Clean Eating Jump Start Guide

Complete the 7 day challenge with the Jump Start Guide. Includes:
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  • Weekly Meal Plan Outline
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11-11-11 and the Drama of the Military Theater

Veteran’s Day evokes a sense of loyalty and sacrifice, but the pathos and losses behind the scene cannot be forgotten. My brother-in-law is currently serving in Afghanistan on his third overseas tour. He has been away this time for over a year, and two months ago his first child, baby Jane, was born. He came home briefly to see her sweet face enter the world, and two weeks later was back with his men overseas, leaving his very brave wife at home with a newborn.

I say that not to evoke pity for taking care of a newborn alone or a soldier dutifully leaving to serve but to shed light on a very real situation that so many military wives face every day. It is a bit mind-boggling to think about adding up all of the time all of our soldiers in our country have spent away from their families.

A Day We Will Never Forget. Where Were You?

The irony of 9/11 happening on a date that corresponds with a call for emergency help has not escaped anyone of us. Nothing in our collective experience could match the pain, panic and horror of that day. I will be visiting the new memorial in October, so I am preparing… Melanie’s comment to this post included these beautiful words, “This year, I will pause to remember and honor those lost, pray for those who lead our country, and remember to always, always, always find hope. However, as powerful as evil is, love is more powerful than evil. The towers fell, but faith, hope, and love remain… and the greatest of these is love. (“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” ~ Romans 12:21)”