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God is Love.

25 Nov

Trusting someone can be hard.

Loving someone can be more difficult. 

But, knowing that you can trust in God because God is love. 

Now that is priceless. 

Others vs. Me

29 Jul

“People are our sunshine, our soil, our rain. When are we going to stop surviving off of people and start living for ourselves?”

– Nadia A

I wrote this quote in the middle of my notes during my Psych class this evening. We were learning about personality and I wondered when will I ever start living for myself? As long as I can remember I’ve always put someone else before me. I can’t say that is necessarily a negative trait but I don’t see much positive in it either. I allow others to “change” me for the time being. I am so wrapped up in being who they want me to be that I forget to be me. Whoever that person may be is an amazing person… before the change. That is who I need to become all the time. I do not want to be that wife and mother (one day) who starts living her life once her kids are ready for college. I am sure I wrote this in a blog post before but for some reason it sticks this time. I am a habitual thinker who is extremely observant and a genius in my own right. Who isn’t? I won’t say that my mind and the way it works is a negative trait because it is something God gave me yet how I use it… well that’s another story. I am learning and unlearning at the same time. Change can only happen if I want it to. One cannot allow another to change them if they are not ready to be changed. I want to change me and someone else may not agree with that change but the people who are supposed to be in my life will embrace the change and accept me for who I am.

This is a new season! I have a new outlook on life and what it means to truly be me and I am looking forward to tomorrow… you should too.

Nadie

Daniel Fast Day 2

2 Jan

This morning I woke up a little hungry so I did what I said I was going to do and ate some Old Fashioned Oats with a banana on the side. It wasn’t bad at all. I heated it in the microwave for about 2 minutes and that was it. Then I went to the gym. I was a little hungry after the gym but I decided that I will only eat when I am hungry so I decided to shower and make something to eat. I decided on making a stir-fry for lunch and it was very good! I make stir-fry’s all the time but this time it would be different because there would be no chicken or shrimp. I used broccoli, squash, zucchini, snow peas, spinach, garlic, raw sunflower seeds, olive oil, stir fry oil, cooked brown rice, and lemon. It was amazing!! Probably one of the best stir-fry’s I’ve ever made and I will definitely make it again.

I also finally decided to make the hummus which came out very good. I used a recipe from http://www.halleethehomemaker.com/tag/daniel-fast/ she has tons of recipes on here. So I used the bread from Daniel-fast.com and the hummus together. I also made tomato sauce from scratch using a recipe that I found on another tomato can while shopping in the stores yesterday. It came out amazing and I also added my veggie sausages instead of meatballs to it so I will have that with my wheat penne this evening for dinner! I also prepared some freshly popped popcorn with a little bit of garlic powder for a snack later.

 Here is what I ate spelled out in black and white one more time:

Breakfast: Old fashioned Oats with a Banana

Lunch: Vegetable Stir-Fry with Brown Rice

Dinner: Homemade Italian Sauce with wheat penne pasta with some of my flat bread

Tonight I will continue my daily bible reading for bible study: Revelation 7-9 and Luke 1 for the Daniel Fast.

Please check out my sister’s blog site she is an amazing artist and all of her work is special and has her own personal touch to it. She is also participating in the fast and has encouraged me to join her. I pray that you are blessed by her work. www.creativelysaving.blogspot.com

Be blessed!

Daniel Fast Day 1 Pt. 2

2 Jan

Yesterday was Day 1 at Sundown for The Daniel Fast. I realized that I didn’t explain what the Daniel Fast was to my followers. Here is what the Daniel Fast is:

Daniel Fast is a Biblically based partial fast based on two instances of Daniel’s fasting experiences

“Please test your servants for ten days, and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.” Daniel 1:12

“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” [Daniel 10:1-2]

Based on the information that we glean from these references we understand that the Daniel Fast eating plan is vegan in nature, with additional restrictions.

In the first Scripture we see that Daniel ate only:

1. Only Fruits and Vegetables

2. And drank ONLY water

Which would also mean that he ate no processed, artificial, or chemically altered foods.

From the second Scripture we learn that Daniel’s diet did not allow:

3. Animal products

4. Pleasant/precious food, which would include all sweeteners, including honey, agave syrup, maples syrup, etc.

5. Alcohol

From studying Jewish history you will also learn that all fasts excluded

6. Any kind of leavened bread [anything made with yeast, baking powder, baking soda, etc.]

http://www.vega-licious.com/health-nutrition/daniel-fast-recipes-and-things-you-need-to-know/

 

Now that you know what the Daniel Fast is I will continue. Yesterday I had a hard time making the hummus so I decided to refrigerate what I have started and went upstairs. But, I actually was able to make some flat bread from www.Daniel-fast.com  with a hint of garlic added to it for my hummus. It is pretty tasty. I definitely suggest everyone to make their own bread all you need is wheat flour, olive oil, and water.

I also made lots of fruit snack bags with cherries, grapes, cantaloupes, watermelon, honey dew, and pineapples. I took a tip from the Disney Channel and made fruit kabobs with some grapes and cantaloupe. I hear that it makes you feel full because it is frozen, I will let you know how it is when I eat them! That was pretty much the rest of what I had to write. I will post some of the pics if I can figure out how to put more than one in a most lol.

Be blessed!

Daniel Fast Day 1

1 Jan

Hello and Greetings from my bed on January 1, 2012!!! Thank God for allowing us to see a New Year! Not going to write too much this evening, I will write a Day 1 Pt. 2 post tomorrow.

However, I have been on a food shopping rampage for the last two days and I am pooped out! This afternoon after church I immediately went to the grocery store to buy some veggie burgers and ended getting these brilliant ideas for more meals during the fast. Such as: veggie sausages in homemade Italian sauce, spinach whole wheat orzo and homemade hummus. The day before was a mess and a half because after the gym I went to three different farmers markets to get fruits and veggies. I will try and post a picture of my fridge last night. So, when I got home from shopping this afternoon I attacked all the fruits and veggies and started separating them into sandwich bags so I wouldn’t have to do it daily. 7 hours later I am writing this blog! Wow!! I achieved a lot the only thing I didn’t do was eat the entire time and cut two heads of lettuce. Lol!

Tomorrow I will tell you the rest of my Day 1 and oh before I forget my dinner was awful but I am mentally preparing myself for this box of cereal until the end of the fast. I had shredded wheat cereal with unsweetened soy milk. I am already used to drinking soy but with vanilla flavor however this cereal shouldn’t be sold in stores. It gets soggy wayyyy too quickly and I do not like soggy cereal. I wanted to gag while eating this cereal. Tomorrow morning before the gym I know to add fruit and less milk!

I am reading my usual bible reading (the next three chapters of Revelation for my bible study on Wednesday) and I am also reading Psalms 1 & 2 for the Daniel Fast!

Have a good night!

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This is the refrigerator, lots of veggies behind veggies!

For those of you who follow my blog, who are also fasting, may God give you strength during this journey to draw closer to Him. Xoxo

2012 less than a week away!

26 Dec

I just realized that 2012 is less than a week away! So here’s the good news…it’s a new year and it’s time for change. The bad news you will get a year older, God willing. Just kidding. There is no bad news but the good news is today you lived to see another day.
However, I am not one to get caught up in the New Year’s resolution trend but I will be starting the Daniel Fast on Jan 2. I do look forward to the encouragement (hint, hint) 😉 from my family who will join me during the 21 days of fasting. I look forward to it. It’ll be a bit of a challenge but if I didn’t realize the year was almost over then it’ll be a piece of cake right! Of course! I’ll keep you up to date on emotions, thoughts, etc during the fast. Until then ill talk to you soon.

Nadie

Love…Pt. 2

25 Dec

“Everyone says love hurts, but that is not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Envy hurts. Everyone gets these things confused with love, but in reality love is the only thing in this world that covers up all the pain and makes someone feel wonderful again. Love is the only thing in this world that does not hurt…God is love!”

-unknown author

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