God Got this.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
5 [a] Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. To draw near to listen is better than to offer the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they are doing evil. 2 [b] Be not rash with your mouth, nor let your heart be hasty to utter a word before God, for God is in heaven and you are on earth. Therefore let your words be few. 3 For a dream comes with much business, and a fool’s voice with many words.
4 When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it, for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you vow. 5 It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay.6 Let not your mouth lead you[c] into sin, and do not say before the messenger[d] that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice and destroy the work of your hands?7 For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;[e] but[f] God is the one you must fear.
I am not going to lie, I went to church doubtful with the upcoming event for next week.
When the idea for the event came up, everyone was litt, everyone was down.
When push came to shove, the people whom insisted we needed to do this backed down….they were not upfront….
I am not going to lie, I was upset with the news that someone dared suggest we reschedule after the event was planned and booked for and many were already making plans to pay on this specific day.
I am not going to lie I was upset that you wait until this day to tell me under the veil of someone else.
I am not going to lie I was upset.
Then the pastor read this verse to start the service.
Then that’s when it all changed for me.
Yes I was bothered, but no I was no longer upset.
God answered me.
God calmed me.
He said They are listening to this same message as you and this message is to be heard by all of you.
Then end of service, the pastors wife approached me about one of the individuals.
Honestly, I don’t trust that the person would be true to their word.
I will trust you until you flake, that’s just how I am.
What I did learn was God is in control.
I do not have to trust you.
I just have to trust in God.
What was interesting about this opening scripture as well is what happened to me when I went to bed the same night..
verse 7 says “For when dreams increase and words grow many, there is vanity;[e] but[f] God is the one you must fear.”.
I woke up this morning with a dream about the venue.
My dream kept reiterating to trust in teh Lord.
That He will provide.
I dreamnt of the venue.
I dreamnt of the turnout.
It was better than anticipated.
God Provided.
I have nothing to worry about.
You got this.
Father God, I am sorry for worrying. It was only natural for me to do so. You know the intentions behind this event and it is for all your Glory. Thank you for reminding me to trust you! Thank you for reminding me that You got this handled. I am just playing a role for your great deed.
I am grateful for being able to listen when you speak. I am grateful for you teaching me to listen when you show me a vision or a dream. I am able to forgive the trespasses for I know you have spoken to their hearts, just as you have spoken to mine. I thank you Amen.

Poem: Commuter Rant

This poem was written after observing the differences between natives and tourists commuting.

Commuter rant:
Riding the subway.

Reading a book.

Couple next to me please lower your voices.

Please go away.

Seats packed, I want to move, I glance then look.

Tired faces.

Long shifts.




Stress and worry lines.

Some lost in their phones.

Some lost in their thoughts.

Some lost in their games.

Some lost in their shows.

Some lost in their books.

Do you not see?

Your loudness is rude.

We are all trying to go somewhere.

I do not mean our destination.

We use this ride to get away from this reality.

From our problems.

From our stress.

From our families.

From our work.

From the filth around us.

From the realities of daily life.

Please lower your voice.

It’s a distraction from our get away.

Please lower your voice.

We need these few minutes to escape before we get to our destination.

While you are here, enjoy the sites.

Take lots of pictures.

I know you’ll be in our shoes, when this vacation is over, and your reality sets in.

Avocado Trends

Avocado Food Trend.

Had a discussion with my anti Avocado colleague.
This colleague does not like avocado and has been surveying coworkers whom eats it and whom doesn’t.

I love Avocado’s, it grosses my husband out, but I love it.
Fact: Avocados make any meal 10 times better.
(at least that’s my fact lol).

My colleague today went to a store filled with Millennial and primarily Caucasians whom have ordered breakfast from the new Trendy section. He busted out saying this is ridiculous. He claims many of them never had avocado’s until the trend started. He finds it funny how gullible people are. He may be right many people do follow trends. Some people eat things based off the fact that someone famous ate it first.

That is insane.

Not because of genuinely liking something.

That’s how many in the fashion industry get their market up. “Get Jlo to wear this, Get Beyonce to wear this, Get Jordan to wear this” and their stocks and profit margins fly through the roof. Have Justin Timberlake take a picture eating my avocado chocolate muffin and you will see how I will be in business. lol.

The hipsters at the restaurant my colleague went to were ordering:
Egg whites and avocado lettuce wrap.
Bagel with Avocado spread.
Egg whites with veggie and avocado puree on the side.

Don’t get me wrong I eat avocado.

I like it raw (the Avocado).
I like it with a drizzle of olive oil.
I like it with a sprinkle of salt.
I like it in my blt (substituting the mayo).
I like it in my salads.
I like it in my sandwiches.
I like it on crackers.
I like it as guac.
I like it on my rice.
I grew up eating avocado as many Latin and Caribbean families do.
I love Avocado.
I have even made my own fusion with Avocado and changed the texture to Pesto by making Avocado pesto.

My colleague was saying Avocados are now everywhere because they are trendy.
The Hipsters are making it trend.
The hipster are making it artisan.
The hipsters are giving it a fancy name with a fancy twist and people want to eat couture Avocado lol.

Avocados are now fancy and people whom never liked avocado before until about two years ago are now eating avocados.

So here are some new Avocado Trends:
Avocado Fries
Chocolate Chip Avocado Muffins
Avocado Egg Salad (not really new i guess new to main stream).
No-Bake Avocado Lime Cheesecake
Avocado Corn Cakes
Five Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili (chili with avocado is not new either but ok).
Avocado Buns
Avocado Margarita
Avocado Breakfast Pizza (ooooh i must try this lol)
Avocado Pasta Sauce
Fried Avocado Tacos
avocado toast
Quinoa and Avocado Sushi
Avocado Grill Cheese * I will try this too
Avocado Macaroni and Cheese
Eggs Baked In Avocado
Creamy Banana Green Smoothie
Cheddar, Pepper, and Avocado Scrambled Eggs in a Jar
Avocado Black Bean Quesadillas
Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken
Salmon with Corn and Avocado Succotash
Grilled Skirt Steak with Charred Corn and Avocado Salad
Spiced Chicken Tacos with Avocado and Pomegranate Salsa
Avocados with Lemony Crab Salad
Mango Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
Avocado Lime Ice Cream
Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Avocado Yogurt Sauce
Cream Cheese and Avocado Wontons
Avocado Truffles
Goat Cheese Avocado Crostini

Some of the recipes can be found at:

Bon appetite to my Avocado lovers and food explorers.