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The Invisible Vegan

August 8, 2017 — Leave a comment

 

Hey Lovers,

It’s been a while. I wanted to share with you all a project I was honored to be a part of. It’s a documentary called The Invisible Vegan. In this documentary I opened up for the first time about my struggles with food and how the transition to a plant based diet helped change my life and assist with my overall healing. For me, this way of eating is a natural tie to my faith and spirituality. It easily connects to a lifestyle of love.

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Baby Girl On Board

September 29, 2016 — Leave a comment

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Hey Lovers,

I’m currently 22 weeks pregnant and enjoying every second of it. The day I found out was pretty funny. Clarence was out of town for work and I decided to watch this random 80s movie, “She’s Having A Baby“. I remember towards the end of it the thought crossed my mind that I should actually take a test. So I drove to CVS and bought a test, I actually thought I should get the pack with 2 for some reason so that’s what I got. Next, I stopped by the library because I had to drop off “The Girl With No Shadow“. Since I had the tests I decided to take one. It’s a good thing I listened to that inner prompting to buy the 2-pack because as I waited for the first test result I accidentally knocked it on the floor when I stood up. Don’t ask me how, I found a way. When I picked the test up it flashed “?” over and over.

Sigh.

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Artwork by Dominic Liam

Artwork by Dominic Liam

 

Hey Lovers,

So this was a fun and helpful exercise that came across my path last month. I used to obsess over the question, “Why am I here?” But not anymore. I think purpose is subtle and natural and something we’ve done all along – often without even realizing it. The following 3 questions can help make your soul’s purpose, or mission, crystal clear.

  1. Clarify the core value in your life
  2. Identify your 4 or 5 most prominent talents, abilities & strengths.
  3. Choose how to word your mission statement.

Once I answered those 3 questions I was able to connect the dots into one succinct sentence.

I am here to lead others to God through storytelling that brings healing, wisdom, and love.

I hope this exercise was as helpful for you as it was for me. Drop me a comment below and share your mission sentence. I’d love to read them.

LoveLezlie

An Angel Named Stanley

November 30, 2015 — 2 Comments

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Hey Lovers,

When I first moved to Pasadena I took supernatural ministry courses through the House Of Prayer. During this time I kept a prophetic journal to record all of the dreams and experiences I was having. They were all so incredible and I didn’t want to forget them. Towards the end of it all, right before graduation, I had an encounter with an angel. You see, I’d accidentally left my journal at PIHOP before I went on a week long trip to Miami for my sister-in-law’s wedding. I was so stressed that I’d left it because it contained some of my greatest revelations from God and was personal to me. But God told me not to worry and that it would be there when I returned. As soon as I got off the plane I drove to PIHOP and it was there waiting for me as He promised. I exited through the back door and in perfect synchronicity a man appeared. He initiated a conversation with me as we walked to to my car.

His skin was chocolate brown and it’s hard to say how old he was. He could have been early 40s but he could have been late 60s in appearance. I knew his gaze, he had fiery eyes. He said his name was Stanley. He started to speak to me about the supernatural and experiencing heaven on earth. He spoke about 3rd heaven being unspeakable and how I can go. I knew this sounded familiar. So when I got home I searched scripture about 3rd heaven and I came across this passage.

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Dear God

November 20, 2015 — 2 Comments

Hey Lovers,

I used to listen to this song on repeat. I felt like this group Monsters Of Folk captured the struggle of trying to understand God. At the heart of this struggle is human suffering. I remember reading one of Mother Teresa’s books and she wrote about how she reached a point of losing her faith in God. This was after walking with him as a nun and sharing His love with orphans and the poor. Why did she temporarily lose her faith? It was because of human suffering. Whether we are talking about the ongoing suffering a terminally ill person has to endure or losing a loved one to murder, drugs, or poverty, suffering is painful. I’m sure we all can think of a moment when we cried out for help and felt alone.

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Ancestry.com Commercial

October 21, 2015 — 5 Comments

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Hey Lovers,

That’s a photo of me hiding behind a photo of my g-g-grandparents Lillie and Charles Campbell. This journey that God has taken me on over the past couple of years through identity has been so rewarding. For me, it’s been a spiritual journey but it’s also included the physical aspect of identity with my actual family genealogy as well as issues like body image and eating. If you haven’t read some of my previous genealogy posts you can catch up here –

What Are You – Part 1

What Are You – Part 2

The 7 Daughters Of Eve – Helena & What She Means To Moi

In the midst of growing in my understanding of identity I have discovered that genealogy is something I’m actually passionate about. There are many things that I enjoy but there haven’t been many things that I actually feel passionate about and it’s something I’ve been praying about. I love everything about genealogy; connecting dots from the past to the present, gathering information, and discovering the hidden gems on family branches. It’s something that I have loved sharing with some of my friends and it’s also given me new ways to connect with my family.

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Hey Lovers,

The other day I came across a website called Developing Multiple Talents for creative and gifted adults with multiple interests and talents. Over the past 4 years, Clarence has patiently helped me process my creativity and the many intersections that cross. There’s no way I can choose one box when it comes to what I do, but I always feel strange saying that I do this/this/this/this when I’m asked what I do. And let me tell you, if you live in LA it’s pretty much the 2nd question that gets asked after your name. What I’ve finally realized is that I really don’t have to limit myself, and neither do you. If you wear many hats and go with the flow of life, there’s no reason why you can’t switch hats when you need to. It doesn’t make you fickle. It simply means that you are multi-talented.

When I come across a website that I like and they offer a free ebook, I’ll usually input my email to receive it.  The first email to come through from Developing Multiple Talents had a link to a Tedx talk on being interested in many things and the creative mind. I found it to be helpful and wanted to share it with you.

Have too many passions to settle on just one? Perfect. Your unique mix of interests may turn out to be your very own super power.

Author, entrepreneur and artist, Wapnick was blessed with so many interests that she was unable to pick just one. She studied music, visual arts, film production and law, and graduated from the Law Faculty at McGill University. After years of feeling anxious about her zigzagging career path and hyphenated credentials, she finally decided to embrace her plural nature and start a movement for others who lean toward being “multipotentialites.” Since launching her website, Puttylike, in 2010, Wapnick has inspired thousands of multipotentialites to stop trying to fit themselves into boxes, and embrace their plurality. She has been featured in Lifehacker, The Financial Times, and The Huffington Post. Currently, she is working on her forthcoming book, “Multipotentialite.” – TedX

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“How did Jesus handle his relationships? You can probably guess that the people closest to Him got the most of what He had to offer. This is how we should be! Those closest to us should always get the most and best of what we have to offer. Here is what I mean: Jesus’ outermost circle was the multitudes (thousands), then the 70 followers, then the 12 disciples, then the 3 disciples He was with the most, and then John (the disciple He loved the most). The Bible says that Jesus spoke to the multitudes in parables only, but to the disciples, He gave more information to.” – Paula White 

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Hey Lovers,

Do you know the difference between people pleasing and serving others? I hadn’t really thought about it until my recent training with Treasures. During our training they gave us a handout on the difference between the two and I found the information very helpful. I shared with you in my previous post that my dominate personality type is “The Helper“. This type tends to be a people pleaser because the basic need is to be loved. Although it’s only been a week since I took that test, I’ve already started to change some of my thought patterns and behaviors in order to be the healthiest version of myself. A friend of mine posted the chat below and I thought it was timely.

Do you consider yourself a people pleaser? Check out the helpful list below on the difference between people pleasing and serving others.

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Hey Lovers,

I really enjoyed writing the previous post on identity and truly enjoyed your feedback on this subject. It’s something very personal to me and has been a lifelong journey of mine. I’m sure you have been on a similar one. One of the sites I discovered through my genealogy studies is AnthroScape. This site is packed with forums of random information on genealogy, ancestry, science and more. Some of the forums are a bit foolish and even border on racist, but I just skip over those. One post in particular allows people to guess your ancestry composition. Since I get asked this question often and have heard a range of guesses, I figured I may as well ask for research ;). Here were the results.

What Strangers Thought

  • 25% Caucasian, 75% Black
  • 40% Asian the rest African and maybe a dash of “other”
  • 25% Amerindian (Native American) 25% Black 50% Caucasian
  • Really hard, I see characteristics of all three types, but leaning more toward African and Asian
  • South American
  • 50% African and 50% European
  • Creole?

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