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About RM Sorg

Hello everyone, I'm trying to be as transparent as I can possibly be. My greatest blessings in life are my two beautiful children. I'm a Social Media Diva trying to balance a healthy relationship with God, my husband, my children and my work! I love organic, green products and am dedicated to being a great example to my children by teaching them how to recycle and refurbish so that our impact on this planet is minimal. My grandchildren should be able to see, experience and feel nature and appreciate it the way I do and those before me did!

A Lifestyle Change….Is Hard!

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So this past week has been an interesting week to say the least.  My husband and I generally eat very healthy but the more we are around friends and different types of people, we find that we have relaxed our eating habits in a major way.  We are consuming things like chips, lots and lots of sugar and it’s not good for our digestive systems nor our waistlines.

So this past weekend was our son’s birthday and we stuffed our faces with very yummy donuts…  If you are NOT used to eating this stuff it can really wreak havoc on your health and we are feeling it.  Our sleeping patterns are not consistent, our tummy woes are increasing.  I am having to take my apple cider concoction twice a day instead of first thing in the morning and my poor hubby isn’t happy with his expanding waistline either.      So as Passover approaches we are taking this time to STOP and RESET our eating habits.  I have friends who have done the Whole 30 and love it.  They felt better, look better and are all around healthier because of it.  BUT….. When I heard that there is NO DAIRY, I must confess I dragged my feet because I LOVE CHEESE!! Thus I have been taking my sweet time in read the book.  But in lieu of fasting for Passover, we have decided to clean our homes of yeast, carbs, sugar and all the other food that holds very little nutritional value.  We started yesterday and I will tell you that I had a headache all day (after my gorging on donuts all weekend) and my poor husband had absolutely NO ENERGY by evening time.  We have to stick to this change because it will help us to STOP, RESET AND BREAK SOME UNHEALTHY HABITS WE HAVE PICKED UP ALONG THE WAY.  Like drinking our creamer with some coffee!! haha Yes, my husband literally drank his coffee white!  The other thing I don’t like is that you can’t even chew gum!  Yes NO GUM ALLOWED.   Despite all that I must stick to this for 30 days!  Why?  Because I use to make better choices with my food!  I use to juice ALL the time!  We ate fruits and veggies all the time with low fat proteins.  What happened?  Why did we so easily give in to the junk foods that hold no benefits for us? I am not sure why we have thrown it all away and given in to unhealthy eating  habits but it’s about to change!

As we go on this Whole 30 journey for 30 days, I want to challenge you to use this time before Easter and clean out your cupboards of things that make you sick and sluggish.  Remove the junk that offers ZERO nutritional value to your body and REPLACE it with one thing that is healthy.  Small steps lead to BIG changes!  I encourage you to join me in putting your health first.  After all, we are the temple of the Holy Spirit!  Would you feed Jesus McDonalds?  Ewww, I hope not.. But at one time I did and I was a very unhappy and unhealthy girl!

SHARE your story if you have done the Whole 30 or are in the process of going through it.  Any TIPS, SUGGESTIONS would be so helpful and appreciated!  Let’s HELP ONE ANOTHER because deciding to be healthy and eat healthier is NOT an easy choice as donuts and chips and pastries and bread and carbs are ALL AROUND YOU! 

Blessings Beloved!

RM Sorg

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All That Matters Is…..You Are LOVED

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I must be honest here, the LORD has ministered to me, on multiple occasions with music. Anybody else? Please share if HE has because HIS goodness and faithfulness brings HOPE to those that DO NOT HAVE HOPE!! I remember about 4 1/2 years ago when HIS Word being sung to me and by me over and over were the only things that got me through the day… But God is good and HIS promises of Jeremiah 29:11 are true and stand FIRM..

290a0a8a930b6adb3c0a38772ab677ed This world has heartache and we do walk through some of it during our time here on earth.  But that doesn’t define US.. Not in the least.  Don’t let anyone LIE to you and tell you that you are depressed, you are messed up, you are too broken to be made whole again.. All that is LIES!! Lies to steal away our true IDENTITY..  What is your identity?  Has anyone ever told you?  Have they explained that you are a son or daughter of the KING OF KINGS?  That you are a royal people?  That your Abba Father in Heaven is love and HE created you to LOVE YOU.  John 1:12 is beautiful.. “Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God – ” 1 Peter 2:9 speaks of our position in the kingdom.. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”  Romans 6:6 speaks of our freedom.. “For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.”  Absolute amazing Words that bring life to our souls.

So lately the Lord has been ministering to me through Colton Dixon’s latest song, All that Matters.  I wake up hearing this song and I want to hear the truths spoken in it over and over.  My spirit testifies with my Christian brother’s Words of praises and worship to our GOD.  If you haven’t heard it I highly recommend you downloaded it from iTunes.  So here are the words:

[Verse 1]
I’ve tasted hopelessness
I know what heartache is
But somehow through all of it
Your love remains
I’ve lived through brokenness
Feeling faceless
I’m not anonymous
You know my name

[Pre-Chorus]
Your word is
A light unto my feet

Your love is
My identity

[Chorus]
All that matters
Is you make all things new
There’s no disaster
That You cannot undo
This world will fade, and life will change
All of this is true
But all that matters
Is that I matter to You

[Verse 2]
You’ve counted every breath
Each hair upon my head
You know exactly who I am
And will always
So I stand with confidence
On all your promises
Your love is evidence
You know my name

[Chorus]
All that matters
Is you make all things new
There’s no disaster
That you cannot undo
This world will fade, and life will change
All of this is true
But all that matters
Is that I matter, yeah

[Bridge]
All that matters is your love will never fade
All that matters is you’re for me for always
All that matters is your love will never fade
All that matters is you’re for me for always

[Pre-Chorus]
Your word is
A light unto my feet
Your love is
My identity

[Chorus]
All that matters
(All that matters)
Is you make all things new
There’s no disaster
(No disaster)
That you cannot undo
This world will fade, and life will change
All of this is true
But all that matters
Is that I matter to you

[Outro]
All that matters
Yeah
All that matters is your love will never fade
All that matters is you’re for me for always
All that matters is your love will never fade
All that matters is you’re for me for always

IMG_6094Psalm 119:05 says “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”  Our true identity is HIS love, because He loved us first.  When we are dirty, when we are filthy with sin, when we are in the mist of it.. Jesus walks into that mess to PULL US OUT and offers us FREEDOM.  I just started reading Without Rival by Lisa Bevere and was struck by a sentence she wrote in it.  She says “Knowing who you are is vastly more important than knowing where you are or even what you can do.  Because He is your Creator, God has quite a bit to say to you about who you are.  And who you truly are carries within it the revelation of what you could be.”  L-e-t  t-h-a-t  s-i-n-k  i-n!!  So loved ones, go find out Who your Heavenly Father is because He will reveal to You who you are in Him!! And trust me YOU ARE LOVED.. Like Colton says, “All that matters is that I matter to You” and He is for You and Me always!

Blessings Beloved!

RM Sorg

 

What Happens In Times of Trouble?

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Our family has had an interesting couple of weeks to say the least.  My MIL, whom I sometimes do Facebook #LiveStreams with, because she is so cute, fell.  Her fall WAS NOT just a normal fall.  Because she has dementia and has had it for about 6 years (each year progressing more and more) she does NOT have normal reflexes. When she falls, the falls are bad because she doesn’t put her hands out like you or I would.  So this fall was completely absorbed by her left shoulder and left side of her head!  Ouch!!

So one hour before I am set to go to a concert that I had been looking forward for a couple of weeks I get a call from my husband super upset telling me what the doctors had told him.. His mom had two holes on the top of her head and needed to be air lifted to the hospital in Tampa because it specialized in trauma and was better equipped to treat her.  They knew she would need to have surgery in her brain to either relieve the blood already there or operate to STOP any further bleeding.  Needless to say, I left work and rushed to meet my husband, son and father in law at the hospital.  As I was traveling to the hospital I was in prayer for my mother in law.  Even though I don’t remember the exact words I prayed, I remember saying, “God, the doctors say one think but You have the final word God and You are the best physician.”

Upon arrival at the hospital we had to wait for the staff make sure that she could be seen and for the nurse to come and take us to her since she was in the trauma unit.  As you can imagine, all this was extremely stressful for all of us!! But I did notice something remarkable.. What is the word I am looking for?  A remarkable peace in me, one that I have not had before in these types of situations.  You know the ones where someone you love is hurting or hurt and there is absolutely nothing you can do!!  I have been here before and I would just completely freak out!! But not today?  Today I had peace and I decided that I was going to turn to my Heavenly Father FIRST.  I was going to remain in that space, that place of PEACE.  It is truly a remarkable place because I was able to just sit there and OBSERVE everyone else and focus on what the nurses (primarily ) at this point where saying.  As I watched my family, I could see the stress, the fear of the unknown.  I looked at my father in law and seriously thought he was about to be admitted himself from the sheer look of worry and stress on his face!! I remember just waiting and praying and waiting and listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Just then the nurse came in and as she updated us on what was happening, we watched her, eagerly awaiting Some Good News!   But that never came, she proceeded to tell us that my MIL would need not one but two surgeries and that as an older dementia patient, the anesthesia would NOT be good for her because of her dementia.  The head surgery was also NOT a good thing because it can speed up her dementia.  So there we where waiting for the neurosurgeon to come and tell us the bad news!  Just then I felt prompted to pray for my MIL with my whole family.  And that is exactly what we did!  We prayed a fervent prayer trusting that God would heal her head and she Would NOT need surgery in her head!  We prayed for healing to come in the Name of Jesus.  We prayed that HE is the ultimate physician and could heal her and it didn’t matter what anyone else had said before then.  Could God do a miracle for her?  Would HE?

Well my friends I am here to share with you that HE indeed did do a miracle that Thursday night right before our eyes!  She went from needing two surgeries because she also shattered her humerus bone to not needing the neurosurgeon to operate on her head NOR needing shoulder surgery as they said that her bone could heal on its own.  I don’t know about you but during times of trouble I made a choice.  I choose to go to my Heavenly Father in prayer.  To sit still and listen to what He has to say and to believe that I have a BIG, BIG GOD THAT ANSWERS PRAYERS AND DOES MIRACLES!!

PS My MIL is currently in rehab and we are praying for a complete recovery so that she can come home soon and be with the ones that love her to pieces!  Thank you for letting me share with you the times and circumstances that increase my faith and trust in GOD!

Blessings Beloved!

RM Sorg

Meet Ollie the Terrier Mix

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Ollie the terrier entered my life 3 years ago as I was offered a Maltese/Shih Tzu puppy.  We had our little Shih Tzu baby Lola for about 9 years and the thought of having a puppy was just exciting!!  I remember going to my friend’s home and seeing the cutest little puppy I had ever seen.  He was black & white, had the softest pink fat belly and could hardly keep his eyes open.  He had puppy breath and the softest fur!  He would play hard for 15 minutes and then right there, pass out fast asleep because he was so tired!  He was an amazing puppy, easily crate trained, no issues with his skin (we had so many allergies and issues with our little Lola).  He slept on us all the time.  He especially LOVED sleeping on my husband’s neck (they love the warmth and security).  As he grew up he clearly had different behavior patterns than our Lola.  As it turned out he was in fact, A Maltese/Wire Haired Terrier Mix!  He was so different I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know his little traits as a breed and his personality!  BTW, NO TOY is safe around Ollie!  He destroys every toy we ever buy him..Is this normal for terriers?  I am just thankful it’s not shoes or socks!! 

He loves running with me when I run my 5K’s and he still doesn’t get tired.  He loves sleeping with his mommy and daddy and he absolutely LOVES watching other animals on TV.  It is so cute to watch him but he truly is engaged when he even hears the sound of another animal on!  He is so smart, we love watching him!  We love Lola but let’s be real she is a cat stuck in the body of a dog!  She never barked until Ollie came into her life and started barking at EVERYONE!  He loves his big sister so much, he plays with her, chases her around and when she tires she runs him off!! Lola is too old for that and definitely the alpha dog!!

If we are sitting anywhere Ollie has to be sitting near, on or around us! He is very territorial and doesn’t like strangers in his space.  Googling his traits online we learned terriers are very territorial.  I really, really love Shih Tzu’s but this little man has opened my heart to terriers and we just couldn’t love him anymore!  He is very expressive and knows when we are asking him if he wants a “treat” or a “greenie.”  He loves going on adventures with us (he loves playing at the beach).  Lola is just too old and will not have any of that!  She plants her behind down and this eight pounder CAN NOT be moved!

If you have a dog or cat in your life that just adds JOY and RICHNESS to your life please post a picture of him or her below in Comments.  I would lOVE to meet them and introduce them to Ollie the terrier!  BTW, Ollie and Lola are on Instagram and Ollie has his own board on Pinterest .  Follow them!

Anyway last week’s blog post subject was so serious I wanted to lighten things up this week and introduce you to my fur babies!! Animals bring healing into our lives too, so enjoy your babies and love on them because they love you unconditionally.

 

Blessings my friends!

RM Sorg – Animal Lover!

 

 

Living Life As An Adventure !!

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Living Life As An Adventure !!

Warrior Dash 2017

 

Yes this happened on a gorgeous Florida Saturday on February 11, 2017!  I share these pictures and this post with you because believe it or not I once was so depressed that I could not even dream of doing something like this!! I was afraid of everything and this would have certainly heightened my anxiety level to the max!!  BUT…

BUT thank God that He has healed me of my debilitating depression and now I LOVE life and am a healthy active, adventure seeking strong daughter of the KING.  Yup, my baby was just around 3 years old and my oldest was around 8 and I was suffering from such severe depression that going to the mall was a mountain I could not climb.  Going to Disney, the happiest place on earth, caused me severe anxiety.

Nowadays, when I go do all these “crazy adventures” the Lord will remind me, “remember when this was a daunting thing for you to even consider? ”  I love it when He reminds me from where He has rescued me from!! It is a healthy reminder that makes me appreciate my life EVERYDAY!  Never forget!! This is why I LOVE my LORD and SAVIOR so much.  Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can see Him reaching down from Heaven and lifting me up from a  garbage filled pit that was my life before I truly understood who HE was and then HE taught me who I was in HIM!  Brothers and Sisters, the love our Father has for us is beyond what we can think, I know I can’t even wrap my mind around it sometimes.  And that’s OK because the love I experience with my Lord here in this life overwhelms me all the time.

If you suffer from anxiety, depression, OCD, or any other type of mental illness, take heart, HE who created you loves you and wishes to heal your mind and restore your life!  Many don’t like to talk about or even admit they have wrestled with this disease, but If we don’t talk about it how can you have HOPE?!  Believe me when I tell you that God wants you to live a free and abundant life.  Free from the strongholds that keep us bond.  Here are some books you can read to start you on your healing journey.

  1. The Bible (all lives questions are answered in the bible!)
  2. Loved Like Never Before Discovering the Father Heart of God by Ken Symington
  3. Healing Through Deliverance by Peter Horrobin

I leave you with these beautiful words from scripture – Psalm 139:13-16

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb, I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful, I know that full well.  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.  When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.  All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”  Amen!

You are Loved Beloved !

RM Sorg

 

FDA Proposes Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

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Would be good if rules were straight across the board for EVERYONE. Not just the small farmer they are trying to shut down because they aren’t selling GMO’s to the people… Or raiding raw milk farmers cause it’s better to drink the milk from large, corporate run farms with chemically infested milk from over-drugged cows!! Or wait, tax the hell out of the organic farmers who are trying to grow clean food for their family and communities!!

CBS Denver

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday proposed the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

The long-overdue regulations could cost businesses close to half a billion dollars a year to implement, but are expected to reduce the estimated 3,000 deaths a year from foodborne illness. Just since last summer, outbreaks of listeria in cheese and salmonella in peanut butter, mangoes and cantaloupe have been linked to more than 400 illnesses and as many as seven deaths, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The actual number of those sickened is likely much higher.

The FDA’s proposed rules would require farmers to take new precautions against contamination, to include making sure workers’ hands are washed, irrigation water is clean, and that animals stay…

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