Hello, folks!! I’m Samara Fleming, the blogger of Simple Preparations, and I am passionate about how the plant-based lifestyle connects to our overall health and spiritual well-being!
I have been a vegetarian since birth. My parents moved from the North to the South in the mid-1980s where many people, and many schoolmates, had never heard of a vegetarian. During this period I began educating others on the simplicity and health benefits of a plant-based diet. This continued through college and my academic work life. I would often share recipes or prepare foods to satisfy their curiosity of various foods, especially with dishes made with tofu. After acquiring my terminal degree, just for fun, I started a blog on my journey back to a simple plant-based diet for a period of three months, which has since netted over 44,000 views.
As a Bible-believing Christian, I truly believe that our bodies are temples for the indwelling of the Godhead bodily (See 1 Corinthians 3: 16; 6:19-20; Colossians 2:9-23 KJV). Therefore, we must do our best to take care of it. This means that as far as possible, we should study for ourselves how to best take care of our bodies and keep them in proper health. This will enable us to have energy and strength to reach our higher and holier calling. A scripture that goes along with this point is 1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV, which states, “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Along this line, as a present-truth believing Seventh-Day Adventist, I believe in the soon coming of Jesus (signs foretold in the Word of God are showing that His coming is VERY NEAR); and we must prepare both our hearts and our body temples. I pray you join me!
There are many people perishing simply on the account of ignorance; and I believe that if they know better, they’ll do better. My “call to duty” is to continue to learn in order to share the gospel of health, as well as the gospel of salvation, with all who will hear! It’s time that the earth wakes up from its stupor and realize what is happening on account of their pervasive unhealthful habits! I pray you will join me as we increase in the knowledge of Eight Laws of Health!