Why is my wordpress website links forwarding to spam / scam sites.

Chances are your .htaccess file has been compromised. If this is a WordPress site you could have a plugin that allowed access or a breached username and password. The .htaccess file is a hidden file in the root of your website. Open the file and you will most likely find a few forwarding commands in the file. Delete them and that should stop the forwards. Make sure to backup the file in case you remove something you should not. When using wordpress this can happen through a malicious plugin or theme.  Make sure to update wordpress to the latest version […]

Family Time

We never spend the time. We take it for granted never seeing family, never spending time. We live our lives separate from the ones we love. Sometimes they are far away. More often than not they are down the street or around the corner. We go months without talking, having dinner, spending time. Then…. then it is too late. It is all over. Someone dies. Gone. Or they are dying and to sick to spend the time, to out of it to understand. They are leaving or they have left. It is over. Forget about being upset because of some […]

An Adoption Journey

I find it amazing, how our capacity to love can grow and change over time. How you can always find room to love more. Even when you think or feel like there is no room left at all. Let me tell you a story some of you know it some may not. In 2011 Jaclyn and I came to the decision that we felt lead to adopt. Jaclyn had always wanted to adopt. I, on the other hand, was never convinced I wanted to go that route. Also at this time we were preparing to go on a global adventure […]

Mostly Paleo Pizza

This is mostly paleo pizza if you do not have an issue with cheese you can use this recipe. With a few modifications this can be fully paleo. Ingredients for one 18-inch pizza crust: 2 pounds cauliflower 1/2 cup water – Cook cauliflower with water for 5-6 minutes, let cool, and squeeze out ALL water with a towel. Sea salt 1 ounce finely grated Parmigiano 3 ounces Mozzarella cheese cayenne to taste or red pepper flacks 2 large egg Once cauliflower is cooled and all the water is squeezed out mix all of the other ingredients in a bowl. Using […]

No Potato Salad.

Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small florets or 1lb frozen 1 red onion, finely diced 4 eggs, hard boiled, shelled, and diced 2 Tbs mayonnaise (homemade?) 1 Tbs mustard (your choice of type) Sea Salt You can add bacon, pickles, etc. make sure what ever you add is paleo. Instructions Add 1″ of water to the bottom of a medium pot (with lid). Insert steamer basket and fill with chopped cauliflower. Cover. Steam cauliflower on the stove top over medium-high heat until slightly tender, about 10 minutes after water begins to simmer (overcooking will develop a stronger “cauliflower” smell, […]

Bacon and Avocado Snack.

A slice of bacon cut in half with a slice of avocado in the middle. You can also make guacamole and put in the middle instead of the slice of avocado.

What I’ve learned from going back to school?

It was fall of 2011 when I started praying about going back to school to get my counseling degree. I had no idea how I would do it or how long it would take to accomplish this God-sized feat. That was even before I threw 3 teenagers in to the mix!! 18 months after I began school I’m half way there. In just a few short days I will have my Bachelor’s of Science in Organizational Management. I’ve learned a few things along the way….. 1. When you go back to school, you don’t go alone While you might be […]

The Forgotten Birdbath

Sixteen months. That’s how long it sat there. Day in and day out I walked right past it on my way into work. It had been moved to the front of the building during renovations and had never been given a new home. For the first few weeks I’d see it and think I should find that birdbath a new home but eventually that thought faded and it just became part of the usual scenery. What does a forgotten birdbath have to do with our spiritual walk you might ask? I see that birdbath as a physical picture of those […]

My Reluctant Prayer

Have you ever prayed a prayer and in the back of your mind wondered, am I really ready for God to answer this?  It’s kind of like when you pray for patience.  You’d prefer that it be sprinkled on you like fairy dust rather than going through the inevitable circumstances that are going to present themselves to teach you the patience you desire.  I’ve been reading through the Psalms and a few weeks ago I read a verse that caught my eye.  As I read it I thought, this should be my prayer, but right after that thought came this […]

Somebody please stop the ride, I’d like to get off?

Roller coasters, Ferris wheels, the teacups at Disney… To some this sounds like a fantastically fun way to spend the day. To me this sounds like some kind of horrible torture that would most definitely result in me taking medication for my vertigo. There are days that even though I’m not riding a spinning contraption of doom I feel like I’m spinning out of control. Some days this feeling is medically related but some days it’s not. You know the days I’m referring to. The days where your phone never stops ringing, the emails don’t stop coming and if you […]