Room a203: 10 Random things about bcu

Hey there BCU Family!

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So, with all the unrest and heavy sighing many of us have been doing, I thought I’d post a little something on the lighter side. Last year, I did a random BCU facts post, where you got to know more about me, so let’s dig in a little more!

  1. As hard as it is to believe, I am really very shy and introverted. As a youngster, it was a struggle for me to speak up in school and in front of crowds ESPECIALLY when I am unfamiliar with the people. (It’s different when I know the people, hence why I was talkative at home and in small familiar settings). And I still am very introverted and prefer in many situations to just be quiet. This is a testament to God being real in my life. It’s only Jesus–and the Holy Ghost down on the inside that allows me to teach, speak and minister in front of people.
  2. I LOVE bracelets. Silver ones, specifically, but there is something about those tinkling, sparkly round spheres that makes me happy! Once again, I think I owe this to Mrs. Patricia Dickerson, my third grade teacher.
  3. I have never seen “Star Wars” and have no interest in doing so. I don’t know why.
  4. Several years ago, a wonderful evangelist, Elder Leon Ellison, testified that he had been saved longer than he had been in the world. I remember thinking, “WOW, what a great testimony— I got saved at age 24, how many years do I have to go to share that testimony?” To the glory of God, in 2017, I was saved 25 years!
  5. I did a small stint as a gospel D.J. YES, indeed! When my daughter was little, the Lord blessed me to reorganize the Monday night gospel skate, and I was actually in the booth spinning the C.D.’s! Those were good times!
  6. As a child, some of my favorite foods were “Oodles of Noodles” (a.k.a. Ramen Noodles). My dad used to make them for us on Saturdays sometimes, and that was a big treat and even an affordable meal into my early adulthood. That love abruptly stopped when I was expecting my daughter–the smell of them made me extremely ill. Although my daughter is grown, to this day, just the thought of those noodles brings back the smell and invokes a bit of nausea. I want nothing to do with them. Ever.
  7. I have a thing for body and skin care that is organic and made with clean, simple materials. I have baskets of all sorts of jars, tubes, bottles and containers with all types of soaps, scrubs, lotions, shea butters and oils that work well and smell pretty yummy. I am open to try your favorites. 😀
  8. For those of you that know me, I LOVE old school television shows, and haven’t watched network television regularly in years– but on occasion, I do enjoy a little binging of Law and Order Criminal Intent (with Vincent D’onofrio). There is something about the psychological element of the crime that fascinates me. I also catch a little “This is Us.” (thanks, Jewel). 🙂
  9. There are certain gospel songs I’ll put on repeat for hours at a time for days at a time—especially if I am going through a rough patch, or if the song just ministers to me at the time. What are my current favorites? “He’s sweet I know” (Hezekiah Walker), “More than anything” and Jesus Will (Anita Wilson) and “I am God” (Donald Lawrence).
  10. Folding clothes is one my least favorite chores. I have a mind to live out of the clothes basket [Insert shrug].
  11. Bonus: I got married recently. I actually need to stop saying recently, because it’s almost been a year. I may need to share that story one of these posts. 😉

    There you have it, BCU Family! So, did anything surprise you? Or did something on the list resonate with you? Let’s talk about it in the chat section below!

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Love,

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Room A203: Salad Pairings 101 [visual post]

Hey there BCU Family!

A while back I did a post on healthy eating, specifically salads–y’all know my 80/20 rule…eat healthy 80% of the time AND have cake for the other 20%!😉 Seriously, we need to be on top of our health holistically–and as we take care of the spirit, we also need to take care of the body as best we can.

That said, since it’s summer, lighter fare is in order, right?  Did you ever wonder how the restaurants come up with salads with the perfect combination of ingredients and flavors, but you can’t remember what all  was in the salad? ME, TOO!   Well, wonder no more! The wonderful Sherry Chen of Personal Creations (thank you, my friend) reached out to me with this wonderful visual on salad pairings—the struggle is over! Take a look, try those combination out and let Sherry or me how much you liked LOVED your salad!

 

Thanks for stopping by and God bless you!

 

 

Love,

#StayOnTheWall

 

Need some other cool ideas? Head over to Sherry’s site!

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Visual: Room A203| Saturday morning cartoon history!

Hey BCU Fam!

Back in MY day– (wait….that phrase used to be for the “old” people!!!), Saturday morning was a time to get a bowl of cereal and soak up as much cartoon time as possible before 12 noon. Why?!

  1. “Cable” was non-existent/not as popular then, plus from what we kids did know, cable showed “dirty movies with cursing and such,” (aka HBO and the uncensored programming), and our parents were NOT going to have that in our Christian home. Even now, I do not have any cable movie channels and that works just fine for me! 🙂
  2. After 12 noon, the child viewer was subject to “Nova”,  televised bowling competitions, and other boring programming.
  3. Or, the folks called you for some chore or worse–to go shopping for food or CLOTHES (insert gasp) that turned into an ALL DAY affair! YUCK!!!

Well, times have changed with 24-hour access to our animated friends, as well as additions to the cartoon line-up with the likes of Peppa Pig (YES!!!) and SpongeBob (BOO!!), but the originals and classics are STILL the best in class!  Dailyinfographic.com walks us down memory lane with some of the shows we know and love! Enjoy the trip!

Love,

 

BCU