[HCH] Let's stay on the same bandwagon together!
Nov 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Hello lovely ladies,
I wish I could give each one of you a big hug. I think we could all use one right now. The year 2020 has been one of most eventful years! (I don't have adequate adjectives to describe it all. Ha! ha!)
It's important to stay connected with family and friends... but especially with our church family and Christian friends. We are to encourage each other in the Lord!
"Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching." Hebrews 10:25 kjv
My hope is to encourage you with my writing ministry. I seem to be struggling much this year with staying focused and blogging as consistently as in the past, but one thing I have NOT lost, is my commitment to reading my Bible and spending time with my Heavenly Father.
That is to be our top priority! Even on my most "unproductive" days.... let it not be said that I forgot to spend time with my Heavenly Father! Amen!?! Can we get on the same bandwagon together, and stay steadfast in our relationship building with this Great Heavenly Father of ours!
It's so important to keep our eyes on God -- and not the whirlwind waves and storms around us, lest we start sinking just like Peter did when he stepped out of the boat onto the stormy water.
Our prayers are much-needed for our country (more than ever), and no matter the outcome, it's most important (again) to keep our eyes on God. He's STILL on the throne. He's STILL in control. He's STILL the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Right now, I have a freebie printable available. It's not really Bible-related. It's simply on the topic of saying "Thank you" to others. I do believe at times can get so busy that we forget to thank others for the little things in life, which are indeed little gifts from God as well.
Here's the link if you're interested:
13 Ways to Say "Thank You" https://gumroad.com/l/ObAkm
My Friend, Keep Walking in FAITH,
Rhonda White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~ The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. I Corinthians 16:23 KJV
7 Tidbits from my journal: (Use these ideas for your journal or ministry)
"Isolation from God's family invites loneliess, depression, backsliding." - Rick Brooks (We are living in challenging times, but let's stay connected as much as possible!)
"Think of the victories we would achieve if we were meek enough to let Him guide us with His judgment." - Dr. John E. Zoller (*See Psalm 25:9)
"True worship is in the presence of the Almighty." Is "completely focused on GOD!" "Any worship that tries to evade the principle of holiness is false worship." "True worship never divides but brings worshippers together." - Dr. Rick Gravely
Discouragement and Fear... Satan uses these two tools to defeat Christians.
"Our spouses, children, family, and friends should know that we don't expect PERFECTION." - Molly Audiss
Joseph learned to forgive. (Some people "forgive" but won't quit talking about it.")
*QUESTION: What have you learned from a recent trial? [*In my journal: "Difficulties and Trials are an opportunity to Trust God.")
Bible Verse of the Week:
"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."
- Psalm 37:7 kjv
Bible reading schedule link for November:
Christian Planner Printable Pages:
My Greeting Card Shop: (Looking for a unique card? Shoot me an email with your ideas.)
My Zazzle Design Shop:
Believe God collection:
Today's Tidy Up Your Life Tips:
Declutter your 'vitamin bottles' stash!
The Best Foods to Eat to Avoid Needing Supplements
Supplements are a great way to boost the health when you are deficient in vitamins and minerals. However, they should never be used as a replacement for a healthy diet.
The vitamins and minerals found in food are in their natural form. Supplements, on the other hand, don’t tend to contain the same level of nutritious benefits as the real thing. So, it’s much better to get your daily dose through your diet where possible.
Here's some suggested foods to eat to avoid needing extra supplements.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A. They contain a lot of beta-carotene which converts to vitamin A once it is in the body. They are considered one of the healthiest types of vegetables you can eat, with even the skin being packed full of nutrients.
Adding sweet potatoes to your diet will help to boost your immune system, promote good gut health and enhance brain function.
I don't suggest eating a lot of dairy, but cheese, cream and yogurt are some good dairy foods if you're not overly sensitive with dairy allergies.
For those needing more calcium without dairy....
"The most healthful calcium sources are green leafy vegetables and legumes, or "greens and beans" for short. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collards, kale, mustard greens, Swiss chard, and other greens are loaded with highly absorbable calcium and a host of other healthful nutrients." *Resource: https://www.pcrm.org/
Bananas are a healthy snack choice, and they come packed full of vitamin B6. Just a couple of medium bananas contain 44% of the daily recommended dose of this vitamin. They are also an excellent source of fiber and potassium. (Note: Don't over do it with bananas; they do have higher sugar content.)
Other foods that are great for vitamin B6 include turkey and pistachio nuts.
When it comes to getting enough vitamin C, oranges are the go-to fruit. Did you know just one large orange contains all of your daily vitamin C? Not only that, but they also contain good levels of vitamin B1, potassium and folate.
You’ll find oranges can be a great weight-loss tool for replacing a sweet tooth craving. In a medium orange, there are around 62 calories. They also contain a lot of water and fiber, helping to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
It can be really hard to get enough vitamin D into the body if you don’t spend a lot of time outdoors. As you know, most of our vitamin D levels come from the sun’s rays. However, there are a few foods that contain a good amount of vitamin D.
Portabello mushrooms are grown using additional lighting. According to some sources, this can boost their vitamin D content by as much as 3000%. So, if you want to keep those levels topped up, add portabello mushrooms to your diet.
Finally, sunflower seeds are an excellent source of vitamin E. Just a small handful contains half of your daily recommended requirements. They also contain selenium and magnesium, known to help reduce inflammation within the body.
So, there you have it – some of the best foods you can eat to avoid needing extra supplements. The key is to make sure you’re following a balanced diet, packed full of fruits and vegetables.