my thoughts on the cannabis plant

i am very passionate about the cannabis plant. i smoked marijuana regularly for 3+ years but i quit the beginning of september 2016. i never thought i’d quit smoking but honestly i don’t miss it at all. i once thought that there was nothing wrong with smoking marijuana because it helped with my mood, sleep and lack of appetite. i relied heavily on it. but after reading some bible verses and praying, i knew i needed to abstain from getting hugh. i firmly believe followers of christ should avoid the psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. since it is sinful to become intoxicated by alcohol, it is sinful to become intoxicated by marijuana. THC is psychoactive and doesn’t have as many medicinal properties as CBD, THC is what what makes you feel high. CBD and hemp aren’t psychoactive and they have endless benefits and uses. CBD helps with glaucoma, seizures, anxiety, depression, cancer, insomnia, autism, ms, joint pain, etc. THC is great when used in moderation. high CBD/low THC strains are wonderful and still allow you to smoke, dab, and eat edibles without getting high. hemp is one of the oldest domesticated crops know to man. hemp fibers and stalks can be used for clothing, construction materials, paper, biofuel, plastic composites, and more. the seeds and flowers can be used in health foods, organic body care, and other nutraceuticals. the cannabis plant is truly an incredible plant that god gave us.

vegan garlic and onion marinara over whole grain pasta

vegan garlic and onion marinara with whole grain pasta

serves 2-4

INGREDIENTS:

↟ 1 8oz can of tomato sauce
↟ 2 8oz cans of tomato paste
↟ 2 14.5oz cans of petite diced tomatoes
↟ 1 medium onion, finely chopped
↟ 2 cloves of garlic
↟ 1 tsp red pepper flakes
↟ 2 tbls olive oil
↟ 2 tbls vegetable oil
↟ 1 tsp sugar
↟ 1 box whole grain spaghetti
↟ salt and pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

add oil and diced onion to medium pan and sauté on low until onion is caramelized. turn heat up to low-medium and add garlic, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste to the pan. stir until everything is incorporated. add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes and stir. simmer on low for 15 minutes. add sugars and salt and pepper to taste. turn off heat and cover with a lid. cook pasta according to directions. don’t forget to salt the water! drain the pasta and serve with marinara. enjoy!

infants and pierced ears

i want to talk about ear piercing today. more specifically, infants with pierced ears. this is something that’s been on my mind for a while now. i was about two when my mom took me to get my ears pierced, a bit older than most i’d say. getting your ears pierced was the norm; everyone did it. my sisters and i got our ears pierced at a young age and a lot of my friends did too. but now i think there are more parents against it, at least compared to 20 years ago. I don’t necessarily think it’s child abuse, but i do believe there should be more thought put into it… here you have this precious infant and you want to go let a stranger poke tiny holes through their earlobes and cause them pain simply because you think they’ll look cute in a pair of little earrings? i just don’t think it’s right. and when i have daughters, i’ll let them decide if they want to get their ears pierced when they’re older. yes, i’m strongly opinionated on this subject but i don’t judge the parents who choose to get their child’s ears pierced. what are your thoughts?