It Is Well

Is it “Well” with your soul? Sunday afternoon my mom called me and there was a tragic accident in Guyana that included extended family being taken from this earth far too soon! It was shocking, it was devastating and as the details poured in—it was gruesome! Later as I processed the incident, questions rolled through my mind about what those dear ones must’ve experienced or what were their thoughts or did they sense something was off that day? Did they meet previous family members in heaven? Who greeted them at the pearly gates? But what about those that are left to find peace here in on earth? What about those that are still processing trying to figure out the whys in a world that isn’t always fair?
We may never understand why things happen the way it does in this world, but one thing that we can rely on and that is God is in control! 

To all my family that I can’t give a hug to today but is grieving, questioning, needs His peace, I encourage you to trust the simple fact—God is in control! It is well! Love you💞

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When peace like a river, attendeth my way,

When sorrows like sea billows roll

Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say

It is well, it is well, with my soul

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Know Who You Belong To?

You are the child of the Most High; You are highly favored and You are meant to live life in complete abundance—there is freedom in Him! Start today off knowing who you belong to in the Kingdom!🌟

In His Time

“He makes all things beautiful in its time.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Rest

I needed this today! These past few weeks have been one thing or another. From one sick kid to the next, schedule adjustments, lack of sleep, being pulled in very direction possible, getting up and doing it all over again–I’m exhausted! 

Can anyone relate? 

I need rest! It’s assuring to me in this moment while I even share this with you all–there’s a way to find that rest that I do seek! ❤️

Speak Life

What are you starting out your day saying to yourself? How does your inner dialogue affect your day, your choices, your spirit?

Proverbs 18:21–Death and Life are in the tongue, those that love it shall eat the fruit of it.
Speak good over you and your day today!💞

How Grateful Are You?

Let’s count our blessings? What are you most grateful for? Do you know that the more grateful you are the happier you are? Focus on the negative and it’s simple–you feel sad/tired/drained! 

So count your blessings–name them one by one! Write them down; say it outloud–and you will see how good the Lord has been to you! 

I will start–I am grateful for my family, I’m grateful for a husband that supports me and encourages me to be the very best version of me; I’m grateful for my three little girls that we were blessed with; I’m grateful for the opportunities I get to minister and encourage other people;  I am grateful that God is the center of my family’s life and He is leading our way! 

I know I can keep going on and on…but it’s really quite easy–just start small and you will see the day will get brighter as you focus on the goodness in your life! 

Now your turn…

Rejoice!

So up bright and early this morning!!!

Last night, Dan and I organized “us.” I set everything out: made the girls lunches, they set out their uniforms, I knew exactly what I had to wear, book bags perfectly placed, Dan and I already planned for who was dropping off which girl, got our calendar up and organized for the month–I even had time to sit and just be! I was ready for today!!!

Then–the littlest decided to wake up and come in to our room this morning. Boom a change in the set schedule! Here we go–15 minutes before the alarm clock goes off— my feet hit the ground and it’s time to choose  how my day was going to play out. From the tears of crying about her socks, to brushing her teeth–I have to say outloud in my head today, “I will rejoice in this day!”  

It may not be exactly what we planned and our schedules definitely get out of whack sometimes but choose to rejoice! Let’s be honest guys, this morning could have definitely gone a very different way of me panicking, yelling, rushing down the road but by simply choosing to rejoice in this day and choosing peace, I even found time to write this blog to encourage others. Make it a great day friends–Rejoice!

Be filled…

This morning I woke up with this song in my heart –whatever you may be going through–Jesus is there, let Him know U need Him! Be blessed, Be filled with peace, Be filled with Hope❤️

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Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest

Without You I fall apart

You’re the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You

Every hour I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are

And where You are, Lord, I am free

Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You

Every hour I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

To teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way

When I cannot stand I’ll fall on You

Jesus, You’re my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You

Every hour I need You

My one defense, my righteousness

Oh God, how I need You

(Matt Maher)

Father’s Day Gift Idea

Looking for that perfect gift 🎁 for the “dad” in your life? 

💡I’ve got the perfect idea that will bring a Health Body 💪🏽 Healthy Mind 😊 Healthy Finances 💵

Show him how much you ❤️ him by giving him his health back! 

Leave me a comment for more details!

Pesky Mosquitoes

Summer is practically here! Summer cookouts, picnics, beach and pool days, going for walks, taking the kids to the playground and the list goes on!  But one thing that can put a halt to all that fun are those itchy, pesky bugs that attach themselves to you and before you can even think to swat at them, more than likely they have already started to feed on your blood!  Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded “mosquito!”
My girls and I were headed out for a walk a few days ago as our plan was to get in some exercise while spending some time together and our local news station approached us randomly to interview us on nonetheless: Mosquitoes in our area! That definitely inspired this post and you can find the news clip below.


They come out of nowhere–the bites itch at night and they keep popping up here and there and everywhere! So what are some ways to make prevent these bug bites?

Here are a few tips I found that works and some that I will be trying throughout the summer:

  • Bug Repellant Spray: Spray liberally before heading outdoors!
  • DynaTrap: this has been a life saver for us! This device emits UV light to lure the mosquitoes in.  After a week or so, check and empty the device.
  • Grow your own mosquito repelling plants (citronella, catnip, basil, peppermint)
    You can crush these leaves and rub the oils on your skin–the natural oils they emit will keep these bugs at bay!
  • Get rid of any standing water in the outdoor areas. (make sure gutters are not clogged so that the water can drain freely from the top of your house) Mosquitos thrive and reproduce in warm, humid and dark areas.
  • Refrain from wearing heavy perfume/cologne or scented body lotions–the sweet smell attracts mosquitos.

How to STOP the itch?

  • Apply apple cider vinegar to bug bites to help stop the itching.
  • Vicks Vapor rub is said to ease the itching. (definitely helps)
  • Honey to soothe the area.
  • Banana peel–rub the inside on the bite for a few minutes.
  • Peppermint oil–a dab on the bite and it relieves the itchiness (TRUTH)
  • Rubbing Alcohol–the cooling effect of the alcohol immediately soothes the bite, reduces the size and swelling. (works for me)

What are some of your methods that works for you and your family to help with these pesky bugs?

 

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