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What’s the real story with my life?


What’s the real story here? Have you ever wondered why you keep getting sick , or why things keep going the wrong way for you? Life has a way of testing you in all different ways or maybe someone up there is pushing the wrong button.

There are all kinds of stories of why things go wrong in our lives. These are not only big things but little things, like can’t find your keys for the car and you spend a lot of time looking for it, only to find it on the kitchen table. As a result of this you are late for your appointment, but wait, while on the way this guy gives you a bad drive and you end up running into the person in front of you. You ask yourself – is this for real?

There are people who go from jobs to jobs, they can’t seem to hold down a job, or they can’t seem to maintain a relationship. There are parents who got divorced, and their children got married and divorced. Then there are others with heart problems or diabetes or other illnesses and there is a history of those illnesses in that family. Some people verbally abuse their children because they were verbally abused and their parents were verbally abused and their grandparents were verbally abused. If you follow the history of families you would realize in some of them what is currently happening has been happening in that family a long time ago and it continues to happen. So what’s the real story? Let’s get together and talk about this: email: joseylifeline@gmail.com ; fb: joseylifeline


A depressed woman struggling and praying to god and jesus for help and guidance.

You may ask where is God in all this? Isn’t he suppose to take care of us? After all he created us. The truth is God is there. He has always been there and he would always be there. He is waiting on you to say yes, to make tat decision for good and abundant life.

YES to God, maybe it is a hard thing to say because we want it our way. We want to do things our way. After all he gave us free will. Every second of the day you are using your free will to make decisions . The thing is which side are your decisions leaning on? Are they on God side or on the Devil’s side? Everything you do brings you closer to God or closer to the Devil.

We all know God is for abundant life and all that is good and the Devil is there to steal and kill. This is how the system was set up. Of course the Devil does not tell you that he is coming to steal and kill you. His strategy is more subtle. He starts small but where things hurt the most. Your relationships – you start judging and accusing your loved ones. You do things that on the surface appear to be good but in the end it leads to destruction of yourself, your image or your loved ones. You start thinking of yourself alone.

Everything is for me, you walk over people to get to where you want to go and be, not recognizing you do not live in a world by yourself. You may also start breaking some basic life rules – use what is not yours with no intention of returning it and deceiving people. Some people resort to pornography or to alcohol thinking that a little is no problem, but then it slowly gets to a little more and a little more or even drugs thinking that you could feel good all the time, not recognizing the damages that happen in the long term. If you would like to learn more email: joseylifeline@gmail.com ; fb: joseylifeline .

Any decision you make that does not lead to life or good for you and everyone means that you have opened your life to the tactics of the Devil. This is life either good or bad. There is really no grey or no sitting on the fence. The decision is always up to you.

So what is really going on in your life? It is not only the decisions you made or are making in your life but those of your parents, grand parents and those who went before you.

Yep, you have to start making better decisions, but you also have to find a way to get your life back to some normalcy. The best way I know is prayer, but it is how you pray because I am sure you have been praying and nothing has happened.

If you would like to learn more or how to pray more effectively about those annoying things that have been happening in your life email: joseylifeline@gmail.com ; fb: joseylifeline


Remember always think about your decision before you make it. Who is it going to affect? It certainly is not you alone. Is it bringing peace, love, joy and uplifting and developing others?


Is your image of yourself hampering your progress?

The image have of ourself can really hamper us from progressing if we are not aware of it. Let’s start: do you know who you are or what makes you do the things that you do, the way you do it?

What do you think about yourself?

You may say: I am me. Whatever I do it is for me – I did it. I did not get help from any one. I worked hard and slaved to get where I am and what I want Once I get what I want I am okay. After all what you want is different from what I want so It does not really bother me if you don’t have what you want. That is not my problem. We all have our own problems and we each have to deal with it the best way we can.

Whatever my family does have no effect on me, they are their own individuals and I am me. Yes, I have sisters and brothers but what they do or any issues they may have is none of my concern. You see there is an old saying ‘ how you make your bed is how you lie on it’, so they live their life the way they want to and reap the consequences. Why should I care or help in anyway. My money is mine and all the things I have is mine why should I share?

Or I am struggling, I have always struggled, life is hard, lots of traumas in my childhood and I am still trying to get over these. My mother struggled to bring us up and my father and her were always fighting. I don’t like anybody around me who likes to fight and argue. I have changed a lot of jobs because I can’t stand foolishness. I don’t let anybody walk over me. I saw this happen with my Mom and it is not going to happen to me.

Your view of yourself maybe quiet different from the above either having and individualist view or one of love and concern for others.

What do you think about other people?

You may say: We all have our own issues, but you scratch my back and I would scratch yours. I do not necessarily have to like you once you can help me get what I want. We are competing for the same resources, and I am willing to do what it takes to get what I want even if it means walking over you. Anyway some people are so out of it that you wonder why they are here. This includes my family, as we are only connected by name nothing more. I can even change my name if I like.

What do you think about God?

Yep he created me so people say, but where was he when all the various bad things were happening to me? I lost everything, job, house, wife, children, friends. Does he really care? I keep getting sick, and things just not going the way they should. In this day and age is he actually around?

If you continue to have these false images of yourself, other people and God of course progress is going to be challenging. I am not saying if you have God in your life it would not be challenging. You see everything revolves around God our creator. We can do nothing without him. All your power, intelligence, wisdom whatever you want to call it comes from God. He has been there with you all the time and would always be with you. Just call on him.


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 .


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.


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.


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.


What is your choice?

There are always choices to make in life, every second, every minute, every day. We cannot get away from it.

It is amazing though that with life there is no sitting on the fence you have to make a choice. I grew up thinking there was grey but as I get older there is really no grey, it is either white or black, light or darkness. However you want to put it, say it or think about it.

Whatever decisions you make daily can take you closer to life or to death. Although we all have to die someday but I am referring to eternal life.

If your image is like mine God is always good and is totally for abundant life then the idea is to try to make the right choices.

This can be very tricky because we go about our day’s activities without pondering or stopping to decide how to make our choices. So life has many tricks and this is one of them, it is your decision because of your free will but God is always there with open arms. Being such a loving father he would never turn his back on you. I can be very indecisive at times but knowing that God is always there for me is a huge comfort.

I have to remember though that Satan tactics are lies and deceit so I have to constantly be on the look out for ways he is using to lead me astray.

I continue to pray that God would guide me in all that I do and I pray the same for you.


People hear what they want to hear

Most people hear what they want to hear. This allows them to avoid difficult truths, not knowing that by recognizing these truths they can take action to correct whatever difficulty there is and live a better life.

What truth that you do not want to hear or that you shove under the carpet? You have been struggling with your life but do not realize that your mother or father went through the same struggles, your Uncle or Aunt had the same issue. Even some family members before them had the same issue. I guess you would say this is coincidence . Have you ever wondered why this is happening to your family? Certainly all these things cannot be genetic. If you would like to learn more about this leave a comment and we would get back to you.

You want to hear the good and nice things but on the side you are frustrated to the max. Take a good look at what you are trying to achieve – where is it leading to? Who would benefit?

Help is always there and comes in various means but sometimes you may have sonblock – Jesus Christ can’t help because you have blocked him off. To get to the good things you have to hear the bad – you have to hear what’s wrong with your life or your family life, and you must want to change. If you would like some help here leave a comment or email us – joseylifeline@gmail.com


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