Monday, August 24, 2009

When You're Feeling Alone

Sorry bloggers I've been ghost not realizing how long I had been gone, getting my grind on launching my full time services. Know whenever I'm not here there's always someone watching over're never alone!

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone.
He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

Once he survives the night, he is a MAN.

He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises.
Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm
The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man!

Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone.

Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, Sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, All we have to do is reach out to Him.

Moral of the story:
Just because you can't see God, Doesn't mean He is not there.
'For we walk by faith, not by sight.'

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Low-Cal Winner Dairy Queen Banana Split Blizzard (small)

DQ wins this round. Their small Banana Split Blizzard contains 460 calories, 14 grams of fat, and 9 grams of saturated fat. Compared to Cold Stone's treat, these two aren't even in the same ballpark. "At the Cocoa Banana Cabana" packs 660 calories, 29.5 grams of fat (46% of your daily value) and over 100% of your daily limit for saturated fat (20 grams). This treat will have you going bananas...but not in a good way. Remember, saturated fat should make up no more than 10% of your calories, so if you eat less than 2,000 calories daily, you'll want even less than the standard 20-25 grams. A few other DQ treats that are a little more diet-friendly include novelties such as the DQ Sandwich (200 calories), Starkiss (80 calories), a small chocolate cone (240 calories), and DQ's Fudge Bar (50 calories).

It's Sunday...Domino's Pepperoni Feast (Crunchy Thin Crust, 1 slice from 12-inch)-VS-
Domino's Deluxe Feast (Crunchy Thin Crust, 1 slice from 12-inch)
Who doesn't love pizza? Each person in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza per year! (Source: Packaged Facts, New York.) Our most popular topping is pepperoni, of course--an ingredient in both of these options from Domino's. Thin crust pizzas usually contain fewer calories and fat grams than hand-tossed or deep dish pizzas, as is the case here. Their Pepperoni Feast isn't called a "feast" for nothing, with all its extra layers of pepperoni and cheese. While the Deluxe Feast includes pepperoni as well, it's also topped with Italian sausage, green peppers, mushrooms and onions. So which is lower in calories and fat--extra pepperoni, or pepperoni with sausage?