Thursday, January 26, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

what's there to eat?

10 Foods That Boost Your Metabolism

I came across this list below on Facebook. It gives much more detail, but it's not a diet I could ever choose to follow. It's just not simple. I don't care for many of these foods. Preparing meals aisn't that simple. Eating isn't that simple. There are so many factors at play in the meal game. 

1. Hot peppers

2. Whole grains: oatmeal and brown rice

3. Broccoli

4. Soups

5. Coffee and green tea

6. Apples and pears

7. Spices

8. Citrus fruits

9. Foods high in calcium

10. Omega-3 fatty acids

Thursday, January 12, 2017

callie cat

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. 
Albert Schweitzer

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

rugged cross

Oh that rugged cross, My salvation. Where Your love poured out over me. Now my soul cries out, Hallelujah. Praise and honor unto Thee. 
Now my debt is paid. It is paid in full by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled. Now the curse of sin has no hold on me. Whom the Son sets free, Oh is free indeed. 
-Hillsong, Man of Sorrows

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


If You can hold the stars in place, You can hold my heart the same. Whenever I fall away. Whenever I start to break. So here I am, lifting up my heart. If You can calm the raging sea, You can calm the storm in me. You're never too far away. You never show up too late. So here I am, lifting up my heart, to the One who holds the stars. ✨ -Stars ✨

Monday, January 9, 2017

Sunday, January 8, 2017


Go to church to worship God, not men! Don't let the sins of men get in the way of fellowshipping with other believers!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


The most spectacular,indescribable, deep euphoric feeling for someone. 
Love is an incredibly powerful word. When you're in love, you always want to be together, and when you're not, you're thinking about being together because you need that person and without them your life is incomplete. 

This love is unconditional affection with no limits or conditions: completely loving someone. It's when you trust the other with your life and when you would do anything for each other. When you love someone you want nothing more than for them to be truly happy no matter what it takes because that's how much you care about them and because their needs come before your own. You hide nothing of yourself and can tell the other anything because you know they accept you just the way you are and vice versa. 

It's when they're the last thing you think about before you go to sleep and when they're the first thing you think of when you wake up, the feeling that warms your heart and leaves you overcome by a feeling of serenity. Love involves wanting to show your affection and/or devotion to each other. It's the smile on your face you get when you're thinking about them and miss them. 

Love can make you do anything and sacrifice for what will be better in the end. Love is intense,and passionate. Everything seems brighter, happier and more wonderful when you're in love. If you find it, don't let it go.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: 

That word is love. 


Monday, January 2, 2017

life:the train ride

THE TRAIN: At birth we boarded the train and met our parents, and we believe they will always travel by our side. As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant i.e. our siblings, friends, children, and even the love of your life. However, at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. Others will step down over time and leave a permanent vacuum. Some, however, will go so unnoticed that we don't realize they vacated their seats. This train ride will be full of joy, sorrow, fantasy, expectations, hellos, goodbyes, and farewells. Success consists of having a good relationship with all passengers requiring that we give the best of ourselves.

The mystery to everyone is: We do not know at which station we ourselves will step down. So, we must live in the best way, love, forgive, and offer the best of who we are. It is important to do this because when the time comes for us to step down and leave our seat empty we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who will continue to travel on the train of life.

I wish you all a joyful journey.

John McDonald