Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Be Grateful

Each day that rises I am so grateful to be alive. 

God is so wonderful...He made the world for us to enjoy and to fulfill His plan of salvation. He made the air for us to breath, He created us with all our senses for us to enjoy this world a little better. The sense of taste for us to taste and enjoy an array of nationality foods.  He gave us hearing so we could hear the noises of life which some brings us tears and laughter, He gave us the sense of touch so we can enjoy the gift of hugs, He gave us sight so we can see the world He beautifully created. 

Each morning that I rise, I am so grateful for another day without forgetting that gratitude is one of the virtues when we acquire humility.

If  today was not a good day for you, always remember to be thankful,  because someone out there is having a day worse than yours. Have a blessed day.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Light up your Sanctuary's

After decorating for a while now, I have always said that lighting is one of the most important topic that must be addressed when decorating any room. Some people can afford more in lighting but others cannot. But when installing "mood lighting"  you do not need to spend a fortune.w...especially if it can be made by you.

Here are some ways you can achieve "Mood Lighting" for way less money by using using bottles as an inspiration and creation.

Take a look.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

May Peace Be With You

Peace, a ray of sunshine, a moment of bliss and tranquility.

Every night as our bodies retire to our beds, our brain is still in full swing.  This mass of blood vessels called the brain never shuts off .  Our brain is like a small computer chip, it records what we  see, what we hear and what we feel. Even though we shut our eyes at night and we think our bodies have calmed down; our brain's subconsciousness automatically begin to recycle everything we did throughout the day. Our daily routine of running back and forth has consumed us of all our strength depleting us of all our desires to seek for peace. Peace within ourselves and peace with God.

In these latter days peace is seldom obtained because we are so amused with today's technology, music, social media and vanity.  We as humans forget to stop and smell the roses, we forget to refuel our hearts with love and memories and we forget to re-energize this beautiful body that was given to us. We forget to shut down the world around us with the idea that we are going to miss something everyone else knows of. We need to stop drowning ourselves into so much daily unnecessary and unfulfilled tasks that drains our bodies and our spirituality. 

Peace brings good thoughts and clarity, good judgments and good mental and physical stability. Peace brings good health and much joy. 

May peace be with you all.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Siesta Spanish Yoga, Asleep with Blinders On

As the world goes about their own way, we go about ours. 

When I approached another weekend, I realized that each week that goes by is a week to never return. So I started to think...what do I do to make my week a week of enrichment. An enrichment that will not only sustain me through the next day but that will fill my heart with greatness and strength. 

We as humans tend to slip into what I call a "Siesta" Spanish yoga"...a time of dormant and laziness. It's as if we shut down our entire body mechanism and we become zombies.

* Our brain doesn't work unless we pray first.

*Our body doesn't move unless we feed it and exercise it first by check our emails so we can put those fingers to work replying to each letter by hand...typical human tendencies now.

Our mouth doesn't begin to pour out words unless we revitalize our brain and body first.

And our thoughts are frozen in time unless we read the scriptures to melt away the ice cubes that have frozen our brain cells.

That's why we are all experiencing "Siesta Spanish yoga".

Though many of us open our minds, brain and our day with prayer, many don't. They start their day just like they ended it, asleep and with blinders that do not let you focus one one side or the other. Unable to see the truth.

But if they only knew the enrichment they would obtain from beginning the day with God and ending it in His Holy name, they would understand the absolute enrichment us Christians have.
An enrichment that last forever and ever.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Plant Regrowing, Great First Harvest and Some Free Stuff

Good Day Everyone.

Well Summer has arrived but this heat does not make this my best time of the year, I prefer Fall or Spring. These sunny days are surely making our plants greener and smiling with happiness.  I had the great time this last week cutting my first little harvest of cilantro, basil and oregano. I just love these herbs and spices for cooking.

But I first want to tell you of my regrowing romaine lettuce from the base of 2 romaine lettuce plants I cut up some romaine to make my salad and I remembered seeing on youtube that you can regrow romaine lettuce by putting them in water or dirt. So I thought I would try it. I put 3 toothpicks on the top part of the lettuce trunk and I floated them in water. Within days I begin to see the new leave coming up. This was my plant and it did get very big and very full, so I ended up eating it in my next salad. So this last Monday I planted it in pots and it is growing again. I hope you can try this the next time you cut up your romaine lettuce.

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Here is my first picking of my cilantro. It is not much since it was grown in a small pot in my balcony.


Here is my little bit of basil that I picked this week. I just love cilantro and basil for cooking. 

Look at my oregano plant its growing beautifully. 

And this last week I got 18 deodorants for free thanks to a $1 off manufacturer coupons and a $1.00 sale at Drug Mart Pharmacy. So happy for that.

I hope your week continues to go great and until next week, have a great day.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Uniting with God through Meditation & Meditations Physical Benefits

Meditation is an old ancient  way to obtain peace and focus.

This quote is stated by Stanford University:

“Meditation is mind without agitation,” Narasimhan says. Stress creates agitation and is something most of us deal with on some level. And it’s increasing, given the rising use of anti-anxiety medications, notes Stanford University researcher Emma Seppälä. Meditation allows people to take charge of their own nervous system and emotions. “Studies have shown improved ability to [permanently] regulate emotions in the brain,” adds Seppälä, who is also the associate director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. “It’s very empowering.”

Here are some benefits a person receives by practicing meditation.

  • It improves concentration
  • It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  • The practice increases self-awareness
  • It increases happiness.
  • Meditation increases acceptance

    • Meditation reduces stress
  • It slows aging
  • The practice benefits cardiovascular and immune health

As you see meditation has its benefits and it is great for the body. But for the heart it has many  benefits.

I personally feel much peace and a closeness to my Heavenly Father when I meditate. I feel His Spirit while being more alert and aware of His still small voice as it guides me to His place of righteousness. Through the day He guides me in all my daily affairs, he leads me into an assurance of tender loving care, He gives me the stability to hold on to the iron rod and He becomes my rock of peace . Everyday when I stop in the middle of the day to pray and meditate I receive His love and peaceful rest from a very busy morning. 

So if you pray start  & end your prayer in silence for about 5 to 6 minutes searching for His guiding peace and Spirit before you begin or finish...the results are amazing. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June's Emergency Preparedness Post

This time of the year most of you are enjoying your new graduates, while applauding them for finishing 12 years of school. Soon this new graduate will be attending college and for the first time in their lives they will be making decisions on their own. One of those decisions is to be a new driver.  But before you hand them the keys to your car or their graduating prized car, have you asked yourself…does he or she know what to do in case of a car emergency?

Car Emergencies occur without warning. 

So this month on my emergency preparedness post I wish to acknowledge the importance of teaching our children what to do in case of an auto emergency:

1. How to move the car to a secure and safe place in order to change a flat tire?
****Do they know how to change a tire?

2. Who should they call in case their car breaks down?

3. What to do in case their car starts an engine fire?

4. What to do in case their car over heats?

5. What to do and who to call in case their car is in an accident?

These are basic questions and our children need to know the answers to all of them in order to help them when they are on their own. We as parents need to take a moment to teach our children how to solve these unwarned problems and how to follow the law of the land in case of any of these emergencies arise?  These crucial important topics need to be discussed with each of your children when they begin to drive. What to do, how to manage and solve problems like these on their own will be beneficial to them in life. When children are taught at home to solve these problems then you can hand them the keys to the car.

Teaching them these important topics will create a more efficient and prosperous individual in society. 
Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Cell Phones

Hello there,

It is Tuesday and it is blogging day for me. I have 3 blogs and since they do take a while to get them done, I only post once a week. But here I am again and this time I am blogging about cell phones. 

Cell phones have taken over our lives. We sleep with them, we talk to everyone on them, we can't go through a day without them and if we misplace them we go crazy trying to find them, It interrupts  our conversations with others, it takes away our conversations with our families, it governs our lives and it hurts people when our thoughts are more on the phone ringing then the person we are interacting with.

If only we took the Scriptures as serious as we take our cell phones, our lives would be more enriching and more meaningful.

I wonder what would happen if we treated our Scriptures like we treat our cell phones? 

What if we carried it around in our purses or pocketbooks? 
What if we flipped through it several times a day?
What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
What if we used it to receive messages from it's text?
What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
What if we gave it away as gifts?
What if we used it as we traveled?
What if we used it in case of an emergency?

This may be something to make you think and if it makes you look through the scriptures then I've done my job.

***OH...and one more thing. Unlike our cell phones, we don't have to worry about our scriptures being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.

I hope this makes everyone stop and think about their priorities and remember in the scriptures there are no drop calls!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Raw Diet Going Well

Hi everyone,

I am so excited that this is week 3 on my raw vegan diet. I lost 6 lbs. in the first 2 weeks.
The diet consist of eating raw foods all week and on Sundays you can eat your cooked food. Throughout the week I do not eat sugar, oils, salt and no cooked food. I can eat all the calories I want from my raw vegetables and calorie count. And let me tell you my face is thinner, my tummy dropped and I feel more energetic than ever. And though I was suffering with much pain due to my R. Arthritis, since I been on the diet i haven't had pain and I haven't had any pain medication. Love the diet. Go to youtube and put on your search engine "fullyraw with Kristina". I am following her raw diet plan. She is terrific.

I juice once a week some organic carrots and apples and I drink it twice a day or I pour it into my vegetable and fruit smoothies..delicious.

no sugar added.

I eat lots of fresh salads

a delicious raw dinner

lovely and I ate it all.

one Sunday i made sloppy Joe's with macaroni and tofu with spices and sweet relish juice served with homemade gluten free vegan bread.