When The Past Calls, Let it Go to Voicemail Because it Has Nothing New to Say

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Mistakes….we all make them

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

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something we have all made…
with regrets…
leaving many of us dismayed.
For the mistakes…
we all made when young…
play over and over in our minds…
like an old song that’s sung.

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Creamy Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing #CilantroDressing

Cilantro Lime Dressing. Sounds delicious

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I used to make a great creamy cilantro dressing, based on the dressing from the El Torito Grill in California. However, after meeting the owner of ExtravaGONZO Foods for the umpteenth time at either the Boise Co-Op or Whole Foods in Boise, I challenged myself to adjust the ingredients to use two of their flavored oils. The first attempt was an epic failure, so I worked to adjust ingredients and eliminate ingredients I felt were not necessary. The second round is a home run! Or, let’s make that a touchdown since the Super Bowl is in two weeks!


1/3 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds), roasted
1-2 green onions, chopped
1-2 garlic cloves, pressed
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup juice from fresh limes
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon ExtravaGONZO jalapeno lime oil
ExtravaGONZO blood orange oil
1/3 cup crumbled Cotija cheese
½ cup…

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If You Think You…

Whether you think you can or think you can’t…you’re right


“Thinking” by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you’d like to win, but you think you can’t,
It is almost a certain – you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost;
For out in this world we find
Success begins with your will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think you’re outclassed, you are;
You’ve got to think high to rise.
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win the prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster [human];
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the one who thinks s/he can!

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The First Step

Faith is taking that first step

2 R Better Than 1

Today is the day that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy. Please join me in honoring him by sharing his words of wisdom in the comments. He shared his life with us and left an indelible mark on our hearts and in our minds. I’m reminded today to continue taking steps toward my destiny — even if they’re baby steps.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is it that you’re afraid to pursue or you’re waiting for the right time to start? We find so many excuses to delay our efforts. How about brainstorming reasons why you should start that project today. Give yourself 60 seconds to think of all the reasons why you should do what’s been on your heart and in your mind for as long as you can remember.  Then, think about this:…

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What’s In A Name, Anyway? Turns Out, A Great Deal! #NoNameCalling

Name calling is a big deal. Especially when it comes from the leader of the USA. Great blog great perspective

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What is in a name, anyway? I held a real estate open house in the East End on Saturday, and to my surprise, I had two ladies with the name Ginger. Two in one day! Disclaimer: neither lady looked like Ginger from Gilligan’s Island FYI.

But, what a great a name, right?

Later in the day, I gave that more thought. What is in a name? Surely you have heard that phrase (hopefully) and if not, you get to read it now.

What is in a name?

We are all born and given a name right away (usually). We grow up with this name and maybe if you are like me, a sibling comes along that just cannot pronounce your name. So, you get a nickname until one fine day, your brother finally pronounces your name correctly and your nickname is no longer. Back then, I was devastated. Haha! Believe…

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Your Season is Coming

My season is coming. In fact I declare it’s already here.

Holy Spirit, You are welcomed here.

How many of you have looked around in your life and it seems everybody around you is getting blessed but you? The enemy will make sure you see everybody your age having what you want. They’ve written books, they’re graduated, they’re making more money than you, they have your dream job, etc. You look around and the enemy will have you thinking that God is blessing them and not blessing you. Have you ever thought for a second that maybe it’s because what you’re carrying is so impactful to the world that what you’re carrying isn’t just a little dog, but it’s an elephant. It’s taking time for God begin to blossom you and use you. God is paying attention to you in those seasons that look like you aren’t going anywhere. How do you react whenever you are watching yourself go through a break up and people around you are…

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