God Already Knows

 by

Joseph

Humans have a natural tendency to feel disappointed when things seem to be going against us, often times expressing it through complaints and anger. But that only adds to the sense of helplessness and disappointment we're already feeling.

There is a famous story in Numbers 11 where the Israelites complained against God about the lack of variety in their diet. God provided the people with manna which is a nutritious bread, it fell from the sky and the people were instructed to gather it up six days a week.

But after a while the Israelites grew tired of the manna and complained and wailed outside Moses' tent saying that they had better food back in Egypt. Moses, for his part, complained to God about the people's grumbling and went so far as to say that God should just kill him:

"Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? 12Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? 13Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ 14I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. 15If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin."  

This made for a very tense situation. I could imagine the people grumbling and complaining about their daily bread, Moses' agitated complaints to God about the ingratitude of the masses and God's anger about the entire situation.

God responded by saying to Moses "16 “Bring me seventy of Israel’s elders who are known to you as leaders and officials among the people. Have them come to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take some of the power of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them. They will share the burden of the people with you so that you will not have to carry it alone.

18“Tell the people: ‘Consecrate yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, when you will eat meat. The Lord heard you when you wailed, “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” Now the Lord will give you meat, and you will eat it. 19You will not eat it for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, 20but for a whole month—until it comes out of your nostrils and you loathe it—because you have rejected the Lord, who is among you, and have wailed before him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?” ’ ”

21But Moses said, “Here I am among six hundred thousand men on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them meat to eat for a whole month!’ 22Would they have enough if flocks and herds were slaughtered for them? Would they have enough if all the fish in the sea were caught for them?”

23The Lord answered Moses, “Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.”

24So Moses went out and told the people what the Lord had said."

It appeared that God was going to give the people exactly what they wanted because He sent quail in from the sea but there was a caveat: "31Now a wind went out from the Lord and drove quail in from the sea. It scattered them up to two cubits deep all around the camp, as far as a day’s walk in any direction. 32All that day and night and all the next day the people went out and gathered quail. No one gathered less than ten homers. Then they spread them out all around the camp. 33But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the Lord burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. 34Therefore the place was named Kibroth Hattaavah,because there they buried the people who had craved other food."

The Israelites' complaint was a challenge to God and He met it accordingly.

This isn't to say that we have no right to express our grievances and unhappiness about bad situations. In 1 Peter 5:7 the apostle tells us to "cast all of our anxiety before the Lord for He cares for you."

God wants us to tell Him about what ails us. Asaph did it in Psalm 73 wherein he expressed his sadness about wicked people seemingly getting ahead in life while good righteous people appear to get the short end of the stick.

Habakkuk, an old Testament prophet had a long talk with God about the problems the righteous face (Habakkuk 1 - 3) . He felt dismayed about what he perceived as evil being allowed to profit at the expense of the righteous. The prophet was right in talking to God, he did it in a respectful way in contrast to the Israelites who were ungrateful for what God was providing for them.

 

Comfort In Our Troubles

I recall how a daughter of God went through great travails but didn't complain. She looked forward with hope to better things and even as her situation grew more serious she held out hope for God and for the words that Peter had said in 1 Peter 5:7.

With all that was going on around her, though there were a few times in which she did seem very sad, she did not rail her fists at God nor wail and cry out or scream. Instead she felt peace in knowing God was with her. God sent the Comforter to her and also blessed her to be with her ever loving children whom she also loves so that she would be okay. This daughter of God also had the support of her many friends who love her.

And in time when God called her spirit home to forever be with Him in heaven she went peacefully in gentle sleep and her children were there and know that her example is a good one. For God does remember and watches and will do His work all the time. (“If you belong to Christ, then you are Abram’s seed and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29)

The daughter of God set a good example for her children who are also children of God and all of them have the promise that they all will be reunited in heaven and to do the work of the Lord there for where God is, she is and her children will be in time.

The world is a stressful place. We often make plans and when they don't come to fruition, we get the urge to grumble and complain. But we must be careful to not fall into a sense of entitlement thinking that God owes us something.

He doesn't.

We must remember that we belong to God. We are His creation and He will do as He sees fit.

God watches us all the time, nothing is beyond His notice. We must be patient and wait on Him. Because God is compassionate:"The LORD is compassionate and merciful; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love." Psalm 103 (verse 8).

God knows about our pain: "“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)"

God welcomes our sincere complaints: "A prayer of the afflicted when he is faint and pours out his complaint before the Lord." Psalm 102:25-27

God is faithful: “Faithful is He who calls you, and He will also bring it to pass.” Thessalonians 5:24

And God knows what He is doing: "For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

So the next time you feel downhearted and feel the urge to complain remember that God already knows.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 45

by

Joseph

 

I had a couple of good workouts last week. Here are the results of the workouts:

 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

standing barbell overhead press (Olympic bar)

140 lb x4x30s

140 lb partial but not overhead (from the floor to my shoulders)

140 lb x1x30s

 

standing dumbbell side hold

110 lb in each hand x 5x 30s

 

t-bar row (traditional)

135 lb x5x10 (5 sets x 10 reps)

 

standing dumbbell front arm raise

20 lb x5x5 (left)

20 lb x5x5 (right)

20 lb x5x5 (both arms simultaneously)

 

standing one arm dumbbell bicep curl (resting my elbos on the back of a reclining workout bench)

30 lb x2x1 (left)

30 lb x2x1 (right)

 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

t-bar row (traditional)

135 lb x 3x10

180 lb x 3x6

200 lb x 1x2

 

seated abdominal crunch

5x1

 

machine iso-lateral high row

90 lb x1x1 (both hands simultaneously)

180 lb total (or 90 lb each hand separately x2x10 right, 90 lb each hand x2x10 left)

270 lb total (or 135 lb each hand separately x2x10 right, 135 lb each hand x2x10 left)

310 lb total (or 155 lb each hand separately 1x10 right, 155 lb each hand x1x10 left)

 

As you can see, I performed some exercises that I haven't done in a very long time and even added in a new one. I want to spend a little time talking about the iso-lateral row; I have never performed this exercise before joining this gym. From a seated position, I take hold of two grips positioned above my head and pull them down until they are parallel to my pectoral muscles; I did one set by pulling both grips simultaneously but then I did the exercises separately. It's a good exercise for the upper back, deltoids and even biceps. 

I enjoy heavy lifting! The standing barbell overhead press with the Olympic bar is great; I'm pressing at the weights I had years ago, and the t-bar row is good, too. I will again be lifting at 235 pounds and higher very soon. 

For the standing barbell overhead press with the Olympic bar, I'll stay at 140 pounds for a little longer then go back up to 145 pounds; I will lift more on the t-bar row and iso-lateral high row in a very short time to come.

As with all of my lifts, I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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The Basics of Bicycle Gears

The Basics of Bicycle Gears
By Joan Bishop Denizot

Bicycle gears are used by riders to help them conquer that uphill climb or pedal with ease or increase speed on a flat terrain. Using bicycle gears however, can be tricky; but, with practice and focus, one can be just as good as the pros.

First, if you are a newbie on the bike, you might want to be familiar with their bicycle gears. To understand and get a feel of how each gear works, you can practice shifting up and down as you bike on a flat road. As you pedal forward, try using each set of hand controls and feel the pedals as you try out shifting the gears. You might find these helpful:

Left hand for front gears. The controls of your front gears are located on the left handlebars. The left hand controls the derailleur which is a metal loop that shifts the chain from side to side to catch a front gear. Get to know which mechanism your bike uses in shifting gears. These may either be a grip shifter that works by turning the wrist, small levers above or below the handlebars that are shifted using the thumb, or large levers that are found next to the handbrakes and are worked with the finger tips.

Right hand for rear gears. It pays to remember Right for Rear. The mechanism for the rear gears is almost always the same as that with the front gears. However, the rear gears have their own derailleur.

Now that you know where your gears are and which ones control or shift them, you might want to remember these basics:

� Gear Down. Shifting to lower gear makes you pedal easier and quicker but doesn't give that push further and does not get you far. Shifting down can be done either by shifting to a smaller gear in front or by shifting to a bigger gear in the rear.

� Gear Up. Shifting to a higher gear makes pedaling harder but gives you the power to push your bike further and faster. To gear up, you can either shift into a bigger gear in front or shift to a smaller gear in the back.

� Shift while you pedal. It pays to remember to shift only when you are pedaling forward. If you shift while pedaling backwards or while on a stop, the chain might not be tight enough and may rattle or fall off.

Remember that no one gets it perfectly the first time. Keep on practicing and keep on riding.

Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, check out Zize Bikes company for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).

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Hearty Omelette Recipes That Will Make You A Breakfast Person

Hearty Omelette Recipes That Will Make You A Breakfast Person
By Adrian T. Cheng

Omelettes are a staple on the breakfast table. It's light yet filling and incredibly easy to make. The best part is that you can add your favourite ingredients (your choice of meat, vegetables and even herbs and spices!) to it to make it your own. It's considered to be breakfast food, but of course you can enjoy it any time of the day!

Balsamic and Caramelized Onions Omelette

What you need:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 white onion, sliced into rings
  • 1/2 cup cubed hard cheese of your choice
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a pan then cook the onions until softened. Add the olive oil to the pan then season with salt. Toss onions, remove from heat then set aside. Whip the eggs in a bowl with a little salt and pepper. Fry in the same pan, add more olive oil if needed. Right before eggs are cooked, add cooked onions and cheese to the egg then fold to a half moon. Serve immediately.

Spicy Cashew Breakfast Omelette

What you need:

For the omelette:

  • 8 eggs
  • 2 green chilis, chopped
  • 6 large poppadums, roasted and broken into large pieces
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the spicy cashews:

  • 2/3 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

To make the omelette, beat the eggs in a bowl and stir in chilis, coriander, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan the cook capsicum, onion, celery and mushrooms over medium heat until onions are softened. Pour vegetables into the bowl with the eggs. Fry the omelette until slightly browned underneath. When ready, transfer to a serving plate and slice into strips. To make the spicy cashews, heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat then saut� the cashew nuts. Add paprika, cumin, coriander powder and oregano to the pan and stir until ingredients are well-combined. Top omelette with spicy cashews.

Omelettes are the ideal breakfast food, especially if you add healthy ingredients like herbs and vegetables. It will give you the energy to start a new day and of course, allow you to enjoy a hearty, flavorful meal to face another day!

Adrian T. Cheng is a food blogger and a BBQ expert. Through years of grill experience, reviewing various grilling accessories and trying delicious and unique recipes, he is sharing his knowledge with everyone through his blog. For more grilling secrets, tips, recipes and more, head over to Adrian's website where he has other interesting grill-related products and posts.

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Type 2 Diabetes - Is Muscle Mass a Factor in Preventing or Controlling Gestational Diabetes?

Type 2 Diabetes - Is Muscle Mass a Factor in Preventing or Controlling Gestational Diabetes?
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Physical activity is known to be one way of preventing or controlling Type 2 diabetes and pregnancy-related diabetes which is known as Gestational diabetes. One reason for this could be a protective effect of muscle tissue. Scientists at St. Marianna University in Kawasaki, Japan, found a link between low muscle mass and insulin resistance.

Their study, reported on in November of 2018 in Endocrinology Journal, included 96 pregnant women with an average age of 34 years, diagnosed with Gestational diabetes. Their body mass index (BMI) averaged 22 kg/meter squared or an average healthy weight. Women with the lowest amount of muscle mass had the highest amount of insulin resistance. The researchers concluded building up muscle tissue rather than just adjusting body weight, could be important for preventing or controlling Gestational diabetes.

In September of 2018, the journal Clinical Science reported on a study that underscores the need for muscle mass to prevent Gestational diabetes. Investigators at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, and several other research facilities in Chile and the United States, found microscopic RNA (ribonucleic acid), which plays a part in regulating genes, was programmed to lower insulin sensitivity in the muscles of women with diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy.

The microscopic RNA found in packages called exosomes originates in the placenta of pregnant women...

  • exosomes taken from women with Gestational diabetes lowered sugar taken up by muscles when given to participants with normal blood sugar levels.
  • when exosomes from healthy women were assigned to women diagnosed with Gestational diabetes, their muscles began to take up more sugar.

From these results, the investigators concluded exosomes could affect insulin sensitivity in healthy women and women who have been diagnosed with diabetes during their pregnancy...

  • deoxyribonucleic acid, abbreviated DNA makes up our genes, determining what we are. It is found in the nucleus of the cell and is made up of long sugar molecules and smaller molecules known as bases.
  • RNA forms itself along DNA molecules, getting its sequence of bases according to those of the DNA. RNA then goes out into the rest of the cell, or, in the case of exosomes, outside the cell to do the bidding of the DNA.

Once the particular DNA sequence coded for Gestational diabetes is known it might be possible to design a protein to cover that sequence so the RNA would not be able to attach itself. In the meantime, the best way known for preventing or controlling diabetes of pregnancy is to maintain a healthy weight and gain only the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

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What Home Spy Camera Do You Want?

What Home Spy Camera Do You Want?

Many regular homeowners want a spy camera to protect themselves from thieves and burglars. Another reason is that they may want to spy on some of their family members. Such homeowners usually do not know exactly what they want and need.

There are so many (maybe even too many... ) options on the internet so a newbie could easily get lost in the online spy world. In this article, we'll try to find out what are the options on the internet and what home spy cameras should you choose.

Outdoor Spy Cameras

If you want to protect your house from the outside, then outdoor spy cams would be your best shot. Of course, they'll be quite obvious and people will see that your house is secured. That's actually one of the reasons to put a spy camera outside. It will let burglars know that your house is protected and they'll less likely want to intrude.

If you're thinking about an outdoor camera for your house, then you'll want to consider a few options. Is it weatherproof or waterproof? If you'll use it outside, then make sure that bad weather won't break it. Also, you should think about night surveillance. Your outdoor cameras should be infrared so it could capture view in the night.

Wired spy camera will be harder to install, because of the wires. You might need to call a professional to drill the holes in your walls and place the wires conveniently in case you don't know how to do that. Wireless cameras are much easier to install outside. They don't require any cables, but you'll still need to mount them on walls or under the roof somehow. Wireless CCTV camera transmitters and receiver will do the rest.

That's very basic information about using home spy cameras outdoors. Now, let's see if you'd prefer using such cameras indoors.

Indoors Hidden Cameras

Spy cameras inside the house are also used for security purposes. In case burglars sneak in the house, your home spy cams will detect the burglars and record their moves. There are even home security systems that have alarm functions built-in.

These security systems (with or without spy cameras) have motion detection devices. These devices guard and when they detect something or someone moving, they'll turn on the alarm. It might be a sound signal, flashing lights near the house, both combinations; it might be an automatic phone call to you or your neighbors in case you're away, it might be an email to your PC or laptop. Such systems will warn you or your neighbors in case of burglary.

If you don't want to buy the whole system, you may manage with webcam and a PC. Webcams are pretty cheap. Software used to control cameras, which also have motion detection built-in are also inexpensive. Connect a camera to your PC, leave it online so you could connect to it and watch what's going on any time when you're away, and you have pretty powerful, yet cheap solution for basic home protection.

You may also buy a few wireless home spy cameras, which are connected to a VCR or DVR or PC. Multiple cameras are great if you want to secure every inch of your house. You couldn't do that with only one camera.

Hidden Home Spy Cameras

Lastly, you may want a home spy cam that isn't for security, but for spy and surveillance purposes. People use spy cameras in their houses to spy on their nannies, spouses to see if they aren't cheating, kids or guests.

In that case, you don't want you home cameras to be seen. So there are mini spy cameras used for this purpose. Such small cameras can be hidden anywhere, a baby toy, in a teddy bear, behind the book shelf, near the computer, etc... They can also be wired or wireless.

Or you may want to choose already made hidden cameras, meaning that they're already stuffed into some regular everyday objects. Such spy cams may look like lamps, flowers, books, speakers, clocks, mirrors and so on. You don't need to worry and think where to hide your cam in this case.

Well, there you go. Here are some options for home owners looking for spy cameras. If you've familiarized yourself with basic home spy camera information, you may want to go out and learn some more details about these surveillance gadgets online.

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Pack All Your Doggie Stuff Inside The Pet Stroller For Medium Dogs

Pack All Your Doggie Stuff Inside The Pet Stroller For Medium Dogs
By Manoj Kapoor

It may seem to be a little "hoity-toity" to watch a woman enclose her pet dog inside a stroller and refuse to let his feet touch the ground. It may also seem to be snobbish or ridiculous and you may also laugh at this, but a dog stroller is a wonderful practical travel accessory for dog lovers. Let me explain why?

1) People with small sized dogs are often seen carrying their pets in their arms when they head to the markets. You may not realize but there are an undue pressure and weight that sits on your backbone. You get strained and tired at the awkward bungling so isn't choosing dog stroller for small dogs a good option in the long run.

2) Do you have a senior or ill dog who longs to step out into the fresh air? You can do this easily with a pet stroller. Outdoor air provides wonderful healing therapy for a sick dog. Not only will the boredom of your canine be cured, the bright therapeutic sunshine will definitely make him feel better. Your little poodle can be packed easily inside a pet stroller for medium dogs and then carried around.

3) Load up all the necessities you need for your furry bundle of joy and walk anywhere. You are not going to be bogged down by your little cute doggy paraphernalia wherever you go. The bowls, bottle, blanket etc all will be packed easily inside the pet stroller for small dogs. Shove whatever you need inside the carriage compartment and head outdoors. You are going to take a happy dog back home we promise you that.

4) People walking on the streets are petrified of errant dogs on the loose. You don't need agitation or constant barking during your peaceful walk. Imagine your canine barking loudly and rushing after a small baby girl or an old man? Is it fair to terrorize the people around you because of your snarling dog? It is not! Keep your dog safe in a carriage and make sure that he gets to see and hear your voice for reassurance. The best way to keep your medium sized mongrel safe from others is to strap him inside the Pet stroller for medium dogs.

5) You openly advertise the pet strollers for small dogs when you carry your little doggie inside it. This gives an idea to people to carry their pets carefully from one place to the other.

6) Your dog is unpredictable and used to the free atmosphere of your home. If the pet is enclosed inside the stroller you can walk safely in the area where your canine is bound to react. He is definitely not going to tug you around the marketplace on the leash and neither will he yelp around prancing crazily if he sees a cat!

7) The strollers are made out of thick and sturdy material. They are not going to be ripped easily so don't worry at all about rugged doggie behavior. Just purchase a good dog stroller after taking an online research. We promise you are never going to regret your decision.

To get more information about dog stroller for small dogs you can visit https://petroverusa.com/collections/petrovers

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Protecting Your Corporate Name

Protecting Your Corporate Name

By: Jonathan Brown

Imagine this: you want to sell widgets, and you've chosen the perfect name for your brand new widget business. You've made the name original and yet homey, easy to say, hard to forget, and you've checked databases everywhere to make sure that nobody else thought of it first. You've invested vast sums of money in marketing materials and storefront signs that include your wonderful new name. Best of all, you've already impressed some new widget customers with your amazing services and they are spreading the word that your business-yes, the one with your fabulously unique name-is the place to go for all their widget needs, bar none. You love your new name.

Then picture this: shortly after your widget shop opens for business, you learn that a guy two blocks over is using the same name, for a strikingly similar widget business. That's your name hanging in his window, by God! Customers are getting confused. Your business begins to drop off and you suspect the other widget guy is getting the customers who were looking for you.

Is this nightmare scenario possible?

Sadly, yes-but only if you don't know how to protect your corporate name properly.

The first thing a new business owner must do is register the name of the new corporation. The procedure for registration varies by state, but generally involves some very simple paperwork to be submitted to the state's Secretary of State's office, along with a small fee. The Secretary of State's office will not register two businesses with the same name, so this procedure will prevent later businesses from incorporating in the same state under your corporate name. Registration with the Secretary of State's office will also legitimize the corporate identity of your business as a legal entity separate from its founders, and will provide evidence to demonstrate that the name is being used in commerce when you next register the name as a trademark. Be aware, however, that a business can incorporate in any of the fifty states, so registering your business in your own state provides only partial protection of your corporate name. To provide greater protection, it is necessary to register the name as a trademark or service mark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Registering your new business name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will provide nationwide notice of your claim to the name as a trademark, and invokes the jurisdiction of the federal courts in protecting the name. To register a new business name as a trademark, an application may be obtained online at the U.S. Patent and Trademark website, www.uspto.gov. This application may either be filed online or mailed into the Patent and Trademark Office. Be aware that the processing of your application may take more than a year, so this application should be filed as soon as possible to begin the process. Status of your application may be checked online.

You do not need to wait until your trademark is nationally registered to begin protecting your right to it, however. When using your business name on marketing materials or other written matter, you can demonstrate your claim to the name as a trademark by adding a small "TM" at the end of the word. This provides notice to those who see the written materials that you consider the name to be proprietary and should not be "borrowed" by others. After you receive national registration of the business name as a trademark, however, it will receive the greatest possible protection and you may demonstrate this by including an R in a circle, "®," at the end of your business name.

Once you have received trademark registration, you must file periodic Affidavits of Use with the Patent and Trademark Office to prove that the name remains in use. If you cease use of the mark for a period of years, you will lose ownership of the name as a trademark and others may be able to use it.

Next comes the business of "policing" your trademark. This involves online research and investigation within your own industry to determine whether your trademarked business name is being used by others in the same or similar business that might cause customer confusion as to your business identity. In that event, a judicious letter often dissuades the newcomer from using the business name. If a letter is ineffective, the matter may be resolved through litigation.

The founding of a new business is a busy time, but it is necessary to begin as quickly as possible to protect the new business name against infringement. In this way, it is possible to prevent customer confusion and retain all of the customer good will that they have come to associate with your company's name.

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 44

by

Joseph

 

I had a very short workout last week. Here are the results of what happened during the exercise:

 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

 

standing barbell overhead press (Olympic bar)

 

140 lb x2x30s

 

140 lb partial but not overhead (from the floor to my shoulders)

 

The standing barbell overhead press with the Olympic bar was the only thing that I was able to do last week, but I'm happy with the fact that this was the first time since my old gym that I was able to lift that much weight over my head. I just picked the weight off the floor and pressed it overhead. It felt good to do that. There are millions and millions of people who are unable to even walk, let alone participate in heavy lifting so I am fortunate that I accomplished so much last Wednesday.

When I return to the gym, I intend to perform more reps at this weight and get in some dumbbell side arm grips at 100 pounds and do some t-bar rows at 120 pounds and one arm dumbbell rows at 100 pounds, too. 

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

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How Bright Does a Bike Light Need To Be?

How Bright Does a Bike Light Need To Be?
By Graham Peaden

How do you choose a bike light?

1) Brightness.

The brightness of a light is measured in Lumens. To give a comparison figure a car light produces about 700 lumens. Bike lights can vary from say 15 to 1500 lumens or more depending on the light. So how do you choose the right light for your bike?

On Road Cycling

If a bike is used solely for on road cycling then the light does not need to be as bright as a bike that is used for off road cycling. Even so when riding on road you still need to be seen by all of the traffic that there is about. There can also be sections of a road which are not lit by street lights. All of these factors need to be borne in mind when selecting a bike light. For on road cycling where you might be just commuting from home to work you probably don't need a front light to be brighter than 200 lumens. If there are dark stretches along the route then maybe 400 lumens might be needed. A rear light would need a lot fewer lumens as that is more about making sure that you are seen by traffic rather than illuminating your path.

Off Road Cycling

For off road cycling a much brighter light would be needed in order to be able to see what hazards there are ahead. It is likely that there won't be any other form of lighting in the place where you are cycling and so the light that you have must provide all of the light to safely travel off road. Here you want to consider a light with a minimum of 600 Lumens but you might be safer going for 800 to 1000 lumens.

A compromise light might be one of the Lezyne lights which has a powerful "overdrive" facility which provides a very bright light for off road but has normal 200 to 600 for ordinary on road use. Such a light might be the Lezyne 600 LX Macro drive which can produce 15 - 600 Lumens for ordinary use and 900 Lumens for off road use.

Other aspects to consider in buying a bike light

2) Side on Visibility.

Another factor when travelling on roads is side on visibility. It is all well and good being very visible at the front and back but at junctions you need to be seen by traffic from the side.

Many bike lights have a "leakage" factor built in so that the light emits some light to the side of the light. It is even possible to buy lights that are specifically designed to shine to the side of the bike.

Alternatively you could rely on good bright reflective strips or lights that attach to the spokes of the bike to give high side on visibility.

3) Connecting to your bike.

Another factor to be considered is how easy or difficult it is to connect the light to a bike. Some lights have rigid fixings and some have very flexible ones. All of them will have to stand some vibration from the roads or tracks where the bike is travelling. This is especially true of off road riding. How easy or otherwise would it be to connect the light in the dark and in the cold, when you may be wearing gloves?

4) Battery Charge time.

Depending on the light that you get you will also need to consider how long it takes to charge up. If you are using a bike for a regular commute then it might be easy to charge the bike light whilst at work. Some lights can be charged in a couple of hours, but some take as long as 5 hours to charge.

5) Discharge time.

A bike light is only as good as the time that it is switched on so another factor to consider is how long the battery is going to last. It needs to last as long as the journey that you are doing, or you will need to carry a spare light or battery depending on your light.

6) How strong / robust is the light constructed?

A bike light needs to be strong and robust. Even if it is just for commuting it is quite possible for the bike to slip over in cold slippery weather and for the light to therefore impact on the ground. It is also possible that it might get dropped when putting a light on or taking it off a bike.

7) Waterproof or watertight construction.

A bike light is going to get wet whether it is used for commuting or for riding off road. Therefore you need to consider how waterproof a light is.

Conclusion

Ultimately the choice of light is determined by the use that you need to put it to, but it is good to get a light, or two, which suits the particular use that you need it for.

For further information see [http://www.goodbikeadvice.com/bike-lights/] where there is lots of useful advice about bike products.

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Eating More Salad Is Savory to the Palate and a Valid Source of Vitamins and Fiber

Eating More Salad Is Savory to the Palate and a Valid Source of Vitamins and Fiber
By Lorie Ann Jermoune

Salads are a great way for beginning any lunch or dinner meal. I find that due to cold and allergy season, I am less drawn to cold foods and more drawn to comfort foods. SO, what do I do? I entertain different ways of making salads more of a comfort food to appease the taste of me and my family that are still creative, comforting and healthy! I also find ways of adding fruit to my salad, whenever feasible, to increase my daily intake of fruits, grains and fiber.

Hi folks, Yes, I know, rabbit food, salads are not your first choice. BUT, OH, if your salad had a voice, it would be telling you about all the healthy fiber, vitamins and roughage that is great for your digestion. Daily requirements of vegetables, fruits and grains combined in so many ways makes food more vitamin and mineral complete, and pleasing to the palate-at best! Pick and choose a salad that is both sweet and savory to the palate- SATIATE YOUR TASTE DESIRES. Salads are a sweet way of eating more fruits and grains, or substituted and improvised, or comprised as complete meal option,too! *** I have listed a few salads that offer uncommon, nuances for creating or enjoying more salads. There are various ways of sneaking more fiber, grain, or tasty additions to your salad dishes that have a high-impact on daily nutritional requirements. Add some of my favorites or research and add some of your own additives for optimal vitamin and mineral balance.

* Coleslaw-carrot and pineapple salad- all raw, and when blended with vinegar and olive oil are tasty and pair easily with chicken, or even with BBQ ribs.

* Cold potato salad- Boiled potatoes with black olives, cumin, olive oil and vinegar- accompanied as a side dish along with tasty meat or anything.

*Apple-celery-cranberry salad- I have a terrific recipe and I also add walnuts. It's really good! I place a piece of lettuce and a scoop of my salad on top and garnish with a small scoop of dry coconut.. Serve with meat or chicken

*Cold bean salad- Cold beans of your choice with spices and oils and refrigerated makes a great side dish. Serve with meat or chicken

*Cold beet salad- Add balsamic vinegar, or whatever you prefer, chopped herbs and spices and serve with a serving of greens for extra vitamin absorption. Serve with meat or chicken

*Cold carrot-current salad- Sliced carrots with added currents, cranberries and salt and pepper for seasoning. Serve with meat or chicken

*Cold lentil salad- Cook lentils, season as usual, let rest chill and serve as salad topped with chopped tomato and fresh parsley. Serve with meat, chicken or fish.

*Cold couscous salad- Cooked and chilled couscous with spices, chopped vegetables, herbs and spices. Serve with meat or fish.

Salad before, during or after dinner, as some cultures prefer, is a wise way of adding additional fruit, vegetable, or more fiber to your meals. You may find it to be a more savory way of enhancing the taste, it can also be a subtle way to increase your fiber intake. Find ways of adding chia seeds to your fresh fruit or salad dishes. Add almonds, seaweed, bean sprouts, olives, or any other fresh additive for more of a flavor punch and meal benefit.

*** I hope you like and utilize my salad suggestions. I have plenty of recipes and ways of eating and combining fruits and vegetables for tasty, healthy or crunchy and sweet salads. Many of my salads are just as much savory as they are healthy! Write to me with your salad suggestions and recipes or ask me questions and I can create great salad combinations easily!

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