I would like to say Welcome....... This blog has been established to encourage women to an abundant life of wellness, balance and unshakeable faith. You will find words of encouragement, bits of laughter, favorite quotes/sayings, health and wellness tips, new recipes and just plain ole girl fun.

Oh, for those of you who do not know the reason for "Queenie," ( hence the crown) my husband gave me that nick- name shortly after we started dating. I like to think that my Queen status gives me some pull around here and maybe sometimes it does. (ha)

It would just thrill me if you would SIGN UP and follow along. Feel free to join in with your comments. Your always welcome to send in your ideas and contribution to me at queeniescafe@gmail.com It would be my honor to hear from YOU.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sharing your Faith.....

When is the last time you shared your faith??? Do you find it hard to do? Do you only feel comfortable doing it around certain people. Funny how we sometimes feel alittle more Christian than others so we find it easy to share with those people. WE SHOULDN"T . IT's sorta like my job, I can always find someone who is a better Photographer than me and as a Christian... I can always find someone who's walk is stronger than mine.

Read. Philemon 6:7 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith so that you will have a better understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

When we share Christ with others God allows us to gain a deeper and better understanding of every good thing in Christ. Can you see a direct correlation between sharing your faith and your own spiritual growth??

Ask for God's boldness today to say a prayer for someone... I challenge you as well as myself.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Daily Living

I tell ya its tuff sometimes living day to day as being a good Christian. You want to do good, you try to do good but some days you just struggle. At least I do. I think back over all the years that I have wasted not following God's lead and sorta living my life like I wanted to. Thinking I was in control. I'm ashamed to say that the closer I move towards God the more I realize the time I have missed with him.

A new friend of mine shared a verse with me today and I want to share it with you. It just sorta clicked in regards to my every day life. See how it affects you.

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Galatians 2:20

If we could only remember that each and every day..

I promise to get back to the boat on Thursday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


If you want to walk on water, you've got to get out of the boat..... Think on this ... More tomorrow.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


We were driving to dinner last night with some friends and all of the sudden a rainbow showed up in the sky THEN.... when you looked closely there were two. It's was so cool. I looked out the back glass and thought, "how in the world does God do that?" It's like 5 colors just swooshed across the sky, always in an arch. Remember when you were little and your grandmother would tell you there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I love to color, always have and always will. I can remember when I was a little girl ( not so long ago (ha)) and my mom would take me to the doctor, we would always stop at the ole drugstore and get me a color book and some crayons while they were filling my prescription. GOSH, it was almost worth getting sick. ( NOT) but you know what I mean. When I had some surgery a couple of years ago I actually got me a color book and some crayons then too.

God must like coloring too cause he sure shows it in his rainbows. Whens the last time you stopped long enough to color???

Come on.... break out of the box, it's okay to be a kid sometimes.....

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Ephesians 4:29 " Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

Is this hard for us to do??? I think so. In our nature we say things without thinking. Sometimes we just say things cause we think we know what is best for someone. Sometimes we get caught up in a conversation about someone that we never intended to be caught up in. I have this verse taped to my desk. It is a daily reminder to watch my talk. Am I always successful? Well of course the answer is "No". I'm ashamed to admit that but I think we must admit our failures in order to conquer them.

What about you. Have you checked your Talk lately????

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's your State????? Of Mind...

"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."

Dr. Wayne Dyer

I've had this little quote posted next to my computer for some time. I am often reminded that our minds are the center of our battles. What we think, pours out and therefore allows others to know what we think.

Think on that.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Does he ask you to take action?????

I was reading this morning and came across the story of Jesus first miracle. He was attending a wedding. They were just about to run out of wine and his mother came to him and said, "Oh Jesus, please make some more wine for us." He told her that it was not his time yet. ( having not performed any miracles yet) Mary must have known different. As in most miracles Jesus performed, he involved the faith and obedience of others. The servants were an important part of the miracle as they did just what Jesus told them to do.

Have you ever asked Jesus to get involved in an unusal problem? No matter what problem you have, Jeus invites you to seek him as the solution to your problem.

Usually when we have problems we just want them fixed and we want them fixed quick. Isn't that the way of the world these days. Everything has a microwave mentality. DO it now..... I want it now..... seems to be everyone's agenda...

Sometimes Jesus wants us to wait on him. To rest in him. To seek his face. If we will do that our problems will seem smaller than they are, not as heavy as we thought and in the process we will find someone who loves us more than anyone else and wants the very best for us.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Have you been Neutered????

I'm sure that question got your attention???? We took our Boxer to be neutered yesterday and it really got me to thinking. About half way there we thought," Are we doing the right thing?" We concluded that we were and continued on. We picked him up late yesterday afternoon and he was feeling Terrible.... I mean capital T terrible. I got his bed fixed and checked on him all night long. I petted him throughout the night trying to show him some comfort. THEN about 4 am this morning it hit me. "What if I had been neutered?" Not in the sense of a dog but in life. Have you ever been Neutered. Something taken away from you that left you sick, broken-hearted, feeling despair. I'm sure we all have. What do we do when we lose something?? What if it is simply that job that we wanted and did not get, what if it was that bonus or raise we thought we were gonna get and didn't, what if it was that cute fella we just knew was going to be ours but turned out to be someone elses OR maybe, just maybe, we lost our spirit. ( our power and desire to praise and worship) Have any of those things happen to you??? TODAY.. let's press in to the one who gives us all things, blesses us with all things and who takes care of us in ALL THINGS.....

Thursday, August 6, 2009

What's Holding you back????

At church last night we were ask this question. "What is keeping you from being 100% with God?" At first I thought well nothing..... BUT is it??? I want you to ask yourself that question today. What might be holding you back from having the fullness of Christ in your life??? We say, oh yes, God can do anything, he is all this and all that, BUT do we live each day truly believing that??

We have all issues, some bigger than others ( or so we think they are bigger or smaller than others) Some of us battle depression, addiction, anxiety, fear, financial issues, sickness, and the list goes on. How much control do you really have over those battles??? 50% of the time, 70% of the time. What we learned last night is it all comes down to a "self" problem. We are so absorbed in ourselves that we simply can't give it all to God. The world says it's okay to go out and drink on saturday night and then praise God in church on Sunday.... BUT. is that what God's word says???

So I ask you ( and me) again does God have 100% control of your life?????

Monday, August 3, 2009

DO NOT RUST.... ( quote for the day)

"It is better to wear out than to rust out." Think on that for the day.. Have a great week.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What's that NOISE?????

This Fella is looking to buy a saw to cut down some trees in his back yard. He goes to a chain saw shop and asks about various chain saws. The dealer tells him, "look, I have a lot of models, but why don't you save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and get to the top-of-the-line model. This chain saw will cut a hundred cords of wood for you in one day."

So the man takes the chain saw home and begins working on the trees. After cutting for several hours and only cutting two cords, he decides to quit. He thinks there is something wrong with the chain saw. "How can I cut for hours and only cut two cords?" the man asks himself. "I will begin first thing in the morning and cut all day." the man tells himself. He got up at 4am and did just that and still only 3 cords of wood were cut.

The man is convinced this is a bad saw. " I will take this saw back to the dealer," the man says to himself. The man brings the saw back to the dealer and explains the problem. The dealer, baffled by the man's claim, removes the chain saw from the case. The dealers says, "HMMM, it looks fine."

Then the dealer starts the chain saw, to which the man responds, "what's that noise?"

ISN"T that just like us with Jesus. We don't really listen for his noise, we just pound away at things with our own strength. Not really seeking the power of Christ. Let's cut our saws on today guys and get after it.....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Can't Sleep.....

Are any of you like me. Wake up all during the night. Get up, go back to bed, Get up , go back to bed. Sometimes I wonder if my mind will ever shut off. Like now it's 4am and I"m up and ready to go as if the sun is shining and the birds are singing. ( neither are happening) I've gotten where I get out my bible and read in hopes of calming my heart. I just know that God has a word for me??? The thing that he has been showing me lately is about relationships. Those that enrich your life. I talked about basement people and attic people awhile back and I think the two go hand in hand. Do you have a relationship with anyone that is broken. Has a relationship that you have sent you to the basement lately?? It can send your heart into a tailspin. At least it does mine. Jesus was all about relationships. He enriched the lives of those he came in contact with. Why is it that those who are the closest to you seem to be the very ones to hurt you and do we do that to them as well??? Maybe not consciously. We should ask ourselves, "what are we doing to enrich the lives of those we have relationships with." Everyone is so busy doing 'Their" thing that they don't have time for others these days. Its really sad to me. Being SO busy that you don't have time for others is simply the devils workshop. He loves it when you can't be Christ like. Call someone today that you haven't talked to in awhile, send a written note to someone you haven't written to in awhile. DON"T email... anyone can do that. Go the extra mile. REACH OUT.... Have a great weekend.