Thursday, October 27, 2016

PARENTING 14 GOSPEL PRINCIPLES REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY 11/4/2016

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I had the chance to read and review Parenting 14 Gospel Principles. When I was reading the book it made me think again about my decision to be a stay at home father. I work, but I also spend most of my time taking care of my children and my wife. I've had the pleasure to see everything my kids did since birth, and the pleasure to teach them about God. 

Over the years (as a man) I've felt guilty that I didn't have the normal career that many other guys have. I work around the schedule of my family. This book teaches us the importance of bringing up our children the way God wants and teaches us to bring up our children. The author's advice is fantastic and makes me (again) realize the importance about being a good father.

In the midst of folding laundry, coordinating carpool schedules, and breaking up fights, many parents get lost. Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas.

In this life-giving book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents. Outlining fourteen foundational principles centered on the gospel, he shows that we need more than the latest parenting strategy or list of techniques. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God—grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.  Freed from the burden of trying to manufacture life-change in our children’s hearts, we can embrace a grand perspective of parenting overflowing with vision, purpose, and joy. 
I also look at this book in another way. With the Presidential election coming up, all Christian Americans need to realize that we can't live as Christians and then turn around and vote for people who vote for abortion and other things that go against the Word of God. The way we live our lives, vote and treat our children are all important aspects of our Christian lives. 
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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Is The 2016 Presidential Election Rigged?

I watched the debate last night. Trump gave us his plan and Hillary dodged most of the questions. After it was over, the only thing people were talking about was whether or not Trump would concede the election. I think this is a clue that this election may be rigged more than any election we have seen in modern history. Here's why.

Every poll you see has Hillary way ahead of Trump, even though she doesn't answer questions, lies, lies, lies some more, and her political history is horrible. Trump said she is a horrible woman and she is doing everything possible to prove his point.  It seems to me whenever I turn on the television, every channel tells me that Clinton will win, Trump cannot win no matter what. It makes me think Trump is right and the media is trying to suppress the vote. I will vote for Trump anyway and hope my vote counts.

Not only are the Democrats against Trump, many Republicans are either against Trump or are not supporting him. Who needs enemies if you have friends like this? Also the media is against Trump. Fox News who claims to be fair and balanced, seem to love to throw punches at Trump. This makes for a very interesting election.

Wikileaks shows that the Clinton campaign is paying people to go into Trump rallies and start fights. Makes you wonder if they also hired people to fire bomb and destroy some of Trumps places of campaign business that we see on the news. The only thing you see on the news about Trump is bad news.

Like I said, I watched the debate, Trump won by a mile and many television stations are still saying Hillary Clinton had another win. Sorry, I thought it was the season premiere of The Walking Dead. When asked a question, Hillary stared into space like a zombie. She had a glare in her eyes. Are we really going to have to do drug tests before Presidential Debates in the future?

Also, many conservative talk show hosts are not supporting Donald Trump. Glenn Beck supported Cruz and spends three hours a day making fun of Trump, which does nothing but push his fans towards Hillary Clinton.

Many people believe the Hillary people used woman to say Trump groped them to make woman voters hate Donald Trump.

Voter Fraud-I believe there is and will be plenty of voter fraud in this election. Hillary Clinton will do whatever it takes to win this election. It may not matter, but I will vote for Trump because I am sick of the way politicians act towards the people of America. Donald Trump is not a politician and this is why many politicians are against him. They don't think it is fair that a man (who is not a politician) got the nod to run for President of The United States. Is the election rigged? Well you already told us Hillary won three weeks before the election, so what do you think?

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta Bake

Chicken-Bacon-Ranch Pasta Bake

Prep Time: 15 Minutes | Total Time: 40 Minutes | Servings: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 oz uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 1/2 cups Progresso™ chicken stock (from 32-oz carton)
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon ranch dressing and seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 5 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish, if desired

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  2. Cook noodles in salted water as directed on package for minimum cook time. Drain; place noodles in large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil until hot. Cook onion in oil until soft and translucent. Season lightly with salt. Add chicken stock; heat to simmering. Stir in cream cheese until melted and combined. Stir in 2 tablespoons of the ranch dressing mix. Pour mixture over noodles. Fold in chicken, bacon and frozen peas. Spread in baking dish.
  4. In small bowl, mix melted butter, bread crumbs and remaining 1 teaspoon ranch dressing mix until well coated. Spread over noodle mixture.
  5. Bake about 20 minutes or until top is crisp and sauce is bubbling. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Trump, Pence, Hillary and Kaine, My View Of The Candidates

When I looked at the candidates for President, I came up with my own view of the candidates. This is what I think when I look at Trump, Pence, Hillary and Kaine.

Donald Trump-Donald Trump is not a politician, he is a businessman. I look at Trump and I see a businessman who has been very successful. He loves beautiful woman, you can see that by his wife and his past relationships. I believe Trump is a normal man's man. He is a hard worker who tells the truth in a very blunt way. This gets himself in trouble at times, but you always know where he stands. To me Trump is believable because he always does what he says he is going to do. He wants to make America great again and I believe he actually will if he becomes President.

Mike Pence-Pence is a religious man who is also a politician. When I look at Pence, I see a conservative man who believes in the same things I believe in. I could see Pence as a preacher or minister in a church, but he is running with Trump to be Vice President of the United States.

Hillary Clinton-I see a life long Politician who has done whatever it takes to get where she is. She rode into politics on the shoulder of her husband. I believe Hillary would be a fantastic lawyer for people who are injured or are making believe they are injured. Hillary will do whatever it takes to win, regardless if the individual is guilty or not. She will do whatever it takes to be President, including lying and cheating. This is who Hillary is and this is who she will always be. And no, I don't like her and can't believe she is the best thing the Democrats could come up with this time around.

Tim Kaine-Tim Kaine is a lifelong politician that fights for Liberal causes. When I look at Tim Kaine, I see a used car salesman. You meet him, he talks a good talk, sells you the car and makes you feel good about your purchase. However, when you get home, you find out there are all kinds of things wrong, but Tim refuses to stand behind his vehicles. He is a great talker, but watch your back.

This is how I look at these candidates. I think each one have their own strengths and weaknesses, although I admit I have seen nothing but weakness from Clinton for many years. I think Pence is the strongest when it comes to character, Trump is the strongest when it comes to business and creating jobs, Kaine knows his way in Washington, but don't trust him, he will break your heart. Hillary does everything wrong and gets a pass from everybody except for Donald Trump. Her greatest strength is putting people down and making herself look good, when there is nothing there of substance.