Dear Father in Heaven, you said, “Blessed are they who mourn for they shall be comforted.” We ask that comfort now, dear God, for those who are in the throes of grief and inconsolable pain at the loss of a loved one. Provide their innermost needs and healing for their broken hearts. Give them peace and calm beyond their understanding. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
She is a strong, beautiful baby girl. I have loved her from the moment I knew she had been conceived. I have prayed for her almost every day, and intend to do so for the rest of my life.
She rewards my devotion by smiles and giggles when she sees me. Well, more truthfully, when I am working hard to make her laugh and she gives into my silliness. She had me in tears the first time she started responded with smiles on her own.
I project the moment when she will reach out her arms to me, smile, and know that I am someone special in her life.
Thank you God for our sweet Juliana.
August 13, 2012
Take a look at the bottle of antibacterial hand soap in your bathroom. Chances are good that a particular chemical is listed among its ingredients: triclosan. (I found it in one of my hand soaps, but not Soft-Soap)
The antibacterial substance, which was first developed in the 1960s to prevent bacterial infections in hospitals, has since been incorporated into everything from hand soaps to toothpastes to mouthwashes. Even some household products—such as kitchen utensils, toys and bedding—include triclosan.
Studies have shown that the chemical can disrupt the endocrine systems of several different animals, binding to receptor sites in the body, which prevents the thyroid hormone from functioning normally. Additionally, triclosan penetrates the skin and enters the bloodstream more easily than previously thought, and has turned up everywhere from aquatic environments to human breast milk in troubling quantities.
A new paper, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicates that triclosan impairs muscle function in both animals and humans. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of California, Davis, found that the chemical hinders human muscle contractions at the cellular level and inhibits normal muscle functioning in both fish and mice.
“Triclosan is found in virtually everyone’s home and is pervasive in the environment,” said lead author Isaac Pessah. “These findings provide strong evidence that the chemical is of concern to both human and environmental health.”
All ten of them?
That’s quite a job.
Wonder if they’ll have any more kids.
I doubt it. I hear she’s told Abel that there’s not room for one more desk.
From an article in Parade, July, ’12:
Studies have shown that people can recall a scent with 65 %accuracy after one year; visual memory sinks to 50% after just a few months.
And because smells are processed by the same part of the brain that handles memories and emotions – the temporal lobe – we respond to them with rare intensity. Decades later, a passing scent may summon a memory of our first grade classroom, one so vivid that we seem transported across time and space.”
I have found this to be true. It took many years for me to get over the smell of Brut After Shave since it evoked memories of a certain somebody from my past. Oh yeah! I wonder . . . never mind . . .
The article goes on to say “It is believed that we never experience a smell the same way twice, since the sensitivity of our nose changes from hour to hour and day to day.”
Interesting.Here is a very short video about: Smelling