Stress Remedy Relief

November 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Every couple of years I have my eyes tested to update my reading glasses. On a recent visit the optician was concerned by the pressure test (that’s where they put a squirt of air into the eye using a Tonomety that records the eye pressure). The optician was not happy with my results and made me an appointment with an eye specialist. Several tests later I was told that I would need eye drops for the rest of my life to slow up the onset of Glaucoma. With this condition left unchecked, you can go blind so the drops were a small price to pay.

Glaucoma affects one in 200 people aged 50 and younger,  and one in 10 over the age of 80. It’s the leading cause of blindness in African-Americans. Fortunately, early treatment can reduce the pressure to the eye and thus avoid the possibility of blindness.

As a result of this affecting me personally, I’ve come to appreciate my sight more. I now look for foods that enhance eye-sight; foods such as broccoli, spinach, salmon for omega-3, dark chocolate, avocados, carrots, red wine.

My motto? Eat healthy to stay healthy and stay away as much as you can from highly processed foods like refined white flour, pastas, white bread, trans fats, monosodium glutamate. These can all cause a detrimental effect to the health of your eyes.

20/20 vision, what’s it mean: basically it say that if your 20 feet away from an eye chart you can see what a normal person sees. As we get older our sight unfortunately get worse and for most over the age of fifty the 20/20 vision is but a dream. However in this modern day of ours we hear of advances in the medical world that gives us hope, that maybe, just maybe our sight can get better or at least stop getting worse.

While we look to the future to see improvements in eye health care, we can also look back and see some of the great thinkers of the past such as Dr.W.H. Bates 1860-1931 Bates was a successful eye surgeon who became dissatisfied with conventional methods of the day. He gave up his practice and joined the Columbia University for the sole purpose of studying eyes from an entirely different point of view. During his life-time he wrote of his successes, his work was tested and the technique he developed was their after called “the bates method”

See further information at http://www.seeingmyeyes.com

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Circus by L’Tanya Leone 5 star rating

November 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Ebook By ltanya leone
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Published: July 16, 2011
Category: Fiction » Children’s Books » Fiction
Words: 35229 (approximate)
Language: English

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Ebook Description

Asa and Tana loved living in their small town called Seward, and most of all they enjoyed going to their favorite park. Only there was one teeny weeny problem in the park. It was at the edge of the woods watching and waiting for them to come closer.

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Jacobs Courage by Charles S. Weinblatt

November 7, 2011 1 comment

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Jacob’s Courage: A Holocaust Love Story

Ebook By Charles Weinblatt
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Published: May 22, 2009
Category: Non-Fiction » History » Holocaust
Words: 288923 (approximate)
Language: English

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Ebook Short Description

Jacob’s Courage is a tender coming of age love story of two young adults during the Holocaust. This historical novel explores the dazzling beauty of passionate love and enduring bravery in a lurid world where the innocent are murdered. From despair, to unforgettable moments of chaste beauty, Jacob’s Courage examines a constellation of emotions during a time of incomprehensible brutality.

Extended Description

“Gut Wrenching and Heart Rending. At the end of the read one feels both hope and admiration for the human spirit.” Holocaust Center of Toledo

“And I Cried… This book brings the Holocaust to life and evokes emotions not found in many history books. Weaving together a story of love, passion, horror, and history, Weinblatt left nothing out.” Sylvania (OH) Historical Society

“A tender, coming of age tale. This book shows the critical roles that love, determination, and steadfast belief play toward battling one’s demons both physically and mentally. Jacob’s Courage is ultimately a tribute to the triumphant human spirit.” Jewish Book World… (Read more) “Gut Wrenching and Heart Rending. At the end of the read one feels both hope and admiration for the human spirit.” Holocaust Center of Toledo

“And I Cried… This book brings the Holocaust to life and evokes emotions not found in many history books. Weaving together a story of love, passion, horror, and history, Weinblatt left nothing out.” Sylvania (OH) Historical Society

“A tender, coming of age tale. This book shows the critical roles that love, determination, and steadfast belief play toward battling one’s demons both physically and mentally. Jacob’s Courage is ultimately a tribute to the triumphant human spirit.” Jewish Book World

“The reader sees events through the eyes of archetypal participants… a doctor forced to experiment on his own, a Sonderkommando and a hero.” The Association of Jewish Libraries

“The author maintains a driving, relentless pace. Jacob and his beloved Rachael try to escape the madness of Nazi Germany while maintaining their humanity; in the end, the visionary protagonist comes to echo his Biblical counterpart who fled danger in his own country and saw a life-changing vision in his dreams.” The University of Toledo

“Jacob’s Courage follows the young couple from the forced ghettos to the concentration camps and beyond, with several harrowing twists and turns that allow Weinblatt to illustrate the myriad tragedies Holocaust victims faced.” Toledo Free Press

“The love story was beautiful and touching. This was such an emotional read. Weinblatt’s vivid descriptions of the time beautifully entwines with the love story. Jacob’s Courage is a powerful story of how love does conquer all. No matter how hard the times are, love and humanity never lose their power.” My Love Affair with Books

“Weinblatt has painted a picture with words of the horrors of the holocaust. He has done so in a haunting and evocative way. Weinblatt has the talent to convey the terror of the Jews.” James E. Vigiletti, Attorney at Law.

“You see hear and smell… Hitler’s Third Reich.” Ron Braithwaite, author

“Jacob’s Courage reminded me of one of the greatest books of the 20th Century, Viktor Frankl’s, Man’s Search for Meaning. Weinblatt has painted a picture with words of the horrors of the holocaust. Jacob’s Courage is a personal, real life example of holding on to something greater than one’s self. The love that grows between Jacob and Rachael sustains them through the horrors of life in a Nazi death camp. We all could learn a lesson from these two teenagers, coming of age and faced with the greatest existential threat to life.” Frank Fiore, author

“Not since Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place have the horrors of the holocaust been brought to life in such vivid detail. Charles Weinblatt takes you to Nazi Germany through the lives of two young people whose world is torn apart at a time in their lives when it should be blossoming. Weinblatt does a masterful job of touching your emotions throughout the book by placing you inside the lives of Jacob and Rachel. I recommend you pick up a copy of this book and a box of tissues. Get ready for a good cry and a heartwarming ending as Jacob and Rachel find the courage to live.” Rick Rodgers, author

” Weinblatt weaves such detail into his story that the reader comes away with a powerful sense of what life was like for the Jews during this horrible period in history. Jacob’s Courage shines a spotlight on the truth. Anyone interested in World War II, the Holocaust, Jewish history, or a love story, should pick up Jacob’s Courage.” Darcia Helle, author.

“This is an amazing book… one of the best reads that I’ve had in a long while and I literally could not put it down.” Jodi Shepard.

“For a clear and no-holds-barred description of life as a Jew in Nazi Germany, you can’t beat Jacob’s Courage, by Charles Weinblatt.” Jennifer Feddersen, Editor.
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About Israel

November 6, 2011 Leave a comment

My last two blogs have featured the State of Israel.  I believe the world press tends towards anti-Israel for a variety of reasons. Oil, for instance; the world needs it and the Arab countries have it so the world must stay on friendly terms with them because of it. Israel has only a few friends and many enemies. The question is WHY? Do you know why people hate the Jews, what have they done to you?

Palestinians are taught to hate the Israelis. It’s fairly obvious that they are brain washed from an early age. Watch the news and documentaries on the subject and you will see children, some even toddlers, carrying anti-Israel placards. One recent photo in Trafalgar Square, London, shows a 10-12 year old boy holding up the incendiary statement, FOR WORLD PEACE ISRAEL MUST BE DESTROYED”. What kind of mind does that child have? How can you possibly have peace in the middle east when that kind of hatred is being taught. No matter how much land the Israelis release to the Palestinians, it will not bring them one step closer to peace. And why should Israel release any land after all? It is not them who were attacking, It was the Arab world trying to obliterate another race. And, surely, every person/country has the right to defend themselves.

Hitler tried the same thing with the Jews in Europe. Arab schools do not teach about the Holocaust. Nor for that matter do many western schools. Some even claim that it ever happened. Go to Auschwitz and have a look at the museum. My father-in-law was one of the first British soldiers to enter that camp after its `management’ retreated. The horror of it stayed with him for the rest of his life.

I highly recommend the book, Jacobs Courage by Charles S. Weinblatt. It’s a love story set in the middle of the Holocaust,  available at Amazon, Barns and Noble, Smashwords and many others. See more details at http://youtu.be/GHqowym6wyU

We could all do well to learn this simple message: `Love thy neighbour. Hate destroys but love conquers all.’

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What do the Arabs of East Jerusalem really want ? by David Pollock

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

The following is taken from the newspaper ISRAEL & Christians Today, an international paper published in Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South East Asia, Uganda and the USA. web site:http://www.c4israel.org

What do the Arabs of East Jerusalem really want?

By David Pollock

According to face-face surveys conducted according to the highest international standards, more Palestinians in East  Jerusalem would prefer to become citizens of Israel rather than citizens of a new Palestinian state. In addition 40 percent said they would probably or definitely move in order to live under Israeli rather than Palestinians rule.

44 percent of the Palestinians in Jerusalem say they are very or at least somewhat satisfied with their standard of living. This is a very high percentage compared to other populations in the Arab world. Only about 30 percent sympathize with either Fatah or Hamas or with the Israeli Arab Islamic movement. Politics is not a major preoccupation.

Three-quarters of east Jerusalem Arabs are at least a little concerned,  and more than half are more than a little concerned, that they would lose their ability to write and speak freely if they became citizens of a Palestinian state rather than remaining under Israeli control.

Significantly 41 percent thought that armed conflict probably or definitely would continue even after a peace agreement, and this is from the most moderate population of Palestinians. Only a third say that a unilateral declaration of Palestinian independence backed by the UN would have a positive effect on their lives. Two-thirds say that such a unilateral step would have no positive effect.

For people who tend to assume that a fair and practical solution for the Jerusalem issue is for the Arab neighborhoods to become part of Israel, these findings suggest that this could be somewhat problematic from the point of view of the people who actually live in east Jerusalem. End.

Taken from Wikipedia

According to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the Arab population of Israel in 2010 is estimated at 1,573,000, representing 20.4% of the population.[4] The majority of these identify themselves as Arab or Palestinian by nationality and Israeli by citizenship.[5][6][7] Many have family ties to Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as to Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. Negev Bedouins tend to identify more as Israelis than other Arab citizens of Israel.[8]

Most of the Arabs living in East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967, were offered Israeli citizenship, but refused, not wanting to recognize Israeli sovereignty. They became permanent residents.[9] They are entitled to municipal services and have municipal voting rights.[10]

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News-Israel & Christians Today

October 27, 2011 1 comment

The following is taken from the newspaper ISRAEL & Christians Today, an international paper published in Europe, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South East Asia, Uganda and the USA. web site:http://www.c4israel.org

When the Jewish People Return by Ira Sulim-Carlier published October 2011

The first time that I heard about God’s plan for Israel and the Jewish people was from my grandmother. I can still recall her words: “Once the Gospel has been preached over the whole world and the Jewish people return to Israel from dispersion, it is time for the Messiah’s return to Jerusalem.” This she read in the Bible.

As I grew older, there was more freedom in the Ukraine, and I never really thought about my grandmothers words again. She passed away in 2004 at the age of 92.

Once the Iron Curtain fell, I started going to church. Althougth we were , once again, allowed to discuss faith openly, Israel and the Jewish people were not referred to or mentioned in church.

In the early nineties, many American missionaries came to the Ukraine and other counties of the former Soviet Union.

Having studied English, I was often asked to act as translator. During such a visit to an orphanage for handicapped children, I met Koen-my future husband.

He was there to visit an orphaned Jewish boy, and spoke about his work amongst the Jewish people. He would visit Jewish people who wanted to go back to Israel, and about bringing Jewish families to the airport for departure to their Promies Land.

His story echoed my grandmother word: ” When the Jewish people return, it will be the last days.” Those words, it seems are being fulfilled today. I believe it is the truth. This was an absolute revelation for me.

As a contact person for the Jewish Agency, I can now practically assist my husband, Koen, with his work amongst the Jewish people. It is an honour for me to be able to be part of this prophetic work. ( Ira Sulim-Carlier is married to Koen Carlier fieldworker Christians for Israel- Ukraine)

The Bible tells us that in the last days the nations of the world will turn against Israel. Don’t we see that happening today?

triumphoverdepression by Patrick Day

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

 

 
 
This blog is written by Patrick Day who holds a Master’s Degree in English Literature and recently retired as the dean of instruction at a two-year college. He has written a book called TOO LATE IN THE AFTERNOON: ONE MAN’S TRIUMPH OVER DEPRESSION, from which comes the name of this blog site. This fictional novel can be found on the website [pyramidpublishers.com]. The story in the book is not Mr. Day’s autobiography, but he certainly knows of what he writes, having come out the other side of five years of significant depression. It is now his ministry in life to help others who are depressed, as well as family, friends, and professionals who interact with people with depression. Check out Mr Day’s blog at www.triumphoverdepression.org.
 
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