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 together..to 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

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Coconut Flour Biscuits

Today is a good day for a good day.’ I saw that very profound statement on a new show (well new to me) that I’ve come to really like- Fixer Upper.  You know every day we wake up we can start fresh, start new because God’s mercies are new every morning- and because of that we can choose to have a good day no matter our current circumstances. So why not start today, or any day, with Coconut Flour Biscuits!? 

Coconut Flour Biscuits

Coconut Flour Biscuits

They’re more dense like a scone with a little fluff like a biscuit, but for some reason and even though they’re made with coconut flour, that combination works and is a great start to a good day:) So come on over and have a biscuit with me, we’ll have some jellies, clotted cream and fresh fruit to accompany them, as well as some yummy coffee!! I’m excited for this day….come on over and let’s start it together:) Continue reading →

My Brother The Captain

Carpe Diem!  Seize the Day!

My Brother The Captain

My Brother The Captain

When you think of those words what do you think of?  Do you think of enjoying the day, being intentional, making something happen, living life to the fullest?  You fill it in…and let me know.When I hear or think of Carpe Diem I think of My Brother The Captain – the adventurer, the Captain, the lover, the beekeeper, the mechanic, the provider, the protector, the storyteller, the philosopher, the wine connoisseur, I could go on and on.  He wants to enjoy each day as it comes – learning everything and anything he can. Which has come in handy at times, well a lot of times, because for instance, instead of taking my car to the mechanic (which I dread so much), he wanted the challenge of fixing it himself.  Me, being the wise, trusting sister that I am, let him do it.  Sometimes he failed, but most times he succeeded!   Continue reading →

Flexitarian

I have a great new word…..Flexitarian.  It means to eat well, but not be so strict.  Paleo and GAPS, grain free and gluten free, Veganism, whatever else, can feel so restrictive.  Like you’re locked in a bubble, at least it that’s how it feels to me sometimes! As two of my mentors, Jordan and Steve, like to say ‘we are all a snowflake’ meaning we are all different and unique in our own ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ self.  We can be free to be flexible and not be so hard on ourselves.  There are so many things out there telling you to eat this way, or take this, or do that to heal, and I get sucked into, because I want to heal and I want to do it right and holistically and God’s way.  How do I do that?
So this summer, especially over the next couple of weeks, I have a challenge…..to be a flexitarian and to really ask God what I need to do to heal – not only physically but mentally as well.

Be a Flexitarian

Be a Flexitarian

You want to challenge yourself with me this summer to be a flexitarian?  Let’s be free, be flexible, eat healthy, have fun and enjoy life together!  Let’s be a Flexitarian this summer and trust God to lead the way!  Come on over and let’s enjoy life together as we gather round the table and share life together! Continue reading →

Healing Bone Broth

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    Broken Faucet

Have you ever had a moment when your muscles were a lot stronger than you thought they were?  And boom, there goes your faucet?

Haha, well, that is what happened to my kitchen sink faucet.

For a while now, it would just get stuck, where it wouldn’t move back and forth from one sink to the next.  I would try to pull it and push it, but it would just barely move.  I was fine with it, because it was usually ‘stuck’ on the side of the sink that I would wash dishes in.  So I could just take the hose out and clean the other sink.  When my brother was home and taking care of all the ‘manly’ household things, the faucet was one of them.  All he said to do when the faucet got stuck like that is to just take your arm muscles and move it back and forth, loosen it up a bit.

Well, the other day, my mom was getting on to me for not moving it back and forth so she decided to do it herself and ahem….broke the faucet!  I guess you have to be a little taller to do it, so that you’re not pulling down on it but up so it doesn’t bend over and break!  So now I have a crippled broken faucet, but, fortunately, it still works.  I just have to hold on to it when I turn it on and off, can’t move it and it’s bent over, so I am literally down in the sink washing dishes.

As I was standing there looking at it the other day, it made me think….’it’s broken, but it still works, just like me’.  For the past couple of years, which seems like a million years, I’ve been struggling with, as Paul likes to call it, ‘a thorn in the flesh’ (2 Corinthians 12:7).  Struggling with lots of stomach problems, working with a great Master Herbalist to help me.   She helped me a lot, not only physically but emotionally and spiritually as well.  We couldn’t figure out all the problems and why they just wouldn’t heal, go away or just get better! Continue reading →