Monday, September 13, 2010

Great Granny's Beans

Kara from church shared this recipe with someone who then shared it with our Stampin' Up workshop. It's so delicious!

Saute 1 onion and 2 cloves of garlic

Fry & drain 1 lb. bacon and 2 lb. beef

Pour above ingredients into large crockpot and add 2 large cans of pork & beans with juice

Drain and add 2 cans red kidney beans, 2 cans lima beans, 1 can northern beans, and 1 can butter beans

Mix 1 cup catsup, 2 tablespoons brown mustard (can use Dijon mustard), and 1/2 cup dark brown sugar (can use light brown)

Slow-cook all day and chill overnight. Next day, reheat in slowcooker before serving. (Also tastes great if you slow-cook it all night and skip the reheat)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Can it be?

I cannot believe that I'm heading into my fifth year of teaching. Have I really been out of college for four years? And I'll have another degree under my belt spring 2011. I guess that's the over-achiever in me. Maybe I'll go for a Masters...just not sure yet. Most programs want you to student teach. Can't do that since I'm already a teacher. I wonder who the genius was who thought that up...Teachers, get a Masters degree in education...after you complete all your studies AND student teach for 6 weeks during the school year. I think that's the only thing holding me back right now (well, except the money thing, too). I guess I like the practical experience better. I learn quite a bit from my colleagues.

School starts in a couple weeks. Where did the summer go? Oh, yeah. I worked all summer.

Well, there's not much else I want to write at this moment. Maybe later.

Friday, July 09, 2010

About SAF (Sharon Antcliff Foundation)

My family spent just under four years taking care of my mom, who was a victim of young-onset Alzheimer’s.

Since her death in December of 2004, it’s been my goal to do something to help other families who are going through what we went through. Until mid-2009, I wasn’t sure what something was.

Too many times to count, I wished that somebody, or some organization, could have come in and taken some of the responsibility off of my dad’s shoulders. I wished somebody could have told my dad to go away for a few days, and they’d take care of things at home. I wish somebody could have paid some of my dad’s bills to make up for some of the work he missed.

Now we’re taking the fight right at this disease. We’re in the ring, ready to do what it takes to defeat an opponent that’s never been beaten. But we can’t do it alone. Just like a championship fighter, without the right people in their corner – supporting, coaching, pushing – winning is almost impossible. That’s why we need you.

Our goal here at SAF is to educate the nation about the realities of dealing and living with this awful disease. We believe that if people knew more about Alzheimer’s, they’d do more about Alzheimer’s.

Our fight starts here, and we want you in our corner. Together, we can do it.

Kevin Antcliff
Director, and son

The Sharon Antcliff Foundation is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization

2010 True Warrior Celebration

The Sharon Antcliff Foundation True Warrior Celebration

Presented by Six Star Muscle

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2010

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Space Gallery, Denver, CO

Tickets: $30.00 (plus $2.64 service charge) | Purchase Your Tickets Now!

Come celebrate with us as we’re joined by Six Star Muscle to recognize the inaugural winner of our “True Warrior” award, the UFC’s Nate Marquardt.

Our host will be Chris Voth, a Denver-based comedian who has appeared on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and who has performed with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Dave Attell, Jim Gaffigan, Dana Carvey, Wayne Brady, Larry the Cable Guy, Brett Butler, Caroline Rhea, Tommy Davidson, Kevin Nealon,Tommy Chong, Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Pollack, David Brenner, Jake Johannsen, Louie Anderson, Mitch Hedberg, Brian Regan, and Kathleen Madigan.

Click Here for a Clip from Chris Voth!

Proudly presented by Six Star Muscle, the True Warrior Celebration will be a time to relax, eat, drink, and schmooze, as we re-affirm our fight against young-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Enjoy our homestyle bar-b-q buffet, complete with pulled pork sandwiches, fresh rolls, iced tea, lemonade, and more!

Join us, and enjoy a performance by the CU Buffoons, the University of Colorado men’s a cappella group, who was recently showcased on the Ben Folds album “University A Cappella.” You’ll be treated to the unique blend of voices, as they give some of your favorite songs an incredible A Capella treatment.

You’ll also dance the night away with one of NYC’s top turntablists, Dj Absolute!

And on top of it all, you will have the opportunity to bid on some incredible items thanks to our friends at Grand Stand Sports!

As you read this, there are roughly 500,000 diagnosed cases of young-onset Alzheimer’s in the United States. Those families face a battle every day, not just against the disease, but against the impact it has on their family, their relationships, their finances, and their way of life.

All proceeds will go directly to the Sharon Antcliff Foundation. To purchase tickets, click here.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Psalm 1

Psalm 1

1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

Do you see the progression? Walking to standing to sitting. We should be desiring a relationship that is in forward movement with the Lord, but how often do we get sidetracked? We start seeking guidance from those who don't know the Lord, then start hanging out with them, then we just sit right on down with them. Do you see who gets blessed here?

2. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Delight. What do you delight in? Sports, food, friends, family? Christians need to be delighting in the law of the LORD all the time.

3. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Trees planted by a water source have deep roots, are prosperous, and bring forth fruit. The believer, who delights in the law of the LORD, is like that tree. He gets his power from the water source that never runs dry. He brings forth fruit (new believers). His strength remains strong because it comes from God, not himself. His life is prosperous (remember, God owns everything).

4. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.

The lost are like the chaff that is blown about in every which way. Have you noticed that those who do not know the Lord live a life that has no direction. In fact, they are trying to go in many directions at once. They get frustrated. They give up.

5. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.

Judgment is something everyone will face. The believer will gain entrance into Heaven. They will be acquitted of their sins. The lost will not be acquitted. They will not be a part of the righteous congregation.

6. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

God knows the way of every single person. How often do we stop to think about that? The believer will spend eternity in Heaven with God. The person that chooses not to believe will be forever separated from God in the torment Hell.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Love of my Life

The Love of my Life
  • Has given me everything  
  • Understands what I'm going through  
  • Knows my weaknesses and strengths  
  • Longs for a deeper relationship  
  • Sets me up for success  
  • Always forgives me when I fall short  
  • Knows my needs before I do and supplies them  
  • Desires an open line of communication  
  • Comforts me in time of sorrow  
  • Rejoices with me in times of triumph  
  • Encourages me to do the right thing  
  • Lovingly corrects me when I choose to do something I ought not to do  
  • Never strays from the narrow path  
  • Is righteous in thoughts, actions, and judgments  
  • Will always be there for me

    This love of my life is Jesus Christ

    Sunday, April 25, 2010

    Four months later...

    I can't believe I let FOUR months go by without posting. Since that last post, I moved into my own apartment. I love living alone. The only thing I don't like about my place not having a stove or washer and dryer. I need to do laundry, but right now I have less than two hours before I have to meet with the ensemble to go sing at another church tonight. It should be interesting.

    I've been staying busy. Of course I am still teaching M-F, but I also work in the library T & TH nights as well as take 12 credit hours and volunteer for two choir classes. I helped with the library book sale (of which had a rather low attendance due to the possible bad weather...which wasn't bad during the sale). I took a student to lunch and a Christian book store as a reward. I have another student to take out since he wasn't feeling well enough to go yesterday. I looking at next Saturday.

    I'm thankful for the Lord's protection. Last night I went to the grocery store to get some things and on my way back, I just minutes behind a bad accident that blocked three lanes of west-bound traffic. The first police officer was just getting to the site as I was coming to the intersection. I had to turn at the intersection and then do a U-turn so I could get back on the street I was on to get home.