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In his final sermon, Jesus focused on the plights of
vulnerable, marginalized, and targeted people groups:
the hungry, the thirsty, the sick, the immigrant, the
imprisoned, and the destitute. Jesus identifies with
them saying: â€śWhatever you did for one of the least
of these you did for me.â€ť Then he calls the faithful to
work toward their equitable inclusion in societyâ€”in
essence, to protect the image of God in themâ€”to
protect marginalized peopleâ€™s divine call to help
steward the world. In a democracy, the most basic
way citizens steward the world is by exercising
oneâ€™s right to vote
You know many people say that it doesn't matter who you
vote for, just that you vote. Their wrong it does make
I have one request. When you vote ask yourself this question.
WWJD WHAT WOULD JESUS DO.
When you vote, vote not only as an American but as a person
I just voted and I will tell you this much-----I did not vote... (more)
Inspired even if we're just dancing in the dark
Day 69 and counting...insulation was completed (for the most part, 98%) last weekend. So this coming weekend we will start the first phase of sheet-rock in rooms where we can. It's still a long road ahead but we are determined to get our house back together.
slike Do Not Eat Any Fried Food
How to do it?
With a bit of creativity, we can revamp our favourite fried foods so they can be enjoyed guilt-free.
Try baking with a coating of bread crumbs instead of deep-frying. This is a great way of mimicking the crunchiness and preserving the tender texture.
French fries can be replaced by oven-baked yam (or sweet potato) fries.
Fish and chips can be replaced by oven-baked fish that is coated with rolled oat.
Fried chicken can be replaced by a grilled version, opting for white meat and peeling the skin.
Schnitzel can be replaced by crispy oven-baked pork chop.
Why it matters?
Fried foods clog arteries and lead to strokes and Alzeimerâ€™s.
Clogged veins and arteries cause heart attacks.
The saturated fat and trans fat in deep-fried foods increase your risk for cancer and obesity.
Fried food is inflammatory and creates problems with joints.
GBFY198SLJournal interview for bbbs
Last week I had my interview with B for Big Brothers Big Sisters! It was about an hour long and the reason for it was to match me with a little. We want the best match possible so we both enjoy our year together. Talking with B is amazing, she is the sweetest lady ever. We connect on many levels, she understands why I love to help kids. Talking with her about the type of kid I would work well with was getting me so excited for the mentoring to actually start. I should be matched soon, but until then I am patiently waiting.
sliked Christian Yoga?
There is an interesting article in the September 5th issue of Time magazine. This particular article covers a spectrum of opinions about mixing Christianity with Yoga. Even, if you don't agree with a single opinion, it's a good read, as long as you remain objective.
Over the course of time, I have been lucky enough to teach, or practice, with someone from every known religious denomination; so the statement by a Professor Tiwari at the Hindu University of America, where he states that, "Yoga is Hinduism," is surprising, coming from a scholar. Possibly, this statement was taken out of context, but fundamentalism exists, to a degree, in every form of religion.
If some Christians want to practice Yoga to make a closer connection to God, who are any of us to criticize it? Isn't one of Yoga's purposes, the union of self with a Supreme Being? So what is the big deal?
Truthfully, many fundamentalists are all about division - keeping the masses divided, at war with each other, and... (more)