There’s No Such Thing as a Food Addiction…. — Visions and Giggles

Most of us in some way, shape or fashion are battling an addiction to something – in the post below, read fellow blogger rudymariee of Visions and Giggles journey on her traumatic battle with food addiction and her breaking point that lead her to declare “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!” Putting behind her bad food choices of cheese pizza, two liter soda’s and pasta to embrace a lifestyle of health and fitness.

Follow the highlighted link Below to read more of this Inspirational story…

There’s no such thing as food addiction…. oh right, that’s why I’m hiding upstairs trying to ignore the very tantalizing slice of leftover birthday cake in the fridge. Why are people always so quick to discount things they don’t understand? I didn’t always struggle with food; don’t get me wrong, I have always l o…

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To The Victims & Families of Las Vegas…

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Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven, give us this day our daily bread and forgive us of our debts as we forgive our debtors, lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever.

Amen

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I wanted to start with the Lord’s Prayer because it’s a montage as to what we should pray in times of despair, need, understanding and forgiveness. I can’t say that I understand what you are going through because I don’t and I can say that I have empathy for what you have experienced, but I can’t even begin to say that; because there’s nothing in the world that you can say about something so tragic in which you’ve experienced and/or have gone through within the last couple of days.

It hurts to constantly see things of this nature being committed within our world, it’s also hard to believe that we’ve had 50yrs of mass shootings, taking out over 949 people including innocent children and teenagers. As you watch the news you can’t help but to think “Really?, Again?” – And each time gets harder and harder as the number of precious lives whom had so much to live for, so many things to accomplish and so many goals to reach, be taken out without warning or notice. In times like this it almost makes you feel like going in the house and not ever coming out again…but, then that gives the culprits the upper hand in having control and dictating how we should live our lives and we cannot, shall not, live this life in FEAR!

As you try to piece life back together as you know it, I pray that your heart heals daily and that your thoughts are overshadowed by good memories and thoughts of the countless people that put their life on the line to stop and grab someone to safety, either by pulling them or driving them; there were people that made sure no one (as much as they could help it) was left behind; in which despite tragedy, shows the strength and courage of our country . I’m a firm believer and it’s my motto that every negative situation has a positive one, it might be very hard to find at first but it’s always there. And believe it or not there is a positive in this tragedy.

A lot of times we don’t understand why people choose to be evil and mean or even why they do bad things and it makes us sad when you hear someone has done something that was wrong or mean to someone or to people that did nothing to them, But God is in control even of people, God created people to be good and very good and everything he created was a Blessing but it’s the road that people choose to take in life that can either lead them to be good or bad – it’s their choice and sometimes their choices are not good.

But don’t be discouraged, for in the midst of chaos and despair, know that God loves you and has a plan for you, there’s a scripture in Jeremiah that states:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

This scripture has helped me through some really tough times and it just lets me know that no matter what, God has my back and through my tragedies and many disappointments he still has plans for me no matter what has happened or what I may have done, God has a future for me and I know he has a plan and a future for you in the midst of all you’ve gone through and while you may be shakened, I know you’re going to be okay.

My prayers and daily thoughts are with you. Be Blessed and know that God and a whole nation of good people with you, supporting you and praying for you during this time.

 

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Roshonda N. Blackmon – Creator of JustsumInspiration, Author, Speaker & Encourager

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Getting to Know All about You…

CAN WE HAVE A CUP OF TEA AND CHAT A MOMENT?…

You know when I was younger, I didn’t have any friends as a matter of fact; because I kept to myself people deemed me as the weird kid and stayed away from me. But when people did stop and talk to me; I noticed I had a voice – and a good ear for listening. My voice provided comfort, support, encouragement, upliftment  and my ears provided safety for their secrets and most precious thoughts. It was then that I discovered that while I may not had the outer beauty a physicality that I wanted so desperately to gain attention. I had something so much more beautiful on the inside of me. Something more precious than just being the cute girl next door….I had an encouraging voice.

Now I know that doesn’t sound like much, but we all have at least one thing about ourselves, one unique thing that makes us stand out in the crowd.

Encouragement was my gift. Do you know what your gift is?

In 2015 JustsumInspiration was born, I had finally accepted the call on my life to do what God had already equipped me to do and that is and always has been to encourage others. So, everything that’s placed on the justsuminspiration page was geared to do just that. But now that we are in 2017, almost 2yrs since the page was created; I now want to change things up and instead of writing all the time, now I want to hear from you. What are you facing in your life right now that you need help with, do you need a listening ear or do you have a question that you’ve been pondering and don’t know who to talk to? Well, JustsumInspiration is changing to be more than just a page that features pics, graphics and words……It’s now a place where you can talk to me and I talk to you, just think of it as having an extra friend to communicate with.

So you may message me through Facebook, or email me at justsuminspiration@gmail.com and I will answer your questions about God, Love, Marriage, Divorce, Being Single or even How to act on a job when your boss is acting crazy or just random things that you would like to talk about in general. These responses will be in video format (your name excluded, if you want) that will be posted on the justsuminspiration page. All that I don’t have answers for will be prayed about and researched. I want this page to be more than a place where you come and see words, but a place where you can come and feel comfortable with speaking what’s on your heart.

P.S. I am also thinking about sending out a monthly 7-day devotional, so if you would like a copy, please make sure you sign up on the popup link on the justsuminspiration page with your email address to receive yours or other notifications regarding the site itself.

P.S.S. I’m sure most of you noticed that I didn’t post anything for the month of December, Well since my last post on 11/23/16 and 11/11/16. My mom’s health had declined, she passed away on 11/29. So the month of December was hard for me in that respect, I cherished; loved and adored my mom so much. When I’m able, I will do a post concerning that situation but I can’t bring myself to do it right now. Please keep me and my family in your prayers.

So I appreciate your patience as I make a couple of changes to the site and the Facebook Page & Stay Tuned for more inspiring content!!

Sincerely,

Roshonda N. Blackmon – Author & Creator of JustsumInspiration.com

 

LORD, I need your Help – I Think?

Portrait above is by artist Debi Starrentitled ‘Uncertain’.

When I was 20 years old (which seems like only yesterday = ) – I started working in a nursing facility, I always loved helping people and always had a heart for the elderly; even at a young age. I used to love hanging out with my Aunt Sally and Great Grandmother growing up because they had so much wisdom; I loved staying at their house although the 100 degree furnace going on the midst of what seemed like 200 degree Arkansas heat was not always good; but I adjusted all because I wanted to spend time with them. So when the Lord blessed me to the Nursing Assistant job working with the elderly, it was a good fit for me. Within the year and a half of working there, I learned so much. Each resident had their own specific agenda in what you had to do to care for them. Some were easy as they could partially help themselves, while others were a challenge. While most people had help on their halls, I sometimes was left alone on mine. But I prayed and God came to my rescue every time I called on him. From the smallest patient to the heaviest, God always gave me the strength and the patience to take care of them; from picking them up to putting them in the bed or giving me the strength to be patient with them when they weren’t in the mind frame to be that way with me. I had one resident whom liked to be in the middle of the bed; most nights I stayed in her room for over an hour trying to make sure she got her wish. I learned a lot of patience in those days.

After a little over a year, I decided that while the experience was great – I wanted to further my career in the office world and never looked back on those days but the valuable things that I learned during that time, never left me. Years later; my mom took very ill and those same skills that God blessed me to learn; came in handy for me as I have used those skills and talents to take care of my terminally ill mother. But most recently I found myself forgetting those tools when my mom was put in the hospital; this was not her first rodeo to the emergency room. My mom is bed bound, and is unable to walk and depends heavily on the care of the family to take care of her. Since she’s been in the hospital the nurses have alleviated some of the work; they come in when they can to assist but lately I’ve noticed they’ve been very short staffed and when my mom goes to the bathroom on herself she has to sit there until someone decides to come in and change her. This past Saturday, the inevitable happened and mama needed to be changed – I called the nurse’s desk and they said they would come but 45 min later and they still hadn’t come to assist. My mom was getting agitated because she didn’t want to keep sitting in urine and feces and who would…

As I stepped out the room to go and get the nurses’ – I was told “Well, she’ll have to wait” because they were short staffed (again). As I went back in the room and looked at my mom’s disfigured and stressful face; I began to pray to the Lord to perform a miracle and gather up some nurses from somewhere because I couldn’t change my mom by myself  she’s extremely heavy and I just couldn’t see a way of me doing it all alone. As I got my towels and garments ready to change her, I kept looking at the door – hoping that the nurses would suddenly appear – But they didn’t….What do I do??????, How am I going to do this??????panicAnd that’s when the Lord had to remind me of the position I had so many years ago as a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) – I watched God during that time, help and give me the strength Samson to do things that people still today wonder how I did – all alone. The same God that came to my rescue then, was the same faithful God that was ready to come to my rescue now; you see I was standing there in a panic asking God to send help for something that he had already equipped me to do a long time ago. It was there all the time, I just had to activate it. Once I calmed my mind and asked God to assist me, I turned my mom over with no problems and cleaned her up; by the time I got finished and got her positioned – The Nurses came in. Sometimes God wants us to use what we got – I had a friend on this week to say “God has already equipped us with talents and gifts – we just have to use them”. The jobs we work on (present or past) and the things we go through in life are all experiences for us to help someone or even improve our own life. It’s okay to ask God for help, but God also wants us to tap into the resources and gifts that he has already placed in us – Your help is there  on the inside of you and most times God won’t come in until you begin to use the gift that he has placed inside of you. Yes, I needed to call on God for help but he had already equipped me for the journey, a journey in which he knew I would need the experience he allowed me to go through all those years ago.

Are you calling on God for Help For Something that He has already given you the ability and the tools to accomplish? Look real close, because he just may be waiting on you to use it before he sends help. use-what-you-have