The day I found patience

Not to long ago I realized that my timing was never my own. I never really had the right to say that I know when something is suppose to happen or how it’s suppose to play out because it never works the way I plan anyways.

Patience is a hard thing to learn. We wait in lines, wait for pay day to come around, wait for food, wait on spouses, or wait for a spouse to come along. Our life is full of learning patients. So why is it a big deal? What’s the problem with our lives and why we can’t wait.

Any more everything is so fast paced. We forget that timing is everything, and sometimes that timing is out of our control. WE HUMAN’S did not decided that babies come after 9 months, GOD DID. WE HUMANS, did not decide when we age, GOD DID. And the majority of the things that happen in our lives are planned by God. So why do we feel the constent need to control what we think is our destiny?

See, I am learning this. Patience. I want what God has for my life and I want it now. Like the little spoiled girl in Willy Wonka that wanted that Golden Egg. “I want the world, I want tomorrow.. I want blah blah blah”.  This is not going to be a blog worth a thosand words, but yet simple encouragement.

God didn’t and will not forget about you and your needs. He knows your hearts desires and wants to give them to you. He is just waiting for the day that you trust him with you life and decisions. Cause only you can make the choice to want his will.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes.

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
Comte de Buffon (1707 – 1788)
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Health Tip 101

POP… or Soda.. depending on where you are from has become a much dependent beverage. We all love it. We all crave it. But after I have learned about what it does to your body in one hour… I NO LONGER WANT IT!!! Please enjoy these facts about what Soda Pop does to your body. Diet or not, it’s just not good for you.

  • In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
  • 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)
  • 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, as a response your livers dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked preventing drowsiness.
  • 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.
  • >60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium.
  • >60 Minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyte and water.
  • >60 minutes: As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may become irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, pissed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like even having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

**SO… are you convience that drinking pop is not worth it… I AM..

 

Got any other good health facts you want to share??

My Home town… Fort Wayne Indiana!

There are a few things that you will hear a lot from people that live in Fort Wayne.

“We are nothing but Car Lots and Churches”

“We are one of the fattest and stupidest cities”   (I hate that one, but they say it)

“We’re nothing but flat land and corn fields”

“THERE’S NOTHING TO DO HERE”

 

OK…. That was just a few statements that I’ve heard the absolute most. Some of you that live here are probably laughing because you’ve said them yourself. Well, My blog today is to make people proud of the place they live. Whether it’s Fort Wayne, or LA… I’m making a statement.

Now, I work in the Hotel industry. Yes, I love it. But working there you begin to learn things that you didn’t know. For example, yes we have A LOT of Churches. But did you know that there are a few that are Historical sites? Or what about our famous 3 Rivers the St. Joseph, the St. Mary’s, and the Maumee? Do we even know the history behind them and what they did for Fort Wayne. What about the famous people in history where this was one of their land marks. Like Johnny Appleseed, “Mad” Anthony Wayne, and Chief Tecumseh. We have MANY museums that I’m sure people don’t know about. Nearly 10 in just the downtown area alone. We are the SECOND largest city in Indiana! Guess who’s #1… Indy! And people say there is nothing to do here!!! We have 2 malls with MULTIPLE shopping “stripes”, 5 walmarts, soon to be 3 Targets! Did you know that people who were trying out new resturants would put them in Fort Wayne First to see if they were good or not. The saying goes “if it can survive in Fort Wayne, it can survive anywhere”. We have So many High Schools ranging in different specialties and things that they “favor”. You name it we have it here. Concerts, baseball, football, basketball, shopping, housing of all shapes and sizes.  People of all different cultures, backgrounds, walks of life. Museums, movie theaters, restaurants for all tastes. Hotels and car lots on every corner. Churches for all faith, deeming us “The City of Churches”. Tons of events and festivals through out the year that we all look forward too. 3 Rivers Festival, Johnny Appleseed, Germanfest, Greek Fest, Rib Fest, and Woman’s Night Out to name a few. We have some of the best venues for Concerts some places being named as Number in the Country. We have one the the best Childrens Zoo’s in the U.S. putting it in the TOP 10 almost every year!!! Interested to find out your families history? Check out the LARGEST public Geneoligical center in the U.S. right here in our brand new Library downtown. Even the kids will beg you to take them because it free and entertaining! Even Famous people come through here. Harrison Ford (Club Soda is his favorite), Carrie Underwood, Ice Cube, American Idol, Bill Clinton, Martin Short, Rascal Flatts can’t get enough of us!, Chicago, Peyton Manning, Jared the Subway guy… SO MANY PEOPLE!!! Can you believe these are only a FEW great things about Fort wayne?? Bet you didn’t know that the washing machine, baking powder, calculator, juke box, television, breathalyzer, and refrigerator were ALL invented here!!!

We’re an incrediable city with incrediable things going on!

How well do you know your city?? Are you tired of the same ol’ thing all the time?

Try something new… a Museum… a restaurant… a new store… maybe a boutique or lounge.

How many Coffee shops have you tried? Or no name stores that are known by name and not by the TV.

Fort Wayne isn’t so bad after all. There are things that people don’t know about us that I BEG you find out more. If you don’t live here, I challenge you to find out more about where you do live. Maybe you’ll find something that you’ve been looking for all along.

Check us out….

www.cityoffortwayne.com
www.visitfortwayne.com

I love my city,

Cherith

Brooke Fraser

Have you heard of her? Have you listened to her music and the life she leads? Lets just say, I’m her new favorite fan! This post isn’t going to be long because I am a NEWBIE to the Brook Fraser world. I want her new CD. Heck her first CD AND new CD!! See, I am a big Nicole Nordman fan. HUGE!! She is a christian artist with a flare. But Brooke… I admire her. I don’t sound like her singing wise.. heck, not even close. I can’t play the guitar, and I defiantly don’t write songs. She’s inspiring in her words and is soothing with her voice. What a God Sent! Literally! God has placed a gift in her like I haven’t seen in awhile. Become a fan too… check her out at http://www.brookefraser.com

Know of any good artist like her?