…what will come next?

I can’t believe it is the new year.  I don’t know about you, but 2019 seemed to drag on!  Given that, I am excited for 2020. Some say it’s a new decade,… some say it isn’t.  Who cares!

I have a lot in the works regarding my speaking and I can’t wait to see where it leads. As of now, I have only 2 gigs…and it may lead to 12…we will see!  I can’t believe I have 10 projects in the works!  All I can do is my job and that’s it.  I wouldn’t complain, what good would that do.  I can’t worry.  Again…what good would THAT do.

I have to do my job…and that is what I like most!  Isn’t life great? I get to spend one more day with my family and can see what THEY are accomplishing.

Happy New Year!

We were driving down the road, listening to the radio when an old Boston song came on. I don’t know the singer’s name but I know he killed himself a few years ago. It caused us to ponder the paradoxes of life. By all appearances, the singer had everything and yet…

Here we are, not with a lot but we have all we need. More importantly, we have the knowledge and assurance that this life is short and temporary. But our eternity is assured. Heaven that awaits us is the prize worth waiting for. Did the singer know that? Did he have that hope and assurance?

It is hard to see a person with all the fame, fortune, success, and talent that others dream of, yet be overwhelmed with darkness and emptiness. It is a tragedy. Let’s not let darkness get a foothold. Let’s do what we can to spread light and fill it with joy and the peace that passes understanding. Let’s make it a great New Year.

Don’t I sound really smart writing this?  My wife wrote it!

Healthy & Easy Recipes for the New Year

Posted by Teresa Bitler

At times, preparing a stroke-healthy meal can feel like a chore especially on a demanding day. It doesn’t have to be that way. These seven recipes are not only easy to make but delicious, too.

Healthy Recipes

Inside-Out Lasagna: You get all the flavor of lasagna without the assembly or messy clean-up in this recipe featuring whole wheat rotini, spinach, and ricotta cheese. Serve with steamed broccoli and a whole-grain baguette for a complete meal.

Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Tomatoes: Colorful veggies combine with sautéed chicken in this one-pan meal that takes only 30 minutes to make. As a bonus, since it’s packed full of fiber, no sides are required.

Winter Lentil Soup: Sweet potatoes, kale, and brown lentils star in this satisfying soup that requires very little effort. Throw the ingredients into a pot and let it simmer for an hour (or longer, if you want). Whole-grain bread is the perfect accompaniment.

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken: For a lighter meal, try this Greek-inspired salad with a red wine vinegar dressing. You can easily swap the vegetables in the salad for what you have on hand. Pita bread and hummus make a tasty side.

Mediterranean Rub Alaska Salmon: The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s salmon recipe is as simple as it gets. Mix rosemary, garlic, salt (omit if on a salt-restricted diet), pepper, and olive oil. Spread on the salmon and grill or broil it. Serve with steamed vegetables and wild rice.

Tomato-Mozzarella Pizza: Why wait for a delivery pizza when you can make a better-tasting and healthier version at home in less time? This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, real mozzarella, crispy pancetta, and store-bought dough. Use a packaged, pre-baked crust to save even more time.

Banana Split Berry Yogurt Parfaits: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this take on the American classicthat features fat-free pineapple yogurt, strawberries, banana, and a drizzle of chocolate. Substitute vanilla yogurt and skip the chocolate for a delicious breakfast treat.