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What My Chiropractor Taught Me about Prayer

prayerI've had neck pain for most of my life.  Recently, I realized I could do something about it, so I began a chiropractic program.  As the chiropractor felt my neck, one of the first things Dr. Mitchell asked me was, "Do you adjust your own neck a lot?"

I informed her that I in fact, don't adjust it, but I do crack it about 15 times a day.  Adjusting was what she was there for.  I was just helping her out with some additional movement, I told myself, even as I knew cracking probably wasn't good.  Kindly ...

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Spiritual Refreshment!

We're finally enjoying some rainy days here in Southern California -- about the same time we begin coming to terms with the ordered 25% cut in urban water use. 

Big droughts leave their stamp on California - the 1976-77 drought helped launch the move to low-flow plumbing fixtures and now, many of us are contemplating re-landscaping to more drought-tolerant yards.

In the meantime, though, thanks to the weekend rain, I am relishing the look of refreshment on my rose bushes, Gerber daisies and green grass.

As I watched this video sharing about Joni and Friends® Family Retreats, I saw something similar ...

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Jim Garlow Hosts "Future Conference"

The Garlow Persepctive - Future Conference

Each day on "The Garlow Perspective," Jim Garlow addresses cultural issues head on with biblical clarity in partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal ministry of Christian attorneys who advocate for the rights of people to fully live out their faith.  Jim is committed to engaging the culture yet transcending its values.  He says, "The key issue is knowing God through Jesus Christ.  And the hope for a nation is conformity to God's ways."

The "hot button issues" that Jim tackles on the program will be discussed in-depth at a dynamic conference at Skyline Church (LaMesa, CA) June 14-17 ...

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Peggy's Chicken Enchilada ("Casserole")

  • Monday, May 11, 2015

Peggy's Chicken Enchilada ("Casserole") Dish

Nobody cooks like Jani but here’s one for people who don’t have those culinary skills!  Simple but apparently quite tasty—at least based on the disappearance of two dishes on our Fiesta Friday celebration last week!

4 cooked cubed chicken breasts (I actually used six only because the package came that way)

12 Flour tortillas (fine, Jani, use corn)

1 - 10 oz enchilada sauce

2 - 10.5 oz Cream/Chicken Soup (if you like mushrooms, ych, you could do one that way)

2 - 4 oz can sliced olives

2 - Sm ...

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mother1-Sadly, her cupboard was bare.

2-Someone who's rather over-protective.

3-She sang about taking a walk on a winter's day.

4-System of companies renown for delivering phone service.

5-Main printed circuit unit found in computers.

6-Joan Crawford.

7-It is not nice to fool her.

8-Religious woman who served extraordinarily in Calcutta.

9-Think ... ABBA.

10-Fond name for our planet.


We love you moms!  And we'd love to see your guesses of these famous "mothers".  Check with Peggy for answers!

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Celebrating Nurses on National Nurses Day

Today is a special day set aside to honor those men and women who work long and exhausting hours for the sake of our health.  It's National Nurses Daythe kickoff of National Nurses Week (May 6-12, every year).

During National Nurses Week, Mercy Ships® has the profound privilege of commending thousands of nurses who have volunteered aboard its hospital ships since 1978.  What a legacy!

Check out these astounding Mercy Ships® stats
possible because of the nurses who serve:

                amount of free surgeries provided to patients

183,000:             people who learned basic healthcare from Mercy Ships® ...

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