Retirement: Shriveled Up or Poured Out

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What Goes in Comes Out Whatever is in the pitcher is what is poured out. It’s that simple – and that significant. Growing older or retirement is not a reason to quit doing what I can do. The age of one’s body naturally slows us down as it is – but that’s no reason to spend our days piddling around doing nothing. Unless, of course, you need one of those days of doing nothing. (Sometimes … Read more

Rice Vegetable Medley

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When time is short, this rice-vegetable medley is an easy fix for dinner. I’ve discovered that children who won’t eat the likes of carrots or peas end up liking this dish, especially if they like rice. Carrots and peas add color to the white of rice. I suggest you use rice that only needs to cook for twenty minutes, or wait to add the vegetables until near the end of cooking for rice that needs … Read more

How Raising Kids Causes Division in Marriage


For starters, it’s a lot easier to see now than it was then – when we were raising our kids. There is hardly a mom in the world who doesn’t want to protect her child from struggle and trouble. Most moms want to make sure their kid feels loved and secure.  When we feel that way, we lose sight of the bigger picture. We forget that teaching a toddler “No” when he’s two will make … Read more

When God Restores From What He Did Not Do

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God Specializes in Impossibilities It is true that God specializes in doing the impossible. He can do anything He chooses. It’s also true that we are creatures of choice – and He does not coerce our allegience, cooperation, or obedience. This post is a follow-up of last week’s post: When God does the Impossible. To read it, click here. There are times we suffer because of choices others make. Children suffer from broken homes, spouses … Read more

Oven Baked Catfish


Any type of fish is a healthy deal for any of us. Baking fish in an oven makes it even more healthy. Here is a simple, easy recipe that can be used for any fish. All you need is real butter (or olive oil), sea salt and pepper, and Old Bay seasoning. You can add other seasonings if you’d like -cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, or garlic or onion powder, for example. Put your fish … Read more