Posts Tagged ‘ faith ’

Tips to practice and achieve better gratitude!

1. Less complaining;

2. Less gossip (it’s like eating junk food);

3. Read historical biography (it gives you another perspective on things and how far we’ve come as human beings);

4. Donate or volunteer (better if you do it for less fortunate no matter at what level you are at in life);

5. Write love letters (do it more consistently for the people you are thankful in your life);

And finally:

6. Discuss BEAUTY, BLESSINGS AND LUCK(so easy to get caught in a gloomy mood, as there are so many distractions nowadays; take little time to discuss about what we are grateful for).





Will people ever learn their lesson to keep peace in between each other, since there is another hurricane hitting? After all that been happening lately, I believe past should be left in the past and everyone should find more compassion towards each other, instead of fighting over and over; otherwise the end of the world would be coming soon. Is that a sign or a coincidence only God knows?…Think about it… but more, if you look worldwide, after all negative events happening with the population, we get: storms, hurricanes, inundation, fires, tornadoes, earthquakes and so on. The Universe is trying to talk to Us Human Beings (considered the smartest), but we are so self absorbed, selfish, blind to see and death to hear it. WAKE UP PLANET EARTH!


Something to believe

“Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s everything in between that makes it all worth living.”


God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, or sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.


Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.


Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. You can’t see the future, yet you know it will come; you can’t see the air, yet you continue to breathe.


You don’t have to see something to know that it’s really there. You just believe it.


There’s a point in your life when god will bring someone in, at a very unexpected time, they’ll change everything :]


Might not be tonight, tomorrow or the next day..but everything’s gonna be OK!


Life comes with tons of things: experiences, horrible moments, lies, and joy. Friends may make you into a great person, or they may ruin you. You have to be yourself, and if that’s not good enough for someone, screw them; you have a life to live.


“You cannot always wait for the perfect time, sometimes you just have to dare to jump.”


If you believe in something don’t let anyone take it away from you don’t let anyone put you down about it. Follow your dream until you have achieved it!


Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose
people, but you never forget them but sometimes those
memories are the things that give us the strength to go on!


When all seems dark remember to P.U.S.H (PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS) never lose faith.


When you least expect it, something great will come along. Something better than you ever planned for.


Hope is hearing the melody of the future. Faith is to dance to it.


It’s sad when the person who gave you the best memories becomes a memory.


Everyone needs to believe in something…


People are gonna call you names everyday of your life.
But you have to remember this one thing. It’s not what people call you, but what you answer to.


There are sometimes a million reasons not to believe, but there are always a billion reasons to have faith


Be yourself, Live your dreams, go after what you want. there are only so many chances. If you want it, go get it.


It’s hard to wait around for something that you know might never happen, but it’s even harder to give up especially when it’s everything you ever wanted….








Easter Secrets – Easter bread or cake, name it how you want ;)

In many European countries, there are various traditions surrounding the use of bread during the Easter holiday. Traditionally the practice of eating Easter bread or sweetened “communion” bread traces it’s origin back to Byzantium and the Orthodox Christian church. The recipe for sweetened or “honey-leavened” bread may date back as far as the Homeric Greek period based on anecdotal evidence from classical text hat mention this type of special food. It is also widely known that sweetened bread desserts similar to Panettone, were a Roman favorite.

Moldova also have a traditional Easter bread called Pasca (The term “pasca” is Easter in the Eastern Orthodox faith and can be confusing to some westerners). The Moldavian Pasca bread is made with cheese (and may also include fruits, nuts, or chocolate for decoration). It will always be found alongside another traditional sweet bread which Romanians make for Easter and Christmas called cozonac.

As bread is a tradition in our house,(been cooked of my great grandmother) I will not divulge all the secrets, which used my Mother, but I will post pictures and a standard recipe.
I can only write so that you can add honey, chocolate, dried lemon peel as well 🙂

And remember, every housewife, prepare bread in her way. But to know, that no one can bake as my Mother 🙂


Moldova are, de asemenea, o pâine tradiţională de Paşti numita Pasca (termenul de “pasca” – credinta). In Republica Moldova Pasca se face cu brânză (şi se mai  pot include, de asemenea, fructe, nuci, ciocolata pentru decor). Cozonacul se coace asemeni Pascai insa de Craciun.

Astfel cum Pasca este o tradiţie în casa noastră, (a fost gatita de stra-bunica), nu voi divulga toate secretele, care a folosit mama mea, dar voi posta imagini şi o reţetă standard.

Şi retineti: fiecare gospodină, pregăteste Pasca în felul ei. Dar să ştiţi, că nimeni nu poate coace mai bine ca mama mea 🙂


Easter Bread (Paska/Pasca) recipe

– 1 package active dry yeast or 1 cake compressed yeast
– 1 cup scalded milk
– 1/4 cup lukewarm water
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine
– 4 1/2 to 5 cups sifted enriched flour
– 2 eggs or 3 egg yolks
– 1/4 cup white raisins

Soften yeast in warm water. Combine milk, sugar, salt and butter; cool to lukewarm. Stir in 2 cups flour and eggs and mix well. Stir in softened yeast; add raisins and remaining flour to make soft dough. Let rest 10 minutes.

Knead for 10 minutes on lightly floured board until smooth and elastic. Place in greased bowl turning around to grease the entire surface. Cover; let rise (1 1/2 hours) in warm place or until doubled in bulk.

Punch down and let rise (1 hour or more). Divide dough into 2 balls. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.

For Easter, make into 2 round loaves or make a braided loaf by cutting each ball of dough into three parts and braid. Put in loaf pan. Cover and let rise 1 hour. Just before putting into oven brush, with egg white. Bake in moderate oven at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 35 minutes or until done.