One week in

Vegan Living
Today (7/30/2017) is officially my family's 1 week Vegan anniversary. To celebrate, I am cooking sweet potatoes, beans and rice and cornbread.  And a cake! All Vegan of course. I may mess around and try to do a mac and cheese, but I don't know if I'm ready to tackle that. LOL I kept a food diary all week. Also I have lost weight! Yes in 1 week!!! Who's excited! This girl. I feel better. I have more energy and everything. Now, I must be fully transparent. Although all of my lunch and dinner meals have consisted of Vegan ingredients and recipes. My breakfast has been coffee with cream and sugar and a bagel with Brie or cream cheese. HELP!!! I am working to find a tasty alternative.    
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There is more to this than meets the eye…

Grace, Uncategorized
So, if you've been following my blog, you know that I don't normally post more than once per week. But I had to update you guys on what's going on. I am a baby Vegan. Yes! My family and I, spearheaded by my husband Frank, have transitioned to Vegans this past Sunday. Just like that? you ask. Yes, just like that. We made a decision. And everything in life comes down to decisions. You just have to make it and commit to it. This decision comes with many pros, one of which, is the delightful dishes that I have been cooking. Yum!! I have explored new beans, grains and vegetables that I've never eaten before. My oldest daughter said this was the most Veggies she has had in one week.…
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Take the Mask off! I did.

faith, Identity in Christ
As I sit here reflecting over my life, I am thankful to be alive and in my right mind. I was in such a dark place many times in my life. I had such a veil over my eyes. So much confusion. There were things that happened to me when I was younger that threw me in a tailspin and my life took off in crazy directions. How many can relate? The Lord has been dealing with me about my testimony and being transparent. He wants me to share and help others. It is difficult to be completely open. It's a vulnerable place. The court of public opinion is rough. I think about my family. The ones who don't know it all. I think of my church members. Yes, everyone…
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Silent Tears…

faith, trust god, Uncategorized
Today I woke with tears in my eyes. Silent tears--There was no sound. No cry escaped my lips, yet the tears flowed freely. I miss my mom, more than anyone could possibly know. Internal pain and hurt. Sometimes pain can be so great that a sound won't come through. It can be so great that you are in the room but not present. You have a smile that doesn't reach your eyes. You search for an escape. Somewhere to run from "Are you ok?" and "What's wrong?" You hear it, you want to answer, but knowing as soon as you start, your chest will heave and your shoulders will go slack and it will be over. All the silence is now so loud, it's yelling at you like a bullhorn.…
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It's Enough!

faith, Grace, Identity in Christ
  2 Corinthians 12:9 AMP “but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My loving kindness and My mercy are more than enough--always available--regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me.” As Believers, sometimes we feel that we are not enough, or aren't doing enough. Don't let us mess up, this leads to feelings of unworthiness. I've felt this way before and I thank God for helping me to see who I am and His love for me. We won't always get it right. If you are…
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The "C" Word

trust god, Uncategorized
What word comes to mind for you? In my life right now, the word, Cancer comes to mind. It's what I have been dealing with since I received the call in December of 2016 confirming my diagnosis after mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies. Cancer sucks, by the way. A double mastectomy with lymph node axillary dissection followed in January of 2017. Stage 3 Metastatic Breast Cancer was the official diagnosis when it was all said and done. Another C word that accurately describes my feelings after receiving the news was, confused.  I was unable to think clearly. Quite bewildered. How could I have cancer? Why do I have cancer? So many questions came to my mind. Things were going so well for me in my personal and professional life. I had school…
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