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Apr 21, 2014

Why We Celebrate Every Spring

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Yesterday was Easter, a day about Jesus and his resurrection from being dead for three days. I just wanted to highlight some other unique characteristics about Jesus and my faith that is different from other religions. Jesus not died and came back alive after three days, but he is also the only person to ever have lived a sinless life and willingly died for the sins of the world.

I consider myself a follower of Jesus Christ and myself a Christian, even though I know that term is used loosely among many. What makes my faith different than others is that salvation and eternal life comes at no cost and without any deeds or works. Being a follower of Jesus allows for eternity with Him and God simply by acknowledging Jesus is Lord and believing that he was raised from the dead. "...if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe with your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved." Romans 10:9 New King James version.  I do not know of any other religions that makes salvation so simple. Salvation and eternity in Heaven comes only by believing!  You do not have to be good or do good things to be saved.

John 3:16 is a famous verse. "For God so loved the world that be gave his only son. For whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." If you do not know Jesus I want to challenge you to learn more about Him. Also if your not saved, I want to ask why not? You can confess with your mouth and believe in any place that you are in. The biggest misconception about my faith is that your life has to be right and in order before you get saved, but that is not true. Those who are good and have their life in order do not need salvation. Salvation is for those who do not have their lives in order and who are living in sin. If you are living in sin and you want to spend eternity in heaven, then just verbally confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that Jesus raised from the dead. Salvation is just that simple!

Apr 18, 2014

Foodie Friday: Taste Of Our table

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Southwest Chicken & Rice Soup

Apr 17, 2014

Get Your Personal Allergy Alert‏

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My son has severe allergies and the first of spring is his worst nightmare each year. He has been tested for being allergic to Maple, Oak, Ragweed and a fourth thing that I can never remember. A few years ago I ran into a website by accident, that allows you to type in your zip code and track what pollens are high in your area each day. It is a really a cool site because I can look at it each day and determine if it is okay for my son to go outside and play or not.

Before the site, I would just keep my son locked in the house for a couple of months. Now I am able to see exactly. What days are better for him than others, and he is able to play outside more frequently during the spring. I strongly advise anyone with allergy symptoms to check out the site. I have never been tested for allergies, but I get an itchy throat throughout the year, and I am able to go to the site to see what pollens are high at that time. By doing this I have been able to determine what I am allergic to without being tested.

Pollen.com is the name and location of this great site!