from an Apple girl

I’ve been an Apple girl since the mid-80’s. I’ve owned Apples of about every flavor. Performas, iBooks, MacBooks, iPods – Shuffles, Nanos, Touches, iPad, iPhone. So it was with great sadness that I received the news tonight of the passing of Steve Jobs, Apple’s co-founder and until recently CEO, (and co-founder of Pixar, too.) As a Facebook friend commented, iSad.

As one article* noted, after some fans and analysts were disappointed yesterday when the new iPhone was announced as iPhone 4S instead of 5, “Suddenly, the next version of the iPhone doesn’t seem so important. It’s time to mourn Steve Jobs, the Silicon Valley maestro who always seemed to hit the right note as he transformed Apple Inc. into technology’s greatest hits factory.”

Praying that he found hope for eternity, through repentence and trust in Jesus Christ. He changed so many lives, revolutionizing the way we do things, by making products that just work, tools that truly help us in our work and play, in our daily lives. May his own life have been changed by Jesus, in a much greater way than he changed ours.


Do you have any Apple devices? If so, how have they changed your life? Comment below.


Don’t miss this link, even if you read or watch nothing else here. Probably the best of them all: Justin Taylor’s, article at The Gospel Coalition

Announcement from Apple


And more to read –

Bound for Life’s article – Steve Job’s Death, a Story of LIFE

Apple Co-founder, Ex-CEO Steve Jobs has Died (AP article)


Friday Food ~ Caramel Apples

Good for You-Naturally!™ Caramel Apples

‘Tis the season. Apples and pumpkins are 2 of my favorite fall crops. Raw pumpkin is yet to be tried here, but we love Good for You-Naturally!™ Pumpkin Bars, Pumpkin Muffins, and of course, Pumpkin Pie.

When it comes to apples, we never run out of ways to serve them – from fresh apple juice to apple crisp, and of course, apple pie. For a very special treat, there’s Caramel Apples. Very special, but still very Good for You-Naturally!

Good for You-Naturally!™ Caramel Dip
for Apples and other Sweet Treats

  • 10 fat and juicy, organic medjool dates

Soak in distilled/purified water to cover. (At least 1/2 – 1 hour.)
Drain – but save soak water.
Add to dates:

  • 1-2 Tbl. soak water
  • 2 Tbl. raw, organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2 Tbl. raw honey [or real maple syrup]
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp. pure real vanilla flavoring

Blend all in a food processor (or high performance blender) until smooth. Add enough soak water to make it nice and creamy.

Serve with crisp organic apple slices.