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Saturday, March 27, 2010

NEWNESS of LIFE!

The celebration of Easter is not that far away...NEW BIRTH...NEW LIFE!!!! The RESURRECTION of our Lord and Savior...SPRING!!! NEW BEGINNINGS!!!

It is truly a BEAUTIFUL time of the YEAR!!! A RENEWAL OF HOPE!!!

As I ponder over the adversity that comes into our lives...I marvel that there is always a LIGHT intertwined in that challenge...For example...Facing Garvin's cancer has brought us the REALITY...that we are truly "mortal"...and that we really do NOT live forever here on earth...that one day...it will be "my turn" to RETURN HOME...back to the presence of our Father in Heaven...IT TRULY IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!! It is the WHEN...that most of us have NO CLUE......But, the fact is...IT WILL!

In the meantime...HOW and WHAT QUALITY of LIFE we have...certainly falls upon our OWN SHOULDERS...WHAT WE EAT...certainly reflects the QUALITY our BODIES will have during this "mortal probationary period"...

I am THRILLED at the RESULTS of our EFFORTS to turn to the "Word of Wisdom" in our daily walk through LIFE! You will chuckle...at an interview Garvin recently had with our Bishop and Stake President...when being interviewed for the renewal of his temple recommend...The question..."Do you live the 'Word of Wisdom"...came up...and Garvin blurts out..."I do NOW!!!" (smile)

We are both continuing to LOSE...I am feeling STRONGER every day...Garvin...is able to FUNCTION BETTER...since we changed his diet...He has lost over 32 pounds and I have lost 16...Though, starting MONDAY...Garvin will begin his CHEMO therapy...he will STAY on his NEW LIFESTYLE diet...He will never go back...to what he was doing PRIOR...to this "challenge" he is currently working through...YES...THERE IS A "LIGHT" in every trial...Living the "Word of Wisdom"...is that GUIDING LIGHT for our "physical well being". In turn...it DOES AFFECT our "SPIRITUAL" side of our nature! It is TRULY A BLESSING of WISDOM!!!!

2 comments:

  1. I've just discovered a yummy new food - Quinoa. It looks kind of like couscous but is actually a seed. It is gluten free, high in protein and iron and yum. Make sure and buy the pre-soaked (with the outer shell removed kind) as other wise it has really bad taste (most sold in the US has this outer shell removed already). OK here's my favorite recipe and it has lots of bell peppers in it- they are so yummy and so good for you.

    1 cup Quinoa
    2 cups water
    1 medium green pepper chopped
    1 medium red pepper chopped
    1 medium orange pepper chopped
    1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
    1 medium cucumber chopped
    1/4 cup red onion chopped
    2 roma tomatoes chopped
    1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
    1/2 cup olive oil
    3 T. fresh lime juice (don't use those plastic ones)
    1 tsp. lime rind
    1 garlic clove minced

    1. Prepare Quinoa according to directions and let cool fully (you don't want it to wilt the veggies)
    2. Chop all vegetables and toss with quinoa and beans
    3. Place lime juice, lime rind, salt, garlic, olive oil and cilantro in bow land whisk until blended. Pour over salad.
    4. Serve cold

    Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  2. I have NOT incorporated "Quinoa"...but, I have seen it and "wondered" about it...THANK YOU not only for the recipe...but, to get me to actually study on it...EVERY THING in this recipe I ABSOLUTELY LOVE!!! So, I can HARDLY WAIT TO ADD IT TO my RECIPE FILES...You can bet...I am going to try this!!! I find I CRAVE BEANS...and such...I will let you know...what I think...after I make this!!! (smile)

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