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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Top 10 tips to learn a language

Matthew Youlden speaks 9 languages fluently and has developed several excellent tips to help us understand how to focus on a new language, and how not to give up too soon before reaching fluency.

Let me know what you think of this article written about Matthew Youlden.

Peace and knowledge.
To read the article click here---- Top 10 tips to learn a language

Monday, July 21, 2014

One Person One Tree -- As Wangari Maathai Would Say

I've been getting thoughtful again, rereading and re-reading again the literary works of the late
environmentalist and human rights activist Wangari Maathai.

Have you read any of her books? Some of her most well known titles are:

Unbowed: A Memoir
The Challenge for Africa
Replenishing the Earth

I continue to be humbled...literally to the ground when I spend any significant amount of time studying the writings of this legendary figure.

Her good will towards mankind seemed to know no bounds. Her willingness of sacrifice and
give up a life of leisure indicated her commitment to protecting the environment and helping bring empowerment to impoverished women across the world, starting in her own native country of Kenya.

One of Wangari's statements was her aim to have  one tree planted in Kenya for each person of the population....hence the mission statement arose from her writings: One Person One Tree.

I believe it is not an impossible mission, but rather something that is quite practical and do-able.

I live in Canada. I love my Country and all of it's incredible natural resources. We pride ourselves  here in Ontario, in the many green belts of prime agricultural land that lies across our province. We savor the ripe fruits and local vegetables that grace our tables.

However, the idea of planting just one tree to represent our existence in this land of plenty is a nouveau thought.

It will take some effort to accomplish this task. If you are a landowner then it will not be too difficult to accomplish this goal. Simply find out from your municipality where you are allowed to dig and plant trees, so as to avoid hitting any buried gas or other utilities underground. Then locate a tree nursery and buy and then plant one precious healthy seedling into healthy rich dark soil. Give the new seedling plenty of water especially for the first 30-60 days until it gets the chance to establish it's roots into it's new home of soil.

Then enjoy and watch the tree continue to grow and blossom and eventually become large enough to house a local bird family, the occasional squirrel and become shade for man and beast.

What do you think of Wangari's mission? Is One tree planted per person a possibility in your  country?
Is it something that you can see yourself doing?

Looking forward to reading your comments and discussion in the section below.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Demanding a Refill - Gospel for Asia

It never stops amazing me, the power of the love of Jesus to transform and heal brokenness.

If you are in the mood for an inspiring story, read this Gospel for Asia's story about a family broken by alcohol addiction and how one faithful missionary filled with the love of Christ, brought about a complete change in direction.

Demanding a Refill - Gospel for Asia

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Gluten Free Mine Field

Classified as "gluen intolerant" is what I have been told.
So I'm not an official "Celiac".....just ups and downs with symptomatic reactions to what I eat.

I'm grateful that this gives me a less intense pursuit of the gluten free lifestyle than those who
have been diagnosed with the real deal "Celiac".I've been told that real Celiacs can even get cancer from cheating on their gluten free diet....
Is that true? My heart goes out to you. It's hard enough finding gluten free food, let alone having medical pressure "forcing" one to find such gluten free items.

Anyway, so i Do try almost all the time to eat a gluten free "diet".......I don't really like that word
"Diet" as it sounds so controlling....and I'm not that kind of gal.

But I have found such a huge difference in my state of health when I eat exclusively gluten free items that it makes it worth the effort to hunt down, find, and pay for those gluten free items.

The ultimate score is when I can find something officially gluten free to eat that isn't priced high.
I have no idea why so many gluten free items are sooooo overrpriced. They aren't made from gold and so many gluten free products are made from rice...which is very low cost....so I just don't comprehend this issue.

Walmart has been the cheapest place I have found so far to buy gluten free groceries. Thank you Walmart!

Have you had any luck lately in providing yourself or a family member with a gluten free lifestyle?

Looking forward to your comments.