….Making your way in the world today takes everything you’ve got….. Taking a break from all your worries, sure would help a lot….(You know the lyrics. Sing it with me)…..Chorus: Where everybody knows your name….. and they’re always glad you came….. The vibe at Our House has a familiar and welcoming spirit. So it’s no surprise […]
Archive | June, 2011
Lavender has a lot going for it. It can take the heat of a Central California summer, it is a bee magnet, hummingbirds love it, it can be used in sachets, perfumes, and even cooking. Different varieties bloom at different times of the year, perfuming the air for varying lengths of time. While most are […]
Say Yes to Zumba!
I said yes to attending the Zumba class at my gym last week. For those of you who don’t know what Zumba is, it’s a dance fitness program created by Colombian dancer and choreographer Alberto Perez. It incorporates salsa, samba, merengue, mambo, martial arts, hip hop, and belly dancing moves into an aerobics class. The […]
Can the developing brain of a fetus be adversely affected when its mother is suffering from a virus or infection? The long-held theory believed by developmental neurobiologists and researchers was that the nervous and immune systems are completely separate. The blood vessels and capillaries in the brain are protected by the blood brain barrier, which […]
What Was Your Resolution?
New Year’s Resolutions…who remembers them in July? Last January, Time Magazine reported that the top 10 most commonly broken New Year’s Resolutions are: 1. Lose weight and get fit 2. Quit smoking 3. Learn something new 4. Eat healthier and diet 5. Get out of debt 6. Spend more time with family 7. Travel to […]
Secret Happy Hour Meetings
Like many other professions, pastors have meetings. Some weeks, lots of them. Some weeks, too many of them. Those meetings can range from interesting to irksome to inspiring, and occasionally all of those feelings in the same meeting. It was at a recent lunch meeting that went longer than expected that I learned of a […]