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Greenberry Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie Bowls

Yesterday on Instagram I found an amazing Instagram page full of smoothie bowl inspiration.  As a lover of all things smoothie, I was inspired.  I found tons of recipes and was ready to go to the store to stock up on new supplies.  However, I realized I have a lot of stuff I haven’t used from my last strike of inspiration.  So here’s what I came up with this morning:

Berry Smoothie: 

1 Cup Oikos Triple Zero Vanilla Yogurt

1/2 Cup rolled oats

1/2 Cup Great Value Frozen Berry Mix

1 Scoop MCT Powder

1 packet Greenberry Shakeology Protein Powder

Put in the blender and blend.

Toppings

Cacao Nibs

Coconut flakes

Frozen Fresh Raspberries

1/2 Banana

Chia Seeds

place on top in your desired pattern; get creative and have fun with this part!

If this is not inspiring for you, follow @saharasfooduniverse on Instagram.  She’s not just inspiring, she created a beautiful page and is very responsive!

 

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IN THE MORNING

Just a quick reminder that God wants to hear us cry out to Him.  He also wants us to start our day with Him.  Then we should prepare our day around Him and His will for us and watch our lives unfold according to His plan.  

My days go much smoother when I do this. 

May your day be blessed according to His will for you, today!

God bless,

Myra

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Fervent Friday- Prayers for my Husband

This book is so easily written and not bogged down in fluff that praying for my husband has never been easier.  I am expanded beyond the normal everyday prayers into praying for his Christian maturity, his health, his career, his relationships in new ways.  

If your prayer life needs a lift, this book can help!!! It has helped me go from being the average wife praying for her to husband to a fervent wife praying for her husband! 

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The Golden Journal- The Only Place to Keep God’s Word and Wisdom

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” ~Psalms 27:14

A few months ago I took one of my infamous trips to Hobby Lobby.  I came across this beautiful, gold journal normally $30.  However, they had it marked for $10.  I also bought the gorgeous journal insert with my 40% off coupon costing me $17 total for the entire journal.  


So as you can see, I could not pass up this deal.  If you’ve ever visited Hobby Lobby you know the struggle when you find that ONE deal. It was like the heavens aligned and God put this together for me and only me as there was only one left!!!  I actually pray before going shopping for God to make known my needs.  This one was easy to see although I did not know why at the time.

I have what my husband and children call a jounal/crafting/Hobby Lobby addiction.  I call it my stress reliever.  However if you come to my home, you will find a journal in every corner of my home as well as a stash in a Rubbermaid container under my table/desk.  If you come to my office, you will literally find 3 pad folios 20 spiral business notebooks 2  five subject notebooks and 3 journals.  I love paper products and pens.  Maybe my family has a right to feel the way they do!

Now why this one journal popped out at me that day, I didn’t know until here in the last few months.  I have been asked to help launch a few Christian books in the last year.  I have a habit of writing notes, tagging pages, and highlighting as I read.  But I don’t like to go back for references I like my journals for that.  

As I was reading my friend Barbara Koob’s book Dream Discoveries It really came upon me that I needed a place to keep my notes.  Here’s where God’s timing came in to play for me.  As I was praying about this, it came over me to clean my home office and this beautiful, gold journal showed up as if God was hitting me over the head with it.  

Now I use it for my dream disvovery journaling (more to be written on this topic/book soon).  I also use it for the exercises in Hope  Prevails as well as Fervent and Power of a Praying Woman prayers and scriptures from those books.  What better place to keep God’s word than this gold leather journal? It is a good fit for this princess that’s for sure!


Anyone of you who know me, know this journal will be blinged out and used.  It is a Project Life journal so I have so much flexibility with it.  As you can see below, I have inserted some pocket pages and been truly inspired by Barbara’s and Dr Michelle’s books.  Individual reviews  are coming soon.  


God blessed me with great women like Barbara and Michelle in my life.  Helping them grow their message has been a true blessing to me and expanding my faith in different ways.  
My husband and children can roll their eyes when I walk through the door from one of my hobby lobby trips but they have no clue how much stress relief this one find has given me.  Bi-regional living is hard! This journal has kept me sane…..  

This is my fun way of expanding my knowledge as I read, pray, and journal.  How do you do it?  
God bless and goodnight 

Myra

A blessed woman in TX 

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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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