Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Healthy Families Eat Fresh Veggies!

"At the end of ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food...In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all of the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom."
Daniel 1:15 & 20

 According to the health guru and well-known business woman Patricia Bragg, "you are what you eat, breathe, think, say and do." I agree with her and I try to practice what I teach my family and my clients.  I am also constantly looking for new ideas on how to do things better.

 I know it's sometimes tough to get your children, grandchildren (or sometimes even your husband) to eat healthy but it's so important that you encourage them to do so.  One way is to prepare a menu that has some fun in it!   In chapter one of my book, Healthy Family, Happy Life: What Healthy Families Learn From Healhty Moms I talk about how important it is to serve a raw fruit or a vegetable at every meal.  Take a look at the following photos and you will see how easy it is to prepare something "ordinary" with a fun new twist!

What child (or adult) wouldn't want to eat veggies out of these? Or use french fry containers.

Make sure that your vegetables are purchased from a reliable grocer or grower and are certified organic.  You don't want to un-do all the good by consuming all of those nasty chemicals that are found in insecticides.  How fun are these edible palm trees on a tropical island!?

Make sure your bananas are not too ripe or they will have too much sugar.  Kiwis and tangerines are considered low-sugar fruits
Preparing your fruits and vegetables ahead of time is a great way to grab something healthy when you need to race out the door in the morning. Make sure you wash and dry them before placing them in small plastic bags, or better yet, small reusable airtight containers.  Even organic fruits and veggies should be washed before consuming.

These little darlings are my favorite!  This would make a great desert.  Grapes are low-sugar fruits and bananas are loaded  with potassium which helps regulate blood pressure and water balance.   

 Stay tuned for my new blog series where I encourage you to live a strong and a healthy life.  I will be adding little tips which tie into my new book.  We will continue to look at the whole person, body, mind, and soul.

*Do you need some mid-month encouragement?   Join me for The Call on the 15th of every month at 6pm Pacific time.  All you need is a phone and to dial 530-881-1300 and key-in 642848#  Remember 6pm Pacific on the 15th of each and every month. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Schuller-New Healthy Family Book Is Out!

Christina, me, and my mom

If you want to order my new book on Amazon please click this highlighted link. I am so excited about the release. I will post more soon!  This is yet another of our ministry projects that I hope and pray may help others.

Today is Good Friday.  Robert, Christina, and I attended a service at Laguna Presbyterian Chruch in Laguna Beach. It was a solemn yet a beautiful service.  I think it is very important to take the time to reflect on the suffering that took place before the glory that was witnessed on that Easter morning so many years ago. 
Tomorrow and Sunday we will host all but one of our adult kids.  We will go to church together, pray together, dine together, hunt Easter eggs, and enjoy life.  
I hope and pray that you will have the same joys in your life.  Remember the dark in "Good Friday" but rejoice in the light of Easter.
Be happy, Be loved.
 To contact me:  donna@donnaschuller.com

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Schuller Ministries...Palm Sunday-The Gathering

My mom was visiting Robert and I and she attended The Gathering on Palm Sunday.  Here we are posed with our palm branches.  We had fun finding them, cutting them, and waving them at the service as we shouted, "Hosanna!" 
Robert talked about Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem as thousands of people greeted him and waved their palm branches.  He reminded us that just a few days later the tide of public opinion had turned against Jesus as people shouted, "crucify him!"  
Why are people so quick to love us one minute and turn their back (sometimes stab us in the back) the next?  Is it just human nature?
Join us for The Call this evening, April 15th at 6pm Pacific time as we talk about Holy Week.   Dial 530-881-1300 and key-in 642848# when prompted.   You can just listen anonymously or you can ask questions of Robert or myself.  We will read scripture, pray together, and take your prayer requests.