Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Loves!! 

It is a New Year 2014 


Every New Year many people make New Mission Statements for their lives. New Plans. New Focus. New Goals. Many Christians, start the year off by doing a Daniel Fast, etc.

If you do not know what a Daniel Fast is click here to learn about it.
Another Daniel Fast information site: http://www.wikihow.com/Do-a-Daniel-Fast 

There is nothing wrong with doing any of these things. The only thing, I suggest to those making new mission statements and such and doing a fast. Make sure that it is truly something you desire to do within your heart. Because if it is not something you truly desire to do. You may not be successful in accomplishing your new plans or make it through a fast, etc. 

Throughout life, what I have discovered. If your heart is truly not into committing to the change you speak. You will not stay on track to making the changes or be successful in completing a fast. When you are truly ready for a change in your heart. You will take it more seriously and be committed to seeing it come to past. So, be SERIOUS about whatever it is you set out to do in this New Year!

Fasting: 

I remembered, when I first started doing the Daniel Fast. I was like what the heck am I going to eat!? Lol. It consists of Vegetables, Fruits and Water. For people who like a lot of fruits and veggies - this no problem but for picky eaters like myself. Ha. This was a big problem. In the past, I was not a big vegetable eater or a big water drinker. So, this was a serious problem. How would I survive? So, in the beginning I ate a lot of Fruits! Lol. I had to eat something. Thankfully, now I love veggies and I have learned how to fix different types of good fast friendly food. 

A few of my quick go to dishes:  
Fresh Veggies and Fruits/ Salads
Soup: black beans, corn, tomatoes, onions and brown rice.
Baked Stuffed Bell Pepper: Stuffed inside mushroom, onion, cucumber, diced tomato, brown rice.
Smoothies: Spinach/Kale with variety of fruits I like.  


Here is a site with some Daniel Fast Recipes: http://www.ultimatedanielfast.com/

Blessings to all those fasting. I pray you stay true to your fasting diet and you receive revelations and grow spiritually! <3

Personal News: 

Over the Christmas break, I have been trying to form better habits in my world to be more productive in all my endeavors! Whew! AND I am coming along. I have been a lot more productive! Yay! :-) I needed to do this b/c in this New Year....oooo do I have a lot planned to do and I want to be fruitful. So, I had to get my little self together ASAP! I've been also going harder with my workout plan....and might I say it's working! Yay! I was able to fit into this dress I bought a couple years ago...that wouldn't zip all the way up. Lol. Well, it zips all the way up now! Progress! YAY! I'm excited. I was also even able to put on this lil skirt I had from before I got pregnant. They were snug but they fit. :-) I still have some ways to go to see the results I want...but seeing progress...MOTIVATES me! So, much to accomplish in this New Year and I am READY! Ready -> Set -> Go! I'm ready for 2014!
 

You can also read my personal update I shared on my Facebook page today here.

Business News: 

A couple of months ago, I started working on writing my first book. I'm excited about it. It will be a book about my life...along with Encouragement...for those experiencing similar situations. I hope that when it's all done and it is published. It is a book that brings forth healing and Encouragement to all those who read it. I'm hoping to have it all completed and published before the end of 2014. That's the goal! So, we have lots of work to do - to make that happen. Also, look for Coasta Mi products to be available within the coming months - working on that as well!! 




Blog News: 

Over the Christmas break. I spent quite a bit of time updating the blog. Doing some editing; it was quite time consuming. Let me tell you.

In the process of my blog renovation. I received over 50k views. Which is very AWESOME for little ole me and I THANK each and every one of you for stopping by and checking me out. Thank you for your support!

With the new changes, it should be easier for one to find certain type posts. Also the commenting feature is upgraded. Make it easier to make comments, share, etc. You can also subscribe and follow me in various other places in Social Media world - by checking out my Subscribe area - it will take you directly to my profiles, etc. To look for certain posts, if they are not on the front page. Click "Topics" it will display all the different categories of posts. Click on the one that interest you and all posts with that label will pop up!

In this New Year, I will try some new stuff with the blog. Along with my Encouraging posts: I will post some recipes, sewing projects and various other things from time to time. It's going to be a little different around here...but all for the better. Hope you enjoy and stay around! :-)

Starting off...in this New Year. I'm going to be a little slow in posting on the blog and in Social Media. Spending time with Father...fasting and praying...for clarity and direction ensuring this is a GREAT fruitful new year for myself. Hopefully, you all will understand and be well in my absence. See you in February 2014. Stay Encouraged. 


I love music. Here is a song that ministered to me recently. Hope it ENCOURAGES you in this New Year. Life can make you bitter but BELIEVE in this New Year it will get BETTER! Keep walking and don't be bitter! It get's better!!

 
May God bless YOU in New ways in this New Year! Happy 2014!! <3

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