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Monday, March 14, 2011

Keep on, Walk on...

You know you can do this, you've done it before. Somehow, things are getting away from you. Things are moving in the wrong direction. The wind is blowing. The waves are crashing all around you. The water is creeping up around you and your feet begin to sink. How on earth can this be happening to you? You were just walking on water!

It happens, to the best of us. Just like Peter. We lose our focus, we get off track. Something else comes along to distract us. We get distracted then when we finally notice that we've started moving in the wrong direction, the devil will try to get in our heads. He'll try to tell us we never really did it. We surely can't do it again. Well which is it? Did I do it or didn't I? He's so tricky. WE WERE WALKING on water. We were walking in the midst of the water with a single focus. Get your focus back. ONE STEP AT A TIME. We don't have to walk across the whole ocean in one day. ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE CAN DO THIS!! (Reference Matt 14:22-33)

Congratulations Time:

Cassandra J. - DOWN 5LBS!! With God all things are possible!! So proud of you.


Carribean chicken and rice
Pre-cooked Grilled chicken strips (feel free to cook 'em yourself. I don't have time this week)
1/2 cup Smuckers sugar free orange marmalade
1/2 cup chopped onions and green peppers
1 tropical fruit cup
1/2 cup field peas
2-3 teaspoons of water (as needed)
Onion powder, garlic powder, lite salt and pepper to taste (curry powder if desired)
2 cups saffron rice (pre-cooked)

On the stove in a large non-stick skillet coated with Pam, medium heat, brown the onions and peppers. Add the marmalade and the fruit cup and allow it to reduce most of the liquid out. Add the seasonings and the chicken. Toss and allow the flavors to marry. Throw in the field peas. Serve over saffron rice.

Remember your portions.

1/2 cup rice - 1 Carb A, 1/2 cup of the Chicken/Sauce mixture - Protein A and Fruit A

Spring has sprung. The days are getting longer and warmer. Get outside and enjoy the sunlight. Be kinder than usual.  Make an effort to make someone smile.  Its infectious. 

Prayer:  THANK YOU LORD!  Thank you for each day and each opportunity to do it again.  You have renewed mercies and renewed grace for us DAILY.  Help us to forgive one another our tresspasses as you forgive ours.  Remind us that compassion and empathy are never out of style or out of season.  Help us to walk in your love.  Thank you for a new season where things are blooming and growing.  Let us use it to inspire us and revive our goals.  In Jesus precious holy name.  Amen.

Special Prayer:  Your continued healings upon Sis. Wilhelmina.  She's getting stronger and stronger.  The devil is defeated and its already alright.  Strengthen her family, her friends and her church family.  Remind them that you are an ever present help in time of trouble.  In Jesus name.  Amen.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Where u at?

So, for those of you that have not seen or heard from me in about a week, I've been heads down, preparing for a really big step in my life. A leap of faith if you will. I hope that those of you who have entered into this journey 'Back to Eden' with me will continue to do so and together we will reach and accomplish our dreams.

On Sunday March 6th at 3pm I will be doing my initial sermon at 301 W. 24th Street in Charlotte, NC at Redemption Christian Ministries. I have heard the calling for some time and thought that I could answer it 'how I wanted to answer it'. I figured that as long as I was in 'work-ship' or 'fellow ship' or 'sister ship' or 'leader ship' I was not being disobedient (or so I kept telling myself). You know, I was being what they call 'hard headed':) Anyway, I surrender myself to Lord and hope that He will use me to deliver a word on this day.

Please be in prayer for me.

Upcoming activities:
Boot Camp - in Charlotte, NC weekly on Saturday Mornings at 8am. ($5)Meet at Freedom Park by the steps.
Pray in Weigh in - March 12th @ 9:30 am (I'll be there at 9am for praise team members) (301 w. 24th Street, Charlotte, NC)
Retreat - stay tuned. I was trying to get the Great Wolf Lodge but the cost was really excessive. I don't want anyone to be left out due to cost. Let me get my thinking cap on and feel free to send me suggestions. I'm down for some more light camping.

Satellite Back to Eden folks!! Send me some status!! The weather is getting warm. Need to hear some outside activities, some weight loss...make some noise!!

Daily Prayer - Join us at 6am, Monday through Friday via conference call 712-432-0232 passcode 813766#. Women from all over link up together to start their day with simple prayer. Tomorrow marks 120th day of our morning worship and God has truly been blessing us!! Yokes destroyed, burdens lifted, healing, deliverance, restored marriages, the ANOINTING is effective.


When things warm up I always look forward to swapping out one of my meals with a refreshing smoothie. Remember, if your meal calls for protein add some 'egg beaters' to your smoothie (it has no taste). If your meal calls for a carb drop some (pre-cooked)oatmeal in it (it thickens it up nicely). Choose fresh in season fruits or frozen. Try it without any added sweetner. You may find that you actually like the taste of it! Also - sneak some iron into your day by putting a handful of spinach in the blender. It also has no impact on the taste. If you can't stand the look of 'green' juice put it in an opaque cup with a top on it and sip it through a straw. Its really really good and good for you!!

Welcome to Back to Eden journey!!
Monique H. all the way from Vegas!! Get your groove on girl. You can do it!
Aletha G. holding it down from ATL! (Atlanta's in the house) You know you got this!!

Remember, its a lot easier to do anything with someone to cheer you on and be accountable to. Buddy up with a friend where ever you are and send us your praise reports so we can be encouraged and encourage one another.

Prayer: Lord, keep us in your will. Show us ourselves through your eyes. Help us to see the things you have in store for us and give us the courage to put forth what it takes to achieve them. Help us to put behind us all our short comings and failures so that they don't hinder us from future successes. Remind us that we can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens us!!


Special prayer: Lord - send a healing to sister Wilhelmina. We believe you for complete and total restoration. Release your anointing on her and in her. Encourage her soul and lengthen her days. In Jesus name. Amen.

Meanwhile...Keep walking on water!
Rev. Lisa Thatch - A Caring Professional