Wednesday, December 26, 2012


After a year of lessons, trials, and tribulations I can see God in all aspects of my life. My blessings are abundant however I have questioned my relationship with those around me. I have realized that I have been lying to myself for so long that I have begun to believe my lies. My heart hurts because I have sold myself short and lost time that I cannot get back because I was too scared to be honest with myself.  Well that ends today! 

God has to be the center of your life and the other things will fall into place, And I have been playing church. Though I have a relationship with God, that relationship could be and needs to be stronger and more substantial. I was raised in the church and can say without hesitation that I have lost my way. But the change has to begin with me. 

So when all is said and done, change has to start today, has to continue tomorrow, and progress through the rest of time. This will create the perfect set of circumstance where I can be a better version of me. 

.....A Brand New Kind of Me


Every year we all say that we are going to get healthier, lose weight, join a gym, and on and on. And I am no different. In 2011 I lost 35 pounds and have since gained 15 of that back. So I am again saying that I am going to change my life, I have had some set backs but have decided to make this about me and make the needed changes to make it to my goal. 

To lose 40 pounds between now and March 31.

I have rejoined a gym. I am active in BGR Warner Robins (Black Girls Run, for those of you who don't know). I have taking the Clean Living Challenge through BGR-WR. I am also taking part in the Run Your A$$ Off Weight Loss Challenge. If you want to take part and bet on your chances to win. Click the link! Run Your A$$ Off! 
Not hoping for anything. Just willing to work hard and change my life and my outlook. Seriously looking forward to 2013 and a new start in a lot of areas.... 

2013 MOTTO!!!
"God's Got Me, so I am going to do Me! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Today I woke up with alot on my mind. This close to Christmas and the New Year I always get very introspective.

This time last year I was moving into a new apartment. Had been on a new job for about two months. And had met a great guy. Now a year later I still really havent gotten unpacked in my apartment, the job is good however I am also looking for an outlet for what I have been called to do... which is help people. And the great guy and I, no long speak. And that hurts but thats life right?

So in the wake of the craziness of this world. The loss of the people in Sandy Hook, CT, the superstorm on the East Coast, the blantant disrespect for President Obama, the senseless death of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the current 11 year war, the overt racism that still remains in this country and the apparent disregard for life...but with all that... God is still in charge.

Me and God are the only constants in all this strife. Without my faith in Him, I do not believe that I would still be here. I am well aware that I am blessed beyond measure. I have things that most are struggling to either get, achieve, or maintain. He has blessed me and because of that I will spend 2013 blessings others and walking the path that God has laid out for me. In retrospect I have become apart of the world and this has stifled my spirit. The Lord said, "You can be IN the world but not OF the world" (paraphrased John 15:17-19). I have allowed my Church family to become relative strangers and I miss that connection. I have allowed my interests to become those of others and that is not benefiting my growth at all. Because of this I am sometimes overcome by a sense of loss and lostness (yeah I made up a word, what?)

I am looking foward to 2013 and pray the Lord allows me to see it, make the necessary changes in my life, find and hold on to the happiness that is in store for me. I pray for the strength to step outside of my comfort zone and take some real chances. Connect with my family and friends. I look forward to making 2013 my year of Renewal.

NANA WISDOM: Creating and Maintaining a relationship with God allows all your other relationship to blossom.


Sausage/Cheese Bread Roll

Sausage/Cheese Bread Roll Ingredients:
1 -- 1# loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
1 -- 1# breakfast sausage (Jimmy Dean Sage is our favorite)
8 to 10 oz. shredded cheese (we typically use cheddar, but anything is good)
2 eggs (raw, used as a binder for other ingredients)

Roll dough into approx. 12" x 15" rectangle. Cook sausage. Mix cooked sausage, shredded cheese and eggs. Spread mixture on bread dough. Roll dough with mixture inside like a jelly roll and drop into a greased (Pam spray works also) bundt pan. Let rise in warm area until puffy (about 1 hour).

Egg setup is with platesetter (feet down) at about 375 dome temp. Place bundt pan on platesetter and cook until top is golden brown (usually about 35 to 45 minutes). Invert bundt pan onto cutting surface and then brush butter on all sides of bread roll. Slice and enjoy.

We quite often do the prep and assembly the night before and leave in the bundt pan in the fridge, covered with a wet towel to keep dough from drying.  The next morning take the bundt pan out of the fridge before starting the Egg.  By the time the Egg is ready and stabilized the dough has warmed up and risen some.