Sunday, February 27, 2011

On Loneliness and Building Walls - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Quick Household Tip

To clean faux-wood and vinyl mini blinds, use a fabric-softener sheet, gliding it along the top and bottom of each slat. For metal mini blinds, try a cloth dampened with water and dishwashing liquid.

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - 1 John 3:18

Dear children, let's not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our

Strawberry Pie in a Minute!


8 or 9 inch baked pie crust
1 cup boiling water
1 package (3oz) strawberry gelatin
                              1 package (16oz) frozen sliced strawberries

Prepare pie shell.  Pour boiling water over
gelatin; stir to dissolve.  Add frozen strawberries;
stir to break berries apart.  When mixture is
partially set, pour into baked pie shell. Top
with a dollop of whipped cream when served,
if desired.
Substitutes: Raspberry or mixed fruit gelatin
can be used.  Then use 10oz package of
frozen raspberries or frozen mixed fruit.

Yield= 6 to 8 servings

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System | Day of Dance

This Sat. Feb. 26 @ Westgate Mall
Get the details here for:
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Day of Dance

The case of the missing Lipstick!

No, I have not
Seen your lipstick
Why would you
Even ask me that

I'm insulted!

Every time
Something goes missing around here
Everybody looks 

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Romans 13:9-10 (The Message)

 8-10Don't run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don't sleep with another person's spouse, don't take someone's life, don't take what isn't yours, don't always be wanting what you don't have, and any other "don't" you can think of—finally adds up to this: Love other people as well as you do yourself. You can't go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

3rd Annual Art & Antique Show

Click here Chapman Cultural Center: Events to see the details
for this special event at CCC this weekend.

The link will provide ticket info and a schedule for
various speakers who will be giving lectures in the David Reid Theatre
each day. Lunch can be purchased and eaten on the CCC grounds
at the tent.

If you are looking for quality antique art, porcelains, linen, garden items, furniture,
and many other items, you don't want to miss this show!

Free Event @ Inman Library Thurs. Feb 24 @ 6pm

Inman Library is offering adults an evening of fun on Thursday night at 6pm.
It is Wi Bowling with snacks provided. Adults only please!

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VERSE OF THE DAY (NLT) - Proverbs 14:22

If you plan to do evil, you will be lost; if you plan to do good, you will receive
unfailing love and faithfulness.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Calm an angry pimple:
Freeze a cotton swab soaked with Visine, then place on the blemish until the solution defrosts. The coldness reduces swelling while the formula zaps the redness.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Find Your Purpose

If you want to find your true purpose in life, know this for certain: Your purpose will only be found in service to others, and in being connected to something far greater than your body/mind/ego.
Dr. Wayne Dyer

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Writers Reading Event Feb. 21 @ Hub City Bookshop (FREE)

New monthly series sponsored by Hub City Bookshop

Third Monday of the Month @ 6pm

Monday Feb 21:  Author Lisa Johnson will read from Toni Morrison's book "Sula"
5 Minute Hair Tips~

Camouflage gray roots: Hide regrowth with powder eye shadow that matches your natural hair color. Set with hairspray.

Plump fine hair in a hurry: To transform limp strands into luscious locks, turn to the stylists’ secret weapon: dry shampoo. Lightly spray at roots of unwashed hair, massaging gently through the scalp, then brush out the excess. Use it to add texture to clean locks, too.

Set your style: Have you ever wondered what the cool button on your hair dryer is for? Immediately after styling, press the button and go over your coif a final time—the cold air sets hair in place.

Why Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC is the Best Local Independent Bookshop Around - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Pro tip: When you finish grooming your cat, firmly rub a piece of velvet or a soft chamois cloth firmly in the direction of your cat's hair, to bring out the shine in her coat.
credit: Tracie Hotchner: author of The Cat Bible.
Children's Book Review: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse is a Great Teaching Tool for Parents and Teachers - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

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Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
-- Betty Smith

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Did you know? Feb. is International Friendship Month

Celine Dion sums up Friendship very nicely below:
I want to share this with all of my friends because this is
how I feel about you....I love you!

Because You Loved Me

By Celine Dion

For all those times you stood by me

For all the truth that you made me see

For all the joy you brought to my life

For all the wrong that you made right

For every dream you made come true

For all the love I found in you

I'll be forever thankful baby

You're the one who held me up

Never let me fall

You're the one who saw me through through it all

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

You gave me wings and made me fly

You touched my hand I could touch the sky

I lost my faith, you gave it back to me

You said no star was out of reach

You stood by me and I stood tall

I had your love I had it all

I'm grateful for each day you gave me

Maybe I don't know that much

But I know this much is true

I was blessed because I was loved by you

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

You were always there for me

The tender wind that carried me

A light in the dark shining your love into my life

You've been my inspiration

Through the lies you were the truth

My world is a better place because of you

You were my strength when I was weak

You were my voice when I couldn't speak

You were my eyes when I couldn't see

You saw the best there was in me

Lifted me up when I couldn't reach

You gave me faith 'coz you believed

I'm everything I am

Because you loved me

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Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
-- Blaise Pascal

Monday, February 14, 2011

Father's Love Letter: An Intimate Love Letter From God To Us

My Child,
You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented
by those who don't know me.
John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32
Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

Father's Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications

© 1999-2010

Happy Valentine's Day: Wear Red for Heart Health Month!

"Where there is love there is life."

Mohandas Gandhi

Friday, February 11, 2011

Justin Bieber's "Never Say Never" documentary film starts today!  Let's go see it!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Why Brain Tissue Donation is so Important and How You Can Be a Vital Part in Research - Associated Content from Yahoo! -

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~Little Jelly Beans~

Little jelly beans
Tell a story true
A tale of Father's love
Just for me and you.

GREEN is for the waving palms
BLUE is for the sky above
BROWN for the soft earth where
People sat hearing of HIS love.

A SPECKLED bean for fish and sand
RED for precious wine
And BLACK is for the sin He washed
From your soul and mine.

PURPLE'S for the sadness of
HIS family and friends,
And WHITE is for the glory of the
Day HE rose again.

Now you've heard the story
You know what each color means
The story of our Father's love
Told by some jelly beans.

So every morning take a bean
They're really very yummy
Something for the soul, you see.
And something for the tummy.


Monday, February 7, 2011

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Write your earthly father a letter expressing your
love for him.  Don't wait until it is too late.
Tell him now...
                                 The Pineapple Legend

Walking around Charleston, SC, you will see carved
pineapples at the entrances to some homes.  Since
the colonial days the Pineapple has been a symbol of

Legend has it that Sea Captains sailing the Carribean
came home with exotic fruits.  A captain would spear
a pineapple on his fence post to let friends know
he was home safely and to please visit.  He would
then serve food & drink and regale visitors with
tales of the high seas.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

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The way each tiny flower reaches up to heaven
with trust,
we, too, should lift our hearts to God
and know He cares for us.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

A Sweet Way to Say "Thanks for Coming"

If you're planning a breakfast or brunch for just "the girls" use this tip!

Look for vintage aprons when you're shopping at a flea market, goodwill, or yard sales.  You
can get them for a song.  Collect a few to hang around the back of each chair surrounding the
brunch table at your next brunch.  A cute idea, yes?  I think so!

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Occasionally we need to take time from our busy life to "sharpen our saw" so to
speak. Everyone needs time to renew and reawaken our lives.  Sharpening is
needed in all areas of our life; physical, mental, social/emotional, and most
important Spiritual!

No one else can motivate us or make us do this.  We must do it for ourselves.

Some ideas to get you started!

Physical: exercise regularly, take a stress-management class, have your nails
and hair done, plant a flower or vegetable garden, or read a book on nutrition.

Mental: Think of possible changes in your life, spend time alone, read a good book,
learn to play an instrument, start a journal, reach back to joyful times as a child
and think about them.

Social/Emotional: Have a good cry, eat lunch with a friend, go to the mall
and people-watch, spend a day doing anything you want, visit a friend, or volunteer.

Spiritual: Read the psalms, meditate on Scripture, give of yourself, examine your
motives, listen to good Christian music or visit someone at the hospital of
nursing home.

Wake up!  I't time to do a self check-up.  You deserve it.
Mark 16:1-8

Oreo Ice Cream Bars by Pat Neely

What you need

20 Oreo cookies, chopped (about 2 cups)
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 cups butter pecan ice cream, softened
1/2 caramel ice cream topping
1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping
1/3 cup Planters cocktail peanuts, chopped

Make it

Combine: cookie pieces and butter until well blended.
Press onto bottom of 9-inch square pan.

Spread: ice cream carefully over crust, drizzle
with ice cream topping.  Cover with Cool Whip
and nuts.

Freeze: 3 hours or until firm

Friday, February 4, 2011

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Father God, negative inner voices try to
convince me that I am a nobody, but the Holy
Spirit continually challenges me to believe that
I am of value to God and will be with Jesus in
Paradise.  Can I believe God when He tells me
that I was so important to Him that He gave
His only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the
cross for my sins?  Yes, I can!  I am
special to God (if to no one else.)  Let me
believe it and live it. Amen

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Get Krispy Kreme Heart Doughnuts!

Wanted to share this in case you want to get them for your sweetheart
on Valentine's Day!

I wouldn't mind getting some of these.....

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Keep Life Simple Therapy

Know your limits.  There is nothing more freeing--
or more motivating--than knowing what you can
and cannot do well.