If you've ever had a hard time saying "no" to that less-than-optimally nutritionally sound food (pasta, cookies, and other savory and/or baked goods), you might be pleasantly surprised to learn of the equally tasty but definitely healthier options available to us today. "Healthy" eating doesn't mean that you must only eat naked grilled chicken breast and … Continue reading Food Substitutions that Satisfy
Do you find yourself getting tired at certain times of the day, or have you been sensing a blanket of fatigue about you in general? You probably know that certain foods have the ability to cause fatigue. Sugar and caffeine can give you a quick rush, but are often followed by a hard crash. Did … Continue reading Eat these Foods for Energy
Action that stems from the motivator of fear does not have the ability to produce true, lasting continuance of those actions. Only action stemming from love has the power to last, built on a rock indestructible from storms and floods. If an individual is training for a marathon or beginning an exercise routine for the … Continue reading Fear, or Love?
The Happy Dialogue Dream: prison. Solo cell at first .. or is it? Solid concrete blocks painted white, dirty from years of existence - wait, are they solid? The walls are melting down. Is this a person talking to me, or is it an angel? I thought I was alone in here. Concrete walls that then … Continue reading Prison?
Some enemies come as calamities through the front door, loud and clamorous, clearly seeking to kill, steal and destroy our lives. Others take a gentler, more subtle approach. They crawl in the back window. They come in a harmless form, even offering to help in the kitchen. You know, we go through life experiences and … Continue reading The Sneak
My heart aches when my friends suffer. At times, I'd rather take it on for them than see them in pain and anguish. Yet, is this proper thinking? Yes, we are called to bear one another's burdens. But, the burden-bearing is not of "I'm taking this one completely off of your shoulders," rather, it is … Continue reading Heartache
How much of our lives are spent trying to make it look like we have it all together? This self-image, self-pedestal producing mindset .. It is self-destroying. Sooner or later we will each come to the realization that 1. We don't have it all together, 2. We won't have it all together, 3. We can't … Continue reading Pedestals of Sand
07.11.2015 Victory Sound It started off faint. So faint, I felt as if I had to pretend I was hearing it. But it was real, I couldn’t deny it. You know, faith. I have heard about this song, this song of victory. But I wondered, did it exist? I believed it did. I’d been told … Continue reading Victory Sound
No matter where I go, I refuse to be either ashamed of, or overcome by, where I came from. Check the picture. I was a super confused teenager (per the picture) and had a lot of issues laid out before me from age 6 to overcome. In middle and high school, I struggled with not … Continue reading Throwback Thursday: #noego
I'm sick of the acute immediacy of pain and unpleasant situations. You know, that illusion that points out that what is going on immediately is all there is and that nothing could possibly change. Yet, we know it will change. It's inevitable. The only constants in life are God and change, right? This is that … Continue reading Forward Progression: a Thief?