Thursday, September 3, 2015

Guest-bloggin' over on ApostolicSportswear | Wearing an orange ASW skirt for #HungerAction Day!

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Featuring one of Apostolic SportsWear Skirts!
It is no secret.
I am a running-skirt kinda girl. My sweet friend Teresa was probably one of the forerunners of modest active skirt-makers and she has stayed true to her passion. A bit of her passion has spilled over to her ultra-creative daughter Hannah, who is maintaining the family business website Apostolic SportsWear.

Hannah asked me if I would write a little diddy about some of the physical benefits of exercise, aside from a smaller number on the scale or in the tag of your clothes.

Jump over to their blog and read about Perking you up with a fresh cup of...Exercise? Leave a little feedback and share on your favorite social media if you know someone who could use a little pick-me-up!

So do you want to know why I am wearing orange today? September is #HungerAction month which is an initiative to encourage folks to donate non-perishable goods to their local food banks. September 3rd is a day to wear orange signifying your action on hunger.

Did you know that 1 in 6 Americans struggle with hunger? As summer comes to a close, many food banks have run very low on their supplies due to increased needs while the children are out of school. Locally, the Pentecostals of Deland is hosting a food drive throughout the month of September to benefit local needs and contribute to The Neighborhood Center in Deland. Our church has 5 key missions in a Whole Life Challenge for the year 2015. Two of them are Feeding the Whole Man and Serving the Whole Community. I cannot think of a better way to actively contribute to these vital mission points. We welcome your donation of non-perishable food items during our service times:

Sunday 10am and 6pm
Wednesday 7:30pm (except the 3rd Wednesday when groups meet in homes)

If you are not in the Volusia County area, I encourage you to reach out to your local food banks and donate. They can always use your help!

As always, be well...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Tasha's Cucumber Salsa

Keeps perfectly for up to 1 week... you can put it on top of spring mix, in a pita, add cold quinoa or brown rice or just eat it as is...

Summer cucumber salsa:
5 Kirby cukes,
1 pkg of grape tomatoes (sliced in half)
1 red pepper-chopped
1 green pepper
2 fresh corn off the cob (raw)
1 red onion, 1 can of drained black beans
1 can of drained white beans (optional, could also use garbanzo beans)
1 handful of chopped cilantro
about 3-4 tbsp your favorite vinegar (white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar)
The juice of 1 lime
Sprinkle with sea salt...

Chop veggies in bite size pieces... Let sit for about an hour so it can mingle. Gets more yummy overnight.

-Much love,

Friday, March 6, 2015

Praying the Hedge of Protection

Praying the Hedge of Protection

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Recently, The Lord has been reminding me about some areas of vulnerability in life, kids, family and such. In times past, these concerns would become debilitating, wondering how to prevent calamity, or struggle. Somewhere along the line, someone (it may have been God himself) spoke in my heart about praying a hedge of protection around my family, my home, my husband. During these times of prayer, I could visualize The Lord creating this great protective hedge that brought safety and was guarded by angels on every corner. 

These hedges are Biblical. Job 1:10 says," Hast not thou made a hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land." The enemy knew that this hedge made Job untouchable. 

Here is an interesting thought though: is a hedge stronger than a wall? Or a fortress? The Bible says that "He is my refuge and my fortress" Psalms 91:2, but why is there an emphasis on a hedge? 

A hedge is alive and has to be cared for, maintained, pruned so it will thicken and protect. Prayer is that care and attention that keeps the hedge alive and strong. Shaken but not destroyed in a storm. 

Your prayer do matter, they are heard and do make an impact.

Blessings to you~