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Swap artificial sugars for nutrients wrapped in sweetness: Fruit!


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Highly sugared candies and chocolates blanketed in pink and red ribbons are popular during this season, but is there something more valuable?

Offer gifts of organic nutrition that come in the form of edible energy. Fruits are a much healthier alternative than processed foods with artificial additions and excess sugars. These foods can prove addictive and hard to put down especially for children.

Modified sugars can rot the teeth with bleached sucrose the body was not meant to consume. Such foods are best in moderation and rarely consumed. If opting for chocolate, low fat and low sugar options are optimal as cocoa has many benefits including boosting better moods — natural and dark chocolate, not processed. Fruit and cocoa are far more viable options as they give the gift and encouragement of healthy eating habits.

Valentines day, which spurs candy buying, is more or less a marketing scheme for merchandisers to get money. There is hardly one day to convey love for someone. It is an ancient ceremonious holiday which has its beginnings in Rome. Valentine’s day is a pagan holiday set over a goddess which can prompt indirect adoration and homage to an ancient deity. This is not what the Creator wants.

Are we to allow merchants and pagan traditions to dictate special days for love and kindness when these are ideals to be shared everyday?

It says in John 4:24 to worship Most High in spirit and in truth meaning, we are not to set aside days that do not focus on Him and are modeled after traditions that had nothing to do with the holiness of God and His message of salvation.



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Finest Shelf Foods

Long shelf life foods save on travel to the market and funds.

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Some of the best foods to stock that retain high nutrients are:

Canned Beans

Beans contain high amounts of protein and nutrients needed. They can be stored as dry beans or stored in a can.

Herbal Plants

Herbal Plants when dried and stored can last years and many contain healing and antibiotic properties like oregano and lavender for calming effects.

Unbleached Rice

Rice is good for energy as it contains much of the same contents as beans. Storage requires it to be stock piled in an arid place.

Dehydrated Seaweed

Seaweed has many minerals in it and has a reserve of iodine, a component needed for health and mood regulation. It will not perish for months if kept the right way.

Freeze Dried Fruit

Freeze dried allows the fruit to be preserved while maintaining many of its original nutrients like pectin and apples or Vitamin C and pineapples.

Powdered Chocolate

Powdered chocolate has a long shelf life and can be used to make a sweet drink or mixed with other foods for baking.

Foods with Brine

Foods that have a high sodium content like cucumbers dipped or saturated in vinegar or fermented cabbage tend to last longer than other foods. Make sure it is a food high in nutrients and not nutrient deficient like bags of chips.

Coconut and Vegetable Oils

The above listed oils can go long periods without expiring. They are beneficial for cooking and it is best if they are organic and placed in a cool area.

Honey or Agave Syrup

Honey is referred to as an immortal food as it has no definite “best eaten by” date. Hone is a natural antibiotic ad has many heath benefits. It is important that we preserve the bee population as they are a cornerstone of crop life and nature. Agave is a natural sweetener that is from the agave plant and adds flavor to foods.

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Racism at Chick fil A


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Many of us had great times at restaurants with friends and family. We might have left a tip for the hard working server or donated to their counter jar. One thing to consider is how are the workers managed, how are potential recruits treated? We hope they are treated with professionalism, but as this article  shows, that doesn’t always happen.

I had an acquaintance that went to a group interview at a Chick fil A, located at 14897 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX. They explained that one of the two Caucasian recruiters was giving her dirty looks and treated her as though she were a nuisance. My acquaintance was African American and she explained that the recruiters made them do humiliating exercises like “miming” out the initials of their names and lining up in alphabetical order thereafter.

She explained the recruiters then made them tell why the person standing next to them should be hired. While my acquaintance was paired with a Caucasian female, her partner told her she worked at the Chick fil A a few stores away and was transferring to the current Preston location. My acquaintance noticed that her partner received preferential treatment from the female Caucasian recruiter despite being just as qualified and more experienced. She noted that they acted like they were friends. It appears the interview was biased and favored Caucasians and Chick fil A employees although people of color spend their funds there too.

My acquaintance said this behavior made her uneasy because they were supposedly a moral establishment who prided themselves on courtesy toward people. From what was said, the recruiter did not have to treat her that way whether she planned to hire her or not. Such behavior is highly improper and speaks to the prejudice and unfairness that has haunted this country since its beginnings.

Many employers will post a job and invitations to interviews, but they know who they are hiring ahead of time — mainly friends, family members or current employees looking to transfer within the company. It’s a false advertisement for others because they were never going to be hired. Posting these types of job interviews also makes the economy look good when it’s failing, so please apply with caution. This also applies to “equal opportunity employers” like the eatery listed above.

Note: Racism appears to be unbarred in the south and people are more prone to act out against people of color in those states. Sadly, it is usually unprovoked. A restaurant that has God as its motivation should not allow staff to treat people that way. When anyone exclaims to present biblical principals and has stores follow suite, they need to be cautious that they represent it well. This could give God a sinister image.

The lady I spoke to said that after going through that, she could not see herself eating there anymore.

God is no respecter of persons and does not want anyone treating others in a foul way unprovoked (Romans 2:11). I hope that there can come a day when unfounded racial prejudice is eradicated. Why should it matter except in the minds of the hateful when you do your job well? It can be observed that this particular location has sour reviews. Clearly they hired who they want and not who is skilled for the job – a clear draw back for unjust practices.

If you feel you have been the target of unfair hiring practices, please see for more information.

The content herein this article is not reflective of all restaurants under this brand, but an indicator and review that unfair practices can happen anywhere, no matter the company’s policy.

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