“On Friday, after a long news week, the story of Rachel Dolezal hit the press, proving once again that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
“Just last week the President of the United States congratulated Bruce Jenner on his courageous decision to pretend to be a woman, and the entire left bursting into spasms of ecstasy over a collectively insane decision to ratify the notion that men can magically become women. Today, the entire left is struggling to explain how a white woman who identifies herself as black is not, in fact, black.”
Daily Archives: June 13, 2015
Many people call kombucha a “healthy soda-pop.” It contains a high amount of probiotics and beneficial acids you won’t get from any soda-pop, plus a lower sugar content. It’s fizzy and delicious like soda-pop and, if you started with caffeinated tea, it will give you a bit of a caffeine boost.
However, it is NOT true that it is sugar free. A study done by Cornell University showed:
- At the 7-day mark, the yeast had used the minerals from the tea to produce enzymes that separated the sugar into glucose and fructose. At this point, the sugar was easier to digest, but not diminished in total volume.
- At the 15-day mark, the yeast had eaten enough sugar to reduce the concentration from 4 tsp. to about 3.3 tsp per cup. The sour flavor comes from the acids that are forming, but that sweet tone is still the sugar.
- At 30-days, the sugar was gone, but the drink was too sour for most people to drink without adding a sweetener.
Note: You must use real sugar to brew kombucha. The SCOBY can’t use stevia, xylitol or other artificial sweeteners to create the probiotics and acids that make kombucha so good for you. If you want or need to know the sugar content of your home brew, you can use sugar test strips. Diabetics may be able to brew the sugar out of the kombucha, then sweeten it with something safe. I haven’t tried this, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work.
Catholics aren’t much for memorizing individual lines of Scripture, but we do love our lists! Two of my favorites are the works of mercy.
Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Clothe the naked.
- Shelter the homeless/Harbor the harbor-less.
- Visit the sick/Care for the sick.
- Visit the imprisoned/Ransom the captive.
- Bury the dead.
Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
- Instruct the ignorant.
- Counsel the doubtful.
- Admonish sinners.
- Bear wrongs patiently.
- Forgive offenses willingly/Forgive all injuries.
- Comfort the afflicted/sorrowful.
- Pray for the living and the dead.