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Thinking pink - Issue 3
A Softer Shade of Red
THINKING PINK - ISSUE 3
Something Borrowed,
Something BLEW!
7/2013
Something Old, Something New,
Part 3
Something Borrowed -
Health
Polly had always been active. Dancing lessons and cheer leading as a child,
track and field in high school, tennis in college, she had never been one to sit still for
very long. In one brief moment, it was all
over. She never even saw the car that hit
her that rainy night. When she woke up in
the hospital, Dean had to tell her where she
was and what had happened. With tears in
his eyes – his words hung heavy in her ears
and fearful sympathy was etched onto his
face, “Honey, your neck is broken…”
Randy lived life to the fullest. It was
one of the things Elaine loved most about
him. A very accomplished man, he put him-
self wholly into whatever he wanted to
do. “Most people will never do most of
what Randy has done,” thought Elaine.
She looked across the room and enjoyed the sight of him reclining, relaxed
in his favorite chair. It was good to
have him back home after all the weeks
in the nursing facility. “A stroke…how
could it be so? He barely knows me
and he hardly understands what has
happened. How will I care for him?
Can I do it?”
“CANCER!” Rosa couldn’t believe her ears. The doctor kept right on
talking, though her ears stopped working at hearing the dreaded word.
“How could Joe have cancer? What is
that he is saying? Chemotherapy? Radiation? Six months? NO! NO!”
(Continued on page 2)
“...in sickness and in health”
Inside this issue:
Something Borrowed
(Part 3) ~ HEALTH
1
“...in sickness and in health”
2
From the Editors
3
Red Checkered Apron Recipes
5
Meet Terry Harmon
6
Have you Read? Meet Jenny
Carroll
7
Cents-ables
8
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hard work, it was paying off.
Plenty of money and time and a
ski trip at a beautiful resort –
this was something they had
planned in great anticipation.
It was their first great adventure as they began retirement
years together.
(Continued from page 1)
Rosa’s thoughts were wild,
but no words came out of
her mouth. All she could do
was sob. And this was only
the beginning…
It was to be a second
honeymoon for Mike and
Sally. They both had been
busy with their separate careers. Finally, after years of
The snow was thick and
powdery, the sky sunny and
blue, Mike and Sally set out
right after breakfast not wanting to waste a single moment of
perfection. CRACK! Sally’s leg
snapped half way down the first
slope. Her doctor had warned
her of the early stages of osteoporosis. She hadn’t worried
though. “I’m not old yet!”
Now, she was staring at surgery
and several months of casts,
wheelchairs, and rehab.
marriage 8 years ago. “He is still
so small,” sighed Tammy, “and
he struggles so just to be able to
breathe.” Darrin held his wife
closer as they stared into the neonatal nursery where Derrick had
spent the whole of the two
months of his existence struggling to live. “Will we ever get to
bring Derrick home? Will he
ever be strong and well?” the
new parents wondered out loud
to nobody in particular.
The ladies that are depicted in these stories are not real – at least not in the person of an individual. The women are, in
reality, composites of many ladies I have
known or talked to. The names have been
fabricated and the stories compiled in
order to preserve their trust in me after
sharing their hearts in confidence.
~Pam Harris
Tammy and Darrin had
prayed for a child since their
“...in sickness and in health”

Get peace – the peace that passes understanding. It can come only through having contentment no matter what the circumstances. Philippians 4:7, "And the peace of God, which pas-
seth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Determine to focus on what is in your control. Matthew 6:27, "Which of you by taking thought

Don’t worry about things that may happen. Matthew 6:34, "Take therefore no thought for the

Examine your emotional status and don’t make any decisions while emotional. 1 Peter 1:13,
can add one cubit unto his stature?"
morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof."
"Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is
to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;"
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INTRODUCING - Laura Misenheimer
Co-Editor of ThINKing Pink
Laura is a wife and mother of two growing girls, ages 13
and 8 years. The daughter of a teacher and a homemaker, she
traded her career as a Marine Biologist for the honor of being a
Stay-at-Home Mom . She home-schools Maddie and Marie and
bakes wonderful, beautiful loaves of homemade bread. For a
short period of time, she worked as a regular volunteer in the TRI
offices and since her family’s move to Colorado, continues to use
her time and talents in this ministry. I am pleased that Laura has
agreed to co-edit this publication with me and I believe you will
be, too!
~Pam Harris, Co-Editor
Becoming Healthy Inside and Out…A Testimony
Hello from Lamar, Colorado! My name is Laura Misenheimer and I am thrilled that Pam asked me
to be involved in Thinking Pink. My husband, Wade, and I have two girls together: Madeline, age 13; and
Marie, age 8. I have been married for fourteen years now, and I can’t believe that it has flown by so
quickly. When I am not home schooling our children, Wade allows me to have the title of “Queen of the
Kitchen,” which is unfortunate because my close friends would tell you that I really do not like to cook. I
do have an advantage in that my husband is happiest when I cook fresh foods, sourdough breads from
scratch, and every combination of beans and rice under the sun. Wade and my girls will also tell you that
I am a wonderful cook, so that makes me feel good!
As wives and mothers, we are responsible for our own health and for the nourishment of our
husbands and children. We are told that we need to “eat our fruits and vegetables” but many of us
women are at varying degrees on that spectrum of health and fitness. Before we can even think of
feeding our families right, we need to take a hard look at ourselves and make sure that we are good
examples of a fit lifestyle. To avoid hypocrisy in this matter, we ultimately need to develop a right
relationship with food, and there is little chance of long-term success without the Spirit of God to guide
us.
For the past couple of years, I’ve had hormonal issues and additional life stresses that caused me
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Becoming Healthy Inside and Out…A Testimony
(Continued from page 3)
to put on at least thirty pounds of extra weight. I was so disgusted with myself; not knowing where to
start, I asked Jehovah for help. While I was waiting (which I knew could take a long time), I did what I
knew how to do – exercise. I always thought that if I exercised hard enough, it wouldn’t matter how
much I ate. It took me almost a year to understand that I needed to cut back on my calories – even if I
ate the things that were nutritious for my body. Since that time, I have learned to couple my regular
exercise with an appropriate amount and quality of food and have gotten great results. It really is
true that less food and simple food is more – more energy, more contentment, and more purpose in
life. Instead of living to eat, I am learning how to eat to live.
At the same time I was dealing with my physical body, Jehovah was slowly showing me how to
correct the root of my problem. Through meditation (my own quiet time) and observing destructive
eating patterns in myself, I became aware of why I eat the way I do. Without these insights, I would
likely fall back into old patterns of behavior instead of truly being regenerated, or renewed, in my
mind. And isn’t this what we really desire? We all want a change that will last. When I searched
myself, I realized I mostly ate from boredom, because I certainly was not hungry. There were other
times when I wouldn’t eat at all, and this slows down metabolism tremendously. This terrible eating
pattern coupled with my health problems and added stress really created a recipe for disaster.
I truly believe that I am using food to fill a spiritual void in my life. The more I eat to fill the
emptiness, the less I am becoming who I am supposed to be as a child of God. Do not miss the irony
here. Eating more makes us LESS of who we are supposed to be spiritually. Overeating is socially
acceptable because it is one of our basic needs as humans. How many of us have eaten a whole meal
and not even tasted it, or sat in front of the computer / TV and ate without even thinking about it?
The key to this problem is awareness. If I catch my conscience telling me that I am eating this way,
then I am given the power to stop it by obeying His voice. Am I perfected? Not yet, and I presume I
will always have to be watchful. It is a daily process, and if I keep in mind that my transformation
happens today, not some time off in the future, then the person I am right now is who I will
eventually be. How I look on the outside is starting to catch up with the “new me” on the inside!
Because each of us women has a different body chemistry, individualized health problems, and
families with similar issues, it is so important to have a relationship with the God who created us. It
may take a while, several years even, but we can receive specialized guidance on how to heal
ourselves. I challenge you ThINKing women out there to search yourselves in this matter. You will
not regret it. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and discoveries! Write me at
[email protected]
~ Laura
Next Quarterly Issue “Something Borrowed! ~ CHILDREN”
Parenting and Grand-parenting~ Homeschooling ~ Healthy Living Ideas ~ Cents-able Ideas ~
“Have you Read...?”
ThINK on these things and submit your contributions for the next issue:
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Red Checkered Apron Recipes & Health Tips
This recipe requires a fun little gadget
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makers and slicers. You’ll find several
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1/4 cup lime or lemon juice, fresh squeezed of course!
2 cups coconut water, from a baby coconut or a nice
bottled source
Big bunch cilantro
1/4 tsp. chipotle powder, or to taste, if desired
3 or 4 Zucchini
Harmon. Meet this
“Boomer Gal” on the
following page!
(from Gina,
Pam’s Daugh
ter)
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Meet Terry Harmon
PO Box 718
Pie Town, NM 87827
575-772-2588
888-578-7867
[email protected]
Email Submissions, Comments,
Questions to:
[email protected]
We’re on the
web!
Thinkredink.
com
Dear Pam
,
It's good to
hear Don
on a reg
ular basis
again! I
hope he is
continuing
to improve as w
ell as he
seems to
be…I enjoyed the
"Thinking
Pink" porti
on of the
newslette
r
this
week. I'm
going to
make a co
llection of
the recipes
that appear there!
I look
forward
to more.
(TX)
Yowza! I’m Boomer Gal Terry and I submitted this yummy and fun
recipe. I live in Washington state with my childhood sweetheart and
hubby of 41 years, Andy, and we
have 3 grown and
married children and six
grandchildren, 20, 19, 18, 14, 13
and 12 yrs. old I was turned on to
raw foods and lost 80 pounds as
well as gained the benefit of good
health. We are not 100% raw, we
do enjoy some healthy homecooked meals also. This is one
of our favorite recipes. Try it,
you’ll enjoy it, too!
~Terry
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Have you Read…?
Dear Laura,
I wanted to share
with you a new book that
has come out called Trim
Healthy Mama. It has received very good reviews,
and it promises it is not another fad dieting book.
Well, I just finished reading
most of it. I thought I
would like it since I am
finding it’s a little harder to
lose weight from this last
pregnancy than the previous
ones. It’s never a good feeling when you weigh more
than your husband. Plus I
just don’t feel healthy. I
want to be healthy and fit
for both my husband and
my kids. I am going to get
there one way or another.
Anyway, Trim Healthy Mama
is a fairly large book with
over 600 pages. I bought
the Nook version and wish
I would have spent the extra
money and purchased the
actual book. It’s hard flipping back and forth through
recipes on a Nook. The
short version of the book is
to never eat fats with carbohydrates. You can eat both
fats and carbs, just not at
the same meal setting. It is
about maintaining a healthy
insulin level. All that said, I
am starting a new way of
eating. We will see if it
works. I will update each
week with the progress, if
there is any. You can check
for new progress in the
Health & Weight Loss section of my blog.
~Jenny Carroll
Meet Jenny Carroll
Sword Fights and
Tea Parties Blog
Hi, I'm Jenny, aka Mama. I've been married
since 2007 to a man who is a perfect
fit for me. I live in Pie Town, New Mexico,
and we have four children, ages four and
under. Feel free to join me as I journal (with
the help of my husband, Justin) about
homeschooling, gluten allergies, cloth diapers, raising babies, becoming a better HelpMeet, and Mama.
http://
swordfightsandteaparties.blogspot.com/
Dear Jenny,
Thanks for recommending the Trim
Healthy Mama book to me. I really enjoyed
learning how insulin works in my own body.
I am amazed that eating carbohydrates and
protein one meal, and then switching to fat
and protein the next meal can make such a
big difference in overall health. The best part
is that eggs, butter, fattening oils, bread,
meats, and pasta are all included! Whether
you are looking to lose weight or maintain
what you have, this really is a common sense
method to eating that keeps you energized all
“I want to
be healthy
and fit for
both my
husband
and my
kids.”
~Jenny
day long. With all the recipes and exhaustive food combinations that you CAN eat, I can’t imagine anyone not
enjoying it. What’s more, I loved the fact that the authors (two sisters who are homeschooling moms as
well) wrote their own testimonies. It is fascinating to
me that one of the sisters, Serene, actually returned to a
more balanced meat diet after being a raw food eater
for seven years. It confirmed for me what I always
thought about long-term veganism. I also enjoyed the
extra sections on hormones, fitness, and even marital
relations. Can’t wait to put this information to good
use myself and to watch your progress on your blog!
~Laura Misenheimer
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Homemade Laundry Detergent
1 Cup Arm and Hammer Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda)
1/2 Cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 Bar Soap (any you wish)
3 Gallons water, warm
In a 5 gallon bucket, add 3 gallons of warm water, washing soda, and Borax. Mix well.
On stove, boil 4 cups water in a saucepan. Shave soap and add a little at a time until it is
completely dissolved. Add mixture to the 5 gallon bucket and mix well. Let sit for 24 hours
before using. Contents may be jellylike or waterlike depending on the kind of soap you
used. Regardless, stir up bucket really well again and periodically for best results. For each
load of laundry, add 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of homemade laundry soap. My bucket lasts me
around 2-3 months for a family of four.
Submitted by Laura Misenheimer, Lamar, CO
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Next Quarterly Issue “Something Borrowed! - CHILDREN”
Parenting & Grand-parenting ~ Homeschooling ~ Healthy Living Advice ~ Cents-able Ideas
~ “Have You Read...?”
ThINK on these things and submit your contributions for the next issue:
[email protected]