For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
When you drive your vehicle you are probably not thinking about a flat tire and being left on the side of the road. Preparation ahead of time is essential and knowledge of changing a flat tire is great, but you also need the right tools. Every new vehicle starts out with a spare tire, tire jack and a tire iron. These are the tools you need to get back on the road.
Before you head out, know where your spare tire is, if it has a security key and that your spare tire is in good condition. It will be no good to you if it has lost air or has been damaged. Good rule is when you check the pressure of your other tires, check the spare as well and keep it aired up.
If you have a flat tire that is not too bad (not ripped apart) you could also try filling it with a can of tire inflater or a sealer to plug a leak. Keep these important items with your tools for changing a tire as they can save you the trouble of changing out a tire and give you enough leverage to get to a mechanic or tire shop.
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Help out at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. – Thanksgiving day and just before is going to be very busy in each of these places. Food needs to be collected and donations are usually the main source. If you cannot give your time, how about a donation of vegetables, Turkeys, stuffing, pumpkin pies or anything you can spare. Call ahead or go there in person and ask what they need.
Can you cook? Can you offer time to cut vegetables, cook a turkey, make tea?
The preparation is just as important for volunteers as to getting the Turkey dinner on the table. If you cannot help with the preparations, how about a few hours to set up tables, greet people as they come in, walk around with a water pitcher during dinner or helping clean up after.
To see where you can help out, contact your local Salvation Army, Chamber of Commerce and Churches in your area.
Donate to your local food bank – Click Here and enter you zip code to find one near you.
Visit nursing homes, hospitals and veterans associations
Call ahead to find out what specific hours are allowed for you to stop by. Just sitting and talking with someone, to hear their story, share what is going on in your life is very uplifting for both of you. You could also take a small gift like fresh baked cookies or a small bag of treats for the holiday.
Ask around and you are sure to have someone be able to tell you where volunteers are going to help out in your community this Thanksgiving. Get the family involved and share the giving..
Some batteries have a fill cap and you need to keep an eye on the water level and some do not. If you battery has fill caps you need to check the water level every two to three months. Refill if necessary with distilled water using a funnel. Fill until the water reaches the bottom of the hole. Use safety when filling the battery with water that the acid/water in the battery does not come in contact with your skin or eyes.
Do not overfill... If too much water is added, when you start your car the water level rises, with too much water already in the battery this will cause an overflow and lose valuable acid that is inside the battery. The acid will cause corrosion with metal.
While you are checking the water levels, also check how clean your battery terminals are. The battery terminals (where the battery cables are connected) are essential to giving power and when corroded the power currents are blocked form the battery cables. If they show signs of corrosion, remove the cables and clean with a wire brush, take a rag and wipe down the terminals and casing then replace the cables. This technique may come in handy if you have a dead battery and also check that the cables are not loose but secure on the terminals.
Your battery needs to be tested every 3000 miles or 3 months. This is also typical of an oil change in most vehicles. Put it on your list to have the oil changed and the battery tested for cell voltage a the same time. A mechanic can run this test in just minutes. A fully charged battery is at 12.5 to 12.6 volts. You can also have the voltage checked in most auto parts stores.
Dead batteries do happen and you should be prepared with a set of jumper cables kept in your vehicle at all times.
Check out the video below on how to properly use these cables to jump start your battery.
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You know Spring is on its way when you see the Girl Scouts out selling those delicious cookies. This year there is a scrumptious cookie you simply can not resist, The S’mores Cookie! It is a crispy graham cookie, doubled dipped in yummy creme icing with a chocolatey coating on the outside.
The Girl Scouts founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low started the Girl Scouts Organizantion March 12th, 1912 with 18 girls she invited in Savannah, Georgia for the first meeting to teach them about new outdoor activities education program. Check that out Here.
5 years later in 1917, to raise money for the growing girl scout troops, mothers and daughters started baking cookies in their own kitchens. In 1922. Florence E. Neil came up with a sugar cookie recipe (You can get that here) and from there we now have a large variety. The suggested price to sell the cookies were twenty five to thirty cents a dozen. As of last year they even came out with gluten free cookies.. the Trios gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie with chocolate chips and Toffee Tastic butter cookie with bits of toffee through out.
When you purchase those delicious cookies not only are you treating yourself, but you are also supporting the Girl Scouts! See what they do Here!
You can order them online or find out where to get them in your area. Head on over to GirlScoutCookies.org enter you zip code or you can download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder App at iTunes or Apple.com.
This is a special season as the Girl Scouts of the USA Kicks Off Next Century of Female Entrepreneurs with 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season – Read about that here!
It’s hard to believe that some pet owners would actually leave their pets outside in cold weather, and even in freezing snowy weather. Too many times you see on social media another pet left outside (some on a chain) to meet its peril because an owner had no regard, no compassion and no heart for their well being.
According to ready.gov/animals “Animals suffering from frostbite don’t exhibit pain. It may be up to two weeks before the injury becomes evident as the damaged tissue starts to slough away. At that point, the injury should be treated as an open wound and a veterinarian should be consulted.” See their website for how to care for and prepare for your pets well being in many situations.
Paws Pet Foundation is supporting Donna Huges with a petition on Change.org – NO DOG SHOULD BE ON A CHAIN – PLEASE SIGN PETITION BY DONNA HUGHES This petition currently has over 51, 948 signatures and climbing with people who support this cause. Would you sign the petition today?
If you have any questions on how or if you are doing enough for your pet this winter, see this article from WikiHow.com – 4 Easy Ways to Keep Dogs Warm in The Winter
Pets are family members and should be loved and treated as so. If you see cruelty to any animal, report it immediately…
Luke 2: 8-12
8) And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9) An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
10) But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
11) Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12) This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas…
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