Saturday, June 26, 2010


Oh, No! Joe?
There are real pros and cons to drinking coffee. by Kalia Doner
Confused by what you've heard about coffee and diabetes? Well, it is a bit confusing, so here's the rundown.

~The pros  Researchers say coffee can raise levels of HDL (good) cholesterol and improve the ratio of HDL to LDL (bad) cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease- the number one killer of people with diabetes.  Another study found that drinking four or more cups a day lowered a person's risk of being hospitalized for heart rhythm problems (arrhythmia) by 18 percent.

~The cons  Among those with type 2 diabetes, a small 2008 study from Duke University indicated that caffeine may cause blood sugar to spike a couple of hours after it is consumed.  In fact, caffeine seemed to raise glucose levels by as much as oral diabetes medications lowered them!

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Fixed Heart

The fixed heart brings the whole man into the effort, uniting and coordinating his labors; and this awakens the slumbering giant:

Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by keen desire and by definite resolution to do. ~Edgar Roberts

The fixed heart holds us to a purpose.

When my resolution is taken, all is forgotten except what will make it succeed. ~Napoleon 1

The fixed heart makes for favorable winds. Otherwise

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is right. ~Latin Proverb

The fixed heart, summed up, is the way of success.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Are you at your wit's end

For prayer is needed in smooth waters as well as in stormy seas.  And the God who calmed the briny deep for the Israelites and stilled the waters for the disciples can quiet those raging waves that threaten us.

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'er shadowed with blackness;
No shelter or help in nigh,
"Carest Thou not that we Perish?"
~Mary A. Baker

Yes, He cares.  Remember, when man is at his wit's end, it could be God's beginning of help.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Psalms 107:8

Fill Thou my life, O Lord, my God,
In every part with praise.
that my whole being may proclaim
Thy Being and Thy ways,

Not for the lip of praise alone,
Nor e'en the praising heart,
I ask, but for a life made up
Of praise in every part.
~Horatius Bonar
Ps. 107:8

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Are you saying so?

The redeemed, we are especially qualified to say so.  Having been rescued by the loving mercy and the outstretched hand of God, we are prepared to say so.  If we have been washed in the blood of the Lamb. This is our assurance; so let us sing it.
Redeemed- how I love to proclaim it.
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed thro' His infinite mercy,
His child, and forever, I am/

I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.

Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
His child, and forever, I am.
~ Fanny J. Crosby

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Thank You Sitka