God Already Knows

 by

Joseph

Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.

 

Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.

 

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Finding New Recipes For Your Cream Cheese Filling

Finding New Recipes For Your Cream Cheese FillingFinding New Recipes For Your Cream Cheese Filling by by Richard C. Thomas

When it comes to special family events, there is nothing that can beat the food spread that is usually put out. In most families it is the memories of such food and eating together that remain in the hearts of people forever.

There are always a wide variety of things to eat such as meats, cheese fondue, pies, and other goodies that are always just too good to pass up. If you are in charge of making something for the buffet and that something happens to be a pie of some sort, you should go ahead and make it with cream cheese filling.

The cream cheese filling that you use though should be one that you know will go over well. In order to make sure of this, you want to avoid using a new recipe on the day of the big event. This is just to make sure that the recipe is not bad and something that you are going to regret using. If you have enough advance notice then you should look into making the pie with cream cheese filling ahead of time. This way, if there are any problems you will have plenty of time to make the proper adjustments.

Finding New Recipes to Use

When it comes to finding new recipes to use for your cream cheese filling, you want to make sure you find as many different options as you can. This way you will be able to pick the best of the best and serve your loved ones a pie with a cream cheese filling that they will never forget. Start by seeing what your older relatives have in the way of recipes, as these are often the hidden treasures of the recipe world. If you are not able to find anything that way then you can always try another way.

There are also a lot of recipes to be found online if you simply start looking hard enough. Recipes from all over the world from people from all walks of life get posted on the Internet through chat forums, blogs, and other places. Do not be afraid to try a new cream cheese filling recipe even if at first it strikes you as a little odd. You never know what you will like and you may just end up finding a new favorite. Keep your eyes and your mind open and you will be surprised at what you will come across.

If you love this article, you will also love another article written by this article's author on top freezer refrigerator and Jenn Air refrigerators.

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How To Apply Blush On Round Face

How To Apply Blush On Round FaceHow To Apply Blush On Round Face by by Saara John

Blush is an integral part of your makeup routine and a round face is the perfect shape to experiment on. The perfect blush gives your cheeks a chiselled look and makes your face appear slimmer. A perfect well finished coloured blush gives your face the photogenic look that you were aspiring for. Blush application differs in face shapes. When it comes to applying blush on a round face, you need to keep a few things in mind and follow a step to step process on how to apply blush on a round face.

Few Basics before application of blush on round face

    • Choose the right colour of the blush that will best suit your skin complexion. If you have a pale complexion, choose the light pink shades; else choose rosy or red shades for fairer complexion. For a dusky or tanned complexion, choose peach shades to give your face a chiselled look.

 

    • Never use shimmer or glitter combined with blush for your cheeks.

 

    • If you are applying a powder blush, do not apply it directly on the foundation. Apply a moisturizer before you use blush, or else it will lead to patchiness on the face. After application of moisturizer, it is safe to evenly apply the blush on your face.

 

    • If you are using a cream blush, apply it with a powdered compact base. This will reduce blotchiness.

 

    • Avoid using finger tips, sponges, cotton, or swabs for the application of blush. Always use a good quality brush that has super fine bristles which eases the application of blush.

 

    • Choose a lighter colour than your complexion to ensure that blush stands out giving you a beautiful look.



Following are the makeup tips for a round face that will guide you on the perfect technique of applying blush on round face

    • Firstly use the blush around the smallest area between the hairline and eyebrows. This gives you a slimmer look on the forehead thereby giving a contoured finish.

 

    • Suck you cheeks in and apply two to three strokes of blush along the sides of the cheek. Cover the entire area from the mouth point till the below of the ear.

 

    • Blush is not mandatorily used only on the cheeks, but can be used around the nose as well. Blush gives a sharpened look around your nose. Using a brush, apply the blush along both the sides of the nose. Avoid using blush over the nose bone.

 

    • A round face looks perfect due to its chin. Leaving the chin uncovered leaves an unfinished look. Give one gentle swipe of the blush at the two sides of the chain. Take care not to over apply blush on the chin, as it gives the makeup a messy appearance.



It is extremely fortunate to have a round face, as application of blush is an easier process compared to other face shapes. Follow these simple techniques of applying blush on round face. Apply the perfect blush and make your face stand out in the crowd. Get those eyes rolling now!

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The Benefits Of Metal Roofing Over Other Roofing Options

The Benefits Of Metal Roofing Over Other Roofing OptionsThe Benefits Of Metal Roofing Over Other Roofing Options by by Leeanne Kunnert

Residential roofing contractors are encouraging more and more homeowners to consider metal roofing over other options in roofing such as asphalt shingles, clay tiles, slate, wood shingles and more. Why you ask?

Advantages of Metal Roofing

Durability - A metal roof can last upwards of forty to fifty years whereas homeowners can only get about twelve to fifteen years out of asphalt shingles. Metal roofing lasts. It maintains its integrity in aspects of both strength and appearance.

Eco-Friendly - Metal roofing is the king of recycled roofing materials. At least twenty five percent of the contents in metal roofing come from recycled materials. Metal roofing itself is one hundred percent recyclable when it is time for your homes roof to be replaced.

Impact Resistance - Roofing needs to protect homes from damage that can occur due to weather. Metal roofing does just that. In climates where the weather doesn't only change between seasons, but also from day to day, can benefit from metal roofing.

Fire Resistant - Metal roofing has a higher fireproof rating than any other material in roofing. Let's face it metal is near impossible to set on fire.

Energy Conservation - Reflective materials such as metal aid homeowners in helping to keep their homes interior cool when the air is running throughout the summer. Metal roofing will help you save on air conditioning bills.

Steep Pitch -Metal roofing is ideal for all pitches and slopes that can be found on homes. From the steepest roof to the flattest roof metal roofing is ideal. During the winter months snow easily glides off.

With all the benefits of metal roofing it is hard to imagine that all homeowners living where the climate changes don't install metal roofs. However, there are some drawbacks to purchasing metal roofing over other traditional materials available in roofing.

Drawbacks of Metal Roofing

Cost - One major disadvantage of metal roofing is the cost. Up-front metal roofing is tremendously expensive in comparison to composite asphalt shingles. Metal is a long lasting, heavy duty roofing solution however the initial investment could end up lasting longer than most homeowner's desire.

Noise - Many homeowners enjoy the pit-pat of rain on metal roofing but consider hearing it day after day. It is true that the peaceful sound or rain or hail can get a bit tiring after awhile especially for homeowners with sensitivity to sound.

When deciding between metal roofing and other options consider the above while also taking a long hard look at the exterior of your home. Metal roofing enhances the exterior of almost all homes but perhaps to you aesthetically it just isn't what you are looking for. Only you as the homeowners will truly know if a metal roof is ideal for your home.

Home Pro Roofing contractors offer a variety of roofing services throughout Brighton, East Lansing, Ann Arbor, Fenton and Commerce Township, including installation of shingle roofs, metal roofing and roof repairs. You will find them at http://www.homeproroofingmi.com today.

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Obedience Training Determines Whether Your Dog Is Happy And Productive

Obedience Training Determines Whether Your Dog Is Happy And Productive

Obedience Training Determines Whether Your Dog Is Happy And Productive

By: Jonathan Cheong

Obedience training is one of the most important and most effective things any owner can do for his or her dog. A properly obedience trained dog is a happy, productive and safe member of the family, while a untrained dog can be destructive and even dangerous.

Dogs are designed by nature to follow leaders, and to look for that leadership. As pack animals, dogs naturally follow the directions of their pack leader. In the absence of a strong leader, the dog may assume this role itself. Dogs that think of themselves as the leader of their human pack can become uncooperative, destructive and even dangerous.

Proper obedience training opens up important lines of communication between handler and dog. The basis of any obedience training program is to gain the cooperation and respect of the animal. This respect cannot be exerted through rough handling methods or mistreatment. It must instead be earned through leadership and proper training techniques.

Basic obedience training consists of teaching the dog what to do and what not to do. When it comes to desired behaviors, it is important for the dog to learn and respond to basic commands, such as heeling when walking, stopping on command, sitting when directed, coming when called and staying where the handler directs.

The list of what not to do is also important when it comes to obedience training. Some of the don'ts of obedience training include - not jumping up on people, not forging ahead when walking and, not chewing the furniture or your property, and not getting out of control when exposed to novel situations.

In essence, obedience training involves establishing the social hierarchy that is so important to dogs as pack animals. When your dog follows your obedience commands, such as - come, stay, sit, heel, etc., he or she is showing compliance and submissiveness. This is the same type of behavior a submissive member of a wild dog pack would show to the alpha dog in that pack.

As with any type of dog training, it is important that obedience training sessions be fun and rewarding for both dog and handler. A happy, healthy dog will be best able to learn, and keeping the dog happy during the training sessions will make life easier for both yourself and your dog. Obedience training has many benefits for the dog as well as the handler.

For one thing, a well trained, obedient dog can be permitted a larger amount of freedom than an untrained dog. For instance, a dog that has been properly trained to come when called can safely enjoy some off leash play time at the local park.

There is always a debate over whether it is easier to obedience train puppies or older dogs. The fact is that both puppies and older dogs can be successfully trained to be willing, obedient companions. It is generally easier to train puppies and young dogs than it is to retrain dogs that have developed behavior problems. Even problem dogs, however, can be successfully retrained using basic obedience training and control concepts.

When obedience training puppies, however, it is important to remember that puppies generally have a shorter attention span than to do full grown dogs. It is important, therefore to keep training sessions short in the beginning. It is also important to incorporate lots of play with other puppies, dogs and other animals, as well as lots of different people. Proper socialization is very important to creating a safe, healthy and happy companion dog.

There are many obedience training classes held in all parts of the country, and new puppy and dog owners are encouraged to enroll in one of these classes. Not only do puppy kindergarten and dog obedience classes provide important structure for the dogs, but it provides important chances for properly socialization the puppy as well.

 

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Avoid Being Scammed with Work At Home Opportunities

Avoid Being Scammed with Work At Home Opportunities

Avoid Being Scammed with Work At Home Opportunities

Working at home online is expanding rapidly as is the Internet. There are thousands of options for net entrepreneurs who make money through creating web sites, offering web services, or selling products online. The market has expanded rapidly over the past few years as the Internet has grown and there is something that everyone will be interested in and profit from.

What Are Scams

Unfortunately, there are a number of people on the Internet that are out to scam you and take your money without giving you any value or what they promised. This is a real threat that prevents many people from pursuing creating an online business but is one thing that you should not let bother you. The key is to be careful with whom you deal with online and to do your homework before you make a purchase. The key is to identify the scams before you spend any money.

How to Identify the Fraudsters

Identifying the scams is very easy. You just need to make sure you get a number of unbiased reviews on the company or individual you are dealing with. A great way to get this information is to search the web on the company you are looking to make a purchase from and check what other users are saying about them. Make sure you are getting these reviews from an unbiased 3rd party or your information will be incorrect which could lead you directly into a trap. Use Google or Yahoo! to get the information you need quickly and for free.

You should also be sure to check the latest reviews on forums as they are the best place to get multiple reviews quickly.

Identifying scams will only take you a few minutes and could save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars annually. Pretty soon, you will be able to identify the scams and help others save their time and money.

Places to Report Scammers

When you do read about somebody getting scammed or get scammed yourself, get back at the company and protect others by reporting them. You can report them to the FTC, Federal Trade Commission, so that they can deal with the matter legally, but be sure to visit forums and other online communities with users who may be interested in the product that the scammers offer and are subject to their trap to warn them about the scam so that they can save their time and money. After all, others are doing the same thing for you so you might as well return the favor. Reporting the company to the BBB or Better Business Bureau is also a good option. Just be sure to let others know of your experience.

Getting Refund from Scammers

If you do get scammed by scammers, be sure to get your money back. One good thing about online payments is that you do not have to use cash to buy products, but rather, must go through a third party payment gateway such as PayPal or eGold among others. These systems are well aware of the scams and do everything in their power to get the money to its rightful owner. So, if you have been scammed by someone online, be sure to make every attempt to get your money back. Contact your payment gateway support team or credit card issuing bank, tell them about your situation and open a dispute. They will take the time to look into the matter to assure that the rightful owner is awarded the money that they lost.

Legitimate Ways to Find Genuine Work At Home Jobs

There are legitimate ways to make money online, just be sure that you do not fall into any sort of trap. Always deal with reputable companies over other unknown programs and be sure to be very careful in what your purchase and who you purchase it from. To avoid scams, put the time that is required to research the company you are dealing with and be sure to get multiple opinions from multiple unbiased sources so that you can be sure you are not getting scammed. Also, check the BBB, Better Business Bureau, records to get official information about the company you are dealing with. If you are dealing with an individual, be cautious and make sure that they have a good reputation as you will not be able to find many reviews or anything in the BBB or another official resource.

Last but not least - Do your homework and you will be fine in your online endeavors.

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 10

by

Joseph

 

I hit the gym last week and decided to do some floor press exercises. I didn't do as well as I would have liked, though.  

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
 
no warm-up set
235x4x2
235x2x1
235x3x2
 
I didn't lift as much as I had expected. Although 235 isn't bad for having come back from a month-long hiatus, I should have completed more reps per set. I had intended to be lifting much more weight by this time of the year, but alas that is not the case.
 
Next week, I'll go for 250x5x3. I'll keep you posted.
 
 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Definitive Guide to Boat Charters and Rentals

Definitive Guide to Boat Charters and Rentals

Definitive Guide to Boat Charters and Rentals

By: Ethan K. Roberts

Are you considering a boat charter and are unsure what is available or what to look for? Well here is your answer; this article will provide you with fun and interesting facts about boat charters. Boat charters are fun and exciting for any type of get together. They work well for family reunions, weddings, and even executive outings.

The size of your group will affect the size of the boat you can charter. There are two basic types of charter boats available; un-inspected passenger boats, or 6-pack boats (which are so named because they carry only six or fewer passengers), and inspected passenger boats.

6-pack boats are great for smaller groups of six or less, and these boats have a variety of types and sizes. For example, six pack boats can be sailboats, fishing boats, or cruising boats and anything in between. While this type of boat charter is the least expensive of the two, you will still need a licensed captain with you at all times. On six-pack charter boats you can have catering for meals while on board.

Inspected passenger boat charters are designed to carry groups large than six passengers. These too come in various shapes and sizes, inspected passenger boats can range from sailboats to dinner cruise ships. Some of these boat charters are designed to carry anywhere from six to several hundred passengers, depending on the type of boat you desire. Inspected passenger boats can offer you many different features that an un-inspected passenger boat cannot. Features like catering, destinations, live music, or a DJ are available on these larger boats.

These inspected passenger charter boats, are required to adhere to strict rules and regulations stated by the Coast Guard. Fees are based on the size, operating requirements, and extra features you want with the package, this includes any alcoholic beverages you wish you and your party to consume.

Boat charters can offer a wide variety of different aspects to your chartering experience. They can offer educational trips for children; these can make exciting learning experience for children of all ages to learn about the environment and boating. Most boat charters offer several different types of educational trips that can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

They are also great for executive outings to entertain clients, reward employees for a job well done, or as a way to create team-building events. Regardless of the reason you choose a boat charter, it is guaranteed to build a lasting impression on clients and employees alike.

Weddings on boat charters are also very popular. They allow the bride and groom to break out of the box when it comes to weddings and host an experience of a lifetime. By using one of the boats, you can create a full-blown wedding complete with an elaborate and elegant atmosphere or choose a simple, quaint, and casual wedding. Elaborate and elegant weddings can cost anywhere from $5000 to $30,000, dependant upon the type of wedding, size of the boat, and number of passenger guests you desire. Smaller weddings usually start at around $1,000.

Charter boats are also great for touring the local hot spots of an area or fishing. Whatever the event, choosing a boat charter is going to be a memorable experience for all involved.

 

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10 Every Day Cooking Tips and Tricks

10 Every Day Cooking Tips and Tricks10 Every Day Cooking Tips and Tricks by by Mary Mechler

Don't you love getting useful tips for just about anything? Tips that can save time, money and are easy? Read on, and I think you'll be pleased with how you can put these to use today!

1. When it's strawberry season, buy extra to freeze. Freeze them unwashed in zipper bags. They work great in winter time smoothies. Just take several out rinse and cut the top off and plop in the blender with a banana and orange juice.

2. Hate making bacon because of the splatter mess? Make it in the oven. Spray a cookie sheet with pan spray and line up the bacon. Bake at 375 degrees until almost done. I drain on paper towels and store in the refrigerator in fresh paper towels. You can take out just what you need and microwave them in another paper towel until done.

3. Isn't slicing grapes or cherry tomatoes in half time consuming? Get 2 plastic carton container lids and put them in between the lids. You can then easily slice them horizontally in a few strokes between the lids.

4. Like to make pizzas on the grill in the summer? After you make the dough, roll it out into individual serving size pizza rounds. Then, grill lightly on one side. Stack them for guests to top as they wish. Make sure they put sauce and toppings on the grilled side. Put back on the grill to finish.

5. Like steel cut oats, but don't have 30 minutes to wait for it in the morning? Make the recipe with one cup of oats and put it in a container in the refrigerator. Scoop out only what you need each morning and microwave. Works great!

6. Have bananas that are getting too ripe, but no time to make banana bread? Peel them and put them in a plastic zipper bag, getting as much air out as possible, and freeze. They will be ready to go when you have the time to bake.

7. Love chocolate desserts? Visit the grocery or drug stores after a holiday and up seasonal chocolate really inexpensively for great desserts in the future.

8. Don't you love those grocery store rotisserie chickens? I cut the breast meat off the bone for my kids, and save the rest of the chicken in a gallon zipper bag in the freezer. You can put it in a stockpot with water, onion, carrot, celery, poultry season, bay leaf and a little salt and pepper for the start of great chicken noodle soup. There is already a lot of great seasoning that adds to the depth of flavor.

9. Have just a bit of steak, chicken or fish left from a meal? Save it and make a quesadilla appetizer tomorrow for everyone to munch on before dinner, or an after school snack.

10. Make too much icing for those sugar cookies? Put the leftovers into zipper bags and store in the freezer. When you need to decorate a few cookies or write on a cake, you'll have them ready made and in a variety of colors.

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Secret to Staying Fit and Young at Age 70

Secret to Staying Fit and Young at Age 70Secret to Staying Fit and Young at Age 70 by by Mamiko Ito

When running your own business, you need a lot of stamina and energy. It is not like working for a regular Job. For example, when you wake up with a bad headache from the previous night's party, you could just call in for a sick day. But if you are your own boss, not being in the best condition could cost you and your business a lot of money; especially when you have an important meeting or speaking event on that day.

Changing your eating habit is the best anti-aging tips. Your body, skin and health are direct reflection of your diet. If you want to stay young, healthy and energetic, eat energy-rich food such as fresh organic vegetables and fruits. Processed food, canned food and meat are dead food filled with chemicals, high sodium, growth hormone and antibiotics, and they slowly kill our body. Watch Paul McCartney's video "If Slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian" to know the dirty secret behind the curtain. No wonder more and more diseases, obesity, cancer, crime and violence are on the rise and affecting more people around us.

About two years ago I made a significant change in my diet and it completely changed my life. Now I have more energy and I don't need to worry about my weight. My skin is in great condition and I don't need to use expensive cosmetics. I used to catch cold quite easily, but now I hardly fall sick, and even if I do get sick, I recover fairly quickly. What is the secret? Well one of the biggest changes I made was to stop eating meat and dairy products. After I watched a documentary about how farm animals are treated and how destructive it is to our eco-system as well as our body to maintain a meat and dairy-based diet, I decided to change my eating habits, and I have never regretted my decision. I'm proud of myself for opting for sustainable lifestyle and I become healthy as a result.

A couple of years ago, I've got to know an amazing woman named Mimi Kirk from San Diego. She was selected as the sexiest vegetarian woman above 50 at age 70! She is a gorgeous and lovely woman with a beautiful spirit, and the secret on her health and longevity is a raw food diet. Today I want to share this mouth-watering Key Lime Pie, Ice Cream or Pudding - it's perfect for a hot sunny day!

KEY LIME PIE, ICE CREAM OR PUDDING - Recipe by Mimi Kirk

2 T. lecithin, ground fine in spice or coffee grinder
1/4 cup coconut milk (made with young Thai coconut meat and water, blend)
2 T agave, coconut nectar - or sweetener of choice to taste
5-6 limes, juiced
2 avocados
1/2 cup coconut oil and coconut butter, melted - (or just coconut oil)
Pinch of Himalayan salt
Blend all together until smooth
Pie crust - 1 c almonds and 5-6 medjool dates. Pulse chop in food processor .
For ice cream, just put in freezer.
For pudding just refrigerate
Pie can be put in freezer to set, and then moved to refrigerator
You can also watch her recipe video in YouTube.

Mamiko Ito is a Global Entrepreneur, Success Coach and Business Mentor for Women. She established businesses on 2 continents, and alongside her partner grew them into half million dollar ventures in less than a year. As founder and CEO of Abundant Women and Co-Founder and Master Trainer of The Learning Partner - the fastest growing personal development company in Latin America -she is devoted to empowering women to build and grow successful businesses and achieve financial freedom. She has worked with successful women entrepreneurs in Asia and started the women empowerment movement in Singapore.

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Tips When Hiring A Handyman

Tips When Hiring A HandymanTips When Hiring A Handyman by by Leeanne Kunnert

Many of us are not handy when it comes to even the smallest home improvement project. This is why it is important to have a professional handyman on speed dial at all times. In order to get the most out of hiring a handyman consider the advice below.

Get organized and maintain an ongoing list of work that needs to be accomplished. This will allow you to maximize the work that is done when the handyman is at your home. When it comes to the repairs and work needed on your home be upfront with your expectations. Handyman services vary between companies and therefore it is important to make sure what you need is something that can be accomplished using the individual you have contracted. If your request is not within the services that they offer they will be more than happy to refer you to someone who can handle your request.

When hiring a handyman look no further than friends and family for referrals. Most handymen businesses are grown based on word of mouth alone. If the person you are looking to hire can't provide at least three local references then pass on them. Any good handyman will have a large handful of regular clients that use their services on an ongoing basis.

As with any contractor working within your home or business it is crucial that they are not only licensed and insured but also bonded. If they are injured on your property while performing work for you it is important that they have insurance otherwise you will be fully liable.

Before you allow a handyman to perform any work within your home make sure you get a signed, written estimate that includes both the cost of labor and materials. Reputable handyman will be able to estimate jobs within ten percent. Make it clear to potential handyman that you are looking to hire that you understand this fact and aren't interested in any low ball estimates.

You have to be one hundred percent comfortable with this individual as they will be working in your home close to your family. It is pertinent that you are not only comfortable with their work and pricing but also their demeanor.

Establish a detailed schedule of when work is to be accomplished. It should include when work is to start, an estimate on finishing with check in points throughout the project. This schedule should be agreed upon between both parties to avoid any miscommunication in what is to be done.

Finally ask about guarantees on materials and craftsmanship. If the handyman you are looking to hire does not offer any type of satisfaction guarantee then avoid hiring them. You should get in writing a statement of from the handyman ensuring that they will take care of quality issues and workmanship failures for a specific amount of time, free of extra charge.

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