Changing my world one rainbow at a time

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My heart leaps up when I behold
A Rainbow in the sky - William Wordsworth

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Know this... I come from a Bible-toting, scripture shouting, tee-totaling family.  Just before Easter, my 95 pound grandmother was told by her doctor her bones were thinning and she should drink 1/2 beer daily to strengthen them.   You can imagine her shock. He assured her it was for medicinal purposes only and He would know it was only to keep her healthy so she could continue her good works for the Lord.  But my grandmother wanted to discuss it with her family and the Easter gathering was coming up which would be the perfect time.    It was discussed over and over under the big Oak tree down by the crick.  (Not a type-o... everyone in my family called a creek a crick.   I only found out the difference when I began to travel with my husband to other parts of the USA when he was in the Air Force)    The decision was that she should take her doctor's advice and drink 1/2 beer each day for her bones.   

At first she didn't like her beer at all.  She held her nose to get it down... when she died many years later, she was up to 1 1/2 beers daily... smile.

Easter Factoids
Jelly beans made their US debut in the 1930's but may have originated with a centuries-old treat called Turkish Delight.

Egg tapping is an organized sport.
Egg tapping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 Persians get credit for the tradition of giving eggs at Easter.

The New York Easter Parade started in 1870's.
You are only limited by your imaginations

Easter is the second best candy-selling day of the year after Halloween.

76% of people bite the ears off first.
Are you guilty of this?

Marshmallow Peeps History - Easter Peeps Candy History -

If you want to make them yourself:
Marshmallow Peeps Recipe, Peeps Candy Recipe, Peeps Candy History, Easter Peeps, Easter Candy Recipes, Gelatin Rec

Test Your Peeps IQ

Peeps History & Cartoon Fun from Brownielocks


The Resurrection is a 12 x 40 mural, oil on canvas.  It is a depiction of the moment of Jesus emerging from the tomb.  
This mural was commissioned by the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Tx.

Get to know something about the world's different religions
BBC - Religion: Religions

Passover - Pesach - Jewish Holidays - Festival Of Freedom | Angelfire

Easter - What is Easter and What do Christians Celebrate on Easter

 Easter History, Symbol Origins and Folklore from Brownielocks

One might want to memorize this list


gieson interactive flash design and cool stuff

Easter Inspiration - YouTube

Paul Harvey - Easter message.mp4 - YouTube

David Garibaldi: Jesus Painting on Vimeo

Best Friends - Spring....a kid, a dog and a puddle - YouTube

Enjoy the ride

Physicist: Big Bang breakthrough ‘confirms creation’


Family Game Night ... So Sad

Never let your children surf the net alone. Always check links from this column. I have checked them but they can be hacked between the time I put them in and the time you read this.

It doesn't matter what Easter story you tell your children....just be sure to tell one.

Passover Guide for Kids - Passover - Jewish Kids

Inside An Easter Egg: A Kids' Easter Story - YouTube - The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrix Potter

the easter bunny song.wmv - YouTube

animated easter story for children - YouTube

The Legend of Three Trees - Animated Christian Movie - YouTube

Here Comes Peter Cottontail Sing-Along with Easter Cartoon: Bunny Trail

EASTER jokes for kids : 26 jokes and riddles for kids

Passover Coloring

Easter Coloring Pages

The Easter Story - Animated Bible Lesson for Children - YouTube



Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

How To Build A Treehouse For Kids at Ideal Home & Garden

Gardening Might Give Kids a Fitness Boost - MedicineNet

New Standards for Teaching Kids about Money |

Celebrating the Easter Season - Focus on the Family

I find this so disturbing
That Still Counts as Screen Time!

4 activities to wean your kids off TV | MNN - Mother Nature Network

10 Fun and Inexpensive Things to Do With Your Kids This Weekend | Money Talks News


Free Easter Fun eCards, Greeting Cards

Easter Flowers: What To Do After Easter
30 Easter Word Search Puzzles
Easter Song | Easter Songs For Children

Infant Easter Basket Ideas

Alice Does Earth Day ~ April 22

How to start a home rain barrel project | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Mother Nature's greatest hits: 20 songs with an environmental side | MNN - Mother Nature Network

The world's 10 oldest living trees | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Damsels in Distress

This will change you in exactly 60 seconds - YouTube

True Activist | Alternative News

Food, Nutrition & Science - Get Cookin’ with Whole Plant Fats

Men prefer to date vegetarians, but women don't | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Wayne Pacelle: A Humane Nation | HSUS President & CEO

"Every part of Nature teaches." --Henry David Thoreau

A view of Earth – from space – on your desktop - The Kim Komando Show

May we speak in all human councils on behalf of the animals, plants, and landscapes of the earth.
John Seed

 Innovative DIY solar water pump takes aim at global water crisis : TreeHugger

92% of the Moon is Illuminated taken on February 11, 2014 with a Panasonic FZ70-LT55 HD Video P103

BBC - Future - Inside the Google Earth satellite factory

"Future generations will wonder in bemused amazement that the early 21st century's developed world went into hysterical panic over a globally averaged temperature increase of a few tenths of a degree, and, on the basis of gross exaggerations of highly uncertain computer projections combined into implausible chains of inference, proceeded to contemplate a roll-back of the industrial age."  Dr. Richard Lindzen, a professor of atmospheric science at MIT

Foraging Wild Edible Plants With Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen (Video) | Self-Sufficiency

Wild mushroom foraging guide online

If you'd like to get Goaskalice's page >>>>

JMcCornack's World

Flower Therapy

The Wayward Wind

Buffalo Dreams

Where is The Yellow Rose?

Let us never forget
An Angel Cries

John...keeper of memories for all of us


Pay Attention to this one, y'all
Heartbleed Bug

This makes me sick
U.S. to relinquish remaining control over the Internet - The Washington Post

This is an article that will explain the link above.
 Is the USA Giving Up Control of the Internet?

How the NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers with Malware - The Intercept

How to learn the scary things Big Data sites know about you - Page 2 - The Kim Komando Show

Is your computer about to kick the bucket? 5 signs you shouldn’t ignore - The Kim Komando Show

Safer Internet Day: don’t be an online sheep – our Top 10 Tips help you think before you act | Naked Security

9 Step Guide To Vanish From The Internet Without A Trace | Alternative


 Check THIS out Before you TAKE OR share photos ESPECIALLY online, watch this video

Before you share photos online, watch this video - YouTube

Why some of us are more vulnerable to online fraud  -

This is why I don't save my passwords to my computer
This is how easy it is for anyone to see your saved browser passwords - The Kim Komando Show

Bill Mullins' Weblog - Tech Thoughts | Security and System Tools and Tips. Software Reviews, News, Views, Download

Thousands of free online user manuals - The Kim Komando Show


A new rash of credit and debit card scams involving bogus sub-$15 charges and
attributed to a company called "BLS Weblearn" is part of a prolific
international scheme designed to fleece unwary consumers. This post delves
deeper into the history and identity of the credit card processing network that
has been enabling this type of activity for years.

Worst Jobs for the Future-Kiplinger

Walmart's New Tool Gives You Competitors' Prices - DailyFinance

Five Reasons to Skip Bottled Water | Environmental Working Group

How To Disarm a Pistol To Your Face - YouTube

10 Things You Need to Know About Driver’s License Points | Money Talks News

 Smartphone Secrets [Must Watch] - YouTube

How's your spring allergies?

 For those of you suffering from seasonal allergies, this may be the solution to those constant sniffles!

ABC News OnCall+ Allergies Center - ABC News

Cymbalta and Celebrex Going Generic | Drug Prices - Consumer Reports

HHS announces new Medicare cuts - Patriot Update

Concerns about cancer centers under health law - Yahoo News;_ylt=AwrBEiGoqShT13AAnEfQtDMD

Obama lets insurers keep more profit, pay less for care | The Daily Caller

Obamacare Limits How Much Seniors Can Spend Of Own Money on Healthcare Insurance - The Last Resistance | The Last

Obamacare Promises: Then vs. Now - YouTube

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's - MedicineNet

 Is Osteoarthritis Knee Pain Sabotaging Your Exercise Routine? (Sponsored)

Beat the system – smart and safe ways to save big on prescription drugs - The Kim Komando Show

(Wait for it...)


I have two pineapples on my patio right now grown from the leafy tops of a pineapple I bought in the store
You can save the leafy top of a pineapple and plant it to grow a new pineapple plant; with careful maintenance and a lot of patience, a single grocery store pineapple can yield an indefinite crop.

How to Plant & Care for a Pink Dogwood Tree | Home Guides | SF Gate

Extra green thumb: 10 ways to reduce, reuse & recycle in the garden | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Natural Egg dyes
Soak blueberries, beets or dill seeds in hot water and add hot vinegar to set blue, red or gold tones.

From Bottomline Publications
If you have a tool (such as a pair of scissors, pliers or tweezers) that is so rusty that you're ready to throw it away, we are here to offer a mercy plea. Give your rusty tools another chance! Here's what you do…
Get a container—most tools will be able to stand in a wide-mouth jar—and fill it with apple cider vinegar. Put the rusty tool in, and let it soak overnight. The next day, wipe the tool completely dry with a clean rag (and brush it with an old toothbrush if you need to). Apply some light machine oil to any moving parts, if necessary. Your tool should be rust-free and usable again.

How to Fix the 5 Most Common Lawn Problems - Consumer Reports

Easter Purse


Heritage Singers / "Oh Happy Day" (music video) - YouTube

Andrea Bocelli and the Morman Tabernacle Choir

Dayenu (?????????) - Passover Song (Judaica): Performed Live - YouTube

Via Dolorosa | Sandy Patti - YouTube


The Miracle (New Easter song by Shawna Edwards) - YouTube

Nothing made Elvis happier than to go out to some little country church and join the choir for the day.

Blessed are the purr and grrr of heart.

Meet The Unsung Heroes Of The Mudslide Search: These Brave Rescue Dogs

The Cat And The Ducklings : Video Clips From The Coolest One

Veterinarian Warns Obamacare Could Lead To Increased Pet Care Prices

Declawing Cats Alternatives, Problems, Pros and Cons

This Dog Is Not Letting Anyone Touch Pregnant Mom's Belly | Video |

The Wildcat Sanctuary|An accredited, natural sanctuary for big cats in need

 Tibetan mastiff puppy sells for record-breaking $2m in China

World's Naughtiest Cats: 25 Photos That Will Brighten Your Day - Seenox

When the dog stays at home alone / ???? ????? ?? ????? - YouTube

If you have Eastser lilies around ~ READ

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine - News & Events

Indoor Plants That Are Safe for Cats

82 Astounding Facts About Cats

Warn your dog not to eat bees

What Fruits Can Dogs Eat? | Dogster

15 Shocking Truths Behind What Cat Behaviors Actually Mean

15 Surprising Facts About What Dog Behaviors Actually Mean

In a Nutshell - U.S. Pet Market Outlook, 2013-2014 [Packaged Facts] - YouTube

Make your own pill pockets when you need to feed your dog some medicine.

79 Insane Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At The Animal Kingdom

This is why Daisy gets the ice cream first. [VIDEO]

New Pet Food Options Take a Page from Human Food Trends - ABC News


Kevin Richardson, a very special Lioness, & her Cubs - YouTube#t=10

11 Hilarious Notes Written By Kids About Dogs - The BarkPost

If you're in a bad mood, go here
Shame Your Pet | Dog Shaming • Cat Shaming | Shame Your Pet

If you can't afford medical care for your pet, contact the American Hospital
AAHA Helping Pets Fund

Happy 2nd birthday Grumpy cat
Beautiful spring days...

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Cherry Blossom Festival (U.S. National Park Service)

Full Bloom: Cherry Blossoms Around the World Photos - ABC News

Mr. and Mrs. Thorne had just reached the airport in the nick of time to catch the plane for their two-week's vacation in Majorca. "I wish we'd brought the piano with us," said Mr. Thorne. "What on earth for?" asked his wife.
"I've left the tickets on it."

Noah’s Ark finally on way to America

Disneyland Secrets & Tips -

Nature Valley Trail View

Here's a different look at Yosemite
Yosemite HD II - YouTube

Airport Confidential: Inside the world of airline cancellations - Flights | hotels | frequent flyer | business cla

How Major Airlines Compare On Fees, Perks |

The Best Time to Book Flights, Airline by Airline

traveling up close and personal

Travel Tip: Airplane Etiquette that Should be Common Sense

5 Ways to Keep Your Passport Safe | Money Talks News

9 of the most beautiful places in the spring | MNN - Mother Nature Network


The flower-shaped donut comes in two varieties: strawberry icing with green drizzle, or green icing with strawberry drizzle.

Dunkin' Donuts Is Debuting A New Peeps Donut For Easter

Food prices soar as incomes stand still - CBS News

Fresh herbs are so easy to grow and make such a different in the taste of your dishes
Supermarket Guru - Cooking with Herbs 101

Use baking soda for easy-to-peel hard-boiled eggs | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Which expired foods are okay to eat? | Fox News

Don't feel guilty about eating chocolate !    Chocolate pill on it's way to the markets.
Scientists Probe Dark Chocolate's Health Secrets - MedicineNet

Wow! How to Make Egg Baskets - YouTube


 Jellybean Bark Recipe -

Spring Dinner Salads

Layered Salad Recipes

Tasty Asparagus Recipes -

My chicken salad
Go ahead and cook up some chicken breasts OR get one of those rotisserie chickens.  Chop and put in bowl.
Add to taste:  halved grapes, celery, slivered almonds, and mayo.   Mix and eat ~ YUM

Coloring Eggs - Use Shaving Cream and food coloring (dark colors) - roll in shaving cream let sit, wipe off. Very Cool! I will have to remember this come Easter!

Elegant Easter -

Bunny rolls
Easter bunny rabbit dinner rolls - YouTube

6 Adorable Baking Recipes for Easter | Slideshow | The Daily Meal

 Passover Recipes -

Spring Holidays: Passover Seder Recipes - Martha Stewart

 Passover Recipes -

(This is absolutely fantastic served with ham! So it is an especially nice dish on the Easter or Christmas dinner table!)

2 (20 oz.) cans crushed pineapple (drain 1 can)
2 T. sugar
2 T. flour
2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
Ritz crackers, crushed
Butter or Margarine

Mix pineapple, sugar & flour together; put into baking dish. Cover top with cheese; then cover with Ritz cracker crumbs. Put pats of butter over top. Bake at 350-degrees until crackers are crispy brown (15-20 minutes)

Easy Cucumber Recipes | Eating Well

I've made this recipe using fresh spinach.  It's better

Ruth Chris' creamed spinach

1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
dash nutmeg
dash cayenne pepper

1. Cook the spinach following the directions on the package. Drain and squeeze all the liquid from the spinach when it's done.
2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Be careful not to burn it.
3. Add the flour to the melted butter and stir until smooth.
4. Add the cream and heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Stir constantly so that sauce does not burn.
5. Add the spinach, salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne. Cook 2 to 4 minutes, stirring often. Serve hot.

  Bunny bait

2 cups pretzels
1 bag popped white popcorn
1 package Almond Bark white melting chocolate
1 bag of festive M&M’s
2 cups of Chex cereal
1 container of sprinkles

Spread pretzels , popcorn and Chex on an foil covered baking sheet and drizzle white chocolate over the mixture ... Gently stir to coat evenly ... Add sprinkles but don’t stir it anymore or the sprinkles will be coated with chocolate and turn white ... Let harden on cookie sheets and then break apart and add M&M’s to the finished mixture ...
The ideas for packaging are endless, cute bags to give away as favors or just put it in a big bowl and it will be a hit !

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
Give me the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And to pass it on to other folks.

Q: How does the Easter bunny paint all the Easter eggs?
A: She hires Santa’s elves during off-season.


A Sunday school teacher asked her little children, as they were on the way to church service, "And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?"
One bright little girl replied, "Because people are sleeping."

Husband’s Message (by mobile phone):

Honey,  I got hit by a car outside of the office.  Paula brought me to the Hospital. They have been making tests and taking X-rays. The blow to my head though very strong, will not have any serious or lasting injury. But, I have three broken ribs, a broken arm, a compound fracture in the left leg, and they may have to amputate the right foot.

Wife’s Response: Who is Paula?


A mother was teaching her 3-year-old the Lord's prayer. For several evenings at bedtime she repeated it after her mother. One night she said she was ready to solo. The mother listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer.
"Lead us not into temptation," she prayed, "but deliver us some E-mail, Amen."

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America”

Diamond Rio: In God We Still Trust -

"If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."- Ronald Reagan

All this time, I thought this was Billy Graham's prayer.  It isn't.
Prayer for Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your Forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word Says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have Done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We Have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded Laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it Choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have Neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We Have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's Possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity And pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the Time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search Us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free.
In Jesus name, amen!' With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and Wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One Nation under God!'

How Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord Ps33:12

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