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Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Banana Bread

This recipe is great with your morning coffee, tea or favorite juice. You may add raisins, prunes, walnuts and a little bit of brandy for more flavor to this bread.

1 ½ cup ripe bananas-mashed
2 ¼ cup all purpose flour
½ tsp. baking powder
1 ½ tsp. vanilla1 cup sugar2 eggs
½ cup butter-melted

Sift flour, sugar and baking soda. Add butter and bananas (as well other dried fruit and nuts) to dry mixture. Beat by hand until all ingredients are mixed. Add eggs, vanilla and melted butter to mixture. In a greased bread pan, spread mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Bread is done when inserting a knife in center of bread the knife comes out clean.

Serves 8

01/2008 By: Jorge Rodriguez in San Francisco Source: A COOKBOOK created by the Clinica Esperanza Community - Flavours from the Heart (Un LIBRO DE RECETAS creado por los miembros y amigos de la Clinica Experanze - Sabores del

What to Do When Your Favorite Product Has Been Discontinued

Every woman has her favorite makeup, skin care or beauty item. Some products are so tried and true that we often refuse to buy anything else. But what happens when the beauty product in your life becomes discontinued? It may seem like the end of the world but there are ways to lessen the pain and avoid dealing with such a loss in the future. 

You may not want to accept it but things change over time. Many skin care, cosmetic and beauty items are discontinued in an attempt to introduce new products. Like it or not, this is a common marketing ploy that all major manufacturers use and while it may be hard to believe, they don’t do it on purpose to upset you. So what should you do if you find yourself in this situation? There are a few alternatives that you may or may not agree with but sometimes you just have to work with what you have.  

Before jumping to conclusions, check to see if your favorite product has been replaced with new packaging or a new name. Often when manufacturers discontinue a product that has been around for a long time, it is because they want to introduce a new version of the same item. This can include brand-new labels, packaging, advanced formula, etc. So if you can’t find your favorite mascara or lipstick, look around and see if there is a similar product. Another way to find out if your item exists in a different form is to visit the company’s website. Often the website will list the new products, while adding the line, “formerly known as…”

If your product has indeed been discontinued, instead of pining for your lost love, take the next step like a big girl and find a replacement. This tends to be the most difficult part of the process but with all the options to choose from, you’re bound to find a great substitution that you can fall in love with. Visit the makeup or skin care counter where you bought your discontinued item and let them know your situation. They’ll immediately introduce you to their latest and greatest products. Be open-minded and try a little bit of everything. Take your time until you find something that meets your needs. Once you’ve purchased your new item, give it time to grow on you.

Not thrilled by looking for another product? Email or write a letter to the manufacturer. It can seem like a long shot but if there is enough demand for a particular item, the company may reconsider bringing it back if the consumers want it badly enough. The chances of this actually happening may be slim, but if you are a die-hard fan of your discontinued product, this is a great opportunity for the manufacturer to hear your voice. 

The best way to avoid getting yourself into the discontinued rut is to stay away from items labeled “limited edition” or have any type of text stating that there is a limited supply. If you just have to have such an item, look for a similar product that works just as well that isn’t limited edition so you can turn to that once your favorite love has been pulled off the shelves (of simply stock up and buy in bulk!).
01/2008 Source: www.CareFair.com

Physical Healing

Miracles of Healing are not of the old as some confess because God's Word says "I am the same yesterday, today and tomorrow." "The work that I do you will do; you shall do even greater works than Me", according to John 14:12. It does take faith though, faith of a mustard seed. Confess God's Word with authority over your body two times a day; it will increase your faith, and according to Isaiah 55:11, God's Words (the following scriptures) will not return to Him void. We are to return His Word to Him by giving it voice!!! "So shall my word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to me void (without producing any effects, useless), but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing in which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11. "I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the Lord; and I will heal him, according to Isaiah 57:19. 

Healing Scriptures

You have forgiven all my iniquities; You have healed all my diseases; You have redeemed my life from destruction; You have satisfied my mouth with good things so that my youth is renewed as the eagles. Psalms 103:2-5

You have given me abundant life. I receive that life through Your Word and it flows to every organ of my body bringing healing and health. John 10:10; John 6:63

01/2008 Source: Christian Word Ministries www.christianword.org

Proverbs 9:10-12