Friday, May 25, 2012

Tree Frog

I am so tired of being a gym rat and not having any rock around. I had to do something about it... So I found a solid tree in the woods next to my house and landed a rope in a high branch. I connected some other rope to the main line using Blake hitches.. Then I inch wormed up, however, I came across one issue. When I was at the top I hooked into slings that I threw over the branch. Then I untied the the Blake hitches, pulled the one side of the rope back to the ground, and hooked into my repel device. There were not any branches beneath me, so I was unable to push or pull myself up to create enough slack to unclip from my sling. I did not know what to do. I just sat in the tree for 15 minuets trying to one arm pull up myself just enough slack to lock off my belay device and unclip from the slings. It took some serious grunting, but funnily freed myself and repelled down. I need to come up with some thing make sure this does not happen again. Any ideas?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Raw Cookies

This is my all time favorite cookie recipe.  Please give them a try and let me know what you think. I got the idea from:, but altered the recipe a bit, and gave a few more tips. Happy raw baking.
Cookie dough:

3/4 cups raw almonds 
1/2 cups raw walnuts

1/2 cups ground raw cashews 
3/4 cup ground raw oats
1/4 cup Maple Syrup 
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup coconut oil
Raw chocolate chips:
2 Tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup carob powder
1/2 cup cocoa powder
4 T Maple Syrup 
2 teaspoon vanilla
Dough: Grind up raw cashews and raw oats in a food processor. Place all cookie dough ingredients into a large bowl and mix by hand or with a spoon. Mix until a dough forms and you can make a large ball. Refrigerate dough while you make the chocolate chips.
Chips: Mix all chocolate chip ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. Roll the dough out onto parchment paper over a cookie sheet, and place in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Optional: Half way through at 15 mins., flip the chocolate sheet over for even freezing.
When chocolate is frozen, cut into chips. Tip: freeze your pizza roller in the freezer with the chocolate. This will help the chocolate not stick, and roll up into the roller when cutting into chips.

Mix:Mix chips into dough and  press into cookie shapes on new parchment paper over a cookie sheet, and refrigerate of freeze. I like them hard as possible, so I freeze them. When serving for a party, I put layers of cookies on parchment paper and put them on top of ice in a large bowl, or veggie serving dish (that has a lid). 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Sexual Healing

Wow. "Sexual Healing," is an amazing poem with powerful words and meaning. I love it.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm Here. You're There. by: Adam William Hutton

This poem, I'm Here. You're There., is dedicated to my brother Caleb who is stationed in Kuwait

I love you Caleb.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Church? Congregations?
Why is it that every congregation is trying to take the credit of being the church?  Baptist Church, Lutheran Church, and Presbyterian Church are examples of this.  Then you also have the individual congregation's names, but I wont single out any.  Why is it that we call each of these congregations as a church?  I think that this is a mistake that dulls down the raw meaning that the church has.  We need to start respecting the LORD's vision of the church.  Should we not change the word for our individual groups that meet at different buildings to congregation?  It just seems that each congregation is steeling the holy word of the church and lifting only their own club up as the true church.  When we inquire about where another believer worships at we ask what church do you worship at?  This just proves my point.  There is only one church that the LORD spoke about.  The only other place in scripture that comes close to saying there is more than one church is were John wrote to the different locations of the church.  At the beginning of Revelation, John wrote to different towns and address each individual body of believers.  For example John wrote to the Church in Ephesus, in Smyrna, in Pergamum, in Thyatira, in Sardis, in Philadelphia, and in Laodicea.  As you can see, John does not speak of different churches.  He speaks of one church that dwells in different locations.  Could I be correct in my thinking that the distorted naming of the church causes more division where the LORD would like unity?  I think we need to start a movement of taking the word church out of every congregation's name.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Food Truth!
I just watched the documentary, "Forks Over Knives," and it was the best truth and proven evidence about food I have ever seen.  The United States and our education on nutrition is so controlled by the USDA.  Even the nutrition, and dietitian programs of today are affected by the false information and guidance from the USDA.  This documentary is a "must see" for all.  Truth about food and health in the present day through out the world must spread and be shared.  Going into this field of nutrition, I am so excited and feel blessed to learn from such wise doctors that did real research, and truly care about the rest of the worlds health.  I will take this learning experience into my practice, and form my philosophy of heath and nutrition around such studies and experiments that clearly prove healing results.  To learn more about what this documentary says about food and health, visit

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Running Shoes

 Running shoes at Fleet Feet in Syracuse.
I was thinking today how marriage is like a relationship between a runner and his good trusty shoes.  The start is like any good relationship and you must go shopping.  You try out each pair of shoes you find that might be a good fit.  You even get advice from the people around.  It might be the help of a professional, and shoes often are selected for you blindly.   Through much searching and, or even being fitted by an expert company, related to e-harmony, you make a life time commitment of 500 miles with the perfect pair that opens your heart and expresses exactly who you are in wight, color, design, and company name.  But of course the feel is the most important part.  In the end, a pair of shoes that aligns a runner's  body in the correct posture while he runs is the healthiest pair of shoes for him.  Some runner's get blessed and the pair of shoes that is the best fit for them also appeals to their attraction, but others do not get so lucky.  For they are stuck with the situation where the pair of shoes that is the healthiest for them, does not appeal to their attraction.  They are stuck with a decision.   Do they chose the shoes that are the best fit, or the shoes that they are the most attractive to?  We all know that health is the best choice, and looks fad anyway.  After a life of 500 miles experiencing 5ks, marathons, rain, snow, mud puddles, trails, and/or roads the looks of the shoes are not of value, and the runner really takes delight in the way the shoes had their back and was an excellent helper on the rough journey.  This is of course if the shoes were indeed the right fit, and the correct choice was made.    The runner looks down at his pair and thanks them for their dedication, and the life shared in their relationship.