Forgiving Is The Right Thing To Do by William McDonald #BookWorm

Author William McDonald tackles the subject of childhood bullying in “Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do.” This book is the second installment of a series of books involving a trio of young birds.

Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do” tells the story of Joy, who was being bullied by J J, the mockingbird, whose reputation for bullying was known among all the birds. Joy was feeling sad, and embarrassed to tell her friends about J J”s bulling. Then Hopper stepped in to help Joy with J J. He found out why he felt the need to bully other smaller birds. A new side of J J began to emerge. And he was sorry and wanted forgiveness for all the harm he caused.

“Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do”, explains to the reader that forgiveness is a sign of love and not of weakness. It’s about compassion, kindness, respect and acceptance. Forgiveness is for you and not for the forgiven. Forgiveness will make you “SMILE

How important is it to forgive our offenders? ‘”Forgiving Is the Right Thing to Do.” A very important quality.

About the author: William McDonald is a writer, business owner and United States Air Force veteran. He is a father of a combined family of five children and grandfather of eight grandchildren.

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20 Recipes Kids Should Know by Esme Washburn ~ Photographs by Calista Washburn

20 Recipes Kids Should Know by Esme and Calista Washburn is the perfect book for children, this fun and engaging cookbook is written and photographed by a pair of young sisters for budding chefs.

Whether they’re helping stir cake batter or producing their own YouTube cooking channel, kids of all ages are getting increasingly busy in the kitchen. This cookbook features twenty classic recipes that are fun, healthy, adaptable, and easy to prepare. From banana bread and the perfect grilled cheese to breaded chicken and apple pie, each recipe is written in a clear, accessible style that young cooks of every level will be able to follow.

The author is a young chef whose love of cooking developed from her own family’s food traditions like baking popovers with her grandmother and Sunday-night pizza making. By teaching kids basic recipes that can be adapted in endless ways, this book is the perfect launching pad to finding their way around the kitchen–or launching their own cooking careers.

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Gilly The Grateful Superhero by Ruth King

Gilly the Grateful Superhero Encourages Children to see the Positive in Every Situation.

Author Ruth King’s visually stimulating and inspiring children’s book “Gilly the Grateful Superhero” teaches children the importance of gratitude

With Easter coming up, “Gilly the Grateful Superhero,” is a wonderful gift for children of all ages and proceeds from the book are being donated to King’s ongoing charity projects in Honduras. To learn more, please visit

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NASOYA Organic Vegan Dumplings #Groovineats #dumplings

Organic Vegan Thai Basil Vegetable Dumpling
Organic Vegan Tofu Vegetable Dumplings

*Nasoya’s Organic Vegan Tofu and Thai Basil Vegetable Dumplings are Fresh Asian dumplings made with tofu and assorted vegetables. Satisfying and Delicious!  These dumplings are vegan, fresh, organic, ready-to-cook, great for entertaining and 7g of plant-based protein per serving, and can be served as an appetizer, snack, or meal.

The best way to cook Nasoya Organic Dumplings is to fry them.

These delicious Nasoya Thai Basil Vegetable Dumplings were fried in my favorite cooking oil – Avocado Oil

As the dumplings fry I began frying the onions, then the sausages, (my husband loves sausage)  in a separate frying pan.  After all is partial cooked,  drop the fried dumplings in with the onion and sausages pan.

The last ingredient to meal, one glass of red wine.   Covered and continued cooking at low heat.   Cook till sausages are done.    I also added slices of cooked steak ham (he also  likes ham )  to dish.

Your meal now can be Served!  Yummy”  

You can see how filled Nasoya Organic Vegan Thai Basil Vegetable Dumpling are packet with vegetables.  Nasaoya products can change any meal into a Asian delight.  Next on my Nasoya Dumpling list is serving  Nasoya Organic Tofu Dumplings.

*Nasoya a company that began in 1978 when the company’s founders first made tofu in a transformed barn in Leominster, Massachusetts. Since then, they have introduced millions of Americans to this versatile plant protein and grown to be the country’s #1 brand of tofu. Today Nasoya offers more than 10 different varieties of tofu, including ready-to-serve items like TofuBaked and Toss’ables, pre-marinated and pre-baked to eliminate prep time. Don’t care of tofu? Nasoya also offers a wide variety of authentic and delicious Asian-inspired foods, including Asian-style dumplings, noodle bowls, low-carb noodles, wraps and more.

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Making All Veterans Smile #Veterans #MAVS #Godhasaplan

Making All Veterans Smile Inc.

Making All Veterans Smile, Inc. a not-for-profit organization that began with a God given vision. This vision was given to fellow Bethel Assembly Of God member, Anthony Andreano. Anthony did not let his vision quietly sink away. He acted immediately by bringing his vision to another Bethel Assembly of God member, Kenny Quigley. And with the strength of two they forged ahead, knowing that God was leading the way. Neither of these men served in the military but that didn’t stop them from helping the men and women who gave their service to all. With a smile, and some prayers, they began their quest, to get the necessary attention to begin God’s plan, for they understood that, “The greatest good we could do is put a smile on a veteran’s face.


Making All Veterans Smile Inc.

My family, who are also members of Bethel Assembly of God and know the two co-founders, were happy to have been invited to attend Making All Veterans Smile fundraiser.

As the color guard came out we all stood up with hand on hearts as we sang the National Anthem.

Our Sophie singing her rendition of the National Anthem. I couldn’t video it because she made me promise not to video her singing, she was so nervous.

All branches of the military were honored. This Marine was just one of them.

The fundraiser was successful. My family were brought to tears and brought to smiles. We were honored to be apart of a group who are trying to make sure that our veterans are not forgotten. And when next year rolls around we will be there, again, showing our veterans that we care, and with God’s help give our veterans our support to help make them smile.

Please click here for Making All Veterans Smile Facebook page, show them that you care by simply clicking LIKE. This simple click will give a smile to MAVS. It’s the least we can do.

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