What Did I learn? (Health Tips Included)

Does anyone own a scale with never-changing numbers? Numbers that would just remain the same no matter how hard you try….

Today, I stepped on the scale and those numbers changed! Praise God!

I took time this year to focus on health and research about the body, nutrition, fitness, stress, medicine, vitamins and more! I am also enrolled in two health Hope Groups are this spring semester. These group are very effective and available to you if you can find your way to HopeNYC.  One group is taught by an actual physician and the other is taught by a phenomenal woman who has conquered the most challenging weight-loss obstacles. I can share some of what I learned and I hope it can help!

One shot is all you need:  Cardio doesn’t have to be long and painful. It should be short and painful 😀 which is better! Cardio is suppose to prepare your body for the exercise, not be the exercise. Running and walking is great but it can’t sculpt the abs for you. Cardio helps your body to burn while you deal with the real exercises: abs workouts, weight lifting, leg sculpting, squats etc. Developing those muscles can help shrink those areas but you need a shot to start!

The recipe for this shot calls for:

  1. A series of exercises like running in place
  2. Plyo-jacks
  3. Bear crawls
  4. Knee high running
  5. Butt-kick running
  6. SPEED
  7. 30 seconds of each one!

It’s short! But it’s all you need.

Abs don’t just lookgood: Developing abs can save your back! The abs are like the strong front anchor of your spine. When you work on your abs, you help your back muscles tremendously. Back pain gets reduced because your core is helping your back muscles in supporting you. It’s not too late to start your ab workout. The plank is one of the most effective I heard from the doctor.

Your action will influence others around you! You can tell your loved ones to exercise and it will turn them away. Cook tasty healthy meals and desserts, take your walks, eat healthy in a restaurant and photograph everything. Your actions will surely influence someone to try it!

Has carbs lied to you?  We think it will fill us up when eating it all the time can make us hungry. Protein keeps you full for much longer. See which protein-filled foods are your favorites. Reducing carbs will surely give you results.

Motivation is a must! Meeting up as a class each week really helped. Having someone to motivate you is important. Circumstances and problems can stop your progress! Make sure you have a friend, counselor, nutritionist, family member or someone to help motivate you and hear your problems out! Youtube videos can help. Prayer can help tremendously! I believe you can do it.

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A Few 50s Facts To Know Before Saturday’s Sock Hop!

Have you heard about the Sock Hop? Get your swing on This Saturday at HopeNYC starting at 6pm! There will be competitions, prizes, food and dancing the entire evening!

The Cause

Get your tickets!

$10 for adults!

$5 for children under 10 years old

Proceeds goes towards praise and worship garments for the dance ministry.

What You Need To Know!

What is a Sock Hop?

A Sock Hop was a dance event held for teenagers where they danced in their socks to avoid scratching the wooden gym floor with their shoes.

What dances were popular?

What did they wear?

This familiar Disney channel throwback shows some attire in this 50s themed episode- https://youtu.be/3AcGjhjwnfc

Notice the high waist, belt, knee length, bottoms and short sleeves top

Sunglasses, stud earrings and tie-on head pieces seemed to be the thing! They sure did wear HATS

Men wore jackets 🧥

ust a few of the many facts about the 50s! TODAY, HopeNYC’s Dance Ministry is accomplishing so much and I hope many of you will support the Sock Hop! Kids are learning how to dance every Friday and worship deeper! Men, women, adults and children are

dancing every Sunday and creating an atmosphere of worship at the front of the altar during service.

Photos and info found on Pinterest and google!

Find HopeNYC service times, directions, and info from http://www.HopeNYC.com!

What Makes This Easter Different?

Grab a coffee from Compass! Make your way upstairs and have your seat! Show control is taking over this Easter Sunday at HopeNYC!

Before you panic! The show is done as a great expression of worship! This production was carefully planned and put together to express the wonderful person of Jesus and show what He has done for the world! It’s going to be a broadway style production! Spectacular lights, sounds, live dancing, great music and more!

THAT’S NOT ALL!

HopeNYC celebrates being 10 years old! The first service in our current building was on an Easter Sunday which calls for a celebration 🎉

There are wonderful surprises in store for ALL GUESTS! 🎁

Special shout to Ryan Ragbir for directing an amazing show each year with divinely downloaded ideas 💡

You don’t want to miss this Easter Experience about the Crown, Cross and, Nails! Oh it will be different!

Before Easter!

HopeNYC has two amazing events leading up to Easter service! Check out my two previous blog posts for more info on these!

Good Friday

Saturday

Only The Cool Kids Will Be There This Saturday!

Imagine! The crowd cheering you on! You go home with sweet victory holding a basketful of candy you can chomp on for weeks! You spend an unforgettable sunny Saturday in the park with your friends and family!

Those are what the kids are going to experience! HopeNYC’s 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is happening this Saturday at 10am SHARP! It will be held at Baisely Pond Park and it’s just for ages 1-9 years old! Parents! Bring them to the park on time for registration! FREE ADMISSION & PRIZES!

There will be 20,000 candy-filled eggs!

The child that finds the gold egg will win a bike! The child that finds the silver egg will win a scooter!

There are prizes! Also the sure excitement of taking home dozens of candy-filled eggs!

So many has been blessed over the years! We can’t wait to see this year’s winners!

The Kids are Busy!

School is not the only thing this week on the minds of the kids at HopeNYC. They have been busy helping victims of human trafficking! Creating over 60 candy-filled boxes! Taking charge of a breakfast menu! Supporting the ministry! Prepping for a 2018 launch event!

Kids have a blast at HopeNYC church. They

learn, pray, grow and play but also take care of their ministries. HopeKidz and Tweens help kids grow in Christ all year round in the most exciting creative ways. They’re constantly aiming to make each year better than the last. They also make new kids feel welcomed and at times make it their mission to help others across the globe.

Sending over some shoes & toiletries over the past summers.

Hope Kidz

This week, Hope Kidz created love boxes just in time for Valentine’s Day! They were brightly colored, beautifully wrapped and filled with chocolate! Hope Kidz provided the perfect presents for your loved ones and supported their ministry financially!

HopeNYC Tweens

The Tweens ministry is exclusively for kids ages 10-12. They meet every Friday at 6pm for fellowship, worship, games, prizes, food & The Word! They also plan trips & have fun video contests!

They are launching with their first meeting tomorrow at 6pm! After a fantastic service they are serving up breakfast on Sunday at Compass: Ham and cheese sliders with tater tots! They successfully sold tickets over the week and all proceeds are going towards rescuing victims of human trafficking and providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries.

I’m just typing in amazement! Being a weekly attendee at HopeNYC, I see their enthusiasm, faith and passion in what they do! This has been a busy week but they’re going accomplish a lot this year!

HopeNYC:

142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica NY 11436

Sunday Service (And Children’s church) – 10:30am

Wednesday Prayer and Deliverance – 7:00pm

Friday for Tweens – 6pm

Friday for Teens 7:30pm

I ALMOST skipped breakfast this morning!

I was rushing out of the house getting ready for a fantastic Sunday service at HopeNYC. Time was ticking & there was still quite a few things to do in the short remaining 15 minutes I had left. I definitely couldn’t get it all done if making breakfast was one of them.

Did I skip breakfast just to get to church in time?

No! Because the church had the breakfast!

The Compass Café part of the building to be exact! They were serving up an excellent Trini breakfast that rescued my appetite! It tasted great & I was surely satisfied. Only a simple $5 gets you the breakfast and goes back into Compass’ mission: to provide clean drinking water to impoverished countries and help rescue victims of human trafficking. My breakfast this morning went towards helping someone and there’s nothing more filling than that.

In the weeks to come they will be serving all kinds of breakfasts on Sunday morning inspired by different places. (I personally can’t wait for Tex Mex and southern breakfast)

Today’s breakfast was two bakes, fried aloo ( potato) and corn beef.

Do you feel a Connection?

HopeNYC Church has been home to hundreds of New Yorkers! There’s been countless reports of miracles and lives changed from attending weekly. Friendships are formed and many feel a real connection. Not only in the relationships…

At HopeNYC, you could really learn a lot about who you are in Christ and the calling of God upon your life. Many people are surprised to see what they’re good at. It’s most exciting to discover your skills, spiritual gifts, and purpose, Plus! Get connected to a ministry that’s right for you! There’s are ministries for all ages and different interests! (Ushering, Evangelism, Media, specific age groups, cleaning, Missions, music, etc)

HopeNYC is known as a place home where people family members can be real, be child-like and have fun as they work together for the kingdom. Many has felt the connection here. Hopers indeed found major success and breakthrough in their spiritual lives as well as their homes and work-place! How on earth can a person’s life get this rewarding? Many say it’s Jesus!

Each year in January, HopeNYC puts together an extraordinary expo to help people get connected in ministry. It’s coming up this Sunday! Members and new attendees are excited to SIGN UP 🖊 You gotta see how it all went down LAST YEAR!

It’s going to be a great year! I hope it’s going to be a great year for you too those who are reading this.

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Christmas Time with Compass!

The best place to experience the fall atmosphere has now transformed into the perfect spot for the Christmas season! ❄️

Compass during Christmas time is cozy!

Sit on on the couch and stay warm by the fire place. Also sip one of the warm beverages including Compass’ rich hot chocolate and milo!

Creative 💡

Be the original gift-giver and find some quaint wonderful items here. Also find the gear necessary to prepare for the holidays like serving trays, pretty cookie tins, chocolates, cake holders, gravy bowls, teapots, mugs and more items to make serving your guests quite fun!

You will find the best ornaments around!

Handmade personalized beautiful Christmas tree ornaments!

Here’s a commercial from last year of the different kinds!

(Some items may not be available this year. No Fall festival this year)

The store looks beautiful! Come see it for yourself! The Q7 and Q40 stops here! Come visit at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd Jamacia NY 11436

Opens Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am -7pm

Opened on Wednesdays from 8am-2pm!

Don’t miss HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade This Sunday! It’s FREE! Come witness the biggest tree lighting in Queens!

I’m Bringing Dessert!

A tall tasty tower of treats from Compass Café with some Sweet insanity by Lisa!

I can’t wait to see the look on my family and friends‘ faces! Compass Coffee’s dessert towers has eclairs, triple threat brownies, pumpkin bars, pecan bread pudding, macaroons and lots more from Jodi Bakes! There’s also cake pops from Pint Sized Bites!

For my dinner hosts, I’m also bringing some Sweet Insanity by Lisa cookies! The cookies were primarily for us (me and my husband) but we wanted to share so others can enjoy a treat that came from another fantastic brilliant baker at HopeNYC.

We ordered two dozen in multiple flavors: cranberry white chocolate chip (My Fav), pecan sandies, chocolate chip, coconut cloud, chocolate chip and butterfinger! I️t would take several long paragraphs more to describe every detail of the delectably amazing taste of these cookies! Grab yourself a box one day, these cookies got what it takes to satisfy you!

As you see, some of the cookies are gone from the box. They were either eaten or set aside for giving. These are going WOW the crowd 😮

I️’m not sure if I will be able to record taste reactions later on which is why I️ post now in excitement!

I’m beyond confident that they’re going to love the desserts but after a good thanksgiving meal!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Be sure to go make it to the parade! It’s coming up on December 3rd at 5pm. Come see spectacularly beautiful floats, Christmas characters, thousands of lights and Queens’ biggest Christmas tree lighting to end the night! There will also be hot chocolate, live music and the Hope express train 🚂 ! ALL FREE!