What To Have In Your Pantry

“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

Yesterday I wrote about cayenne pepper.  Today it’s about cinnamon.  Cinnamon is one of the spices that, in my house, we cannot live without.  We use it on hot chocolate and on tea as it enhances the taste.  I personally love the cinnamon smell.  But the best thing that cinnamon offers is not the taste or the nice aroma, it’s the health benefits that it provides. 

These are some of the healthy benefits of Cinnamon:

  • A sedative for smooth muscle
  • Circulatory stimulant
  • Carminative (helps relive flatulence)
  • Digestant (aids digestion)
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Diaphoretic (helps induce perspiration)
  • Diuretic (helps increase the passing of urine)
  • Antibiotic (a natural antibiotic)
  • Anti-ulcerative

It’s pretty likely that you already have cinnamon in your pantry.  If not, make sure you get it next time you go food shopping. 

I took this information from the book that I’m currently re-studying called The Encyclopedia Of Healing Foods by Michael Murray N.D. and Joseph Pizzorno N.D.  I’ve had this book for a few years and I am revisiting it as it’s full of valuable information about healthy foods.  I will be sharing healthy bite size information from this book with you. 

“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

God bless you & with love, Querin

Let Us Love One Another

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

~ 1 John 4:7 King James Version (KJV)

Social Distancing at Whole Foods – March 26, 2020

Amazing things can happen when we all come together as one.  The love, the kindness, the respect, the compassion, and all of those beautiful things that exist in us as humans, flourish like spring again.  Love is the most powerful force.  God is love.  God is also omnipotent.  Together as one, united by the amazing love of God and compassion for one another, we will conquer this. 

We are all in this together.  And no matter where you are right now, you are not alone.  We are in this together.  I am rooting for you and I know you are rooting for me. 

COVID-19 may have forced us into practicing social distancing, but what it doesn’t know is that it has also unleashed our love for one another.  We are praying for one another.  We are looking out for one another.  You are not alone.    People are praying for you and for the world right now.  I am praying for you.  And we are going to overcome this in the name of Jesus. 

Love is the most powerful force. Let’s love one another, and when all of COVID-19 is a thing of the past, let’s not forget to love one another.

“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”

~ 1 John 4:7 King James Version (KJV)

God bless you & with love always,


I Dare You To Laugh

Did you know that one of the best medicines for the physical body and for the soul is laughter? Laughter changes your entire physiology.  Laughter makes you want to live. Laughter lifts you up.  Laughter makes you optimistic and it helps you look at the world with a positive outlook.

Sometimes it feels difficult to laugh, especially with so many crazy things happening around the world.  But it is important now more than ever to promote joy, to promote laughter.  Let’s promote healing not hate.  Let’s promote compassion.  Let’s promote love.

Let’s not take things so serious. And let’s be serious about laughing more. Practice genuinely laughing more. This is an amazing therapy for the body and the soul. Smile to those around you and they will start smiling too.

To conclude this post, I will leave you with some short jokes below. I hope you laugh or that at least they make you smile. Here they are:

1.What did the traffic light say to the car?

Don’t look! I’m about to change.

2. How do you befriend a squirrel?

Just act like a nut.

3. Why do chicken coups always have two doors?

With four, they’d be chicken sedans.

4. What did one hat say to the other?

You stay here. I’ll go on ahead.

5. What do you call a pony with a cough?

A little hoarse.

These jokes were taken from www.thoughtcatalog.com.

God bless you, with love,


A Letter To You




How are you? I hope all is going well with you. I am writing to let you know how proud of you I am. Thank you for being you. Thank you for your hard work. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for not giving up on your dreams and on your goals. Thank you for working hard and doing your best even when no one is looking.

I know it’s not easy. Sometimes you feel discouraged. Sometimes you ask yourself if all of your hard work will pay off. But you keep on going because your spiritual strength is much bigger than the doubts.

You are so amazing. Thank you for being in this world. You may don’t realize it but you are making such a positive contribution in this world. Each time you encourage someone who is feeling down; each time you lift someone’s spirit with your words of encouragement, you are making a positive contribution.

Don’t underestimate your value. And I don’t mean your financial net worth value. I mean your value as a human being. You don’t give yourself enough credit. And you demand more of you. Sometimes, you feel like you are not good enough. But let me tell you something. You are not just good enough. You are more than enough.

You are so precious to God. You are so precious to this world. The world may not be voicing out loud to you, but the world needs you to continue going, and to continue working on your goals and dreams.

Yes, take time to rest, but please don’t give up. When a hiccup happens, let it run its course and then get working again on your dreams and goals.

Fear will show up at times, and it will try to scare you away from working on your goals. Do you know what you need to do to fear? Stick your tongue out at it. Yes, imaging fear being a very ugly thing with horns and a tail. Oh no, wait, that might be a deer J.

So next time you are feeling fearful, lonely, overworked, and hopeless remember this verse from The Word Of God, aka the Bible: 

Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.”

~Isaiah 41:10 :


God bless you, with lots of love,



P.S. I’m rooting for you. Keep on going and keep working hard on your dreams and goals with breaks in between to rest and recharge.