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  • Birthday 10/01/1979


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  1. Wolfen

    The Mead Hall

    Today I experimented with making my own dressing. I cooked some grilled chicken, placed it on a bed of 50/50 blend (spring mix, spinach, etc.), and mixed some apple cider vinegar with an infused honey I found on sale at Kroger that has cayenne pepper in it. It was really great, actually.
  2. Wolfen

    The Mead Hall

    I've also heard these called "one-eyed jacks".
  3. Wolfen

    The Mead Hall

    There is some research to support that frozen produce is actually better than "fresh" produce, unless you are buying from a farmer's market. "Fresh" produce in big-chain stores like Walmart and most grocery stores has been transported miles away from the same place they were picked, sometimes hundreds of miles, and by the time they reach the shelf they are no longer "fresh" and have lost most of their nutrients. Frozen veggies, however, are usually frozen and packaged shortly after being harvested, thus locking in the nutrients. And I agree with you, btw. I literally spent $5 on my dinner the other day by mixing a bag of frozen organic sweet potatoes with a Green Giant bag of cauliflower risotto with asparagus and mushrooms. Delicious and inexpensive, and also healthy.
  4. Wolfen

    The Trading Post

    Both great books.
  5. Wolfen

    Wolfen Searches for His Wild Heart

    Thursday: 0430 wakeup said the Lord's Prayer as well as a more personal prayer studied Matthew chapter 8. This chapter contains one of my favorite stories in the Bible: 'When Jesus returned to Capernaum, a Roman officer came and pleaded with him, “Lord, my young servant lies in bed, paralyzed and in terrible pain.” Jesus said, “I will come and heal him.” But the officer said, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come into my home. Just say the word from where you are, and my servant will be healed. I know this because I am under the authority of my superior officers, and I have authority over my soldiers. I only need to say, ‘Go,’ and they go, or ‘Come,’ and they come. And if I say to my slaves, ‘Do this,’ they do it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel! And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. But many Israelites—those for whom the Kingdom was prepared—will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the Roman officer, “Go back home. Because you believed, it has happened.” And the young servant was healed that same hour.' Matthew 8:5-13 This story also pops up in Luke 7. It is important to note that Israel was under Roman rule at this time, and they really weren't happy about it. It took a lot of humility, faith and courage for the centurion to come to Jesus and a lot of grace for Jesus to accept him, use him as an example and answer his prayer so powerfully. And then the harsh and scandalous admonition that some Gentiles (non-Jews) will feast with such iconic "fathers" of Israel (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob) in the Kingdom of Heaven, while many Jews will be cast out. I love this, because it's another example of Jesus showing that he did not only come for the Jews but for all mankind. sat in silence for 7 minutes while breathing and thinking in my head: "Abba, I belong to you." read Soulcon devotional completed 40 push-ups (2x20) finished up an episode of John Eldredge's podcast that talked about the power of story I'm still working on some bad habits that trigger my temptation to look at pornography. It's usually on the nights when princess Arabella ends up in bed with my wife and I'm alone with my phone. I read a few interesting and relevant excerpts from a book by Michael Cusick titled Surfing for God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle: “… A man’s sexual appetite is a barometer for what’s going on inside his heart. Your sex drive consists of more than testosterone and the buildup of seminal fluid pressing for biological release, more than being visually stimulated and feeling aroused. Sexual arousal is an accumulation of your experiences, deep needs, and unconscious beliefs. Your heart shares a deep connection to your body parts. The way you are sexually aroused reflects what’s happening deep in your soul, beyond your sexual organs. Indeed, sex is as much spiritual mystery as it is physical fact. The reality is that your heart needs something, and porn promises to meet that need." (“Surfing For God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle”, pg. 15-16) Porn gives us permission to avoid asking the hard questions about our masculine souls. Why do I feel weak in the presence of a particular woman? Why is so much at stake when I relate to her? Why do I feel I have so little to offer? But when we scrape together the courage to face these questions, we discover life-changing truths about ourselves that can set us free. Truths that will lead us to something better than porn." (“Surfing For God: Discovering the Divine Desire Beneath Sexual Struggle”, pg. 19) took the dogs outside while shirtless and shoeless and worked through some stretches and movements 5 pull-ups and 10 leg-raises from the porch railing worked with my mentor removing roots from the dirt around the new property and loading/offloading his pickup truck; also moved some cinderblock and a few pallets. Ran another 5k and shaved a little over 2 minutes off my time. Monday's run was 34:00, yesterday's was 31:50. I have a few "theories" about this. Monday's run was after a big lunch, so I think my still-full stomach slowed me down. I think I also prefer the route I took this time (even though it is more hilly) because it requires more interval running. Worked at the theater and decided to stagger my burpees throughout my shift. So after cleaning a few of the theaters, I would do 10 burpees. I completed 5 sets of these. I wish I could say I went to bed as soon as I got home, but I did not. I sat outside, sipped on a glass of Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, and read a chapter of The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson. If you're not familiar, Johnson wrote the books that inspired the TV series Longmire.
  6. Wolfen

    Sea to Sea and Beyond

    Man... I'm sorry. That sucks. Well, that's good news. I can't say the same about mine, unfortunately. Let's just say there have been three co-brother-in-laws and now there is an abusive boyfriend who just got locked up. My sister-in-law may soon be following.
  7. Wolfen

    The Books of Vries: Going Deep

    Adorable! Those moments make all the challenging ones worth it, don't they?
  8. Wolfen

    Annyshay - Feeling Good

    Yum. Woo! Awesome! Looks like things are going really well! I'm proud of you.
  9. Wolfen

    [Sylvaa] Takes a Break

    Meh. It depends. LOL. Seriously, though, just treat it like an adventure, a new place a new experience for you.
  10. Wolfen

    Korranation’s Ascension

    You mean like extra work? It would depend on what you're good at. If you're crafty, you could make something and look into selling it, either online or at a market/yard sale. Or if you love pets, maybe you can pet-sit for someone or just walk their dogs for them. I have a few side hustles, but they're all physical odd-job construction sort of deals where I work with someone else on a job. For example, a buddy and I built a porch over a back deck for a lady last month and my buddy paid me $15/hr. And the work I do with my mentor is sort of contracted. He pays me in cash $10-15/hr to carry/haul/lift items that are too heavy for him, such as lumber, buckets of sand, etc. I also have been paid to mow lawns, help move furniture, walk dogs, clean gutters, feed/water horses and clean their stalls, just anything I am able to do that someone else either can't do or is too busy to do.
  11. Wolfen

    The Trading Post

    Picked this up at BaM yesterday for just under $4. I love Bargain Bins:
  12. Agreed. Let me know if I can help in any way. I'm glad you're with us.
  13. Wolfen

    [Sylvaa] Takes a Break

    Right next door!
  14. Wolfen

    Sif jumps in with new energy

    That's awesome! I am glad things are going well. Celebrate each victory as it comes and find ways to reward yourself. Well done.