Archive for April, 2012

I Didn’t Die, I’m Still Around

April 11th, 2012 Comments off

It is interesting on how quick time can go by.

I knew that I had not posted to this site in some time but I did not realize that it had been 1 1/2 years. Whew! I realize that with the length of time it has been since I posted and the subject matter I had been writing on that one could easily assume that I did not make it past November 2010. The truth is that I am still here and kicking.

Where Have I Been?

In treatment. Fortunately not cancer treatment – I am going on 2 years since the known cancer in my body was removed. Unfortunately since that time I have had several serious ailments that been as bad if not worse then the cancer. I am not going into details here but if you are interested you can check out my personal site on my health issues -

Dan Masters health

In the last 2 years I wish I could say that I have been full of faith and have continually had the devil under my feet. I do have victory over the devil (I am still here) but it really has been a battle, the hardest of my life. I all that time I don’t feel that I ever turned my back on God but I definitely have not been “active”. Active to me means daily interaction with regular church attendance. I have not had that.

What God Has Done

What I have had is a God who has been my father and has remained faithful no matter what my prospective of my righteousness is in my eyes. He is faithful, He is loving, He is kind, and I have no doubt of His ability to give me strength when I am weak and feel like I cannot go any further.

I am so humbled by what He has done for me that I feel like I could never pay Him back. I didn’t deserve to survive. But I did through His power. I am still weak and do not know what my life will be like now. Irregardless I have something on the inside of me that wants to do whatever I can in order to let people know God as I know Him. He is not just the savior of my soul but of my body and spirit as well.

He is real and he saved me in so many ways. 

He can do the same for you too.


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Abuelos Mexican Cuisine Now Offers a Gluten Free Menu

April 3rd, 2012 Comments off

Abuelos Mexican restaurant now offers a gluten free menu. The menu offer 14 different items that gives us gluten free folks a pretty selection. I have not tried Abuelos yet due to the fact that I have been gluten free for a while but now that I know that they off gluten free items now I can’t wait to check them out.

Here is their press release announcing their new menu -

Abuelo’s Introduces New Gluten-Sensitive Menu

LUBBOCK, Texas – Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurants have introduced a new, special gluten- sensitive menu with several items created specifically to accommodate guests who have gluten allergies or celiac disease.

Gluten-sensitive guests now can select from 14 items featured on the special menu ranging from salads, Tex Mex plates and House Specialties, and even dessert. For instance, the new gluten- sensitive menu includes Abuelo’s delicious Yucatan Shrimp Fajita Salad, a Tamale Plate, with two beef tamales, Pork Tenderloin with Honey Chile Glaze and several choices of fajitas including Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Shrimp Fajitas, Pork Tenderloin Fajitas and Vegetable Fajitas, plus several other entrées. Additionally, Abuelo’s award-winning Traditional Flan, is also featured on the gluten-sensitive menu as a dessert choice.

“With gluten intolerances becoming a more common concern, we want to have menu items that all our guests can enjoy,” said Robert Lin, president of Food Concepts International, Abuelo’s parent company.

For more information contact: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Melanie Carroll, Food Concepts International February 14, 2012 806-785-8686, ext. 149; 806-789-7695 (cell)

About Abuelo’s

Since its first opening in 1989, Abuelo’s has consistently been on the leading edge of Mexican cuisine, combining menu creativity, outstanding food and beverage quality, colorful plate presentations and superior service in an impressive Mexican courtyard-themed atmosphere. Owned and operated by Food Concepts International of Lubbock, Texas, Abuelo’s has received national accolades as the top-ranked Mexican food restaurant, one of America’s top chains, and for offering great meals for less than $20. The company currently has 40 restaurants located in 15 states throughout the United States and is currently constructing its 41st location in Fort Worth, Texas at the Hulen Mall, which is scheduled to open in early March. For more information, visit

One last note – the Abuelos in Austin is located near the Barton Creek Square mall. Here’s a map – Abuelos Mexican Cuisine, Austin, TX.

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