What’s For Lunch

I hope today finds many of you well and in good spirits.
I continue to have issues with my stomach. I have suffered with somach/abdomen issues for almost 20 years now. Diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowl Syndrome) in my late teens. Which wasn’t the case.

Anyhoo I am doing what the Doc ordered but I’ve  decided to change my diet as well.

I am cutting out lactose (small sensitivity), I am also taking much of the unhelathy packaged products out of my diet some of them will be replaced with gluten free items. Yah I have a sensitivity to that as well, which I learned later in life. No more tomatoes. I’m keeping my eye on products that contain tomatoes as well. Crying some real tears for I just love ketchup. I was never a bread girl so not having that won’t bother me. Is this all too much at one time? Not right now. It’s all about my physical health. Our body is refered to as our temple. We are to take care of our temple by feeding it the proper foods, exercising and getting good sleep. I have been taking care of my spiritual body by feeding on the word of God, praying and worshiping. I am taking care of my mind and emotions by mediating on the word and  practising mindfulness. So why is it that I am choosing to ignore my temple?  I’m tired of putting crap in and expecting a good result. So going forward I will watch what I put in this body. Will keep you posted on how I’m doing. Cheers

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Been a While

Good Day,

I havent posted in a while. I have been sick. I have been reading post and commenting. Some days I wasn’t even able to read.

I have been having stomach issues for a long time now. I finally decided to go to the doctor for I couldn take the burning sensation in my stomach any longer. It has been off and on for a couple of months now. Usually it would be one day here and then a couple days there. I would adjust some things in my diet and feel better. There figuring that I was alright. Im the kind of person where the doctor is my last resort. I don’t like taking antiobotics or pills for that matter.  This time was diffferent. The constant buring wasnt going away. After the second day I decided to visit the doctor. My Dr. knows that I only go and see her when I can’t handle things on my own. Its like being in a relationship with Jesus. He wants us to come to Him for everything. I am learning to lean on Him more for everthing and not just the big things.

I have had a lot of stomach/abdomen issues throughout my life.  Last year I had H-Pylori (another stomach thing).  I was on some heavy antibiotics for a week. It wasnt a pretty thing.  Laid up in my bed not able to do much. I am learning that when you are on antibiotics that you should be taking extra probitotics to protect the lining of your stomach. I wish I knew this growing up, taking antiobiotics like it was some good food. So now I believe that my stomach is all messed up.

Back to the Dr. now, she does some listening, poking and proding and asking questions. She knows me and how I feel in regards to drugs. I would prefer a natural remedy than taking a drug. Needless to say she gives me a script for Dexilant 60mg and says you need to see a GI specialist, this time I agree with her.
So that’s where I’m at. Waiting for my appointment to see the GI specialist. I won’t be anxious because I know my Father has me in His hands. There is nothing that He will not see me thru.
I have been taking my pills for 4 days now. It’s up and down but grateful that I am not getting any worse.

Flashback To:

College 2006-2008

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This Letter.

Its funny that I stumbled upon these letters today. A friend (Duztyn Leonard) mentioned to me just yesterday that he still had the letter that I wrote him, then today I find these.  I thought it fitting to share them. All written to me by my Human Services Counselling Class towards the end of my first year. Enjoy..

“You have opened up so much in class and I am so glad i got to learn more about you and your past…. ” -Tiana

“Lesa, you are the epitome of strength, beauty, and courage. By hearing your story…it given me hope….. My wish for you: stay strong, shine on.” -Dawn

“I am so happy I know you better; you’re a wonderful person….. I remember when we were done taping our interview for interviewing and counselling, you told me that your story was once true….. I never told you this before, but that I meant a lot to me….” -Laura Hale

“It was wicked chillin with you. You constantly make me smile.” -Kristal

“I feel comfortable around you. I feel this way because you do not judge and you are an amazing person to be around. I am grateful that you shared it helped and touched me. I hope one day I can be as strong as you are.” -Paula

“Thanks for making this class enjoyable! You always put a smile on my face with your input in our discussions. Thanks for the many laughs” -Alex

“I like the way you are comfortable in your faith. the way your family is huge part of who you are.” -Clive

“Your personality, and the strength that you have are amazing… I am inspired by your courage and by your ability to overcome the things that you have been through…..” -Kim

“I will remember how if you were ever uncomfortable sharing something you would just say, which made me feel like I was not the only one not sharing personal information.” -Vanessa

“I am happy to had the opportunity to get to know you. I feel there was a lot of valuable memories and experiences shared…” -Stacey

“It is your uniqueness that gives freshness and vitality to a relationship. What you think about yourself is much more important than what others think of you. You have a gift that only you can give the world…” – Anthony

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“I will always remember your remarkable courage.” -Ryan

“One feeling I get about you is that you are happy person. You always have a smile on your face despite what you’ve gone through. Keep it up!” -Christine

“My memory of you would have to be “I DON’T PLAY GAMES!” So funny your straight to the point. Also your laugh I will remember that too.” -Jennifer

“I always felt inspired and appreciated in your company…My wish for you is that you find a career path that will compliment your strengths and commitment. I hope your energy and intuition will continue to put you in the company of those who need a model of courage, light and humour to guide them out of the dark.” -Nancy

I believe I stumbled upon these letter at the right time. By reading this I am reminded that when you are yourself you have nothing to fear. Although I started then my journey continues and there are many more lives to inspire. I will no longer be busy with others things but that which I started this blog to do.

Wherever you go and whatever you do make an impact. Impart into the lives of those that are brought into your life whether for a season, or a lifetime.

Be Still

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What happens when you are still?

One word that described my journey in 2015 was #BeStill. What does it really mean to be still? Dictionary says that still means:

a) remaining in a place or at rest; motionless; stationary

b) from from sound or noise,

c) free from turbulence or commotion

d) stillness or silence

e) to become still or quiet


Its when we are still that our lives can change dramatically. We allow ourselves to be used and ministered to by God. Do you hear his voice in your daily life? As you drive, as you are at work, can you hear him whisper to you? What is he saying? Are you listening? There is nothing like being in his presence all the time. His love will never leave, his presence is constant. So in this fast paced world that we live in, let’s take the time to stop and listen for in all of the chaos He is speaking. I am listening. I hope that you are too!

#BeStill