“Treasure Trove of Information”

"For no word from God will ever fail.” 

Luke 1:37 NIV


Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour: Welcome all 🙂

Apologies, It is a late one today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Ecological Park, Bermondsey, Southwark. London.

First Monday in May. 

To everything there is a season. A time for every purpose under the Heavens.

The Vault: Today I want to be outside the vault, I love stories. To hear stories and absorb them requires listening:

Yesterday I spent the whole day outside my house. Walking with a friend and ending in the Ecology Park: This park always amazes me, and if you are ever in bermondsey walk in this park and see the greens even for a city it looks amazing.

Not sure about you, this year seems to be going fast. I have this tradition in me that I give thanks for the month ahead because I am walking by faith and every obstacle that may come my way I give to the Lord. Cast all my cares and burdens to Him 

This is one of my favourite verses and there is something about reading it with a new set of eyes and seeing it in a different light. 

"Matthew 6:25-34- DO NOT WORRY"

Familiarity is a curse in my opinion when it comes to scriptures, hear me out. 
The reasons is 
We lose the meaning behind the message. 
We glance over words 

It does not touch the heart anymore
It stops in the mind 

The doors are shut 
It bounces like a ball in our hand as we play with it mindless

The Bible
The Words spoken 
Are God words
So take it seriously 

Do we listen to the words? 

So reflecting on the words in Luke 1:26-38 and looking at the reaction of Mary (Mother of Jesus) as she listens to what the angel says, she ponders it in her heart and in response to her listening skills comes questions. Questions comes answers

Listen equals reflection and then the right questions to get the right answers.

One of the reasons why  we don’t listen well is that we tend not to apply all of our brain power and heart to the exercise. Listening is an exercise and must be done daily to optimise its skills, or see the growth of it.

Most of the time, half or three-quarters of our brain could very well be doing something else while we are reading or listening to someone speak.

In the content of listening to the bible: there will be other things going on in the same space. 

Maybe there are people walking about
Maybe your phone lights up, telling you that you have received a text
Maybe there’s music in the room 
Maybe there’s television in the background 

Meanwhile you thinking of the to-do list 
The next meeting 
What am I going to say to my friend or family when I see them in the next hour
What will I have for breakfast or lunch or dinner

Do everything you can to tune all of this out
And be completely present 

Studying the word in the right conditions will likely improve your focus. 
And both in preparation for the study

When studying in a group:
I find out that note taking is best when listening

Notes allow you to organise and process information in a way that makes it most likely that you can us this information afterward.

But don’t fall into the temptation of concentrating on the note taking that you forget listening to the words. But make sure you are really listening. Guess what you are not a secretary, you not around as someone who is receiving information for later use. Therefore it is very important to hear what others are saying:

Take notes of what is emphasised 
Make sure you understand what the points the speaker is making and if 
opportunity arises ask questions.

After notes taking, ensure you review the notes immediately 
It helps you retain the information much more effectively than if you don't read the notes for days
As an extra bonus 
You will be able to supplement your notes with anything you might have missed while taking the notes 
because the information will still be fresh in your mind.

Remember God loves you and nothing we do surprises Him. He requires our attention and obedience and that is listening. Not a massive lists of things to do but “Let it be to me according to Your word”

My soul will magnify the Lord
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour 
I will rejoice in Your Salvation 

No one is Holy like the Lord
For there is none like You
Nor is there any rock like our God
©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'Think of it this way: 
If a man owns a hundred sheep and one lamb wanders away and is lost, 
won’t he leave the ninety-nine grazing the hillside and thoroughly search for the one lost lamb? '

Matthew 18:12 TPT
Well hello and welcome to the madness of the world. 
The earth was without form and void and darkness was on the face of the deep
The Spirit of God walks and spoke light into beings
The light shines in the darkness and 
The darkness did not comprehend it
The light penetrates into hearts and 
The word became flesh and tabernacled in our hearts 

How wonderful is our God! 


Hope you had a great weekend and also had a day of rest.
I actually napped, very surprised because my watched recorded it 
Could you believe it as I rested my head on the sofa after church
I mean after stuffing my face with crisps the weight of it 
Was so heavy that my mind could not lay awake 
My stomach could not stand in the weight 
So I lie down and the food digested 
My eyes close and the sweet dreams come
It is in Him that we have breath
Welcome to my "Treasure Trove of Information"
Last Monday in April wow 

So I give thanks to the Almighty and Saviour
We can never stop saying thank YOU

The voice of one crying in the wilderness 
Make straight the way of the Lord 
John 1:23b

So in my thanks to the Lord, 
I choose some words that stirs me up
Get me out of my chair 
Make me smile 
Make me dance 
Make me cry 
Nothing like the words of the Lord to bring out all the emotions in me

My heart yearns for the Lord so this is a worship of thanks 
And a reflection of His words 
Walking in the cool of the day with the Lord 
I love to imagine that in the garden

What do you seek?... think about it
Come and see.. The world of madness come and see
Follow me .. no more words needed, no reason needed
Woman, believe Me...for now we worship in Spirit and in truth 

Who is like You Lord, for it is in You 
We have life 
We have the living water
We have the bread of life 

I don’t need to see signs and wonders 
You do make me laugh and smile and provoke my senses 
For sometimes the science in me wonders the words You speak 
So I sit and listen 
Your words raises my eyebrow in wonder and awe 
For I wanted to hear more, what does this mean?
“I am the bread of life”
Okay, what does it mean?

You picked my curiosity for I wanted to eat this bread and have a life with You
You even show me the things that I hide to myself 
You love me in spite of all I have done

Yes the Lord is good
And He has invited us to sit and have breakfast
So I sit and let the words overflow 
As You spoke the words to Simon, son of Jonah
“Do you Love Me more than these?”
Now my first response is “Yes, You know I love You”

The words penetrate in my heart 
“More than these”
For it is a life of growth in Love 
Committed to the journey of life 
Because work, family will come 
Are you committed?
Love grows as the plant grows when watered
Lord, how amazing to reflect 
“Feed my lambs”
For it starts as a lamb 
Greater is He that is in me than he that is the world
In Your power and might 
The lamb is fed and cared for 
The lamb is now a sheep
We tend the sheep
Then we fed the sheep

Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You
Let such as Love Your Salvation say continually 
The Lord be magnified 
But I am poor and needy
Yet the Lord thinks of me
You are my help and deliverer
For You have sent someone to care for me
To feed me and give me shelter
Blessed is he who considers the poor
The Lord will deliver Him in time of trouble

As the wisdom of our Lord is apparent 
I have come to learned what a sheep is

Sheep become stressed when isolated; this stress is reduced if they are provided with a mirror, indicating that the sight of other sheep reduces stress. ~ according to Wikipedia

And so we thank You for community 
For You will always leave the ninety-ninety to find the one
Because we are together
The Lord of hosts is with us 
The God of Jacob is our refuge

Let everyone that has breath Praise the Lord
©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God,
believe also in me.
In my Father's House are many mansions; 
if it were not so, I would have told you. 
I go to prepare  a place for you
John 14:1-2
My mouse mat, had it since 2002 from Prof. Gunther Von Hagens Körperwelten Fascination Beneath the Surface “the exhibition”

Hello and Welcome. Hope you had a good weekend 🙂

It has been a while since I went into the vault. A little story, I like stories, for life is one big story that happens on a daily basis and it is amazing to be part of this whole journey with Jesus. I love the look of the HEART and I love the spelling of it. You get so many little nuggets out of this one thing. The mind can stop working and you can still be kind of alive but the HEART is the main vessel when it stops that is it.

Below is a basic definition of the heart and a little inspired proverbs in my own words. This is information only! OH yes I do love the HUMAN body very fascinating!

THE HEART:

The heart is a hollow, muscular organ that is developed  by a membranous sac and is located behind the sternum. The size is about the size of a closed fist and is located between the lungs in the middle compartment of the chest and weighs an average of 300 grams. The heart pumps approx 70 ml of blood per beat 70 times per minute when at rest. 

As any other part of the organ, the heart has its own blood vessels that provide blood to nourish it which are called the Coronary system. When blocked or interrupted by an obstruction to the coronary artery can result in heart attack. (Dr. Angelina Walley, M.D. The Human Body – Anatomy and Function)

Heart failure is defined as a condition in which the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the demands of the body.

There are few illnesses that are not affected by diet and nutritional status, although some are affected more directly than others. In fact, some of the major diseases of the modern age such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer are linked to poor nutrition.

In 2014 researchers pooled the results of 72 studies that had looked at the link between fatty acids and coronary disease (including heart attack, coronary heart disease and angina). They found no significant evidence that saturated fats increase the risk of heart disease and no significant evidence that omega-6 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fats protect the heart.

The researchers concluded that “current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats”.

So I sit and reflect on the human HEART

The physically organ thought of as 
being the seat of the affections

The modern day we see and look around 
But do we see with our eyes 
Do we hear with our ears 
The HEART wants what it wants 

It is in the HEART that we HEAR with our EAR
It is in the HEART that ART CREATIVITY comes out
It is in the HEART the HEAT of our passion is shown
It is in the HEART that only GOD know what goes on

As I reflect on the heart of what matters to God, don't be a fool. 
Life is life, you can be a fool 
If one walks around with head buried in the sand or 
you can be the one that trusts in the Lord and 
walks knowing that He saves not fearing but walking with HIM


In our generations with so many news:

Don’t be empty and fill 
Yourself with empty words

Don’t be lacking 
By listening to the gossip of others or participating in them

Don’t be unsatisfied 
By exploiting the poor, for the Lord sees and protects

Don’t be needy 
By envying the wicked

Don’t be wanting 
By becoming a borrower

Don't feel inadequate
For it is the glory of our God and Father that conceals things from us.

Thank you for stopping by.
This is inspired by the wonderful words of Book of Proverbs. As I reflect on the words of the King and how that reflects to our present moments. 

How do I see things that reflect the glory of our God? 
It is not easy, life in general is not easy. Ups and downs but that is life. 
All madness but I love it. Feel free to reflect and absorb it, we live in a world of quick solutions. 
It is always good to sit and enjoy the food, I mean chew the food, savour it and it will surprise you. 
You can taste all the flavours, it arises from all the sensors we have.  

© Hannah Michaela Vandi

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'A psalm of David. Adonai , who may dwell in Your tent? Who may live on Your holy mountain? The one who walks with integrity, who does what is right, and speaks truth in his heart, '

Psalms 15:1-2 TLV

Good Morning or afternoon or evening. You are welcomed doesn’t matter the time. 

Hope and pray you had a good Easter, the celebration of Christ Jesus, He is RISEN! Now that is good news. I learned something about the Easter egg to look at it from a different point, eggs represent a new life and so does Easter for all. It is not in the Bible but sure like the idea of new life, new hope and knowing that this is not it but life doesn’t end on earth, wow what a glorious day that will be. Praise be to the Father, Jesus Chirst and the Holy Spirit for walking with us in this journey.

Come with me, yes if this your first time then you should know. Life is a story and you can make it fun or miserable. The choice is yours. 

Come let us sit in the vault of treasure today. 

Thank you for stopping by, please note that this is information only. So I reflect on the way we process food and the different ways they are made. So today I look at Fermentation:

What is Fermentation?

Fermentation is used everywhere in the world, throughout history, it is simply the form of food preservation that does not require any heat or artificial energy source.

With no oxygen, microbes (or microorganism is a microscopic organism which may exist in a single-celled form or a colony cells) can convert sugars into acids, alcohol and gas

Why do we ferment foods?

Fermentation in food processing – converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids using microorganisms – yeasts or bacteria under anaerobic conditions

Fermentation microbes are often the same as the ones found in the gut, so eating fermented food can be a way to top up the gut flora.

Fermentation are not only used to preserve foods but Ferment foods are used because they serve: 

  1. To enrich the diet through development of a diversity of flavours, aromas and textures in food substrates
  1. To preserve substantial amounts of food through lattice acid, alcohol, acetic acid and alkaline fermentations
  1.  To enrich food substrates with protein, essential amino acids and vitamins
  1. To eliminate anti nutrients 
  1. To reduce cooking time and the associated use of fuel

Some of foods that are Fermented:

Different methods of fermentation are used in breadmaking, alcoholic drinks and vinegar production, making yogurts and cheeses; pickling fruits and vegetables, curing meats; making soy and fish sauces; softening olives and removing bitterness and the production of chocolate from cocoa beans

Fermented milk:

Milk has a very short shelf-life but when fermented can last for months. This range from yogurt fermented for a few hours to large cheeses prepared over many months.

Fermented soya

Soya beans have high levels of protein and oil which is extracted as a kind of milk. Fermented soya also produce diverse outcome similar to milk such as miso paste used in soups and seasoning to tempeh which is a cultural soya bean cake

Fermented cucumber

Cucumbers are turned into pickles using lattice acid bacteria and brine with five to eight percent salt concentrated

©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure Trove of Information”

For we are God's handiwork, 
created in Christ Jesus to do good works, 
which God prepared in advance for us to do
Ephesians 2:10 NIV

Love that you are here this morning, or afternoon or night, welcome to the madhouse of treasures. It is always good to walk into the vault of treasures and get the gifts or information to pass on. Whatever we do, it is a gift free of charge and to share with others for we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works and the amazing thing about God is He prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

Wanted to share the art of working with others

Home or in the office, it is people you see on screen and in person. Notice them, be present!

Everyone is different and use that to your advantage and nurture the way you are created. In the workplace you are still the same person as home life, no different I hope. Be still, find what you can do to help others and yourself. No one is perfect, but giving up is NOT in our DNA so use wisdom wisely, fear the Lord and keep His commandments

If you are:

Encourager – the cheerleader

The person that brings positivity to the team or environment when people are down then be that person. No time like the present to be yourself and be present in the situations because you might miss a word or two. 

Gatekeeper – making sure everyone gets a chance to speak up, we all need someone like this in the workplace. Who notices the minority and ensures they have a voice. Use that especially working from home. You notice the quiet ones and the ones that need a voice, then use your skills of sight to bring the best out of them. But you need to be present.

Information seeker – ask questions and encourage others to share ideas and opinions. The WHY people and the ones that ask the questions that we are all thinking of but no courage to ask. These are the ones with creative thinking with more questions to understand the puzzle and why they shaped the way they are. Encourage them, be present around them to answer the questions. Bring them along, they make the place brighten up.

Contributor – willing to share opinions and ideas. Done research and have enough expertise to add value to the team contributions. They know it all, love them. The ideas are new and researched and they get you thinking and bring the creative ideas out of everyone.

Challenger or the devil’s advocate – much needed anywhere because it slows down the team from making rash decisions when looking at different doors. In the workplace and at home we will face a room one day with many doors and you need someone that challenges why you need to go into that door, they might be giving into irrational fear but they give different options.

It is all a gift not earned by work but nurtured by your everyday use of it. They are like muscles that need to be worked on to grow. The work for muscle growth is done when not exercising, the food we eat and water we drink, and above all the rest we get. 

It is the same thing with gifts, using the gifts is only part of it but behind the scene what you do makes it much stronger. Whatever you can do to nurture it, then work at it and be the best you can. Always be present in the now

Be present in the moment for you might miss
The blink of an eye
The eye that shines with tears but have no water drops
The sadness in the eye that is dull
The light in the eye that shines
The smile in the eye that twinkles
So be present by looking out for each other.
©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure trove of information”

God passionately watches over His deep reservoir of revelation-knowledge, 
but He subverts the lies of those who perverts the truth.
Proverbs 22:12

Another Monday, there is a desirable treasure that when found at a great price, you will hide it and then sell all you have just so you can have it. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

Come let us walk and talk because we need to use some of the energy, I have eaten a lot this weekend. There is a point to my madness, keep up and let us walk slow or fast but let us use the energy. And heads up, this is information only and should not be used as advice.

So my topic is about energy:

Energy we all need it: We use it everyday. Anything which is able to perform work has energy and by definition Energy is the capacity to do work. 

Where does the energy come from?

Our body processes energy that is determined by the food intake and how much levels of activity are done will give the output. It is simply like a budget, the money we spend and whatever is left off is the fat stored. 

Body Mass Index (BMI) is simply the weight in KG divided by the squares of your height in meters.

The brain needs more energy than anything else. If the brain doesn’t get the proper energy that it needs, that is when we become fatigued. 

The food we eat plays a big part in the energy we burn out.

To function properly our brain needs the right amount and right nutrients throughout the day.

Some foods that helps the brain active and the body:

One of the most important is WATER: The brain is made up of 80% water and the body weight is water which is made up of 60% and is needed to keep our organs functioning. 

It is very important to stay hydrated all day and starting with the first thing you drink in the morning. Dehydration leads to fatigue, slower reaction, dry mouth, lips and eyes; feeling thirsty. It makes your thinking slow down and not as sharp as you want when you are dehydrated.

The body also uses water to transport nutrients and oxygen around the body and it helps to maintain the core body temperature. It keeps the skin plump and elastic. 

Eggs: I love eggs and they have so many nutrients for the body and also for the brain. They help memory improving and brain boosting. Good source for protein, B12, vitamin D (get some)

Walnuts: it looks like the brain so that is one way of remembering which nuts is good for the brain. They are unsaturated fat. Good source of Biotin, although nutritious may also mean very high calorie depending on the portions and what is eaten with it.

Avocados: Good source of fats and contains monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart, fibre to help regulate blood sugar, plus vitamin K, E, and C, B vitamins and potassium. 

Blueberry: High in antioxidants and vitamin C

Sleep is also very important so is the diet we eat to maintain a healthy and productive routine and that includes sleeping. 

What can make us not keep up with our intentions is fatigue. The energy we use if not replenish will run out. 

So the brain and physical body are working overtime consciously and unconsciously driving our actions. If we are constantly working and not resting then we don’t have the motivation to carry on, it comes to a point when our unconscious will take control and switch off and that becomes a burnout. No one wants to be at that stage.

It is a battery and needs to be charge.

“ You see, when you give your body the best possible fuel, you have more energy, you are stronger, you think more quickly” ~ Michelle Obama.

Imagine your phone, you use it and behind the scene it is also working even if you are not on it. It brings all the notifications so when you ready it is accessible. And this is our brain is tirelessly working with no complaints. The phone dies, well now you panic especially if you are out and about and need it at the moment in time. What do you do?

The brain needs rest, the body needs rest. If it works overtime all the time then it will run out of battery. 

We all need to switch off everyday, for “it is good” my paraphrase favorite quote from the Book of Genesis. 

Ways to to keep the energy in balance: 

Avoid burnout: 

Like the battery, keep it charged daily by resting. Taking time off to just relax and not think of anything.

Switch off, I like my phone which is always my point of reference. The manufacturer says it is good to switch off the phone, I mean let the battery die and that keeps the battery life longer. It is true, if we constantly plug the phone to charge and not allow it to just die, then we find we need a new charge quicker than intended.

The human is not a phone or electronic so avoid draining the battery at all cost 

Always keep reserves daily for it is good. Because when it is drained the consequences are high and costly.

How do we avoid it?

Nurture your relationships:

Keep the people around with you at all times, not only when you need something. They do help when you need them but it needs to be reciprocal.

In conclusion and my humble opinion of the Human Battery:

Keep it plugged in: keep that energy flowing in, having the right energy in and out.

Stay positive: get your thinking hats on, be creative and allow some spontaneous activity to yourself

Switch off – rest and sleep, play games, be a child I mean let your inner child out 

Never let it drain – get help if you are below 50% energy and in need.

YOU are never alone, even when you think so. Whatever you go through, someone else has or is.

Energy in = energy out ideally any extras are stored or dispense

©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure trove of information”

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, 
even though we have rebelled against Him. 
Daniel 9:9
Treasure found: one of my walks in the “City of London” – Love it!

Hope your weekend was great weekend and it is International women’s day with a theme to challenge. Thank you for stopping by and I pray you are inspired in your journey.

I choosetochallenge, that we become allay to each other men and woman for we are one and treat the earth like we treat ourselves. It is very good says the Almighty God.

I choose to challenge and be a good servant of God, taking care of the earth for it is good. 
Not only do I rule over the birds in the sky, fish in sea, and every living creature 
but I also want to help keep the waste to a minimum and help recycle and make 
it a better place for everyone that is under my control.  
So I choose to be a good leader and take care of the place I am in now. 
I can help change the world with little I do.

Well I’m not sure why you are here, never mind let’s get on with it. I tell you something I am a woman, I will like to believe so I like to talk and go around in circles before getting to the point. I bet that made you smile. If not then please smile a little you are handsome (beautiful) when you smile.

So many treasures around us but we looking at my vault full of treasures. I bet you didn’t even notice the door opening and we are inside. Oh wow, come look around with a smile I hope, see you do look beautiful (handsome). Well I think this treasure is worth opening. What do you think?

Don’t take life so seriously but do take God seriously, for He is I AM!

Now to the serious bit, this is information only and should not be used as advice. I struggled with different deficiency growing up and today we will talk about Iron (Fe). Not the Iron we use to iron our clothes with or Iron Man (I do like him) but the Iron in our body.

More about Iron:

Iron is a Micro Mineral, which also means trace minerals and are required in amounts less than 100 milligrams per day. Minerals are part of the hard and soft structures of the body’s tissues. They contribute to the building and regulatory body’s function. Iron is utilized in hemoglobin and it is a very important component of many enzymes, helping to keep the immune system healthy and the body to produce energy. 

Hemoglobin or Hb is a protein found in the red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body and gives the blood the lovely red colour. It all varies from person to person, men have higher levels than women.

It is also stored in the body as ferritin. 

Deficiency of Iron:

Iron deficiency can cause anaemia, and some groups are more vulnerable to iron deficiency.

This is either due to the lack of dietary intakes, high loss of iron from the body or due to poor absorption of dietary iron.

Groups with an increased iron need include:

Children: infants, toddlers, adolescents – increase demand by the body to meet rapid tissue development

and pregnant women, – demand for Iron and other vitamins is increased by the foetus and placenta needing their own supply of iron which can only be obtained from the mother.

people who drink lots of tea – increase in iron because tea contains tannins that make it difficult for the body to absorb iron from food, 

the elderly – our ability to absorb iron declines with age

people on high fibre diets- fibres also impairs the ability to absorb iron from food

and menstruating women – because iron is lost during menstruating

Boosting Iron levels:

You can boost iron levels by trying to eat a well-balanced diet. Although Iron from non-meat sources is more difficult to absorb but not impossible, people following a well balanced vegetarian or vegan diet should get enough iron in their diet

Eating Vitamin C rich foods along with iron-rich foods will greatly enhance the absorption of Iron. Limit intake of tea/coffee as this impairs the absorption process. 

Copper helps the body to utilise Iron

Dietary overload are rare in adults in the UK unless due to an inherited genetic disorder Haemochromatosis

Sources of Iron:

It is essential for vegetarians or vegans or any meat eater to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure an adequate intake of important nutrients.

Rich sources of Iron include  red meat and Offal. 

Good sources: Fish, lean meats like chicken as well as

wholemeal bread, whole grains, some nuts, pulses, green vegetables (e.g. broccoli, watercress, fortified breakfast cereal, seeds) 

Requirements:

Dietary references are dependent on age and gender, refer to dietitian or GP for individual requirements. As a guideline the RNI for an adult (19-50 years): male need around 10mg and women 15 to 18 mg per day

©Hannah M Vandi.
We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses.
Thank you for stopping by
Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂

And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 
Acts 20:24 TLV
'However, I don’t consider my life of any value, 
except that I might finish my course and 
the office I received from the Lord Yeshua , 
to declare the Good News of the grace of God. '

“Treasure trove of information”

Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come
the cooing of doves is heard in our land. 
The Fig-tree forms its early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance
Arise, come, my darling;
my beautiful one, come with me. 
Song of Songs 2:12-13

Hello and welcome to month of MARCH

I pray that the Lord makes a way where there is no way, and this month You see Jesus in your travels. You sit with Him, listen and obey what He says to you. Amen.

I cannot believe it but I thank God
A year ago we had the virus that is not to be named
But we have a GOD that is to be named JESUS, 
Let everyone that has breath Praise His name
For He has overcome death
He has sustained us 
He will never leave us or forsake us
Now the enemy thought He can crumble us 
BUT our God is bigger than anything we face.
Thank You Father 
Thank You for everything
In Jesus Name, amen

Thank you for stopping by and yes before we look at what we get it is always good to give thanks to the giver that never hold back. The vault is already open, if this is the first time or not you journey with me. Thank you.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Knowledge of the Holy ONE is understanding. 

That is amazing: The fear of the LORD

In my travels, I have come to Love God in reverence. Not a fear of cowardice and terrible but a fear that is full of love and compassion because He first showed me what it means to have and receive HIS love.  If something is wrong then I come to Him and when I am joyful I also come to Him. Not always but I am working on it with HIM. 

As we enter into the vault and see the things that God wants us to see, let us

Watch and Pray:

The Bible, every time I open the Bible I get to see what God wants me to see. Yes all the time, but some days the cares of the world clouds my eyes. So I don’t see.

The entire Bible to me is fascinating, It is the one book that all study and find a nugget each time. A nugget to bless you and everyone around you. 

No one knows the day or hour. 

For God in His wisdom has given us mere mortals talents to use in His Kingdom. I love it when I hear the voices of people singing (not the voices in my head), for God says speak as if I am the one speaking. 

I want to encourage you to look at the talents you have and master it. For the God we serve is not partial or has a favourite child. Of course not, for He is not man BUT GOD whose ways are not ours.

So in everything pray for yourself, pray for the body and always give thanks to the Father through Christ Jesus.

Inasmuch

Using our gifts for the good of the kingdom, involves also looking at Jesus, If you sit with Him there is no way you will not see what He sees. 

For when He is hungry we feed Him 
When He is thirsty, we give Him water
When He is a stranger, we welcome Him

When we see Him naked, we cloth Him
When we see Him bruised and dying we take Him to the hospital and visited Him 
When we see Him falsely accused and in prison, we came to say hello and bring a word of encouragement


Lastly we will always go over and above out of love not because it is good work to do it for all to see but just because we want to pour out our entire wages to see His kingdom advance.

Watch and pray the flesh will always want more self and to starve it we must see Jesus 
The spirit is always willing, and the self must be last.
Love God, with all your heart, soul and mind. Love your neighbours as yourself. 

Don’t forget to celebrate the little things, the big things. Whatever it is, celebrate with your loved ones.
Thank you for stopping by
God bless you in your journey

Secure yourself to the amazing Father
and the Lord of our Saviour Jesus Christ

Walk in His promises for Your life
Write them down

Say them out loud to yourself or anyone who will listen

Glorify His name especially in the bad weathers
His promises are trustworthy all the time

“Treasure Trove of Information”

'And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul? ' Matthew 16:26 
Greece – Rhodes
Well well, another day, another week. 
I pray that your journey this week  is full of adventure. 
As you know, miracles do happen everyday 
Also you are loved 
And you are a gift to the world. 
In the name of Jesus our Lord and Saviour, Amen


Thank you for indulging me in this process, life is a process and a series of it. But I do love it because I know that God walks with us. The vault is huge and let your imagination run wild. Where is this taking us? I ask myself this question all the time. In life we need to be questioning, so we can get answer. Come with me, we are going into the vault.  

We learning something not new but will refresh our mind, memory and love. I call it

The 900 angle: The right angle

A little story: I did love maths in school, because my papa taught me a simple way and the teacher at school was teaching me a difficult way so my young mind taught. We see the angles in life everyday, angles that receives blesses from God and ones that do not bring us any joy. We need the wisdom of God to help us in our daily life, through Christ Jesus


So my 900, the line that goes up and makes it a ninety degrees. To know myself, I first need to know who I am in Christ and to know who He is to me.

So as we sit inside the vault today it is always good to sit down in awe and wonder at GOD who created us and yet He wants us to be in His presence. I find that fascinating and He will always find the one, so today looking up at who He is. He comes with many names and He is personal to you and to me but He is not private.

He is all powerful
For you and I to be brave we need to know HIM
We cannot speak about someone or the Almighty GOD if we have no clue who He is.

Upwards GOD
Here are some of the ways I see HIM among the many:
As I marvel at the sky outside my house, I see who God is.
God is many things to each of us 
His teachings to us is unique and personal
He says my sheep will hear my voice and listen

He has enabled different ways to hear from HIM 
But we can never find it,  if we never sit in His presence and marvel at the glory of God 
And know what He sounds like
Listening to HIM, conversation is always two ways
One speaks and one listens. 

Sometimes, I do forget and do all the talking and no listening. If I am talking then I am not listening, some days it is just good to sit with no agenda and know that He cares and all I need to find the rest with God alone. 
Come sit with Jesus, the amazing thing is He has the fire going and the meal ready for us to just come sit, eat and relax.

We are all different and some of us will hear from GOD in a totally different way to another person
Some it will be 
 - in the quiet of our homes 
 - in nature 
 - in the busy place like the market place
 - a coffee shop

I admire people who hear in the market place, my mind is always thinking too much so I need to quiet it down. 
But we all are His children and He speaks
He loves us the way He built us, BUT

Do we listen? 
Do we tune in to the right station?

To get the right station we need fiddle with the knob until we get it right 

Are you turning the station? Are you looking? If you are then you will definitely find HIM
How can I be so confident? Because God said so and He is not a man to lie. 

ME, I mean US — HUMANS

I am human - the common phrase. 
I hope you are too, if not then welcome to the world human beings.  

For we are strange  
But we not animal 
Our Instincts are governed by our choices  
Our feelings and desires are subject to us 

Yes we are humans and let talk about self love

My sheep will hear my voice, you cannot hear that voice if you don’t know HIM we need to know who He is to separate His voice from the other voices. 

I tell you, so many voices in the midst of the busyness.

The storm, the earthquakes. The whisper will come in the quiet of our mind.

We all hear the phrase the oxygen mask. Well you are no good to anyone if the mask is not on and you are on the floor passed out. What good is that?

Self Love comes from knowing who God is, receiving and knowing that your identity is not found in man but what the LORD GOD says:

He says:
Before the world was created I AM who I AM and 
He loved us and 
He choose us and 
I am not an accident and 
I am beautiful and wonderful made and 
It gives Him great pleasure to sit with us and 
He adopted us on purpose to be part of His family through Christ Jesus

Don’t know about you, but knowing this brings joy to my heart. And I will praise GOD for the glorious grace He has poured on each of us who belong to His dear SON.

PEOPLE

Yes we are all annoying, well I know I am 
But as with family, the neighbours the flat line away from the centre
Still talking about the 900 angle
Straight across to looking back at the ninety making it one hundred and eighty, 
and right round three-sixty we have all manner of people around us

You cannot say I love GOD yet hate the man in your 3600 angle
We all have blind spot and that is why we are in the body 
To love, to cry, to hug (virtually) and also to be angry at the things that matters to us 
To show compassion, empathy, forgiveness because ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD

So my theory is this 900 angle: I need to look up and receive and then spread it at 900 and turn around in a circle to form a 3600angle always in the presence of GOD receiving His love and sharing it for I cannot give what I don’t have.

Be bless and know that you are blessed and highly favoured 

Stay tuned with the LORD always.

“Treasure Trove of Information”

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that Spirit of God dwells in you?
1 Corinthians 3:16
Lindos, Rhodes. Greece

So today I ask myself? How does food work?  What do I need?

Hello and Welcome to the vault with lots of treasure, shall we take a look around and please indulge me. What has the week in store for us, don’t know about you but one thing for sure is getting to know who God is. You can never have too much of God, it is one thing that we need everyday and always. As I look at my pictures, I praise God for who is to us. His Grace reaches the deepest and darkest part of my inner most being and turned my stony heart into a heart of flesh.

Well let’s look at the vault, come with me and let us start this journey or continue on the journey to GetFIT. I propose we get the treasure and we unpack it in the sunlight. We need the sunlight, some need more and some need less but we all need it. 

Is there a perfect diet? Do we need to have supplements? So many questions, so many answers and fresh advice about what we eat or drink. Are there any scientific basis to any of these claims? Wisdom to discern is always needed. But I tell you this, it is always better to speak to a doctor or dietitian or health professional when it comes to what you eat. “Don’t be a Doctor google” The below is information only and should not be used as advice, thank you. 

Told you to indulge me: 
Well as humans we always looking for answers
In the right place or wrong

We all need moderation 
and as humans we always 
tend to go extreme or we do not. 

Hence everywhere you look or see 
it all about having a balance of everything. 
So we look at the sun and how it is very good for us, some need more of it than others.

But why do we need?
Well let look...

What is Vitamin D?

Helps promote the absorption of calcium and phosphate from food and so is essential for healthy bones and teeth. It is also taught that Vitamin D has functions in the brain, the nervous system, cellular growth  and immunoregulation.  The main forms of Vitamin D are ergocalciferol (D2) and cholecalciferol (D3).

The ability to synthesis 

The main source of vitamin D is the sunlight. While we can get it from the food we eat, it is only in small amounts. It is essential to expose our skin to UV light. Not all of us have enough sunlight.

How much vitamin D does the body make?

It varies with age, weight and skin type. The darker you are the more exposure is needed. Someone like me needs more sunlight than someone who is lighter than me. The amount of sunlight we receive is affected by our latitude and seasons. I think this is fascinating and it has God’s hand all over it. Think about it, the seasons and where you are determines how much you need. Yes, fascinating!

Sources of Vitamin D

Not all vitamin D can be obtained through our diet, but it is possible to get some. The best dietary sources of vitamin D are cod liver oil, oily fish such as salmon or mackerel, eggs and fortified foods.

Good News

The very good news about vitamin D is it stores in the body and does not need to be consumed everyday. Most people should be able to meet the requirement through sun exposure and a balanced diet. However, The Department of Health recommends some people take supplements daily, for example people who are not exposed to much sun, or people with darker skin such as African and Carribean origin and south Asian origin. People aged 65 and over among the many list. The darker your skin the more exposure to sunlight is needed. 

With all good news comes the bad, well only if not done correctly: Is it  possible to take too much?

Unlikely to consume too much vitamin D through natural food sources: the danger is taking additional supplements when you don’t need them. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is stored in the liver, so too much can be toxic. 

Taking 0.025mg or less a day of vitamin D supplements is unlikely to cause any harm.

“Treasure trove of information”

'The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. ' 
2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Hello and Welcome. Hope you had a good weekend or a good day 🙂

Let’s sit outside the vault, now I want to give you something different. Yes! well to be honest, your imagination and I hope you use it because I want you to indulge me or should I say yourself. Never mind, let’s continue our journey and it is outside….. 

See the sky, see the birds in the air, see the land in front of you with different trees and let us glorify our Father.

My hope always is to do good to please God, but as human beings we can turn it into an idol. See the dilemma here. Now Jesus says do good not to be seen by others. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in Heaven. Matthew 6:1.

Let your left hand, don’t know what the right does. Now it is hard, they are so close together I open my purse with the left and my right is already looking at what is going on. It then grabs the purse and they both fight for attention. Do you see the dilemma here?

How can I overcome this?

Jesus gave the answer: A model Prayer

Our Father in Heaven
Hallowed be Your Name
Your Kingdom come
Your Will be done
On earth as it is in Heaven
Give us Your daily bread
And forgive us our debts 
As we forgive our debtors
And do not lead us into temptation
But deliver us from the evil one
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever, Amen

Wait a minute, the prayer doesn’t involve me.. BUT it does the kingdom of God is for everyone

The prayer starts with the important thing in our life, GOD.

We praise HIM, we worship HIM and we adore HIM. For the kingdom of GOD  to come on earth means we need to get closer to HIM. He is not far off, just take a seat with HIM. He wants to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and all snacks we eat.

And the next part is about the US, that includes you and I, this is good news. Incase, you have not noticed the NAME of JESUS doesn’t have an I in it BUT it does have an US – Just Experience Salvation Together (US) in the BODY. So it can be hard as we are around people and sometimes you want to talk but think before you speak and use wisdom. Will this glorify God or will it cause my brother or sister to sin, don’t know about you but I will not want to be the reason for any one sinning. 

God lead me not into temptation
Put a guard over my mouth
Give me what I need for today 
So that I will not sin against You
Renew my strength
Let Your mercy and goodness follow me 
And come to the tabernacle of my heart.

I do love the treasures that God has given each of us. I am talking about the mind. It is a treasure for it stores up things off God or things of the world. The things of God can easily be stolen if we let the world treasure be at the front. If we keep storing the things of the world, they can easily destroy the treasures from God, for the enemy will love nothing more than to come and just destroy, steal all that is from God and what He has given us. 

You then forget your purpose in life and as I have come to know the graveyard is very rich with treasures and ideas that never took courage to step out of the comfort zone.

Lay the treasures with God in Heaven
And we find our purpose 
Guard our hearts 

Take time out and enjoy the sunshine, sit with God. 
Enjoy His presence, smile and He smiles back
Sometimes we forget to breathe 
No other day than to bask in the presence of our God

I love life, but you have to remember it is a smoke
Think about it, a smoke in your hand doesn’t last long
It disappears in your eyes and sometimes where has it gone
Yes time flies, no one knows what the future holds
Like the smoke that disappears in your hand so is life 
Enjoy it for you do not know what life brings tomorrow
I do urge you to trust GOD and do take HIM seriously
For He holds both your soul and body

“Treasure trove of Information”

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. '
Proverbs 12:1

Hello and welcome. Hope the month of January was good to you, to me I am glad I have Jesus. When the New Year started, it was a new start, new beginning and getting all excited about the New Year. Having that drive to change and get into new habits, don’t know about you but yes that is me. I never used to like change, but I had to get used to it ….because I work for a company that changes things around and you know what the world is like, things are always changing and if I need to be in the present I need to change and I need to adapt to the now. No one likes change but it has to happen, the computer has changed and that is because as people we adapt so well and find ways to change to fit our environment and comfort. 

Where is this going? Good question, come with me to the vault and let us see what we can find in the treasures. First I want to say thank you for entertaining me by reading my blog, may God guide your footsteps and bring Joy to your heart, in Christ Jesus. Amen.

‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. ‘ Proverbs 1:7

Yes the vault is full of treasures, let’s see what we can find. Oh look, yes I think this is a good one. We all need it and it  is part of our overall well-being and let us unpack it as she smiles. Psst, not so fast, now I want to say something before you carry on, this is only information and it is way better to speak to the professional you trust and can give you the advice you need. I used to be one of those professionals and from experience I can say that talking to people is better than running it your head with no solution. So knowledge is not power unless you use it because poverty and shame comes to those who disdains correction but he who regards a rebuke will be honoured says the wisest man Solomon. And now what was I looking at, oh yeah let have a look..

Financial well-being: Is one piece in the overall spectrum of well-being and when it is jeopardised you may feel it in other areas.

Money is NOT evil ONLY the LOVE of it is. 

As anything in life, our scales are always lopsided. What do I mean? We spend too much or too little and no balance. Our scales need to balance, too much of anything leads to destruction. Eating too much or exercising too much all have consequences and the same when it is too little. 

How do you find the balance? Good question. My opinion, I am still learning about it but that is the fun. The trials and errors. Now is the time to try, for when we die that is it and to be honest you do not want to wait until the end with regrets and what if’s. 

Financial well-being is about feeling secure and in control of your day to day finances. Having enough money to pay for bills, with a plan to deal with the unexpected costs.

As with anything financial well being is part of our lives and getting into a good habit will be better for it.

What can you do?  So many questions, will come to mind but: 

An answer can only be found with questions and shining some light to it: So

Talk to someone, be your spouse, friend, family member, financial adviser or the bank (after all they see all your finances). It is so freeing when it comes out in the open, because a solution can be found. Anything in the dark always seems bigger than it is and also we need to shed lights to it in order to find the solution. 

“A puzzle can not be solved in the dark”

The next one: Make a plan, yes I said it

One simple step at a time, by making a plan can be a weight off the shoulder. Having a plan is a way to help plan for your financial future more effectively. The paradox, no one knows what tomorrow brings but you don’t want to spend all of it today and be the fool tomorrow.

It is also good for your mental health. Research has shown that financial well-being can have a positive effect on both physical and mental health.

What happens when things go wrong? Because they do..

POOR financial well-being can be overcome:

By been intentional about everything:

Living within the means and spending wisely – get a budget planner.

Saving: for anyone who spends a lot is like building a house on the sand when the wind comes it blows it away. Savings starts with as little as a pound and grows. For a house is not built in a day, but the foundation has to start strong as a house built on a rock. So when time comes, the wind blows, the rain comes but the foundation is still there. 

Honour the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase

Good financial well-being comes with the benefits of:

a happier lifestyle, more confident, more productive both at work and personal life

And also ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. ‘ Proverbs 4:23

And never give up because no one is perfect and you can only practice to get progress. Progression leads to a good routine therefore find your routine. 

Don’t compare with others, the grass is not always green on the other side. Comparison is what leads to spending unnecessary and it is better to have little than more with trouble. Debit is trouble, avoid it at all cost. But the fear of the LORD is a great treasure. 

So my dear friends, I leave with this. 
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity
Why trouble yourself with the cares of this world
For naked we came and naked we will return
But the wise will walk with the Lord 
And the foolish will think that tomorrow never comes
So don’t be wise in your own eyes
Enjoy the pleasures of your fruits 
For no one knows what tomorrow brings

~ Hannah Michaela Vandi
© Hannah Michaela Vandi

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