Breaking Bread for 12.31.19


We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all the saints because of the hope reserved for you in heaven.

You have already heard about this ⌊hope⌋ in the message of truth, the gospel that has come to you. It is bearing fruit and growing all over the world, just as it has among you since the day you heard it and recognized God’s grace in the truth.

You learned this from Epaphras, our dearly loved fellow slave. He is a faithful servant of the Messiah on your behalf, and he has told us about your love in the Spirit.

Colossians 1:3-8 HCSB


No matter what your days look like you should be grateful for each day that you are blessed to breathe and be loved by others. Whether it’s 20 people or just one. If for some reason you can’t seem to see the love then you need to pray on it because it’s there.

On December 30, 2012 I attended a church where the preacher’s sermon addressed the reality of miracles and the big question, “Where is God?” that millions of nonbelievers and conditional believers ask frequently.
She spoke about the miracles in life large and small, the amazement of God’s power to create from nothingness and void a galaxy, with actual planets that house life forms and ecosystems.

How can you doubt that there’s a God when you consider the process of life?

It’s because people question why God would allow both death and destruction in the presence of life, regardless of age. But one beautiful thing this preacher said was that she never wants to be smart enough to truly understand all there is to know about God. She knows that there’s a reason for everything, but she doesn’t feel inclined to attempt to figure it out, because she knows that as is written in the Bible—she will never know the ins and outs of God. She said that if she knew it all then there would be no reason to live, no reason for hope, and definitely no reason for faith. I agree wholeheartedly with her statements. The desire to know all was the fall of Adam and Eve.

If you can’t see and feel God’s love and presence then you aren’t truly living. You are merely existing. Who wants a life like that? He has blessed many of us with upwards of six senses. Senses that are only possible because of Him. Yes, I said six senses and not just five, for I strongly believe in that sixth sense that connects our minds to His. Some cultures call it our third eye.

I believe in that sixth sense that connects us to our foundation as spiritual beings, and our ability to experience more than most. That strong connection many would claim to be psychic, ESP, premonitions, or intuition. But I see as just an extra connector to our Heavenly Father.

Some of us have sharper sixth sense capabilities than others. I think as small children we had the greatest linkage. Only through human exposure do we pull away from this natural force that pulls us inward.

I embrace my sixth sense to spiritually feel, see, and experience more than ordinary. Think of this, when we lack any of our other senses the remaining ones are usually very strong and compensate for the perceived “lack”. As I wear contacts and glasses for my nearsightedness, my other senses have really grown stronger.

So think about this—even if you lacked the other five senses, consider how rich your life would still be with just your sixth sense. Your humanness probably makes you cringe at losing your sense of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. But just stop and dream with me. Visualize what you could see, hear, feel, and experience with your sixth sense if you didn’t have interference from the “world” by solely relying on those other sources as your connection to life, perceived reality, and how you see and believe in God.

Now consider life not embracing and developing this sixth sense. What are you missing, not learning or experiencing? What aren’t you hearing God say to you? What lessons do you keep repeating because you aren’t tuned in to His “channel”?

I hope that each of you tune in to this gift in a healthy way, so you can see one more level of connection to God. It’s more than instinct, intuition, or a gut feeling. It’s God working in us. Reach out, connect, and stay connected!

May you have a healthy, safe, peaceful, happy, joyful and prosperous New Year!!!

God willing we will all connect tomorrow, and begin our new walk in 2020 together as followers of Christ. I pray God uses me to expose more people to His loving light through my Breaking Bread blog, the upcoming books I will be publishing, and the other ways that I try to connect with my fellow brothers and sisters worldwide. I love you all!


I thank You for this day and each day. I thank You that I can live this human experience spending each moment learning to be a better servant, exploring and expanding my spiritual capabilities so that I’m best prepared for my days in Your Heavenly Kingdom.

Father, this last day of 2019 please protect Your children from harm. Please protect us from fear, ignorance, hate, and human error. Please protect us from doubting how close we really are to You. Humbly I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Love always,


Copyright 2012-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Breaking Bread for 12.30.19


“No one lights a lamp and puts it in a place where it will be hidden, or under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, so that those who come in may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body.

When your eyes are healthy, your whole body also is full of light. But when they are unhealthy, your body also is full of darkness. See to it, then, that the light within you is not darkness. Therefore, if your whole body is full of light, and no part of it dark, it will be just as full of light as when a lamp shines its light on you.”

Luke 11:33-36


Everything we put inside of us we reveal to the world. Choose wisely what you watch, listen to, ingest, and participate in. For you will ultimately reveal this as your truth in the future. Are you a child of the world or God’s child? That is what we must always consider through our words and deeds each day.

The words that we speak. The actions that we take. They are a product of the energy that we choose to carry within. We reveal and share that which we entertain, and invest our time. Do you know if you’re a distributor of God’s pure Light or the enemy’s faux light?

Do we fill ourselves with God’s loving light and share this with the world? Or do we fill ourselves with the darkness of the world and hurt others who come across our path? Do we strengthen our bodies and senses to be of service to others? Or do we allow them to weaken so that we can lazily depend on others— until we eventually shrivel up, and cease to exist on this realm?

We say our body is our temple yet we fill it with poisons. We allow it to grow and morph into an unrecognizable blob of fat, or deteriorate into nothing but a shell of skin and decaying bones. The poisons inside spew out through our mouths, eyes, ears and pores, and the toxicity becomes repulsive to others.

Yet we say our body is our temple.

Being thin doesn’t make you healthy. You can deplete your body of the very things it needs to thrive. And unknowingly you destroy the internal organs you need to exist in that body.

Drugs, alcohol, smoking, and hard living kills your body slowly each day. The more you consume the more you kill yourself. Then the aftermath is your slow and painful death. You then beg for healing and an end of the pain. Destruction that you caused from choices that you made. You know that it’s bad for you. But somehow you expect to receive different results than the rest of the world who also gave in to those vices.

How can someone do this to their so-called temple? Such hypocrisy. We are fools for destroying ourselves and then expecting God to heal and restore us. We take His gifts, abuse and destroy them, and then ask Him to make them whole again.

Our past actions require us to take new action. We have to be the change that we want to see. We must change our thinking, how we speak, and how we live our lives. Not once God has done something for us. Now. Take the step. Stop waiting for life to happen to you. Start living your life. The life that God gifted to you. This body we have is on loan to us. We don’t know how long we will possess this shell. We do know that if we continue abusing it, we won’t be in it for long.

Instead of waiting until the New Year, your birthday, or 30 to 60 days before a big event (that you want to look good for), why not start today eating and living healthier? End this year the way you want to live your 2020 and beyond—doing, speaking, and living well!


Father, You woke me today to have yet another moment of learning experiences, another chance to grow more, and share more with others. Thank You.

Father, thank You for my vision and my other senses. Thank You for discernment to see right from wrong. Where and when to go, and when to stay put. Thank You for revealing Your truth to me in small enough nuggets so that I may comprehend at a rate more conducive to my learning style. While also molding me to expand my capabilities beyond the limits of my comfort zone. You never leave me, or get tired of me. You are patient and understanding, and I’m humbly grateful Father.

I pray that my spiritual senses be strengthened. So that I might see, hear, feel, smell, and taste beyond my human limits. That my discernment be strong and clear. No interference between me and You.

I pray that my physical vision is strengthened and that as You make my eyes healthier You also increase the strength and sensitivity of my other physical senses. That way, with my spiritual and physical senses working in perfect harmony, I may be a pure receptacle of Your light. Let me then share this light with others so that they can soak up Your love and share with others. Let my body be strengthened and healthy. That I might make many long journeys serving Your children until my last breath.

What I ingest I become. So I pray for the willpower to overcome temptation to consume things that are bad for me. I pray for the energy to get up each day and exercise without excuse for weather or time of day. These things I pray You bless me with today and every day. Amen.

Embrace the Light and share it freely. Don’t allow your human blinders block you from blessing others, and being blessed.

Lovingly your sister in Christ,


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Breaking Bread for 12.27.19


let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:22


Do you not believe and have faith that the waters of the ocean will return to the sandy shoreline each time they retract? Out of the hatched cocoon do you not expect the butterfly to emerge? Do you not have faith that the stop light will return to green after it has changed yellow and red?

Do you not have faith that after flashing a red “Do Not Walk” message, that the pedestrian crossing sign will eventually return to a white or green indicator light with the word “Walk” on it’s screen? Do you not have faith that the hands on your watch and clock will always run from right to left, around in a circle?

Then why do we struggle so hard with our faith in God?

I have shown both natural, God-made examples as well as man-made, God-inspired examples, that we naturally and without thought believe will occur without us having to do a thing. Yet, we frequently doubt what God can do. We doubt His omnipresence and omnipotence in our lives.

Why do we think He’s too busy to be concerned with what we’re doing or not? Why do we think He can’t be everywhere at once? He’s healed people of inflictions, in different parts of the world, at the exact same time. But we question Him. How can my problem be solved at the same time hundreds of millions of problems around the world are being solved?

We are ignorant to believe that it is merely our doing or even worse, a case of luck.

I don’t believe in luck. I believe in God. I believe in God making things happen when they are supposed to take place. And with the depth, breadth, and intensity that He expects. I believe He brings us great fortune and wealth on all levels, not just financially. Luck is temporal. God is eternal.

If you want to be cleansed from your impurities, your guilt and fear, then you must sincerely seek out and embrace your relationship with God. That is the purest and least complicated relationship you can ever have. Yet we complicate it the most.

All He expects is that we trust, believe, and obey. We will sometimes selfishly do so in human relationships, but can’t see how selfless it is for us to do this with God. We’re all works in progress. Clay that has some rough patches that God needs to mold smoothly into the image He has envisioned. But the process is longer the more we resist.

Are you tired of being a mere tenth of what you can be? Let’s take the necessary steps towards reaching that level of faith we’re supposed to have. Are you ready?


Father, thank You for my life. Thank You for another day to serve You, to share Your Word, to honor my family, to help the least of Your children, and to do so with faith that You will always see me through.

Father cleanse me. Cleanse me like the ocean waves pulling out the impurities and bringing in Your goodness. Remove my fear, guilt, and doubt, and replace them with the strength and determination that comes from having total confidence in You.

Just as I have faith that as the water of the ocean pulls back from the shoreline, a new wave will roll in–-I want that same faith in You, and what You can and will do in my life. No matter the circumstances I want to always believe and know that You are right there with a solution, patiently waiting for me to get out of my own way. Keep working on me Father. I love You. Amen.



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Breaking Bread for 12.26.19


Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”

Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!

John 13:36-38


We just celebrated the birth of Jesus. Some Christians celebrate earlier or later this month, others the first week of January. Others may even celebrate in April, the month that Jesus was most likely born. Whichever month we choose, we should not cease to celebrate and honor him after one day has passed, for every day is his birthday, as it is ours.

Every day we are birthed out of experiences, we see things for the very first time, we overcome a fear that could have crippled us, and we touch the life of someone new. Every day we should take the next step to be more like Jesus, and to live on purpose with purpose as he did.

We should not delay what we know is coming, but rather stand firm and face it head on. Ready for what will come–-and fearless, as we should be. Believing and knowing that we are God’s child and always protected. We should each day protect our minds from worldly temptations and the misguided belief that the “liar” would claim to bring us the ultimate level of joy, and a power equal to that of Jesus, or even greater, God.

The devil is a liar and we are his foolish puppets if we believe that gaining anything without the blessing of God is still a blessing.

Rise up against crime, addiction, adultery, incest, bigotry, racism, depression, greed, envy, and fear. The devil can only take ahold of what you allow. You have to give in. You have to let “it” in, and you have to give “it” power and dominion over your life. You have to take the time and energy to surrender to darkness and walk away from God’s light. It’s always your decision. Which one will you make?


Father it takes a very special person, a very committed follower, to devote themselves fully to Your son. In so doing, they might reach the place and time in life to be promoted to the next level that You have planned for them. As You taught Jesus to understand the human element and what to expect from man and woman, he soon realized that our loyalty could be easily tested and tossed away through fear.

Father I know that I have not yet reached a point in my life where I am fully vested, fully committed, and most loyal to Christ, and walking the path as You have laid it. But Lord You know what’s in my heart. You know my desire to grow and to develop a closer relationship with You and Your son, and You know that each day I work harder to overcome my fears and trust that You will always see me through.

Father, thank You, for touching Your children’s hearts and minds that they might record the earliest of days, their experiences in life, and parables to teach and warn. While creating the foundational principles for the rest of us to live by. Whenever I’m in doubt, have question, or am filled with fear I know that I can read the Bible for direction and inspiration.

Father, I know that I can call on You and You will touch me and bring me calm during the darkest of times, and during the heaviest of storms.

Father please keep my eyes, mind, and heart pointed in the right direction so that my feet always know where to go. Continue to bless me with discernment so that I use the best of my time living as I should, spending moments with those who are most deserving, and reflecting Your goodness even when I’m not getting it from others. Help me to always see the vision, and to always hear Your voice. In Jesus’ name I joyfully pray to You. Amen.

Merry Christmas (whenever you celebrate it) and Happy Holidays family!

Love always,


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Breaking Bread for 12.25.19


Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David.

Luke 2:11 HCSB


Some of you may question Jesus’s birth, life, human death, spiritual awakening, ascension, and the legacy he has left for us to continue. You may question if Jesus is the son of God, is actually God, or whether God is of Spirit or flesh. Or you may be whole and full on the belief that God is Spirit, Love, Life, Truth, and all in all, and that His son is Jesus who was born to human parents to bring us the Truth and way to salvation. You may believe that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, and that Jesus was the one who taught us this reality.

It’s not as important to me if whether Jesus was born from a virgin through the power and will of God, and not human conception. In Hebrew, virgin, referred to a female’s age range, that she was no longer prepubescent, and that she’s unmarried. It had nothing to do with her sexual experience. That’s why the categories given to females were: virgin, married, divorced, and widow. Somehow we jumbled it all up, and chose not to consult with Jewish people about their word’s meaning.

But, even if Jesus was born through human conception, God placed His spiritual powers within Jesus to see, speak, think, feel, hear, and heal unlike anyone before or after him. God placed Jesus here to teach us how to live, love, and treat others. Jesus was sent to teach us the Truth about God, ourselves, and our relationship to the Father.

Whether Jesus was born in spring or winter is not keeping me up late nights. Yes, it was during spring. Shepherds don’t let their flock out to pasture at night during the winter, it’s too cold. Also, Joseph and Mary were in Bethlehem for Joseph’s family to take part in the census. A census wouldn’t take place in the cold of winter knowing that families would have to travel to be counted.

But, guess what?

We’ve been celebrating it in the winter for centuries. Billions of people won’t suddenly switch up and start celebrating in April. Easter oftentimes lands in April. It would be a logistics nightmare. Do you celebrate Jesus twice in April and then celebrate St. Nick aka Santa Claus in December?

That’s what happens when we complicate moments in time by making them highly commercialized national holidays.

I’m not here to argue if Jesus was born 2,019 years ago, or between 2,049 and 2,089 years ago. I choose to believe that he was born, over 2,000 years ago in his dad’s family stable, surrounded by people who loved him and knew he was special.

All that matters to me is the peace and joy that fills our hearts when we say his name and think of him. What matters most to me are the moments I contemplate, “What would Jesus do?” Or “What would Jesus say?” when I do or say things that aren’t Christ-like. Or those moments right before I act, that could stop me from being unloving. That’s what matters to me.

When I’m ill, in pain, sad, angry, frustrated, lost, or confused—what matters most is that I believe in Jesus and God. That belief has saved me from death, freed me from depression, pulled me out of unhealthy and unloving situations, healed me from sickness, closed up wounds, fixed the impossible, and cleared cluttered paths. That’s all that matters to me.

That’s what Christmas means to me—the Christ in all of us, and the Christ we want to have in us. Christmas means family, overcoming odds, taking care of the least of God’s children, thanksgiving, and looking at how we can be more like Jesus in our walk, talk, and thoughts.

I wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. May be peace be with you today and always.


Father, thank You for blessing us with Your love, light, peace, and joy. I pray that we truly embrace them and spread them throughout the world so that each of Your children can be brought to smiles and laughter. Father I thank You for Jesus. Even with the doubters in the world I never doubt You or Your son’s existence. I never doubt Your love and desire for us to have all that we need. I pray that all I need is provided by You. I pray that as You bless me I can overwhelm others with blessings. My cup is never empty. I have to always remember that. In Your Holy name I pray. Amen.

Love always,


Copyright 2012-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Breaking Bread for 12.24.19


See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name Him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.”

Matthew 1:23 HCSB


God is always with us. We are never alone. We are His creations. He keeps watch over us and has angels that intervene when we need it most.

God has plans for each and every one of us. We just need to believe, obey, and follow.

Have a very merry Christmas, and remember that even though Jesus wasn’t born in December, Christ is the reason for our celebration. Be loving, kind, patient, humble, and appreciative.


Thank You Father for this day. Another day of life, lessons, and love. With You and through You all things are possible. With Your son I can find my way. Thank You for the constant blessings. I’m grateful for this life and opportunity. I pray that You bless others in a way that they can only give You thanks. In Your name I pray, as a follower of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Love you all,


Copyright 2012-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Breaking Bread for 12.23.19


After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.”

John 13:21


Jesus was never blind to what was going on around him. God kept him spiritually connected to His Mind and wisdom, to see and feel when things were not right. And to discern good from bad, friend from foe, follower from betrayer.

Imagine knowing in advance that one of the people closest to you is about to betray you. Imagine how Jesus felt knowing that the time, attention and care that he invested in this disciple, would soon be leveraged against him for monetary gain and to avoid persecution.

How would things have been different if that disciple had spoken up, confessed, and made right with our savior?

A true friend never betrays you, never betrays your trust, and never sells you out. A true friend is there for you in the worst of times, not just the best of times. A true friend gives you food, drink, and shelter when you need it. They will give you the shirt off of their back, if necessary.

A friend never kicks you when you’re down. Instead they help to pick you up and brush you off. They never remind you of what you promised, what you haven’t done, or what you still need to do. For a friend understands that we all have rough times, and if you were honorable before those hard times you will be honorable to the end.

Pray for those people who choose to betray or harm you because they are more concerned with their needs, their survival, their issues, and how something will affect them. Pray for their hearts, minds, bodies, souls, and spirits. Pray that they see God’s light and choose to follow it to righteousness than place blinders over their eyes and continue walking in darkness.

Pray that God reveals the truth about every person you are involved with and encounter. Pray that He shows you the real them so that you know what you are facing. Pray that He protects you even when you ignore His warnings. Pray that He always shows you the way out of life’s mazes that you actively take part in creating in your disobedience.

Now, if you’re reading this and thinking of moments when you were selfish and weren’t being a friend, then own up to your mess. Pray to God for realignment.

If you’re the person that I’m telling folks to pray for, look inside of yourself and ask God to show you where you’re most vulnerable to attack by the enemy. If you haven’t been behaving like a genuine friend, that’s because you have been entertaining the enemy’s foolishness.

If you have been backstabbing, shortchanging, conspiring against family or friends, then you’re the betraying disciple. If you’re scheming to get your hands on an inheritance once someone passes away, then you’re no better than the betraying disciple. If you’re plotting and planning on how to spend someone’s life insurance payout, then guess what? Yep! Look in the mirror.

Some of you may not realize that you’re the betraying disciple. You may not realize that you’re the hater in the group. You may not notice that you’re quick to shut down people’s ideas, say something is impossible, or gossip about others. You may not notice the amount and frequency of the negative words that you speak daily. You may not realize how envious you are about others. The enemy loves to feed off of envy, pride, arrogance, and greed.

Walking in God’s Light requires the truth. You have to peel back those layers of lies that you’ve been telling yourself and others. You have to admit you’re wrong. You have to admit you have wronged others. You have to check yourself!

You haven’t been walking in God’s light. The enemy mounted a strobe light. All you see is a light. Your discernment is skewed. You have been stomping around in your self-righteousness thinking that you’re walking in God’s light. Look again. Wrong light. Your compass has been hacked. Contact tech support immediately! You need to be realigned, redirected, and pointed to the correct path.

I don’t always notice, in the midst of my foolishness, that I’ve been entertaining the enemy. Oftentimes, it’s after the chaos has erupted that I say, “Oops”. We have to work at being better aligned with God, thinking less of self and more of Him. When we’re filled with Him then there’s no room for the enemy. There’s no weakness in God. When we’re in service for God’s glory, there’s no room for the enemy to feed off of our self-serving desires. There’s no ego to be tampered with.

When it’s about God, then you don’t have a need to be the center of attention. When it’s about God, then you give without hesitation. You’re not giving and then asking God when you’re gonna get yours. You’re not envying what someone else has, comparing what they have to what you have. You’re not operating out of lack.

Your faith is built upon the confidence that God always provides. He always answers. He’s always here.

Tell the enemy to go kick a rock into a pit. When you hear negative thoughts, say, “I’m not playing with you satan. Leave me alone!” When you say harmful words, apologize with a sense of urgency. Don’t let the wound worsen. Pray for healing, forgiveness, and restoration.

Let’s focus on being selfless and God-filled!


Father, thank You for wisdom and discernment. And an ability to forgive those who betray me and cause me harm. Thank You for forgiving me when I cause harm. Father keep my heart warm, never allowing it to grow cold and hard. Keep me focused on living more like Jesus, realizing and accepting my journey’s purpose. And not being overly focused on the human elements that distract me. I want to be selfless and God-filled. I want to be strengthened in You. I want to dismiss the enemy like a speck of dust.

I want to be focused on glorifying You, not comparing my gifts to others.

Father, help me to always walk away from unhealthy situations with my dignity in tact, and with a level of grace that shows that I’m above the foolishness. I’m a survivor and never a victim.

Father I pray today not only for myself but for my loved ones and associates who have been harmed and betrayed by people they trusted. I pray for those who are betraying others and causing harm. Free them. Both the betrayed and betrayer, from these shackles and help them to heal and grow.

In honor of all You have ever done and will do, in Your son’s name I pray to you. Amen.

Have an amazing Monday family!



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Breaking Bread For 12.20.19


A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

John 16:21


We go through ups and downs in life. We give birth to children and ideas. We are forced to face our biggest fears. While in the middle of the most excruciating pain we could ever imagine all we can think about at that moment is the pain and whether we will survive its wrath. But once the pain has passed a sense of joy fills us and overwhelms us as we realize that not only did we make it through the roughest of parts, something great came from the experience. Whether it be wisdom or something tangible, there is a gift received from surviving life’s storms.

The mother giving birth, at that moment, has mixed emotions about her labor experience. But while holding her baby’s tiny body minutes, hours, or days later– she is less concerned with the pain in her belly, groin, legs, neck, glutes, and back. She is more concerned about the well being of her baby and how best to care for and nurture this new addition to the world.

We must work hard to see life exactly that way…a birthing process. Every experience no matter how intense is only temporary, and afterward comes some level of peace and joy. So are you ready to take on today? Give life your best shot and embrace these moments, for you will have great success stories to share in the future. God bless you, my sisters and brothers!


Father thank You for this day and every day. I even thank You for those days that seem unbearable. For after I endure the pain there is joy from the growth and development. Every day life pounds on my head, shoulders and back, I know that I’m being molded to see things differently, behave differently, and work through my issues in a different way. I’m being molded to put my total trust in You that through all things. You will see that I make it to the other end. Thank You Father. In Jesus’ name I pray to You. Amen.



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Breaking Bread for 12.19.19


I will also sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. I will cleanse you from all your impurities and all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.

Ezekiel 36:25-27 HCSB


God has the ability to heal, clean, change, uplift, shift, and remove anything and any element in our life. Do you believe it? Do you trust Him? Then why do you think and speak doubting words? Why do you give power to the lie called disease? Why do you give in to the enemy by expressing fear and doubt? If you trust and believe then walk in your faith!


Father, cleanse me and make me whole. Heal me of all inflictions. Remove my fears. Warm my heart and continue molding me. In Your name I pray. Amen.



Copyright 2012-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Breaking Bread for 12.18.19


You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened animals, but you do not tend the flock.

You have not strengthened the weak, healed the sick, bandaged the injured, brought back the strays, or sought the lost.

Instead, you have ruled them with violence and cruelty. They were scattered for lack of a shepherd; they became food for all the wild animals when they were scattered.

Ezekiel 34:3-5 HCSB


When humans become so self-absorbed that we put ourselves equal to or before God, then we should not wonder why our life is full of heartache and storms.

God gave the shepherds one job, to take care of His sheep. Instead they became so self-absorbed as rulers over the sheep that they spent more time killing and consuming them, than taking care of them. They got lazy and entitled, and their flock became lost in the fields and woods. The flock became victims of wild animals and other humans. This enraged God. His gift to the shepherds was squandered. The job they were assigned and had committed to was discarded.

What job has God assigned you? How are you doing at your job? Are you giving it 100% effort with 100% passion and 100% energy?

Do you even know what you’re supposed to be doing?

What about the job where you work, or if you’re self-employed, the company that you’re building? Are you doing your job at the level God expects? Do you make excuses for not doing your job, or blame others?

Now consider your personal relationships. Are you putting in the effort and care that God expects? Or are you so self-consumed that you don’t see where you need to step up, improve, increase the passion, or reaffirm your commitment (or make one)?

Are you helping to heal wounds, forgiving and asking for forgiveness? Are you protecting the other person, being honest and true, and considering their needs? Or is it all about you and your needs, wants, and desires?

Have you kept your vows? Or have you even taken the step towards making a vow? Do you have both feet planted in your relationship, or are you straddling the fence?

Have you gotten lazy like the shepherds in this scripture or are you tending to the needs of your spouse/significant other like God expects a great shepherd to tend to their flock?

Consider your jobs in life and how you are doing in each one. Are you benefitting without having to put in real work? Do you feel like you earned what you have? Or do you know the truth—that God gave you what you have—and it’s time to get back to work?

I’ve got a lot of work to do, so have a blessed day and be a blessing to others.


Thank You Father for another day to experience life in a unique way. I pray to see and perform my job with the level of commitment and passion that You expect of me. Let me prosper from my work in Your name Lord.

I pray that I never turn my back on someone in need of Your love, hope, or sustenance. May I give freely what You call me to give.

Father when I see wrong, let me be brave enough to speak up and not convince myself that it’s none of my business. Because I know that my inaction can actually help to serve the negative actions that will take place if I do nothing.

These things I ask for in Your son Jesus’ name. Amen.

Love always,

Copyright 2012-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.