Yes, SO much yes to this! One is not "good," (being skinny) & one is not "bad" (being fat). They are just two sides of the same coin. You can be whatever you want to be. Don't allow society to tell you what's "acceptable" & what's not. Just do you ❤
These are the two jewels inside my head
Here is my poem called 1:400,000,000,000,000
I came wanting wisdom
And I found
who carries her home
In her heart
And in her hands
And when she smiles
Instead of teeth
A set of pearls
Her jaw soft
Body at ease
Rooted like sea kelp
Swaying in flow
With water and waves
I went searching for the truth
And I found the breadcrumbs
A trail of fallen ones
The old the young the sick
To layers of loose shale
Sitting above shifting sands
Atop the mass graves
The bodies of those indigenous ones
Hair bleached orange by the sun
Teeth gleaming white
Eyes and tongue given up
To these sands
and these ambivalent creatures
I looked for meaning
And I saw all the signs
I crossed all the paths
Converged and diverged
walking beside and behind
Carrying the weight
Carried by the weight
Floating like a seed
Drifting out to sea
Washing up on a distant shore
To be eaten by a bird
And expelled on a forest floor
To grow roots
Through the nights
And through the days
To dance in shadow
the mineral green
I asked for stillness
I sat, legs folded beneath
My spine, a bamboo shoot
my head, a ripe peach
Hanging heavy on a branch
Eyes softly gazing
Sweeping chapped land
Desert cracked by all elements
A soft cloud of sand moving
On the horizon
The red clay river bed
Dry as old bones
Reverberating the memory
Of life in all of its forms.
I went to gather love
I reached into my heart
Saw with second sight
The wolf that bares her fangs
And greets the moon
I saw the blood red sky
The churning waters of my past
I am tossed under the swells
off in the distance
the sweetest sight
Earth, ground, land
And gasping prayers
I fell upon her beach
And kissed her sandy feet
I was looking for profundity
And I very nearly missed
the name that I've been given
Spine and eye buds forming
Two clear jewels in my head
The mirrors to the world
I almost missed
The soft moss under my feet
Drinking water from
These Hands and fingers
...read the rest on my blog https://wordpress.com/post/thedreamcanyon.wordpress.com/156
#Blessings on repeat! #Miracles on repeat! Over and over and over! Thank you Jesus! 🙌
I don't know how... But you did it!
I don't know why... But I am grateful!
I don't know why you love me... But I am grateful!
I don't know why you care... But I am grateful!
I don't know why you healed me... But I am grateful!
I don't know why you forgive me... But I am grateful!
I don't know why you favor me... But I am #gratfeul !
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
John 14:27 KJV
New on the blog this week 💗 There are stories we carry around in our hearts about getting help, many of them warped by what happened before. Some of us are carrying these stories forward, expecting more of the same, and because of this we don’t easily allow ourselves to receive support. But we might not realize that receiving help is directly related to how well we do in the world. Our healing is directly connected to our shining, and shining is usually the thing we're after. >> click through to read full post, link in profile 💗 http://www.robinhallett.com/intuitive-healing/there-is-no-shame-in-needing-help/
Sermon sketch from Sunday
Talked about what it's like to have such a strong faith in Christ, like the woman who believed that all she had to was TOUCH His robe to be healed! (Mark 5:24-34) To believe in the supernatural side of Christianity is not always easy. Even though I've heard about supernatural healing in my own family I've still always been fairly skeptical about it.. that is until I experienced it for myself.
A few weeks ago I'd been struggling with severe pain in my knee, each step was a nightmare. Had to resort to walking with a cane (I've struggled with leg problems my entire life). I still went to my simple church study one evening, (not going to miss out on that!) And at the end we all prayed for everyone to our left. When it was my turn to be prayed over - the guy praying reached out, laid a hand over my knee and just prayed so much for healing.
Afterwards we all sat and talked and then I stood up to go. I was preparing myself for pain and instead received a mild pressure sensation. Moved my leg around and nothing. No stabbing pain. It was gone. Needless to say we were all in a fair amount shock. The guy who prayed over me walked in halls with me back and forth to check my knee and then took the time to pray again over it. God worked through him to remind us just how much He cares for even the little things! And it was definitely a reminder of how vast His power really is.
Also touched on how Jesus took the unconventional route - but instead of me trying to explain - it's easier to just go watch it!
Oh my, the #memories of this bittersweet time❤! First day home...Our little miracle🌈 and fourth #son was born by emergency C-section just a short time after our second, sweet little son experienced a terrifying accident that had him hospitalized for several days ...#bygodsgrace ...so many #miracles and tragedies wrapped up into one season of life, ...the Lord's #mercy , people's #prayer and our #friends and #family carried us through this very difficult time💞. All of the stress, antibiotics for infections I was given and just general turmoil wrecked my #health 😞. I developed a storm of #autoimmune symptoms that left me tired all the time, depressed, with crazy hormone imbalance and #infertility 😥 ...I would of loved to have a bigger #tribe , #7 or #8kiddos sounds delightful to this Mama's #heart ❤.
I didn't realize back then that my issues stemmed from #leakygut ...wish I knew then what I know now👊🏼! I didn't realize that by getting to the root of my leaky gut and blood sugar swings through these supplements, that I was actually finding the missing piece of my puzzle🖼 ...I know now and want others to know there is hope🌿...you don't have to stay stuck...you can thrive again☀ ...you can get to the root causes and enjoy all the beauty living in vibrant health can bring 🌿☀🌿 #endoawareness month❤
I love the movie BRUCE ALMIGHTY. I love the part at the need where Morgan Freeman says, "A single mom who's working two jobs and still finds time to take her kid to soccer practice, that's a miracle. A teenager who says "no" to drugs and "yes" to an education, that's a miracle. People want me to do everything for them. But what they don't realize is *they* have the power. You want to see a miracle, son? Be the miracle."
Romans 8:11 says, "The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you."
So today, instead of just telling someone "I'll pray for you" or "Bless your heart" or "God hears your prayers.", try to be their miracle. Put feet to what Jesus taught us and be the miracle for someone else! 💛
The only way I didn't hit that huge deer last night on East River Rd,.. angels keeping me ..watching over me protecting me and Lucas and Amanda.
Waking up this morning with an extremely thankful heart . Oh how he loves me. I sing of His goodness His faithfullness His loving-kindness
"First they asked why I'm doing it, now they ask how I did it...share my story, it might inspire someone to take back their life too" - @mmazach
Tag someone who needs to see/read this. Read @mmazach's story below👇
It was November 2013. I was 32 years old and I got food poisoning after eating at a fast food restaurant that is known for its "orange chicken", from there I ended up losing an estimated 40 pounds from that illness which lasted eight days.
As a result it caused to be so sick I had to check into the local Hospital in Daytona Beach to get anabiotic's.
The scale read 209. I knew at the time I was fat, I just didn't want to admit to it. I figured it was low or off.Yet, when they wrote down the result I had to ask. They said "it was in kilograms" I had to convert it. 460lbs. Reality Check.
Six months later... May 2014. I'm 392 lbs, down 108 pounds from my heaviest weight and I am having bariatric surgery. I have heard such good things and have been researching the Sleeve (VSG) vs Bypass (RNY) and feel that for my weight, my life and how much I personally want to try to lose that this surgery will help my odds even more.
Be more open mined on weight loss surgeries. These surgery are a tool for overweight, fat people. Look at it as weight loss surgery is surgery for obese people just as a stent as for someone who has heart problems... I am still alive today because of this life saving surgery and what efforts I did to help prolong my life. I'm 36. 150 lbs. Healthy.
✨Why Wednesday✨ 👐🏼As I am on the last round of my workout this morning, Adam comes in to say good bye. He's just standing there staring at me.
Instantly I get nervous and think👉🏼"Am I doing it wrong?!" "Is my belly roll hanging out?" "Do my hips look bigger doing this?" "This is why I shut the door ya know!" "I am a hot sweaty mess"
He continues to watch, but I don't stop. He smiles and says "I don't think I could do any of what you just did ❤" 🙌🏼 Adam is a strong, fit person who has the ability to still be thin, muscular and fit without working out ((grrr right?!)) 5 months ago when I contemplated starting a beachbody program, he was doubtful. And honestly so was I 🙄. I am known to either procrastinate, stick through something for only a few days or to give up all together.
I proved to him, and myself. I lost 14 lbs, 6 ins and multiple pant sizes. 👙
This is something that has completely changed me, my life and my relationships. As a girlfriend, Husky momma, daughter, sister, coworker and friend 😍 my life has a positive outlook. I am positive inside and out. I am enternally grateful. 🙌🏼 Are YOU ready for a CHANGE?!❤
GOD DID IT AGAIN!!! If you are battling with cancer, you need to watch this testimony!!! If God can do it for her, He will do it for you.
This is Liezl, she has been battling with cancer, she went into hospital 2 weeks ago. Apostle Nicky and Ps Lillian vd Westhuizen went to go visit her and pray with her.
The doctors said her colon wasn't working and that the cancer had spread all over, they also said they couldn't help her anymore, not even chemo would help and that she will have to stay in hospital.
Just look at her now, we give God all the Praise, Glory and Honor. We serve a miracle working God. #testimony#breakthrough#blessings#testify#signs#wonders#miracles
Freedom Center, the ministry i'm starting in D.C., has 4 core values. We Pray. We Love. We Honor. We Give. I've posted about them this past week. You can read more about the meaning of our values on the website. Click on the link in my bio to learn more about why we believe giving is one of the truest forms of worship! #freedomcenterdc#corevalues#worship
Hi everyone!!! We hope your week has gotten off to a great start!!! We wanted to say THANK YOU to everyone that submitted. Both Marisa and I (were both named Marisa 😂) have been incredibly busy and today I am going to review the articles that have been submitted. Expect an email response back! You're all so fabulous and we love you dearly! Xo If you want to submit use the link in our bio to check out how :)