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What I Love About Genesis!

Beginning is half-finished!

Got a partner to do this with? Check! Got a bible? Check! Got a plan? Check! (The internet has so many options!) And of course, beginning is half-finished! When ever I start what feels like a monumental project,  (and this one do Sally Ettari a/k/a Sally Atari, Singer and Song Writer, Blog, Music, Guitar Twelve Step Recovery, Speaker, Concert Artist, sally.atari@yahoo.com, sallyatari.comes feel daunting as I have purposed in my heart and made it my ‘New Years Resolution’ so many times and not followed through! In fact, I have come to embrace the idea that I have a broken ‘follow through button’.) I hold onto this thought.  This is why, I prayed, please send me a study buddy! I asked at three churches that I frequent, “Does anybody have an interest in doing this with me?” Not one person expressed an interest. Then, one day, I mentioned my hearts desire to a twelve step recovery friend. She said, “I’ve never read the bible before.” I tenderly asked, “Do you think you might be interested in reading it with me? We could read on our own and then every morning I will act as a guide as I’ve read it many times?” She said, “Yes!” And we got started that day; it was the end of January so we had some catching up to do as It’s my hearts desire to finish on or the day after Christmas. She agreed. We started that same day. How great is God? She’s someone I have never met but love dearly by virtue of many phone conversations. She lives far away. But we have all we need to make this happen and the journey of a life time has begun.

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Turkey Love!

Here comes Thanksgiving! Did you know that June is ‘National Turkey Lovers’ month? Of course, by November not many people are concerned with turkey love and our interest turns to turkey legs and where to get the best deal or recipe for a turkey.

Did you know that according to the National Turkey Federation
(Are you just a little amazed that turkeys have their own federation?) that:IMG_0104

1. Minnesota leads the nation in raising turkey for the country and in fact the world.
2. In 2013, 240 million turkeys were raised and over 200 million were consumed in the U.S.?
3. An estimated 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanks giving, 22 million at Christmas and 19 million at Easter! At an average of 16 pounds per turkey, this translates to 736 million pounds of turkey consumed on Thanks Giving in America.
4. Turkey is one of the top ten foods for eyes because it is so high in zinc and b-vitamins (niacin) and these are essential for the body’s energy production as well.
5. Turkey meat is a source of iron, potassium and phosphorus.

Now here are some interesting claims made on the internet that I for one am sure I don’t believe. “Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels.” (Body and Soul)   A recent study from Johns Hopkins University explains why I, for one, can not believe that!  

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