Friday, April 22, 2016

Planning an Around the World Trip

Visiting other countries is a great way for a person to meet new people, get to know other cultures, and have experiences that they would simply not be able to enjoy at home. Most people love the idea of traveling. However, many individuals are not able to travel as much as they would like because of the costs associated with travel and because of a limited schedule. Every time they go on vacation, they usually only have a week or two that is available. This may allow them to see a thing or two and relax a little, but it doesn't allow them to see much. For this reason some individuals decide to make travel a priority and plan an around the world trip.

There are a lot of ways that a person can go about planning their around the world trip. Some tourist agencies and airlines will help a person to book a ticket that lets them hop from country to country and helps them to plan out an itinerary. No matter how a person goes about planning the trip, the same basic idea is always held to when it comes to around the world trips. A person starts in one location and then heads east or west. For example, an around the world trip from the United States may start in New York. As a person starts heading east, they will go to Europe, then they may head south to Africa, and then they will head east again to Asia. Soon, they will be back in the United States in New York. The idea is that a person takes six months or more and takes advantage of the time they have to travel to see as many places as possible.

A person can feel comfortable as they are flying in airplanes from each destination to the next. Technology in aviation is constantly advancing and more and more steps are being taken in security to protect travelers. Airplane equipment is extremely high tech and the materials used in aviation construction, at times even 2219 aluminum alloy, is sturdy, light, and reliable. Some individuals will book a flight to one continent and then they will use ground transportation to go from country to country on that continent.

An around the world trip is a great way for a person to break free from their every day schedule and to experience new things. It is a great way to experience new cultures, meet new friends, learn new languages, and see what life is like in other places.

Friday, April 15, 2016

No Brainer Extreme Shopping Deal At Steak N Shake

This deal is a no brainer. Go to Steak N Shake by early May and buy a $25 gift card, they will give you a coupon for free double cheese burger with fries and a drink which = $6.13 This depends on the tax in your area. Take your phone and download the Steak N shake app, put your gift card into your rewards account and get an instant $2.99 credit on your account. That's $9.12 extra just for buying a gift card and getting their app. Trust me, you will enjoy that free meal.

French Toast with Rhubarb & Strawberry Fusion Compote From Publix

French Toast with Rhubarb & Strawberry Fusion Compote

Prep: 15 mins | Total: 40 mins | Servings: 4


  • 1 cup V8 V-Fusion® Light Pomegranate Blueberry Juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 stalk (about 18 inches long) rhubarb, trimmed and diced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups strawberries cut in quarters
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute
  • 1/4 cup non fat milk
  • 8 slices Pepperidge Farm® 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Swirl Bread With Raisins


  1. Stir 2 tablespoons juice and the cornstarch in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Heat the rhubarb, strawberries, remaining juice, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, honey and brown sugar in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook for 10 minutes or until the fruit is tender. Add the cornstarch mixture and cook and stir for 2 minutes or until the mixture is thickened. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Beat the egg substitute, milk and remaining cinnamon in a shallow baking dish. Add 4 bread slices to the egg mixture and turn to coat. Repeat with the remaining bread slices while the first 4 are cooking as directed below.
  4. Heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the 4 coated bread slices and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides. Repeat with the remaining coated bread slices. Serve with the fruit mixture.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stop Worrying, But Seek First His Kingdom and His Righteousness

I am learning through personal experience what worrying and stress can do to you. It is amazing how we let ourselves worry about things we cannot control. As a fifty-one year old man, I know that we all will die someday. I mean, when you are young, you may think about it, but you believe you have so many years ahead of you. Death and disease can happen to any of us suddenly. We have all had our taste of death, disease and pain. None of them are pretty. Why is it important not to worry about everything that happens to us or around us in each of our lives? Listen to what Jesus says;

Matthew 6:25-34New International Version (NIV)

Do Not Worry

25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Honestly, I have worried my entire life about things I cannot control. Yes, I had a bad childhood and no direction, but I also lacked faith in God to provide. I always asked God to provide, to protect and for good health, but I did not trust Him or have faith in Him.
Last night, this verse was going through my mind the entire time I was sleeping. Yes, I was sleeping, but I woke up remembering what Jesus tells us in The New Testament. There is no reason to worry because we do not have the power we may think we have to control every aspect of our lives. 
So what should we do instead of worrying? That's pretty simple and some of us make it harder than it has to be. Jesus wants each of to seek The Kingdom of God first and His righteousness. That means, He wants us to live our lives as faithful Christians, trusting in Him in every aspect of our lives. If we do that, He will take care of the rest. Instead of spending the rest of my life worrying, it's time to pray and put my faith in God.
First Peter 5:6-7 says, Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully