My Surrender Healing Retreat Experience!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity
(of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear),
but (He has given us a spirit) of power and of love
and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
(2 Timothy 1:7 AMP)
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Hey Guys,

I am moving away from the normal agenda in order to share my experience on the Surrender Healing Retreat I attended last weekend. I’ll be sure to share more health tips next week!

Whoa, WOW, whew, re-donk-culous is all I can say about The Surrender Healing Retreat this past weekend hosted by Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries (DCOM)!!!

For me, this was one of, if not the best experiences of the movement of God I’ve ever had the pleasure of attending. I can’t even begin to explain how thick the anointing of God was. From the first moment I walked into the conference room, I sensed that this was going to be something all together different from the norm. And boy was I right!

From the first stroke of the cord on the keyboard you could since the stirring of the Holy Spirit. And when the worshippers ministered in song you knew then that  this was going to be something you hadn’t expected.
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It was like the cloud and weight of His glory was descending on our room and He was simply saying “Welcome to your new beginning.” Even as I write, the tears are trickling down my cheeks. God is simply Amazing!!!
Lady Malinda Chisholm, Joy Briscoe, Karen Ward, Dr. Celeste Owens, Pastor Deborah Evans, Nichole Thomas, and Tyra Lane-Kingsland allowed God to move and speak freely through them. It was simply awe-inspiring to watch. They spoke with authority and unashamed love for our God. They weren’t afraid to veer from what they thought would be important to say in order to fulfill God’s wishes by speaking what the Holy Spirit was giving them to say. And as they spoke what the Spirit had given them to speak, you could feel each level of God’s presence elevating to higher heights and deeper depths, even in our Christian Yoga sessions!
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Let’s Talk Vitamin D

Vitamin D
By the proper intakes of
vitamins and other nutrients
and by following a few other
healthful practices from youth
or middle age on, you can, I
believe, extend your life and
years of well-being by twenty-
five or even thirty-five years.
Linus Pauling
 
Hey Guys,
Let’s talk Vitamin D!

There is a substantial amount of studies showing the multiple benefits of Vitamin D. Vitamin D is one of a group of vitamins found in liver and fish oils. It is essential for the absorption of calcium and the prevention of rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults (both diseases defined as a softening of bones in either children or adults due to deficiency or impaired metabolism of Vitamin D).

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Dandelion – More than just a Weed?

No creature is fully
itself till it is, like a dandelion,
opened in the bloom of pure
relationship to the sun, the
entire living cosmos.
D.H. Lawrence

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So, you’re walking round your yard and spot a dandelion. Most likely the first thought is go and get some Weed B Gon and spray the life out of that little creeper. Before you take off running for the sprayer……STOP!!! And let me tell you about the numerous benefits of this overlooked flower.

Did you know that dandelions are herbs that are used for medicinal purposes? They contain Vitamins A, C and D. They also contain a sufficient amount of zinc, iron, magnesium and potassium. Continue reading

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Milk – To Drink or Not To Drink

I don’t believe that you have to
be a cow to know what milk is.
Ann Landers
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Hey Guys!

When you think of milk do you think of babies, kids and healthy growing bones? Well if so then think about adding adults to that equation as well. According to this weeks article there are 6 reasons why drinking milk can be an essential part of your diet.

If you don’t do dairy like Dr. Celeste that’s fine too. Just wanted to support those who can consume dairy without side effects.

Several benefits of drinking milk are: Continue reading

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Life After Cycle 9

Hello Surrender Fasters!!!

How’s life after Cycle 9? Well for starters I have to get use to not conducting the Morning Prayer. LOL. I miss it but also welcome the break.

For now, let me encourage you to keep pressing, keep seeking God as He has moved you from a Finished Place to a New Beginning. The testimonies are flooding in praising God for the courage to resign, for allowing them to be fired, for opening opportunities for them to speak, for removing debt, etc.

I don’t know what your New Beginning looks like but I know it is GLORIOUS. I can’t wait to hear what great adventure God opens for  your next. Please share your praise report: testimony@surrenderfast.com.

Although the cycles of fasting have ended we would love to STAY CONNECTED. Here are some UPCOMING EVENTS. Continue reading

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The Many Benefits of Lemon Water

If Life Gives You
Lemons
Keep Them
because hey, free lemons!
lemons
Hey Guys!

Open you’re refrigerator and pull out that little, yellow, zesty fruit that go by the name of lemon and let’s get ready to rumble….for the improvement of your health that is.

Lemons are loaded with Vitamin C, which helps to build the immune system which can prevent illnesses such as the flu and cold.

Drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning is something you should consider doing as it helps to clean the liver by flushing out unwanted toxins.

Lemons also helps the body to maintain its pH balance and maintain digestion by encouraging the production of bile.

And that’s just the beginning. Let’s take a closer look at this oval shape fruit… Continue reading

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One Sure-Fire Tactic for Relieving Pain

We must develop and maintain
the capacity to forgive. He who
is devoid of the power to
forgive is devoid of the power
to love. There is some good in
the worst of us and some evil
in the best of us. When we
discover this, we are less
prone to hate our enemies.
Martin Luther King Jr.
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FORGIVENESS can look and sometimes be an overwhelmingly hard thing to do. Especially the kind that has festered for weeks, months, or years.

To forgive or not to forgive can feel like an emotional roller coaster ride. On one hand you feel like I have a right to be upset and then on the other you know it’s not always worth the time and energy it takes to maintain that level of anger against someone.

As I was watched Dr. Owens minister about the importance of health Tuesday night at The First Baptist Church of Glenarden, she made a profound statement. She said that sickness could be a product of unforgiveness. WOW! That was truly one of those statements that stops you in your tracks and causes you to meditate; a “Selah” moment indeed. Continue reading

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Kitchen Rescue: Which Foods to Avoid When Shopping

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Information is a source of learning.
But unless it is organized, processed, and
available to the right people in a format for decision making,
it is a burden, not a benefit.
William Pollard
Hey Guys!
In today’s world it seems like the general consensus is “the quicker the better.” Fast food chains are on a rise. Instead of fast food every now and again, we’re deciding on which would be the healthiest to eat for tonight. Most every restaurant you ride pass after 5pm is packed; leaving household kitchens empty.

Food for Thought: If the restaurants are packed and you find yourself waiting, would it me more advantageous to put something together at home? You could save money, time, as well as possibly prevent illness/food poisoning that can come from under cook food (due to the rush rush mentality).

So if you are going to cook at home you will need to grocery shop. In the grocery stores you see lots of people shopping inside versus outside the perimeter of the store. Then you have people like me, who do a little of both.
Yes, I know it’s much better to stay on the outskirts, but sometimes my wallet says otherwise and I have to venture inside. But the inside is where label reading is necessary and can be sometimes intimidating.

Although you may not understand every ingredient, here’s a list of food ingredients you should never eat. In other words, Avoid, Avoid, Avoid!!!

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Confessions of a Late Night Eater

Beloved, I pray that you
may prosper in every way and
(that your body) may keep well,
even as (I know) your soul 
keeps well and prospers
3 John 1:2
Good Health
Hey Guys!
So last night I had pizza and wings for dinner (Yum!). It was so good but it was a late dinner so after sleeping for a bit, I awoke realizing that my body wasn’t feeling quite right. I was super hot and sweaty.

It didn’t take me long to realize that this was the effects of the “yummy dinner” I had consumed a few hours back; my body was rejecting all the grease and spiciness it had just ingested.

This wasn’t the first time that had happened, and I realized that it wouldn’t be the last time if I didn’t change my diet for good. Continue reading
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The God Who Divinely Connects the Dots

Welcome to Week 3 of Cycle 9 of the Surrender Fast! Theme #DivineConnections.

On the Morning Prayer call I shared the story of how I lived through a paint job gone wrong. I had carefully planned the colors for my home but last minute decision to change one of the colors at the paint store left me with  regret so overwhelming that the night of the mistake I went to bed at 8pm with my clothes on! I pulled the covers over my head hoping to sleep through the mistake.

However the next day I made the decision to believe it could out for my good and it did. Surprisingly, my “mistake” colors worked perfectly with the colors I had chosen from the beginning. Continue reading

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