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A Cup of Positivity

Sometimes I think about what we fill ourselves up with during the day. Of course, I do need a cup of coffee in the morning to get the day started, however, I’m not talking about the physical things that we fill our bodies with, I’m talking about what do you fill your mind with each day. Do you fill yourself up with things that are positive or do you fill yourself up with things that are negative.

Most people tend to focus on the negative and worry about problems or issues that create stress and sometimes anxiety. How to change your mindset, focus on the positive things going on in your life takes some work, but it is well worth it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now my husband and I have a morning routine that works for us. We make our morning coffee, take time to talk about different things and then we do Bible study together. Most importantly, we pray together. I feel this is one of the biggest components in alleviating all negativity in a person’s life. With Jesus being the main focus in your life, He will always lead you down the correct path in life. As stated in Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

Also, it says in Matthew 6:25-26

Ultimately, everyone has the opportunity to figure out what is best for your life. Given everything that we have faced during the past two years, I can truly say that having the Peace of the Lord through this all has been an amazing gift.

I know that I tend to write about cooking, crafts and wellness but during my prayer time, I felt led to write this which is an indication to me that someone who reads my blog needs to hear this.

Hope all of have an amazing day!

Posted in Crafting and Cooking, Inspiring Quotes, My Recipes, Positive Thinking, Self-Esteem, Spiritual Wellness

Welcoming Fall!

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There is a little crisp feeling in the air today and I thought to myself….”ahh, the beginning of ย fall.” ย I absolutely love the fall and all the feelings that the start of a new season brings. ย I immediately start thinking about fall recipes, pumpkins, pumpkin spice lattes, crocheting scarves, the leaves changing colors and so on. ย I start putting up the fall decorations, search my recipe file for my favorite soup recipes and pumpkin recipes. ย It is such an amazing feeling!!!

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

I also sit and think about how amazing God is and how he has created everything the surrounds us. ย So today, just take a moment to take in all that the beginnings of fall brings. ย Go outside, take a deep breath and thank God for all that he provides for us. ย Start a gratitude journal today and write down three things that you are grateful for and see how your positive thinking will increase.

So, here is to the joy that beginning of fall brings……..now go out their and enjoy it!!!

Posted in Inspiring Quotes, Personal Wellness, Spiritual Wellness

Have Faith

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One of the areas in my life that I have had amazing growth in is in my spiritual walk. For many years, I was blinded and like many people, I thought that I had things together and had everything I needed. However, something missing. For many years, I couldn’t figure it out and simply shrugged my shoulders and thought that things were simply as good as they were going to get. Yet, I was not truly happy. I gave the appearance of being happy, had things that one would say create happiness but there was still that emptiness inside. For myself, it was that feeling of not having a direction or not having a purpose on this planet.

On my journey, I met an amazing man, who is now my husband and he started talking to me about God and faith. I had a million questions for him…lol….as I am always asking questions!!! Then I started reading the Bible, started doing bible studies and my faith and belief in God increased. I started to learn that nothing is impossible with God on our side and in fact, one of my favorite quotes is: “…with God all things are possible” ~ Matthew 19:26. So, this morning, I decided that I would write a little bit about my journey, my discoveries about myself, my faith, my belief and the ability to trust in the hopes that it would touch the hearts of those who read this post.

Now, I am not going to preach, but I do feel that so many people are searching for something and unfortunately in the world we live in, so many focus on worldly things. They focus on the things that they have, but not the intrinsic things that have true meaning and give one purpose. The dilemma of that is that in the end, at the end of the day, none of that matters. All that matters is our relationship with God and as it says in Psalms 105:3-4:

…let the heart of those who seek the Lord rejoice

Look to the Lord and his strength;

seek his face always.

Part of my road to wellness incorporates for many things but Spiritual Wellness takes precedence over everything. It is just a matter of trusting in Him and knowing that He is going to guide us in every aspect of our life on this earth. In my reading today, one verse keeps resonating in me as I am writing:

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

~Psalms 107:1

Just remember that having faith is simply believing in what Jesus Christ has done for you, and having trust in Him. A part of having faith is learning that if we lift our cares, our anxieties, or worries to God, he will be there to guide us and lift our burdens. Have faith and watch your happiness and dreams come true.

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