Christian books and novels

Some good reading:

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And pretty much anything by this author.
She is a Christian romance author.

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Wrecking ball song

Came across this on a Facebook page. Decided to share it with you.
While Miley Cyrus being nude on a wrecking ball licking a hammer is controversial to say the least, I’m pretty sure many of us will agree the song itself is actually pretty good.

Chris Thompson and Rochelle Diamante (duet of Wrecking Ball)

http://youtu.be/z_jOx_woSeo

The Gregory Brothers singing Wrecking Ball

http://youtu.be/X7JgVqbh8nE

The original Miley Cyrus video

http://youtu.be/My2FRPA3Gf8

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Mixing fruit, sugar and vodka and letting it sit

Read this blog. It’s yummy!!!

I just came across this post from fifth on food and was reminded that I’d done something similar before.

Click link
http://foodonfifth.com/2012/06/17/blood-orangecello-bootlegging/
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I’ve done this before. I used canned tropical fruit undrained, sugar and vodka. Let still for about 2 weeks to a months in cleaned spaghetti sauce jars.
Lovely.

I’ve also used apple sauce, cranberry juice, sugar, cinnamon and vodka and let it sit for a few weeks.
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Poverty: Don’t judge a book by its cover

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I did not write this. It was posted on Facebook

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Poverty in America
http://povertyinamerica.mit.edu/

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http://m.imdb.com/title/tt1736049/

A place at the table
Hunger in America

http://youtu.be/f4LuipQzXqA
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A place at the table (should be a link to whole film but I haven’t tested the link yet)
http://www.elgonyeh.info/stream.php?videoID=732
(It was locked)

Here is another site to access it although it may not be free

http://www.magpictures.com/aplaceatthetable/mobile/
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http://billmoyers.com/episode/encore-the-faces-of-america’s-hungry/

Encore: The Faces of America’s Hungry
July 31, 2013
Here in the richest country on earth, 50 million of us — one in six Americans — go hungry. More than a third of them are children. Debates on how to address hunger – in both Congress and the media — are filled with tired clichés about freeloaders undeserving of government help, living large at the expense of honest, hardworking taxpayers. But the documentary A Place at the Table paints a truer picture of America’s poor.

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“The cost of food insecurity, obesity and malnutrition is way larger than it is to feed kids nutritious food,” Jacobson tells Bill.

“There’s no opportunity for people who are low-income to really engage in our democracy,” says Chilton. “I think they’re actively shut out.”


Do something
http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-hunger-us
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The day the welfare man came
http://foodonfifth.com/2013/04/15/hunger-in-america-the-day-the-welfare-man-came/

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Albatross, garbage and the nesting grounds on Midway

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/
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http://www.neseabirds.com/Midway/laysan.htm

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http://www.upworthy.com/people-should-know-about-this-awful-thing-we-do-and-most-of-us-are-simply-unaware?c=ufb1
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The plastic plight of the albatross
http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross

documentary follows internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan to investigate an environmental tragedy in this remote Pacific paradise: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch – See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

Of the 500,000 albatross chicks born here each year, about 200,000 die, mostly from dehydration or starvation. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that chicks that died from those causes had twice as much plastic in their stomachs as those that died for other reasons. Albatross scour the ocean surface for sustenance, finding all manner of plastic debris, bottle caps, lighters, combs, and minuscule photodegradated (broken down by the sun) pieces of plastic that can be mistaken for food. Hence, the birds swallow the junk, that perforates their stomach or blocks their esophagus or gizzard, leading to inability to eat, often leading to death.

– See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

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http://www.doomcarousel.com/comic/laysan-albatrosses-of-midway-atoll/

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/

Pope Francis- first heal

““We have a great pope,” said Father Spadaro in a phone interview from his office, surrounded by Italian journalists. “There is a big vision, not a big shift. His big vision is to see the church in the middle of the persons who need to be healed. It is in the middle of the world.”
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“I see the church as a field hospital after battle,” Francis said. “It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.””

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/world/europe/pope-bluntly-faults-churchs-focus-on-gays-and-abortion.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/francesco/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20130629_enciclica-lumen-fidei_en.html

ENCYCLICAL LETTER
LUMEN FIDEI
OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF
FRANCIS
TO THE BISHOPS PRIESTS AND DEACONS
CONSECRATED PERSONS
AND THE LAY FAITHFUL
ON FAITH

4. There is an urgent need, then, to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God. Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives. Transformed by this love, we gain fresh vision, new eyes to see; we realize that it contains a great promise of fulfilment, and that a vision of the future opens up before us. Faith, received from God as a supernatural gift, becomes a light for our way, guiding our journey through time. On the one hand, it is a light coming from the past, the light of the foundational memory of the life of Jesus which revealed his perfectly trustworthy love, a love capable of triumphing over death. Yet since Christ has risen and draws us beyond death, faith is also a light coming from the future and opening before us vast horizons which guide us beyond our isolated selves towards the breadth of communion. We come to see that faith does not dwell in shadow and gloom; it is a light for our darkness. Dante, in the Divine Comedy, after professing his faith to Saint Peter, describes that light as a “spark, which then becomes a burning flame and like a heavenly star within me glimmers”.[4] It is this light of faith that I would now like to consider, so that it can grow and enlighten the present, becoming a star to brighten the horizon of our journey at a time when mankind is particularly in need of light.

Aquarium and pets and well a general update

So, I’ve added to my family and there have been some small pet deaths, so here is the new count

Me
Hubs
2 Boys
3 dogs
2 hermit crabs
3 aquatic dwarf frogs
3 danios (fish)
1 minnow
4 flame tetra
1 Betta (male)
2 gold mystery snails
3 black mystery snails
2 blue mystery snails (baby)
2 ivory mystery snails (baby)
3 Japanese trapdoor snails

The aquatic dwarf frogs are kept on a separate tank within The main tank.
The snails roam in both
The hermit crabs are in a desperate separate habitat all together.

One dog has had 2 ccl repair surgeries (torn ligaments in both rear knees) within 2 yrs.

One dog caught an infection from a tick but we caught it right away so no harm done. (Except the vet bill) 2 yrs ago

One dog had a toe infection from a wound between her toes (possibly a stick stab) either way antibiotics cleared that up. 6 months ago

So far none of the humans in the house have come Dow with anything besides colds and allergies.
We are also in our last school year in seminary! Yeah!!!!!!
Hopefully, we will be moving back to Florida next summer.

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Paid in full 30 years ago

http://gawker.com/this-three-minute-commercial-puts-full-length-hollywood-1309506149

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, “Giving,” which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

TrueMove too says it “believes in the power of giving without expecting a return.”

http://youtu.be/7s22HX18wDY