Faith

How Surprisingly Quick It Can Change! ~Today’s Bread.

Isn’t it so nice knowing that Papa is with us every step of the way, even though it feels like we’re all alone?  This gives us reassurance and hope, doesn’t it?  It gives us that little extra push to stay strong, focused and drawn to the light.  The darkest times of our lives really are only temporary, so we have to remain on the ride that will eventually bring us joy and fulfillment.

Look at it this way…Our lives are like light bulbs turning on and off.  Sometimes we feel bright and shiny and other times, well…not so much.  When we apply grace in each and every one of our “moves”/decisions it helps us to remain calm and patient.  Papa always shows himself at just the right time.  Miracles happen.  And, He really does answer prayers.  It is our job to JUST KEEP THE FAITH.  Period.

It wasn’t until my late twenties, early thirties, that I really began “tuning in” and paying attention to God’s miracles, big and small and all those in between.  There is constant communication going on between the Big Guy and us if we choose to take the time to analyze our experiences and situations that we go through and then take the time to analyze which ones bring upon joy and happiness versus…:(.

One thing is for sure, and, through my readings and watching YouTube videos, is that when we begin talking about a certain something or someone and when a smile naturally happens and we feel awakened, then, we ought to nurture that thought or someone.  This or these gives us a focal point, sorta speak, to help us through our darkest times.

It would be a shame to do the latter…to exert our energies towards things or people that deplete us, that are out of our control and that don’t awaken our truest, most authentic selves.

I love you.  Our dark times are real and, are not going away, but, they are only temporary.  Papa is there to turn on our light.

~Lisa

Remember:  There’s a bright side to EVERY situation!  Stay there!

Esther 8:11 – 17     For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.

Our surprising God often shows His presence when we least expect Him.

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Faith

Good Grief! At Least It’s Only Temporary ~Our Bread

You know, life can be so confusing and leave you constantly trying to figure out things because we feel so strongly about something or for someone.  And, we just don’t get the answers fast enough, making us feel impatient, anxious, uneasy, conflicted.  But, when we do this, what we aren’t doing is practicing patience, self-fulfillment and contentment.  Does this make any sense whatsoever?  That leaves us with the big fat obvious answer, NO.  But, we do it anyway. 

Thank goodness and good grief!  Our moments of grief (and, anything negative for that matter) is only temporary IF we practice a little self control and live peacefully on our “canoe ride” in the middle of the “ocean”…hold on tight when it gets a little rough, kick back, relax and smile when there is stillness.  Maybe we want to get “there” faster, but, isn’t the wind on our feet, the sun peeking through the clouds amongst nature’s music pure bliss?

Sounds kinda poetic, right?  😛

I think the key is to put out the right vibrations that will then travel through space and bring back to you similar vibrations.  Depending on what are you “asking” (lit or darkened energy), will determine what is received in return.  When we take the time to truly focus in on this simple, yet powerful fact, we are gaining strength since we’ll then stay more conscientious on our word choice, prayer time and personal behaviors…putting our energy towards what we would like to personally manifest.  We can thank Jesus, and so many more for leaving a beautiful, loving legacy behind that we count on regularly to help us through as we “travel” along our own personal journeys.

So, thankfully, and, with the utmost appreciation and love towards those beautiful souls still floating and blessing us each and every day, we know that our grievances that we experience are temporary.  Love and beauty do surround us.  We just have to stop and smell the roses.

Let me leave you with this:

All the best,

Lisa

“Dear Lord, we long to be in Your presence, especially when we face pain and sorrow.  Yet You have not left us on our own.  The Holy Spirit lives within us – and gives us joy.”

John 16:16 – 22     You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.

Food, Organic

These are Delicious! Peanut Butter-Oat Energy Balls

And, they’re so simpleJust my style!  (most of the time ;P)  Yours?

  • 3/4 cup chopped Medjool dates (we get an organic bulk bag at B.J’s)
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats (Walmart and Publix are affordable)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • Chia seeds for garnish (we leave these out…probably should include ’em!)

-Soak dates in a small bowl of hot water for 5 to 10 minutes.  Drain.

-Combine the soaked dates, oats and peanut butter in a food processor and process until   very finely chopped.  Roll into 12 balls.  Garnish with chia seeds, if desired.  Refrigerate   for at least 15 minutes and up to 1 week.

To make ahead: Refrigerate airtight for up to 1 week.

Hope you find they’re worth your time making.  You just may repeat often.  😉

xo,

Lisa

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/258084/peanut-butter-oat-energy-balls/print/