Scripture Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O Lord, throughout all generations.

Psalm 135:13

What scriptures are you pondering this Memorial Day weekend?

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Wellness Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Had a delicious dinner! We took lentils and mixed them with salsa, and then took Swiss chard with onions and mushrooms and steamed them in our pressure cooker to which I added liquid smoke to the water. When they were done, I added 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar.

Then we created the bowls, simply brown rice, the greens, and the lentils. I added lime juice and parsley.

No added fat, healthy, and scrumptious! According to Dr. Esselstyn, it’s the perfect meal. As usual, I couldn’t finish it, but not much was left, and I love leftovers!

I also got almost 4000 steps in today! Yay, me!

What healthy things are you doing for your body and/or mind and/or spirit today?

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Memories Monday, May 21, 2018

My best friend is so good to me. On occasion, she will call me up (she lives in California, I’m in Florida) and ask me to tell her a story about one of my kids. She knows that most people don’t want to hear about things like that, especially after a child dies. It’s too close to their own nightmare. And she doesn’t do it to placate me, she really enjoys me sharing it with her. So this is the story I shared with her last week.

Junior was my younger boy, and I knew he was going to be trouble. He was so cute, and learned very early how to worm his way out of things (and into your heart as well).

He was caught cutting class 6 times in one quarter and 9 times in another, playing at the neighborhood park with one of his 5 girlfriends (of whom he had all their phone numbers)….in kindergarten! This is his class picture. Can you just see the mischief in his little face?

Stories may be all I have at the moment, but it’s not over. A joyful reunion awaits my arrival.

What things are you reminiscing today?

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Scripture Sunday, May 20, 2018

Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall be thy rearward.

Isaiah 58:8

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, May 16, 2018

I had a whole wheat pita with half an avocado for breakfast.

Then hubby took me to lunch for my birthday (which was last Saturday). I didn’t want to go on my birthday. I don’t do crowded weekends very well.

I have to have Zephyrhills water…best water in the world! Not sold in the restaurant, so we bought it before we went.

Then we got what we usually get when we go there…one avocado roll, one sweet potato roll, with a bowl of miso soup. Gotta get that iodine in! All vegan and all delicious!

After lunch we went to the grocery store, where we bought some guac, bread, lemons, and low sodium tamari, and a few other items, and I proceeded to get in about 4000 steps! A good number for me.

We had baked potatoes with broccoli for dinner. All in all, a very good day!

What is something good you did for your body today?

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Scripture Sunday, May 13, 2018 Mother’s Day

Now they never had fought, yet they did not fear death; and they did think more upon the liberty of their fathers than they did upon their lives; yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.

Alma 56:47

Book of Mormon

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, May 9, 2018

For dinner tonight, we had what I like to call sushi bowls. It has all the fixings that go into vegan sushi, only in a bowl. I usually have sweet potatoes and avocado in them, but I can’t eat that much!

This bowl has brown basmati rice, romaine lettuce, tofu marinated in Trader Joe’s soyaki sauce, roasted peppers and onions with mushrooms, grated carrots and Persian cucumbers, with about a tablespoon of sweet chili sauce, also from Trader Joe’s.

I almost ate it all! The rest is going to be tomorrow’s lunch! One of my favorite go-to meals. Delish!

And I’m walking daily now. Some days I only get 2000 steps in, but I’m getting stronger and have actually had 4000 steps or better the last couple of days. Yay, me!

What are some of your healthy habits today?

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