Strong and Beautiful

Eating and exercising. Living and breathing. Resting. Being set free in being the person God created you to be.  It’s a new season with pumpkins and spice and all things nice, but do you feel like you’re still just in the same rut, going around in the same cul-de-sac of stupidity but have this sense of just freedom but can’t seem to break through to it?  You’re not alone!  I’m right there with you!  How about we gather round the table and/ or go for a walk together and grow stronger and break free be strong and beautiful….all the while pulling on God.  He’s that spark you can see!  Come on over and let’s have some Pumpkin Bread together!

Strong and Beautiful

I just want to cook but then my tummy hurts and I feel ugly and wrong and that I can’t do anything right and keep asking ‘what is wrong with me’?!  When I should be doing is just keep throwing it at the feet of Jesus and not give up and not live in fear!  Saying, Help me, Lord, to believe and know that I am a child of God and know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made AND believe it!!  Then, get in the kitchen and make some yummy and moist Punkin Bread, and soups and casseroles to share with friends and family.  Oh, I love that!  Oh how I long for that! Oh, how I long to not be afraid of it!

Moist Punkin Bread

Isn’t that crazy?  As much as you love something or want to be good at something, you’re afraid of it?  That’s satan talking!  Satan GET OUT!!!!

It’s another battle I’m facing…am I exercising enough?  Am I eating right?  No matter what I do I just feel like I can’t stick with something or I just don’t do it right, I start giving up.

But I can’t do that!  I gotta keep persevering and going for the crown of life!  Yes, I like to and want to exercise but I get beat myself up with it or beat myself up if I don’t go for a walk or exercise that day.  Yes, I want to cook and bake and serve others and can’t keep beating myself up for wanting to do something with food and serve others through special baked goods from the oven!  I like it and I think this is who God created me to be!  I gotta get the lies out and the lies and condemnation I put on myself of what other people would think because of something I might have heard years ago!  It’s done!  Christ died on the cross and said ‘IT IS FINISHED!!’  I can live free in Him and so can YOU!!

So, go get in that kitchen and whip up a bowl of soup or a warm casserole to with a yummy slice of pumpkin bread, speckled pumpkin cookies, gluten free spiced apple snack cake with cream cheese frosting or an indulgent red wine bundt cake.  Let’s live, let’s cook and bake, let’s share life around the table!

Santa Fe Soup

Speckled Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate or Butterscotch

It’s fall, the air is crisp (hopefully it is where you are:), and it’s a fresh start!  Let’s start this season thankful early and just keep throwing everything at the feet of Jesus!  Keep running to when the crown of life! He’s got you and He won’t let you grow weak or tired!

Happy Season of Change!  Enjoy! Be Free!

“You’ve been raised on the Message of the faith and have followed sound teaching. Now pass on this counsel to the followers of Jesus there, and you’ll be a good servant of Jesus. Stay clear of silly stories that get dressed up as religion. Exercise daily in God—no spiritual flabbiness, please! Workouts in the gymnasium are useful, but a disciplined life in God is far more so, making you fit both today and forever. You can count on this. Take it to heart. This is why we’ve thrown ourselves into this venture so totally. We’re banking on the living God, Savior of all men and women, especially believers.”

‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:6-10‬ ‭MSG‬


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