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October 18, 2021

Things are taking shape in my life and I must admit that I am proud of myself. It has taken me so many years of living in bondage to get this far. The bondage of what people thought, the bondage of what people said, the bondage of what I looked like, the bondage of overeating, the bondage of living in slothfulness (sin).

For so many years I wanted to overcome all of this I really did, but I just could not overcome it. Now that things are changing I am learning to focus on the more important things. I am working out and the biggest step for me was jogging somewhere outside of my driveway, and where people could see. I thank God for helping me to get this far and for never giving up on me.

Now I am ready to focus on a bigger issue, because one of the crucial parts of this journey being successful is the recipes I prepare. Lately I have been focusing on what I cook and how I cook it, but now I want to really narrow down on this.

I have taken time to research foods that are good for diabetics and I am excited to really do this. Today I have taken the time to create a color coded shopping list, and to top it off I researched my stores because I have to keep it on a budget.

I am not only doing this for myself, but for my son and my mom as well. I have to be the example that my son needs to see. Check out my shopping list keeping in mind that I tried to focus on a budget friendly list.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I…………

                                            Shopping List

                      HOME, SUPERIOR, FOOD 4 LESS, 99 CENTS

  • 4 cans of chickpeas                             Food 4 Less
  • Avocado (4)                                         Mayonnaise
  • Green onion (1) bunch                     Mustard
  • Mayonnaise                                        Garlic Powder $1
  • Mustard                                               Black Pepper $1
  • Garlic powder                                     Cajon Seasoning 1
  • Black pepper                                       Cucumbers (4/$1)
  • Cajon or creole seasoning                 Chickpeas (4)
  • Ezekiel bread                        Fish Great American 9.99
  • Cucumbers (3)                                      Frozen Vegetable
  • Sprouts                                                   Chicken Breast  
  • Green leaf                                              Bread 1.69 2
  • Barley  (home)                                                  oil (2/$5)  
  • Red lentils (home)                            Frozen Vegetables
  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Tomato
  • Mushroom
  • Spinach (home)
  • Fish
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Yams

Superior          99 CENT STORE

  • Avocado (4)
  • Mushrooms                         YAMS
  • Eggs ($3.49)
  • Onions ( 3 pounds 99 cents)
  • Carrot
  • Bell Peppers (2/99 cents green)
  • Grapes 99 cents a pound
  • Green Onions
  • Onions
  • Green Leaf Lettuce

Forgive

October 17, 2021. 9:23 am

This morning I had an amazing prayer session of thanks. I realize something which has been standing out a lot lately.

We know that in life people will do you wrong. It doesn’t matter what they have done, but we must be honest that sometimes we secretly hold onto the wrong doing.

Just this morning as I was cleaning I was being reminded of how someone had gone to someone and spoke against me.

More than nine years have passed and now this incident has come back as a word. It’s only now that God has opened my eyes as to why it truly was done.

Yes I’ve entered a season where I’ve learned to let go of people and things that need be. Now after this I learn a true lesson in forgiving and letting go.

Just because we let go does not mean that we hold on to hatred nor regret. We learn to sincerely let go.

You know I received a comment which were true words of wisdom. I was told that someone once told them it’s none of our business what others think about us. That was wisdom and heart speak something I will never forget so thank you for that comment.

Spite, jealousy, envy, hatred and so much more lingers. This much we must understand. What is most important right now is that we humbly forgive.

Although I was reminded of the words that were spoken against me. In that moment I realized that I was ready to receive the message God had for me concerning the matter. Please understand that the person who has done you wrong probably never thinks about what they have done. Even more they might not ever apologize.

In my moment of being transparent I must say. It has taken over nine years for this day to come.

Let us learn to forgive and to forgive humbly.

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.

Overdue But Right On Time

October 13, 2021. 3:08 pm

I’ve waited for so long for this feeling right here. For so many years I wanted to, I tried, and each time I would fall.

It’s not easy I know exactly what the struggle feels like. Each day I wake up knowing I have to make a choice to do the right thing.

For my self, for my son, for the many others in the world. Those who suffer in darkness from this disease, addiction, sin, and bondage of obesity.

I took the evil and spiteful words spoken at me, over me , about me, and behind my back. I allowed those words to get the best of me tossing me further into darkness.

God is renewing my strength daily, and those same words and chants that were spoken against me. I now use them as motivation to push myself forward. The very words that were meant to destroy me. Those words have become a reminder of how GREAT and MIGHTY our GOD is.

God reminds me the power of our mind, thoughts, words, actions, and the power of Gods word.

LET’S GO…………………

If No One Has Told You God Loves You And So Do I……………..

No one said it would be easy.

October 13, 2021. 12:53 pm

No one told me it was going to be easy. Yes there are days I’m tired, or being honest lazy.

I’m learning that on those days I really must push myself. I don’t care who’s watching, I no longer care what they say about me.

I’m getting out and I’m pushing hard. Breaking both chains and boundaries Gods Got Me.

If no one has told you God loves you, and so do I……….

Stay Blessed………….

Never give up…….,,,,,,

Peel Off The Layers

September 30, 2021 1:03 pm

Often times in life we learn lessons, and sometimes the hard way. Unfortunate as it is sometimes we look at it the wrong way.

God guides us as long we are willing to follow his very footsteps. I’ve touched on this before as it’s a crucial part of my journey.

In this season a lesson is being learned. Let go of that and those which no longer serve you.

What ever or whom ever it is it’s a choice that we must make. If the roots or the branches are dead why hold on to it.

I used to worry about what people thought of me. That’s a perspective which has been changed.

We all go through things in life I know I have. In fact the things that I’ve gone through has taught me and continues to teach me daily.

This becomes a process of peeling away layers. It’s a process that takes time. A part of those layers means releasing both things and people.

This is my journey and every part of it is vital. Every layer released and every layer which God is currently sculpting.

Peeling Off The Layers…………..

We’ve Got This……………

Stay Blessed……………

If No One Has Told You God Loves You And So I.

Unboxing

October 10, 2021 5:17 pm

It’s Sunday and we’re in after church. My son has been asking for a bento box, so I recently found one for a very good price.

After he received the bento box he asked me if he could use it for lunch. I couldn’t tell him no, and in fact I was excited for him to use it.

My mom and I spoke and came to the conclusion of making sushi,California rolls etc.

I went online and found a very cool Sushi making kit for $22. Now that we’ve received it I’m overjoyed.

This journey is taking on so much life of its own. I’m happy that my son is excepting it as long as I make him things that are healthier versions of things he likes. He’s also beginning to try new things.

Keep your head up we can do this……..

If no one has told you God loves you, and so do I.

I did it

October 11, 2021. 11:06 am

I woke up eager to do my Monday morning jog. Let me tell you that God had a surprise ready for me.

Everyone knows that my jogging has been minimal. I’m new to this and I’m working my way into better.

This morning God put it on my heart to have no more excuses. God challenged me to combine both driveways.

Not only did God challenge me but God gave me the courage, endurance and most of all faith to get the assignment done.

Sure enough I went out and combined both driveways extending my jogging time. I paced myself and I did not stop.

Faith and perseverance pays off a major non scale victory and a major accomplishment.

If No One Has Told You Today God Loves You, And So Do I………….

Game Changer

October 9, 2021 4:47 pm

Today my sons team had their first game of the season. I was eager for a couple of reasons.

My son was overjoyed to play, and it was picture day. Secondly I’ve had something on my heart and I’m ready for it.

As you know God placed it on my heart to start jogging. Not that it’s easy, but it wouldn’t be a journey if it were.

A part of this journey is the struggle, yet one thing is certain. With God on my side I can do all things.

When I was trapped in darkness I feared a lot. That fear didn’t allow me to do anything I was stagnant.

I’m happy that I am a child belonging to God. I fight hard on this journey and there are days when I have my days.

God reminds me that his word is triumph and true. No weapon formed against me shall prosper.

I absolutely cannot wait to show you all what is on my heart. I thank each and every one of you. You all are a part of my journey.

This much is true that this is a Game Changer.

Stay Strong…………….

Carry On…………….

You can and you will make it…………..

If No One Has Told You God Loves You And So Do I……………

Had To Think Quick

October 8, 2021 7:52 am

Yesterday was a day full of things to do. A full day of homeschooling with my son. My mom wanted me to take her to run errands, and to top it off my son (my shadow) had soccer practice at night.

I am enjoying this entire process and truly embracing my journey. Along the way it’s allowed me to become more active and engaged with my son (I love the heck out of this kid).

Through it all I’m learning to be light and quick on my feet. Yesterday was no exception I had a few ingredients and little time to make something happen.

To top it off I had to make sure that my son would love anything I put together. So what exactly did I make check it out.

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Stay Blessed……….

If no one has told you God loves you and so do I.