Marilyn French

Marilyn French

Amanda is a food junkie. She has recently become passionate about cooking, eating healthy, and becoming fit. She has a great zeal for the Bible. She is a student and teacher of the Scriptures. Recently she started raising backyard chickens. She could also be classified as a bit of a couch potato with a great love for movies, television, and music.
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Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies, Master of Arts Biblical Studies


May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing to You Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
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  • Feeling Invisible - a Haiku
    A haiku about feeling invisible. Do you ever feel this way?
  • Backyard Chickens Haiku
    I never thought of chickens for pets, but they are quite interesting animals. They can beg just like a dog and cat, but they are good producers too. This haiku is in honor of my backyard chickens.
  • Kettle Brand Potato Chips Maple Bacon – a Review
    Here is a review of the Kettle Brand Potato Chips Maple Bacon flavor. If you love bacon, this could be the chip for you.
  • Unexpected Health Benefits to Raising Backyard Chickens
    I recently started raising backyard chickens and I have discovered some great health benefits. This is my testimony about the health benefits to being a backyard chicken farmer.
  • My Baseball Haiku
    How much fun is baseball? I love it! Here is a simple haiku about baseball.
  • Beanitos Pinto Bean and Flax Chip Review
    Beanitos Pinto Bean and Flax Chips have quickly become a favorite snack in my house. Here is a review from a certified chip lover.
  • Taco Bell Cantina Bowl Review
    Taco Bell is stepping up the flavor with their new Cantina Bowl. As a major Taco Bell junkie, I thought I would try the new product and give my review.
  • My Non-GMO Journey
    I started paying attention to labels in an effort to limit my exposure to GMO foods. I have found many great non-GMO options on my non-GMO journey. The more I educate myself, the more I am changing the products I buy and my brand loyalty.
  • My Wii Workout
    I have health issues that make exercise a challenge, but I love my Wii workouts. For me I say Wii exercise is better than no exercise and I feel better when I do the Wii.
  • Dodging the Storm -- and Praying for Those Affected
    It has been a devastating day in the Dallas area. I am still waiting to hear more updates from friends and family. The storms have moved east of my area.
  • Carrot, Apple, and Pumpkin Drink
    This carrot and apple drink concoction is one of my favorite ways to get my vegetables and apple a day.
  • Prayer Haiku
    A simple prayer in the form of haiku.
  • My Experience Living the Military Life
    Joining the military was one of the best decisions of my life. The experience and skills I gained were invaluable.
  • 'The Smurfs' Mania in 2011
    2011 has been the year for me to remember how much I enjoyed "The Smurfs" as a kid. I have had a fun time collecting all of "The Smurfs" toys from the McDonald's Happy Meal.
  • Breaking Up with the Sun - a Poem
    I have had too many sunny days and not enough rain. I decided I needed to break up with the sun. Here is my Dear John letter in the form of a poem.
  • In-N-Out Burger in Dallas - a Review
    If you are looking for a good burger and fries made with quality ingredients, In-N-Out Burger may be your place. Many restaurants are opening up in the Dallas area. Here is a review.
  • 'Project Runway' Season 9 Premieres Thursday July 28
    The wait for the new season of "Project Runway" is over. Season nine premieres Thursday, July 28 on Lifetime.
  • 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' Final Episode Recap
    The last episode of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," aired on the USA Network. How did it all end? Will Goren keep his job? If you missed the show, here is a recap.
  • Our Tonkinese Rescue Cat
    Some pictures of our newest family member. We got her from a local rescue. She is a tonkinese mix. She is an adorable handful. She brings a lot of enjoyment into our lives. She is a daddy's girl.
  • Natural Remedy for Arthritis Pain - New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussel
    New Zealand green-lipped mussel is a natural supplement that can provide arthritis pain relief. My husband has been pain free for years because of this product. This is his story.
  • Favorite Inspirational Bible Verses
    The Bible is a great place to find inspiration. Here is just a small sampling of Bible verses that have inspired me. I hope you will find inspiration as well.
  • When in Rome - Visiting Rome Italy for the First Time
    I was fortunate to be able to spend a couple of days in Rome, Italy several years ago. I still remember the time well. There is so much to see in this historical city.
  • First person: My weight loss story
    I struggled many years with my weight, but in the last few years have found a success. This is my weight loss story.
  • Which Wich Sandwich Shop Review
    Which Wich is a great sandwich shop with more than 50 sandwich selections. Sounds intriguing doesn't it?
  • Easy Pasta Dish with Hummus
    I decided to experiment with using hummus as the base of a sauce for a pasta recipe. My husband and I were pleased with the results. It is a simple and tasty recipe.
  • Understanding Hearing Loss
    My husband has hearing loss and it was not until I went with him to an audiologist that I gained a better understanding of hearing loss. This article shares some important things I learned about hearing loss.
  • The Assault on Cap'n Crunch Cereal
    Cap'n Crunch may not be in fashion these days because of things like a high sugar count, but there is a good amount of nostalgia with this sweet crunchy cereal. What does the future hold for the captain?
  • Leave Your Mark by Maximizing Your Golden Footprint
    There is a lot of press about minimizing our carbon footprint, but there are some footprints that are good. Why not leave your mark by maximizing your golden footprint. This has to do with sharing the love of Jesus in both word and deed.
  • Love Bible Verses - What About Love
    The Bible has a lot to say about love. It teaches us how to love God and others. The Bible teaches us about the love of God. I share five inspiring love Bible verses.
  • 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent' Final Season Brings Back Goren and Eames
    The final season of "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" premieres Sunday May 1 on the USA Network. Detectives Goren and Eames are back for season ten.
  • 'FitTV' Now 'Discovery Fit and Health'
    "FitTV" is now "Discovery Fit and Health." For "FitTV" enthusiast, the network now has programming that is more in line with the old "Discovery Health" programming with a few exercise shows thrown in the mix.
  • The Book of Psalms - Comfort from the Bible
    The book of Psalms provides comfort and it inspires one toward a greater relationship with God. The Psalms of the Bible are filled with such wonderful raw emotion.
  • Words of Encouragement
    People's lives can be greatly impacted by words of encouragement. Friends from on-line can be great sources of support and encouragement.
  • Subway Brings Gluten Free Offerings to Dallas Texas
    Subway is testing a gluten free roll and brownie in the Dallas and Tyler Texas areas. This is my review of the gluten free roll.
  • Super Bowl Haiku
    This is my Super Bowl haiku. My team isn't in it. I don't know who I will want to win it all.
  • Something About the Love of a Cat
    The love of a cat is a wonderful thing. I share my experience with the love of a cat.
  • Songs with the Word Dance in the Title
    Here is a list of five great songs with dance in the title. They are all great songs to listen to and to dance to.
  • Jason's Deli Beef Stew Review
    Jason's Deli beef stew is a great addition to their menu. It is made with good wholesome ingredients and packed with flavor.
  • 'Hannah Montana Forever' Series Finale - Miley Grows Up
    "Hannah Montana Forever" had its series finale on the Disney Channel. What does the future hold for Miley, Lily, and Jackson? How did the final episode end? Find out here.
  • Tribute to My Cat Francesca
    My cat Francesca passed away just shy of 15 years old. I will sure miss her. She was my baby and so precious to me. This poem is my tribute to her.
  • What Happened to 'FitTV?'
    "FitTV" has a new lineup ever since the debut of "OWN" and the demise of "Discovery Health." Many "Discovery Health" shows have a new home on "FitTV" and now there are just a few "FitTV" shows remaining.
  • Fanny Crosby - a Tribute to a Great Hymnist
    This is a tribute to Fanny Crosby the writer of "Blessed Assurance." She wrote over 8000 hymns and had an inspirational life.
  • The Book of John - Inspirational Bible Verses
    The book of John has many inspirational Bible verses. I share five that inspire me. I hope you will be blessed.
  • USA Network's 'Royal Pains' New Episodes
    "Royal Pains" returns with new episodes on USA Network Thursday, January 20 at 9/8c. The new episodes bring summer fun to winter. Now is a good time to jump into this fun show.
  • Tempestt Bledsoe New Host of Style Network's 'Clean House'
    The Style Network's "Clean House" is getting a new host. Tempestt Bledsoe will have her "Clean House" host debut on January 26 10/9c
  • Pay it Forward - Thoughts on Paying it Forward All Throughout the Year
    People are more likely to have the mindset of paying it forward during the holidays, but this should be our mindset throughout the year. Why should the Christmas spirit mentality happen only once a year?
  • Counting Your Blessings - Literally
    It is beneficial to count your blessings. Focusing on counting blessings helps with a positive outlook on life. It is a cure for negativity.
  • Jeremy Camp Songs - Songs that Inspire Me
    Jeremy Camp is a wonderful artist and his songs really inspire. I share five Jeremy Camp songs that inspire me and I hope they inspire you.
  • Bible Verses for Hope - Words to Live By
    Looking for a little hope? I hope these five Bible verses for hope inspire hope within you.
  • Bible Verses for Encouragement - Words of Life
    If you are looking for some encouragement, I hope you will find it in these five Bible verses. The Bible encouragement verses sure have helped encourage me.
  • Snickers Peanut Butter Squared Review
    This is my review of the newest Snicker candy bar. Snickers Peanut Butter Squared is making the move to a store shelf near you.
  • Sleep Poem - Longing for Sleep
    A poem about my struggle for sleep. It always takes me a long time to fall asleep and at times I wonder if I will fall asleep. That struggle inspired this insomnia haiku.
  • Celebrating Chanukah in Dallas Texas
    Annual Chabad House of Dallas Community Menorah Lighting at the Galleria
  • Bible Verses About Finding Strength in God
    Feeling weak and weary? I hope you will find renewed strength from these Bible verses about strength.
  • Dance Acrostic Poem Inspired by Dancing with the Stars
    Dancing with the Stars inspired me to write this acrostic poem. I love to dance. Life is a dance.
  • Time - an Acrostic Poem
    An acrostic poem about time.
  • Thankful for My Associated Content/Yahoo! Contributor Network Friends
    Just a note to express my thankfulness for my new friends here on Associated Content/Yahoo! Contributor Network.
  • Feeling Sad and Depressed?
    Are you ready to gain victory over feeling sad and depressed? Here are five helpful tips for dealing with depression and sadness.
  • God Loves Me Just the Same
    A poem at my amazement of how God loves me despite myself.
  • All Time Best Love Songs
    Some of the all time best love songs were written by Diane Warren. I highlight some of her best love songs in this article. She is a great songwriter.
  • Best of Hank Williams Senior
    This is a list of the best of Hank Williams Senior. Hope you will enjoy the trip with five Hank Williams hits. What are your favorites?
  • Five All Time Top Country Songs
    Here is a list of five all time top country songs. This is a list that represents the greatest country songs.
  • The Wall that Heals
    The traveling Wall That Heals is visiting Grapevine Texas for Veterans Day. If you live in a different area, find out if it is coming to a city near you.
  • Healing Benefits of Rosemary
    Rosemary is a wonderful herb that not only adds great flavor to food, but also has many wonderful health benefits. This article highlights a few benefits of rosemary.
  • How to Cook Rice the Easy Way
    Here are some easy tips for cooking rice. Hope you find them helpful. Rice is a great compliment for so many meals and is easy to cook.
  • Looking for an Easy Chicken and Rice Recipe?
    If you are looking for an easy chicken and rice recipe, this may be for you. I added broccoli to make it a complete meal.
  • Five Great 80's Songs
    Think about an 80's song that is your favorite. I started thinking about it and came up with a list of five great songs from the 80's Hope you will enjoy the trip down memory lane with these five great 80's songs.
  • Baby Jesus Lying in a Manger
    What do you picture when you think of baby Jesus lying in a manger? I had the opportunity to see a manger in Israel and it was not what I pictured. Can you picture baby Jesus lying in this manger?
  • Psalm 23 Commentary
    Some reflections on Psalm 23. The Lord is my Shepherd. That is saying a lot. Hope you will find some inspiration and encouragement from my commentary.
  • Psalm 32 Bible Study
    The story of how David found forgiveness from God is recorded in Psalm 32. I see this as a companion Psalm to Psalm 51. We can learn from David.
  • USA Network's Psych Returns with New Episodes November 10
    USA Network's Psych returns with new episodes on Wednesday, November 10. This may be one of the best shows you are not watching. The new episodes are worth checking out.
  • Forgiveness in the Bible - Matthew 18
    Where can we look at forgiveness in the Bible? Matthew 18:23-35 is a powerful parable of Jesus on forgiveness. This article explores that parable.
  • Who is God? 30 Bible Verses About God
    Who is God? This article shares 30 Bible verses that describe God. He is more than the God of love. This is from a study I did on the descriptions of God that come from completing the phrase "God of" in the Bible.
  • Cats and Husbands - How Husbands Can Be a Bad Influence
    A cat and a husband can be a bad combination. It doesn't take much to train a cat and probably takes even less to untrain a cat. This is how my husband affected my cat training.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market a Great Gluten Free Store
    Looking for a gluten free store? Sprouts Farmers Market has a great selection of gluten free items.
  • Four Verses for Renewing the Mind
    Here are four verses that are good for renewing the mind. I hope these Scriptures will help you with renewing your mind.
  • The Dr. Oz Show - Reasons to Watch
    The Dr. Oz Show has useful information for anyone trying to lose weight or just over all live a healthy lifestyle. The Dr. Oz Show always encourages its audience to live a healthy lifestyle.
  • Jason's Deli Offering Udi's Gluten Free Bread
    Jason's Deli is leading the way in offering options for gluten sensitive customers. They now have Udi's Gluten Free Bread available on request and a gluten free menu.
  • Vivid Dreaming - My Secret World
    Since I was young, vivid dreaming has been a part of my life. Maybe this is something that has affected your life for better or worse. I hope you will be encouraged to share about your vivid dreams.
  • Online Dating Tips
    Does online dating work? This article seeks to answer that question from my own experiences and share some online dating tips.
  • New Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash with Real Sugar Review
    The new Sierra Mist Cranberry Splash is now made with real sugar and other natural flavors. This is a wonderfully refreshing drink.
  • Review - Old House BBQ - a Great Barbecue Restaurant in Lewisville TX
    This is a review of a new barbecue restaurant in Lewisville, TX. Hope you will check out Old House BBQ.
  • Dallas Memory Walk
    The Dallas Memory Walk to help put an end to Alzheimer's is Saturday November 13, 2010 at the Dallas Zoo.
  • Highlighting My Friend Who Introduced Me to Associated Content
    I wanted to highlight Gordon James and thank him of introducing me to Associated Content.
  • Easy Healthy Chicken Recipe
    Easy healthy chicken recipe with Texas Olive Ranch Mesquite Olive Oil and Himalayan pink salt.
  • Pistachio Pudding Cheesecake
    I substituted pistachio pudding in place of lemon pudding to make a delicious cheesecake.
  • James 1 Bible Study
    This is an overview of James 1:1-18. Hope you will find some encouragement and inspiration from James.
  • Easy Way to Clean Burnt Pans
    I found this easy way to clean burnt pans using wet paper towels.
  • My Weight Loss Success Story
    In this article I share my weight loss success story by sharing five tips that have helped me with my weight loss success. I have lost 30 pounds so far and continue to lose more. I hope my simple weight loss tips will help others.
  • Learning the Ropes at Associated Content
    This article shares my Associated Content experience and highlights my top five articles as far as page views.
  • Keeping the Sabbath - Refreshing Ourselves with God
    Are there benefits for keeping the Sabbath? This article examines the Sabbath in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament Scriptures. God was refreshed when He rested on the seventh day. How can we find refreshment in keeping the Sabbath?
  • How I Became Inspired to Cook
    Being inspired to cook can be a wonderful thing. If you are looking for cooking inspiration, I hope my article will help. Cooking can lead one on a wonderful adventure.
  • Looking for Inspiring Bible Verses?
    Are you looking for inspiring Bible verses? I hope you find inspiration in my list of inspiring Bible verses. These verses have helped me in my daily walk with the Lord and with life in general.
  • Jason's Deli Chicken Salad Sandwich Review
    Jason's Deli has the best chicken salad sandwich that I have ever had. I find myself constantly wanting to go back for more.
  • Local Farmer's Market DFW
    Lewisville and Coppell Texas both have worthwhile local farmer's markets. This is about my first experience at both of these markets. I hope this will encourage you to check out both of these community events.
  • Praying for Others - the Power of Prayer
    I was recently moved to pray for a troubled person that I barely know and it made me think about praying for others. There is power in prayer and we never know what our prayers can do for others.
  • Psalm 51 Commentary
    Psalm 51 is a great example of the kind of repentance that God seeks. We can make Psalm 51 personal and use it as a guide when we need to get right with God.
  • 5 Healing Herbs and Spices
    Here are five herbs and spices that are known to have good health benefits and that can add great flavor to your home-cooked meals.
  • Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
    A beef crockpot recipe my husband came up with using fresh farmer's market ingredients. A good use of beef ribs that do not have a lot of meat on them.
  • An Easy Way to Season and Cook Steak
    Here is an easy way to make a restaurant quality steak using the pan searing method and a good marinade. The right seasoning can bring the steak to life.
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