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Transparent Moment

It’s midnight and I have some old school gangsta rap playing in the background.  I am drinking a Chicory Iced Coffee and I just finished packing up the rest of “his” stuff.  And all my Christian sisters are wondering if I lost my mind.  And I would have to say no.  I think I’m finally getting it back.

This is something we have struggled with in our marriage for a couple of years-to stay or to go.  But the time came where I realized I am worth more than drunken put downs of others and myself, drunken weekends with broken promises, drunken lame attempts at sex (and that was the only attempt), the emotional abuse of me, our son, my daughters and just living in misery.  I was and am tired of that.  I deserve better.

I tried.  I listened to everyone telling me I can’t divorce because it is not “Christian”.  He’s “JUST” an alcoholic and he can fix it.  “Have you ever lived with an alcoholic?” I would think.  That word “Just” would drive a stake through my heart.  It would anger me because I would think “how dare you minimize my hurts”.  Countless times I heard “You promised for better or for worse, Myra.   You need to stay and help him.”

So I stayed.  For two years I stayed.  For two years I attended 90% of school functions for our son alone.  For two years I slept on the couch because the thought of being with him sickened me.  For two years, I grew to despise the man who was and still is THE love of my life.  For two years I dealt with late night fights.  For two years, I lived with a man who according to him and his words and his actions I was not good enough for.  There it is.  For two years, I was made to feel unworthy.  I was made to feel inferior.  For two years, I. Got. Beat. Down.

But there came a day when I broke.  I snapped.  You know like the TV show except I didn’t murder anyone.  I remember the day like it was yesterday.  I was bloated from a missed period.  My blood sugar was not leveling off.  I had gained 5 of the 15 lbs I just lost back.  My hair was falling out.  My inner sugar addict was eating everything in sight.  Nothing could make me happy.  I became a critical, bitter, angry person.  The very thing I despise in others.

My husband could probably do everything right that day and maybe he did but I remembered the conversations from the weeks prior.  I remember the drunken weekend we were in and the all the ones prior.  I remember the broken promises to me and our son.  I remember the ruined family holidays and vacations.    I remember walking on egg shells thinking “has he had that one beer that sets him over the edge”.

Then one day he was putting down the home I had just cleaned and my children who live in it.  I remember thinking “this is effin bullshit”; “I am better than this”; “God did not design marriage like THIS”; “Did He?”  So I sought some great counsel and read my Bible.   After 30 minutes of soul searching; after 30 minutes of agonizing over how to respond, I calmly and politely told him I can’t do THIS anymore.  I did not cry.  I did not ask him to change AGAIN.  I did not do anything but tell him he needed to find a place to live away from me.

It wasn’t a pleasant conversation.  It was a very hard one especially when trying to talk to someone who is intoxicated.   I had the same conversation with him many years ago when I left him for the same reason.  My heart was broken, shredded by one simple thing: the alcohol.

What made me snap?  I couldn’t tell you.  All he asked me that day was “What do you want to do for dinner tonight?  Do you want me to take you somewhere?” and it was right after I had finished cleaning the entire home. By myself. He just pointed out everything I did not get done:  the windows were dirty, there was clothes on the bathroom floor, and laundry was piled up. Our house was too small.  We didn’t drive the right cars.  It was a blatant attitude of ungratefulness.  I love my home and my Suburban but I have never liked ungrateful people and my husband was one.

I had cleaned out the fridge (like scrubbed it down), mopped the floors, vacuumed, scrubbed the kitchen down, cleaned our bathroom and our room (which I was on a 30 day strike of cleaning to prove a point that didn’t get through),  everything was put away except my son’s clothes on the bathroom floor because he literally just stepped out of the shower and I was working on laundry.  What had he done?  He was “studying” for his Bible class while drinking 2 beers in our home office.  So, when he asked the only thing he spoke to me that day I snapped like a twig.

When I read my bible that day I automatically opened it up to Psalm 139:14:  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful.  I know that full well 

What I read that day is that I am worthy of something better than the circumstances I was living.  God made me to live a life full of love and joy.  I also found many promises from God and none of them said “You deserve this, Myra”.  Yes, we have a 16 year old beautiful son together.  He is my world as are my two beautiful daughters and my gorgeous grandbaby.  But at the end of the day, I have to listen to the sound advice of a dear sweet, wise woman from our hometown.  It is better to come from a broken home than to live in it.   As a child of divorce and a broken home, I can honestly say that is a very true statement.  I know my wounds and my scars; some still haven’t healed.  I don’t want that for my children.  I am better than that. They deserve better than that.

My husband alone did not tear this marriage apart.  I made my mistakes.  At the end of the day, we both quit trying.  Quit trying to make each other a priority.  Quit trying to lift each other up.  Quit trying to remember why we love each other.  Quit trying to support each other’s goals, dreams and ambitions.  Quit trying to be nice and kind to one another.  We just quit on each other.  Everything was a sarcastic remark or a little quip.  There were many words mumbled under our breath.  And that’s when the separation truly began.  He went his way and I went mine.  We had an occasional Friday night dinner date but those stopped.  We hugged and kissed but they were cold and unfeeling moments.

There were many ways to fix it.  But between my anger at his actions and his need for alcohol it just simply could not be fixed.  So, here I am.  Doing me.

Now, I can get healthy again. Walking daily, eating right with the support of those who love me.

Now I don’t have to play the role of a good Christian wife while being treated like a doormat and living a life of hypocrisy

Now I can listen to gangsta rap, country or whatever without judgement.

Now I can binge on Netflix and Hulu without hearing how horrible I am.

Now I can sleep in my bed again without the smell of liquor and beer.

Now I have peace in my home once again.

Do I miss my husband?  I have to be honest and say no.  The man I fell in love with is gone.  His mistress, the bottle, now has him and I no longer have the will to fight her.  I am a child of God; princess of the King of kings and LORD of lords.  I deserve better!

If you are living in this same cycle of emotional abuse-you deserve better.  Girl, straighten your crown and live your life worthy of what God called you to do and to be; he does not want you suffering like you are.  It took me two years too many to figure that out.

So, here is the start to the next chapter in story He has written for me.

God bless and goodnight!

Myra 🙂

 

 

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How to Pick Up Your Crown Step 2

1 Corinthians 10.31

In the blog, Pick Up Your Crown, Girl I discussed 10 steps to gaining confidence.  I also folowed up with Step 1 in the blog How to Pick Up Your Crown Step 1.  In this blog I explain the most important step of picking up your crown and owning it- coming to know God through a personal relationship with our LORD and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Another very important step in being able to pick up your crown is to Give the Glory to God ALWAYS and to honor Him ALWAYS!

Let’s face it it’s easy to love God and praise Him when things are going right but when things are falling apart it’s hard to say “thank you, LORD”.  I know, I’ve been there and done that.  I tithed when things were great and didn’t when they were bad.  I prayed when things were good and didn’t when they were bad.  When everything in my life fell apart, I blamed Him instead of praising him through the storm.

giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, ~Ephesians 5:20

The Bible does NOT say give thanks to God when things are good.  It says FOR EVERYTHING (good or bad).  This is very hard to do.  When I was learning this lesson I was living in a hotel because I had lost my job, got evicted from my home, and I had 3 children to raise and feed.  ALL BY MYSELF!   This was during a period in time when finding a job was next to impossible.  The economy had taken a downward spiral and jobs were scarce.

So that weekly hotel you pass on the highway and think who stays there weekly?  Well, me and my children did.  The PTA mom, the soccer mom, the baseball mom, the Jr. Leaguer with her hair done just right and dressed just like you -she stayed there. This is why I never judge a book by its cover-I’ve been that book misjudged many times.  I know what is happening on the outside is not a true representation of what is happening on the inside.

I look back on what seemed to be a very dark moment in my life and I am reminded of how great God really is because as I look back on that moment I am reminded of a  what was born from me being there in that moment of time.  A sweet friend of mine came to visit me at my worst at that hotel and as I was crying about my circumstance and complaining about my life, she saw a need I could not see.  All I saw around me was MY situation.

Out of my darkest moment a very good ministry was founded for the children who lived there.  Kids playing soccer next to a highway.  Kids running around without solid parental guidance.  Teens having sex in the hallways and rooms of a hotel because of the lifestyle they were raised in. They finally had a voice through my sweet friend and her Life Group from church.

Funds were raised and kids who didn’t know what a Christmas tree was like or the joy of decorating for Christmas suddenly found that joy. Children and parents were mentored on a life with Jesus and still are because I weathered a storm.  Because although I reached my lowest moment in my life; there were families reaching one of the highest moments in their lives-coming to know the LORD.  Only God could make that happen.  But if I had not lived in that place for that season of my life, it never would have happened.  My life made that happen.  That, my friends, is very empowering to know my life impacted others in that way.

I could tell you countless stories of weathering the storm, we all have them.  Some of us have more than others.  But the biggest lesson I learned through all my trials was that God DOES have a plan for me.  He does have a hope and a future for me.  I just have to listen to my Heavenly Father and see the beauty being created even when my life is a hot mess for that hot minute.  That, my sweet friends,  was so empowering to me.

My life is very blessed now but I have a past.  I had shame from bad relationships and poor choices in men.  I had guilt from bad choices that led to sexual promiscuity and poor financial management.   I had loneliness from low self esteem.  Sound familiar?  Good news is that it will get better.  You see one day I found out I have Jesus and my whole life changed. My Jesus is my friend and he held my hand when I thought no one else in the world was there.He led me to Central Texas.  He brought me to my beautiful life in my beautiful home with my amazing husband, my three beautiful children and friends who are now family.

It wasn’t easy and it has taken a lot of healing and a lot of forgiveness of others and myself.  It took me realizing that no matter  what God has a plan and no matter what He deserves the glory for all my hurts, all my pains, and all my success.  Without the trials and tribulations I would not be who I am today.  I would not know a life with God.  I would not be a mother who prays for her children not to know the experiences I endured in my life.  I would not be a wife who submits to her husband and prays for him daily.  I would be a lost soul walking on this earth filled with pain, filled with misery, and void of the love and laughter that my family and friends today bring me.

It’s not easy to always give the glory to God.  Sometimes we forget.  We are human, it happens.  But I have prayed for God to convict me when I fail to praise him even during the bad times and He does.

My challenge to you today is simple:  Find your hope and your future even when you are in the storm.  See the beauty in your hot mess moments.  We all have them.  Turn the negative into a positive.  Know that no matter where you are in life at this moment that God, and ONLY God brought you to where you are today. GIVE HIM THE GLORY FOR IT ALL!  But most importantly, know that even when we are a hot mess in those hot minute moments we still deserve to pick up our crowns and a know that even when we feel no one else is there our Heavenly Father is because we are the daughters of the King of Kings and LORD of Lords.

And that my sweet friends, makes all of us blessed women!

God Bless,

Myra

A Blessed Woman in TX

 

 

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How to Pick Up Your Crown Step 1

Revelation 3.20

In the blog, Pick Up Your Crown, Girl I discussed 10 steps to gaining confidence.  So step 1 to pick up your crown and owning it, is to come to know the Lord through a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I know that at this point you are probably thinking oh great another preaching on getting closer to God and I will tell you, YES!  You are probably also thinking, I’m a bad person.  God doesn’t want people like me.  God only wants “good” people.  Wrong!  I tell everyone, especially my kids, there was only ONE perfect person on this earth and his name is Jesus Christ born of the Virgin Mary.  Who is your mother and What is your name?

My mother is Benita Medina and I am Myra Medina. I am not perfect!   When I first came to know God I was in this position:  Single mom, 3 kids, 3 different dads, raised Catholic praying to Saints and Mary, obviously with 3 children I had fallen from grace many times and had just an all around unhappiness.  I had just left the one man in this life who I thought loved me more than anything and he did except for two things-alcohol and drugs.  I had transitioned from our beautiful home with cars lining the driveway for every occasion to no car, no job, living with my parents and no way of taking of myself.  I had a man who paid the bills, took care of the cars and yard and all I had to do was go workout, clean the house and cook dinner on occasion.  I could not tell you anything about our home and its expenses except that we lived on Oak Tree Lane in Midlothian, TX and it was clean.     So, at that time I came to know Jesus all I could think was “Why me, Lord?”

Soon tragedy struck my middle child, Marissa, and I found the Lord through a stranger at the hospital.  Life did not instantly turn to sunshine and roses but it did get easier day by day.  I had grown up a very spoiled child.  I then found a man who played into that and gave me everything I wanted needed and desired.  I rarely from the time I was a baby to the time I was about 30 heard the word “no” from anyone.  I stuck my nose up in the air to people and situations.  Between my parents and Lee I had everything I ever wanted and so did my children.  But that night in the hospital my whole life changed.  Over time I came to know this man named Jesus.  For many years to follow He was my one true love.  He was a father to my children.  He was my everything I had been searching for.  And He told me No many, many times.  We fought about that on several occasions but i quickly found that unanswered prayers are still answered prayers

To get to this relationship with the Lord has taken many years, a lot of faith and a path down a road-The Roman’s Road.  I have heard salvation preached many different ways.  But when I heard from a very dear friend of mine about the Roman’s Road I thought he was crazy.  But he wanted me to better understand what I was committing to in my new relationship with the Lord.  It is the best explanation I have heard.

” For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of the Lord”  Romans 3:23 NKJV;

No matter if you are what you think to be a good person or what some think of as a bad person God sees that ALL have sinned.  Not some but ALL have sinned.  He also tells us that ALL fall short of God’s glory as well.  Think about that.  ALL fall short!  Whether you are a sexual predator or “good” person doing works God tells us that we ALL fall short.

As it is written “there is none righteous, no, not one; Romans 3:10 NKJV

Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned.  Romans 5:12

What are God’s laws?  What does the Bible tell us and where do we begin to learn the basic principles of living.  Simple:  The 10 commandments.  Have you lied?  Have you disrespected your parents?  Did you play keeping up with the Jones’ because you coveted your neighbors goods?  You have broken God’s law and God tells us in James 2:10 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.

Step 1:  Admit you are a sinner

For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our LORD.  Romans 6:23

Sin leads to death.  There is also something known as a spiritual death.  It occurs when we continuously sin.  It alienates us from God and it can last for eternity.  There is a place called Hell for those who die this kind of death..  But when we come to know Jesus our sins die and God gives us the gift of Grace.  Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings.

Step 2: Understand that our sins deserve the death penalty

Step 3:  Ask God to forgive you of your sins and save you

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5:8

God tells us in John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jesus died on the cross for us and our sins. He paid the final price for our sins with the understanding we believe in Him and what He does for us. The wages of sin have been paid! 

Step 4:  Believe in Him and accepts his gift of life; Give your life to God!

 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:9-10

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

Step 5:  If you feel God knocking on your heart, open it for Him.  Ask Him to come into your heart and save you!

Ask God to come into your heart and make you new.  God tells us in revelations all we have to do is ask for He says “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. Revelation 3:20 

So, if you feel called, ask!  Even if you have been saved and feel the need to rededicate your life-ask!  The only guaranteed no from God is the unasked question!  I have rededicated my life recently because I have not always been on a straight path with Jesus.  But I am now!  And this time, it’s a lifetime commitment.  That’s the blessing of my relationship with the LORD.  He is always there for me-unconditionally whenever I am ready to receive Him.  No matter how bad I messed up or how far I have strayed, just as a mother loves her child, God loves us.

Step 6:  The final step is to pray!  Pray a prayer of salvation that includes all the steps above.  Invite Jesus into your heart and see how your life changes day by day.

As I have said, life will not be sunshine and roses immediately.  But over time, you will learn as you dig deeper in God’s word that You, my dear sister in Christ, deserve God’s grace and favor.  You are precious in His sight. No matter where you are right now you can dust yourself off and have a conversation with the LORD and be saved!

You are a child of the most high God.  He is the King of kings and LORD of lords.  So, Pick Up Your Crown, Girl!  Then get connected in a church community, bible study,  online bible study, and whatever you need to keep you grounded in the faith of Jesus Christ who saves you!

Send us a prayer request and let us know you have accepted God as your Lord and savior.  If you have questions, ask!  I am here to help and bless those with the knowledge I’ve received and help spread the joy of the LORD!  I will pray for you and answer any questions you might have.  If you give us your address, we might just send something special in the mail for you.

I am blessed to have shared this word with you today!

God bless and goodnight!

Myra

A Blessed Woman in Texas

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Special Girl, Special Graduation-One of God’s Biggest Blessings

On June 4, 2015 my middle child, Marissa, overcame so many challenges mentally and physically and graduated from High school with a basic High School diploma.  We originally thought she would have to go with the state mandated special needs I-know-the-plans-I-have-for-you-says-the-LORDoptions but Belton High School pushed her (and I said many a prayer) and Marissa went into regular ed classes.  I could not be more proud than I am of this child.  All my children give me a reason to be proud to be their mom but his one-well, she’s just a miracle!

The doctor’s told me when she was born not to expect much from her.  They said I needed to prepared for an early departure from her-maybe by age 2.  But Marissa (and God) had other plans.  Her first 5 years were pretty traumatic.  About 5-6 surgeries including 2 brain surgeries.  It is because of this child that I developed a relationship with the Lord.  When she was having her second brain surgery after having a shunt malfunction, we had a 2 week stay in the hospital.  However, one night I couldn’t sleep.  I was worried.  Marissa was always a lively little girl.  Never sad always happy.  But for the first time I saw my daughter’s struggle.  I saw her in pain and suffering.  Any mother out there can relate to me saying nothing will bring you to your knees faster than your child’s sufferings.

So I took a stroll down to the chapel where the woman in the room next to us had been staying.wpid-fb_img_1422970462430.jpg  After a long talk and a lot of crying, she saved me.  She showed me how to have an intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  So, even though our first five years were rocky, if Marissa had not been in my life, I don’t know that I would know the Lord as I do now.  She is a blessing for a lot of reasons.

So this post is dedicated to one of my 3 most precious accomplishments in this life -Marissa Ashley Medina

Graduation week started with the Baccalaureate services on Sunday.

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And she did it!  So now we can go party for Project Celebration.  That was kind of when it all sank in for me that my baby girl, this little girl who took me to Holland instead of Italy (only special needs mom really know this reference) has grown into a beautiful young woman.  Even though I went to Holland instead of Italy, it has been the best ride of my life!  We have had ups and downs but it is these ups and down that have helped me grow as an individual, a woman and a mother.

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Her last bus ride

A week later we had her graduation dinner with the family and friends

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Look at that yummy goodness inside that cake!!!

 Awpid-fb_img_1434305667193.jpgnd then there’s the party itself.  My mom and aunt, Juana, on my mom’s side helped out tremendously;  Without them this event would not have happened since I have been wrapped up in my wedding as well as my career. I don’t know what I would do without my parents and all the support they give me and my children.

My aunt made these awesome centerpieces pictured just below my beautiful niece and brother.

Then Marissa visited with some very close friends and relatives.  We opted for a Mexican retaurant venue we use for work quite often.  Rio Bravo in Plano is the best!  The staff was cordial and they are always awesome to us.

There’s Rhea who was her shadow at Fellowship Church Grapevine since she was in 2nd grade.  However, the two quickly connected and Rhea became family very quickly giving me a break as a single mom she and Rick would pick up Megan, Marissa and MacKenzie to give me a break once a month.  Total Godsends those two are……..

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All in all it was a great two week span celebrating Marissa and her accomplishments. It use to terrify me to get her into adulthood.  But now, I know God has plans for her.  I don’t know what they are, but they are there.  Together, Marissa, Lee and I will figure them out for her. And I will continue to be blessed to be her mom!

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God bless and goodnight!

Myra

An extremely blessed mom in TX

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Pick Up Your Crown, Girl!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

As I reflect on my week, I realize how much I have counseled women on confidence!  This breaks my heart for a lot of reason but mostly because I know the feeling.  I have been beaten down.  I have been used and abused emotionally, sexually and physically.  I have carried shame.  I have carried guilt.  But then God put all these amazing people around me to show me how fearfully and wonderfully made I truly am.  True story, they are all church-going, actively involved Christians.  Amazing people!

I could not have done life without them guiding me, leading by example.  I have been shown that I can do life and overcome my past.  But most important of all, I was shown that God, the most high Heavenly Father, loves me no matter what.  When I was alone, He was with me.  When I was a single mom, he was my co-parent. As I look back at that time when I was feeling unsure of myself, I realize how much even though I wasn’t being loyal to Him, He was carrying me and loyal to me.

which God will bring about in his own time–God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
 1 Timothy 6:15

I wish someone had told me what I told the women I spoke to this week, including my daughters.  I told them to “Pick up your crown, girl”! Every little girl, young lady, grown woman on this earth deserves to wear a crown.  We are the princesses of the most High God. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords.  He himself tells us in Psalm 139:14 that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Who else do we need to hear it from?  God is about as high as you can go when it comes to the food chain! God asks you this question in Galatians 1:10 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. How are you going to answer Him?

I didn’t get over my confidence issues easily. It took some action steps.  Here they are in written form ( I will expand on these in the days to come):

  • Accepted God as my Lord and Savior
  • Give God the Glory always for all the good stuff
  • Keep honoring God and being faithful to Him during the hard times
  • Find a good church based Bible study and join the women’s group
  • Study the word at home
    • Read your Bible
    • Set time aside each and every day for God
  • Pray, Pray, and Pray some more
  • Find my worth
  • Find my value
  • Surround yourself with sisters in Christ who lift you up
  • Find a mentor or two or three 🙂

The best resource I have read on this is Tracie Miles’ book “Your Life Still Counts“.  Awesome read and worth the time to sift through the pages of it and the Bible.  Tracie currently has a bible study (click here for more information) and the Facebook group is here.  If you can’t afford the book, you can message them privately, they have resources to send you one.  All excuses removed!

I close by saying this:  Pick up your crown, Girl.  You are a valuable resource to those around you.  You are a beautiful child, young lady, and/or grown woman who is fearfully and wonderfully made.  If noone else tells you this, I just did.  I don’t know you but I do know you are a child of God and God does not make mistakes!!!

God bless!

Myra 🙂

A Blessed Woman

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Green Chef – A Blessing to My Family

I received this as a gift from my former boss and I have to say I’m very impressed.

The portions are very generous but not glutinous.  There was no food left over and a serving for 2 actually served me, my son and my daughter.  The recipes are so easy to follow even my 13 year old could cook dinner tonight.

I have 3 meals that feed 4 people.  This means I have 6 meals for the week!!!  I’m super excited.  Tonight we had Steak Pizzaiola with Roast Potatoes and Spinach.  It was super yummy, small portions, and very filling.  No one was left unsatisfied.

I looked into it and as a mom who travels frequently this is a great option.   Being away from home  for dinner makes this a good option for my children to ensure they have a nutritious dinner.  Green Chef eliminates the need for ordering costly take out dinners or running through fast food drive thru’s at a late hour.

This also eliminates the need to stock up on pantry items I’ll never ever use but once in a while.  It also alleviates the need for a long Saturday morning grocery run!  I just need to be sure I have olive oil, salt and pepper stocked in my pantry.  My son loved it!  As a kid with a passion for cooking, this is a great lesson in cooking for him.  Tomorrow he and my daughter will cook the Quesadillas we received together. Tonight he learned about a new love for all things mushrooms and how to create a new steak sauce.

Fresh, organic, yummy, nutritious meals delivered to my door every other Friday! I can skip or add deliveries as desired.  I just have to be sure I eat the meals I receive within the week they are received because they are fresh foods with no preservatives.

I have been down with walking pneumonia and a cough that will not clear.  This has been a lifesaver for us in my down time.

Green Chef is running a special right now for your first six meals free.  To find out more click here! 

This was a blessing for our family.  Hopefully it can be helpful for yours as well.

Goodnight and God Bless,

A Blessed Woman

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