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7/30/17

Trying Not To Fall Multiplied + #4Ms #Music Anniversary #Giveaways

I apologize for not putting up a post last Monday. Things have just been in bad shape here and my heart is struggling to stay alive through it all.
I don't think I will escape falling into depression and hopelessness, but I keep praying.

Please pray for me.

Hope y'all had a calm weekend.

THEME: July 31st- songs that start with the first letter of your name. 

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I just chose a song. It's hard to even think straight right now.


Multiplied

Your love is
Like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us
We cannot contain
Your love will
Surely come find us
Like blazing wildfires
Singing your name

God of mercy
Sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to your design
may this offering stretch across the sky
And these hallelujahs be multiplied.


Don't forget we are celebrating our 7th music anniversary, so please help yourselves to some awesome prizes!
ENTER NOW 
HERE ARE YOUR PRIZES!!!  3 Winners/Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale, Your Choice of a $25 Walmart, ITunes or Amazon Gift Card & Ozeri Curva Artisan Glasses


Do you or someone you know suffer from KIDNEY STONES? Allan Sheff suffered from these several times in the hospital and heavy pain killers to help him pass them. Not a single stone in over a year - thank you PLEXUS!!
🎯 Plexus can absolutely help, and here's why:
✔️ 80% of kidney stones are calcium build up -- that your body didn't process. You need magnesium to process calcium, so Biocleanse is perfect! Another thing you need to fight kidney stone tendency is a higher pH level -- a more alkaline environment. What raises pH level? Biocleanse to the rescue again.
✔️ Poor digestion contributes to kidney stones. Where does digestion happen? Your gut. You NEED ProBio5 to fix your gut!
✔️ Poor mineral absorption contributes to kidney stones. Where does absorption happen? Your gut. ProBio5 again, along with MegaX to nourish the healing and rebuilding of intestinal wall cells.
✔️Aloe is needed to reduce crystallization of minerals, and what supplement has aloe? XFactor! Aloe also increases absorption, which remember is crucial to fighting kidney stones.
✔️ B vitamins reduce calcium deposits. XFactor for the win again, along with Nerve -- full of methylated B vitamins.
✔️ Lowering inflammation is crucial in fighting kidney stones. Where does inflammation begin? Your gut. ProBio5 and Biocleanse for healing your gut, Slim, MegaX, and Ease for further reducing inflammation.
✔️ Antioxidants, vitamin E, getting rid of heavy metals, reducing sugar, and good thyroid health are also important.
🎯 Ingredients in Slim contribute to gut health, balance sugar, support thyroid health, chelate heavy metals, and alpha lipoic acid in particular is a powerful antioxidant. MegaX and XFactor help with vitamin E absorption, and are both powerful antioxidants. Block, too, helps deal with sugar and supports thyroid health.
πŸ’₯ ALL the Plexus supplements have so many components to them that can help fight kidney stones!!!

#60daymoneybackguarantee #pinkdrink #plexusworks  #thenewslim
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Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer
Our “SPOTLIGHT DANCER” gets the PRIVILEGE of picking the THEME for the following week that we have a theme.  EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:Cathy Kennedy
Colette @JamericanSpice

Honorary Co-host: 

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 

Aloha

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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7/17/17

Mom's Visit VBS Awesomeness With #Music Anniversary Celebrations

My mom is here now and will stay for a few weeks. We picked her up at the airport on Sunday night. I bought her a new pillow and made some good soup so she could have something to eat when she arrived here.

I also ensured to get her favorite fruit and ice cream. I hope she'll enjoy her time here.

We haven't spoken much for quite a few years, but we'll see how things work out now.

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I've been busy all last week doing VBS. It was amazing. I had 16 children in my group and gosh I will miss them all, but many I'll get to see again and again during church.

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I hope y'all had a great weekend. Welcome to another blessed Monday. Theme: European Favorites by our Spotlight dancer!  




I wake up
I feel it
Those fears are back again
Can't shake them
Can't make them
Ever fade
Ever end
Am I good enough
Do I measure up
Feels like a war I can't win

But I wasn't given the spirit of fear
I was given the power of love
Everything I've been fighting against
I'm gonna lift it up

I wanna be fearless
No holding back
No backing down
Fearless
Because I believe You're with me now
Bring on the unknown
Lead me and I'll go
Come set me free
God, I want to be
Fearless (I want to be)
Fearless (I want to be)


Don't forget we are celebrating our 7th music anniversary, so please help yourselves to some awesome prizes!
ENTER NOW 
HERE ARE YOUR PRIZES!!!  3 Winners/Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale, Your Choice of a $25 Walmart, ITunes or Amazon Gift Card & Ozeri Curva Artisan Glasses


Do you or someone you know suffer from KIDNEY STONES? Allan Sheff suffered from these several times in the hospital and heavy pain killers to help him pass them. Not a single stone in over a year - thank you PLEXUS!!
🎯 Plexus can absolutely help, and here's why:
✔️ 80% of kidney stones are calcium build up -- that your body didn't process. You need magnesium to process calcium, so Biocleanse is perfect! Another thing you need to fight kidney stone tendency is a higher pH level -- a more alkaline environment. What raises pH level? Biocleanse to the rescue again.
✔️ Poor digestion contributes to kidney stones. Where does digestion happen? Your gut. You NEED ProBio5 to fix your gut!
✔️ Poor mineral absorption contributes to kidney stones. Where does absorption happen? Your gut. ProBio5 again, along with MegaX to nourish the healing and rebuilding of intestinal wall cells.
✔️Aloe is needed to reduce crystallization of minerals, and what supplement has aloe? XFactor! Aloe also increases absorption, which remember is crucial to fighting kidney stones.
✔️ B vitamins reduce calcium deposits. XFactor for the win again, along with Nerve -- full of methylated B vitamins.
✔️ Lowering inflammation is crucial in fighting kidney stones. Where does inflammation begin? Your gut. ProBio5 and Biocleanse for healing your gut, Slim, MegaX, and Ease for further reducing inflammation.
✔️ Antioxidants, vitamin E, getting rid of heavy metals, reducing sugar, and good thyroid health are also important.
🎯 Ingredients in Slim contribute to gut health, balance sugar, support thyroid health, chelate heavy metals, and alpha lipoic acid in particular is a powerful antioxidant. MegaX and XFactor help with vitamin E absorption, and are both powerful antioxidants. Block, too, helps deal with sugar and supports thyroid health.
πŸ’₯ ALL the Plexus supplements have so many components to them that can help fight kidney stones!!!

#60daymoneybackguarantee #pinkdrink #plexusworks  #thenewslim
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Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer
Our “SPOTLIGHT DANCER” gets the PRIVILEGE of picking the THEME for the following week that we have a theme.  EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice

Honorary Co-host: 

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 

Aloha


Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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7/11/17

5 Tips To Finding Joy In Your Life #thejoyplan #dayofjoy

5 Tips to Finding Joy in Your Life, and How to Start Today!

Today, we are celebrating the Day of Joy in conjunction with the publication The Joy Plan by Kaia Roman! Read on for ways to bring joy into your life today, and every day, and enter for a chance to win a Joy Book Basket.

A few years ago, my business crashed and my self-esteem hit an all-time low. Although there are far worse fates than the failure of a business, it felt like the last straw in a long string of failures in my life that all pointed to my inability to do anything right.
As I sunk into depression, my friend Niko suggested that if I focused on making joy my top priority for one month, my entire life would turn around. With no job, no plan, and no other ideas, I decided to give it a try.
For 30 days, I went after joy from all angles—from the scientific to the spiritual, and everything in between. I tried every tool and trick that was recommended in every self-help book I could get my hands on. It was remarkable to see what worked and what didn’t.
And yes, Niko was right. After 30 days, I had experienced enough changes in my life that I was able to not only continue my Joy Plan, but to write a book about the extraordinary events that took place in the six months that followed (The Joy Plan, Sourcebooks, available here).

The Joy Plan has become a way of life for me now, and the discoveries I made during my experiment are now my everyday practices. The good news is, you don’t need to take 30 days or make major changes in your life to do these things—they are simple enough that you can start today!
  1. Embrace Mindfulness
Today, I teach a research-based Mindfulness curriculum to elementary school children. Because I’m a total science geek, to me, mindfulness is all about physiology. It’s about doing whatever it takes to bring your attention to the present moment, into your body, and out of your chattering mind. And it’s been shown to have multiple health and brain benefits.
  1. Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
I start each day with 10-15 minutes of gratitude, either by writing in my gratitude notebook or simply reciting in my mind what I’m grateful for. This helps me get into the right headspace for whatever the day will bring. It is impossible for our brains to be in a state of appreciation and fear simultaneously, so I do my best to appreciate like crazy as often as possible.
  1. Practice Acts of Kindness
Being kind to others feels good. In fact, it releases dopamine in the brain. It helps take our attention off of our own troubles, and also creates a feeling of interconnectedness. I try to do something kind every day, whether that’s as small as smiling to everyone I see or a big as making a donation to my favorite charity.
  1. Focus on Solutions Rather than Problems
It took me some time to break the ingrained habit I had of frequently complaining, but making this shift has had a huge effect on my mental state. Instead of complaining now, whenever there’s something I’m unhappy about, I use my urge to complain as a springboard to create something new—to focus on a solution rather than a problem.
  1. When in Doubt, Laugh
Laughter really is the best medicine, but the truth is, I’m a pretty serious person. I like scientific research, philosophical discussions, and big ideas. So I have to make an effort to create more laughter in my life. I make it a goal to laugh (by myself or with others) at least a few times a day, and I use whatever means necessary! (Smiling works too : )

Unfortunately, joy doesn’t come easily for everyone. But with practice and repetition, joy is a habit that anyone can cultivate. As we shift our mental habits, we change our experience of life.
About the author
Kaia is the author of the new book, The Joy Plan (Sourcebooks, July 2017). She teaches Mindfulness to elementary school students in Santa Cruz, California and is a blogger for minbodygreen and other sites. She writes about how she went from joyless and anxious to grateful and optimistic so she can remember how she did it if she forgets. She’s also a communications consultant to some of Silicon Valley’s largest companies. For everyday joy and mindfulness tips, sign up for Kaia’s newsletter at TheJoyPlan.com. You’ll find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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7/9/17

Great Week Ahead - Hard Loving + #Music Anniversary #Giveaways

Tomorrow begins VBS. I'll be the leader of the 1st graders. It shall be interesting. Pray for me y'all. I ask God for more babies and he gives me a church full of kids to attend to :)

Today was busy Sunday, definitely not a rest day. After worship, we had a team meeting and now that I'm home, I'll be doing Ms. V's hair and laundry and my son's hair and getting ready for the week ahead.

I hope y'all had a wonderful weekend. And if you didn't, take some time right now to appreciate your space. *HUGS*

I'm still going through an emotional overwhelming sadness, but God has been good in granting me peace in keeping on. I look forward to seeing the outcome he chooses.

I've also been doing bible studies with my kids and right now we are on Esther (which we have done before, but it's always fresh learning right?) and indeed we are learning quite a bit.

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Now for some hard love.




Trading punches with the heart of darkness
Going to blows with your fear incarnate
Never gone until it's stripped away
A part of you has gotta die to change

In the morning you gon' need an answer
Ain't nobody gonna change the standard
It's not enough to just feel the flame
You've gotta burn your old self away

Hold on tight a little longer
What don't kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, 'cause it's a hard love
You can't change without a fallout
It's gon' hurt, but don't you slow down
Get back up, 'cause it's a hard love

You know the situation can't be right
And all you ever do is fight
But there's a reason that the road is long
It take some time to make your courage strong

When the wolves come and hunt me down
I will face them all and stand my ground
'Cause there's a fire burnin' in me
They will see my strength in this love I found
Oh

Hold on tight a little longer
What don't kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, 'cause it's a hard love
You can't change without a fallout
It's gon' hurt, but don't you slow down
Get back up, 'cause it's a hard love

It's a hard love...


Don't forget we are celebrating our 7th music anniversary, so please help yourselves to some awesome prizes!
ENTER NOW 
HERE ARE YOUR PRIZES!!!  3 Winners/Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen Scale, Your Choice of a $25 Walmart, ITunes or Amazon Gift Card & Ozeri Curva Artisan Glasses



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Welcome to today's music.  Five years and going strong!  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer
Our “SPOTLIGHT DANCER” gets the PRIVILEGE of picking the THEME for the following week that we have a theme.  EVERY OTHER WEEK we have a FREEBIE!

Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn.  And also Sign Our 4M's Social Network Help Linky!
Spotlight Dancers
Thank you for visiting and I'll visit you soon! 

Hosts: 
Marie @XmasDolly
Cohost:
Colette @JamericanSpice

Honorary Co-host: 

Steps:
1. Visit YouTube (or other) and get your music for the theme of the week
2. Grab our "Monday's Music Moves Me" button (above) 
3. Add your post to the linky - follow the hosts and grab our buttons. Leave a note so we can follow you back
4. Visit each other and leave a comment or whatever you want to do to let them know you were there. See if they have the same music style as you. Enjoy the music! 


Aloha
Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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