Welcome Dream Big Partner: A Christian In Bloom!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: A Christian in Bloom:

Here is an excerpt from the A Christian In Bloom about page:

“A Christian In Bloom was created out of a need to stay the course as I stumble along my walk with God.

I say stumble because truthfully, I need to up my game as a Christian.

God has always been a part of my life but like many people, during a dark time in my life, you could say I more or less turned my back on God.

Move to present day and the thought of turning my back on God makes me cringe. How He continues to forgive me I will never know.

Before this blog, I had another blog in which the main theme revolved around mental illness. I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and at the time I needed an outlet to cope.

I have reached a point in my life where I am more comfortable with myself than I was then. I am more self aware and I am more aware of God than ever before. That’s what I truly relate to now and that’s what I want to focus on.

The topic of mental illness will always be close to my heart but I am more than my illness. I want to get to know this new me. I don’t want to rehash my past anymore. I want to know God and the plans He has for me.

It is my hope that when you visit here, you will feel safe and supported, connect with like minds and continue to grow in your faith.

One thing you will notice is that I love to write prayers. I feel at peace when I do this and so I figured a blog would be the best way to document my daily prayers.

I also like to express myself through poetry and love inspirational stories so I have included that here as well.

Finally, I offer a prayer chain for those in need of prayer. I know with all my heart there is power in prayer and there is power in numbers. ❤

In closing, I am not sure where this journey is going to take me, but I hope to meet people along the way who well help to enhance my journey with God. In turn, I hope I can do the same for you!

Take Care & God Bless ❤

Cavelle”

You can find the rest of Cavelle’s story on her about page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Captain Jills Journeys!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Captain Jills Journeys:

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Here is an excerpt from Captain Jills Journeys’ about page:

“I am an independent woman who works on the water and I love to travel the world whenever I can. I started out sailing on my fathers old schooner, got my own sea snark when I was a kid and worked around town on lots of friends fishing boats and the party boats down the street.I got real lucky and was sent off (as punishment!) to school on a large traditional sailing ship. We sailed from Greece to Martinique and back to Europe. That did it! I decided to become a ship captain and sail the world and get paid to do it! The love of travel and the sea has not left me yet and I guess it never will.Schooner Ariadne

 

I love to explore physically and mentally. I love the sense of adventure. I love to see whatever the world has to offer. I love to read and listen to music. I love to eat and drink and have a good time. I’m a friendly and down to earth person, I’m NOT politically correct! I take people as they come and love to meet new people.”

 

You can find Captain Jills Journeys logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Welcome Dream Big Partner: Mental Break – In Progress!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: Mental Break-InProgress:

 

Here is an excerpt from the Mental Break – In Progress about page:

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My name is Cavelle. Pleased to meet you!Mental Break – In Progress was originally created as a therapeutic outlet for me after receiving a diagnoses of Bipolar 2 Disorder. My life has evolved so much since then and writing has slowly but surely helped me to develop my voice and give me a sense of purpose.I write about many things however, you will note a few repeated themes –One of course being mental illness but also-

My walk with God. ❤

I went through a dark time in my life in which I turned my back to Him. I was in the throws of a mental illness I didn’t know I had and yet God has seen me through it all despite that.

 

You can find the rest of Cavelle’s story on her about page.  Her logo is in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell her Danny sent ya!

Today’s Featured Blog…lifeexperimentblog!!

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Hello there 🙂

This is my closet. You’ve seen this pic a few times, especially after I decided to keep only my natural fibre or sustainable clothing options.

I’ve decided to start a new experiment series regarding the minimalist wardrobe.

I browse the internet… A LOT. I’ve noticed that minimalism and the capsule wardrobe have garnered a ton of attention as the new trend. I hate to admit it, but I have to laugh when reading about the ‘French Wardrobe’ or the 33 items for 3 months – trend. You see, in my mind, it seems to be more a case of people wanting what they don’t have (i.e.; time, space, clean lines, easy decisions) than a case of really taking stock of what they have and using it to its full potential. This isn’t always the case, but it seems to be more so than not. People who have…

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Welcome Dream Big Partner: mydangblog!!

I am pleased to welcome the latest blogger to become a Dream Big Partner: mydangblog:

Here is an excerpt from mydangblog’s about page:

I post weekly humorous essays which allow me to focus on the weirdly wonderful aspects of my life. Each essay is stand-alone–no chronological knowledge is required, so feel free to go back to earlier weeks. My favorite is…well, there are lot of different topics. Read, enjoy, and keep coming back.

You can find mydangblog’s logo in my sidebar and on the Partners’ Page at the top of my website!  When you visit be sure to tell em Danny sent ya!

Should you fear the cleaners in your home?

Essential Living with Dakota

I’ve made it my mission to make people aware of the toxins surrounding us. What they choose to do with that information is entirely their choice! But – are you aware of the toxins lurking in your home?

What’s your favorite cleaner? Below is a list of the cleaners I used to keep on hand in my home. I’m a bit mortified at the information I found on the Environmental Working Group website.

Pine Sol – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2852-PineSolAllPurposeCleanerOriginal#.WbqWNsiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap Original Formula- http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/349-MurphyOilSoapOriginalFormula#.WbqWcMiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap All Purpose Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/3328-MurphyOilSoapMurphyAllPurposeMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqWg8iGOM8

Clorox Bleach – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2576-CloroxBleachRegular#.WbqW2ciGOM8

Windex – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1418-WindexAdvancedGlassMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqXFMiGOM8

Lysol Disinfectant Wipes – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1216-LYSOLICDisinfectantWipes#.WbqXSMiGOM8

Comet Powder – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2228-CometDisinfectantCleanserPowderwithBleach#.WbqYBsiGOM8

Kaboom Toilet Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2285-KaboomFoamTasticToiletCleaner#.WbqYSsiGOM8

All of the above listed cleaners are linked to a health concern of some kind. Endocrine (hormone) disruptions, reproductive disruptions, respiratory disruptions, cancer, etc.

Most, if not all, of the above listed cleaners have poor ingredient disclosures. It…

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Danny’s World: Saturday Morning Goings-On

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It is Saturday morning and as usual I am the first person up and stirring.  Coffee in hand I am working through comments from yesterday and reading about where bloggers find their inspiration.  I asked the question to see if I can find a little gem of an idea because lately I’ve been in a bit of a blog drought.  I’ve been at this blog thing for nearly 3 years and I’ve never taken a full day off.  When I first started this journey I thought I would write, post and the people would eventually flock to my page to read.  The truth is blogging is a verb and requires action to get action.  And for that reason I don’t take time away from my website.

I guess all bloggers go through slumps?

Danny’s World: Today Is A Half Day and Buying Land

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Today is a half day for me at work so I’ll be spending some time with Evelina’s mom and dad.  They have been in town since Sunday and it has been nice having them here for a few days.  I think today we are going to go look at my sister’s in-law suite and get together some ideas for our new home.  Oh, by the way, we are building a new home next year.

Evelina’s father and I would like 10-20 acres of land to provide a refuge and a little peace and quiet.  Evelina and her mother prefer to live near modernity.  So we have a conflict of views.  Somehow we will need to find common ground.  I am hoping today we can also go look at land in south Charlotte.

Hope everyone has a great Friday!

My First Time

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

I was sixteen. He, a mere fourteen months my senior. We sat facing one another, my knuckles wrapped tightly around the armrest, his hands lying casually in his lap. Conversation was light, the air around us tense for me, for him, not so much. He smiled mischievously and I, trying to hide the sheer panic creeping through my every vein, returned that smile with what could not have been more than a grimace. Suddenly, his position changed, as did his facial expression. We were no longer eye to eye. It appeared that he was rising, but without standing. From where I was seated and from what I could see between the tears flooding from my eyes, the smile on his face had become a huge grin accompanied by a full fit of laughter.

By the time the plane leveled, my brother had regained his composure while I was still dry…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Charlie Country Boy’s Blog!!

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This was a landmark birthday and I thought a bit of spoiling wouldn’t go amiss, so off we trundled to London. Because I’m not from Peru, don’t possess a red coat and never travel…