"There is no such thing as pain without purpose in the life of a believer."
- Jerry Bridges, Growing Your Faith
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
After much research, I finally purchased an Excalibur Dehydrator. Previously, I had a round dehydrator someone had kindly given me, but I just wasn't satisfied with it. The heat didn't distribute evenly, so the trays needed to be rotated frequently. And, it really didn't hold that much. This model is well worth the money. The temperature is adjustable and it has a timer, so it can dehydrate away, even if you're not home.
The Excalibur Dehydrators come in five and nine-tray options; I selected the five tray model simply because I have limited storage space. But, the main selling feature for me was that the trays can be removed, and it can be used for raising bread or making yogurt.
Update, Spring 2011
I am still extremely pleased with this dehydrator! I use it for dehydrating fruits and vegetables and making yogurt. My neighbor is getting into vegetable gardening and was researching dehydrators; she asked me what I thought of my Excalibur, and I told her I would highly recommend it!
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I'm part of a Cancer Prayer Support Group that meets once a month. Lynn Eib, who leads the group, believes laughter is an important part of the cancer journey. Each time we meet she shares some jokes with us and we always have a good laugh. I laughed and laughed at this one, and still laugh every time I read it, so thought you might want to chuckle with me!
WHY DID THE CHICKEN CROSS THE ROAD?
The chicken crossed the road because it was time for a CHANGE! The chicken wanted CHANGE!
JOHN MC CAIN:
My friends, that chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialog with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
When I was First Lady, I personally helped that little chicken to cross the road. This experience makes me uniquely qualified to ensure -- right from Day One! -- that every chicken in this country gets the chance it deserves to cross the road. But then, this really isn't about me.......
The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems before adding 'NEW' problems.
Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross this road so bad. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a car so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
GEORGE W. BUSH:
We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not. The chicken is either against us, or for us. There is no middle ground here.
Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road...
ANDERSON COOPER (CNN REPORTER):
We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
NANCY GRACE (CNN LEGAL ANALYST):
That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.
To die in the rain. Alone.
In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough.
Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road.
It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace.
I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book. Internet Explorer is an integral part of the Chicken. This new platform is much more stable and will never
Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
I did not cross the road with THAT chicken. What is your definition of chicken?
I invented the chicken!
Did I miss one?
Where's my gun?
Why are all the chickens white? We need some black chickens.
Enjoy the health and wellness benefits of your laughter!!