Do you know Sweet Potato may help your gut?

I love sweet potatoes but do you know eating sweet potatoes may help your gut?

Sweet potato is very rich in fiber. Sweet potato also contain antioxidants which helps with cultivating healthy gut bacteria including certain Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species. Foods containing 20-33 grams of fiber per day may help with colon cancer and regular bowel movements. So next time sweet potato is on the menu take a helping.

Sweet potato is easy to prepare but first be sure to choose good sweet potatoes. Since sweet potato is a root when you purchase them quite a bit is discarded because the ends have to be removed. So when you are purchasing look for those without too many ends:

There are many great recipes with Sweet Potato :

  • You can peal and boil them. Cut in cubes after boiling and just add butter.
  • You can also cube after boiling and add your favorite sauce I like tamarind sauce.
  • Another great way is to slice and bake in a blend of ketchup, mustard and pepper. Add some Melongene, Green Salad and Baked Salmon.

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Gluten Free Dumplings

I thought I would share with you today my tip for gluten free dumplings. You see I love dumplings in my soups and broths but the regular flour sometimes create havoc with my stomach.

If you are like me and love dumplings but suffer with your stomach or can’t digest the regular flour you would love this tip. As a matter of fact Saturdays are soup or broth days. When we order we say hold on the dumplings please. I wish the restaurant/take away eating place would provide gluten free dumplings.

Flour has a way of creating havoc with your digestive system. It is said that consuming flour may lead to arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and even cancer. It is also now being communicated that whole wheat flour elevates your blood sugar, cholesterol and also clogs the arteries. Why then do we consume so much flour?

The bread, the pizzas, pastries, cakes. We can’t do without these but we can explore alternatives similar to this one where I discovered that cassava dumplings is gluten free and works just as well as normal dumplings.

Cassava flour has no cholesterol, gluten free and low in carbs and sugars. Not as sticky as flour, just add water and you have good mix.

You can have a tasty gluten free Fish Broth in minutes.

Try it out and let us know .


Be careful what you think

I always hear this phrase – ‘be careful what you think’ but never gave much thought to it until lately when I was listening to the reading of the Gospel and it dawned on me that God knows our every thought.

In Ecclesiasticus chap 42:15-25 it says – …. ‘not a thought escapes him, not a single word is hidden from him’. As a perfect gentleman God allows your thoughts to manifest into your reality. Hence the term be careful what you think.

As a matter of fact I was thinking that based on this bible reference God must know my every thought since he is everywhere, he is the breath we breathe, he is in nature, the animals, birds, the sea. God is life and without life we would be as good as dead.

Since he knows our every thought sometimes we may try to do something and it just would not happen no matter what. At this point it helps to recognize that maybe God is trying to tell us something like – it is said that he does not say no just it is not the right time for this, or this is not the right decision or just give it sometime. Review the advantages and disadvantages and see what is really going on.

I don’t know about you but I think it is awesome that he knows my every thought, but on the other hand I need to focus more on God so I could be alined with his thoughts also.

What do you believe, are there situations in your life where you feel he knows your thoughts? Have you ever experienced where you and another person were thinking the same thing without any prior discussion?

If God knows our thoughts, then how could we use this to make better decisions? I am sure there are times when you feel that you just need some guidance to make that decision about your job, your relationships, your life or your family life? Could knowing that God knows your every thought help you? One thing we know for sure is wherever you place your energy and focus that is where your thoughts are.


One name that can save us

There is only one name that can get us through this Pandemic. We have to call on that name. All through out the Bible the Apostles said they were doing everything in the name of Jesus – the one who was crucified. Let us all on that name to break every chain that has tied us to this VIRUS.

So many of us are suffering because one of our loved ones has left this world or we have loved ones who are sick with the virus, or we are out of a job, we do not know how we are going to meet our expenses, we can’t pay the rent, the mortgage or the bailiff is waiting outside to take our car.

We have to call on that name – Come Lord Jesus Come! Now more than ever we need help. No money to be paid, Jesus already paid, no subscription just a few seconds to say and share.

COME LORD JESUS COME! Be Bless and stay safe.


Second Chances

Ah! the month of February. This is Valentine’s month. The month of love, the month of the heart. It can also be the month of second chances. It can be that month when you break the cycle. Give a second chance to someone who you know who maybe hurting because of something that might have happened with your relationship with them. You can start a movement for second chances.

Who do you know that needs a second chance? You can be the one to break the cycle and say – ‘Hey I am sorry for the way I treated you’, or just a “Hello – how are you doing?’ . This can be just what that person is waiting on to move on. What about that member of your family where things just don’t go right between you and them? You may not like what they do, how they operate. No family event can bring you together with them. They just irks you. Can you reach out and love them? Can you give them a second chance? They are people like you – God created you just as he created them, you can love them but not their behavior.

How about your neighbor or is that going to far? Yes the one with the garbage and the smelly dogs who keep getting into your yard, digging out your plants or leaving their ‘dodoo’ on the lawn.

Remember the story in the bible about how Moses murdered an Egyptian to help his people, but hey murder is murder. God gave him a second chance.

What about David, he arranged to have Uriah the Hittite killed because he had gotten Uriah’s wife pregnant. He got a second chance. God did not give up on him even though the first child died as punishment, Solomon was later conceived.

We all need a second chance, or even a third or fourth chance. What about you? What are the things you need a second chance for? Bring up all those things you have hidden away that are nibbling at your peace of mind and say – ‘Hey I know I messed up, and let it go”. Forgive yourself, give yourself a second chance and move on.

We don’t deserve second chances but God gives us second, third, fourth chances. Thank of the many times you messed up, yet things turned around for you. If he gives you so many chances why not give someone else including yourself a second chance.

Who do you know who needs a second chance? Make that call now, or send that message or email.

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Is God silent in your life?

God’s silence is not evidence of his absence in your life. This is actually an invitation to experience his presence in your life.

Respond to his invitation and start to refocus and see things differently. See the various ways he helps you or is trying to speak to you. Be present in all you do, experience the sounds and beauty in what you do. Even in washing wares feel the soap suds, the water on your hand.

When outside look at the beauty of the flowers the greenness of the trees, the raindrops, the brightest of the sun. Enjoy the sunrise and the sunset.

Enjoy each moment and know that once the moment has passed it has passed you cannot redo that moment. Time just keeps moving forward. So enjoy each moment to the max.

God would not always come to you like thunder or force winds but he would be very gently so look for him in everything that you do.

In any case Jesus said that he would be with us always and even stated that if two or three are gathered together he would be there. Having faith is key to feeling his presence in your life.


Are you hiding from God?

So many people are hiding from God because either of their brokenness or they want to do their own thing.
I think I may have been hiding from God at one time. You see I was so broken, I got involved in the wrong things and just was too ashamed to get involved with God. There wasn’t much relationship with him, I was doing my own thing.

I wanted my degree, a good job, husband, kids and a big house. God was a, by the way, not much serious thought was given to who he was and much less Jesus. 
Some of you may be just under the radar God is there, just there. 
In reading the gospel about Jonah I want to believe I may have been like that, Jonah did not want to do what God wanted him to do.

What about you? 
We must not forget Saul who was temporally blinded by Jesus and converted to a follower of Jesus Christ. 
We cannot hide from God the breath that we breathe is his. According to the Bible, he breathed into Adam. God is the breath of life. 
I realize that God is real, the burning bush with Moses and all his interactions with Abraham, Joseph, David, and Solomon to name a few. 
Then there is the Jesus bit which you may say happens over 2000 years ago and has no impact now, or when you get a chance after you have all you want you would check him out. 
I was listening to the New Testament reading about the Apostle Stephen and it amazed me to know that Stephen saw Jesus sitting at the right hand of God. Now if you are a dying man, you are being stoned to death would you tell the truth? You are being stoned because you spoke about Jesus yet you are still saying that you are seeing him at the right hand of God. This is just one example of many. 
I believe whatever you do God is there and he would find you. Open and allow him to help you to take your broken pieces and put them back together. There is no greater experience than this love of God.


Are you missing the truth?

So often you see signs of things happening right in front of your eyes, but you miss the truth.

In your relationship you may see little signs of things not going well – loss of interest, coldness in the relationship, more disagreements, things start to turn violent but in a jokingly way, communication has either reduced or it is now some grunts or yes or no. What is the truth behind all this?

On the job – people stop talking when you get close, those you lime with are now chummy, chummy with the boss, even those you supervise are always with the boss. The boss is now bypassing you and going straight to them with job-related issues. Uncharitable remarks are being passed. You start getting blamed for all kinds of things. The signs are there but you are missing the truth.

In your volunteer groups, you get the stuff to do which is no big deal, but nobody wants to help. People in the group do not even read or pay attention when you circulate information dealing with stuff that you have been assigned. What is the truth behind all these occurrences? Are you missing something?


You see the truth is always right in front of you and it is up to you to identify it. Missing the truth goes way back to the bible, Jesus and the Pharisees and the disciples. Jesus went about healing people, even raising people from the dead, turning water into wine and feeding thousands of people from a small boy’s lunch. He said he was the son of God yet not many believed because they could not see the truth. In the Gospel of Luke (24:13-35) Jesus walked with two of the disciples and they did not recognize him. The truth of his resurrection was right in front of them and they missed it. Sometimes it is hard to see the truth because you are blinded by your pride, lack of understanding, lack of faith, and fear. You prefer to take the easy route. We see the riots over the death of Floyd, it should have been peaceful but turned out violent in some states. What is the truth behind this? Are all persons rioting because of the death of a Blackman? Or are they venting their pent up rage, anger, and frustration as a result of other issues? Sometimes you sweep your instincts (that little voice that says umm – something may not be right) and red flags under the carpet. You say to yourself – no way; that could not be so, that person would never do that, or like those (the Pharisees) in the bible either Jesus is crazy or he is the devil or the disciples are drunk because they speak of Jesus and the resurrection.

You need to come to terms with the truth. Do you need to check on you? Your tone? Your mannerism? Your expectations of that person or things? What are you aiming for and is this situation providing that or is it keeping you back? Is there an opportunity for you to progress? Jesus offered the opportunity to live a better life, to have eternal life. So many of us miss this. We are so concerned about how it would look, what people would say, or that we would be missing out on life. Have you missed this? What other opportunities have you missed? Opportunities to love, to be in a happy relationship, to help people in need or just to be a better version of you.

It is not too late you can get help to explore the truth behind your situation and the options available to you. Email: joseylifeline@gmail.com

We all need somebody who would listen without judging, somebody to be there for us, not to tell us what to do but to help us understand what we need to do to be a better version of ourselves.

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Sense of Loss

Feeling the sense of loss in the COVID 19 lockdown is natural .

So many people have lost their loved ones and feel such a deep sense of loss. We are confined even though some places have started to open. We are looking for help.

We have not realized that we already have the help we need. Jesus is with us through all things including our sense of loss. In the bible, the two persons who Jesus appeared to, on the road did not recognize him. We need to open our hearts and mind so we could recognize that Jesus is with us.

There is no need to feel a sense of loss as Jesus is there to move us from being frustrated, despair, and fear to being loved and a sense of hope. Open your eyes and heart and recognize that he is there. Look for the ways to be grateful, to see God’s graces and favors in your life. When we go to church and participate in the Eucharist – the breaking of the bread, it is said that Jesus is there but we do not see him unless our eyes are open by faith to see him.

Let us ask God to open our eyes so we could see Jesus – to reach out and touch him and say that we love him. It could be hard if you do not believe but you just have to look around at the beauty and faces of people, listen to the graces and favors they have experienced from God.

Ask God to help you to see – open your eyes. It is said if you believe you would see. So ask for your eyes to be opened so that the sense of loss could be turned into a sense of peace, love, and joy.

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How to clear your judgement

Anger and resentment is deadly

Having clear judgement helps us make right decisions as we go about our daily lives. That is our free will to make decisions and getting angry and resentful is also part of life . Things may not go as you planned it or as you want it to be and it is natural to get angry and upset.

Do you know when you get upset your mind is so clogged up there is nothing you can’t do? Some people after they commit a crime cannot figure out what happened. Even people they love so much they would destroy them and not recognize at that point in time what is happening. Some people are so angry that the person they pass their anger on may not necessarily be the person they are angry with, it just happened that that is the first person who crossed their path after the anger built up. They may also be angry with themselves and the anger just keeps building up and you cross their path and bam, as they say ‘all hell break lose’.

So how do you deal with this anger and resentment that has built up inside of you. You can get upset then move on, no tantrums, no yelling, screaming or punching because you recognize that you have to change how you look at things.

Acting out that anger is a different issue. When you are angry such that you want to knock the person you are angry with off the map, or wish that they were dead or some awful thing happens to them then there is a huge problem.

The first thing is any violent action towards the person not only hurts or destroys that person which of course you want to do, but also hurts and destroys you. It mat hurt your reputation, your character and if it reaches the authorities chances are your entire life could be affected. Not only your life but that of your family, and this is huge if you have children.

The second thing is that if you continue to hold this anger it destroys not only your reputation but your body. It is like a form of darkness, a virus or parasite eating you up inside when you see or hear about that person , you relive the entire situation. The nervous system starts to go haywire, you cannot think clearly, your head feels like it is bursting, soon all sorts of illnesses start to show up.

It is not an easy thing to get rid of or even reduce anger and resentment. Some suggestions that help me:

  • take time out for yourself;
  • take time to cry, worry, punch some punching bags but put a deadline on this then move on;
  • break down the issue – what about it caused you to be angry? Is it true or not true. If it is true what can you do about it? If it is not true then forget it and move on;
  • have you realized that the person you are so angry with is going about their life happy as ever and you are there fuming with anger;
  • do you have the guts to be the better person and apologize first, even if you were wrong? Two wrongs do not make a right;
  • seek guidance and counsel. Find a life coach.
  • remember we are all connected, the same God who made that person made you. There would always be some disagreement, but there is forgiveness. If God can forgive you what is keeping you from forgiving the other person.

Forgiveness is so hard to do but it is a choice, you see anything that is good for us sometimes shows up as hard work. We believe that we have the right to strike back when someone tells us something that is hurtful or when they do something to us that is hurtful, but this is so far from the truth. We are a better person when we forgive. Forgiveness and love changes everything. Try it, you maybe surprised.


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