Thursday, December 21, 2017

Holiday Favorites GF Food

The Holiday season has always been the best and worst day for me.  Let us start with the positive first. Ever since the age of two, I have had lots of health problems.  When I was 9 years old I was in and out of my pediatrician office at least every other week with tummy troubles. He ended up diagnosing me with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and told me to eat everything with whole wheat, drink Metamucil at least 2xs day, lots of fruits and veggies.  When I was 13 God was watching out for me. I had to see a different pediatrician because my normal pediatrician was on vacation. I got to see a woman. Sorry guys but I feel women make a better doctor especially for girls because they don't assume it is just depression and anxiety.  She looked at my chart and noticed I haven't gained any weight instead I was losing weight. Another thing she noticed was my bones weren't growing correctly.  She sent me in for a bunch of tests, as well as, sent me to a Ped Gastrologist. Three days before 2001 Thanksgiving around 8:00pm my Gastrologist calls. He told me he has never seen such a severe case celiac disease and he has been doing this for 30 years. He said my celiac level in blood work was sky high and my endoscopy showed no villi and lots of damage. He then tells me if I don't get on a gluten-free diet immediately and follow it to the tee, I probably will not be around in two years.  I was shocked and terrified.  I didn't even know where to begin especially with Thanksgiving three days away. We are also talking about 2001 when there was not much gluten-free food out there and it was so expensive if don't want to make it yourself. My first Thanksgiving on the diet sucked. All I ended up eating was a plain piece of chicken and a baked potato. My mom tried making an apple pie from scratch with a bunch of different gluten-free flours, but it didn't taste very good. We are also talking about a time when companies weren't required to put allergens on their labels. The internet didn't have much on being gluten-free either.  We ended up buying a couple of gluten-free recipe books but their recipes required 8 different flours.

If you are just diagnosed relax and breathe because it is not as hard to go gluten-free anymore.  I wish I was that 13-year-old kid today because my holidays when I was first diagnosed would have been no different than not being on a gluten-free diet. You can enjoy pretty much all that you enjoyed eating before going gluten-free. There is soo many gluten-free foods out there you don't even have to make anything from scratch if you don't want to. 

Here are some of my favorite Holiday Gluten-Free foods:

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Silver Ballbarians Christmas Cookie Decoration Tradition

Here is a funny family tradition that has been past down from one generation to another.  When my mom and my Aunt were little kids my grandma would make sugar cookies and have them decorate it. They would put those really hard silver ball sprinkles that would break your teeth. Once the cookies were decorated with not just one silver sprinkle hard balls but dozens of them on one cookie my grandpa would eat them.

Guess what!!! Grandma taught me this tradition as well. A couple of weeks before Christmas I would go over to their house. Grandma would make her special homemade sugar cookies. I would always help her make it dough as well as eat it too.  Then we would mix up the frosting. While the frosting was in the refrigerator getting cold and the cookies in the oven, we would set up the newspapers on the floor, put up the card table in the kitchen and set up all the decorating sprinkles. I loved decorating the cookies because every cookie I made was very special especially to my grandpa. I can't believe my grandpa had teeth left from eating all those cookies my mom and my aunt made for him when they were little. I took decorating these Christmas sugar cookies to a whole new level. I had grandma smash up some peppermint candies. I also put those really hot cinnamon candies on them as well as those hard silver ball sprinkles. I made some without the killing decorations because I didn't want to eat those killing decorations. Grandma wouldn't touch the ones with the decorations that kill the teeth.  Grandpa was a very good sport and at them. I would laugh and laugh at the point of almost peeing my pants. I really don't think he liked them that well, but he did whatever made his girls happy.

(Here are some pictures from the early 1990s of me)

Me putting the killing decorations!


Grandpa: Do I have to? 

Me: YES!! 

Grandpa: MY MOUTH!! MY TEETH!! HOTTT!!! 

My Grandpa was so amazing.  He means so much too me. I looked up to him and learned so much from him. He passed away in 2014 but not from my cookies. LOL.  I love you so much Grandpa and miss you sooo much!!! #deathbycookies  #grandpascookies  #ChristmasCookies

Sunday, October 1, 2017

With Love, Wherever You Are Book Review

 With Love, Wherever You Are by is an incredible love story. Does war romances last? Based on a true story. After a whirlwind romance and wedding, Helen Eberhart Daley, an army nurse, and Lieutenant Frank Daley, M.D. are sent to the front lines of Europe, during World War II, with only letters to connect them for months at a time. They are both surrounded by dangers and desperately wounded patients, they soon find that only the war seems real-- and their marriage more and like a distant dream. If they make it through the war, will their marriage survive?
Dandi Daley Mackall

This story tells the real-life story of the romance between Dandi Daley Mackall's parents. Dandi does an amazing job navigating the reader through the hardships, loss, and dangers of the war.  I could not put this book down I had to read the entire book in one sitting. The book is a mix of letters and normal narration.  The story is very easy to follow. I found myself having so many genuine emotions while reading this. I laughed, I cried, I was happy and scared. Their relationship was incredibly strong. This would make a great summer, fall, winter read. I would tell you more about it, but I don't want to ruin it for you. Get this book or check it out at the library. This is such an endearing and uplifting story. The fun part is I am from Michigan and Helen and Frank cross path with each other in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Alexander Hamilton Comic Book Review


Can history be told through a graphic novel? I wanted to find this out, so I got Jonathan Hennessey's Graphic Novel Alexander Hamilton Biography. Alexander Hamilton is one of the most influential figures in United States history. He fought in the war, helped develop the Constitution and was the first Secretary of the Treasury.  Today, kids know him because of Hamilton the Musical on Broadway.
Justin Greenwood's illustrations are really good. I did, at times, have a hard time figuring out who was who throughout the book, especially because Hennessey seems to skip around in Hamilton's life.
The book starts out with the Monarchy and slavery. It doesn't even start with Hamilton being born. The first ten pages were about growing sugar which created more slavery. Alexander Hamilton is against slavery, but if you only read the first few pages you would think he was for slavery.  I thought this book wouldn't take me very long to read, but it took me an hour to read because I found it hard to follow. I was surprised at how much of the book wasn't about Alexander Hamilton. There were more pages on George Washington than Hamilton. It was a fun read. Did I learn anything from it? No, but then again I am a huge Revolutionary War fan, so I read a lot of books about the founding fathers. This would be a great book for kids, especially kids who don't like to read.




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Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need by Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty Book Review



The Only Negotiating Guide You’ll Ever Need, Revised and Updated by Peter B. Stark and Jane Flaherty is different tactics in negotiations.  I haven’t read enough negotiating books to say this is the only negotiating book you’ll ever need, but I will say this book is to the point in explaining different tactics in a very simplistic and easy manner.  This is an awesome book for high school students who are just graduating.  My favorite chapter is how to negotiate a pay raise. 

The first half of the book deals more with the concepts and psychology behind the art of negotiating. It even has a couple of self-assessment tests to take to deter what your skill level is in negotiating. 
The strongest part of the book is the second half.  They go into detail on 101 tactics for successful negotiating. For example, one tactic called The Trial Balloon is finding out how firm your counterpart is on the key issues is often helpful in negotiation. You can get some information by sending up a Trial Balloon and watching your counterpart’s reaction. This tactic may give you a better understanding of what to expect when you get down to doing final negotiation. Then they provide an “example” of The Trial Balloon. For example, A home seller is asking $250,000 for her house. The buyer’s agent presents a cash offer of $230,000 with a thirty-day escrow.  Then they follow the example with an example “Counter.” In this counter, they suggest using the Wow! You’ve Got To Be Kidding! Tactic. A second effective counter could be the response That’s Not Good Enough. A third possible counter could be to support the $250,000 asking price with Facts and Statistics citing the selling price for comparable homes in the neighborhood.


It is always good to read books such as this one especially if you in communication, marketing and sales position.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Picketts on the Porch Facebook Live





I love this crazy family. It is always nice to be able to laugh especially so many bad things that are happening in this world. I hope you laugh. I can't wait for the Pickett family's show to be on Youtube. It is coming soon, but in the meantime, we have been doing some facebook lives.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Picketts on The Porch Ends up in a Fight





I can't wait for the show to come out on Entertainment For All Network. This Redneck family isn't your typical redneck family. They all have a crazy story. They talk about Taylor Swifts new song, the Hurricane Harvey and their new rat possum aka dog.  To top it all the Corn Mafia had to show up.



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What Could Have Caused Your Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is serious autoimmune disease caused by an immune reaction to the ingestion of gluten. 40% of the population has one or both genetic biomarkers for celiac disease, but just 1% of the population actually develops the disease. 
Researcher are getting closer to figuring out what could be causing Celiac Disease. According to this video scientists believe reovirus, which is a common and often harmless virus, might be causing the immune system to attack harmless food molecules, like gluten, triggering celiac disease.  Researching are continuing working on figuring out what is causing it in hopes of finding a cure.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Jennifer Esposito on Living with Celiac Disease


Jennifer Esposito is a huge inspiration. I found this video to be helpful in getting awareness out about Celiac Disease and the understanding that it is a hard disease to diagnose and has many symptoms. You don't have to have stomach symptoms to have Celiac Disease. 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife

As many of you know, I am fascinated about the afterlife and near death experiences because I have experienced a near death myself. I have seen Heaven and Angels as well as my relatives who crossed over. This experience has really affected me a positive and a negative way.  It positively impacted me in knowing I will be going to a peaceful place where I am pain-free. It negatively impacted me because I was given the chance to stay up in Heaven and I decided to come back and keep growing my soul. When I am having a really hard day or week I beat myself up for making the decision to come back.  I came across Leslie Kean book called Surviving Death: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife. She takes people experiences with the afterlife and near death experiences and analyzes them. She basically investigates them. 
Kean helped produce a 2011 documentary based on UFOs for the History Channel, made by Breakthru Films, an award-winning film company. Kean has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Colbert Report, and NPR and in USA Today, US News & World Report, and Columbia Journalism Review, among other media.
She tells the stories of children and adults who have experienced topics such as Past-Life Memories, Life Beyond Death, and Communicating with Spirits. Not only does she help tell the stories of the ones who have experienced it, but also gives the stories by medical doctors, psychiatrists, and PhDs from a variety of countries. 
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 My favorite story she discusses in her book is a story of a little boy who kept having memories of his past life as the old Hollywood star, Marty Martyn. Her book is not a fast read and at times hard to follow. Sometimes I feel like she questions the stories of people who have experienced what they have experienced.
The biggest thing you should take from this book is there is so much we don't understand when it comes to the afterlife but if we have an open mind learning can be endless. 
Would I recommend this book? Yes.  Check out Leslie Kean's website at: Click Here
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Monday, August 7, 2017

Producing a Red Neck Reality Show

I am so excited for this opportunity to produce this funny reality show with this crazy Pickett family. It's a redneck reality show. I hope you find moments where you laugh.  Don't forget to subscribe to Entertainment For All Network on Youtube.


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Things I Learned From An Ear Infection



Lately, I have been dealing with a really bad ear infection that just doesn't want to go away. The frustration of all the steroids and antibiotic ear drops is getting me down. 

Here are some things I have also learned from having ear infections:

1. Don't ever use cotton swabs. NEVER EVER. Using them will cause ear wax to be lodged in the eardrum. 

2. Don't put cotton balls on the other part of ear to hold in the ear drops because particles from the cotton ball can and will attach to the thick liquid of the drops that drip down into the ear canal causing the bacteria and fungi to grow even faster as well as causing your hearing to be even worse.  

3. Buy lots of perfume because all the vinegar that is squeezed into your ear will eventually come out. 

4. The Ear doctor's big vacuum machine is your friend. It hurts like crap, but it relieves the pressure and allows you to hear a little better even though you think at any second he will suck your eardrum completely from your skull. 

5. It gives you an excuse to yell at everyone. 

6. It taught me how when I get my hearing back again I should appreciate it a lot more. 

7. You realize your ENT doctor is surgery all the damn time. I don't know how many times I called to try to get in because it gets worse and she tells me he is out of the office for the week because it's his surgery week. 
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8. Throw away all my earbuds because they are the cause of ear infections. Studies have found people who use their earbuds frequently have substantially more bacteria and fungus in them than those who rarely use them.  DON'T SHARE YOUR EARBUDS. That is asking for trouble. 

9. Doing research on ear infections. You learn that houseflies, cockroaches, and many other bugs can get into your ear so you start thinking maybe it isn't an ear infection maybe it's bugs in my ear eating away through my brain. 


10 . My Ear, Nose and Throat doctor also wants me to clean my ear out with 1/3 white vinegar and 1/2 cup of distilled water. 

I had to tell my mom, who thought distilled water and bottled water were the same thing, was wrong. 

Here is the so called truth: 

DISTILLED WATER is created through the process of distillation which is where pure H2O is boiled out of all of its contaminations such as minerals, metals etc.  

SPRING WATER,  like the word implies, comes naturally from the springs. This water is usually underground sources resulting in being uncontaminated. It does undergo some processing and filtering to remove bacteria and other microbes, but most of the mineral content is left in the water. These mineral content include calcium and magnesium. These minerals are why it tastes "fresher" and crisper" than distilled water. Sometimes there are also traces of electrolytes such as sodium and potassium in it. 

BOTTLED WATER- usually contains every type of drinking water including tap water, spring water, and filtered water and even ozonated water- which is infused with oxygen. Some bottled water even contain fluoride, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so read labels carefully. 

PURIFIED WATER is a general term that usually means the water has been filtered in some way. This is usually tap water.  Municipal water from your tap should be safe according to government guidelines unless you are living in Flint Michigan.  However the EPA does admit it can contain contaminants that can affect people with severely weakened immune systems or serious health conditions, so they suggest getting additional water filtration system. In terms of taste and mineral content, water purified by reverse osmosis is the most similar to distilled water. 


Now you know a little bit about the differences between the water, but the reason why my doctor wants me to put only distilled water in my ear with the white vinegar because there are fewer chances of fungi and bacteria are in it. You don't want to put more fungi and bacteria in your ear.  I would suggest not putting tap water in your ear. 


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On Tuesday, I get to see a different ENT doctor because again my doctor is in surgery. A new symptom of a big bang sound happens every 20-30minutes in my ear causing severe pain for 5-8 minutes. Now my left ear isn't doing too good.

  One positive thing about having an ear infection I had an excuse to get nice headphones. Thank you Paparazzi Accessories for giving me the money to buy these. (Check out Glitzy Gals Jewelry Addicts on Facebook to get some awesome $5.00 Jewelry. CLICK HERE
I will keep you posted on my ear. I hope you found this to be helpful. 

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Friday, July 21, 2017

My Experience with Workplace Bullying





Teaching has always been a dream of mine especially teaching theater and film classes to college students.  In 2006, I taught K-7th graders theater for a year while their regular teacher was recovering from health issues.  Sometimes wondering why I didn't go to college to get a teaching degree because I teaching and helping students learn is something I have a passion for. Plus, I love learning myself. Sometimes things just don't go as plan in life. I thought I was so close to teaching college students. In May 2017,  I was hired to work at a local film college here in Michigan which I graduated from in 2016. They asked me to teach a class until one of their professors who they hired arrives from Florida. Then once he got to the school we would then teach the class together. Well, at least I thought. I taught the class for four weeks and then the students had 4 weeks off while they shot their capstone projects. When they got back I taught the Tuesday class and then I was told by the Dean that I am done with the class and need to focus on my other job as a Student Academic Specialist. My heart sank. What did I do wrong? I came up with some really awesome ways to teach demo reels, cover letter, pitches, etc.. The students were really engaged. My gut tells me because the new professor is full-time and getting paid salary is the reason why they want him to finish the class.  I am only part-time and not paid salary.  The sad part is there are only 3 more classes left. I felt really bad for the new professor because I had the class figured out, so he had to try to catch up on it.  Maybe I am thinking too much about it because today they called me and wanted me to come in and teach Costume and Design class because the professor was sick. I couldn't teach it because I already got my 25 hours in.


On Thursday, I was meeting with a student about missing some of their assignments. This student told me they would do anything to make up the final project they missed. I emailed the professor telling him what this student told me. Well, he assumed I told this student how to make up this assignment when I didn't. I told this student to go talk to the professor like I always do. He made me feel horrid. The worse part is he comes all pissed off down the hallway telling other professors that I told a student an assignment to make up the work.  He was saying it so loud I could hear it. I was tutoring a student and he pulls me out into the hallway and starts yelling at me and accusing me.  He was telling me he is the professor and he is the one to make the assignment and this student was late and no show so there is no way she can make it up.  I tried to tell him all I said to the student was to talk to him but most likely he won't give you an extra credit assignment to make up for it. I wanted to cry. I felt like I was being bullied. If my boss, who was a male and older than me, did that I bet you a million dollars he wouldn't have done what he did to me, but because I am a woman and use to be a student there he thinks it is okay to do that.  He may have talked crap behind my boss's back, but he wouldn't have taken me in front of everyone and done that. I felt disrespected. The sad part is I am too terrified to go to the Dean of the school to say what happened because I don't want to lose my job. But then again if I don't say anything and he goes spreading things like this I might loose it anyways. The sad part is all this started because I sent him an email telling him what the student said so I could be on the same page with him so when I meet with the student again next week we are on the same page. I would not tell this student to go shoot a commercial to make up missing that assignment. That is not my place.  I had to sit there through my tutoring session trying to not cry.

Here is another thing that happened. I had a special guest coming in to talk to the class about their experience in California. I guess this person was the one who wrote a letter trying to get the board to get rid of the president of the school. The person who I thought wrote it signed tons of the Alumni names on it when they didn't what to be on it. I thought this person was one of those Alumni members that didn't want their names to be on it.  I didn't realize this person wrote it. The confusing part is when the school takes the students to the LA industry trip they have them meet this person so I don't get it.  I went around asking a couple of the professors including this professor who yelled at me. He was the first one I asked. I don't know what I did to him to make him sabotage me. I asked the Dean of the school, but he doesn't know this person who the situation. But the main thing is they talk to this person while they are in LA. I love this school so why the hell would I have someone come to the school and tell bad things about the school in my class.

Then to top it off they took my desk away from me. I have been sitting at the table in my boss's office. I have to meet with 12 students every week and he meets with 12 students every week. We split the students between us because there is so many of them and there is no time to have one of us meet with all of them.  Because I don't have a desk it makes it really difficult meeting with these students they are on an academic warning so I can't meet them in a public area such as the student lounge, library, classrooms. They are making it so I can't do my job properly.  When I am working and my boss has to meet with students or has other meetings I get kicked out of his office. My backpack is full of office supplies and I have to haul it around where ever I go which is ridiculous.
Trying to find a place to work is very unproductive. I should be able to get to work sit down at my desk and get to work without having to figure out where I will be going to work that day. Plus, I have folders that are private so I can't be carrying them wherever I go and it is a pain always having to ask my boss to store them in his drawer.  Or when he is gone I have to chase down the Dean of the school to get the key to the drawer and then I have to chase him down again to put the folder back.

They tell me I need to network and go to events to learn which is one reason I was really excited about this position. Acton Unversity had a conference event teaching different classes and lectures about business. All the staff was invited to go except me. It was incredibly awkward in the staff meeting when the Dean asked who all went to the Acton University conference and all the professor and staff (other than the administrator) raised their hand. Even the financial aid got to go to it. I was the only one who didn't go. I asked the Dean of the school and my boss if I can go to it and they said no.  I asked my boss and a couple other professors if they paid to go to it and they said "no" the school did.  So what are they expecting me to spend $200 on the ticket? Are they expecting me to go to film festivals and cough up the money to go to them when I am only making $15 an hour and told I can't work more than 25 hours a week?


These past couple weeks I have felt like I am worthless and just can't seem to do anything right. Usually, in a job work your way up, but I guess I am working my way down.

They keep hiring new full-time staff members, which frustrates me because most of them have the same amount of experience or even less experience than I have. I feel like they only look at me like I am still a student there and not as an employee the age of 31 with 25 years experience. I have had 18 years of Assistant Directing large musicals and plays. 5 years of teaching experience, 12 years of marketing experience, 20 years of acting, singing, and dance. 28 years of piano. 8 years of being prop master. 20 years of working backstage.   I have done Business Management since I was 14 years old. I have been working in commercials since I was 14 years old. And the list goes on. I just don't get it.

I had to write out my frustrations.  I will continue working there and hope it will get better.  I just want to say co-worker bullying is real. Bullying women in the workplace is real. I did some research on ways to handle this. These are some things I am going to try:

According to How to Deal with a Workplace Bully: Advice For Victims, Bosses And Coworkers by Amy Morin. Forbes- Aug 21, 2015. They say:

  1. Try to not get emotional when talking to a bully because this person could use it against you. 
  2. Talk to your supervisor this person keeps bullying you. 

According to: How to Deal with a Mean Colleague by Amy Gallo- Havard Business Review (October 16, 2014) 


  • Do: 
    • Know that people act aggressively at work because they feel threatened. 
    • Ask yourself whether you're being overly sensitive or misinterpreting the situation. 
    • Call out the inappropriate behavior in the moment. 
  • Don't:
    • Take the blame-- many bullies pick targets that are highly skilled and well-liked. 
    • Escalate the situation until you've tried to solve it informally and with the help of your allies. 
    • Suffer unnecessarily- if the situation persists and you can leave, do it. 
The sad part is this professor is bullying the new professor that took over my class. For instance, the Dean told the new professor to substitute for a professor who was out sick. I guess it was a class he has always wanted to teach so he told the new professor not to worry about going to class he teaches while the professor is sick. The new professor said, "no he will teach unless the Dean says otherwise." Well, I guess they both taught it together because this professor was in the class teaching it with the new professor. I asked the new professor if the Dean said it was okay for him to teach it with you and he told me "no he just went into the class and taught it."

Please, don't get me wrong. This professor brings a lot to the school and is good with the kids.  But then again I am telling myself it is okay for this person to do this when it isn't. 



The 6 Stages of Workplace Bullying

Stage 1: Initial Incident. 
  • He/She feels jealous, threatened, wronged in some way. 
Stage 2: Progressive Discipline
  • Abuser is in a position of power. They treat you like you are incompetent-- overreacting to small mistakes (even ones that quickly and easily fixable). 
Stage 3: Turning Point
  • Abuse is repetitive and events are reframed by the abuser so targets are made to seem like you are the problem. 
Stage 4: Organizational Ambivalence
  • You inform management or HR, who either steps in and confronts the bully, mediates the situation successfully, or does not help at all.  For example, your boss could say you need to learn how to work with people or you are just overreacting.  This makes you feel like it is all you. 
Stage 5: Isolation
  • You feel alone. No one to turn to. Family & Friends are tired of hearing you complain. You start really dreading going to work.  You start having severe health problems such as not sleeping, stomach problems. 
Stage 6: Expulsion
  • Transfer, Quit or get fired. 


I hope this allows you to know you are not the only one going through this. I will do my best to keep you up to date on what ends up happening. Hopefully, everything will work out and this is just and an awkward emotional rocky couple of weeks. 


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Cute Puppy's First Balloon Experience





I got my friend some get well balloons. His puppy, Buster, didn't know what to make of the balloons. Here is the video of his puppy's first balloon experience. It is really funny and cute. You can never have enough cute funny videos. Laughter is the best medicine.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Life After Heaven by Steven R. Musick Book Review



Ever since I died and saw Heaven in 2007,  I have been drawn to other persons out of body experiences.  I was able to get my hands on Steven R. Musick's Steven R. Musick's book Life After Heaven. 
He had his out of body experience after being given the swine flu vaccination. He was allergic to something in the vaccination. 
He goes right into the accident in the first couple of chapters. The rest of the book talks about him figuring out what God wants him to with his in life.  After reading his book I don't feel so alone. He fights the same feelings I do. These feelings are wanting to go back to Heaven and being with God. When I was in Heaven I had no pain, no worries, and was very happy. My life isn't as bad as some other people, but suffering from so much pain with  RSD, Celiac, Chrons, Gastroparesis, Heart problem, etc.. it is hard not to just give up.
Luckily, Steven R. Musick, who suffered from lots of pain and sickness from the vaccination was later cured by God.  His book goes into detail on how God cured him.
I would really recommend this book. At times it can be a little preachy, but I sure felt more hope after finishing it.

About Steven R. Musick: is founder and CEO of Destiny Capital, a respected financial advisory firm. Holder of three Master's degrees in management, financial services, and international economics, Musick has taught at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business. His goal is to spend the rest of his life helping others experience God's love and the kingdom of heaven here and now. Steven and his wife, Elaine, have three grown sons, three daughters by marriage,

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"After a deadly medical mistake sent a navy sailor to the presence of Jesus, he returned from his near-death experience with new eyes to see the kingdom of heaven in this life. Now he wants to help you experience heaven on earth today."
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren


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I haven't been able to sleep lately due to the pain, so I have been doing a good amount of reading. 

Rescue Me is the second book of the Montana series. I have read many suspense romance mystery stories and usually find myself skimming and skipping chapters because it just seems to drag. Susan May Warren’s Rescue Me was the complete opposite. I couldn’t put it down.  Every page had enough descriptions so you can see the locations and what the characters look like and are feeling, but not too much where it just gets boring to read.  Rescue Me has a lot going on. It contains relationships and spiritual struggles.  It’s all about forgiveness and taking chances. Love and faith can be a powerful thing, but also scary in the same breath. This book isn’t too preachy unlike a lot of faith type fictions. This book doesn’t just contain one romance couple, it contains two.  The main romance is between Willow and Sam.  The second relationship is Sam’s brother, Pete, and his teammate, Jess. The main thing I took from this book is life will always throw challenges at you, but you should never give up.  I look forward to reading more of Susan May Warren’s books. I promise you will have a hard time putting the book down.


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