Thursday, January 20, 2011 “Get Unplugged”
If you find it difficult to get your family’s attention away from iPod’s, computers, video games, etc than you might want to check out one mom’s latest experiment she’s calling “The Winter of our Disconnect”. She literally unplugged her kids and wrote a book about it. She says they played board games together and her son learned how much he loved to play music and now wants to study it in college.
Amanda was challenged on Tuesday by her 4 year old daughter Emily to get “unplugged” as well. While struggling to find things to do for the kids other than watch tv after the ice storm she pulled out Play-doh and sat down with her kids and made pretend food. Emily said, “Mommy thanks for playing with us.” She resolved right there to make that more of a habit instead of updating so much on Facebook.
What real Americans are having for dinner
The President and First Lady wanted to show off some of America’s most recognized foods last night at the state dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao (hoo jihn-tow). The menu included dry-aged rib eye steak with buttermilk crisp onions, Main lobster, double stuffed potatoes and creamed spinach. Brennan and Amanda thought it would be interesting to get what was actually on your dinner plate last night. While Amanda served Sloppy Joe’s to her kids, Brennan had a handful of pistachios. What did you have? Check out our Facebook page for the discussion
Family Safety Tip: Eating Out
You play an important role when it comes to preventing food poisoning at your local restaurants. A new report gives Virginia and D.C. “D” grades for the way they detect, investigate and report outbreaks of foodborne illnesses. Maryland was one of only 7 states that earned an “A” grade. If you get really sick and you think it was something you ate, get treated and then call your local health department. You allerting your local officials to the problem is what starts the investigation and could help to identify an outbreak and prevent other people from getting sick. Source: wtop.com
Never Loose Hope
I picked up one of those plastic bracelets at the drug store the other day. It was an impulse buy at the checkout counter. I had to get it because it said HOPE. I know that HOPE isn’t a wishy-washy thing…it literally means “a confident expectation of good things from God.” That’s something that this mother never lost in looking for her daughter. Her infant daughter was kidnapped from the hospital…23 years later they are being reunited. She never gave up hope. Read the full story here.
A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Love is the master key that opens the gates to happiness.
Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.