On Being a Reader

During my childhood and teen years I was a voracious reader. But, as I entered my adult years with all the responsibilities of life, I gradually read less and less. It got to the point, I could no longer remember the last book I had read. I resolved to change …

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The 360 Degree Leader

The 360 Degree Leader - Book Review

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During my performance appraisal at work this year, my boss recommended I read, "The 360 Degree Leader" by John C. Maxwell.  So, I did.  I didn't know how well I would enjoy the book when the table of contents indicated a rigorous, methodical layout …

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"Mother's Cole Slaw"

This recipe was given to me by my mother the same time as the Vegetable Salad – in the 70’s.

Ingredients

Hand me down recipes like this are often lacking quantities. How much celery seed? How much sugar? Now she is gone and I can't ask her. That is just …

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"Mother's Vegetable Salad"

She used to serve this at Christmas and/or any other special occasion. It was one of her favorites. I have the hand written copy – apparently she gave me this recipe in the ‘70’s.

Ingredients

  • 1 large can Leisure peas.
  • 1 can French Style Green Beans
  • 1 cup chopped …
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Great White Chili

One of my favorites.

Ingredients

  • 3 - 16 oz cans Great Northern Beans Do not drain
  • 4 cups Chicken breast Cubed
  • 1 T Oil
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 2 - 4 oz cans Mild green chilies Chopped
  • 2 t Ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 t Dried oregano Crumbled
  • 1/4 …
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Healthy Shrimp Gumbo

This is a "healthy" gumbo recipe. The main thing it does is leave out the roux. But, with all the other southern goodness, it is still mighty tasty. Keep with the healthy theme by serving over whole grain brown rice.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs shrimp
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 …
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Green Christmas Wreath Marshmallow Treats

As long as I can remember, these were a tradition at home for Christmas. Similar to Rice Krispie treats except you use corn flakes and shape them into rings. They can then be decorated with red hots or sprinkles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Stick Margarine
  • 2 t. Vanilla
  • 45 Large Marshmallows (16 …
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The Place of Transformation

Luke 9:28-36 Prayer doesn't need to be boring! Jesus and his disciples went up into mountain to pray and the usual was happening, the disciples fell asleep and Jesus prayed. This night was different however, as Jesus had other company join him. Moses and Elijah dropped by to discuss …

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Resizing Wallpaper for Netbook Screens


My netbook computer has an odd size for the screen resolution. The screen is at 1024 x 600 pixels. As a result, if you a looking for some cool wallpapers to use for the background, it is hard to find something that is the right size. In this article we …

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