I’m just on it today. It’s almost time to visit his Papi! 🌴🌊☕ For me this means a mind and stomach stuffed full of culture.
I had way too many sugary coffee drinks today.
I ran out of Apple Cider Vinegar…Which means my cardio game has to be on point….
I had to cancel TACO TUESDAY, which would have undone all of my hard work in exercising anyhow…..a chance that I was willing to take. 😀
I had a long day today, and through out my day I had to call on Jesus. At one point I let the tears flow for a minute. Nothing went my way as planned, which is why I often leave room for “change” when I do plan. Life is funny that way. I could not feel down for too long, because I know that God is in control. So His promises made to me uplifted my soul. Whenever I pray, I always ask the Lord for wisdom and knowledge. We can fall into the habit of seeking his hand before we seek his face…expecting Him to always; give…give…give. We have to learn to listen to Jesus. What is He instructing us to do when we pray? Prayer is not just about “us” talking to Him, we also have to listen. That is what communication is.
God has been telling me that effective prayer has nothing to do with us using big words when we pray, or praying in a sort of robotic formation. It is literally quoting the word of God in our prayers. There are promises of Blessings that the Lord has made to us, protection, breaking of generational curses, within the scripture, and so much more concerning our day to day lives, that, when we speak the word in our prayers out loud, something begins to happen…something powerful. We are reconfirming His promises. Jesus begins to move on our behalf. This is why it is so important to be saved, to know and understand the scriptures, and keep the scriptures in our hearts so that whatever we are facing in life…we can refer back to the Bible, and speak the word of God into our situation.
Keep God’s word close to your heart
(Proverbs 6:21-22) “Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck, 22) When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.”
Watch how your life…your day….your attitude towards both, change. You will begin to see miracles happen and your prayers being answered in a way where your life is fulfilled…when you begin to quote the scriptures out loud. God’s word cannot return to him <void>. Meaning, if He says so, according to His will and scriptures….He must perform it and carry out His word, because He is not a liar.
(Isaiah 55:11) “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.“
I had the Blessing of talking to my Mom through out my day, and I said to her, I did everything that I could…Jesus has to give the increase. She said to me; “Well He does not have to, but He will.” I said, “No, Mom…He has to. He said that He would.” We are trained to fear the Lord in the wrong sort of way…not fear as in reverence, but fear as in, fearing what we say and how we say it. As I grow in Christ, I am learning the true meaning of the scripture that states; “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6) Jesus desires for us to know Him so well, that we have the certainty in our own hearts that if He said it…so it shall be, and no one can tell us differently.
There is a trust that goes along with stating to someone: “Yes! He HAS to do it!” It is like our children reminding us of promises that we made to them. Their hearts are so filled with the certainty and assurance that Mom and Dad will do what they said they will do. The only difference is, which is a huge difference, is that we often fail and fall short of the promises that we make. We don’t always keep them. We then turn into liars. With every promise broken, our children LEARN to not trust us. I can’t imagine my Heavenly Father losing my trust. He does not want us to either.
(Proverbs 3:5-6) ” Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
In our obedience to Him in studying His word, we find healing, peace, love, faith, Blessings, joy, fulfillment, answers to our prayers, direction, etc.
Life may not go YOUR way, but it can go GOD’S way….and His way is better than ours.
Me: ¡Heremias! ¡Ven a Comer! It’s time to eat, Papi! 😄
Me: (3 minutes later) ¡Heremias! ¡Ven! Foods getting cold! ❄😕
Jeremiah: (No answer)
Me: (Another 3 minutes pass) ¡Heremias! ¡VEN ACA…AHORA! Or else your comida goes in la basura! 🚚😑
Jeremiah: Yes Ma’am…¡Mamiiiii! I hear youuuu!😨😬
THE END….UNTIL TOMORROW NIGHT, God willing. ❤
Oranges, being produced from a single ovary, can be considered a part of the berry family for that reason. However, because they are so robust in size and remind us nothing of the typical berry…”Meredith and Marcia”, these two lovely Southern bells, took it upon themselves to always arrive to the party on their “C” game. Vitamin C that is!
Meredith: “A lady must ALWAYS be at her best!”
Marcia: “Why, I do oblige!”
(Spoken with heavy Southern accents)
My 8 year old has been involved in the sport of gymnastics for a couple of months now. He loves it! Lately we’ve been working on his skills by jogging to build up his strength and stamina. We paid a visit to the doctor for a routine check up and this 5 foot 2 inch 8 year old is very healthy! I am 5’4. He is a big kid (Mommy’s baby) from a family of men where being nearly 7 feet tall is not abnormal. However, diabetes runs heavy within the African American, Native American, and Latin American cultures and communities. He is a part of all 3.
We made some lifestyle changes recently to avoid being statistics. Besides significantly decreasing the snack intake in my home, I have also been watching our portion intake and the hours in which we consume food. We don’t eat pork, rarely beef, not too much chicken…mostly turkey and fish. My son and I aren’t big meat/poultry eaters ,but our carbohydrates were outrageous! After correcting that problem I began looking into refreshing yummy drinks that my kid would like. Even many of the “healthy” juices that we serve our children are full of sugar.
I always purchase oranges, so I decided to make orange flavored water. I cut and squeezed the juice out of 4 or 5 oranges, poured it into a container of room temp. water along with a half cup of pineapple juice . I also put some fresh pineapple in the water. To sweeten it a little I used natural honey. I let the water sit out for a couple of hours to let it settle then I placed it in the fridge. It was SO good! My son liked it alot! It was refreshing, all ingredients were organic and fresh and it was healthy. I will be making different types of flavored waters and ice pops as the weather gets warmer.
Oranges are a good source of Vitamin C, B1, potassium, folate, copper, fiber, among other great benefits. Enjoy!!