“To expand your portion expand your mind.” Gary Mullennex

Let us go to work and expand our portion by expanding our minds. Take the pop quiz and see how many words we can come up with. I will be grading your pop quiz and submitting to a panel of judges for the most creative, funniest and numbers right. You may just win something special! Let’s put Gary’s quote to the test. Let’s have some fun. Will be looking forward to your answers.

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

When you rearrange the letters:

SLOT MACHIN Continue reading “POP QUIZ”



Most of us (women) can understand what it means to be a daughter-in-law and/or Mother-in-law. It evokes humor in the comedians. All too many times we see pain in the face and heart of the in-law, being daughter or mother. Sometimes joy, sometimes angry but many times jealousy and or resentment in the heart.

God honors the family in many ways and speaks of each and every family relationship. But, we so often look to TV sitcoms, soaps or comedians to give us a map to relationships including our in-law relationships.

So many times I wonder what God is thinking about all this. I am speaking mostly of Americans since I only see America TV.

Most of us have read the story of Naomi and her two daughter-in-laws Orpah and Ruth. We many times inscribe the following scriptures in our wedding rings and Bibles and want so much to live out this story. Or, I should say the life of Ruth no Continue reading “Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law”

Roses: Good Food?

If you would like to add some variety to your diet try this:
Does anyone have any good recipes for these?

Flower Power

Eating flowers may seem strange at first, but really people have been doing it since ancient times. They belong to an old heritage of recipes – used in flower waters for flavoring cakes, or for adding delicate flavors to jams and jellies. Today we use them in teas or as a garnish for desserts. Flowers can provide a stunning visual enhancement in leafy green salads and add decidedly bold or subtle flavors to many dishes.

Before you nibble, please remember that not all flowers are edible! If not purchasing flowers marked as edible in produce departments or farmer’s markets, always check your flower selections with a botanical authority before eating. Don’t eat flowers purchased from florists and, in many cases, even wildflowers. Unless labeled as “organic,” the Continue reading “Roses: Good Food?”

Happy Valentine’s Day

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao Tzu

February always brings thoughts of Love while we find ways to celebrate a special day that is set-aside on the 14th day of February to let others know how much we care.

When we read and study the works of the Apostle Paul and others we find there is a struggle to love and to be loved. Yet, it is the number one thing God is looking for.

He starts with His church. There is where the problem starts. Yes, the church! Why, because we seemly spend more time on our disagreements than we do on our agreements. Our disagreements when focused on become a wall, a mountain, and a pain.

We have our favorite scriptures that are made in heaven and written in law just for others and of course not for ourselves.

God has given each of us a gift or gifts and we are encouraged to use our Continue reading “Happy Valentine’s Day”

Fun Facts

I have heard that some of our friends are in a foot of snow and needed a little’ home schooling’. Thought I would offer some great facts and find out how many you already knew. Or, had you heard them but heard them wrong! I hope you enjoy these as much as I have. Enjoy, have fun and be safe.

Author: Jacob M. Braude
Title: Complete Speaker’s and Toastmaster’s Library_Origins and Firsts

1. “Antibiotics: While today’s miracle drugs are used to save human lives,_the term ‘antibiotic’ originates from Greek words that mean ‘against life.’_The definition is not really paradoxical because these life-giving drugs are_directed against bacteria and viruses, which also are forms of life.”

2. “Big Ben: This is not the name of the clock at Westminster, but the bell_which chimes the hour. It was named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who was First_Commissioner of Works at the time it was cast. Incide Continue reading “Fun Facts”

woman Does ‘Mouth-To-Beak’ to Save Chicken

“Well being the nurse I am I decided to give the chicken mouth-to-beck (just kidding). Anyway the chick died. My sons and I named it APRIL FRESH and buried it in the field.” Chickenfarmer (see article on Chicken Farming)

Dear Chickenfarmer: Just wanted to update you on the latest poultry emergency care. I know you are in your finals of nursing school and need to find out all the newest lifesaving techniques available.

“Morris, a retired nurse, said she hadn’t had any practice with CPR in years, but that she was interested to see if she “still had it.”

“I breathed into its beak…..” Would you like to know if it works…see news article “Woman Does “Mouth-to-beak’ to Save Chicken.

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By Mrs. O’s 5th grade class

Similies about Friendship from 5th graders point of view:

Friendship is like a:

Cloud soft and sensitive, if you make wrong choices you might lose it, like when a storm comes
Pencil, because sometimes the tip breaks off and a friendship ends
Bee because it takes a lot of work to make honey / sweetness in friendship
School because in friendship you learn a lot about your friend and it takes times to learn.
Charm bracelet because it represents stages and experiences that friends may go through
Scrapbook because the pictures represent experiences, good and bad, friends may go through
Cookie because it is sweet, warm, and if you let it crumble or eat it, the friendship goes away. You can keep on adding to it and make it bigger and bigger, thus more sweetness and more warmth and comfort.
Tree because if you don’t take care of it by fertilizing and nurturin Continue reading “By Mrs. O’s 5th grade class”