Washington Irving Quotes

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A mother’s love endures through all.

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

American Washington Irving (1783-1859) ranks as one of his country’s most renowned authors.  His amazing short stories of “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleeping Hollow” remain all-time classics.  Ironically, his final resting place is at the Sleeping Hollow Cemetery in New York state.

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AUTOMOBILE AS WOMB: guest blogger

Advocate Kevin Nuñez

Hello friends, once again I am lending a free space to a friend to share their story. Daniel is an autism advocate who runs an autism support group in New Jersey. Since I cannot relate very well to Austin because that is not my disability I figured this is a very interesting window. People on the Spectrum tend to have special interests please take your time and read about Daniels. Thank you for your time as always.

Some of my favorite cars have been stacked round headlight models, such as were the fashion in the mid 1960s.

Nash pioneered the style with its 1957 Ambassador. Mercedes picked it up in 1959, and kept the look well into the early ’70s. Pontiac adopted it for 1963-’67, the full-size Fords for 1965-’67, the Plymouth Fury for 1965-’68, the Mercury Comet for 1965-’67, Cadillac for 1965-’68, the Buick Riviera for 1965 (with clamshell…

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Like A Tree

Thank you Tina for your post today The first line (in fact the whole poem) brings to mind a well known chorus in The Salvation Army called ” We’re All seeking the same Saviour”. I hope you enjoy listening to it. https://youtu.be/kZ8gzR2XxQI

Pippi's Poetry

We all need a Savior

In the flesh hearts grow weak

But God is our strength

He’s the anchor that we preach.

We’ve all grasped for hope

And grown faint on our knees

Our heart becomes downcast

When life becomes bleak

Holding on by a thread

We’re held in His arms

Fed in the desert

And healed by His scars.

Like a tree we have roots

For He’s planted us deep

Hope deferred leaves us longing

But He sees what we need

So we grow like a tree

As we stay in The Vine

Planted by the water

Until it’s our time.

Tina W.

November 7, 2021

(Credit for both photos goes to Pixabay user miroslavkaclik.)

Hold onto Hope in the Delay

Delayed hope makes one sick at heart, but a fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 (Names of God Bible)

There is a season (a time…

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Smoothies May Hurt Your Kidneys

Optimal Health

Taking a smoothie is a great way to start the day. Smoothies give a healthy dose of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, positively improving your health. However, adding certain ingredients in higher proportions can provide minerals and other compounds in quantities exceeding the daily recommended intake, overworking the kidneys and affecting their health.

People taking green smoothies have a higher risk of developing kidney stones. The most common ingredients for making these smoothies, such as spinach, fresh parsley, watercress, Swiss chard, purslane, rhubarb, and kale, have relatively high levels of dietary oxalate.

Oxalates are naturally occurring compounds in specific foods. The body usually excretes them via the kidneys and in the urine. It also eliminates a proportion of these plant-based substances in feces when they combine with calcium in the stomach to form calcium oxalates.

Taking foods rich in oxalates without adequate calcium levels significantly increases your risk of developing

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Quote of the Day

Don't Lose Hope

“Soon, when all is going well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be glad you never gave up.”

When we’re in the midst of awful, desperate times it can be so easy to lose our motivation.

The struggle can feel endless. Unrelenting. Too ferocious.

And when the war drags on, and doesn’t let up for a moment, it’s understandable that we lose the will to fight.

But when we look back through the years, and we reflect on those dark times – the times when it was hard to see how we could make it through …

We see we did make progress.

And the ground shifted and moved.

For we’re not in the same place.

Something within us really changed.

Do not lose hope. Please believe there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you.”

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