Monday, July 12, 2010

Things that make you go, "Huh?"

I came across this site today from someone's link on facebook. I was instantly intrigued by their claim of calorie free peanut spread. Later when telling Jon about this calorie free peanut spread, Elizabeth asked, "Is it made of air?" Let's take a look at it, shall we?

Part of the description on amazon says this:
-Fat Free
-Sugar Free
-Calorie Free
-Cholesterol Free
-Carbohydrate Free
-Gluten Free
-No hydrogenated Oil

Just what does that leave us with:

I hate to say it, but I think this more qualifies as gutrot than food.

One of my new favorite fabric/pattern sites

I recently discovered Marie-Madeline Studios. I love all their fabrics and just recently bought the street fair skirt pattern and can't wait to try it out. They also have excellent customer service!! Check them out; they currently have one of their great give-aways going on for a fat-quarter bundle. You can also visit another great site Flourishing Palms that is giving away one of their patterns and the fabric to make it.

Some statistics on pastors

Came across these statistics today regarding pastors and was sobered by them especially when I consider that some of them are probably low since many pastors would not want to admit to such thoughts/feelings.

  • 25% have been forced out of or fired from their ministry. 

  • 90% feel inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands.
  • 80% believe that pastoral ministry affects their families negatively.
  • 45% say they’ve experienced depression or burnout to the extent that they needed to take a leave of absence.
  • 40% have serious conflict with a church member 1x/month.
  • 70% do not have someone they consider a close friend.
  • 66% and their families feel pressure to model the ideal family to their congregations and communities.
  • 20% admit to having an affair while in the ministry.
  • 37% admit that Internet pornography is a current struggle.
  • 72% stated they only studied the Bible when preparing a sermon
  • 26% stated they felt they were adequately fed spiritually.
  • 14% of pastors spend an hour or less in personal devotions each week.[2]
  • 77% said they felt that did not have a good marriage. [3]