Friday, April 30, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Power of Perspective | Extraordinary Women

The Power of Perspective Extraordinary Women

Check out this week's devotional at EW! It's a powerful one...

Barbecued Chicken Pizza

Preheat oven to 425; place one 12 oz pre-baked pizza crust on a baking sheet; spread with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce.   Set aside.

Toss: together 2 cups shredded Publix (or any) Deli Rotisserie Chicken and another 1/2 cup barbecue sauce until combined.  Spread mixture evenly over the crust.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup thin red onion slices and/or 1/2 cup chopped or thinly sliced sweet pepper, if desired.  Top with 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Mozzarella cheese.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10-12 min. or until crust is lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Cut in wedges. Makes 6 servings

Serve with a salad.

Apr. 26-An apple a day

The only way to have a friend is to be one........
The wise cat does not nap with its back to the door.
      The wise cat knows this is a good way to wind up
              stepped on or kicked out...

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Something to think about:

Just because you walk into the forest doesn't make you a tree, like
Just because you walk into a church every week doesn't make you "saved."

Apr. 25-An apple a day

To handle yourself, use your head;
To handle others, use your heart.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Recipe: Pickled Cucumbers

4 large cucumbers
2 tbsp. salt
1 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. white pepper
2 tbsp. minced parsley (optional)
2 tbsp. snipped fresh dill (optional)

Wash cucumbers; wipe dry. Pare. Cut into thin slices; place in medium bowl.  Sprinkle with salt; toss lightly. Cover with a plate; weigh down with a heavy can.  Let stand at room temp. for 2 hours.  Drain cucumber slices well; pat dry with paper towel and return to bowl; mix well.  Combine vinegar, sugar, and pepper in small bowl; mix well. Pour over drained cucumbers in bowl; cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight until well chilled.

To serve: Drain cucumber slices, place in serving dish or container for your picnic, sprinkle with dill and parsley, if desired.  Yield: 6 cups

Apr. 24-An apple a day

Prayer is not a substitute for work.  It is a desperate effort to work further and to be effective beyond the range of one's power.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Poem: Summertime and Life is Good! - Associated Content -

A Poem: Summertime and Life is Good! - Associated Content -

Hope you will read this and remember your best Summer times!
I'm really into the Twilight Saga!  These books are great.  Just finished the second book New Moon and watched the movie last night.  It was so good.  Can't wait to start Eclipse.

Apr. 18-An apple a day

Do you spend more than you make on things you don't need to impress people you don't like?

No not me....................

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Apr. 17-An apple a day

Money may not go as far as it used to, but we have just as much trouble getting it back.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Apr. 16-An apple a day

Happy Birthday Vanna! I LOVE U.....

If your outgo exceeds your income, then your upkeep will be your downfall.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Apr. 14-An apple a day

Life is hard, by the yard;
But by the inch, life's a cinch!

um.....never thought of it this way!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Disneynature's Movie "Oceans" in Theaters Apr. 22, 2010

This is a film that will provide educators a great teaching tool.  View the cool movie trailer at the link provided in this article.  It has awsome imagery.

Apr. 13-An apple a day

Not even the perpetually hungry live by bread alone.

Monday, April 12, 2010

4/18-Free reusable bag at Target!

Stop by Target this coming Sunday, 4/18, for a free reusable bag. Target will be giving away 1.5 million bags. There is a limit of one per guest, and no purchase is necessary.

If you miss out (or have other Sunday plans…) then just send 5 plastic bags to the address below and you’ll get a $1 coupon towards a bag at Target! (There will be more details in next Sunday’s ad.)

121 New York
Avenue Trenton, NJ

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Remember: Every time you use a reuseable bag at Target get 5¢ off your total.

A Slideshow: Biltmore House, Asheville NC

pictures from my trip to Biltmore House

Apr. 12-An apple a day

So long as enthusiasm lasts, so  long is youth still with us.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Apr. 11-An apple a day

Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything you have right now----and then got it back again.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Recipe: Three-Herb Deviled Eggs

Three- Herb Deviled Eggs                      

 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried dillweed

12 Hard-boiled eggs                               

2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

1/4 cup mayonnaise                               

Salt to taste

1/4 cup dairy sour cream

2-3 teaspoons Dijon mustard 
2 tablespoons snipped parsley

Garnish: freshly ground black pepper

paprika  or fresh dill (optional)

One-slice through each hard cooked egg about 1/3 of the way from the top; scoop out yolk.
Cut a think slice off the rounded bottom so it sits flat.  If desired chill the top and bottom of
each egg for another use.

Two- Place yokes in a bowl; mash with a fork.  Add mayo, sour cream and mustard; mix well.
Stir in parsley, dill and chives.  Season to taste with salt and black pepper.  Stuff egg yolk mixture into egg whites.  If desired, sprinkle tops with paprika or cayenne pepper and garnish with additional fresh

120 cal. per egg, 10g fat, 216 mg cholesterol, 145 mg sodium, 1 g carb

Apr. 10-An apple a day

You can't get anywhere today if you are still mired down in yesterday.....

Very true, look forward not back.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Do you remember Helen Cornelius from the 1970's?

This is Helen Cornelius and I after her show at the Chapman Cultural Center a couple of weeks ago!  She used to sing (and still does at times) with Jim Ed Brown.  They were popular in the early 70's and had hits such as  Lying in Love, I don't want to have to marry you, Leaving it up to you and more... She can still sing and she put on a great show.  All of the old songs she sang brought back many memories... It was an enjoyable evening.

Apr. 8-An apple a day

The bird with a broken pinion never soared so high again, but its song is sweeter!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A devotion: He Who Dwells Within

A devotional from EWomen

April 5, 2010

By: Julie Clinton, M.A. "And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Sprit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you." John 14:16-17 NKJV

Ever wonder what it means to truly have the Holy Spirit living within you? It’s a strange thought. But, comforting none the less.

As the passage in John tells us, we know the Holy Spirit, we recognize and have a relationship with Him, because He “dwells with [us] and will be in [us].” These words present a mental picture to me of the Holy Spirit not only living within us, guiding and directing us, but also walking beside us, holding our hand along the way, the manifestation of God’s “very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

Whether you are on a crowded city street or on a deserted island with no one else present, you are never alone. Many times, the loneliness you experience is the result of simply not acknowledging who is already there. Acknowledge Him and He will be there. Even now. You always have an audience of One!


Father, thank You for always being there for me. Help me to know that I am not alone. Holy Spirit, walk with me and dwell in me as I seek to become one with You. As I abide in You, may my feelings of loneliness be overcome by the beauty of solitude. Amen.

Bible Readings for the Week Ahead:

Monday: 1 Samuel 12:22

Tuesday: Psalms 27:10

Wednesday: Psalms 46:1

Thursday: Psalms 147:3

Friday: Isaiah 54:10

Saturday: Matthew 28:20

Sunday: John 14:1

Statement of Faith
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April 7-An apple a day

Where love is, there God is.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Money is a mirror that, strange as it sounds, reflects our personal strengths and weaknesses with amazing clarity.

— Dave Ramsey

April 5-An apple a day

He didn't know it couldn't be done but went ahead and did it.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

April 4-An apple a day

Adolescence is the age at which children stop asking questions because they know all the answers.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Mike Gallager's Patriotic Pug Rory

Isn't Rory cute asleep on his Tommy Hilfiger blanket.....

Did you Know?

April is National Autism Month..........

Low Fat Dessert- Banana Mousse (serves 4)

Enjoy this no guilt dessert!

Bananna Mousse

2 Tbsp lowfat milk
4 tsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 medium banana, cut in quarters
1 cup plain lowfat yogurt
8 slices (1/4 inch each) banana

1. Place milk, sugar, vanilla, and banana in blender.  Process for 15 seconds at high speed until smooth.

2. Pour mixture into small bowl and fold in yogurt.  Chill.

3. Spoon into four dessert dishes and garnish each with 2 banana slices just before serving.

Optional additional toppings:  almonds, strawberries, blueberries, lite whipped topping

Live music tonight in Spartanburg!

Jazz on the Square- 5:30-7:30  tonight!

Rock on the Dock- 7:00 -11:00pm  Vang Dangs and Shane Pruitt Band! (parking lot at RJ Rockers and Tap Room

2010 Summer Camps for Kids in Spartanburg Co., SC

Keep your kids busy and content this summer having fun and learning too at one of these summer camps!

April 2-An apple a day

What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Beware today is April Fool's Day!   It is also Census day, which means if you haven't mailed in your census form, look for a census worker to visit you at home soon.  A census worker will have to come out and request the information.  Beware of scams!  A legitimate census worker should have a badge for ID, will never ask for your social security number or your signature. 

It's Spring and it is beautiful!  High 80's expected today, the bird's are singing,  I'm not working, what more could I ask for?   Absolutely nothing, I am blessed.

Today is also the premier day for the Apple IPad.  It may give the E-reader a run for it's money.
Hope you have a great day!

April 1-An apple a day

We can do anything if we stick to it long enough.  Persistance pays off.