Saturday, September 28, 2013

Great Start Morning Smoothie

Today is day six of making these morning smoothies and I've gotten into a little routine where that is one of the first things I do in the morning to get me started. After drinking one of these, I honestly feel great! My energy is up, I stay full longer, and I am super productive. Plus it's really good for you. Let's dive into what's in it.

This is an Instagram video making the smoothie, that I created earlier this week.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Farewell Summer 2013

This summer was one of THE best summers EVER. Well at least in NY that is. See for yourself.

The HEAT WON!!! Again of course. 

Did Mommy and Me Yog

Went to Jamaica with my Best friend.

Had a picnic with some co-workers on the lawn listening to Classical Music.

Went Rock Climbing

Enjoyed Free Kayaking

Turned 27. 

Middle School Reunion in Jamaica

Went to B's concert

Enjoyed a free gospel concert in Central Park.

Oh....I cut my hair off...just the sides tho :-/

Went to the Beach, yes in NY with my awesome co-worker Christie.

Did a little golfing....kinda sorta

Rode a camel at the Bronx Zoo! So fracking awesome!

Did I tell you I was FIERCE on my 27th Birthday!

Did a cooking class.

Our Resort in Jamaica.

My beautiful friend and her husband in Jamaica.

Went to Haiti with the familia. 

Enjoying some coconut with one of my many cousins in Haiti. 

So yea, I had quite a summer and you know what? I wouldn't trade it for the world. 


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Church Notes: It's All About the Give #noitsnotitsallaboutthetake

"Giving horrific to Jesus and taking everything good from Him" -Pastor Carl Lentz

God has been and is so good to me, that it would be selfish of me not to share His word. So for my benefit and hopefully yours, I will begin a new series on the blog called "Church Notes"; where I will share my church notes from any and all services that I attend during the week. Today's blog is from Tuesday's night EBS (Exchange Bible Study). There were two messages spoke that night and both were awesome. However, today's post will be about "It's all about the give #hashtag no it's not, it's all about the take". This message was randomly brought to us from our Pastor Carl Lentz who just finished co-officiating a wedding. I hope you receive a word from this message as I did.

First of all, I was on the fence about going, but of course we know that in this life nothing is a coincidence. So after picking up my batter from the 14th Street Sprint store, I headed up to 22nd St and 4 ave where Tuesday's night service was to be held. Honestly, my body was in service, but not my mind or my spirit. I sang the songs, I closed my eyes for prayer and I took notes from the first word. There were so many questions going on in my head: "Should I stay with my job?", "Is D the right one?", "Should I move back to Miami?". I mean my thoughts were shooting a mile a minute. Then Pastor Carl came up and was like, "we're going to take a 5 minute break, then I will preach and take some questions." Nothing in me wanted to leave, I just needed to be around God's presence and anything that would take me there I was going to stay. So 5 minutes later Pastor Carl begin the preach and God was clearly speaking through him to me. Every single question I had was answered, giving me hope and assurance that He has heard my prayers. See for yourself what Pastor meant about "it's really all about the take".

Saturday, September 7, 2013

When Fear Cripples your Faith

When Fear Cripples your Faith 

Choked up in your lungs
Trying to catch your next breath
Held tight in your heart unrelenting of blood
Gazing into space because
Your pupils blacked out
Decisions, choices, worry
Creeps into your space
Like a thief in the night
Stealing your sanity
That is being held by a piece of thread
Ripped from the shirt off your back
You’re held hostage
To the unknown of the next minute
Trying to exert a simple breath from
Your chest capacity
Yet held in the known
The comfortable
The contentment
When Fear cripples your Faith
It arrest your dreams, hopes, & possibilities
It attempts to fade away the Blessed, Redeemed, and Delivered
It shades and fogs and mystifies perception
It tackles the grace of God, the unmerited favor
That God has over your life
When Fear tries to cripple your Faith
Risk the known fear for the unknown of Faith….. 
-Divine Beauty