Miraculous health benefits of honey and cinnamon

November 18, 2014

I have experienced some of these suggested benefits . . .

Just Bliss

The benefits of honey and the magic mixture of honey and cinnamon is known for hundreds of years for their miraculous curing power. Many people know about the health benefits of honey but very few know about the health benefits of honey and cinnamon combined. If we look back into the history we can see both these items used by different countries and cultures across the world for different medicinal purposes. Almost all the ancient cultures are aware about the benefits of honey on skin and benefits of honey on hair. Also healing benefits of honey and lemon has been recorded in ancient texts and even in many holy books like Bible, Quran. The   benefits of honey in weight loss, benefits of honey with hot water, beauty benefits of honey, benefits of honey and apple cider vinegar, benefits of honey for diabetics, arthritis etc.

Listed below are some of the well known…

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August 27, 2014

being


Virtual Unreality

May 20, 2014

Cyberspace being defined as virtual reality suggests it has authenticity . . . has life . . . is a viable alternative means to connect with people, places, and things we need in order to exist. It is none of these things. It is merely a useful tool and plaything which has its place.

When I need the sun shining in my face, no jpeg image can take its place.

freedom


Six Word Friday

July 19, 2013

Gentleness of loving friends is HEALING

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RIP Roger Ebert – A Life Lived For Others

April 5, 2013

To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.  Roger Ebert


January 13, 2013

This sounds sooooo good!

Fresh Eating

Katie:  After realizing how many artificial ingredients and how much sugar (8 grams per serving!) were in the low-fat salad dressing I’d been using, I decided to make my own dressing.  I used this recipe from Cooking Light, which was super quick to make.  I ended up with a delicious and healthier dressing that tastes great, especially with spinach.  Since it was so easy to make, I think I’ll definitely experiment with other homemade dressing in the future!

Strawberry Salad Dressing  (from Cooking Light)

  • 2 cups whole strawberries
  • 1/3 cup champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Blend everything in a blender or food processor.  It’s that simple!

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Giving Thanks – Two Days Early! A Praise Report!!!

November 20, 2012

Okay, I was going to save this for Thanksgiving, but like many of you, I will be cooking Thursday morning, and picking up last-minute things tomorrow and doing prep work, so here’s a praise report I’d love to share with all of you so that you may give thanks with me!

Many of you know I’m having procedures done to restore sight to my right eye, and to control an eye disease which causes improper blood flow and ruptures which can cause serious reductions in sight, pain, and obvious challenges in performing everyday tasks in the manner I’ve always done.  It is not entirely curable at this time, but there are treatments which can in some cases restore some lost sight and enable a return to “normal” life.  I’ve had mixed results and for months there’s been no measurable improvement and I’ve suffered from pain and poor vision.

On November 11th, as I went up to communion, one of my priests put his hand on my head and eyes and prayed for my healing.  Many people have been praying for me for some time including many of you though you may not have been aware of my situation aside from my provision challenge.  The eye disease has made seeking provision all the more difficult.   I’ve been battling this disease for over four years now.

By later that afternoon, November 11, I realized “wow, my pain’s gone.  Come to think of it, it hasn’t hurt since I left church.  Not a bit of pain.”  This past week, I began to notice that my brand new prescription reading glasses were not working as they had just a couple of weeks ago.  My reaction was “oh, no.  It’s getting worse.”  I admit, a tiny voice inside me said “next time I see my eye doctor, I need my prescription checked.  I need to know if  . . . ” but I didn’t pay it much mind.  Suddenly, early last week, I realized a very surprising thing.  I’d been, off and on, mistakenly wearing a pair of old over-the-counter readers which were a very low “strength” and could see better with them.

I hate to admit it, but the pieces of the puzzle still hadn’t come together until I went to church Sunday.  As I held our hymnal in my hands I realized that I could see the words and notes better with no glasses on then I had with any corrective eye wear in a long time.  As I went to communion, a stirring in my soul happened as Fr Chris approached me with communion, I detected a hesitation in him but he didn’t stop to pray for me this time.

I found out later that he’s silently seeked the Lord’s guidance about prayer for healing and the Lord said “I’ve done what I have done.”  Friends, healing comes in all sorts of ways.  Sometimes in an instant and sometime in a way entirely different from what we asked, and at other times gradually.  This week I have realized my sight, still far from perfect, is dramatically better than it’s been in a very long time!

I don’t know what the Lord’s ultimate plan is in the big picture, but I have no pain after weeks of steady pain in my diseased right eye and my vision is for certain stronger.  My left eye is “legally blind” since birth, so I have wrestled with a lot of fear on this for some time now.  In the last few days now I find I keep picking things up to read them because I can!  I’ve been a “bookworm” my entire life, but in the last 4 years I’ve had to try not to be since it was so difficult.  This week, it’s hard to focus on practical things because I can see better, folks!  I truly can!  I’ve been concerned about my ability to work and earn a living and not simply due to the economy, but due to my sight. I am not afraid.  As I close, I want to share with you a scripture passage which the Lord placed on my heart 8 years ago in a time of challenge and which He has placed in my path steadily since that time.  Please rejoice with me, continue to pray for this weak and flawed human who loves her Lord so much, and believe!

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Which To Choose?

October 25, 2012

Like most of you, my life is full of challenges.  Perhaps you also live with family members who choose to see everything as dark and angry?  Take heart, you do not have to follow suit.  There is another option and it will bless you!

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.   -Swedish proverb –


Sushi’s NOT Disgusting – The Truth About Habits

September 21, 2012

I was driving home from lunch with Mom a few minutes ago.  As we pulled up to the traffic light and intersection the light turned red.  I stopped.  Mom grew quickly angry and complained about the light (assume language used) and followed that with “I hate this place.”  I can’t think of anywhere in my adult life which hasn’t found her “hating” it, but when she moved to the next place, suddenly the last was a dream come true.  It annoys me partly because she lives in my home and I love it here.  As to traffic lights I have come to love the “extra” time to sip my water, say a quick prayer, adjust the radio, check email . . . if I’m running late, it’s my own fault, right?  Can’t blame the light.  So, Mom’s bad reaction added to the “why does she always complain.”  Now, the rest of the story . . . .

It is true, MOm does complain a lot.  It is a habit that she’s had long as I can remember.  She is so quick to say “I hate this rotten place” that if the sun shines too bright or the sky is too blue, it’ll prompt that phrase to be spoken.  Habits.  The bad news?  Habits are hard to break.  But, there is good news!  Habits are hard to break!!!  Does this surprise you?  Both statements are true.  I promise.

You see, those habits become instinctive and reflex/response to any stimuli whether remotely appropriate or not.  BUT they can be broken if we are stubborn and willing.  Stubborn minds got us into the bad habit, why can’t it make us break the old bad habits and instill new ones?  Okay, confession time.

I used to hate red lights.  I’d waste gas driving the long way to avoid them.  At some point I had little money (like now) and so gambled that I’d hit a few green lights and thus maybe the short way could work?  I am by nature an early bird, so the timing wasn’t critical.  I trained myself to use my quiet time in the car for prayer, breathing exercises, listening to MY MUSIC and the like.  It made me like red lights and like driving (which I’d hated) and during times of concern praying while driving is HUGELY comforting.  During times of elation, praying while driving is ALSO hugely comforting.  Win win, win!

The rest of the story.  Mom’s quick “I hate this place” about everywhere is a habit and this one comes so quickly I’m not sure she even knows where she is when she declares it.  But, as I sat at the light, I was thinking of lunch.  I had gone to a buffet place which she likes.  I’m gotten away from a diet of nothing but fried, salty, fat filled, and starchie foods which I used to load up on even though I felt sick later and gained weight . . . I “loved” them.  I’ve come to eat a diet filled with fruit, veggies, sushi, water . . . don’t care for meat much . . . I’m healthier, lost weight, and it looks and tastes really good.  Oh, but the rest of the story?  Most of that stuff . . . my new diet?  It is all stuff I always turned up my nose on.  Yuck, I don’t like veggies.  I hate fruit.  Suchi?  Icky . . . raw fish?  Just thinking about it made me . . . you know.  At some point, my God Daughter, whom I can deny nothing, stuck a piece of sushi on my plate and in a comando voice told me to eat it.  She sternly glared and said “all sushi is NOT raw fish.  Hardly any is raw fish.”  I ate it.  I then stole another off her plate.  I then began to gingerly taste fruit and veggies.  Do you know how amazing they are?  Yum.  How is it that I didn’t know this?  Oh, and when did Alice become the adult and me the foolish child?  (She was born AMAZING) LOL

Know what?  When I eat hamburgers, deep-fried food, etc., now?  I don’t like it much.  Sometimes not at all.  Spinach?  Yum!  I eat a lot and I look better all the time.  Good habits are as hard to break as bad ones.  Try it!

 


Belonging

August 20, 2012

 

I was sitting in the waiting room at the doctor’s office while Mom had her checkup.  Christian music was softly playing in the background.  On the table next to me was the usual magazines . . . fashion, sports, cars, movie stars . . . there was also a Bible and some other small devotionals.

As I drove home after, I tuned into my favorite radio station, a Christian radio station, and discovered while dialing the number that there were several local ones from which to choose.  I am also amazed at how many Christian television stations we have . . .

I stopped at the drug store for a prescription, was greeted with “welcome” as I walked in and “have a blessed day” as I walked out.

At the grocery, I was asked “have you found a job yet?  I’m praying for you” by the bakery clerk, and at the deli counter, the smiling clerk who was standing nearby said “He has a plan!”

I neared my driveway and thought of how much traffic there was in the area on Sunday mornings, and about how it’s hot and humid and for certain summer time . . . but attendance at my church is growing, and the other churches I pass along the way have crowded lots as well.  Even in summer, all the area churches offer several services each Sunday morning, and meetings of various sorts throughout the week.  They’re not cancelled during summer . . . and people come, eager to be there.

I could find fault if I chose to, but when you look to the Light you find light . . . are you wondering what all this means?  It means I feel blessed, encouraged, eager to share my love of and for the Lord with any I meet . . . I also feel such a delightful sense of belonging!  Life isn’t perfect, nor will it ever be this side of eternity, but if you are not finding the community you hunger for, I encourage you to pray for new eyes and a new focus.  The Lord will lead you in the direction you belong in. 

 

 


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