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Mind, Body and Spirit

We are a three-part being.  1 Thessalonians 5:23, “And the very God of peace sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  We are spirit, we live in a body, and we have a soul, which is  made up of our mind, our will, and our emotions.  We are a spirit just as God is a spirit.  God is the Master Spirit.  The Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.  The “natural man” (unsaved),  is governed only by his soul and bodily appetites because he is spiritually dead. (1 Cor 2:14)  If you are saved today, you are a new creature in Christ Jesus.

However we still have some work to do.  We as born again Christians, have been made spiritually alive and we are supposed to be governed and controlled by the Holy Spirit and our own born again Spirit, the Bible calls it “the new regenerated self”.  So we have “put off our old ways”.  Old ways of thinking, old ways of doing and being.  While our spirits are saved, our minds are still being renewed.  This means we must deal with our thought life and emotions.  Part of the battle is the battlefield of the mind!

The enemy comes against our minds.  We must be careful what we put before our eyes and what we allow into our minds and emotions.  That’s why we are told to “take every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”  Our soul includes our emotions which are unreliable!  We can’t trust it nor can we let our emotions be the final authority over us.  Our minds have to constantly be renewed.  Make up in your mind that you will ask God to renew your mind daily.  To be renewed means to have a fresh mental attitude.  Cast down every high thing that exalts itself  against God.

God’s Word must be the final authority!!  Is it easy?  No!  It’s the toughest fight of your life, but God didn’t promise it would be.   He said He’ll be with us!!!!  The scariest thing for me was being out of the will of God.  I don’t want to ever be out of the will of God!  I’ve been there and trust me, “being covered” by God is much better.  I love this scripture, Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them which can kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell!”

Do you know what He’s saying?  He’s saying instead of being worried about “people” living to please them, what you better be worried about is ME! (The Lord God Almighty).  Guard yourselves with all diligence, take care of your body, mind, and spirit.  Feed your spirit the Word of God.  Read to build up your mind!  Exercise to build your body and eat nutritious meals to stay healthy.

 

Healthy Habits for mind Body and Spirit

 

  • Eat real Food – Processed foods are a major contributor to obesity and illnesses.  Real foods and a healthy balanced diet are keys s to good health!

  • Move your Body – You don’t have to have a gym membership. Start right where you are, get moving by walking, biking, going up and down stairs, swimming, exercising at home, the point is to use or lose it!

  • Prioritize your sleep – When we are low on sleep it affects our metabolism, makes us irritable, low on energy, unable to think clearly.  A good night sleep regenerates us!

  • Learning something new – Expands our mind and thought processes and keeps us moving forward in life.  When the mind has been expanded it cannot go back.

  •  Avoid the negative – Negative people, places, TV shows, thoughts, concerns.

  • Focus on the Good and Positive – The Bible says whatsoever is true and of good report think on these things.

  •  Let yourself have fun – Laughter keeps us young!

  • Retreat to calm the mind and the body.

  • Show love to God, yourself and others –  You show love Love to God by reading his Word, obeying, his Word, aligning your life up with his Word.  Show love to yourself by taking care of yourself, show love to others by showing them you care.

  • Reach out and help someone else. We help heal ourselves by reaching out to others.

  • Pray without ceasing

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Summer Meals in 30 minutes or Less

It’s Summer in the kitchen!  Time to  use the oven less and prepare lighter, healthier, tasty summer dishes.  It’s the time of year to prepare meals in the crock pot, wok, and stove top.  Temperatures outside are warm and who wants to slave over a hot oven for hours.  So whether you are vegan or a meat lover, you’re sure to find something on SCW’s list of delicious summer meals that you and your family will love and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less!

10  Delicious Summer Meals

  • Meals Prepared in a Wok

Beef and broccoli stir fry – Delicious and tasty you can use either rice or noodles

Chicken stir fry

Vegetable stir fry

Spaghetti

Italian Pasta Salad

Chicken  Caesar salad w/Parmesan cheese

Wedge Salad

Baked Talapia or a light pan fried coating

Pan fried lamb chops- olive oil, coat and brown on each side

Grilled barbecue chicken

  •  Keep plenty of fresh fruit around wherever possible

Delicious Summer drink

Coconut Penna desert drink

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Summer Inspiration & Safety travel tips 2017

  • Summer is a time for fun, food, relaxation, travel, outdoor activities, and vacation.  Being smart means a summer safety checklist that will ensure you keep your family safe.  Following these simple effective tips will take the worry out of your summer adventures.  With the 4th of July holiday coming up millions of people will hit the road.  So whether you’re hosting guests, traveling by car, plane, or train make sure safety is first for a stress free summer travel.
  • Smart safety tip of the day:  Do not announce on Facebook or any other social media platform that you will be on vacation and will not be at home!!!

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu for Two

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Love at first Bite!  We love going out to dinner and trying new restaurants!  but if you’rE like me on Valentines Day we usually just enjoy staying in and preparing a delicious meal!  That way you can avoid the holiday crowds, driving, parking, waiting,etc…  And it’s much more relaxing to have an awesome evening at home.  It’s also nice to have a great evening out with your significant other and be waited on while you focus on one another.  No matter how you choose to make your dinner plans this year the key here is to divert from the norm. This is where you want to splurge a little and choose a meal you wouldn’t normally have.

For instance since my husband and I have cut down on the red meat, for diet and health reasons now steak is a luxury for me. Also, I love lobster but it’s not something I have every night so that’s one of the dishes on our menu for VDay this year.  So what do you have a taste for that you haven’t had in a while?

While you give that some thought let’s get started planning your Valentine’s day dinner menu.  I’m sure you will be inspired by a delicious dish that makes the cut this year for SCW’s special holiday menu! And dessert on Valentine’s day is a must!  So no counting calories, no feeling guilty, just total delicious abandon!

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Steak and Lobster

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Rack of lamb

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Halibut

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Crab stuffed jumbo shrimp

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Oysters Rockefeller

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Deserts

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Strawberry creme cake

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Red velvet cake

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Dark knight chocolate cake

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Triple chocolate layer cake

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Verse of the day:

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Christmas Dinner Menu Guide

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Want to make an impression on your guests with the perfect Holiday feasts?  Browse our collection of show stopping main course entrees, side dishes, and desserts to keep your guests talking long after dinner. Christmas dinner is a traditional meal.  The meal can take place Christmas eve, and or Christmas day in tradition of the Christian feast day celebration. It’s a significant part of gatherings held to celebrate Christmas. No gathering is complete without a holiday feast! SCW has you covered with step by step instructions.

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  • Ham

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  • Turkey

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  • Mashed potatoes and gravy

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  • Gravy

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  • Green beans

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  • Stuffing

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  • Christmas Holiday Roast Beef

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  • Leg of Lamb

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  • Holiday drink

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  • Deserts

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Thanksgiving Entertaining

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Thanksgiving entertaining is an American tradition.  A celebration of beloved foods and customs.  They evoke happy memories of time spent with family and friends. To make sure your dinner party runs smoothly, have a plan for how you’d like the evening to go.  Do as much as you can ahead of time to allow yourself a little more time to eliminate feeling pressured.  You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations to dress up your table, you just have to know where to shop.  Try places like Michael’s, Target and Dollar Tree.  A great party starts with a great host.  It is the job of the host to make sure the environment is warm and inviting and that guests feel welcomed.

Below are 5 simple practical tips to make your Thanksgiving entertaining a memorable event.

 

  1.  Do set a warm and inviting table.

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  2.  Add candles to give your table an elegant touch

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Glass candle containers add a sophisticated touch to any table.

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  3.  Be sure to have tasty non alcoholic drink for guest who do not drink wine. For that festive look dress with garnish and serve cold.

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 4. Pray. Give thanks to God for all your blessings and remember not to take a day for granted.

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  5. If you’re going to be cooking for a large number of people ask your guests to each bring a dish. For instance if you’re hosting and cooking the meal, they can bring the desserts, pies, etc.  Ask your guest to each bring a dish.

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Five orange pumpkins sit in a row in front of a distressed, wooden background.

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Author’s note: Due to my Thanksgiving break from college the posting schedule has been pushed back a little. Coming up week of November 28th:

  • Habits of Successful women

  • Winter Vacation Getaway Ideas

  • Where to meet single Christian men

  • Facebook Depression

  • Winter date night outfits

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Verse of the Day:

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Thanksgiving Planning Guide

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Thanksgiving is almost here!

and SCW wants to take the stress out of preparing a large meal, so you can enjoy your holiday. Getting ready for the holidays will be easy with our tips and recipes. Step by step instructions on roasting a turkey, turkey gravy, baked mac and cheese and desserts. Sit back relax and enjoy as you watch and learn. No one needs to know where you got your recipes. Tell them it’s just a little something I whipped up! Special thanks to Whole Foods and pioneer woman and Marta Stewart courtesy of SCW.

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Top 5 Favorites of Thanksgiving

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Baked Mac and Cheese

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Pumpkin mini appetizers

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Pumpkin Pie

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Sweet Potato pie

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Cranberry Sauce

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Multi Generation Family Celebrating Thanksgiving

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Verse of the Day:

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