Sun Over Babenhausen

(Cody’s Sun–1975)

We had been at the park in Babenhausen, West Germany, where we lived nearby, Cody was on the swings, as was his twin brother Shawn, and I was swinging them both, pushing the swings forward, as they few higher and higher.

There was a big bright ball in the sky Cody kept looking at it-he was four-years old, Shawn paid little attention to it. On the face of Cody, he was surely saying, “What does it mean?” So his expression told me. He put his face upward as the swing went higher, to see if it moved. Continue reading “Sun Over Babenhausen”

Candle Making – Beeswax Vs Paraffin Wax

There are many different kinds of wax used in making candles including paraffin, beeswax, soy wax, gel wax, and palm wax. The two most common waxes used today are beeswax and paraffin, but soy wax is rising in popularity. Let’s compare paraffin wax and beeswax.

Paraffin wax was discovered by Carl Reichenbach in 1830 and by the late 1800s this was the most common wax used in candle making. Liquid paraffin is known as mineral oil and has many cosmetic and medical purposes. Before the discovery of paraffin, natural waxes and fats were used for candles. Continue reading “Candle Making – Beeswax Vs Paraffin Wax”

Lighthouse Magic

Lighthouse Magic

There is something about lighthouses which draw people to them. That is why they are one of the most visited places by tourists. Lighthouses, by their very nature, bring out the image of safety from danger, of a constant shelter, a helping hand, and security. For many, lighthouses are religious symbols for light in the midst of darkness, someone watching over us, and a guiding refuge from the storms of life. Continue reading “Lighthouse Magic”

Get Clarity – How to Move From Overwhelm to Overcome

Get Clarity - How to Move From Overwhelm to Overcome

There I was sitting in my living room wondering where to begin. We had purchased a couch two weeks ago and delivery was in two days. I thought it would be a good idea to really clean up. I had done this about 4 years ago and now seemed like the perfect time again.

Fortunately, a friend of the family who has an eye of organizing had been helping me. Continue reading “Get Clarity – How to Move From Overwhelm to Overcome”

Why You Need to Claim Your Google Business Listing

Google has an online business directory. It’s called Google Places. It’s a list of businesses much like the yellow pages in a phone book. Your business may be listed in this directory even if you have not added it. In that case it would contain only basic information. You can make it better by correcting the information and adding more to it. You can add pictures and video to your listing.

The name Google Places is being changed to Google+ Local Pages. This change integrates Google’s social network, Google Plus, with the business listings which are called Google Places. Continue reading “Why You Need to Claim Your Google Business Listing”