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What is your favorite dessert? Don’t overdo it!: LaVonne Ackerman

Posted 7/10/19

Hey people! What is your favorite dessert? Do you love ice cream? That seems to be a summer staple!

I find myself daydreaming about ice cream shops to visit. This is not a good idea for me, as I …

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What is your favorite dessert? Don’t overdo it!: LaVonne Ackerman

This view is from Mount Ariel in the Sea of Galilee region.
This view is from Mount Ariel in the Sea of Galilee region.
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Hey people! What is your favorite dessert? Do you love ice cream? That seems to be a summer staple!

I find myself daydreaming about ice cream shops to visit. This is not a good idea for me, as I am trying to drop weight. I can still dream, though.

If I were to go to 3Bs ice cream, I would order the Graham Slam flavor. I need to visit the Middletown ice cream shops and try them out ... maybe I should walk there!

Don’t forget to email me your news to share. Have a wonderful week!

More on the Israel trip

Continuing from last week ... talk about walking! If you were to go on an Israel trip with Dr. Jim Ayers, that is exactly what you would be doing, and a lot!

The hills are a bit challenging, and the heat was sometimes in the 90s. I think one day it hit 100. We did not let this deter us as we kept hydrated and kept on schedule.

On Day 1 of the adventure, we rode in our very comfortable air-conditioned motor coach bus to the coast of Sharon and Jezeel Valley. We sat in Caesarea’s Roman Theater, still in use to this day.

We stood near the Mediterranean Sea and gazed at what was left of Herod’s palace and the ancient harbor created by Herod the Great.

These places were visited by Peter (Acts 10) and Paul (Acts 23-24). I love the fact that Dr. Ayers explained points in the Bible and we could understand where things happened. We could see it. He was amazing in highlighting the scripture to the location.

We sat on Mount Carmel (Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal, 1 Kings 9:15). We were challenged to remember: Anything that takes our affection from God is idolatry. Who is on the throne of my life? If not Jesus, then am I ready to chase down and eliminate what so easily seduces me from him?

We also visited Megiddo, the most strategic city in the Jezeel Valley and the center of countless conflicts (1 Kings 9:15). We climbed Mount Arbel and had a beautiful view of the Sea of Galilee.

Next week: Day 2.

Birthdays

Nancy Witkowski of Lower Swatara Township will hear the birthday song on Wednesday, July 10. May it be a beautiful sound to your ears! Happy birthday, Nancy.

Happy beep-honk-beep day to Matthew Nayner of Lower Swatara on July 11. Matt turns Sweet 16 on Thursday. Enjoy and be safe!

Big bouquets of summer flowers are sent to Lynn Shank of Lower Swatara on Thursday, July 11. Have a wonderful birthday!

Happy special golden happy birthday to Rashi Patel as she turns 11 on July 11. I hope your Thursday is super-thrilling!

Happy 22nd confetti-popping day to Natalie Souders of Lower Swatara on Friday, July 12. Have a fantastic weekend celebrating!

Alexis Cool of Middletown hits No. 15 on July 12. Many good wishes for fun with friends and family on Friday, Alexis!

Kyle Landis of Lower Swatara marks his brand-new 20 birthday on Saturday, July 13. Best wishes for an extra-special day, Kyle!

Sending a very special birthday greeting this fine gentleman, Carter Ewing of Middletown on his ninth cake day on Saturday, July 13. May the Lord bless you all the days of your life, Carter!

If you see Joe Lawruk of Lower Swatara out and about on July 14, give him a very loud happy birthday shout-out! Joe, have a super-sensational Sunday celebration!

Katelyn Wagner of Lower Swatara will celebrate her double toothpick birthday on Sunday, July 14. Keep smiling, Katelyn, and enjoy your day!

Happy landmark big-deal 21st cake day to Alex D’Entremont of Lower Swatara on Sunday, July 14. Congrats!

Happy Monday birthday to Mike McKillip of Lower Swatara on July 15. Have a marvelous day, Mike!

Anniversary

Happy 21st romantic holiday to Rick and Michelle Berrones of Lower Swatara Township on Thursday, July 11. Congrats!

Cool Veggie Spread

1/4 c. grated unpeeled cucumber

1/4 c. unpeeled zucchini

1/4 c. grated carrot

1/4 c. finely chopped green pepper

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/4 c. finely chopped celery

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. pepper

Drain vegetables well. Beat cream cheese and lemon juice until smooth. Stir in vegetables and pepper. Spread on rye or pumpernickel bread. Yields: 2 1/2 cups.

Thank you, Victoria Moist of Hummelstown.

Dean’s list

Congrats to Jennifer L. Abraham of Hummelstown on being named to the dean’s list at DeSales University in Center Valley for the spring 2019 semester.

Quote of the Week

“Inhale the future, exhale the past.” — Anonymous

Question of the Week

What is your favorite dessert?

“Crème brule and chocolate mousse ... can’t decide.” — Jayme Ackerman, Florida.

“Chocolate stampede cake from Longhorn.” — Ayla Windows, 8, Susquehanna Township.

“Chocolate. And cookies!” — Luca Ryan, 5, West Hanover Township.

“Cookies and ice cream cake from The Meadows.” — Stella Ryan, 10, West Hanover Township.

“Peanut butter pie.” — Logan Benner, 12, Royalton.

“Triple chocolate cake.” — Ean Benner, 16, Royalton.

Proverb for the Week

A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool (17:10).

Reach LaVonne Ackerman at 717-649-7366 or by email at LaVonneAck@comcast.net.