2 tips to get your Daily veggies But Still enjoy the foods you love

2 simple tips ANYBODY can do to get all their daily nutrition in and still enjoy the foods they love !

Every weekend, my family and I eat at a restaurant at least once. This is usually when I’m all about grabbing a big burger and sweet potato fries with jalapeño ketchup, or chowing down on some Fuzzy’s Nachos. What’s something you may notice about those meals? Not much in the veggie department , right?

I mean, the lettuce and tomatoes on the burger mayyyybe adds up to 1 serving of vegetable and the nachos only come with pico de Gallo (which is why I ask for them to ADD lettuce, extra lettuce, and extra pico). But even then, I’ve got to make up for the lost opportunity to give my body the adequate amount of veggies it needs for health and healing !

So, over time, I’ve adopted these 2 habits to help me do that.

The first habit is really straightforward: I have a big leafy salad with at least half to one whole cucumber or tomatoes added to it, among other goodies like olives or seeds, feta or avocado. I drizzle it with my favorite creamy ceasar and cut it with some vinegar of my choice ( either balsamic or rice or apple cider vinegar) for some zing!
This provides my body with lots of good vegetables I won’t get from m restaurant meal.. plus some healthy fats to help maintain some stable energy among other benefits.

The second habit is all about convenience. I blend up my daily superfoods shake with some ice and water , and I usually add in some fruit and veggies , too! So incredibly easy to drink it down and plus it’s packed with all the vitamins and minerals and pre/probiotics I’m wanting in a day, too. Not to mention a decent serving of protein for fullness and lean muscle. Sometimes I’ll drop some nuts or avocado or coconut oil, just for those healthy fats again. And sometimes some collagen for additional joint, gut, and skin health. But for the veggies…. besides the veggies already in the ingredients list for the shake itself, I’m usually dropping some Of my greens Supplement , some zucchini or spinach, some Cauliflower rice or carrots (yes…. carrots)!!

Sometimes I do one or the other, but usually I do both these habits to form a meal either earlier or later in the day around my family restaurant plans. Together, the shake usually leaves just enough room for that salad I’m making and is a full meal to balance out the lack of veggies I’ll get from the fast food or restaurant food I’ll have in the other part of my day.

The restaurant meal usually by default will give me some big servings of carbs and even more fats for the day, and usually a serving or two of protein. Beyond these 2 meals, I’ve still got plenty of wiggle room if I’m in the mood for another something to eat earlier in the day for breakfast like eggs and berries with bacon; or a little something in between meals for snacks like beef jerky and apple.

At the end of the day, I’ve usually got all my veggies, protein, fruit, and healthy fats accounted for, which helps me not just maintain my weight, but also keep a steady energy to fuel my job as a fitness instructor in addition to my personal workouts and daily job as mom!

Do you have some tips for making veggies happen each day? I’d love to hear them!

Sweet Potato Hash

One of my FAVORITE ways to get more breakfast food in my life is this mimic of a good skillet hash with my favorite carb… the sweet potato. 🙌☕️ There’s something about a sweet & savory breakfast food dish!
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When I was a new wife and mom and full time ministry, I learned lots of crockpot meals and one dish wonders for ladies brunch get togethers and after church fellowships.  Friends who became like family gave me a sense of community and belonging!!  sometimes everyone brought their favorite breakfast dish to share and sometimes I fed a crew of young men in our home!!
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I wish I would have known this one back in the day. 
NOTHING is as satisfying as a pile of chunky sweet potato hashbrowns and CREAMY egg yolks.  🤤🤤🤤
Don’t worry, I didn’t get you drooling without planning to share the love. (FYI, you DON’T have to breakup with sweet potatoes in order to be healthy and fit…) 
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Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 50 mins Servings4 servings Calories 353 kcal Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper, divided use
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, bell pepper, beans, corn, oil, chili powder, cumin, paprika, ¼ tsp. salt, and ¼ tsp. pepper in a large bowl; toss gently to blend.
  4. Place sweet potato mixture on pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, stirring after 10 minutes. 
  5. Create eight wells in sweet potato mixture. Gently crack an egg into each well. Season eggs with remaining ¼ tsp. salt and remaining ¼ tsp. pepper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  6. Garnish with cilantro; serve immediately. 

Free Barre Blend Sample Workout

Barre Blend is a new low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program. It comes from our very own barre expert, professional dancer, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat co-creator Elise Joan. Click the video above and try out the Free Barre Blend Sample workout! If you love it like I do, keep reading!

I’ve often had a fleeting thought to take a Barre class, mostly out of curiosity in how much it would be like a ballet class from my youth. Parts of me miss it! However, I teach so much at the gym around bunches of people that I also take real joy from working out at home when I can just focus on me and then crash on the couch after.🤣 Also – if I’m honest – I was secretly scared that old insecurities about my body would come back. As much as I enjoyed my ballet years, that time of my life was a long season of negative talk taking root in my core identity… The joy for it was overshadowed in my heart!

So, when our company announced it was adding a Barre program to our fitness catalog I was like, OK Lord… Grow me!

As a Coach, I’ve had access to the first 10 workouts to test the program, & I’ve been sharing short clips of me doing them on my page – have you seen them?

These workouts are so humbling, y’all. Sore in muscles that I haven’t felt for a while or ever!! 🔥 LOL! You will feel the burn from your booty, to your core, and through your legs in almost every move; while keeping it low to no impact – and still, heart rate up! This is such an amazing program; with a few PiYo & Pilates & ballet feels…. I am reminded of my joy in these types of movements😘 but I can say definitively that you don’t need any Barre experience at all, (I promise)!

So I’m not gonna go without mentioning this…. We’ve opened it early & you can now do barre with me! 👏🤩 I have a fun VIP “Raise the Barre” group of women forming now if you want in.

The first 3 weeks of this 60 day program are already in your library as soon as you sign up & you’ll get ongoing support from me for the entire year, too. 😉


This 6 week program has  40 full-body workouts that include high-rep, small-range movements and isometric holds, as well as compound, full-range exercises, targeted core work, and dynamic stretches. And every 30- to 40-minute workout includes light weight training and cardio intervals to keep your heart rate up so you can burn maximum calories and fat. 

Barre Blend requires no dance or ballet experiences and is perfect for all fitness levels. Start by following the modifier or kick it up a notch with weights and bands. You won’t believe the amazing workout you get from a “low impact” workout. 

And this program also focuses on strengthening your mind! This program comes with “I AM” daily motivation cards to help you cultivate a positive mindset every day.  

Here is what is included: 

-2 prep workouts to introduce you to the program 

-40 unique workouts – there are 4 phases with 5 workouts in each. Elise ups the intensity every 2 weeks! 

-5 Bonus workouts- these 10 minute workouts up the intensity and target specific body parts 

-3 Recovery Workouts 

– I AM Daily Motivation Cards- Elise pulls one of these cards before each workout and bases the workout on the card. You can use them yourself to stay motivated through the program- and even use them in your morning routine! 

Who is Elise Joan? 

You might remember Elise Joan, the creator of Barre Blend, from 3 Week Yoga Retreat! She is a former professional dancer and has taught exercise classes for over a decade. She loves to incorporate mind/body training (hence the I AM cards and daily affirmations!). She is known for her positive, joy filled teaching style and has appeared on Lifetime Television, ABC News, CBS News, Amazon.com and more! Her passion for this workout shines through- you are going to love her! 

Mark your calendar for January 13- Barre Blend Day 1! 

*Between now January 13 we will be following a prep calendar to prepare for day 1!* 

What equipment is required? 

Light dumbbells are required- 1 – 5 pounds should be good for most people. These are very high rep exercises so low weight is perfect! 

Loops and barre socks are optional! 

What support will I have? 

I will be hosting a test  group to motivate and support all the women who join me! We’ll create a little community and cheer each other on. It’s just amazing and so effective!  

Since this is a test group, it will be the first time anyone has done these workouts! I cannot wait to experience this program together and see everyone’s results! 

Transformations 

Can you believe these changes- in just 6 weeks?! Are you ready to start yours? 

What packages are there? 

For New Customers: 

For Existing BOD Members: 

I always recommend the Deluxe packages- especially with a program like this where you will be SORE. Having Recover will help you function the next day- and allow you to give your next workout 100% And Energize- well I can’t live without it!  

I also highly recommend the MEGA pack this time! It is a great way to get everything you need- plus you can even try out our newest Plant Based Beachbars! The Mega pack also includes a 3 Day Refresh, so you can start off on the right foot after the holidays! I will be hosting a special group just for those of us going through the refresh so that we can support each other!  

My favorite add ons:

If you don’t get the mega pack, these are my favorite products that will be on sale! 

I am so excited to do this program with you! Make sure that you have filled out this form below. I will be reaching out to you to help you customize your Barre Blend pack for the one that will best fit your goals, nutrition plan, and lifestyle.

Subscribe to get more information about Beachbody’s newest workout program with Elise Joan.

A Heart Shift: Shining Light on the Lies Fear Speaks

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17 NIV
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This is one of those scriptures that hit me between the eyes and I felt like a fire in my belly when I started working out and STRUGGLING with the pain and frustration part of it all … I wanted it to be easier. I wanted to not shake violently like a weak person in plank. I wanted to be on the other side of it already … I didn’t want to be patient with the time and work I had to put in first to get there. I complained INSIDE a LOT even if I didnt say anything out loud about it to my husband. See… I in my grumbling and frustration about it I was really just scared that I would FAIL and never reach my goals and HE would see me fail at it and I don’t know… Lose respect for me? Stop believing in me? A plethora of baseless thoughts. All the enemy dredging up my past and weaving a fictional story for my present in my mind. Until I took hold of this scripture and decided the work I was doing on my health and body strength wasn’t just for Donald or for me even… I had to do it for the Creator of this body and the Giver of my health!
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What a heart shift!


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The same, I realize, has happened with my coaching business work this past year. Somehow… I let those fears of not being good enough and disappointing people to slip in. I started “working and doing” for what I thought everyone else wanted from me more than for HIM and what He put inside me. Not that anyone in particular put it there – nope. Just the enemy slipping an old lie in but in a different area of life I’m growing my strength in. Different area, same tactics and lies. Gah… #helpmeJesus
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So. I’m doing what I advise my clients & team members to do. I’m taking the truth of the Word and shining the light on the lie keeping me operating in the dark. Im taking this scripture and I am recalibrating my heart anew. I’m up this morning in front of my computer and daily checklist giving thanks, praising God for what He’s doing, believing I AM good enough to accomplish this mission He has placed within my spirit. All for HIM. ☺️

We all have fears… but what if we MADE them our motivations?
What if instead of a sign to retreat… we could MAKE them the symbol to press through?

Here’s why. Because just the fact that you HAVE those fears and those questions are coming to mind… means that you have the HEART and WILL and DESIRE to actually DO IT for all the right reasons.

Let that sink in.

YOU, my mama friend, have those desires and dreams for more or better for a God-designed reason.

Take those questions and turn them on their heads. Use your brain’s inquisitiveness for finding solutions and spotting opportunities and identifying your gifts and recognizing your strengths.
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Allow those ideas to fuel your faith for saying yes!

Barre Blend Workout with Professional Dancer, Yoga & Barre Expert, Elise Joan

I am so excited to share that I’ve completed the first 5 workouts from our brand new barre fitness program called Barre Blend that I completed this past week before the holidays!

Barre workouts have been one of the hottest fitness trends for years, with devoted fans praising the way they sculpt and tone without lots of impact, while improving posture and flexibility.

The dance-inspired moves are fun yet challenging, and they make you feel just a little more graceful. So what if you could get the best barre workout — taught in real time, just like in a studio — without leaving home?

You’ve been asking for it, and we heard you loud and clear. We’re excited to announce Barre Blend is coming to Beachbody On Demand this winter!

What Is Barre Blend?

Barre Blend is a new low-impact, high-intensity, and high-energy workout program. It comes from our very own barre expert, professional dancer, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat co-creator Elise Joan.

Elise has created the perfect fusion of ballet barre, Pilates, and cardio interval training, designed to help you burn fat and create a lean, toned physique.

The workouts are 30–40 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 60 days. Elise leads you through each workout in real time, which makes you feel like you’re in a high-end barre studio with a super-supportive community.

It’s meant to be challenging, but as Elise says, you have to defy your limits if you want to define your body.

To keep you inspired throughout the program, Elise has created Daily Motivation Cards that help you celebrate your achievements and cultivate a positive mindset.

What Kinds of Workouts Are Included in Barre Blend?

Elise takes inspiration from her years as a professional dancer and fitness instructor to design full-body workouts. These workouts include high-rep, small-range movements and isometric holds, as well as compound exercises, targeted core work, and dynamic stretches.

Although each class is a total-body workout, Elise adds a special body-part focus each day for extra-targeted toning.

And to make sure you get the best results possible, Elise adds cardio interval training to each workout to keep your heart rate up and help you burn maximum calories and fat.

No Ballet Barre or Dance Experience Is Required

That’s right, you don’t need a ballet barre to do Barre Blend. You can use the back of a strong and secure chair, your couch, a counter, or just about any sturdy household object that’s the right height.

You’ll use light weights and optional Beachbody Resistance Loops to bring the burn while strengthening and toning all over.

And there’s no complicated choreography. Elise has chosen the perfect combination of graceful and effective moves.

Because she’s a master teacher with impeccable form and cueing, she can help you get the lean, strong body you want —  plus the confidence to go with it — without worrying about being left behind or left out.

Elise will encourage you to express yourself as you move freely and have FUN!

Who Is Barre Blend for?

Barre Blend is designed for everyone, of all ages and fitness levels. If you’ve never done a barre workout before, you can follow the modifier who does a slightly easier version of each move.

(Create this as a quotable)“Barre Blend is a low-impact program with high-impact results. It’s not only effective, but it’s safe to do every day. It strengthens and tones the body while helping to prevent injuries and improve stability, mobility, and flexibility.”

She adds, “In creating Barre Blend I have seen definition and streamlining in my own body that I forgot was possible! This program will take you to the next level. It will challenge you physically, mentally, and emotionally. And I’m here to help you realize your full potential and live your best life.”

“You will burn, sweat, and smile. So get ready to find your bliss in the burn!”

When Can I Stream Barre Blend?

  • Offers are on sale now.
  • VIP Early Access group begins January 13, 2020.
  • Stay up to date on the FREE preview workouts and giveaways that I will be sharing exclusively with those who sign up here!  

My Team Family is looking for Motivated, Driven, Heart-First Leaders!

Hey! I am so glad that you are interested in hearing more about being a Beachbody Coach.  Let me start off by telling you that it has forever changed my life! When I started I was a stay at home mom paying off school loans but not using my college degree and looking for something I could call my own outside of mom life.  I also knew we could use a secondary stream of income, and instead of going back to part time employment at some random job around the kids’ school schedules, I decided to see if I could make some extra cash flow doing something I loved. When I heard about this opportunity something spoke to my heart and told me that this would be the thing that would forever change the course of my life. And wow, was I ever right!  Literally the person who invited me to coaching changed my life when she told me about this opportunity. I had no clue what it was, or how to do it, but I just knew that I wanted to be a part of it.

You may know me now as this mom of 3 who also teaches fitness classes …but before Beachbody I didn’t even LIKE fitness LOL!  I was over 45lbs heavier, a bit depressed, and unsure of myself.  Never would I have dreamed of eventually deciding to do what I do now as coach and also instructor.   I was just a girl who followed her husband to Texas and suddenly wanted more for her life. I am just like you. I am a wife. I am a mother. I have a cat.  And I am a regular person. I am no more special or talented than you.. I started from the very beginning and knew from watching my upline coach (who was also a stay at home mom when she started) that with a little hard work, a lot of heart,  and a smudge of elbow grease, anyone can do this! TRULY! And that anyone includes YOU!

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It’s pretty simple…I workout from home (or in the gym, on the go) with a Beachbody program that I get my personal results from. I drink Shakeology for daily nutritional needs. I share my results with friends and on social media. People buy their products and programs through me, which is much better than through the infomercial because they get me to help hold them accountable. Essentially you earn money by being proof the products work. And, with Beachbody on Demand, Shakeology, our Performance line, and now our snack bars — we are basically a one stop shop for helping people achieve their goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives.

You do NOT have to be:

-at your goal body weight

-a salesperson

-a fitness professional

All you have to be is passionate about helping people…and bonus…coaches get 25% off all products and programs….so you get a business, a community, AND a discount.  BOOM!  Oh, and everything is done online—no products or inventory for you to keep up with. Think of it as a side hustle that can bring you income and impact .

I show you how to build your business every step of the way. That is why our team is so successful. Because we want you to be successful and we give you the tools necessary to do so. When you join me, you are part of a TEAM of people who want to help you succeed. You aren’t in this alone. My team and I give you exclusive and intensive training that will help you reach all your goals and make your dreams come true.

I would love for you to watch MY story, – just so you know my heart and where I come from!

Then, I’d like you to take 12 minutes to learn everything you really need to know about becoming a beachbody coach (in simple terms) – Please give this short video a watch and grab your pen and paper. Message me with any questions that you have !

If you want  further details on coaching, Watch this next video below and meet our upline family – and then hit me up with more questions. It is about 45 minutes, but I promise you well worth the time. Then I will tell you what you need to do to get signed up and start changing your life!

Well, if you made it this, far, all that’s left to do is message me your questions and then I can help you get started!  I will send you the instructions on how to sign as soon as you respond back that you have watched the video and are ready to go!  This opportunity is currently for people living in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

I look forward to hearing back from you and helping you change your life for the better!

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With love,

Angel Ballance

***PS if you are actively working with a coach then you should reach out to them about the coaching opportunity***

So… are you wondering… who is our team??  Is there a training involved so I know what my first steps as a coach will be once I sign up?

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Yes!  Our team’s New Coach University Training Program is proven for success and to help you get started at your own pace!

During this training I will teach you:

1) How to launch your business

2) How to share and not sell

3) How to utilize social media to build a following

4) How to build your business without prior knowledge of multilevel or network marketing

5) How to start your first challenge group, handle objections and more.

6) I host a weekly small group training to walk you through the first 30 days of your business.

I give you access to all of our resources, documents, guides, scripts and more so that you do not have to reinvent the wheel.  My team and I have an incredible system that you can duplicate and customize to your style.  But, the best part is that the ground work has been done and now you can take advantage of what we have created and cut your learning curve in half.

If you are ready to join me in building your own Team Beachbody business then fill out the application below and I will be in contact with you within the next 24 hours.  Spaces do fill up, so don’t delay in filling out the form! The training is self-paced and able to do according to your lifestyle!

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Who is Our Team?

Together we are a large team family of women, men, single, married, moms, dads, teachers, doctors, office admins, nurses, counselors, ministry leaders, fitness professionals and stay at home moms, just to name a few.

Our Team is made up of faith-fueled and like-minded individuals who desire to encourage, serve, and inspire others to live life fit and purposed, healthy and balanced – from the inside, out!   We enjoy sharing our personal victories and conquering fears, achieving great success in life and in business, growing as leaders in our homes and community, and discovering real ways to help other people on their healthy lifestyle journey as individuals and as coaches.

My vision for our team is to equip, empower, and embrace you in your unique personal goals and talents, by providing support, training, guidance and accountability as you grow both as an individual and as a celebrated leader of your own team, should you decide to build one.  There is no reason for a new coach to have to go out on their own and reinvent the wheel when my team and I have created so many resources and tools to help you succeed.

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I remember how I felt as a new coach!  There was so much to learn.  I had a little experience with social media, but absolutely no idea what network marketing was, let alone how to build a team and a business online.  I had to start from scratch, so I dug into the trainings from my mentors and successful coaches before me.  I was determined to learn from the best and immediately apply that knowledge.  As a team, we have created documents, guides and scripts in which our whole team benefits.

We work together as a team family.  We are each leaders of our own businesses but are also successful because we work together in sharing best practices and make everything a team effort!  We are stronger together and truly believe iron sharpens iron.  I am so blessed to have partnered with like-minded and faith-fueled coaches as a part of my team family.

Coaching has changed my life in so many way.  Not only am I more physically fit, but also financially and personally in both life and relationships!  If both health and personal confidence, strength and financial security are on your list of a desirable life fit to live to the full, please know that you are welcome to join my team and I would love to have you!

To make the legal team happy, let me say this right here:  Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See our Statement of Independent Coach Earnings located in the Coach Online Office for the most recent information on our Coaches’ actual incomes.    The Statement of Independent Coach Earnings can be found at http://tbbcoa.ch/TBB_SOICE

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Why become a Beachbody Coach with our Team?

Being a Team Beachbody Coach is such an honor and a privilege that I do take seriously.  I truly think of our team as FAMILY!  When you join our team, you also become a part of a large team family, and we are together consistently ranked in the Top 10 Teams in all of Team Beachbody.  This speaks to the quality of training and leadership available on our team.  We have the very best mentors with the very best hearts, who believe in keeping our hustle holy and people-focused, in working together and serving by leading.  We believe in the value of nutrition for true health from the inside out.  And we believe in that we were made to live in purpose, for all those dreams seeded within us to shine bright in our circles of influence.  Coaches who join our team, as part of our team family, are always reaching and succeeding in their health, fitness and financial goals.

For the past 2 years, I have consciously been growing my business from a part time “hobby” to a full time financial contribution to my family.   It has opened up a new passion in nutrition and fitness for me, and re-ignited a love for ministry and leadership, with a new focus on God’s promises for health and whole life abundance!  My husband and I have paid off debt, have created new streams of income, and a new financial flexibility to continue growing a legacy for our three children. I truly love helping people reach their personal health and fitness goals, as well as their team and leadership goals. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the joy in their eyes when they conquer previous limitations that held them back and create new freedom in their life they didn’t know was possible before!

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Day 36:Work in Pieces #100DaystoBrave

Did you miss this?  No worries, mama!

#100DaystoBrave DEVOTIONAL (with a fitness twist, of course), MAMA CHAT ABOUT CATS AND (lack of) SLEEP LOL… OH! and Cinnamon Spice Tea!

Day 35: Multiple Expressions #100DaystoBrave

Day 35: #100DaystoBrave
Multiple Expressions

I’ve had two full careers. Two very different careers. But my calling has always been the same. – Annie F. Downs

With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! – Psalm 119:10

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