I’m sure happy I can still eat the most authentic Jamaican food I grew up eating. Ackee is actually a fruit we normally cook with salt fish and boil or fried dumpling. Its not only yummy but super healthy.
Seems to be so much negative views, ideas and perspectives on what marriage is and how it should be. I love being married and I’m so happy that not only did God create this sacred covenant where he’s the head of, but he allow me to see other beautiful couples who have had successfully LOVE Only because they placed him first. I’m so grateful that God gave me a piece of his love here on earth. I love learning new ways to love my man each day.😍😍😍😍😘😘😚😚🙊💓💓💓💕💕💕💗💗💗💗💝💝💝💜💜💜💛💛💛💚💚💙💙💙💙💙💙💙👰👰👰👰👫👫👫💃💃💃
Today was another good day and I think I’m totally ready for tomorrow! The beginning of my five day intense liquid only fast! To God be the glory, great things is yet to come 😊. Today’s meal was a fruit salad for breakfast, a salad for lunch and tomato and basil soup for dinner. Now off to bed, a little exhausted after working out with my zumba. Night world.
Tomato and Basil Soup w/ plaintain chips on top
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.
OK SO I’M TOTALLY CONFUSED. SO THE MEDIA HAS DEFINITELY BEEN UP-SELLING VALENTINE’S DAY AND ALL ITS GLORY. I RARELY HEAR ANY MENTIONS OF WHAT OUR GREATS HAVE DONE TO CHANGE OUR CULTURE AND THE AFFECTS IT HAS HAD ON US THEREAFTER .
My husband and I do NOT celebrate ” VALENTINE’S DAY”. Don’t get me wrong, I did fall for the romantic ideas and gestures at a younger age. But life does teach you your greatest lessons. I remember our first valentine together, of course I was expecting a gift or some big grand gesture. Then my hubby says, “babe if I’m not showing you my love everyday, then something is wrong”. That’s when I got it, and Valentine’s day became irrelevant for me. There’s not a day that goes by that he doesn’t tell me or shows me how much he loves me. That’s a work in progress, that requires all 365 days of each year to accomplish. Not just one mere day. Marriage is simply learning to love and be with someone for the rest of your life. It takes work, time and effort….not a mere day.
Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her- Ephesians 5:25
The love of God is infinite, so why should man limit when to express our love to each other. Show me a bouquet of rose/flowers that lasts an entire year without watering it and I’ll be a believer again. Love requires nurturing and care.
Let’s focus on the Greats that gave every bit of love they had to make a change in our life, through their entire lives:
SIGNED BY BUTTERFLY:
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.
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
After a long and awesome day and the beach with my girls, while strolling home we came across a cute little garden and what I found in there was magical. It ignited in me the passion I have for photography and I was excited and honored to be their photographer. Even though they had made no prior bookings. I agreed with them my fee would be priceless! Because simply being in His presence was enough!
So they agreed to the photo-shoot and gave me a tour in His Promise Land….Take a walk with me:) Take everyday to enjoy even a second of life…The beauty we can find in it is truly priceless. God is good and knows what we want, exactly when we need it. I needed this reminder of his promise to me, of his undying love for me, of his Grace towards me. —
(THEOS EIN AGAPE)—-BUTTERFLY
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”.
SIGNED BUTTERFLY –