Make your lunch breaks count for National Make Lunch Count Day

Today, April 13th, is National Make Lunch Count Day. Do you ever find yourself rushing through your lunch breaks at work, or do you work through them or even skip them altogether? While that may be tempting, it’s not good for you and your body. You should try to use your lunch breaks as just that – a break from work. To make your lunches count, leave the workplace if you can, pack a healthy lunch to take with you, resting, and getting the whole office involved in making lunches count.

Click HERE to learn more about National Make Lunch Count Day.

Celebrating Food!

We celebrated the many foods that have national holidays today (9/20) on the Morning Thing. If you’re looking for a good snack, or lunch or dinner ideas today, try pepperoni pizza, fried rice, string cheese, or queso. Yum!

Check out these links for these food’s histories and for fun ways to eat them:

National Pepperoni Pizza Day

National Fried Rice Day

National String Cheese Day

National Queso Day

Slow-Cooker Recipes with Only 5 Ingredients!

This morning we shared some 5 ingredient slow-cooker recipes to help make meals a little easier. Some of these meals take 30 minutes and others take 7 hours! Thanks to All Recipes for these awesome meals!

Here are a few we talked about…

  • Big Game Dip
  • Pulled Pork
  • French Dips
  • Ham
  • Beef Stroganoff

To see more click HERE.

It was a Good News Day on the Morning Thing.

We kicked off this morning by sharing good news stories. A huge thank you to Good News Network, Today, All Good News, ABC 6, the Facebook page of Church of the Nazarene Eurasia, and MSN for all of the great stories. Here are the stories we shared this morning. We also shared an update from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries about how Nazarenes are helping in Europe in response to the needs of those being displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

  • Motorists Stranded By Floods Set Up Food Kitchens For Fellow Travelers

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

  • Man Needs to Make Friends, So He Nervously Makes Pancakes for Dozens of Neighbors – It Was a Huge Hit

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

  • Kindergarten Kids Had Never Seen Snow So Florida Teacher Gets Sister to Ship a Snowman, ‘It’s Here!’

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

  • Alabama First Graders Commended for Saving Teacher’s Life

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

  • Video of mom surprising ABC 6 reporter Myles Harris at work goes viral

Click HERE for the rest of the article.

  • Click HERE to read more about what Church of the Nazarene Eurasia is doing in response to the conflict in Ukraine.

Food this Christmas

Today we talked about food for the holidays. First we talked about “Traditional Christmas Food From Around the World”. It is so interesting to see the different traditions that others have. Some of these things may look like something you would try and others not so much.

  • Bacalao, the Traditional Mexican Christmas Food
  • The Traditional Christmas Food in Germany: Christmas Goose
  • A Traditionally American Christmas Dessert: Fruitcake
  • The Surprising Japanese Christmas Tradition: Fried Chicken

To read more and to see pictures of these meals click HERE.

We also talked about some pantry-friendly dinners for the family around the holidays. Thank you to All Recipes for this article! Here are some of our favorites…

  • Simple Beef Stroganoff
  • Skillet Lasagna
  • Pita Pizza
  • Easy Chicken Noodle Casserole

to see all 30 recipes click HERE.

It’s FOOD Week on The Morning Thing!

Today, we kicked off a week focusing on FOOD! It is essential for life. So let’s have some fun looking at something we all need.

On Monday, we shared 7 Brain foods – choices that help kids stay sharp.
As the school year wraps up, these food choices could help your kids face the end of the year projects and exams.

Click HERE to read the full article from
The article has Parent Tips for each food choice!

  1. Nuts & Seeds
  2. Greek Yogurt
  3. Berries
  4. Fish
  5. Eggs
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Apples and Plums

Spring Break: How Are You Going To Relax?

The Morning Thing got to share some awesome ways to spend time with family. Just in time for spring break!

Hunter & Lexie love the ideas from their source, check out the article they read from HERE.

They also mentioned camping! Both Hunter & Lexie are both enthusiastic about camping and think it would be a great bonding experience for spring break coming up!


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Make Your Morning Sunny Side Up With These Egg Recipes!

The Morning Thing got hungry this morning sharing an abundance of delicious egg recipes. Marcy & Lexie got the chance to enjoy sharing these tasty treats and reminiscing on foods they ate from years ago! Find a recipe to remember for generations HERE

Eating your Water and Hydration Tips

This morning on the Morning thing we talked about hydration and how to make it simpler. We know that hydration can seem like a huge task when we look how much water we should be drinking through the day.

We explored ways that not only to get hydrated by drinking water, but also eating it. There are several fruits and vegetables that can help with hydrating you.

If you missed it HERE are 10 fruits and vegetables that you can eat to help you stay hydrated.

We also talked about creative ways to drink more water throughout the day which can help keep you hydrated. If you missed any of these creative ways click HERE


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Fruit of the Spirit and First Friday Exhibit

Today on The Morning Thing we talked about the fruit of the spirit and how we can put the fruit into use in our own lives.

We found several verse about the fruit of the spirit and a great article that talks on each fruit. If you missed anything check out the article HERE.


We also talked with Ken Shaffer about he and his wife’s celebration of their 60th anniversary with an exhibit, which will be featured at tomorrow evening’s First Friday. If you missed any of that talk with Ken click HERE


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