Must See! Cool Ice-Covered Flower Sculptures!

What do you get when you put ice and flowers together? At the “Flowers of the Snow Queen” exhibition in Kiev, Ukraine,  you would get the coolest ice sculptures, made with ice and fresh flowers! Artists have found an unique way to display beautiful, fresh flower arrangements in the dead of winter by freezing them inside perfectly transparent ice cubes. Artists used a special technology to preserve the color, shape, vitality and most importantly, the beauty of the flowers. To create the ...

Musings: What About Nightmares?

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” Frida Kahlo Musings: What About Nightmares? A Child’s Nightmare by Robert Graves Through long nursery nights he stood By my bed unwearying, Loomed gigantic, formless, queer, Purring in my haunted ear That same hideous nightmare thing, Talking, as he lapped my blood, In a voice cruel and flat, Saying for ever, “Cat! … Cat! … Cat!…” What is it about nightmares that hold us captive? What causes nightmares and why do we spend time analyzing and terrorizing ourselves with them? ...

Chocolate: Food Of The Gods…

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” Charles M. Schulz Chocolate: Food Of The Gods... Truffles... Chocolate: Food Of The Gods... Most expensive Chocolate Truffle - $250 La Madeline au Truffe from Knipschildt Chocolate: Food Of The Gods... Whiskey Chocolate cake Do you love Chocolate? Before you take another bite of that delectable treat you’re holding in your hand, ask yourself: Where does chocolate come from? Early this afternoon, I listened to Michel Martin of  npr.org‘s  Tell ...

Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good – A Review

“Morality, like art, really does come down to where you draw the line.” Oscar Wilde Ethical Wisdom: What Makes Us Good – A Review... A book by Mark Matousek Mark Matousek, best selling author of “When You’re Falling, Dive”, “ The Boy He Left Behind”, and “Sex Death Enlightenment”, presents in his latest book; Ethical Wisdom, an inspiring and thought-provoking examination of what makes us good (an evil) and provides insights to the question – How ought we to live? His ...

Happy Valentine’s Day: A Haiku And Three Wishes

“If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” Winston Churchill Three wishes and Three Valentines Happy Valentine’s What do you wish every soul? Global Love for all “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” Oscar Wilde Three wishes and Three Valentines Happy Valentine’s What do you wish every soul? World Peace No Violence “God sometimes ...

10 Ways to Eat Daylilies

Did you know that daylilies are edible? It’s true! Not only are these flowers pretty to look at, daylilies are also quite tasty! In fact, daylilies are common in eastern Asian cuisines. And the best part is that, you don’t have to wait for the plant to bloom for a meal. All parts of the daylily are edible, including the flowers, tuber, buds, young shoots and leaves. The flowers are mild in flavour, similar to lettuce— slightly sweet and crunchy. But it’s ...

More Guinness World Record Flower Facts

Here at Fun Flower Facts, we love fun flower facts! It’s what our little flower blog is all about! You can learn so much on this blog, such as the history of flowers, unusual plants, plants that kill people, roses named after celebrities, and so much more! But nothing says “fun flower facts” quite like the Guinness World Records! The Guinness World Records is the ultimate place to find amazing, record-breaking facts! We did a Guinness World Records blog post back in ...

Remember The Sacred Lotus: Rise Above The Fray…

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, for otherwise we shall not be able to trim the lamp of wisdom, and keep our mind strong and clear. Water surrounds the lotus flower, but does not wet its petals.” Buddha Remember the Sacred Lotus: Rise above the fray... be present Are you feeling stressed or irritated by the daily grind or the mini dismissals that cross our path from time to time? Are you distracted by the demands of ...

7 Questions With an Author: JoHannah Reardon

Author and Editor, JoHannah Reardon This post marks another installment of my “7 Questions With an Author…” series, where I ask published authors an unchanging set of questions and share their responses here. Today’s featured author is JoHannah Reardon and her latest book is titled Proverbs for Kids. JoHannah Reardon is the managing editor of ChristianBibleStudies.com, a division of Christianity Today. She blogs about life and faith at www.johannahreardon.com.  Here are 7 Questions With an Author: JoHannah Reardon: 1. Tell us about your book? It’s ...

Begin at the End

Fall leaves photo by Jonathan A. Rutter A statement that sounds askew until you think about it is “Begin at the end.” What ended for you recently? Are you ready to begin something new? Fallen leaves end life on the tree, and start supporting life in the soil (if left to do so). When we finish reading a book, that book ends for us, but we begin a life that has that book running in the background. At the end of my blogless life I started ...

Book Review: Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World - Dr. David Jeremiah

For anyone who may read this in the future, this past weekend (5/21/2011) marked the latest failed prediction of a global, doomsday prognosticator.  What’s interesting is the incredible amount of media attention and coverage that such claims have continued to engender. I think that one of the reasons why so many people pay attention to such misguided speculation to name the actual day of our destruction, is due to a collective inner dread or suspicion that we can’t continue living the way we are and avoid consequences on ...

A Cool Book Trailer (and awesome deal to boot)

A Cool Book Trailer (and awesome deal to boot)

Thanks to Michelle Shaeffer who introduced me to the writing genius that is Frank Viola. Frank has written several books and here’s his latest title God’s Favorite Place. If you’d rather not have to read all the great endorsements from top-flight authors such as Mark Batterson, Jon Acuff or Mary DeMuth – Frank’s publisher put together a book trailer that’s embedded below. Lastly, if you get his book before next Tuesday May,7th – you’ll get 25 free gifts for…um, eh…free. Check it out ...

5 Reasons To Go On A Mission Trip With Your Family

Stolpe family in Guatemala Early this month, our family traveled to Guatemala to serve the orphans and widows in and around the village of Santo Domingo Xenacoj. Deciding to go in the first place was a pretty significant leap of faith. As a father and husband, did I think we would be safe in a strange land removed from many of the luxuries we currently enjoy? Did I really want to spend my vacation time working instead of relaxing somewhere? How were we going to ...

Brief Book Previews from The Millions Magazine

You may enjoy a look at what one magazine, The Millions, took much time/effort to create for people who live and breathe books–or for people who read only a few each year and want to make sure they’re picking up on good ones. Previews of new books coming out in 2012 are provided here in helpful article part one and part two. I haven’t read any of these yet, and probably won’t for another year or two. You see, I don’t ...

Know Your “True Self”

Charlie Sheen T-Shirt Various philosophers and thinkers throughout recorded history have been credited with coining the axiom, “Know Thyself” – most notably Socrates, Plato and Xenophon. Regardless of who said it first or when, the profundity and elegance of that statement echoes into the modern era and it needs to be heeded. While the simplicity of this maxim opens itself up for wide interpretation, perhaps its most obvious message is “As best you’re able, identify your blind spots and weaknesses – so that ...

Urgent Comedy Help Needed - Stat!!!

I've come to a sobering realization during our vacation - kids are NOT funny. Don't get me wrong, some of the funniest things I've ever heard have been spoken by our two daughters - unintentionally, spoken - which makes all the difference. What I mean, is that when kids are NOT trying to be funny, they are natural crack-ups; however, when they intentionally try to tell a joke it's worse than watching CarrotTop doing mime. Here are recent examples: We're vacationing with ...

1 comment to Glenn Beck: The Wisconsin Unions = The Muslim Brotherhood = World Domination

  • Alternative Mainstream, Alternative Universe, Alternative Reality. Very entertaining.Glenn Beck, you say? I REMEMBER him from somewhere…in the past..the distant past..the far far distant past…Unions do indeed have an agenda–they want to avoid becoming third world style slaves to robber barons who run giant corporations and wear “Right Wing” on their BVDs. They want a decent living wage and some kind of assured secure retirement. Those who are already rich can never understand the position of those who are not. Still, the Ree-Pug-lickins continue to try and convince the rest of the world they are mostly “Chrees-Chun”– which is a total paranoid fantasy on their part because most of them don’t have an inkling of what “Christian” is. If they did, the would treat people a little more respectfully. http://thelimingview.blogspot.com/

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