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Success is Sweet

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Ellen J. Barrier Author and Songwriter
Ellen J. Barrier
Author and Songwriter

It took hope for a brighter future, courage and strength, with many prayers along the way to complete my goals. Thank God, I made it!

Success comes with lots of hard work and many challenges along the way.

To succeed is a great accomplishment and success is sweet.

I will give gratitude to God, for his guidance and blessings. And offer my appreciation to my friends for their spiritual support. This is something I will humbly treasure.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

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Sweet and Sour Broccoli pasta Salad

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Sweet and Sour Broccoli pasta Salad

This salad is one I support in a healthy diet; it is light in calories. And the ingredients are nutritious. It has apples, broccoli, carrots, lettuce and pasta.

Number of servings: 6    Calories: 198  Total fat contents: 3 grams

Cholesterol: trace amount    Sodium: 57 milligrams


Ingredients for Preparation:

8 ounces uncooked florets

2/3 cup shredded carrots

1 medium Red or Golden Delicious apple

(cored seeded and chopped)

1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt

1/3 cup apple juice

3 tablespoon cider vinegar

1 tablespoon light olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves

Lettuce leaves

Direction for preparation:

  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on package (exclude the salt) add the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. (Drain) rinse thoroughly under cold water until pasta is cool; (Drain well)
  2. Place pasta, broccoli, carrots and apple in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine yogurt, apple juice, vinegar, oil, mustard, honey and thyme in small bowl  (pour these ingredients over the pasta mixture) toss to coat evenly.

Satin Jacket

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Satin Jacket

This light- tan satin jacket is beautifully trimmed in streaks of red, orange, yellow and white multi-colors. It is easily matched with practically all colors and favorably worn with dresses, pants and skirts. The belt and crystal buttons are special features that make the Satin Jacket with its soft silky touch, a favorite to hang in any closet.

Fashioned and designed by Ellen J. Barrier

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It is Just Me and Only a Prayer

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 It is Just Me and Only a Prayer

Dreams of success are easy to make when we share them with others, who are supportive. It is the challenges that come to hinder our progress, and test our strength, when we begin our walk up the Ladder of Success alone.

When I walked onto the Ladder of Success, I heard the distance voices of doubt that I could reach the top.There were times when I felt the Ladder of Success shaking violently underneath my feet and I nearly lost my balance; those were the times when I prayed for strength to hold on.

I soon realized I had enemies whose hands were on the Ladder of Success determined to keep me from reaching the top.

There were times when the top of the Ladder of Success seemed farther away each day as I struggled to keep from falling and to ignore the voices of doubt continuing to say, “You will never make it!” Why, don’t you let go?”

When the day of silence of the voices and sturdiness of the ladder of Success finally came, I heard the cheers of “Congratulation!” from my friends; I had reached the top of the Ladder of Success!

At the end of my journey on the Ladder of Success, I came to the conclusion; a person does not  have to be religious to reach the top of the Ladder of Success; but every one that step onto the Ladder of Success, must have hope. And I whispered a prayer of thanks for hope.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Recommended to Read: The Road to Success and Prosperity (chapter six)

Book: How to Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed by Ellen J. Barrier

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Fashion and Designing by Ellen J. Barrier

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Fashion and Designing by Ellen J. Barrier

The unique features about this dress, is the collar, sleeves, and the bottom portion.

The collar can be worn as high as desired or it can be hidden below the neckline of the dress.

The matching top, cuffs on the sleeves, and the bottom adds extra beauty to this magnificent design.  The black and white symmetric lines in the fabric make the color black in the dress awesome to match with either black and white or simply black accessories.

This adorable dress is desirable to be worn on any special occasion.

Designed and fashioned by Ellen J. Barrier

Wishing You Many Blessings

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Watching the sunrise gives hope for a beautiful day.  __ Ellen J. Barrier
Watching the sunrise gives hope for a beautiful day. __ Ellen J. Barrier

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence come my help.

My help come from the LORD which made heaven and earth.

He will not suffer your foot to be moved: he that keeps you will not slumber,

Behold, he that keeps Israel, shall neither slumber nor sleep.

The LORD is your keeper: the LORD is your shade upon your right hand.

The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.

The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.

The LORD shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this

Time forth, and even for evermore.

Source:  Psalm 121 written by King David

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Waiting For A Miracle

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Woman wakes from 16-year catatonic state on Christmas Eve Day

Waiting For A Miracle

For 16 years, a 42-year-old female was said to have been unresponsive to the world -unable to Speak, swallow or move much. On Christmas Eve, she suddenly snapped back to consciousness.

“Don’t do that,” she blurted out when nurses were trying to fix her nursing home bed on Dec. 24, 2000.

Doctors cannot explain why this lady awakened from the catatonic state she slipped into while delivering her fourth child. According to this newspaper report,  doctors said her condition was caused by a blood clot that lodged in her lung and caused her to stop breathing during a Caesarean section.

A Caesarean section is the removal of a fetus by means of an incision into the uterus; that is usually done through the abdominal wall.

Regarding her medical condition, her speech is said to be clear, but still limited. Her hands which had been clenched tightly for 16 years have loosened.  She is said to be speaking her children names, catching up on family developments and spending a lot of time watching her children.

At this time, report is that she is being driven up into the mountains to breathe the fresh air. She has been wheeled around a shopping mall. On Monday, she was said to have pointed to her new running shoes and said: “I’m going to run.”

“I just went up to her and gave her a hug, and she gave me a hug back,” the oldest child was quoted saying to the newspaper.

Her mother reportedly said, “It was a Christmas miracle from God.”

It took 16 years for this miracle to occur. That gives us the knowledge to know that God does not operate on our time schedule. He can perform miracles at any given time, and in any place, based on his judgment.

If you are waiting for your miracle, do not give up. It could happen today.

God’s Angels are near; wherever you are.

__ Ellen J. Barrier