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Cinnamon Coffeecake
by Terri Crosby
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Butter an 8×8 square Pyrex glass baking pan or similar. Recipe can be doubled for a 9 x 12 pan.  All spices are from  Try them, you’ll never go back.  Same cost as the grocery store (or less), and much fresher.
MIX TOPPING and set aside
1/4 c. dark brown sugar
1 tsp-Vietnamese Cinnamon plus 1/2 tsp Penzeys Cinnamon (a blend)
1/4 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1 T. crumbled blade mace (just squeeze it in your hand to crunch it a little)
1 T. flour
1 T. melted butter
In a separate bowl, MIX
3 T. soft butter
1/4 c. sugar (dark brown, light brown or sugar in the raw — whatever you like)
Then ADD and stir
1/2 c. milk
1 beaten egg
MIX in separate bowl
1 c. flour (whole wheat or spelt work great)
1/2 t. salt
2 tsp baking powder
Add dry ingredients to wet abd stir just until everything is moistened.  Don’t overmix.
Pour batter in buttered 8×8 glass pan and scatter crumb topping over.  Bake at 375 degrees until done.  Check it in 20 minutes and see if it springs back to the touch.  If not, give it a few more minutes. 



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Intimacy Is Everywhere

Hello Everyone,

Today, intimacy.

Love to you all,

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Friday Love: Bam! Gate Breaking, Anyone?

Good Friday, Everyone!

Today, I’m sharing a story about how I accidentally accomplished something on my bucket list. I ran through an exit gate while looking the other way. The hood of my car is scratched up, and one windshield wiper is a mess, but let’s have a good laugh about how we never expect what “getting what we want” includes!

Let me know if you relate…

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Enough with the Name-Calling

It seems to be a growing fad these days to call someone a narcissist, or declare they are toxic.
Political name-calling is similar—we assign politicians and voters to categories, and brush them off as if they are unintelligent, inferior, or even worthless.
By labeling others, we miss their humanity. We gloss over their struggle, their best effort at dealing with life. We dismiss them.
We do to them what we believe they are doing to others.
Look past a label, and in the soft light of day, there stands a person like you or like me, coping as best they can. At the end of the day, no friend, parent, or lover making conscious choices intends to be mean, or to ignore, or to embellish. There is always more to the story.
If we label others, then for sure we label ourselves. We trap ourselves into believing we are less than. Or not enough. Or we don’t give ourselves the time and forgiveness to work through our “stuff.” Maybe, if we stopped accusing others of narcissism, we could forgive ourselves for those moments when we were narrow-minded, inconsiderate, or afraid.
When it comes to labels, nobody wins.
So, my dear people, I suggest we peer a little deeper into ourselves to investigate a need to separate ourselves from others by tacking them with a label filled with disdain or scorn.
It is my wish that you view this video and take it to heart.
Much love,

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