Fast Food Restaurants That Offer Vegetarian Options 

Though I’ve only been a vegetarian for almost a month, I learned one thing; fast food eating may totally be out of the question, unless you’re cool with eating a salad all the time. Although that’s not a bad thing because you are avoiding high saturated fats and the consumption of unnecessary salts, but every now and then a quick stop at a fast food place isn’t so bad. Luckily, some fast food places are beginning implement vegetarian options to their menus!

1. Taco Bell

One of my biggest fears when I gave up meat was losing Taco Bell. Fortunately, that didn’t happen! Thanks to the AVA (American Vegetarian Association), Taco Bell is proudly incorporating veggie options onto their list of orders. From breakfast to lunch, Taco Bell has you covered.

2. Moe’s Southwest Grill

On my first trip to Moe’s, I only noticed the chicken and beef behind the glass. I didn’t know a year later, I’d be scanning their menu for a vegetarian options, but it’s there. At Moe’s  you’re able to get a burrito, veggie style or with tofu as your main protein, on a whole wheat or white tortilla, with a side of chips & salsa or queso. Yeeeessss!

3. Red Robin 
Their ancient grain and quinoa veggie patty makes Red Robin a perfect spot to stop. Your veggie burger can be topped with Swiss cheese, mushrooms, tomato bruschetta salsa and more! You can also go with their Keep It Simple option, and get your veggie patty on a whole wheat bun with your choice of toppings. Robin! YUUMMMMM”…yes I had to:)

4.  Burger King

I was super shocked to find out that the place that I loved so much for their Whoppers, actually had a veggie burger. You have to look closely on the menu, but it’s available! Slightly smaller than the Whoppers, but still tasty. Topped with lettuce, tomato and mayo.



Featured-Jeanine Amapola

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Essential Vitamins For the Winter 

Winter is swiftly approaching us. To guarantee that you’re at your best for the holidays, here are 5 essential vitamins that you’ll need for the winter seasons. These vitamins can be found in both supplements, and the foods you eat.

1. Vitamin A

Fall and Winter are beautiful times of the year, but not always to our skin. Vitamin A helps keeps our skin looking moisturized, puts a glow in our eyes and keeps our bones strong for the cold weather.

2. Iron
If you do manage to get under the weather, and you get a fever, make sure you invest in some Iron. Iron helps regulate the body temperature. Tylenol isn’t going to be the only thing breaking fevers! Iron is also the key player in preventing Anemia, and if you live in the northern states cold weather along with Anemia is rough. Also, if you’re trying to find something to help you with fatigue, you might want look into the possibility that you might be Iron deficeient.

3. Vitamin D
Also referred to as the “sunshine vitamin”, Vitamin D is produced in your body when exposed to the sunlight. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D is important for normal growth and development of bones and teeth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases.

4. Vitamin C

“I feel kind of sniffy, I think I need some orange juice.” Vitamin C is the world ‘s pastime for building up the immune system. With the up and down changes of winter weather, Vitamin C is very important to make sure you’re not caught with a cold during gift giving. Vitamin C also helps the body absorb iron, assists in repairing body tissues, and works to heal wounds. Orange juice, anyone?

Help My Unbelief!

When things become so overwhelming, and we can’t make sense of it is when it seems like we begin to lose it. A problem here, a problem there, and it’s  all happening at once. It just becomes a down hill spiral, and we’re  just going through the motions. We feel like we’re  at our widths ends, and one more thing is going to be it. But just remember when those times come, close your eyes and say “Lord, help my unbelief.” I don’t see how this will get better, and I’m tired, but LORD, HELP MY UNBELIEF!

When there’s not a way in the world that WE see these issues getting better say, “Lord, help my unbelief.”

Lord, I pray for whoever is reading this. Help their unbelief. Give them Your unexplainable peace. When their heart is overwhelmed, lead them to that rock that is higher than them (Psalms 61:2). Guide them, strengthen them, and heal them so they are equipt to handle the things they face, knowing they are not alone. For you are a present help in a time of need. Amen.

Tasha Cobbs-Leonard’s New Single Featuring Nicki Minaj- HIT OR MISS??

So! August 2017 “Break Every Chain” award-winning gospel singer, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard broke chains off of world and church barriers when she released her new album, Heart. Passion. Pursuit. featuring the single, “I‘m Getting Ready.” This new song has been blowing some minds, and unfortunately, it’s not because the song is amazing, but rather because secular rap artist, Nicki Minaj is laying down bars on it. Since then, people have been torn between two views; “I can’t believe Tasha put her on her track” and “that means more exposure and people for the Kingdom of God.” Twitter fans of Mrs. Leonard have definitely made their opinions known as it regards to her featured guest. Some fans were totally supportive of the Minaj using her lyrical skills for the glory of God, and others were not feeling the collaboration.

Surprising, people have forgotten a lot of these secular artists came from church backgrounds. Fans have been displeased with Tasha for letting someone “like Nicki” rap on her gospel track, but fail to really acknowledge when Beyonce’ was featured on Michelle Williams’s gospel track song, “Say Yes.” Double standard maybe? How do we as believers expect to reach people that we separate ourselves from, only wanting them meet us, but not wanting to reach out to them? Why is it that we give passes to certain individuals, but bash the rest? How about encouraging ANYBODY who’s interested in experiencing what God is about.

Just some time before Nicki and Tasha linked up, Nicki was actually following Tasha’s music minister after watching her minister in music at BET’s Celebration of Gospel, and was completely inspired. Not only that, but was actively referring her 21.2 million Twitter fans to Tasha’s music.

As we encounter people, we don’t know where they are in life, nevertheless where they are in their growth with God. Tasha could have possibly planted a seed in Nicki’s life, that could be just the beginning.

Now, I’ve been hearing people say, “Well, I guess the money was really worth doing the song with her.” Listen, gospel or now, Tasha and Nicki are both working artists, YES! they got paid. However, it was still ministry.

Tasha captioned her Instagram post about her team up with the following hastags:

‭‭“#KingdomAgentsEverywhere #ImGettingReady #MyGirlSMASHED #IfeelJesusEveryTimeIHearIt #tears #IntoAllTheWorld #SheknowsGodBetterthanSomaYall #andHeKnowsHer,” Cobbs-Leonard wrote. “Let’s Go Boo!!!! @nickiminaj #heartpassionpursuit.”

Whether you like it or not, the track is great! You can’t deny the indescribable anointing that the song has. Both ladies came with their A game and people where inspired through the music. Even people that probably never listen to gospel, but checked it out because of Nicki. Pass the message, that’s Kingdom building Nicki!

This 8:27 track was a door opened to the world. It shows that not just believers have access to God, but ANYBODY does. I’m looking forward to hearing more from Tasha as well as Nicki. Hopefully, this is only the beginning.

The best thing about God is the fact that he literally doesn’t mind meeting us where we are. Let’s not limit God, and people, to where OUR minds and views are.

Check out Tasha’s interview of the entire encounter with Nicki. Be blessed!

“Word to the Wives”-Stuck Like Glue

I have this theory; every woman has already planned her wedding before planning for anything else. I could be wrong, but most likely I am right. We specifically lay out of the pieces of our wedding day. Formulating a plan that will make sure that everything falls into place EXACTLY. We do this because we know two things; it’s a very important day, and that day can COMPLETELY be…about us. 

We awake hours before the wedding; Untying the scarf that was cutting off our circulation, but kept our wedding hair intact, spending an hour and a half in the chair while the lady who does our make up GUARANTEES she can contour our faces exactly like the YouTube tutorial, all while adding that pop of glitter on our eyes. Strapping on our shoes that are an inch before being “Too High” and finally…the dress. The dream gown that you declared “The Perfect One” out of hundreds! The dress that fits EVEN BETTER now because we’ve been putting in time at the gym, on the ab machine that we hated so much, and to top it off!…him. The man that is the reason why you’ve gone through this extra maintenance work, to make sure you look amazing! Yes, I believe that women have definitely been doing some serious pre- planning! 

After watching my best friend, Tonya get married to her boyfriend at P.E (Although it only lasted until lunch), I just KNEW there was love out there for Leslie Tate. Between morning recess and nap time in Kindergarten, I scoped out who was going to be Mr. Right for me. Every little boy that DIDN’T pick his nose, became a instant qualifier. It was arts and craft time and the process of creating a perfect masterpiece out of macaroni was my complete focus. As I was sculpting my creation, over my shoulder I hear, “Can I borrow your glue please?” As I grunted and turned to give up my glue, I froze in the moment. His light brown eyes, Nubian skin and 90’s kid box haircut became the spotlight of my entire view. (Yes, I was really thinking this in Kindergarten by the way). As both our hands grasped the glue at the same time, he smiled, showing the two spots were his upper front teeth use to be. Yep, fell in love right there.

” Thank you…uhh..what’s your name?” He asked. As I fixed my mouth to talk, our teacher called for the Table Captains to help put the supplies away. As he walked away, he took my glue and my heart….Leaving my name to be “Uhh.”

“Word to the Wives”- NEW SERIES

W.A.V.E will be premiering a weekly blog series into the commitment of marriage, through the eyes of successful author, Lesile Lawrence. Follow her as she jots down her daily encounters as a new wife to her husband, Brian. As their love continues to grow, so does their challenges. Be prepared, for these two will soon experience the truth definition of “for better or for worse.”