One of the most meaningful songs ever written about what it looks like to be a true friend in a relationship centered in God is the song “Friends” written by Christian singer and songwriter, Michael W. Smith. He wrote in the chorus of the song:
“And friends are friends forever if the Lord’s the Lord of them. And a friend will not say “never” ’cause the welcome will not end. Though it’s hard to let you go, in the Father’s hands we know, that a lifetime’s not too long to live as friends.”
Thanksgiving is not only an opportunity to embrace and share heritage established by generations past, but it’s also an excuse to cook and laugh and eat for days. Traditions that were passed down to me on yellowing recipe cards, newspaper clippings, and old cookbooks were protected forever when I gathered and recorded them in the Healthy Recipe Section of my book, Life Is Too Short To Be Anything But Happy and Healthy.
“In 1960, two men made a bet. There was only $50 on the line, but millions of people would feel the impact of this little wager. The first man, Bennett Cerf, was the founder of the publishing firm, Random House. The second man was named Theo Geisel, but you probably know him as Dr. Seuss. Cerf proposed the bet and challenged that Dr. Seuss would not be able to write an entertaining children’s book using only 50 different words. Dr. Seuss took the bet and won. The result was a little book called Green Eggs and Ham. Since publication, Green Eggs and Ham has sold more than 200 million copies, making it the most popular of Seuss’s works and one of the best-selling children’s books in history.
Like so many before me, I decided that for me the best way to move forward in this second season of life was to commit to a simpler life style! I began the process of cleaning and de-cluttering. Top to bottom, attic to basement, I can honestly tell you that I have gone through everything and what I kept I use every day!
With traditional clothing, spirited dances, and sumptuous symbolic foods, world festivals educate visitors on the history and local culture of their unique destination. Here are five international festivals worth traveling to for an unforgettable experience in celebrating their love for food, wine, new beginnings and everything in between. Although world travel may be restricted again next year, hopefully, trips across the beautiful United States will still be feasible. Personally, I think the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque sounds delightful!
More than once, I have been able to search my soul and discover a clearer understanding and meaning regarding a personal situation when I have chosen to pray, reflect, and write about it. Sometimes all that is needed is to get something off my chest and onto paper. Other times, writing has helped me prepare for a much-needed discussion. Writing has also given me a great deal of peace and comfort.
This time of year always triggers special memories, humorous anecdotes, creative craft ideas, and especially, favorite foods. As holiday memories go, mine probably hint at the same nostalgia and youthful excitement as most of yours, but the one I’m fondest of is the family gatherings at my grandparents house and, then years later, at my home. Those first memories of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter that started in a quaint little pink house on a spring lake in Miami Springs Florida went all the way up to a frigid Boston Massachusetts and back down to a peachy Atlanta Georgia.
“Drawing on the wealth of the Church’s living tradition, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, calls on all of us to turn to St. Joseph, entrust ourselves, our Church, and our world to our spiritual father’s loving care, and then watch for wonders when the Universal Patron of the Church opens the floodgates of Heaven to pour out graces into our lives today.”
On October 22, Veklury (remdesivir) became the first medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of COVID-19 in hospitalized patients. Here’s what you need to know …
The FDA gave emergency use authorization (EUA) for remdesivir back in May, a step that allowed physicians to utilize the drug before researchers had completed rigorous testing. According to the National Institutes of Health, EUAs are issued when there is a reasonable belief that a medical product is going to be effective in treating a life-threatening illness. One big study found that remdesivir can cut COVID-19 recovery time to a median of 10 days, compared with 15 days for subjects who took a placebo.
Trains are making a comeback and it’s easy to see why. Ease of travel, inexpensive rates and gorgeous scenery makes traveling the rails incredibly attractive. And while European train routes get all the attention, there are a few routes closer to home that you should definitely check out. Skip another road trip and check out these five unbelievable train routes through the U.S. instead.