you choose to take in life. Each path has a different result. What choices do you make regarding time and money? Do you have regrets about how you handled either one? Do you need a mentor to help you with your time and money? Are you living paycheck to paycheck? It is not always easy to make the right decisions. It is not always easy unless you have a mentor to answer to regarding your decisions. Tony Dungy who led the COLTS to a Superbowl says that everyone needs to have a mentor in their life. I have been around this world for 75 years and I full agree with Tony. If I had a mentor in my life when I was younger life would have been much different and in some ways it would have been much better.

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It is said "Money Makes the World Go Around". As such many are looking to tell everyone where to make money. Many of these sites that offer a way to make money are scams. Many sites offer a way to make money if you pay them something for that privilege. My advice is to be very careful. 

 

 

Recently my 21 year old son was scammed out of several thousand dollars. I do not know what he got involved in by someone emptied out his checking account. The bank would not and probably could not help him. My advice is if someone has emptied out your account or taken more than they were suppose to take then I would recommend that you notify your local police department and file a report. If the person was outside of your state you might be able to also file a report with the FBI. Unfortunately many times the person or company will be outside the United States and you can just say goodby to the money.

I have one item that will protect you from having your savings account or checking account drained. There is an company online that will make debit cards for you. With that debit card you can limit the amount that someone can take from your account. Sometimes a person will do a subscription to a website or app. It will have a limit as to how many days or months that the subscription is free. Sometimes we forget about the subscription or we may not know how to cancel it and end up getting charged for something we do not want.

War and Peace

From the beginning of time, we have suffered from War and Peace, mostly war. We have war in our cities, in our states, and between countries. In the news, we have war in the Middle East, Northern Europe, and in several countries in Asia. As time has gone forward we have moved from simple knives and clubs to weapons of mass destruction and all sorts of weapons in between. Will all parts of the world ever have full peace? Why do countries go to war with each other? I will let you think about that question. If you can answer it please leave a comment. Organizations have been formed and treaties have been put into place but have any of them worked? Usually, a third party is a negotiator in a peace treaty. We have seen this in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. More often than not one of the parties of peace negotiation is not really happy with the results and sometime in the future, there is another war between nations. Often the United States becomes involved but over the years the U.S. will take sides to try and affect what we believe should be the direction of a nation in the name of democracy. Where does the United States rank on the list of countries that have a democracy? The United States does not have a pure democracy The U.S. has fallen to a 7 on a scale of 10. 

  • Norway leads the Index as the world’s strongest democracy, followed by Iceland and Sweden. New Zealand comes fourth, with Denmark in fifth and Canada and Ireland in joint sixth place. Switzerland, Finland, and Australia round off the top ten of “full democracies.”
  • The 10 most democratic nations in the world (2020):

    1. Norway (9.87)
    2. Iceland (9.58)
    3. Sweden (9.39)
    4. New Zealand (9.26)
    5. Finland (9.25)
    6. Ireland (9.24)
    7. Canada (9.22)
    8. Denmark (9.22)
    9. Australia (9.09)
    10. Switzerland (9.03)

Friday, August 12, 2022

History

 


What work do you do today that will be remembered in history? Did you know that what you teach your children can affect world history tomorrow?

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Favorite Season of the year

 What is your favorite season of the year? Is it spring, summer, fall, or winter? Each season seems to offer something different and something different in each location around the world depending on the weather conditions and maybe even how mankind affects the environment in a specific location.

Personally, I would have to say that spring is my favorite season. Spring is my absolute favorite season where I can see new life coming forth with the fields on the hillside coming along with their grass and beautiful flowers in a rainbow of colors. There too is new life in the small animals entering the world in their innocence and playfulness. It just makes me smile from ear to ear knowing that springtime gives hope for the future.

In our time of turmoil in many areas of our cities, states, and countries when we look at our future hope is the key word. Without hope there is nothing. With hope comes faith. For some faith in God for others, it is in the faith of what someone else will do for us or allow us to do for them. Then with hope and faith comes love. Some say money makes the world go around. I say it is love. With love, anything wonderful can happen in our lives. I came across an illustration of this the other day. Our world would be very different if everyone practiced the Golden Rule of doing onto others as you would have them do onto you.


This poster came from Scarboromissions in Canada. To see each golden rule from each source please click on the poster above.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Healthy Food

How healthy is your eating? I am 75 years old and I must admit that during all those years I seldom ate healthy food. It is time to return to the way people ate in the early 1900s. How did they eat. They did not eat food that they could not pronounce. There are exceptions that may include names of food that are in a foreign language (not English).  No cheating you can not eat unhealthy foods where you learn to pronounce their name. We want to get back to healthy eating of real food.

  1. Do not eat it if you can not pronounce it. Look at the nutrition label for the ingredient list. If there is something in the ingredients you can not pronounce put it back on the shelf. This would include anything anyone born before 1900 would not recognize as being food.
  2. When you look at the ingredients on the label ask yourself if you can buy all of the ingredients somewhere else in the grocery store. If you can not the food you are purchasing is processed food. It most likely is not real food.
  3. Do not eat a food where you can not pronounce the name of the ingredient on the label. There are a few exceptions. If there is only one or two ingredients  go to your smart phone and in your browser type in What is (name of food). If the definition you get is something you recognize it is most likely real food. Recently I found something with a name I did not know. I looked it up and it turned out to be chick peas

To get a lot more information here is a web site that has a lot to offer in the way of eating healthy. The have 3 list or tiers where they list the foods we should eat. Tier one is all the healthy foods.  To save money the foods on tier one should be purchase in season and I find it best in addition to going to the produce section of your store to check out the local farmers markets and you pick opportunities. Tier two is all the foods we can eat but they are not as healthy and one should eat those foods with caution. Now we get to tier three. This is what most of us have been eating. These are also the most expensive foods to purchase Per my personal physician these are foods that can lead to poor health and increased medical cost.. These are foods that also tend to be more expensive.

Visit  90/10 Nutrition and learn one wonderful idea for healthy eating. Also I believe this will greatly lower the amount you spend on food each month.


Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Protect your Credit/Debit Card Account

 Is your debit card or credit card at risk on the internet? The answer is maybe or maybe yes. Did you know that there is a site that will protect the accounts that are attached to your credit and debit cards. Would you like to limit the amount that a merchant can charge you or would you like to limit a merchant to using your card just one time? Do you want to protect  yourself from trials that you may subscribe to online? I use Privacy. I can limit a purchase to one time or I can limit the amount a merchant can charge me for a purchase. Try it out today and see if you like it. The service is free of charge and you will get $5.00 just to try it.

 

Wealth Building Secrets from the Bible: The Believer's Journey to a Faithful, Generous, and Financially Free Life 

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Are you stuck in the vicious cycle of paying bills, drowning in debt, and not being able to get ahead?

As a believer, have you been wondering how to build wealth?

Are you searching for God’s way to achieve financial independence?

As a pastor for both small and large churches, Jonathan Geraci has discovered that many believers' struggles come down to how they relate to money. In this audiobook, you will discover a Biblical holistic view on wealth that may surprise you. You will learn how modern financial advisors and the ancient words of scripture agree.

These simple and engaging strategies will teach you Biblical habits for building wealth.

In this audiobook you will discover:

  • How to apply the fruits of the Spirit into your financial life
  • The emotional and spiritual consequences of debt and how to escape!
  • Five money myths that many Christians fall into
  • Four secrets from the Bible for building wealth
  • How to practice "outrageous" generosity

You can turn around your financial life by learning financial habits that are found in scripture. What’s stopping you from applying the Bible to every aspect of your life - including your finances?

 

Monday, August 8, 2022


 I saw this posted on face book and thought I would share it with you my visitors. Please share this story with your friends. It can make a difference in this world where many forget to love their family members at times and fail to love others as you would like to be loved.

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A son took his father to a restaurant to enjoy a delicious dinner. His father was already quite old, and therefore a little weak. While I was eating, a little bit of food fell on my shirt and pants from time to time. The other diners watched the old man with their faces distorted with sorrow, but his son remained completely calm.
Once they both finished eating, the son, without showing himself even remotely embarrassed, helped his father with absolute peace and took him to the health care. She wiped the food scraps off her wrinkled face, and tried to wash the food stains off her clothes; lovingly combed her gray hair, and finally fixed his glasses.
As I left the bathroom, there was a deep silence in the restaurant. No one could understand how someone could ridicule themselves like that. The son agreed to pay the bill, but before he left, a man, also an old man, got up from the diners, and asked the old man's son, "Don't you think you left something here"
The young man replied, "No, I didn't leave anything." So the stranger said to him:"Yes you left something! You left here a lesson for every child, and a hope for every parent! "The whole restaurant was so quiet, you could hear a pin fall."
One of the greatest honors that exists, is being able to care for those elderly who once cared for us. Our parents, and all those elderly people who sacrificed their lives, with all their time, money and effort for us, deserve our utmost respect.
  

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Born Trump

 

Born Trump: Inside America's First Family 

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Who is Donald J. Trump? To truly understand America’s 45th president, argues Vanity Fair journalist Emily Jane Fox, you must know his children, whose own stories provide the key to unlocking what makes him tick. Born Trump is Fox’s dishy, deeply reported, and richly detailed look at Trump’s five children (and equally powerful son-in-law, Jared Kushner), exploring their lives, their roles in the campaign and administration, and their dramatic and often fraught relationships with their father and with one another.