One – Human Interest

Blind Apple software engineer defied the odds from birth

Four years ago she acquired her first Mac computer; now she’s an engineer at Apple. And she happens to be blind. Jordyn Castor’s real success began long before her engineering degree from Michigan State University (MSU) last December.

Castor was born weighing less than two pounds, almost four months early. Being alive was the first proof of her resilience and perseverance. But the Apple software engineer has done much more than survive. She has thrived, and being blind hasn’t slowed her down.

Castor’s college success defied the odds even by being in the engineering program at MSU. The top-ranked university noted in the story about her in 2014 that ‘At MSU fewer than 13 percent of the students studying computer science are female.’

So Castor, a blind female in engineering school, proved to be part miracle and part warrior. And Apple figured that out early on.

At 17, she fell in love with the iPad she was given because it was accessible to her as a blind person–right out of the box. This is something she would share with Apple at a job fair last year. She may have been impressed with Apple, but the feeling was mutual–Apple was impressed with her.

Castor is excited that she can actually focus on her love of engineering and serve the blind community, all in the same job.”

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Two – Health

Why B Vitamins Are So Important

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The B-complex vitamins (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, vitamin B12, folic acid and biotin) play an important role in keeping the brain and nervous system healthy.

If you suffer from symptoms such as tiredness, irritability, depression or nervousness, it may be a good idea to take a B-complex supplement.

If you are on any kind of chronic medication, ask your doctor if you need to supplement your vitamin B intake.

Individuals eating an unbalanced or deficient diet also need to consider taking a B-complex supplement to prevent neurological symptoms associated with vitamin B deficiencies.

Also select foods that are rich in B-vitamins and use bread and maize meal that have been fortified with B-vitamins to boost your daily intake.”

Seven important ways Vitamin B helps are for: energy, heart, nerves, bones, brain, mood/outlook, DNA support-health.

Some foods with the B Vitamins are: red meat, liver, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, dairy, bananas, legumes, soy, cereals, yeast.




Three – Recipe

Popeye’s Biscuit Recipe

4 cups bisquick baking mix
3/4 cup 7-up or Sprite
8 ounces sour cream
1/4 cup butter

Blend Bisquick mix, sour cream and 7-Up together. Melt butter in a pan. Roll out the biscuits and dip them in the melted butter. Place biscuits in a pan and pour the remaining butter over them. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.



Four – Prep

31 Surprising Uses for Borax

Borax (also known as sodium borate) is a naturally-occurring mineral found in soil, plants, and even our own bodies. When I [urbansurvivalsite] was growing up, my mom used it as a laundry booster, which is what most people use it for. In my twenties, I learned to use it as an ingredient in homemade laundry detergent. Then in my thirties, I was surprised to discover over 30 other things you can do with borax!

One four-pound box can be used to clean almost anything around the house and it takes up very little space, leaving you room to store more important things, like food. That’s why I recommend adding borax to your survival supplies. “

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Five – Foundation

Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright.” Isaiah 59:19

“When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” 1Cor. 10:13



From new ager to born-again Christian

Former New Age writer Steven Bancarz, who amassed a fortune from his website, became a born-again Christian last September and is now on a mission to expose this dark spirituality for what it really is: a demonic deception.

In an inspiring video testimony posted on Facebook back in April that has since been viewed over 750,000 times — over 1 million times if you aggregate all of social media — Bancarz shares how Jesus Christ liberated him from the snares of the occult.

Christians must ‘hold everything up to the light of Scripture because all Scripture is God-breathed,’ he added.

‘The minute that we encounter the living, breathing presence of the Holy Spirit everything changes. And I would encourage people to pursue that, to pursue God in His fullness and to seek Jesus as He really is rather than who we want Him to be. The minute that we do that it is His promise in scripture that He will make Himself known to us .

You don’t need a certain level of intelligence, you don’t need to be in a certain state of consciousness, you don’t need a certain level of knowledge, all you need is a heart that hungers for the reality of God. And Jesus is the real deal.”” For more, go here.


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