June Newsletter

One of our readers shared these BBQ Rules with me, I laughed my mascara and eyeliner off.   I hope you enjoy the “Rules” too. 

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We are about to enter the summer and BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity, as it’s the only type of cooking a ‘real’ man will do, probably because there is an element of danger involved.

When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:


(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill – cold drink in hand.

Here comes the important part:


 More routine…

(5) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery. 
(6) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is burning. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another cold drink while he deals with the situation.

 Important again:

(8) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(9) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

 And most important of all:

(10) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts

(11) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ‘her night off.’ And, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women.  Author unknown  

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The people who tell you never to let little things worry you,

have never tried sleeping in the same room with a



Reflections From Karan:

I am constantly aware the world we live in is demanding and changing. With extra demands on our families, homes, social and work commitments we have enormous stresses. We look for ways to de-stress, trying to find hope, peace and strength among the chaos.

I love that verse in the Bible that says, “For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.” (Philippians 4:13, NLB)

It gives me great comfort to know that God’s telephone line is never busy, he will never put me on hold, and He does not transfer me to voice mail or an answering service. He takes all my calls quickly and gives personal service.

There are times when God has not answered me right away, sometimes

God does not always answer yes, to every prayer I pray.

Can I love him and trust him enough to accept the answers He gives me?

Do you find faith and trust hard like I do?  I would love to hear from you,

let’s encourage each other on this faith journey.

Lovingly, Karan


3 comments on “June Newsletter

  1. sherry

    This is priceless… And sadly so true! 🙂 I obviously love your story of the BBQ. 🙂

    1. Karan Gleddie

      Hi Sherry sweet friend, I love this BBQ story too, when I heard it I cried all my mascara and eyeliner off. I’m like you, I’m not sure about everyone else’s home but it has was real close to ours. Especially at branding times. Lol. Hugs

  2. Freida

    It’s true. I’ve heard this verse many times and yet you saying it again reminds me again He gives us the strength for all things. Thanks.

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