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Have you heard?
Dr. Celeste Owens Ministries is hosting its first Surrender Healing Retreat!!!
The Surrender Healing Retreat is strategically designed and orchestrated by God. It is a 3-day conference designed to help women surrender to and embrace God’s Divine Wellness mind, body, and spirit! This time of fellowship is for all women who want to be whole, to thrive, and fulfill their destiny!
Space is limited. Early Bird Pricing in effect until Feb. 28, 2015 (390./Double Occupancy and $360./Triple Occupancy.
I’m the weird family member who doesn’t eat meat and watches her sugar. In my presence they all make excuses for their food choices.
I don’t want to be the food police.
In fact, there are times that I wish I was an ordinary eat-like-the-rest-of-the-world-individual. Quiet as it’s kept, I know that Buffalo wings are tasty and that cheesecake could wash away every care (at least for about 15 minutes, lol).
To be honest, on occasion I contemplate throwing this whole clean eating agenda out the window.
That’s until I won the dance contest. Continue reading
Thank you again to Young and Raw for hosting this great challenge.
Please comment and share your smoothie pics for inspiration. You’re making a big difference just by sharing and encouraging people around you. Be sure to also share your comments, feedback and results with us in the Facebook Group!
Here are your recipes for the next 5 days…Enjoy!
Day 11: Kiwi Omega Booster
2 kiwi (peeled, if non-organic)
½ field cucumber
2 cup spinach
¼ cup cilantro
1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds
1 cup water or coconut water
Tips and Tricks: Kiwis are one of our favorite nutritional powerhouse foods. They are rich in an enzyme called actinidain which will aid your body in the digestion of protein molecules. They are also full of potassium, a mineral that will help to balance out blood pressure by moderating the effects of sodium. Kiwis can also help to prevent blood clots when eaten on a regular basis. Continue reading
This challenge is easy and a great way to get in your fruits and vegetables. Day 6: Healthy Orange Julius 1 fresh or frozen banana 1 orange, peeled 1 lime, peeled 2 cups spinach 1 cup almond milk Tips and Tricks: Who says you need egg whites to make a delicious creamy smoothie! This smoothie is packed full of vitamin C, which will help to boost your immune system as well as contribute to the formation of strong, healthy skin. It is also rich in iron due to the spinach content. You will be increasing your bodies ability to absorb the iron in your spinach by combining it with the vitamin C rich citrus fruits as well. Day 7: Peach Perfect Ginger Delight 2 cups fresh or frozen peaches 2 cups arugula 1 celery rib 1-inch piece ginger root 1 cup water or coconut water Tips and Tricks: Peaches are an awesome addition to your regular fruit rotation. Peaches are rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins A and C which will help to protect your body against heart disease, as well as nourishing and protecting your skin. They are also rich in selenium which means that they can protect your cells from damage as well as cancer formation and growth. Day 8: Green Pear Fiber Booster 2 pears, cores and stems removed 2 cups green leaf lettuce ¼ cup parsley 1 tbsp chia or hemp seeds 1 cup water or coconut water Tips and Tricks: Pears are one of the best sources of dietary fibre in the plant kingdom. RIch in soluble fiber, which is the fiber that absorbs water to help soften and add bulk to the stools, keeping your digestive system clean. This type of fiber is also responsible for helping to reduce cholesterol levels in the body. The skin of the pear is where most of the fiber resides, so be sure to include the skin. Day 9: Blackberry Antioxidant Rescue 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries ½ orange, peeled 2 cups spinach 1-inch piece ginger root ¼ cup cilantro 1 cup water or coconut water Tips and Tricks: You may be able to guess that blackberries are rich in antioxidants just by looking at their rich, dark color. Blackberries are rich in anthocyanins which help to defend the body against age related degeneration as well as cancer cell formation. They are rich in rutin which will help to improve circulation, and these berries help to fight inflammation, making them an all around amazing food for helping to prevent disease in general. Day 10: Tropical Vitamin Booster 1 cup fresh or frozen mango 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple 2 cups green leaf lettuce 1 lime, juiced 1 cup water or coconut water
Congratulations, you did it! You completed Cycle 8 – New Beginnings!!!
So now that you completed The 40-Day Surrender Fast, what’s next?
An abundant life!
God’s plan for you has never changed and the beauty of surrendering is that it advances you and anoints you to complete the assignment you were created to complete before the beginning of time.
I was just reading this morning the words that were said to Saul upon being anointed as Israel’s next king by Samuel the prophet. Samuel told Saul that on Saul’s way home he would meet a procession of prophets coming down from the high place and they will be prophesying. When this encounter happened, “The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will be changed into a different person. Once these signs are fulfilled, do whatever your hand finds to do, for God is with you.” (I Samuel 10:6-7, NIV)
I love this! And it made me think of you and the experience that you just had being part of Cycle 8. God divinely linked us for such a time as this and your obedience to God’s plan these last 40 days has empowered you for his greater work. Therefore, whatever you put your hands to, do it with all your might for the Lord has blessed it!
We would love to hear from you. Please post your praise report here or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With God all things are possible,
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Well Surrender Fasters it’s Week 6 of Surrender Fast 2014 and we are on the last leg of this race. What a mighty time we have had, but it’s not over; God has one last purging to do.
All Cycle long we’ve focused on changing our minds in order to walk into our New Beginning. So this week will be no different. God is instructing us to exchange a poverty mindset for one of prosperity.
Both the poverty and prosperity mindsets are ways of thinking. The poverty mindset is rooted in fear and lack, while a prosperity mindset is rooted in love and abundance.
It’s evident that one is living from a poverty perspective when you hear phrases like this coming from their mouth:
- “I work so hard, but still can’t make ends meet.”
- “If the economy would turn around, I might have a chance,”
- “I never get anything the easy way.”
- “If I ever have extra, I’ll be the first to give back and live generously.”
WRONG. Continue reading
Today is the start of Week 4 of Surrender Fast 2014.
Day 22 from The 40-Day Surrender Fast devotional reminds us to Dust off Our Dreams. What an amazing reminder from the God of New Beginnings!
In fact, that is our theme for this Cycle of fasting: New Beginnings. During this time God is giving fresh wind, and new life to that dream you thought would no longer come to pass. Well be encouraged, you have been hand-picked to see the resurrection of what you thought was dead.
Welcome to Day 15 Surrender Fasters! Remember, you have been hand-picked for a New Beginning so don’t let anything stop you from reaching the finish line.
Each Monday I like to greet you with a thought for the week. Well for the second week in a row, fellow Surrender Faster Brandi Jefferson-Motley, has said it best! Please check out her reflections on suffering, which includes profound insights like: “At times, we also forget that each trial is temporal and comes with its own expiration date.”
Can you praise God that your test has an expiration date! It may not look like it right now but things are already getting better.
Be sure to hang out with us every weekday morning (M-Th) at 7am (EST) for the Morning Prayer Call. Each call is recorded to give you 24/7 access so listen or re-listen as much as you please. CLICK HERE FOR RECORDED CALLS
Be encouraged and keep on surrendering!
Here’s the link to Brandi’s blog post: Monday Morning Motivation and Inspiration – September 29, 2014.
Hi Brandy, this is so on point and I plan to share on the topic of “going back” in one of the later weeks of Cycle 8. What some don’t realize is that the place of your wounding can also be the place were you are restored, renewed and empowered to be all that God created you to be. This is true of both Naomi and Joseph. Sometimes we have to go back to begin again aka New Beginnings!
Thanks for sharing and God bless you and your family and you transition. When I read your story I knew I had to share with the other Surrender Fasters. Be encouraged you all, you have been hand-picked for this New Beginning!