Friday, July 31, 2015

You are loved...

Have you ever sat by the ocean and noticed how the horizon seems to go "on and on" forever? And the inky blue ocean  waters seem so fathomless?  They are showcasing the character of their Creator.  For God is love and He loves you with a deep, everlasting love.  In fact, He loved you so much, that He gave his one and only Son Jesus, that whoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life.( John 3:16 )  And if you'd like to know this love, it's only a prayer away.

Heavenly Father,
I want to know you and experience your love. I believe Your Son Jesus died for my sins and rose again to give me eternal life. I ask you to come into my heart to be my Lord and Savior. In Jesus's name.

Sharon xoxo

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The truth comes out...

Dr Thierry Vrain, a former leading research scientist for Agriculture Canada who's job description included reassuring the public on the safety of GMO's now retracts his statements in a startling essay. Here's an exerpt from his paper:
" I refute the claims of the biotechnology companies that their engineered crops yield more, that they require less pesticide applications, that they have no impact on the environment and that they are safe to eat. The scientific literature is full of studies showing that engineered corn and soya contain toxic or allergenic proteins."

Helping you stay informed,

Sunday, July 19, 2015

How we "chill" each summer...

Every year for over 20 years now, our family has enjoyed a summer tradition of spending a week at the beach.  The warm sun, salty breeze and beautiful azure waters are the perfect place to relax and reconnect.  And we purposefully plan this fun time because it's important to schedule downtime.  
It's our family's favorite way of de- stressing, with perks of bonding and making some great memories.  And it's "wellness" in action.

What does your family do to "chill out" during the lazy days of summer?

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Gazpacho! The perfect summer soup!

With only a few summer veggies, you can make a delicious summer soup that is nutrient dense, light, refreshing and gets you out of the kitchen while its chilling in the fridge.  Here's my crowd pleasing recipe:


3 large ripe tomatoes
1 red onion
1 cucumber
1 fresh jalapeƱo 
2-3 cloves of garlic
1/3 cup of fresh parsley
1-2 bell peppers
2 cups of chicken broth
2 Tablesppons of lemon juice
1/3 cup of olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Paprika to taste

Chop all veggies and place in a large bowl.  Add chicken broth, olive oil and lemon juice. Season with salt and paprika and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2-3 hours, allowing the flavors to meld. Great with grilled fish, a cheese tray, roasted chicken, or as a snack!  
*for a great addition to this recipe, add avocado chunks, shrimp and/or minced anchovies. Delish!