Friday, August 10, 2018

Join a Church Small Group Bible Study

Start making room to join a small group in September. Be fed and find light in our church community. Already in one, invite a friend or two.
Be part of the congregation not just the crowd. Found one that's a right fit. Attend at least 3 times to get the flavor of the group. Also, what ingredients are you bringing to the small group table? Just food for thought. Lots of puns intended. 😁
Garden photos credit Trina Good ❤ She's an amazing Prayer Warrior & Her  decorating style and garden skills inspire me.



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Breathing Techniques for our past

Everyone has a testimony. Their story. A unique story that is all their own. No one eleses. It's how we come out of that testimony is what matters. How we endure the aftermath is what matters. How we survive the flashbacks, the feelings, the saddness is what matters. In an instant  a word, a  smell, a certain touch or conversation can take us back to the place of brokeness. What matters is remembering to breathe. To just breathe. God knows the desires of our hearts. He knows we want to breathe,to mend, to survive; to feel again. To feel loved, worthy and serve a purpose. We survived for a purpose. I was 38 years old when I found out theres men who don't hit woman. 38. I will be 55 this year.  Not often, yet at times, I still have to remember to breathe. To call out to God to keep me present, keep my mind here and not the past. I so pray and hope that if anyone is going through a season of suffering; Call out to God and remember to breathe. Seek out someone who understands. You are never alone. ❤ You can be set free❤




Sunday, August 5, 2018

Nap Time? I think not. Thanksgiving dinner, maybe.



I took a 3 hour nap as soon as I got home from work. I know, right? Huge mistake.  I woke up, made dinner, made lunch for tomorrow, did laundry, made essential oil inhalers, perused Face Book and now playing with my Canva app on my phone. Created a store front with pretend merchandise.  I'm thinking now of making Thanksgiving dinner and having friends over. 🤣

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

How to be like a Wildflower 101


Tips on making a Monthly Budget


New fresh month to start thinking and creating a budget. Give yourself grace if it takes months to find a routine. That's natural. Have the conversation with whom you share finances with. Are you the free spirt? The saver? See the bigger picture of where money is going and make adjustments. You can do this! As a team or family unit or even singles and single parents. ❤ You got this!



Friday, July 27, 2018

Being Christlike in our Humanness

Ok, can't sleep. I really need to do some laundry........here is how my mind works when I get worked up by humans. 🤣
Purity for me is not just saying Oh, I haven't dated in 7 years. It's purity of mind. Purity of thoughts. Purity of heart. Purity of lifestyle choices. Purity of words and thoughts that are aligned with Gods teachings. Gods words. Looking at things biblically and managing our humanness. Yes, prayer is amazing yet at times God will prompt us to be bold and take action. Not with a righteous judging heart,yet with love and protection for those without a voice. I say don't just emoji your humanness take action with love for the lost. We,at times need to be  the voice of reason and react with a  Christian Maturity. Lately,  I've seen and read things that make my head shake and eyes roll. Yes, my humaness, says ,wait what did she just say? Wait what? He's in emoji agreement ? I just cant stay in that emotion. The enemy rejoices in immaturity and lack of character. We pray against that in the mighty precious name of Jesus. Our humanness and Christain self  should not be so polar opposite. Christlike in our Humanness........ CHRISTLIKE IN OUR HUMANNESS.....
C-hristlike
H-umanness
R-ebuilds
I-nner
S-ins
T-riumphantly




1 Thessalonians 4:4


Each of you must know how to control his own body in holiness and honor.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

21 Day Made To Crave Challenge - Day 1


via Proverbs 31

Via Bible reading plans

            


Day 1: Chocolate is my Comfort and Deliverer

God made you wonderful. Psalm 139 says you are wonderfully and fearfully made. You are beautiful and loved, no matter if you’re a size zero or a size thirty. You are beautiful just the way you are. But God loves you so much that He doesn’t want you to stay in a place of defeat.

There was a time when I felt utterly defeated in the area of food and health. I knew that I needed to make changes not because of the number on the scale or what clothing size I was. I knew it because of the battle that raged in my heart. I craved, I desired, I thought about, and arranged my life around food.

Yet I was a Bible teacher. I was a woman who loved Jesus. Why couldn’t I figure this out? I had found victory in so many areas of my life, but this area eluded me. I constantly asked, “Why shouldn’t I indulge?”

One day I looked up the definition of the word indulge, which means “unrestrained action.” And for me, it was unrestrained eating. You see, eating in its proper context is not the problem. God gave us food for nourishment, strength, and even celebration.

But when pleasure becomes unrestrained, there’s a problem.

I had to get honest enough to admit it that I relied on food more than I relied on God. I craved food more than I craved God. Chocolate was my comfort and deliverer. Cookies were my reward. Salty chips were my joy. Food was what I turned to in times of stress, sadness, and even in times of happiness.

I knew it was something God was challenging me to surrender to His control. Really surrender. Surrender to the point where I’d make radical changes for the sake of my spiritual health perhaps even more than my physical health.

Part of my surrender was asking myself a different question, a really raw question. May I ask you this same question? Is it possible we love and rely on food more that we love and rely on God?

Now before you stop reading, hear me out. This question is crucial. We have to see the purpose of our struggle with food as something more than getting to wear smaller sizes and receive compliments. Shallow desires produce shallow efforts. These good things are nice, but not as appealing in the moment as a cinnamon roll, or those chips, or that brownie.

The process of getting healthy has to be about more than just losing weight and focusing on ourselves. It’s not about adjusting our diets and hoping for good physical results. It’s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change for the right reasons. I’ve realized that a healthy eating plan can be one of the most significant spiritual journeys I’d ever dared to take with God. As you join me for the next twenty days, I hope you soon say the same thing!

You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.



Psalm 139:2

You know when I sit down and when I rise up [my entire life, everything I do]; You understand my thought from afar.



What do you feel God is speaking to you about ?