• Crowder Had a Stage Crasher At Passion 2017

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    Firstly, if you've never heard of the annual Passion Conference held at Atlanta's Georgia Dome, just after the New Years rings in; It's one of THE largest gathering of "Millennials", igniting an awakening in our future leaders. (Isaiah 26:8)

    Well, per customary trends the last few years, Crowder has been one of the worship leaders directing the 80,000 plus choir... Except this year, he had a stage crasher help finish his song "Lift Your Head Weary Sinner"

    Peep it for yourself

    As one can guess, not every critic was receptive of the stage-crasher, some down-right critical. But as I know from personal experience; reborn, transformed and raised up by Christ's salvation, saved by God's immense grace; None of us are EVER too far gone! 

    Your thoughts??

    Take The Cracker Test!

    Monday, January 2, 2017

    treadmillIf you set a goal for the new year to be the start of a "new you"; figuring out your bod is half the battle! And because in general, carbs get a bad rap, try this thirty second cracker test to see which "body-type" you're most like.

    How to-
    1. Set a timer for 30-seconds. Take a bite of half an unsalted saltine cracker. Start your timer and start chewing. But don't swallow any of it for the full 30. (*Pay close attention to any change in taste as it happens.)

    2. As soon as you notice a change in taste, jot down the time. If you reach 30 seconds without tasting a change, stop chewing.

    3. Rinse & repeat the test two more times, and note your times... Then add'em up to get an average.

    crackers

    If your average was; 
    0-14 seconds - Full carb type: The "lucky" ones! Genetically predisposed to break down carbs. You can have up to 50 percent of your daily calories from carbs. With 20% from protein and 30% from fat.

    15-20 seconds - Moderate carb type: The most common - Ideally you should have no more than 35% of your calories from carbs, with an equal amount coming from fats & 30% from proteins.

    30 seconds or more - Restricted carb type: Pasta isn't your friend... outside of tight moderation. No more than 25 percent of calories should come from carbs as your body finds them hard to break down. You "should"  opt for a higher fat diet for 40% of your calorie intake, while 35% should come from protein.

    It's not a perfect test, nor take the place of a doctor or trainer. But when life gets chaotic, it can be hard to get eating habits under control. Knowing a teency-bit more about yourself, can give you just a bit more added advantage!

    Good luck!!

     

    Christmas Dessert, Anyone Can Do!

    Wednesday, December 21, 2016

    Got a Christmas party to go to? Struggle with the"What do I bring?!" thoughts? Here's a fool proof, SUPER tasty dessert, anyone can do!

    What you need
    Brownies (homemade or store-bought)
    1 cup of chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce
    1/4 tsp peppermint extract
    2 cups heavy whipping cream
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    3 tbsp light corn syrup
    1 cup crushed candy canes

    What you do -
    1. Unbox brownies (or bake your own...)
    2. Cube brownies into bite-sized chunks
    3. In one bowl, mix chocolate syrup & peppermint extract
    4. In separate bowl, beat (or use electric mixer) to whip together the heavy cream, corn syrup & powdered sugar until it's thick
    5. Put candy canes in a heavy-duty (thicker, freezer bag) zippered baggie... and (this is where you get some of those frustrations out) crush-up the candy canes
    6. Get a clear glass bowl, wine glass, shot glass... you get the idea... and layer: brownies on bottom, chocolate syrup, whipped cream & top with candy cane bits

    Even iff you're not "gifted" in the kitchen, this is super easy & purty, too!! (take it kinda easy crushing the candy canes up... the baggies are only 'so' tough!)

    Merry Christmas!!

    ...and here's what it kinda-sorta looks like

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