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Detox Cleanse

Did you know medical experts recommend detoxing our bodies at least once a year?

Detoxification removes impurities toxins that accumulate in our bodies from our intestines, blood, liver, kidneys, our lymphatic system and our skin.

These toxins build up overtime from mainly the things we eat and drink such as refined sugars, saturated fat, alcohol, caffeine, salt and not to mention the chemicals used to grow and preserve our foods. Additional toxins are absorbed from environmental pollutions, makeup/cosmetics and household cleaning chemicals etc.

There are several detox programs and methods that are used and recommended however, the one I will emphasise for the purpose of our spiritual health series is fasting. 

The only type of fasting that I have personally practiced is juice fast, where I eliminate all solid foods and drink lots of water, unsweetened herbal laxative tea, and drink natural fruit/vegetable juices for a period of 7 days or more. 

Usually around the 2nd-3rd day is whe…

Alone in the Garden

And Jesus Said, let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these...........

Hymn: I come to the Garden Alone I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The Son of God discloses. Refrain And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known. He speaks, and the sound of His voice,
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing.........(listen to the beautiful children quintet below)

DeckerWatson Quintet
These precious voices.........God bless them and their ministry forever

Nutrition/Diet

Blessed Monday and rest of the week to you!!  Did you enjoy the weekend?  I did; had my Sons over on Sunday and it's usually fun hanging out with them.  I also tried a new natural hairstyle and it came out pretty good! if I can say so myself :-)

Continuing with our Spirit Health and awareness series, today we are going to explore nutrition and diet.

It's no secret that eating processed, salty, sugary, oily, too much meat and starchy foods on a regular basis leads to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, obesity and stroke.  Conversely, eating nutrient rich foods such as, nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits, beans promises to improve our immune system, provide more energy and clearer skin. 

Can I tell you that a few years ago I stopped eating meat and made a conscious effort of Eating Like God's original diet plan for man.  I did this for about 3 years. Can I testify that my skin glowed.....seriously! I got compliments all the time and people asking me how …

Greater Is Coming

This young lady Jekalyn Carr ministers though song with such anointing.  She commands your attention with her aura of respect for God and purpose in her ministry though song.

I declare greater is coming........through the shaking, the beating and the pressing........that's how my oil is produced for the Lord. 

Greater is Coming

PERSONAL Trainer

Greetings! I've been enjoying the Spiritual upliftment exercises. I desire to grow in my relationship with God and relationships with others, what about you?

Today I want to talk about the importance of having a Personal Trainer. We've probably heard the term before and have a general understanding of what a Personal Trainer does. 

Generally, a Personal Trainer  develops a fitness plan, motivates, challenges and teaches their clients to improve their fitness, strength and/or physique.  The fitness plan is uniquely tailored for each client's needs. 

Spiritual Fitness Plan

Training our spirits for Godliness/living right comes through several means:
The Spiritual sermons we hear/listen to that encourages us in Godly living. Romans 10:17(NET)- Consequently, Faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the preached word of Christ.
Reading the Bible and understanding Gods will for how we live. Psalms 119:105(NLT)- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light…

Weight Loss & Endurance Build

Have you ever tried to loose weight and succeeded?  I have; several years ago,  I went from 125lbs to 154lbs within the space of two years.  There was a great challenge testing of my faith taking place in my life during that time and I ate a lot.  

I knew I gained weight because I could NOT fit my size 6 clothes any more and I could see the changes in the mirror. I just didn't realize how much weight I gained until I decided to step on a scale one day in a store.  When I saw the number that appeared on the scale I was shocked!! I was determined to do something about it.

I bought the scale, started changing my eating habits and I joined a gym (I also obsessively weighed myself everyday two times a day, probably not good :-). 

Within the space of a year and a half I lost 20lbs.   I didn't go on any radical diets, I simply became more conscious about what and how much I ate and drank. I went to the gym about 2-3 evenings per week.  My weight loss was slow and steady.   I'm …

Warm Up

The previous post Spirit Health was the pre-intro to this exciting new series. 

Today's post is the official introduction and will outline some goals and officially begin our warm up exercise.

Psalms 51:10Create in me a clean heart Oh God and renew a right spirit within me.

As mentioned previously, our Spirit, which encompasses our thoughts, judgment, desires, emotions, motivations, imaginations, ambitions, mood, outlook on life is in need of targeted care and attention just like our physical bodies.  It is our spirit that directs our brain which commands our bodies to execute.  Once again, it is important to have a healthy spirit especially for those of us who desire to honor God and be good examples of Christ likeness.

The proper way to begin body exercise is to warm up with low impact aerobics and include stretching. The experts advise that warm up exercise along with stretching gradually builds the heart rate and gradually increases circulation in the muscles, tendons and liga…

Spirit Health

When we hear the word health we automatically think of our bodies.  We are taught that our bodies are the temple of the Lord 1Cor 6:19.  I believe our bodies are also a gift from God and we should take care of this gift by eating healthily, exercising, ensuring adequate sunlight, fresh air, rest, hydrate with adequate water etc.  

Doing these things for our bodies will not immune us from illnesses, however, Not doing these things will accelerate diseases and weaken our immune system to fight against infections. Neglecting to properly care for our bodies will also eventually affect various cognitive functions as well as our overall mood and temperament.

Just like our body, our Spirit, which encompasses our thoughts, judgment, desires, outlook on life, emotions, motivations, imaginations, ambitions, mood, is in need of targeted care and attention.  In fact, it is our spirit that directs our brain which commands our bodies to execute. It is important to have a healthy spirit especially…