Monday, May 30, 2016

WISE GUYS BOOK ReView

I had the opportunity to read the Wise Guys book. This book teaches you how to unlock hidden wisdom from the men around you. In today's society, we are filled with a bunch of me people. It seems that most people are so busy, they are always thinking about themselves and what they need to get done. My friends and I talk about this a lot. I remember last week when a lady nearly plowed me over with a shopping cart at Lowe's. I said "I hope you don't drive your car like that, you may hurt somebody." She slipped out of some kind of daze, looked at me and apologized. She never realized I was there. I think all of us do this type of thing sometimes.

As men (especially Christian men) we can't afford to be like this. We have to be aware of the world around us. This book teaches us to learn from other men (around us) how we should live our Christian lives. We all have friends in the church. I look up to many of them and I actually do try to learn from them. I'm always praying to God to give me more wisdom and I have to realize that a lot of this wisdom is already around me.

The book is a quick read, with a lot of examples about how to seek wisdom and use it in your life. If all Christian men would do this, we could all be walking down that same road, following Jesus and doing what He wants us to do with our lives. I'm also learning that each of us have to slow down if we really want to becoming wiser men. If we become too busy, there is not time to learn from others.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kyle Fishing


Khloe Showing Kyle How To Do Hoola Hoop


Kyle Taking Hoola Hoop For A Spin


Khloe In The Jacuzzi For First Time Ever


Bearing Witness Book Review and Giveaway 6/1/2016

I had the opportunity to review the book Bearing Witness. The fun part was I brought the book with me during my daughter's fourth grade field trip to Mote Aquarium. Mote Aquarium is about an hour away from the school, so I had two hours to read it. My children go to St. Stephen Catholic school and my daughter's class is very noisy. While I read the book, I listened to the noise of children and thought about what my children could go through in the future in regards to their faith in God. The book was interesting, inspiring and in many ways sad. It is amazing how many people (throughout history) have a hate for Christians. The book also made me think about my personal faith in God and if I would be able to be faithful under the same circumstances as the people in the book. Many Christians have been murdered and persecuted for their faith in God. The field trip was fun, I survived and even learned a few things at the Mote Aquarium.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
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Monday, May 16, 2016

ESV FAMILY DEVOTIONAL BIBLE Review and Giveaway 5/24/2016

I had the opportunity to review the ESV Famil Devotional Bible with my family. I tried to read the Bible whenever I can, but my kids are at that age. My daughter is nine and my son is twelve, church bores them. It's just the truth. I love all of the stories in this Bible. You read stories about the Bible and there are questions you can ask the entire family. My kids are more interested in stories than sitting in a church service. Part of it is they go to a private religious school and spend a lot of time studying things about the Bible. What I loved is the discussions we have after we read the Stories about the Bible. Tonight, we talked about the Bible as we took a walk, it was really cool.

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Today, you have a chance to win your own copy of this great Bible. Just enter this giveaway and you could have a chance to own one yourself.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

This Asparagus, Chicken and Bow-Tie Pasta From Publix


Prep Time: 25 mins | Total Time: 25 mins | Servings: 6

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups uncooked bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves. Salt, if desired
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1 oz)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  2. Meanwhile, break off tough ends of asparagus as far down as stalks snap easily. Wash asparagus; cut into 1-inch pieces.
  3. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in asparagus, mushrooms and garlic. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are tender.
  4. In small bowl, gradually stir broth into cornstarch. Stir in onions and basil. Stir cornstarch mixture into chicken mixture. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Season with salt. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories-320, Calories from Fat-60, Total Fat-7g, Saturated Fat-2g, Trans Fat-0g, Cholesterol-50mg, Sodium-210mg, Total Carbohydrate-37g, Dietary Fiber-3g, Sugars-2g, Protein-27g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 10%, Iron-20%

The League & the Lantern Review and Giveaway 5/22/2016

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
As soon as The League & the Lantern book came in the mail, my nine year old Khloe wanted to read it. Khloe is an avid book reader and she likes adventure. This book is the beginning of a new adventure for Jake and my daughter just loved it. I also like the book because the author brings history and adventure together, making it fun for all. 
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Jake Herndon’s middle school sleepover takes a shocking turn when a dangerous organization invades. As he and his new friends Lucy and TJ race for their lives on the streets of Chicago they unravel a centuries-old mystery and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Packed with unforgettable characters, mind-bending twists and laugh-out loud humor, The League and The Lantern is a ride you won’t soon forget.


We look forward to more fun books by this author. This series should interest and fascinate readers of all ages. This book was a lot of fun, educating and brought you into the story. If you like the Civil War, adventure and quick reading, this book is the book for you. I noticed that it was easy for my daughter to read and fun. I also remember as a kid, looking forward to reading another good book and I see this with my daughter, which is fantastic. It's always great to see your kids put down the iPad and get the reading bug.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Raised on the edge of the jungles of Nigeria and the prairies of Illinois, executive producer Brian Wells has helped bring to life award-winning network television movies that have been enjoyed by millions and applauded by family organizations across the U.S. Although seventh grade was the worst year of Brian’s life, it helped him develop the imagination and catlike reflexes he enjoys today. This is his first novel.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

None Like Him 10 WAYS GOD IS DIFFERENT FROM US Review and Giveaway 5/20/2016



God is INFINITE ~ He is the God of no limits

God is INCOMPREHENSIBLE ~ He is the God of infinite mercy

God is SELF-EXISTENT ~ He is the God of infinite creativity

God is SELF-SUFFICIENT ~ He is the God of infinite provision

God is ETERNAL ~ He is the God of infinite days

God is IMMUTABLE ~ He is the God of infinite sameness

God is OMNIPRESENT ~ He is the God of infinite place

God is OMNISCIENT ~ He is the God of infinite knowledge

God is OMNIPOTENT ~ He is the God of infinite power

God is SOVEREIGN ~ He is the God of infinite rule

What I liked about this book is Jill reminds us that God is all powerful and we are his people. We live in a world where many people and religions believe they are one with God. We have men acting like they are the Jesus of this world, religions teaching people they will become a God when they die and other religions that show God as sort of part of a story book. This book shows us the real God. The God that created us. The God who sent His Son down to die for us and give all of us the chance to go to heaven. Sometimes, I have trouble imagining how real the power of God is and it is good to have a reminder.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

All My Kids Got Huge Rewards In School

Grade Four Khloe

Grade 6 Kyle


UCF Sophmore Megan

Odd Doctor Questions-Why Does The Overweight Nurse Tell Me To Go On A Low Fat Diet?

I've had these questions twirling around in my mind for years. I think it's about time somebody out there in the cyber world answered them. Today, I have a couple of questions about the medical industry that just drive me crazy. The first one is why does the overweight nurse tell me to go on a low fat diet?

I remember going to the doctor one time. I saw this nurse eating lunch. A large cheeseburger with bacon and a plate filled with fries. This nurse was about five foot four and weighed about 300 pounds. This was the same nurse that told me I needed to go on a low fat diet. I am five foot eleven and 196 pounds. I know lot fat diets are not just weight related.

I just have that question. Why are their no rules in the medical community that say you have to take care of yourself if you are a doctor or a nurse? Doesn't it make it harder to tell your patients to follow a certain diet, when you are not following a good diet yourself? it's kind of like me telling you not to blow through the stop sign and speeding through the same sign myself. 

Our Mango Tree With Mangos


Odd Doctor Questions Why Do I Need To Lose Five Pounds?

I've had these questions twirling around in my mind for years. I think it's about time somebody out there in the cyber world answered them. Today, I have a couple of questions about the medical industry that just drive me crazy. The first one is why does the doctor tell me to lose five pounds.

The question seems simple at first, until you delve further into it. I will go to the doctor and the nurse always weighs you fully clothed, with your shoes on and your pockets filled. I figure it is all worth about 4 to 5 pounds. I mean, have you seen my wallet lately. Twenty credit cards and a bunch of other stuff I thought (for some reason) needed to be shoved into my wallet. I have my phone, my keys, and a littering of other things filling the pockets of my shorts.

They check all of your numbers and the Doctor finally comes into the room. Most of the time, he tells me that my numbers are good, but I could stand to lose about five pounds. He says my weight is about 200 pounds. The problem, my weight is about 195 or 196 at home. At home, I weigh myself with just my shorts on. So the question is why do they weigh us with our clothes on and why do they count that extra 4 or 5 pounds against you?

And yes, I've asked the question after they weigh me. I am like, i'm 196 at home without all of these clothes on. The nurse either smiles at me or gives me a dirty look. They hardly ever change the weight to what is actually is. This doesn't make any sense to me.