Sometimes when I put my head on my pillow at night and pray, I imagine I’m leaning on Jesus.

Dear Lord Jesus, help me to lean on You today and to trust You as my source of strength and hope. I cast all my cares on You and praise You because You are faithful.

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beet-Infused Vodka Cocktail

Real Life of an MSW

be creative.png

I wrestled with sharing this recipe. You see, I have no clue how to make the main ingredient, which is beet salad. It was created by someone in the kitchen at the restaurant my spouse works at for the employee meal. You ever want a fun dining experience, try informing your waiter/waitress you will have what the kitchen is having. They will often surprise and delight you. Though I digress, the salad was divine with hints of citrus and fresh chiffonade mint, and served with pistachios and goat cheese crumble. I told my spouse he should consider putting it on the menu. Then I went for seconds and realized we were out of pistachios (they were a must for this salad). Not ones to waste food, we created this drink. Cheers!

  • Beet salad
  • mint
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 ounces of citrus vodka
  • ice cubes

Mixologist: Blend the beets and strain juice…

View original post 32 more words

Posted in Kitchen Adventures | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dinners Ready

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Best Practices in Literacy

Bronx librarian hopes to change lives and literacy rate by reading ...

Mr. Nembhard had planned to become a social worker, but turned to library science as a career instead, earning a master’s degree in 1987. As a branch manager, he saw the role that libraries played in social services. Many people, particularly those who are homeless, would come to the library to complete their résumés, conduct job searches, and look for housing; while others were intimidated. He had the bright idea “We bring the library to them”. This is amazing as New York City has been criticized for failing to prevent homeless children from falling behind in their education and for contributing to missed school days, often because children accompany their parents when they travel from one agency to another seeking assistance. I felt overjoyed to learn Mr. Nembhard’s partnership with the homeless shelter, operated by SCO Family of Services, has served as a model for a citywide initiative to place small libraries at shelters for families. This has resulted in small libraries in 30 shelters for families with children since March 2015, with the help of a donation of 3,000 books from Scholastic Inc. It is my hope that this number has grown over the last five years, and more children and families have experienced his magical reading hour.

Posted in Charity, Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


Comical Explanation

Posted in Reflections | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment