Tuesday, December 25, 2007

yummy & healthy smoothie

1 Banana

1 Kiwi

frozen or fresh strawberries

frozen or fresh raspberries

Put all ingredients into blender and add water.
Blend until the consistency is creamy and foamy!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Sabbath Hours Not Ours but God's. God has given us the whole of six days in which to do our work, and has reserved only one to Himself. This should be a day of blessing to us, a day when we should lay aside all our secular matters and center our thoughts upon God and heaven.

The Sabbath (or Sabbat) is a weekly day of rest and/or worship that is observed in the Judeo-Christian faiths. The term derives from the Hebrew shavat, "(to) cease". The term was first used in the biblical account of the last day of creation. It was repeated, as a commandment, as the fourth of the Ten Commandments.

The Roman Catholic church made the change over three centuries after calvary.

Question: Why do we observe sunday instead of saturday?

Answer: We observe sunday because the Catholic church in the council of Laodicea, transferred the solemnity from saturday to sunday.

(Peter Geiermann Convert´s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine)

In the law given from Sinai, God recognized the week, and the facts upon which it is based. After giving the command, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy," and specifying what shall be done on the six days, and what shall not be done on the seventh, he states the reason for thus observing the week, by pointing back to his own example: "For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." [EX. 20:8-11.]

On the seventh day man is to refrain from labor, in commemoration of the Creator's rest.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Happiness cake

1 cup good thoughts

1 cup consideration for others

2 cups sacrifice

3 cups forgiveness

1 cup good deeds

2 cups well beaten faults

Mix thoroughly. Add tears of joy, sorrow and sympathy. Flavor with love and kindly service. Fold in 4 cups of prayer and faith. Blend well. Fold into daily life. Bake well with the warmth of human kindness and serve with a smile anytime. It will satisfy the hunger of starved souls.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Advise to prevent divorce

Prevention of a divorce is better than trying to heal the wounds of it. There are 7 good rules to prevent divorce, but before, not after marriage. Jesus taught his disciples to make serious consideration before marriage.
Today young people sometimes live together without being legally married, in fear of a divorce. But they are cheating themselves. Illegal marriages have the same problems, and separation of those equals divorce.
Courage to marry legally and after serious prayers is certainly preferable.

1. If you want a Christian marriage, do not marry a non Christian or a nonconverted formal "believer"
2. If your parents disagree with your choice, do not act against their will, before you have convinced them of the good character of your friend. Two families join together!
3. Never marry someone who drinks alcohol, even only "for fun". Alcohol is the reason for most of the divorces.
4. Watch the behaviour of the parents of your partner, how they treat each other. Later you will be treated like one of them.
5. Are you and your friend able to budget your money? Monetary disorder leads often to divorce.
6. Is your partner honest and sincere? If you cannot fully trust him or her, do not marry.
7. Watch your friend in his or her job, is it done reliably and cooperatively? Marriage is a second job.

Communication and negotiation

Analyses of others are actually expressions of our own needs and values.

Classifying and judging people promote violence.

Do not judge, and you will not be judged. For as you judge others, so you will yourself be judged. Matthew 7:1

We can never make people do anything.

Negotiation hard for your interests does not mean closed to the other side´s point of view. Quite the contrary. You can hardly expect other side to listen to your interests and discuss the options you suggest if you dont take their interests into account and show yourself to be open to their suggestions. Successful negotiation requires being both firm and open.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Carob drinks

Carob milk

3 ½ cup water, part or all boiling hot
1/3 cup pitted, chopped dates
1/8 tsp salt
½ cup cashew pieces or blanched almonds
½ vanilla extract
2 tbsp carob powder

Blenderize 1 cup of boiling water with all ingredients until smooth and creamy. Add remainder of the water, either cold or hot. Its good to drink as hot, but will taste even better when cold.

Banana Carob Shake

2-3 ripe bananas (frozen in chunks and slightly thawed before blending)
2 Tb carob powder
A little water or soy milk to blend.

Place all ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth and creamy, and serve.