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Best Ever Banana Bread

  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • Jani Williamson
  • AAA Cafe

From our kitchen to yours!  It's another great recipe from Ambassador's Jani Williamson.  She says, "Here's another great recipe for over-ripened bananas.  It takes a long time to bake but the hardest part is waiting till its cool enough to eat!   ENJOY!"




1¾ cups flour

1 ¼ cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

½ cup canola oil

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)

2 eggs

¼ cup plus 1 Tablespoon Buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup chopped nuts



In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients together.

In another bowl, combine ...

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March Mad Hatter1-Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

2-AMC's blockbuster period drama on the ad world

3-Ms. Ciccone

4-Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen in Africa

5-Popular party game

6-Cash to burn

7-Alice's companion played by Johnny Depp

8-Helen Hunt & Paul Reiser

9-Portrayed by such as Peter Sellers, Christopher Lloyd and Bela Lugosi

10-Then years before Lethal Weapon, made Mel Gibson a star in US

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Mercy Ships® and Happy Endings

mercy shipsLately the song that's been playing incessantly in my brain is the tune that didn't win an Oscar--Happy.  (There's a reason it's stuck in my head--but that's another story!)

It certainly isn't a "Christian" song ... but, then again, it seems to me that if anybody ought to be happy [joy-filled, positive, upbeat, glad-hearted], it'd be those of us who have every reason for it because of "the hope within us."

Happy is what I feel at the end of many of the reports from The Africa Mercy.  The stories of lives transformed ...

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Join us at the 2014 Wilberforce Weekend Conference

Wilberforce WeekendOur friends at the Colson Center invite you and your listeners to come to this year's Wilberforce Weekend in Chantilly VA (just outside of Washington DC) on May 2-4.  Created by Chuck Colson in 2007, the annual Wilberforce Weekend gathers together hundreds of influential individuals who share a desire to grow and network with like-minded Christians.

This energetic event, designed to educate and equip, has inspired thousands of "thinking and doing" Christians to create real, restorative change in their communities through the power of biblical worldview.

We hope you will consider joining us at this unique event!  In fact ...

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Proof of Life

Mattes and TadasWhile I don't travel extensively, there was a recent article in the LA Times travel section which caught my attention -- it was about how to keep your possessions safe at a hotel.

Yes, the travel expert noted, there are the hotel safes for storing laptops, cameras, etc., but many hotels say they aren't responsible for items left in rooms.  There's the front desk safe but those aren't always practical (or indeed, "safe").

While the best way, the author notes, to keep your possessions safe is to not take anything of value with you to hotels, he ...

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"Haven Today" Celebrates 80 Years

Haven Today

I still remember the day Jon and I met Charles and Janet Morris as Charles had been invited to consider joining HAVEN--it's hard to believe that's been well over a decade ago!   

I have heard my parents recount the story of Haven's remarkable founding many times--a once well-known radio personality whose life ended up in shambles, coming to Christ in a hotel room with a Gideon's Bible.  A homeless alcoholic, Paul Myers was transformed spiritually--and just a month after his salvation, "The Haven of Rest" with its "First Mate Bob" was launched. 

Charles MorrisIt was my own ...

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