How Far Would You Go?

How bad is it when you want something? Bad enough to fight through fog? Is what you want so bad for you or for someone else? Does it make a difference?

I was reading a story earlier about a mom and a son. From the time the son was very young mom knew something was wrong. She took her son to doctors; in fact, she took her son to over 20 doctors.

Would you do this? 20 doctors? What if each doctor said something different? What if most doctors brushed you off or said there was nothing wrong?

This mom stuck to her guns. Her instincts are what she followed. She knew the doctors had to be wrong. She kept searching; finally leaving her home-town with the toddler and driving two hours away to a doctor she had heard about. She didn’t have an appointment.

I believe she was on a hunt, an answer is what she demanded. Would you drive two hours to a doctor you had never met, only read about, and on top of that, without an appointment?


Well, you know it. The receptionist said they had no appointments for that day. She even added one could be had but it would be almost two weeks away. Would you leave and accept the latter appointment? What would you do next after hearing the disappointing words?

The receptionist did add, ” You can go over to the hospital. Maybe they can see him in the ER and discover what is wrong.”

Mom did it. She was not going to let the bull run over her. She and her son spent two days in the hospital with her son being probed and the two questioned. At the end of the 48 hours, the answer came back. ” We don’t have any idea what is wrong, but there is one neurologist that wants to find out what it is.”

She let her boy be tested and the results came back. The boy had a rare disease. Mom’s instincts were right. The toddler suffered from,Creatine Transporter Deficiency. There was no cure, but the mom was so relieved to hear that there was a name for something her son had. She walked out of the office with a smile on her face.

How would you feel if you heard you had a rare disease that was not curable? Would you smile like mom did?

If you are interested more in this disease, please click on the link below I have provided.

Herby Sausage Rolls


Cooking Up The Pantry


I make a silly amount of sausage rolls at this time of year for filling my freezer and various school and club wind ups.

These rolls don’t have the traditional sage but marjoram, oregano and thyme instead.

I use pre made puff pastry sheets which come with a piece of plastic between each layer, once I make the rolls I then use the plastic to wrap two long rolls separated by plastic to make it easy to just take individual rolls out of the freezer at a later date.

If freezing, roll and seal the rolls but don’t brush with egg. Once they are defrosted, brush with egg and cut to your desired size.

Makes 20 large sausage rolls or 80 mini rolls.


1kg minced pork

1/2 onion, chopped very finely

75g fresh white bread crumbs

2 teaspoons dried marjoram

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme


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All or Nothing


All or Nothing?

“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath

Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?

I believe that wanting everything is dangerous. When we don’t take the time to notice all we have, we have stepped back a foot and have forgotten that God has given us all we need.

I am guilty of this at times, but I always get a nudge from God to stop wanting. God is an awesome God. He gives us what we need for the moment. Everything we could possibly need; we already have.

Don’t worry, prayer works. God listens and he answers. I along with many are impatient. We want now. I blame the media on a lot of this; especially if you are at home quite a bit like I am.

The media is full of television programs; but the commercials are even fuller. Bubbly music, showing people like ourselves in living color. Smiling faces, people loving and living life. We want what the other person has.

This is what I call the impulse buying. We don’t need it, we want and desire it. Now that Christmas time is so close, I find myself in this spot once again. The only difference is; it isn’t me that wants for me. It is me that has the desire to make others happy, even at my own financial expense.

I am what is called a people pleaser. It really isn’t a good thing either, or at least for me it sometimes shows my weakness or insecurities. I want to be loved or at least liked; so I will go out of my way to do for others. I just hate it when I learn that I have upset my family or friends, or they are disappointed in me. It is silly of course. We can’t have love and peace every single second.

Somehow I have to change this. I have made progress but believe me, I have a long ways to go. So back to the topic, I do believe that we want way too much and take for granted what is our many gifts we have been given.






My Five Favorite Christmas Songs – #2


positively second

Alright friends, we’re almost there! Number Two is a cheery little tune from Owl City and TobyMac.

‘Light of Christmas’ should leave you with a smile on your face. See you back here tomorrow for the finale!

(But first, here are three more songs that almost made the list.)

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