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Healing….My Word Of The Year

Hey y’all! How is your year going so far? We are in the middle of 21 days of prayer. It’s Ahhhmazzing! Believing God for many things this year.

What are you believing God for this year?

Healing is my word for this year. Do you have one? If so what is it? I’d love to hear from you.

Joy was my word last year. So funny how God knows exactly what we need when we need it. Last year was an extremely difficult year for me. God knew JOY was what I would. He knew the things I was going to go through were going to be difficult and I would need strength in order to persevere. I needed to find JOY amidst the trials.

The JOY of the Lord is our strength.

I needed JOY to keep going and get through every day.

As I said, healing is my word this year for several reasons. Some I’ll share and some are private.

One is, I need physical healing in my body from multiple things.

But I also need healing from this eating disorder I’ve struggled with for so many years. I’ve been set free from using the diuretics and laxatives everyday, praise God! That is a miracle in itself 🙏🏻🙌🏻 But I still have my daily struggles. He’s not done with me yet and he’s not done with you either sweet friend. He’s been delivering me from glory to glory but I’m ready to be COMPLETELY FREE! COMPLETELY HEALED! Maybe that’s you too!

There are relationships in my life that need healing…Ones that I can’t do anything about.

Loved ones who need Jesus.

Loved ones who are sick and need healing.

Loved ones who are making wrong choices.

Loved ones who are heartbroken.

Loved ones who just need a miracle.

Relationships that need restoration.

Ones that only God can fix it.

One thing I know though is that nothing is to big for my God and nothing is impossible for Him!

He’s the God of the IMPOSSIBLE.

He’s the WAYMAKER!

Verse of the Year:

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:2-5

God bless you sweet friends and if you need prayer, I would be honored to pray for you. Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Song of the Year:

Waymaker- Leeland

Even when I don’t see it, You’re working
Even when I don’t feel it, You’re working
You never stop, You never stop working
You never stop, You never stop working
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are
Way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper
Light in the darkness, my God
That is who You are

https://youtu.be/iJCV_2H9xD0

Happy New Year

I can’t believe it’s almost 2020. Time has flown by. The New Year can often be filled with many emotions, topping that list can be fear.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear of what we already know.

Fear of what is to come.

Maybe you’ve had the best year yet or maybe you are like I can’t wait for this year to be over. This has been a very challenging year for me so I’m excited and expectant for the new year.

Maybe you have been on a mountaintop….or maybe you’ve been in the valley for what seems to be forever. Either way a new year is coming and that means fresh start.

I want to encourage you today, with all the people and things around us changing…..our one true constant is God! He never changes and He is always with us.

Prayer For The New Year

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for all the many blessings you’ve given us.

I thank you for all the good things and even the hard things that’s happened in our lives this year because they’ve drawn us closer to You.

I thank you that in a world full of chaos, You are our constant. You are our peace.

Thank you that you make ALL things new. That we get a fresh start again this 2020.

Lord let it be a year of victory, of God encounters, a year of healing and freedom, a year of restoration and reconciliations.

Nothing is too big for You Lord!

We ask that You lead us each and every step, let us be in sync with You and desire You above all else.

We ask for your wisdom and discernment and for your strength and courage to walk out the plans you have for us.

Help us to press forward and endure, and not looking back.

We ask that you would open doors that need to be opened and shut doors that need to be shut.

God help us to pursue the dreams and desires you’ve put in our hearts, like Ephesians 3:20 says.

We pray for a mighty hedge of protection around our families and friends. We declare what the enemy meant to harm and destroy God you will work for our good. That NO weapon formed against us will prosper, Amen!

Your Word says You are our Provider, so we ask for your provision for us. Cover us with your favor. Bless us Lord to be a blessing.

Let your light shine in us and may we make a difference in this world for you Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

New Year!

New Beginnings!

New You!

Sweet friends, now is the time for increase. Now is time to grow in the Lord. He has a great plan and purpose for your life. He has new adventures just waiting for you to discovered. “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

What Are You Speaking?

Happy Saturday y’all! Coming close to the end of another year, can you believe it?

What are you speaking?

God is who He says He is! Who do you say He is?

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Psalm 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’s word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.

God can do what He says He can do! What do you say He can do?

Romans 9:5 God will do what he said he would do…..

Ephesians 3:20 God can do anything, you know – far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.

You are who God says you are!What do you say you are?

John 1:12 But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children.

Romans 8:2 For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.

2 Corinthians 5:17 So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; what is old has passed away–look, what is new has come.

His Word says “I can do all things through Christ…” What do you say you can do?

My friend, God’s Word is alive and active and on the inside of you. That very same power that raised Christ from the dead resides IN YOU.

Just think about that for a moment….

Are you speaking and believing Gods Word?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.

Or are you just believing the lies of the enemy?

It’s time to push back and get in agreement with the Word of God and live your best life now sweet friend!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, y’all!🤗

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday. It has been a wonderful day with the family.

I’m so thankful for each one you, my blogger family friends. You all have encouraged and touched my heart I’m so many ways. I love and value each one of you so much.

May the Lord bless you and keep you; The lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; The lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace❤️

Love and hugs,

Nicole❤️

Are You Willing To Be Uncomfortable?

If your struggling with something and God hasn’t delivered you yet, maybe you may have to be willing to be uncomfortable for a while?

So often that’s exactly what we don’t want, we want God to rescue us immediately. We don’t want to feel pain, go through change, feel uncomfortable, or discipline.

But “You can suffer the pain of change or the pain of staying the same.” Joyce Meyer

My son, My daughter, it’s time. It’s time to get dressed and ready for battle. I have recruited YOU, My chosen one, to fight the good fight! You are My mighty warrior! I have not called you to a life of comfort. I have called you to combat and adventure!! Put on every piece of My armor. Your battles won will become the blessing of ALL generations.

Have a blessed day!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗

Avoid Cross Contamination in Your Kitchen This Christmas

One of my biggest fears when eating somewhere else is do they know how to prepare my food. They may have all gluten free foods but do they know how to prepare it? Or has it been cross contaminated?

That’s happened to me before at the beginning of my journey. when someone said “Oh yea, we will check everything and make sure and prepare it all properly.” I know they meant that with all their hearts too but when we got there it was like a gluten fest, LOL. Bread, dressing, Mac and cheese, etc. etc. My heart sank, I couldn’t eat anything.

When I had to explain why I couldn’t eat it, they said ” We read the labels and none it had gluten on it so we thought that was fine.”

Label reading 101

What is gluten? Wheat, barley, rye, and oats.

“Gluten is a general name for the proteins found in wheat (wheatberries, durum, emmer, semolina, spelt, farina, farro, graham, KAMUT® khorasan wheat and einkorn), rye, barley and triticale – a cross between wheat and rye. Gluten helps foods maintain their shape, acting as a glue that holds food together. Gluten can be found in many types of foods, even ones that would not be expected.” Celiac Disease Foundation

It may not say the word gluten specifically. There are other words that hide gluten.

  • Barley
  • Breading, bread stuffing
  • Brewer’s yeast
  • Bulgur
  • Durum (type of wheat)
  • Graham flour
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein 
  • Kamut (type of wheat)
  • Malt, malt extract, malt syrup, malt flavoring
  • Malt vinegar
  • Malted milk
  • Matzo, matzo meal
  • Modified wheat starch
  • Oatmeal, oat bran, oat flour, whole oats
  • Rye bread and flour
  • Semolina
  • Spelt (type of wheat also known as farro, faro, or dinkel)
  • Triticale
  • Wheat bran
  • Wheat flour
  • Wheat germ
  • Wheat starch

And there are more hidden names of “The Evil One” 🤣

So you gotta research, research, and research some more.

One thing you can do is look for the allergy warning on the products. That’s super helpful now but it’s not always there so you can’t depend on that.

Here are just a few tips for that Celiac or gluten allergy person in your life.

1. Always wash your hands, workspace, countertops before preparing anything gluten free.

2. Separate utensils when serving and preparing gluten free foods.

3. Use separate toasters when preparing bread.

Mine is labeled all over in red permanent marker “Gluten free” “Gluten free princess” and “No gluten allowed.”

4. Separate colanders when serving gluten free foods.

5. Use separate cutting boards and knives.

6. You can color code items to let others know if it’s gluten free or use labels for gluten free or gluten “filled”.

About 6 years ago at Christmas I got the flu and then my youngest got it as well. This is an example of our labeling 🤣🤣

7. Use squeeze bottles for condiments, that way you avoid people double dipping.

*Butter and mayonnaise are bigs ones that people don’t always think of.

8. If you cook gluten filled items as well, do the gluten free foods first.

Hope these tips help you and have a wonderful gluten free Christmas!

Big hugs,

Nicole💗