Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

Wednesday Word takes us to LUKE 8:17,
For there is nothing hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come out into the open.

With everything that is happening right now we need to sweep around our own front door. Make sure that your good can not be evil spoken.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

It's time for an alignment.
I don't know about you but sometimes while I'm driving certain songs will come on the radio and you have to take your hands off the steering wheel. You know that song that either males you clap or makes you groove. Anyway, for a bit the car is steering itself. Now, of your front end is aligned well this is not a problem.
You can jet straight down the street for miles before it goes across the line. However, if you have hot too many chuck holes, curbs and other objects you will out of alignment.
As we draw to the end of the year it is super important that we get correct alignment. You don't have time to be in anybody else's lane. You don't have time to be a distracted driver. You must have ample time to celebrate your victories and groove when necessary. Life is too short not to have fun.
Ladies get yourself aligned with people that are pushing you to greatness. People that have your best interest in mind even if it's not what they want. People that will hold you accountable to your dreams, goals, and visions. People that don't mind dropping everything and grooving to the beat. People that keep you in your lane. People that are aligned with the plan God has for you.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

I would like to share some scripture with you this morning.  Psalm 9:1

I will give thanks and praise the Lord, with all my heart; I will tell aloud all Your wonders and marvelous deeds.

It is so easy to take our lives, families, and well being for granted but we are not promises any of this. Flip threw social media and you will see people that have lost their jobs.  Loved ones that have passed away. People that are sick. Friends that have been in accidents. Every morning you ought to get up and just say thank you.

No matter what you do or not believe in there is someone bigger than all of us making this work. I choose to call him God and praise Jesus for shedding his blood so that a I could be a part of the body of believers.

Don't take your family for granted. They could be gone any moment.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

Whatcha know about that? Ladies, you can not have results and excuses at the same time. Yes, I know the holidays are coming up and we all have an excuse as to why we need to get off our regimented schedules to be able to enjoy the holidays.
Growing I was told that excuses are cousins to lies. So, stop lying to yourself and others. You put a routine in place for a purpose, stick to it.
If you want to get results you cannot make excuses and expect results.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and peace be unto you!

It is so important to evaluate what you are thinking about. Everything is created twice. First, in the mind and secondly, in the earth realm. With this in mind, it is imperative to think about what you are thinking about.  There are some things that are in your mind that you truly don't want to manifest.

And as always remember to ...live Blessed!



Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Focus

Good morning
Grace and peace be unto you!

As you prepare for the holidays here is something to think about... butter vs margarine.

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow coloring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavorings....

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Both have the same amount of calories.

Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.

Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.

Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavors of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

*Very High in Trans fatty acids.
*Triples risk of coronary heart disease ...
*Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)
*Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..
*Lowers quality of breast milk
*Decreases immune response.
*Decreases insulin response.
*And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.

Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Good morning
Grace and peace be unto you!

If we look at where we are and where we came from we must give thanks to God.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning
Grace and peace be unto you!

Wow. Don't you just love the message bible?  Proverbs 12:1 If you love learning, you love the discipline that goes with it— how shortsighted to refuse correction! -

Too often we want the blessings of what we are gaining without understanding that some of our biggest lessons come through our times of correction. It's easy to praise when we are on the mountain but can we give that same amount or more when we are going through those seasons of chastisement?

Something to think about.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning
Grace and peace but unto you!

I just want to remind you, on this transformational Tuesday, that change is not your enemy. Too often when it is time to make a change we make an excuse. Excuses as to why we can't and why it's not the right time. It will never be the right time. You are never going to have it all together. Just do it. 

There are some moves that I have wanted to do in expanding my business and I was finding excuse after excuse but I was posed this question. What are you afraid of? Success, that you might actually be as good as people tell you, that things will be different. All viable concerns but excuses none the less.

Only when we surrender our excuse can we embrace what is the start of our a new beginning. I can't have both water and coffee in my cup. Either the water surrenders to the coffee or the coffee to surrenders to the water, but they can not both exist in their original form in the same cup. It is going to take some giving up of somethings to get what you desire. If you want to lose weight you cannot eat cake all day and expect for that to happen. If I want my waist to shrink I have to shrink my caloric intake. I might also have to exercise which is going to cause me to reproportion my time. 

Really simple but yet so hard. If I want to change I have to go for it! It is only when I turn that corner that by new beginning can take place. 

And as always remember to...live Blessed!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Focus

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

As the holidays and the shorter days approach please be mindful of your mood. I will be a bit transparent this morning. I have fought with seasonal depression for a few years. It generally begins toward the end of November and can end around February or maybe March depending on the weather.

Seasonal depression is just what it says, it is a depression that is brought on by the change in the season, namely darkness. See the fall brings on shorter periods of light and for me that is a trigger. I understand this now so I have to put thibgs and people in place to help me combat it.

What helps?
* Sleep- Setting keeping a regimented sleep routine.
* Supplements- Making sure that my body is getting nutrients especially vitamin D and K.
*Sunshine- I get outside every chance I can during this time. I open all of the curtains and sit in sunny spots when I am out.
*Spiel - You have to have people that you can share with that know you well enough to know when your off. Getting a coach  or counselor during this season is a helpful.

The biggest things to remember is you are not alone and you are not crazy. Don't feel bad about reaching out.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Toastmaster Thursday

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

Today is Toastmasters and I am pretty excited. I think I'm going to do a demonstration speech.
I remember the first time I did one in college.  OMG! I was so nervous. I'm not really sure why because I talked in front of people at church, but this was different. These were not the people that love and/or tolerated me.

These people were complete strangers. People that I bumped into once a week. People that I gathered with just to meet a requirement. Not the people that loved and/or tolerated me.

But these people didn't mind my demonstration speech because it came with a tasty treat at the end because what better to demonstrate that a tasty treat to people that were not the people who loved and/or tolerated me.

The person in the back who always looked asleep. Wow,  he's sitting up. I'm sure someone would have been on their phone but these were bcd  (before cell days). Lol, When I started pulling out the ingredients people started looking to see what I had brought. Remember these are not the people who loved and/or tolerated me. 

As I talked and mixed their eyes begin to fill with delight and anticipation at the great wonder that was happening before them. These people that gathered with once a week. The people that did not know me and we're not the people that loved and/or tolerated me.

To their great delight was a favorite of my aunts a cherry fluffy delight that thrilled the whole crowd. Pillows of fluffy delight. A buzz of acceptance from these people that I gather with once a week that doesn't know me. They were not the people that loved and/or tolerated me but they cheered me just the same.

Find someone to cheer today.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

John 14:27 says, Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.] - AMP

In our society right now we need peace. There is so much negativity floating in the atmosphere that if we are not careful we get sucked in. So I encourage you to let God's peace surround and overtake you. Challenges are going to come. The question is how will you deal with them? Push to peace.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Transformation Tuesday

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

What a powerful statement. You are powerful beyond measure but power untapped is of no use. I can have power all day but if I don't turn the lights on eventually I will be in the dark. 

Brothers and sisters it is time for us to tap into the light and energy that Christ has placed on the inside of us. Stop with the negative thinking and talking. We are transforming our minds day by day. 

Meditate on this today. What are you afraid of and why are you letting it hold you back?

Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday Motivation

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

Too often in our present society we hear people saying they didn't accomplish a task because they didn't feel like it. Success comes to those that work through the blah days. It comes to those that push themselves past the limit. Don't stop because you don't feel like doing something. That is the time to push harder. Babies come through lots of push through the pain. Birth the vision God has placed in you. 

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed! 

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wednesday Word

Good morning,
Grace and Peace be unto you!

John 14:26 But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.
27 Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

In this absolutely crazy world we all need peace. Seek peace and find it. On e you find it, protect it.

And as always remember to. . . live Blessed!

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