Friday, January 13, 2012

Ginger Tea

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to let ya'll know that I am going to start a segment called Friday Favorites. It where I'm gonna talk about my favorite things. Today I'm gonna start with one of my favorite types of tea. Due to health issues I have to limit my caffine intake. Some days I due better than others. Until recently I couldn't really stand to drink herbal tea until recently. It was just bland. Then I came across some information that caught my attention about ginger tea. Here's what I found:

Ginger Tea ~ The Universal Tonic
The benefits of ginger are nearly endless. Its healing effects are most often associated with settling an upset stomach, but ginger does so much more!

Gingerols (the compounds that give ginger its pungent flavor) in ginger have powerful anti-inflammatory effects. Study after study shows rapid reduction of pain and inflammation in arthritis patients with minimal amounts of this healing root. Those same chemicals also slow the growth of certain types of cancer (colo-rectal and ovarian) cells in humans. 

Ginger also promotes immune health with its strong antioxidant effects, cleanses the system of toxins, and even promotes respiratory health, making it ideal for winter months when cold and flu germs are everywhere!

This multi-purpose root also reduces cravings for sugary sweets... a huge plus right after all those holiday treats!
Well after seeing this article I was usurious so I decided to give ginger tea a try. I was amazed as soon as I pour the water on the ginger root. The aroma was instantly soothing. After a few days of drinking ginger tea twice a day I noticed I started feeling better and about a week later I noticed that my sugar cravings were gone! I still eat sweets way to much but at least i don't crave them now. 

So without further ado here's my recipe for ginger tea:
Ginger Tea 
8 ounces boiling purified water
1 to 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root (peeled)
Thin slice of lemon, optional 

If you need sweetener, use pure organic honey or pure maple syrup or other natural sweetener of your choice, but try to keep sugar low. 

Add ginger to boiling water and allow it to steep for up to 5 minutes. Strain if you wish, or drink with ginger bits in tea (they are good for you!). Add lemon and/or sweetener of choice, if using. 

Sip away and find out exactly why this simple elixir is so healing...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reflections on A-Z Scripture Memory Challenge: Letter A

When I started this Challenge I had no idea how much it would affect me. I'm not really surprised though. We all know God's word is powerful! The verse for Letter A is : As for me and my house, We will servve the Lord. Joshua 24:15. Simple to memorize-no biggie. However, when I started meditating on the scripture I was blown away.  was struck by the word serve. To do somthing to benifit others. To serve others as you would yourself. The Lord has been speaking to me about this in EVERYTHING I do! From how I treat my students in class, to how I treat my mother in law, to how I treat the cashier at the local gocery store. All we do show we love our Lord.! I will be the first to admit that I many times fall short but I am thankful for His grace and mercy that allows me to keep on striving for the goal.
What does this verse mean to you?
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Oh My Goodness! :)

I just wanted to share the good news with all my wonderful blog readers. I'm being published! The Hometown Journey magazine is going to print an article I've written. I can't believe it! I'm so excited and pumped! This is one of the goals on my Bucket List!  Lord I give you all honor and glory for being able to share this with others! The Hometown Journey magazine is a local magazine that cover's events in Southeast Texas. You can find out more about the Hometown Journey Magazine by clicking here
Have you reached any of your goals on your buck list? If so what was it?

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