April 8, 2011

Pretty Teeth - #HygienicHand


Got my teeth cleaneded by my good friend Stephania Henriquez. She's currently studying to be a Dental Hygienist at Farming State College. Anyone out there need yo' teeth prettied up just holla at me and I'll let her know. It's $25 bucks for X-Rays & a FULL cleaning (along with this cool a** face-massage thing she does :-D)

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April 6, 2011

God has and always has had - a name.

Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed Be Thy

name NAME (Our Father, Word by Word)

by Karen Edmisten


And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. ~Acts 4:12

When I ponder the idea that God has a name, I am struck by what an intimate, personal, powerful thing that is. My husband has a name, my children, my friends, my family — the people with whom I have a relationship. When we give names to inanimate objects, it’s said that we’re personalizing them. Names allow relationships.

Our Father has a Name. He’s not an “it” — not an object, an impersonal force or a distant mechanic. He is a Person. With a name. When I first inched toward Christianity, after years of atheism, I thought a lot about that idea. I was stunned to think that we share this characteristic with Him.

A name. It’s what we whisper to our beloved. It is what we bestow on our babies after much careful consideration. Names call to mind friends, sisters, fathers, heroes. Names identify us, shape us, and connect us.

In Scripture, a name often defines a mission, and a name change indicates a vital change in one’s role and purpose. Thus Abram becomes Abraham, Sarai becomes Sarah and Jacob is transformed into Israel. Simon becomes the rock and Saul is shattered, resurrected as Paul. One name defines the mission from the start: Jesus means, and is, our Savior.

Therefore God has highly exalted Him and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. ~Philippians 2:9-11

Names have meaning. I become my name, it becomes me. My name is who I am but that began with the origin of all things, with God — He has a Name, at once precious and holy. I, in a certain sense, am my name. I am Karen. But He — He is simply I AM. He exists in a way that I cannot and do not. But at the same time, He wants me to have a share in that existence, to be part of what He is. To be called by name.

But now thus says the Lord, He who created you, O Jacob, He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.” ~Isaiah 43:1

We are made in God’s image and likeness in other ways — He’s given us both a will and an intellect, after all, just as He possesses — and so why not in this way? Why not, the Divine Mind must have mused, give my creatures the intimacy of names?

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe. ~Proverbs 18:10

I can barely fathom Who and What God is, but when I call on His Name, when He calls mine, I have a glimpse of what He intends for me and for all of His creatures — an intimate, eternal, holy connection. And I am changed forever by I AM.

… for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is His Name. ~Luke 1:49


What are your thoughts? What else can we learn from “Name”?


Handsome says - Check out Karen's Blog, AMAZING inspiration & knowledge from and of the Lord. www.KarenEdmisten.Blogspot.com

April 5, 2011

Dinner For Jerm


Hookin' my nephew up PROPER-LIKE for dinner shun - #ChefBoyarHand

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1st Quarter is DONE

The first quarter of 2011 (Jan-Mar) is officially OVER! Now what does this mean? It can mean a few things. It can mean that I accomplished what I thought I'd accomplish by now and feel like I'm on the way to greatness, OR, that I didn't accomplish any where NEAR what I thought I would and ummm... I'm still on my way to greatness :-D.

See, the path I set out on this year isn't an easy one. I kinda duped myself into believing it would be and got a VERY rude awakening, but a welcomed one nonetheless. I lost a bit of my drive in recent weeks as certain aspects of my personal life became rocky. I began to doubt myself here and there, and as a child of the Most High - that's a no-no.

Anyway, enjoy the video, see what few changes I've decided to make and see some of the things that DID turn out well. Like my cousin Booda's T-Shirt launch - Dephiny! Now get over there and cop a tee or we can no longer be friends... I'm serious.

Peace & God Bless! Cheers,



April 4, 2011

Eggs, Spinach, & Beans - Yum.


My dish may not look too appealing, but it tastes good to me and serves a bigger purpose - "Building La Bestia". For you non-Spanish speaking (reading) folk out in digital land, "La Bestia" stands for "The Beast", therefore I am currently building the beast (#BuildLaBestia for my fellow HashTag Fiends out there).

My meal is simple, 1/2 Carbs, 1/2 Protein, and pretty much zero to low-fat. Ingredient details available upon request, but pretty much I made some Spinach, Tomato, Turkey (I usually use Prosciutto but it has too much fat for my current purposes), diced Onion, Oregano, Tumeric, Garlic, & Taragon Egg Scramble (1 Whole Organic Egg & 3 Eggs whites), with some Red Pinto Beans (which I make over the weekend and just reheat when meal-time approaches), and voila - a #BuildLaBestia, muscle-feeding plate.

Enjoy! And God Bless :-D
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