Tag Archive | LIFE

Being a Black Woman ROCKS!!!!!!

Being a Black Woman ROCKS!!!!!!

HELLO FELLOW BLOGGERS…INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU GUYS…MY REFERENCE AS ALWAYS BEEN BUTTERFLY…I ALSO GO BY TARA….

BEING NATURAL WAS SOMETHING I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD DO..BUT 5 YEARS IN AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT…MY BLACK IS OH SO BEAUTIFUL…EMBRACE LIFE, LIVE LIFE, LOVE WHO YOU ARE…WE ARE ALL UNIQUELY CREATED BY CHRIST AND THERE’S NO ONE LIKE YOU…LOVE YOU AND ALLOW OTHERS TO LOVE YOU…

SIGNED BUTTERFLY

2 of 5 day Internal Cleanse!!

Hello fellow bloggers,

So today was day 5 of my nine days internal colon cleanse and day 2 of not eating any food. Just drinking my toxin cleanser every 3 hours for 5 times for the next 3 days. Yesterday was o.k, had a few minor headaches here and there and my body was just pretty much trying to adjust to not being fed..Today I woke up a bit energized, but still just a tad bit sluggish. Through this whole process my ultimate goal is to draw closer to God and for my body to give him glory. One of my favorite songs right now is “Happy” by Tasha Cobbs.

This song has pretty much been my anthem all week and it lifts my spirit every single time I hear it. It goes a little something like this:

You make me happy
You make me whole
You take the pain away
I’m so in love with you

Everything about you is right
It covers all my wrong
YOUR LIFE SAVED MY LIFE. With you is where I belong

YOUR LIFE SAVED MY LIFE! Hope deep is that one line. Jesus came to give us life, and not just life….but his words says this, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”. John 10:10

Don’t let unhealthy food, diet , habits destroy your purpose of having a long healthy and prosperous life that our King promised to us…don’t get caught up in wanting to go to heaven before your time, fulfill His promise here on earth first! So convicted of this here truth. Today I’ve chosen LIFE!

This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live- Deuteronomy 30:19

Love Butterfly—

Taking back my health!

Words of confession lead to possession.

I wouldn’t say I’m overweight, but certainly not at my best health-wise. I dislike exercising. I love love eating, and this is where the problem began. I’ve always been able to eat every and anything and not gain a pound. But that was when I was younger and my metabolism was much faster. But years have changed all that.

In order for me to give God my complete best, I need to be in the best shape of my life at all times. I need to consume better food and treat my body like the temple that it is. After all the Holy Spirit does reside there. Cleanliness is next to Godliness, and although I certainly pride myself on being a neat freak and an overall clean person. I CANT IMAGINE WHAT MUST BE LIVING INSIDE ME, from all the garbage I’ve been disposing in my body. I have to stop making excuses and start controlling my horrible eating habits in order to bring glory to God in the way He has purposed me to do so. After all he wants me to have life and to have it more abundantly.

What would be the purpose of claiming my inheritance if I won’t be alive long enough to live it through. Now yes, don’t get me wrong tomorrow is not promised to no-one. But I sure want to be ready for tomorrow when it comes!  I’m not naive to think I will live the years Methuselah lived, but I would like to live a life feeling healthy. It is not how long you live, but how you feel while you’re living. My mentor has been a great influence in this revelation for me and she shared with me an amazing book to help me through. Titled, ” Satan, I’m taking back my Health!-by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu” . A very powerful and informative tool so far in my journey. I was fearfully and wonderfully made and I can definitely see why the devil wouldn’t like that at all.

We receive new blood every 90 days, yet God’s everlasting grace is at our fingertips everyday. How amazing is His might and wonders! Being a vegetarian, vegan etc doesn’t make us healthier than thou and since God gave us all a free will to eat and do as we please. I believe that at the end of the day he really only wants us to, ” eat that which is good”, Isaiah 55:2. Use the Holy Spirit to help us to discern what is really best for us. What route is going to get us the best and healthiest results possible for each of our different unique body structures. Also lets not confuse being healthy as being thin or skinny.

There’s so many questions to ask yourself at the beginning of any new journey. But referencing back to the book, one particular question the author ask was, ” when people look at your body, do they see God” . My mentor advised me to take it deeper and ask myself when I look at my body without clothing do I see God? The author reminds us that our body is a temple. We were bought with a price. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for us. The least we could do is when people see us they see God. How profound is that!

Growing up and remember going days without food. To now having the luxury of having way too much food, as been my way of allowing the devil to lie to me and whisper sweet nothings in my ear. “Oh go ahead and eat all you can, by the way don’t let it go to waste”, ” Oh darling just one more bite”, “You can fill your plate with twice the portion, why not you can afford it” . All those thoughts were deceptive lies that kept me bondage and a slave to my stomach. Now I’m aware that Hey that happened to me and now I’m a better person for it. I’m more grateful for small things and less wasteful with things I don’t really need.

My addiction with overeating food has ended! Balance is the key to life and I will start with this. Through this journey of self discovery for my health I’ll be seeking the Holy Spirit more than ever, Scriptures and prayer. I’m sure gonna need it all. My addiction was overeating food. Choose LIFE over your addiction of caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, sex, lies, etc . Be blessed.

Signed Butterfly 

Broke up with Procrastination and boy was he upset!

So today I concluded that I’ve had way too much pregnancies and not enough fulfilled births of my dreams, visions and ideas. I’ve sadly went through way more abortions. I simply blamed this all on my ex-friend, “Procrastination”. He lied to me with dreams of just taking my time and letting my life just flow! That everything would be o.k, just sit back and wait. His close friend doubt always tagged along and made every word he said more true for me. They made my life a bit easier, less worrying and less time to take heed to my priorities. I don’t believe in having abortion with a real child, with life. Yet my life was constantly in the clinic. No care in the world. I’ve learnt this, if I choose not to birth the purposes God has given me. I will be sure to see someone else living out the blessings that was intended for me and the ones I care about! So far beyond myself, I decided for those who believe in me to let our friendship go. To move forward with a brand new attitude and brand new friends, Faith, Hope and Victory! Procrastination hasn’t taken this news so well and with his ingenious plan he came up with this, crashing my computer. Due to all the time spent with him, I haven’t backed up all my latest photos to my hard drive. So bye bye awesome shots! I felt crushed at first. My pictures are all like my kids, my heart shattered. But joy cometh through the grace of God and my husbands comforting words. So good try ex-friend, but this ride is over. I shall create even more beautiful memories and capture the essence of Christ better than I have before. He is that Great! I am ready Lord to have has many births as you have sown your seeds in me. Pregnant with all your wondrous purpose and can’t wait to see your glorious delivery of the manifestation of your truth being seen in my life. Thank you Jesus in advance.

SIGNED BUTTERFLY  

About Us:)

So we realized our “about me”, doesn’t really clarify who we are. So lets start with this. We are two female cousins, who act more like sisters and best-friends. We are in our early 20′s. We go by the names “Butterfly” and “Tulip”. Butterfly will be sharing mostly about her passion for photography, marriage, her relationship with Christ Etc. Mostly about her new role has a wife and living in NY. Tulip is a Awesome Mother of a beautiful 2 year old girl. Who will be sharing her experiences of being a single mother in the army and stationed in the beautiful Oahu, Hawaii. We are both Jamaicans! Yeah! We are Christians who love the Lord and our entire being revolves around  Christ and his call on our lives. We were inspired to start this blog to inspire others, to learn from others and to share new things we learn through our daily journey. We love our lives despite all our struggles and shortcomings. We hope you will be just has inspired and excited to go on this journey with us. We love living in God’s Promise Land. It’s pretty dope if you take the time out to enjoy it :)

 

I LOVE BROOKLYN!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE MARY MARY!!!!! I LOVE FREE THINGS IN LIFE!!

YES I SAID FREE!! One of the great things about NY, is that every summer there are free concerts held all over, to fit the likes of everyone. I heard about the Mary Mary concert at Prospect Park sponsored by bricartsmedia.org, Celebrating Brooklyn, the very day before the event. Fortunately for me my close friend was already going and so I had company! Always a plus to have company. The only problem it seem was the fact that it was over 90 degrees! These events require you to show up earlier than the suggested time in order to get a good seat. It was a tough day, however I met so many awesome women of God waiting in line and the conversations were good. We got awesome seats! Yeah us!!!

The opening act was LATICE CRAWFORD from Sunday’s Best. I wasn’t familiar with her until that night. I loved her Afro- centric look and she is very talented. Enjoyed her performance of Whitney Houston’s song “I look to you”.

Now for the moment we were all waiting for…I now present to you the Amazing Gospel Duo MARY MARY

TINA’S BABY BUMP WAS SO CUTE..….ImageImageImage

ERICA LOOKED AWESOME AFTER JUST HAVING A BABY MONTHS AGOImageImage

SIGNED BUTTERFLY –

Bateaux New York Lunch Cruise Experience

This is by far the best cruise I’ve been on hands down. I planned this romantic cruise for my hubby’s birthday and he loved every minute of it. Everything was perfect! From the time we arrived on the boat to be seated, till the time we left with a complimentary cookie to go, outstanding customer service. For me personally New York has the worst customer service ever. People treat you has if you are doing them a favor by purchasing or receiving service from them. However this gave me a totally different outlook and gave me hope and a sense of relief knowing GOOD CUSTOMER service still exist.

Lets start with the ambiance on the boat. One word BREATH-TAKING. Image

The staff was very courteous and super friendly. Not to mention the bonus of them wishing my husband happy birthday every chance they got. They had a live Jazz entertainment. The Manager greeted every single table and introduce himself. To top it off he also came at the end to see if we enjoyed everything. Which we did!

THE FOOD….Seafood Manicotti Gratinee: Manicotti filled with Ricotta Cheese and topped with Bay Scallops, Rock Shrimp, PE Mussels and traditional Alfredo………..Truly a taste of heaven…Image

DESSERT….Image

THE VIEW….

ImageImageIN CONCLUDING I WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND THIS CRUISE TO TAKE THAT SPECIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE….