Just as Jesus was telling us that if we plant faith within our hearts, and nourish it and develop it, and allow it to grow like a mustard seed-then and only then can we speak to a mountain and tell it to move from here to there, and it will move! God is awesome and keeps moving mountains in my life! I cannot thank his greatness enough in my prayers!
Sometimes it’s hard to find trust in such an untrustworthy, disloyal world. It’s important to not get hurt, but you also must learn to trust in God. Trusting the Lord should be easy. But it is also important to trust in those you love. Your family and your friends are not perfect, but it makes you a better person to believe in trust.
You should always be careful with who you trust, but you shouldn’t live your life in fear. Thankfully, though, you can trust your Heavenly Father without a second thought. He is the only one who you can truly trust, no matter what. And the more you trust Him, the closer to him you can become.
O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in you.- Psalms 84:12
But now thus said the LORD that created you, O Jacob, and he that formed you, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed you, I have called you by your name; you are mine. – Isaiah 43:1
Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit. – Jeremiah 7:8
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. – Isaiah 12:2
Rampant staph infections continue to cost lives unnecessarily. One powerful weapon to fight this scourge is being successfully deployed by China’s military: industrial hemp. Staph is spread by direct contact and by touching items that are contaminated such as towels, sheets, privacy curtains, and clothing. As noted by the San Francisco Chronicle, “It is estimated that each year 2 million Americans become infected during hospital stays, and at least 90,000 of them die. MRSA (an antibiotic resistant strain of staph) is a leading cause of hospital-borne infections.” One of the most important recent discoveries is hemp’s ability to kill surface bacteria, while cotton, polyester, and polyethelyne allow it to remain on their surfaces for up to months at a time.
Unknown to many, hemp fabrics exist in today’s market that can replace each of these transmission prone hospital items. Technological improvements for hemp textile development began in the early 90s when EnviroTextile’s lead textile engineer, Barbara Filippone, began working with hemp in China. To date, the company has over 100 hemp and hemp blended fabrics available to suit any traditional fabric application. In addition to staph resistance, other tests show hemp fabrics superior resistance to UV and infrared wavelengths, providing multiple applications for military use.
Hemp fabric was tested against two bacteria strains, Staphylococcus Aureus (staph) and Klebsiella Pneumoniae (pneumonia). The fabric tested was a hemp blend, 60% hemp and 40% rayon. The staph test sample was already 98.5% bacteria free during the first measurement of the testing, while the pneumonia fabric sample was 65.1% bacteria free. These results, even prior to the tests completion, clearly display the fabrics unique capability at killing bacteria and reducing their spread. This is especially imperative for healthcare facilities.
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Avocado’s are amazing and most people have no idea the magic that happened to get that avocado onto their plate. Every since I was a kid I found the huge avocado seed as intriguing. Why so big? What does it look like? But most importantly, how can I make this thing grow. I have fond memories of my mother helping me to stab the sides of the avocado with toothpick and then precariously hang it partially dipping in water but we always failed. Never did we get so much as a root and for years the mystery would be back-burner-ed as other things in life took priority.
Now older and much less wiser than that know it all kid, I decided to try my luck again with the avocado seed. I have always enjoyed gardening so this was right up my alley. We eat a lot of avocados between my wife, myself and the 4 kids and so I had my pick of seeds to start with and choose the perfect one. It seemed poised to crack open and bring life to the huge seed. As I have always failed with the “toothpick method” I chose to pull a different approach… I tossed it into water for a few days and then planted it with only half the seed under ground and the other half getting direct sunlight (natural warmth). Well, I am happy to report that the seed has sprouted and is slowly reaching for the sky! The leaves are a beautiful color and I am extremely excited about the project. I look forward to growing this avocado tree and will report on the progress right here….
For those of you that love avocados but do not really know where they come from I suggest you continue reading below…
- Avocados contain just 5 grams of fat per serving.
- Avocados contain NO cholesterol and NO sodium.
- Avocados contain 60% more potassium per ounce than bananas!
- Avocados are high in fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and folate.
Avocado come from Avocado trees that can grow as tall as 20-40 feet tall.
Indians in tropical America break avocados in half, add salt and eat with tortillas and a cup of coffee—as a complete meal. In North America, avocados are primarily served as salad vegetables, merely halved and garnished with seasonings, lime juice, lemon juice, vinegar, mayonnaise or other dressings. Often the halves are stuffed with shrimp, crab or other seafood. Avocado flesh may be sliced or diced and combined with tomatoes, cocumbers or other vegetables and served as a salad. The seasoned flesh is sometimes used as a sandwich filling. Avocado, cream cheese and pineapple juice may be blended as a creamy dressing for fruit salads.
Mexican guacamole, a blend of the pureed flesh with lemon or lime juice, onion juice or powder, minced garlic, chili powder or Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper has become a widely popular “;dip”; for crackers, potato chips or other snacks. The ingredients of guacamole may vary and some people add mayonnaise.
Because of its tannin content, the flesh becomes bitter if cooked. Diced avocado can be added to lemon-flavored gelatin after cooling and before it is set, and chunks of avocado may be added to hot foods such as soup, stew, chili or omelettes just before serving. In Guatemalan restaurants, a ripe avocado is placed on the table when a hot dish is served and the diner scoops out the flesh and adds it just before eating. For a “;gourmet”; breakfast, avocado halves are warmed in an oven at low heat, then topped with scrambled eggs and anchovies.
In Brazil, the avocado is regarded more as a true fruit than as a vegetable and is used mostly mashed in sherbet, ice cream, or milk shakes. Avocado flesh is added to heated ice cream mixes (such as boiled custard) only after they have cooled. If mashed by hand, the fork must be a silver one to avoid discoloring the avocado. A New Zealand recipe for avocado ice cream is a blend of avocado, lemon juice, orange juice, grated orange rind, milk, cream, sugar and salt, frozen, beaten until creamy, and frozen again.
Some Oriental people in Hawaii also prefer the avocado sweetened with sugar and they combine it with fruits such as pineapple, orange, grapefruit, dates, or banana.
In Java, avocado flesh is thoroughly mixed with strong black coffee, sweetened and eaten as a dessert.
Avocado slices have been pickled and marketed in glass jars. California began marketing frozen guacamole in 1951, and a frozen avocado whip, developed at the University of Miami, was launched in 1955. To help prevent enzymatic browning of these products, it is recommended that sodium bisulfite and/or ascorbic acid be mixed in before freezing.
1 million terrabytes a day, guess the new CIA datacenters will be storing your and my day to day activity so they can catch the criminals that did something last week. Truly amazing and scary technology depending on where the data is gathered, who has access, and ultimately how it is being used. LiveLeak.com turned me on to this story with this teaser:
1.8 gigapixel ARGUS-IS. World’s highest resolution video surviellience platform by DARPA
Interesting…, wait… 1.8GP… Anyway… On we go into the darkest shadow weapons the USA has to offer
The ARGUS array is made up of several cameras and other types of imaging systems. The output of the imaging system is used to create extremely large, 1.8GP high-resolution mosaic images and video.
The U.S. Army, along with Boeing, has developed and is preparing to deploy a new unmanned aircraft called the “Hummingbird.” It’s is a VTOL-UAS (vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial system). Three of them are being deployed to Afghanistan for a full year to survey and spy on Afghanistan from an altitude of 20,000 feet with the ability to scan 25 square miles of ground surface.
“I break the law for a living, I’m a professional” – Home Invasion Specialist
Criminals everywhere are sick of facing the possibility of being shot when they kick in your door and would really like the security of knowing that the next door they head out to rape and pillage that their victims are not allowed to have a gun. Criminals for gun control is a tax-free organization under the Obama administration and is fully supported by your generosity.
Is an unarmed public being controlled by an armed government really just a form of slavery? History has shown that governments disarm people in order to maintain power and control.
This is a interesting and powerful video on historic facts and reasons why you should support the 2nd amendment and the rights of the people of this great country!.
You think mass killings of political dissidents couldn’t happen in the United States? Think again.
The 2nd amendment was created so that you as a person can defend yourself from many, many monopolies in life…
Here is another video about what the 2nd amendment is for.
It has started. If this does not get your attention, nothing will. You’ll remember a year or so go, Obama hired an astronomical amount of IRS agents. Well it wasn’t for doing your tax returns. Aggressive seizures of property during raids on places of business. Treated like a criminal without any charges but the IRS can do this under the Obama administration…
Only a few crazy people will act out, the majority will understand what Martin Niemöller warned us about.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.
Nobody is talking about the real crime statistics. Nobody is taking credit for crime going down, rather they are demonizing weapons…. This video is a must watch if you want to argue for or against guns as the reason people are being killed…
This guy clearly knows what he is talking about…Less guns does not mean less violent crime
CNN’s Piers Morgan (and my father) keep quoting the UK as having “incredible low” murder by gun rates. This is correct, The uk banned guns about 15 years ago but that has created a surge in crime and they are hardly safer than we are in the United States…
Watch this reporter find fault with Piers Morgan and teach us all a thing about crime statistics.