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He is Risen!

Diane Hidey —  April 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

Today marks the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. As much as I love Christmas, this holiday is the key to my life. Many years ago, I prayed and asked Christ into my heart. At the young age of 16 I heard for the first time how much God loved me. I had never thought about it personally…a love for me! From that moment forward I have lived a very different life. I live and die. He died so I could live!

It all started with a simple prayer and it has led to life well-lived. It began a transformation in my life and heart and it is not over. He holds me in His hand and calls me His beloved. I hope you know He loves you too! Happy Easter.



Join me and AUTISM SPEAKS in celebrating WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS on April 2. We are going to LIGHT IT UP BLUE. This is the fifth year of the global initiative to help raise awareness of this growing health concern. Major buildings around the world are going BLUE for Autism! The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Sydney Opera House, Aspen Mountains, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro and many others are turning on the blue lights. How about you? At my local Home Depot they have a prominent display of blue lights as you walk in the door. My porch light is going to burn blue all month-long! Why not join others in making a statement in our fight against Autism?

My nephew is one of the heroes in my life. He is 23 years old and is autistic. He recently moved into a group home, works several jobs and continues to amaze me! He attends church regularly and is a strong believer. I have watched him grow up with this debilitating disorder. He is doing well, but it takes a village to raise, support and care for a child with autism. His family has made the choice to sacrifice to help him navigate in this world. That sacrifice is done out of LOVE and I so admire all of them for the way they work through all the myriads of issues that come with a child, a sibling, a friend who has autism. This is a picture of us at his sister’s wedding a few years ago. I love this picture!

Garon is coming over next weekend to visit. I will post a few pictures of our adventures, you see, anytime you are with him it is an adventure! He laughs a lot, enjoys all my jokes and loves working on crafts and cooking projects. I can’t wait to see how much fun I have! If you are not aware of the realities of the autism spectrum of disorders, please check out more information here.

What can you do? Change your Facebook profile picture BLUE herePost about it on your Facebook status. Tweet about autism. Give to organizations that are working to help autistic families. Get a blue light. Talk to your friend about their autistic child, because I am sure you know someone. LIGHT IT UP BLUE. Please! Thank you!

Free Paleo Dessert e-book

Diane Hidey —  February 25, 2014 — Leave a comment

The true Paleo may not want a ton of dessert recipes, but I am loving this book! It is particularly helpful if there some in your household who are not gluten and dairy free. These desserts will hit the spot. I am a big fan of the sweets of life, but just not those with artificial stuff, so I have loved creating brownies and muffins from the book already!

George Bryant, award-winning cookbook author, blogger and the creator of a really cool app has put a link to this Dessert cookbook on the facebook page for Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations. Go like the page and get the link for your free download.

PS–this is a limited download, so don’t wait too long!!  (SORRY DOWNLOAD OPTION IS OVER)




Happy Valentine’s Day

Diane Hidey —  February 14, 2014 — 1 Comment

I’m snowed in today, but wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!
No matter who sends cards, candies and flowers–I will never forget who FIRST loved me!!
Enjoy your day with your family and loved ones!!

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