Is it really love?

Pastor Heather Lindsey said:

“You will be mistreated. You will be wronged. You will be misunderstood. You will be spoken of poorly. You will experience all kinds of injustices. Forgive anyway. Don’t give place in your heart to any form of bitterness. Rather, let God’s love be shed abroad in your heart, and give it away as you have received it—not because it’s deserved, but precisely when it is deserved least—for that is exactly how God pours His love out on us.”

It made me think ……. no matter how many mistakes I make. God still loves me.

How many of us forgive anyway? How many of us are truly “loving”? What are we holding onto that we need to let go of ?

Love knows no limits, even when we think we have been wronged and misunderstood.

Corinthians is one of my favourite books in the Bible simply because the writer Paul highlights a few ways on how we should truly be living as a Christian.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 defines real love.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • Are you patient with each other?
  • Are you kind to each other?
  • Are you never envious of each other?
  • Do you never boast to or about each other?
  • Is your relationship characterized by humility?
  • Are you never rude to each other?
  • Are you not self-seeking?
  • Are you not easily angered with each other?
  • Do you keep no record of wrongs?
  • Are you truthful with each other?
  • Do you protect each other?
  • Do you trust each other?

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Side- noted Tip: Someone shared with me recently if you’re in a relationship/courtship/marriage or even a friendship you should replace the word love with the name of the person.

Are we truly living in love? Remember God IS love.

lots of love,

GC

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Succu-love

I definitely don’t have a green thumb, but I absolutely love gardening and seeing pretty flowers/plants, so when I discovered succulents I was over the moon… literally.

I currently have two succulents so far:

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I named this one “Life”

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I named this one “Abundance”

Reasons I love succulents: 

Apart from being the cutest little plants ever:

  • They are low maintenance
  • They can literally grow anywhere (even in a tea cup!)
  • They last all year round
  • They are the best housemates haha I mean indoor plants
  • They can be easily cut and propagated … learn how to do so here 

 

I store them in pots I got online, just wanna show you the soil i keep mine in and how the pots look!

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And of course, being in the health field, I inevitably began to do research on the health benefits of indoor plants in general and a few top benefits include:

1. They give an assist in breathing

2. They help deter illness

3. They clean the air

4. They boost healing

5. They help you work better

 

Here are some outside succulents that will be moved in soon!

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Do you know of any more health benefits of indoor plants? What’s your fave indoor plant? Leave a comment below and let me know!

P.S. I got the flower pots on Amazon

lots of love,

GC

What should you add to your grocery list this week?

Turmeric

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(yup, that’s fresh out of the ground Jamaican Turmeric)

 

You’ll see the more refined, powdered version in the supermarkets in a little bottle!

Random Facts about Turmeric:

  • It’s a plant
  • It’s the main spice in curry (yum), mustards, butters, and cheeses
  • It’s oil is used in perfumes (who would have thought!)
  • It’s used to make medicine
  • It’s a cousin of ginger
  • It has a bitter taste ( it’s like a kick, but a nice kick )

Important Fact:

Curcumin, a compound found only in turmeric, is the main compound for the healing

Benefits: 

(based on scientific research)

  • Cures Acne
  • Prevents skin damage
  • Improves skin conditions ( psoriasis, eczema,etc)
  • Exfoliating agent
  • Gives you glowing skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Lightens facial hair
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Improves digestion
  • Controls blood pressure
  • Treats diabetes
  • Wound healing
  • Blood purifier
  • Natural anti- inflammatory
  • Natural analgesic
  • Natural antiseptic
  • Natural antioxidant
  • Natural antibiotic
  • Prevents cancer growth cells (breast, prostate,leukemia, colon,skin,lymphoma)

 

BTW, don’t confuse turmeric with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).

What are some ways you use turmeric? Please share in the comment box below 🙂

lots of love,

GC

 

Photo Credit: Thanks to @jhayoc getting the real Jamaican turmeric