I realized during a discussion at church Wednesday night that my vision of God is primarily one of power and that it is Jesus who is Love. This definitely goes way back to some pre-Grace teaching I grew up with. I know it’s not right and I get it in my head (especially as a Mom when I consider God’s sacrifice of sending His ONLY son to earth), but it clearly hasn’t made its way to the depths of my heart. Just this AM I was reading Isaiah 40 and verses 10-11 drove the point pictured above home. “Yes, the Sovereign Lord is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes. He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young.”
No, this is not the handwriting of my 1st grader... it’s me. The interpretation of the chicken scratch is below. This passage from #Isaiah 30 is loaded. God waits for us to turn back to Him. He wants us to come back so He can show us even more love and compassion. He is faithful (and His Love, unlike any earthly #love , it never fails us). We are blessed when we wait for His help. When we don’t turn to quick fixes or people with “power” to save us, but instead take EVERY situation before the Lord 1st. You are #loved and #blessed He is waiting.
Loved this quote from my @first5app this AM. Living in the moment and finding joy in each season is tough. It takes #intention . #ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything #beautiful in its time. He has also set #eternity in the human heart; yet a no one can fathom what #God has done from beginning to end.
Lies ever so clever...they sound like truth. Ugh. This is WAY too familiar these days. Be ever on guard. Test what you hear against #scripture . Being a #womanoftheword means you darn well better be in it!
This week I’m on Survival Mode. So, today I needed some #comfortfood for lunch. It also had to be fast and #healthy because my allergies are waging war and I’m slammed with work. 1 whole egg +2 whites, spinach, sprinkling of mozzarella, and 1/2 small #avocado on top. Generously peppered and lightly salted. #delicious
I posted this pic from my front porch earlier today - before I knew about the shootings. Today is still a beautiful day that He has made, but I enter today with great sadness. No doubt God is heartbroken. #graceandmercy Jesus, come quickly!
Boys were out of town last night so got up this AM for our own painting party plus #lowcarb#highprotein pancakes for #breakfast . Recipe below. .
1/3 c whey or protein powder of choice, 1 egg plus 4 whites, 1 ripe, but not over ripe (that would be #FODMAP NoNo), 3 T chia seeds, 1/2 baking powder, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 4 drops stevia (not necessary but helps). Blend and cook stovetop on a skillet or griddle a couple min per side on med-low heat. They won't bubble like normal pancakes. Top with a smear of nut butter or Greek yogurt and berries.
. I LOVE carbs and they are NOT the enemy, but I can definitely over do them on the weekend. These trick my brain enough to satisfy the #carbcraving , meet my #FODMAP , and keep well in the fridge a few days.
Halfway through scarfing this delicious #salad I thought I should share. It's #chef - Cheap, Healthy, Easy, and Fast. Spinach, canned tuna, frozen #blueberry - thawed, #pepitas , #avocado , plus my go-to vinaigrette (recipe below). .
Balsamic vinaigrette: 1/4 c olive oil and 1/4 c balsamic vinegar, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp Maple syrup (or honey), S&P to taste. Voila! .
#fastfood#healthyhacks#FODMAP friendly (you can cut the avocado if needed), #IBS , #IBD
I had to ditch coffee several months ago bc my stomach just can't deal. It was a hard breakup. REALLY hard. But, I had to choose between coffee and being sick every stinkin' day. Seriously. Thank you, #IBS AND #IBD 😑 Anyways, this is my new love. It's so good it almost makes up for the loss of #PSL (my sis informed me that's what the "cool kids" call #pumkinspicelatte ). #marketspice tea is amazing!
Funnest night in forever! Celebrating my guy turning #40 and the 10 year anniversary of recommitting to this crazy, hard, and beautiful #marriage in the same place we did 10 years before (same room even!). Both celebrations a little late, but God orchestrated this beautifully. #histiming#virgingorda @cocomaya_virgingorda