Monthly Archives: July 2014

Trip to the Surgeon to Learn about Hip Replacement – Enlightening – Interesting – Scary to Me – What Isn’t Scary to Me – Steve Is Expecting to Get Back to Normal Soon – What Does He Call Normal – Back to the Golf Course –

I am encouraged after our trip to the doctor to talk about the ensuing hip replacement, which isn’t far off. The appointed day is Tuesday, August 19, 2014. Steve expects this operation to enable him to get back to normal. … Continue reading

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Steve, My Miracle Husband, Scheduled for Hip Replacement Surgery – But I Want God to Heal His Hip – But – If Not – I Praise God for Doctors – If You Are a Praying Person – Please Pray for My Hubby – He Needs a Flesh and Bone Hip – Says His Wife – And She Can Have What She Says – Mark 11:23-24 –

Steve and I like the song sung by the late Johnny Cash and his wife, June Carter, entitled Jackson. It says, “We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout.” The rest of the song tells how they’ve … Continue reading

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Contemplation – Meditation – A Place of Quiet Prayer –

This simple landscaped plot of ground not far from our home is my favorite place to relax after or before a walk. Sometimes I stop there to read or meditate and do not take a walk at all. I love … Continue reading

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Will eBooks Outsell Traditional Books – Will eBooks Eventually Make Paperbacks and Hardbacks Obsolete – I Appreciate My Kindle APP and Purchase Many eBooks – I Still Delight in Visiting Barnes & Noble or Any Bookstore – See What I Found Out –

I took some time to research the subject of eBooks and their influence on traditional book sales. Are eBooks a serious threat to the industry? What will the outcome be? These quotes came from Digital Book World, article by Jeremy … Continue reading

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Ten Months without Wheat in My Diet – Steve Treated me to Lunch at Jason’s Deli – The Server Presented a Gluten-free Menu the Moment I said the Word GLUTEN…

I’ve been Gluten-free for ten months. I had a sandwich today for the first time in that ten-month period. It was delicious! I ordered roast beef with red pepper hummus and Swiss cheese. I enjoyed a tall glass of Black … Continue reading

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GMO – Acronym for Genetically Modified – What about Wheat – Is it GMO – Celiac Disease Has Increased – Many Experience Improved Health with Wheat Gluten Removed from Their Diets – Research Surprised Me – I Did Not Expect to Read that There is NO GMO Wheat in our Food Supply – So It Has Been Reported –

My research may surprise you. It surprised me! I have read several sources that claim GMO wheat does not exist in our food supply. I’m not arguing in this post that it does. But I pose the question: Why are … Continue reading

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Standing at the Threshold – Resisting the Force Pulling Me Back –

Standing at the threshold – Knowing I’ll never return – Hesitating – Wishing To know if I really want To go – Standing at the threshold – Thinking I should Turn around and run The other way – but I … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Muse – Some Writers Talk about their Muse – Not All Writers Have a Muse – Research Revealed Scarcity of Factual Information on The Muse Issue – This is a Disclosure of What I Found –

According to Wikipedia.com, Muses originated in Greek Mythology. Nine daughters of god and goddess Zeus and Mnemosyne named Calliope, Clio, Euterpe, Erato, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania, were said to be the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, … Continue reading

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Why Do I Love You – LORD – Why –

Contemplating – I see why I love You – While Your Power and Glory enchant me – Your Wisdom teaches me – Your Patience carries me – But goodness – Yes – Your Goodness captures me – You love me … Continue reading

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Creative Urge in the Kitchen Produces Potato Chip-Peach-Walnut Meatloaf – Dealing with Gluten Allergy – Finding Alternative Ingredients – What’s Your Guess – Failure or Success –

Success. It tasted like meatloaf. Very moist and delicious. The walnuts remained visible during baking. They tasted nutty and had a soft texture from resting on the top of the meatloaf while baking. The peach added moisture and did not … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Sky Reappears – Not a Trace of Blue – We Still Need Rain for our Desert – Will We Get Rain or Dust – Or Neither – Steve and I Are Hoping for Rain –

Monsoon skies have returned! Yesterday the sky was clear and blue. The sun was shining brightly. Today the clouds are clustered close together allowing not even a hint of blue to show through. Everywhere else I have lived, clouds in … Continue reading

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Are You Feeling Alone in the World – Small – Powerless –

We are never alone, even when we feel that way. God is with us. He always knows where we are and how we feel. Jesus is our Savior. Saving us is what He did at Calvary, and loving us is … Continue reading

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Why Do Readers Choose to Read Several Books by the Same Author – I Researched this Issue – What Did I Find – We Do This because We Like the Author – BUT We Don’t Know the Author – Do We – What Do We Discover about an Author by Reading the Author’s Writing – The Author’s VOICE –

I personally have read many novels. When I want another novel to read, I’ll often look specifically for books written by authors I already know I like. If I cannot find a book written by one of those familiar authors, … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Skies Make Me Stare in Wonder – Many Months – Uninterrupted – Clear Blue Skies Contrasting with These – Ever-changing – Fluffy Monsoon Clouds – From Dark and Threatening to Bright and White – Entertain me –

For all the months that nonstop blue skies have covered us like a smooth, commercially-constructed, azure blanket, these monsoon skies hold my interest like a heavenly movie with constantly changing scenes. If I walk out the door right now to … Continue reading

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The Goodness of God – How Great Is Thy Goodness to Them that Trust In You – You Will Hide them in the Secret of Your Presence from the Pride of Man –

Psalm 31: 19-20 – The Bible (KJV) – Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide … Continue reading

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Steve Wanted Sausage – I Wanted Soup – Hurrah for Sausage Soup – Made from Italian Sausages – Lots of Veggies – Cream Tops it Off at the End –

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup: Ingredients: Chopped Onion Chopped Celery Chopped Carrot Chopped Mushrooms Chopped Potato Chopped Cabbage Chopped Red Bell Pepper Chicken Stock or Broth Spices – Optional – a little of each – dried basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, … Continue reading

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Only YOU – LORD – Only YOU Are Faithful and True – Only You Are Almighty and Able – You Excite Me – LORD –

There is no one faithful like You – Lord – No one but You keeps every promise given – No one but You can make a promise and keep it – Only You – Jesus – LORD of Lords – … Continue reading

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How Did We Miss the Damage Caused by the Monsoon Rainstorm Wind – I Opened the Blinds to Enjoy My Backyard View and Found it Distorted – High Winds Had Toppled A Very Large Limb of our Emerald Palo Verde Tree –

The beautiful Oleander display I watched from my kitchen window is replaced with this sad predicament. I hope we can get it taken care of soon. More monsoon weather may be coming. In the middle and slightly to the right … Continue reading

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Ravioli – Gluten-free – YES – After Seeing My Expensive Gluten-free Flour Land on the Floor – After Washing Flour from Between my Toes – We Finally Had Ravioli with Hamburger/ Parmesan Filler – Delicious – But No Confirmed Gluten-free Recipe Yet – Here Is What Happened –

I wanted ravioli. My gluten-free noodle recipe may also be used to make ravioli. But before starting, I needed to reduce the recipe to half. I wanted to make only enough ravioli for two. I began the process of creating … Continue reading

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Path – A Track Specially Constructed for a Particular Use – The Path in This Photo – loosely speaking – Is That Kind of Path – Such Paths Are Frequently Seen n AZ Landscaping – When I Think of Path – I Think of a Chosen Way of Life – I Think of Robert Frost’s Poem – The Road Not Taken –

Definition found at  Miriam Webster .com. Path: 1 :  a trodden way 2 :  a track specially constructed for a particular use 3 a :  course, route b :  a way of life, conduct, or thought … I appreciate this … Continue reading

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