Is there a better just because holiday?
This is my favorite silly lets go out and celebrate day :)
That’s right, the ladies and I were out and about the park today, someone had to represent the silly in her shirt!
I was uber happy about it being coffee day!
I had to go grab me a cuppa and celebrate!!
Coffee all around!!
Some in my cup right now!!
Isn’t this the most perfect Mocha on a beautiful fall day of 85 degrees :)
I hope your cup is just as beautiful, rich and luxurious as this one!
Happy National Coffee Day my friends!!
Going to make this a quick post today, got tons to get started on!! Whoo hoo!
Outside is: Just a little bit of light blue creeping up over the horizon with speckles of white fluffy clouds lingering in the sky.
I can smell:My diffuser is puffing out mists of Thieves essential oil, so I have a bit of a cinnamon scent here in my room.
In the oven for dinner: We are having tacos!! I love tacos!! I am using left over chicken and then I am making some fish tonight to have some delicious homemade tacos with pico de gallo,white beans for a side and as an appetizer guacamole and homemade chips!
What I have been thinking about: I just got my new MOPS table the other day. God is so amazing. We did a random draw to figure out which girls would go to which table. Our table is so perfect for each other!! Really, these girls are all grouped together by God. It is amazing to see how as they get to know each other a little bit, that you can see how they have been lined up to help each other already. I am just so blessed to be able to be there and witness the greatness of God at work in these girls!! I pray that I will be the mentor that they need and the Lord will bless me with the wisdom that each of these precious young momma are looking for. May the Lord make me the Titus woman that I need to be this year.
The project I am working on: I am going to start making some baby items for a friend who is having her precious little girl next month! I have the fabric and the ideas, now I just have to get in there and sew them together!! Babies are such a blessing I am so excited!! Oh, I forgot, one of the girls from my old MOPS table is pregnant and I need to make her a gift too!!
Mood today: I am just craving Jesus today! As I am typing I have a sermon playing in the background. I have heard it a few times now. Very insightful. I just love hearing about Jesus in praise or in the Word.
What I am reading: I have been re-reading my Healing Oils of The Bible because I am conducting a class on them next month and I want to have all the information fresh in my mind. It is really beautiful to read about annointings and the importance of the essential oils the Lord provided for us. I suppose that means I am reading for fun not just to gather back up information in my forgetful brain. Ha ha ha!!
School Stuff: One thing we have been studying is the indoctrination’s happening in the great land of the United States. Really getting into studying some of the new laws the state is trying to pass too. I am sorry, but really? I think having boys and girls use the same bathroom, changing rooms and showers is way to Sodom and Gomorrah for me! You can go to privacyforall.com to read more about this if you are interested. Ugh it makes me sick all these evil laws they are trying to sneak into our state by our governor with his own agenda.
We have done basic studies too, biology, algebra, literature, bible, etc… I think history and bible are my girls favorites this year :)
Picture to share: My new MOPS mug :)
It is that back to the books time of year! I have been hitting them hard learning all sorts of information about additives in our food, supplements and such. The one I am bringing to you today is dicalcium phosphate. Why should we care and what is it? Well we should care about EVERYTHING we put into our bodies! We live in our bodies and we need to keep them in prime condition! What is dicalcium phosphate…this is an additive that is included in the production of enriched grain products (like flour and Maize) in breakfast cereal, pasta and many animal products (like dog bones and dog food) It is also available in diet pills and sometimes as a meal supplements.
Dicalcium phosphate is an ionic salt, meaning it’s made up of charged particles of calcium and phosphate, both of which humans need in the diet. While dicalcium phosphate isn’t as common a nutritional supplement as the more familiar tricalcium phosphate, it still shows up occasionally on nutrition labels as a means of adding calcium to a food.
Dicalcium phosphate has the chemical formula CaHPO4; it’s a combination of positively charged particles of calcium, and negatively charged particles of hydrogen phosphate, which is interchangeable with phosphate in the body . Dicalcium phosphate shows up in some foods as a calcium supplement, but isn’t typically used in calcium pills. Dicalcium phosphate shows up in some foods as a calcium supplement, but isn’t typically used in calcium pills.
Dicalcium phosphate is also a source of phosphorus. While humans typically don’t need phosphorus supplements, notes the Linus Pauling Institute, many animals do, so dicalcium phosphate has extensive application as a supplement in animal feed, according to Drugs.com. Though dicalcium phosphate isn’t the best possible source of calcium because of its low quantity of calcium as a percent of weight, it’s still a source of this important mineral. You need calcium to maintain the bone structure. Uses of calcium include cell communication, neural signals and muscle contractions.
According to evidence gathered by the National Library of Medication, National Institutes of Health, while calcium supplementation is often well-tolerated, high levels could upset the gastrointestinal system. Symptoms of gastrointestinal problems caused by dicalcium phosphate include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, stomach pain, thirst, dry mouth and increased urination. This worries me when I find it in some “Dietary Supplements” that ask you to use their product multiple times in a day. In line with evidence gathered by the National Library of Medication, National Institutes of Health, while calcium supplementation is often well-tolerated, high levels could upset the gastrointestinal system. People who are already experiencing problems with diarrhea, parathyroid disease, lung disease, kidney stones or other stomach-related problems should stay away from products with diacalcium phosphate, it has been known to increase the severity of their pre existing conditions. .
As I continue to read information in Physics Forums as well as the National Library of Medication, National Institutes of Health, and Pharmacy Health, calcium phosphate may interact NEGATIVELY with a variety of other drugs. For example, gallium nitrate decreases the ability of calcium to be absorbed in the body. Calcium decreases the effectiveness of the anti-epileptic drug phenytoin, and the antibiotics quinolone and tetracycline by decreasing absorption of the drugs. Verapamil increases absorption of calcium. Therefore, taking a calcium supplement such as dicalcium phosphate in addition to verapamil may cause symptoms similar to calcium overdose, which can include kidney stones, fatigue, muscle weakness, nausea and vomiting, frequent urination, changes in heart rate, confusion, constipation or diarrhea, headaches and coma.
Just some information I was glad to learn and I thought I would share.
Most important always remember:
The cleaner we eat and the cleaner we live the healthier we will be.
How I forgot to post this I have no idea!!
Yes we went to Harvest again. I loved it as much as I did the first time I went!
This time was special though because we got to bring some friends with us :)
Super sweet girls who are friends of my daughter wanted to go and see what Harvest was all about and have the chance to see Phil Whickham live!
Major bonus to have Citizens and Saints performing there too!!
We got there early. It was hot. Oh my goodness, I really do not enjoy the hot at all. Nope, I do not. I was not going with a joyful heart knowing I was going to have to walk far and stand in the sun to bake to a sunny California crisp. God was so good though. Parking was perfect! Uber close to the Stadium and I could throw a ball (well almost, maybe with a tennis racket) to where we would line up. Then He was even more good and gave us a spot in line in the shade, at least enough in the shade, that this is the first year I did not turn a delightful shade of crimson in line!! Whoo hoo!!
We were blessed again. Look how amazingly close we are to the stage! Man these girls got shade and great seats!!
You can’t go to a concert and not get shirts.
The stadium began to slowly but consistantly fill. It was a Friday night so we were not planning on there being a ton of people, but there were quite a few!!
What do you think? Not bad for a steamy Friday night in Anaheim!
I have no problem being wrong. I was elated as to the number of people that turned out that night!
Yes, I got teary eyed. Especially when the music starts and I hear all the people worshiping the Lord, my cup runneth over.
Pastor Laurie was fabulous as usual. I enjoy hearing him speak.
I was hoping the girls we brought did too.
Then came the alter call down to the field for those who wanted to make the public profession of faith. I was so excited to get to see all the people flood the grass in their new found joy when…”Would you mind if I went down to the field?” came a few seats down from me. ” What sweetie?” I asked. ” Would you mind if I went down to the field?” she asked again. Then another girl “I wanna go to. Is that okay?”
Oh dear sweet Jesus!! I had missed them accepting the Lord into their hearts!! I thought they were just there for the free concert!
“You know it!! Come on, I will go with you!” I cried. We all went down to the field, me trying to contain my emotions. I wanted to cry. I wanted to cheer. I just wanted to hug those girls so hard!! I had to focus on getting them to the field though.
Two of the girls we brought gave their lives to Christ that night. The other girl rededicated herself to the Lord.
I let the tears flow and so did the girls.
Oh we got them their start bibles, we prayed and I hugged them so tight!!
What an unexpected blessing that Friday became in my life! You never know how God will work, but if you heed His calling, He does all the real work. We just planted the seed and He made it grow.
Then to wrap their night up with a bow, we got to meet…
Yes, it was an unforgettable night.
Thank you God for letting me and my family be a part of Your plan.
The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…
Noah was a drunk.
Abraham was too old.
Isaac was a daydreamer.
Jacob was a liar.
Leah was ugly.
Joseph was abused.
Moses had a stuttering problem.
Gideon was afraid.
Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer.
Rahab was a prostitute.
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.
David had an affair and was a murderer.
Elijah was suicidal.
Isaiah preached naked.
Jonah ran from God.
Naomi was a widow.
Job went bankrupt.
John the Baptist ate locusts.
Peter denied Christ.
The Disciples fell asleep while praying.
Martha worried about everything.
Mary Magdalene was, well you know.
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once.
Zaccheus was too small. Paul was too religious.
Timothy had an ulcer…
Lazarus was dead!
And God isn’t finished with you yet.
“Artificiality is one curse that will drop away
the moment we kneel at Jesus’ feet
and surrender ourselves to His meekness.”
‘The Pursuit of God’, Chapter 9: Meekness and Rest