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2020 Vision

Physical sight is a precious gift we often take for granted. Are you keeping your peepers healthy? Mom used to tell us to eat our carrots. Turns out - she was right! Vitamin A is crucial for eye health. Also, goji berries, high in zeaxanthin, have crazy high levels of the type of antioxidants; protecting against age-related eye diseases as well as damage from UV light. Fill your plate with the goodness in salmon and other oily fish; green leafy veggies; eggs, nuts, beans, or other non-meat protein; oysters and pork; citrus fruits. Pack in the omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, lutein, vitamins C and E. Keeping a well-balanced diet also protects us from type 2 diabetes; the leading cause of blindness! Other obvious eye-friendly health tips are:   Quit smoking!   Wear sunglasses that block 99% of UVA and UVB rays.   Use protective eyewear during sports or hazardous work environments. Give your eyes a break! Look away from that computer screen every 20 minutes and never work

They Really Were Wise Men!

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2: 1,11 We understand the gold… but why frankincense and myrrh? Frankincense Ancient historical uses: This oleo-gum-resin taken from the trunks and limbs of the Boswellia tree was used in Holy Anointing Oil. Frankincense was considered a cure-all. This fragrant oil was used to anoint the newborn sons of kings and priests. As a gift to baby Jesus, it affirmed the prophecy of the birth of the King of Kings. Frankincense was also used to elevate spiritual awareness and meditation; assisting a person as they transitioned between life and death. After death, it was a common embalming agent.   Current uses:

Forever - My Sissy... Patricia June Nelson

There are moments in time that will forever be etched in my heart and memory. March 10, 2019, encapsulates one of those moments. Preceded by ten days of a thousand other memories that will both comfort and haunt that particular web of time, frozen in my memory.  "She's gone", the voice said softly. I honestly cannot even remember which family member's voice was on the other line. But I can remember the feeling that enveloped the car I was in, on that dark night... the gut wrenching sob that ripped from my throat... the vacuum that sucked me into a place I had never been. My sissy was gone. I was not by her side when she breathed her last breath, but she took with her a piece of my heart. A part of me that I have difficulty living without.  Her Love is one of my earliest memories. She was ten when I was born, so she spoiled her baby sister a little.   We shared so much, in our 59 years together.  My  Kindergarten and her High School shared a cafeteria

The Garden Awaits

The Garden was quiet.   Daylight was fading. The sun was slowly sliding towards the horizon.  Resplendent beauty radiated from every corner of the Garden. However, the Creator was oblivious to the grandeur around Him. He stood alone in this plot of paradise for the first time since He had created Man. No one greeted Him that day as He entered. No outstretched hands welcomed Him. No glittering eyes waited eagerly to share the events of the day.  The curse of sin had fallen,  like a guillotine;  severing the innocent,  loving relationship  between Man and Maker.  It was a sad day. Communion was shattered. The Garden would never be the same. Gone were the brilliant mornings, filled with wonder. Gone were the timeless evenings of fellowship. Adam and Eve were banished and could never return. In fact the Garden stood empty for years. The Garden was quiet.   Daylight was fading. The sun was slowly sliding towards the horizon. The Master was alone again, except for t