O maior conquistador não é aquele que conquista grandes coisas, mas sim o que conquista as pequenas e as torna grandes!


Here's a dozen of my favorite things never to apologize for:


1) Never apologize for acting on your instincts.
2) Never apologize for being passionate.
3) Never apologize for being smart.
4) Never apologize for demanding respect.
5) Never apologize for saying no.
6) Never apologize for not embracing someone else's agenda.
7) Never apologize for disagreeing.
8) Never apologize for your faith.
9) Never apologize for your own sense of creativity.
10) Never apologize for ordering dessert.
11) Never apologize for being funny.
12) Never apologize for living your truth.

Every one of us casts a shadow.

There hangs about us, a sort of a strange, indefinable something, which we call personal influence--that has its effect on every other life on which it falls. It goes with us wherever we go. It is not something we can have when we want to have it--and then lay aside when we will, as we lay aside a garment. It is something that always pours out from our lives . . . as light from a lamp, as heat from flame, as perfume from a flower.

The ministry of personal influence is something very wonderful. Without being conscious of it, we are always impressing others by this strange power that exudes from us. Others watch us--and their thinking and actions are modified by our influence."

"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity." Ephesians 5:15-16

~J. R. Miller, "The Shadows We Cast"

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segunda-feira, 18 de abril de 2011

segunda-feira, 11 de abril de 2011


A MESSAGE FROM COMEDIAN GOERGE CARLIN

ISN'T IT AMAZING THAT GEORGE CARLIN - COMEDIAN OF THE 70'S AND 80'S - COULD WRITE SOMETHING SO VERY ELOQUENT...AND SO VERY APPROPRIATE...

A MESSAGE BY GEORGE CARLIN:

THE PARADOX OF OUR TIME IN HISTORY IS THAT WE HAVE TALLER BUILDINGS BUT SHORTER TEMPERS, WIDER FREEWAYS, BUT NARROWER VIEWPOINTS. WE SPEND MORE, BUT HAVE LESS, WE BUY MORE, BUT ENJOY LESS. WE HAVE BIGGER HOUSES AND SMALLER FAMILIES, MORE CONVENIENCES, BUT LESS TIME. WE HAVE MORE DEGREES, BUT LESS SENSE, MORE KNOWLEDGE, BUT LESS JUDGMENT, MORE EXPERTS, YET MORE PROBLEMS, MORE MEDICINE, BUT LESS WELLNESS.

WE DRINK TOO MUCH, SMOKE TOO MUCH, SPEND TOO RECKLESSLY, LAUGH TOO LITTLE, DRIVE TOO FAST, GET TOO ANGRY, STAY UP TOO LATE, GET UP TOO TIRED, READ TOO LITTLE, WATCH TV TOO MUCH, AND PRAY TOO SELDOM.

WE HAVE MULTIPLIED OUR POSSESSIONS, BUT REDUCED OUR VALUES. WE TALK TOO MUCH, LOVE TOO SELDOM, AND HATE TOO OFTEN.

WE'VE LEARNED HOW TO MAKE A LIVING, BUT NOT A LIFE. WE'VE ADDED YEARS TO LIFE NOT LIFE TO YEARS. WE'VE BEEN ALL THE WAY TO THE MOON AND BACK, BUT HAVE TROUBLE CROSSING THE STREET TO MEET A NEW NEIGHBOUR. WE CONQUERED OUTER SPACE BUT NOT INNER SPACE. WE'VE DONE LARGER THINGS, BUT NOT BETTER THINGS.

WE'VE CLEANED UP THE AIR, BUT POLLUTED THE SOUL. WE'VE CONQUERED THE ATOM, BUT NOT OUR PREJUDICE. WE WRITE MORE, BUT LEARN LESS. WE PLAN MORE, BUT ACCOMPLISH LESS. WE'VE LEARNED TO RUSH, BUT NOT TO WAIT. WE BUILD MORE COMPUTERS TO HOLD MORE INFORMATION, TO PRODUCE MORE COPIES THAN EVER, BUT WE COMMUNICATE LESS AND LESS.

THESE ARE THE TIMES OF FAST FOODS AND SLOW DIGESTION, BIG MEN AND SMALL CHARACTER, STEEP PROFITS AND SHALLOW RELATIONSHIPS. THESE ARE THE DAYS OF TWO INCOMES, BUT MORE DIVORCE, FANCIER HOUSES, BUT BROKEN HOMES. THESE ARE DAYS OF QUICK TRIPS, DISPOSABLE DIAPERS, THROWAWAY MORALITY, ONE NIGHT STANDS, OVERWEIGHT BODIES, AND PILLS THAT DO EVERYTHING FROM CHEER, TO QUIET, TO KILL. IT IS A TIME WHEN THERE IS MUCH IN THE SHOWROOM WINDOW AND NOTHING IN THE STOCKROOM. A TIME WHEN TECHNOLOGY CAN BRING THIS LETTER TO YOU, AND A TIME WHEN YOU CAN CHOOSE EITHER TO SHARE THIS INSIGHT, OR TO JUST HIT DELETE...

REMEMBER; SPEND SOME TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE AROUND FOREVER.

REMEMBER, SAY A KIND WORD TO SOMEONE WHO LOOKS UP TO YOU IN AWE, BECAUSE THAT LITTLE PERSON SOON WILL GROW UP AND LEAVE YOUR SIDE...

REMEMBER, TO GIVE A WARM HUG TO THE ONE NEXT TO YOU, BECAUSE THAT IS THE ONLY TREASURE YOU CAN GIVE WITH YOUR HEART AND IT DOESN'T COST A CENT...

REMEMBER, TO SAY, 'I LOVE YOU' TO YOUR PARTNER AND YOUR LOVED ONES, BUT MOST OF ALL . . . MEAN IT. A KISS AND AN EMBRACE WILL MEND HURT WHEN IT COMES FROM DEEP INSIDE OF YOU.

REMEMBER TO HOLD HANDS AND CHERISH THE MOMENT, FOR SOMEDAY THAT PERSON WILL NOT BE THERE AGAIN.

GIVE TIME TO LOVE, GIVE TIME TO SPEAK! AND GIVE TIME TO SHARE THE PRECIOUS THOUGHTS IN YOUR MIND.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

 THREE EASY RECIPES TO MAKE  AN AFTERNOON TEA SPECIAL. IF YOU PREFER SOMETHING SALTY, TRY THE QUICHE, ITS A SLAP DASH RECIPE, PUT EVERYTHING IN A POT THEN IN THE OVEN OR TRY THE CAKE, MADE OF COCONUT AND ORANGES, IT WORKS WELL TOGETHER TO BRING YOU A WONDERFUL TASTE.




ORANGE AND COCONUT CAKE

1.5 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR
¾ FLAKED COCONUT 
¾ ORANGE JUICE
¾ SUGAR
1/2 CUP BUTTER ( ROOM TEMPERATURE) 
2 EGGS
1.5 TSP BAKING POWDER
2 TSP VANILLA POWDER


DIRECTIONS:

1. PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 F .

2. GREASE A LOAF PAN OR LINE A 12 CUP MUFFIN TIN WITH PAPER CUPS.

3. IN A LARGE BOWL, BEAT BUTTER WITH AN ELECTRIC MIXER UNTIL CREAMY. BEAT IN SUGAR AND THEN ONE AT A TIME ADD IN THE EGGS.

4. PLACE COCONUT FLAKES, BAKING POWDER, VANILLA POWDER AND FLOUR IN A BOWL.

5.IN THE EGG MIXTURE BEAT IN 1/3 OF THE FLOUR MIXTURE, BLEND WELL THEN ADD 1/2 OF THE ORANGE JUICE. REPEAT ADDITION AND END WITH FLOUR MIXTURE.

6. POUR THE BATTER IN THE LOAF PAN OR DIVIDE THE BATTER BETWEEN THE MUFFIN CUPS FILLING ABOUT 3/4 FULL.

7. FOR THE LOAF BAKE 30 TO 40 MINUTES OR UNTIL A TOOTH PICK INSERTED IN THE CENTER COMES OUT CLEAN. FOR CUP CAKES BAKE 20 TO 25 MINUTES.



SPINACH QUICHE

3 SLICES OF BREAD
500ML MILK
30G BUTTER
300G OF FROZEN CHOPPED SPINACH
200G OF REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE
ONION CHOPPED
1/2 TSP. OF GROUND NUTMEG
2ML SALT
4 EGGS BEATEN
DIRECTIONS
ALLOW THE SPINACH TO THAW AND DRAIN OUT THE EXCESS WATER.
IN A POT BOIL THE MILK , BREAD CUT INTO PIECES AND THE BUTTER TILL BOILING POINT. LET IT COOL. ADD THE REST OF THE INGEDIENTS, MIX WELL. POUR MIXTURE INTO BAKING DISH. BAKE IN PREHEATED OVEN AT 180ºC FOR 35 MINUTES OR TILL GOLDEN BROWN ON THE TOP.




CHICKEN AND MUSHROOM QUICHE

3 SLICES OF BREAD
500ML MILK
30G BUTTER
500G SHREDDED CHICKEN (ABOUT 2 CHICKEN BREASTS COOKED)
200G MUSHROOMS (I USE THE CANNED MUSHROOMS)
200G OF REDUCED FAT CHEDDAR CHEESE
ONION CHOPPED
1/2 TSP. PAPRIKA
2ML SALT
4 EGGS BEATEN

IN A POT BOIL THE MILK , BREAD CUT INTO PIECES AND THE BUTTER TILL BOILING POINT. LET IT COOL. ADD THE REST OF THE INGEDIENTS, MIX WELL. POUR MIXTURE INTO BAKING DISH. SPRINKLE WITH PARSLEY. BAKE IN PREHEATED OVEN AT 180ºC FOR 35 MINUTES OR TILL GOLDEN BROWN ON THE TOP.

quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2011

sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2011


  
Crumpets


¾ cup sugar
1 ½ tblsp melted margarine
1 ½ cups milk (or more)
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

Method

  • Beat all together in jug adding milk slowly.
  • Cook until bubbles appear then turn.
Makes 25 – 30 crumpets