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    Rachel Adams
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Listening to #christmasmusic while grading #biochemistry multipage, multi-part essays. Trying to brighten my mood. 16 to go.
#isnthelping #neveragain
Homemade dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Major hit. Way better than store bought plus super low sugar. Despite the funny face, she scarfed it! I think these might make good Christmas presents. 🎁 🎄 
#fodmap #dessert #delicious #Christmas #kidscancook #darkchocolate
I did it! I actually made a loaf of bread that looks good, tastes delicious, and is fairly healthy (I’ll be improving that part as I start to play with the recipe). This was my first try at a real sourdough in YEARS. I grew up making it with my grandmother, but lost the art over time and let my starter go.
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 My gut health “issues” have forced me to rethink my food...a lot. Natural, sourdough fermentation decreases FODMAPs in wheat and makes it more easily digestible. This bread is actually super easy to make and requires very little “hands on” time. I’ll post the recipe once I tinker with it a bit.
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My Mammaw would be so pleased. 😊.
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#sourdough #sourdoughstarter #ibs #IBD #realfood #scratch #bread #healthyfood #nutrition #fodmap
I did it! I actually made a loaf of bread that looks good, tastes delicious, and is fairly healthy (I’ll be improving that part as I start to play with the recipe). This was my first try at a real sourdough in YEARS. I grew up making it with my grandmother, but lost the art over time and let my starter go. . My gut health “issues” have forced me to rethink my food...a lot. Natural, sourdough fermentation decreases FODMAPs in wheat and makes it more easily digestible. This bread is actually super easy to make and requires very little “hands on” time. I’ll post the recipe once I tinker with it a bit. . My Mammaw would be so pleased. 😊. . #sourdough  #sourdoughstarter  #ibs  #IBD  #realfood  #scratch  #bread  #healthyfood  #nutrition  #fodmap 
After a “break” that included two Thanksgivings and two funerals, a Monday night kid’s Bday party (not one of mine) at Main Event is pretty much Hades on earth for this introvert. Jesus come quickly! I’m peopled out y’all.
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#introvert #introvertproblems #mainevent #emotionalrollercoaster #tappedout
Love and mercy - the central themes of the Good Samaritan. But, as I reread the story this AM I realized what I’d been missing. Honestly, I was really uncomfortable with what I saw.
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The Samaritan didn’t just help the guy out by giving him some cash or getting him to a doctor... he bandaged the wounds himself, took him to an inn and cared for him further then, when his probable business trip couldn’t be delayed a minute longer, he paid someone else to care for him and promised to come back and pay more if needed. From my perspective, this is above and beyond, but from Jesus’ perspective this IS Mercy.
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I hate to be inconvenienced and having my schedule interrupted just about makes me come undone. I’m the person Jesus is calling out here. The person too busy to be bothered. While I don’t believe I’d walk right by the suffering (at least I really hope not), I’m more likely to give a little money or spend a few minutes getting help. Jesus spelled out exactly what this Samaritan did, which means He wants us to really get it. He is showing what true love and mercy look like: willingly interrupting our schedules and lives to help those in need. The orphan, widow, refugee, single mom, broken teen, newly divorced friend who know has to split her kids during holidays, shut-ins, homeless...
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Praying that God gives me the eyes to see those I walk by (or intentionally or subconsciously avoid) everyday that need me to be willing to be a little more than inconvenienced. I want to extend mercy to others the way He’s extended it to me.
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#mercy #love #goodsamaritan #praying
Love and mercy - the central themes of the Good Samaritan. But, as I reread the story this AM I realized what I’d been missing. Honestly, I was really uncomfortable with what I saw. . The Samaritan didn’t just help the guy out by giving him some cash or getting him to a doctor... he bandaged the wounds himself, took him to an inn and cared for him further then, when his probable business trip couldn’t be delayed a minute longer, he paid someone else to care for him and promised to come back and pay more if needed. From my perspective, this is above and beyond, but from Jesus’ perspective this IS Mercy. . I hate to be inconvenienced and having my schedule interrupted just about makes me come undone. I’m the person Jesus is calling out here. The person too busy to be bothered. While I don’t believe I’d walk right by the suffering (at least I really hope not), I’m more likely to give a little money or spend a few minutes getting help. Jesus spelled out exactly what this Samaritan did, which means He wants us to really get it. He is showing what true love and mercy look like: willingly interrupting our schedules and lives to help those in need. The orphan, widow, refugee, single mom, broken teen, newly divorced friend who know has to split her kids during holidays, shut-ins, homeless... . Praying that God gives me the eyes to see those I walk by (or intentionally or subconsciously avoid) everyday that need me to be willing to be a little more than inconvenienced. I want to extend mercy to others the way He’s extended it to me. . #mercy  #love  #goodsamaritan  #praying 
“When our gratitude for the past is only partial, our hope for the future can never be full. As long as we remain resentful...part of our heart remains isolated, unable to bear fruit in the new life ahead of us.” Nouwen in “Spiritual Formation”. I underlined almost the entire chapter on Resentment to Gratitude. This book has rocked me. If you are ready to dig into some deep spiritual work, this is like cliff jumping into the ocean. Good stuff!
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#spiritualgrowth #henrinouwen #wisdom #gratitude #growth #forgiveness
“When our gratitude for the past is only partial, our hope for the future can never be full. As long as we remain resentful...part of our heart remains isolated, unable to bear fruit in the new life ahead of us.” Nouwen in “Spiritual Formation”. I underlined almost the entire chapter on Resentment to Gratitude. This book has rocked me. If you are ready to dig into some deep spiritual work, this is like cliff jumping into the ocean. Good stuff! . #spiritualgrowth  #henrinouwen  #wisdom  #gratitude  #growth  #forgiveness 
This has got to be my all-time fav photo of my little man and a top 5 of both my babies. Whenever he has a spare moment his head is buried in a book. They are in many ways opposites, but they are also best friends, great adventurers, and partners in crime.
#Thankful #Grateful #Blessed
This has got to be my all-time fav photo of my little man and a top 5 of both my babies. Whenever he has a spare moment his head is buried in a book. They are in many ways opposites, but they are also best friends, great adventurers, and partners in crime. #Thankful  #Grateful  #Blessed 
Fierce and Free. That’s this one. My job as mom is to keep her that way. To yank away the chains that threaten to bind her while she’s young. Too young yet to fight on her own, she needs to hear truths that set her free from cultural lies. Things I already see creeping into her psyche. Skinny, pretty, smart, funny, athletic...the beginning of the list of things that we are told as girls and women make us worthy.
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Lies that I believed for FAR TOO LONG.
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Precious one, YOU are the child of a KING. You are enough AND you don’t have to prove it.
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#fierce #free #girlpower #iamenough #fightforher #mothersofdaughters
Fierce and Free. That’s this one. My job as mom is to keep her that way. To yank away the chains that threaten to bind her while she’s young. Too young yet to fight on her own, she needs to hear truths that set her free from cultural lies. Things I already see creeping into her psyche. Skinny, pretty, smart, funny, athletic...the beginning of the list of things that we are told as girls and women make us worthy. . Lies that I believed for FAR TOO LONG. . Precious one, YOU are the child of a KING. You are enough AND you don’t have to prove it. . #fierce  #free  #girlpower  #iamenough  #fightforher  #mothersofdaughters 
See that little girl running through the trees? She misses nothing. Not. A. Thing. She knows my struggles and sees my every hypocrisy - even if she doesn’t fully understand yet.
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I love the Mother Teresa quote “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Because really, if I don’t love and lead well at home, nothing else matters.
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I see my own fears and struggles reflected as I watch my small ones grow. If we are going to raise healthy families - and I’m talking physically, spiritually, and mentally - we’ve got to do our own inner work as parents. We’ve got to hunt down and banish our own demons first. Because, those small ones...they miss nothing.
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“Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.” 1 Tim 4:16 NLT.
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#healthyparentshealthyfamilies #staytuned #parents #healing #holistichealth #mindbodysoul
See that little girl running through the trees? She misses nothing. Not. A. Thing. She knows my struggles and sees my every hypocrisy - even if she doesn’t fully understand yet. . I love the Mother Teresa quote “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Because really, if I don’t love and lead well at home, nothing else matters. . I see my own fears and struggles reflected as I watch my small ones grow. If we are going to raise healthy families - and I’m talking physically, spiritually, and mentally - we’ve got to do our own inner work as parents. We’ve got to hunt down and banish our own demons first. Because, those small ones...they miss nothing. . “Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.” 1 Tim 4:16 NLT. . #healthyparentshealthyfamilies  #staytuned  #parents  #healing  #holistichealth  #mindbodysoul 
Today has been a bit crazy, but next week is gonna be rough and I’m already feeling the stress. My husband saw me mixing my oils and salt and knew a nice soak was on my list tonight, so he lit these just above my tub. Tonight Im grateful for him and simple pleasures like a peaceful bath.
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#Gratitude brings #joy and I’m committing to being better at being #grateful .
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PSA - get your PhD before kids and multiple obligations. I’m sure it will be worth it...I think.
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Refocusing... #grateful for the chance to go for it! 😉.
#survivalmode #justkeepswimming
Today has been a bit crazy, but next week is gonna be rough and I’m already feeling the stress. My husband saw me mixing my oils and salt and knew a nice soak was on my list tonight, so he lit these just above my tub. Tonight Im grateful for him and simple pleasures like a peaceful bath. . #Gratitude  brings #joy  and I’m committing to being better at being #grateful  . . PSA - get your PhD before kids and multiple obligations. I’m sure it will be worth it...I think. . Refocusing... #grateful  for the chance to go for it! 😉. #survivalmode  #justkeepswimming 
My favorite cold weather, fast, easy, and healthy breakfast! Berry Oat & Chia Porridge. 3T oats, 1 T chia, 1/2 c almond milk, 3/4 c frozen blueberries and raspberries (or pick one), 1/2 t cinnamon, 3 drops stevia (or sweetener of choice). Microwave 2 1/2 min. Stir. Microwave 1 min. Rest 3-5 min then stir. Super tasty!
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#fodmap #glutenfree (if you get gf oats) #breakfast #blueberry #raspberries #fiber #healthyfats #ibs
My favorite cold weather, fast, easy, and healthy breakfast! Berry Oat & Chia Porridge. 3T oats, 1 T chia, 1/2 c almond milk, 3/4 c frozen blueberries and raspberries (or pick one), 1/2 t cinnamon, 3 drops stevia (or sweetener of choice). Microwave 2 1/2 min. Stir. Microwave 1 min. Rest 3-5 min then stir. Super tasty! . #fodmap  #glutenfree  (if you get gf oats) #breakfast  #blueberry  #raspberries  #fiber  #healthyfats  #ibs 
“Don’t you know about all the times that I had to suffer, and that you will suffer, and that we will we have to struggle TOGETHER? Don’t you realize that it’s the way of salvation, hope, and re-creation? Don’t you get that a grain has to die? Because if it does not die it will simply remain a grain. But if it does it will bear fruit. Don’t you know that you have to lose your life to gain it?” Nouwen paraphrasing Jesus.
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Joy is hidden within the loss. And, loss is often the beginning of a brave new journey.
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#beautyfromashes #joy #embracethejourney
“Don’t you know about all the times that I had to suffer, and that you will suffer, and that we will we have to struggle TOGETHER? Don’t you realize that it’s the way of salvation, hope, and re-creation? Don’t you get that a grain has to die? Because if it does not die it will simply remain a grain. But if it does it will bear fruit. Don’t you know that you have to lose your life to gain it?” Nouwen paraphrasing Jesus. . Joy is hidden within the loss. And, loss is often the beginning of a brave new journey. . #beautyfromashes  #joy  #embracethejourney