What Now?

What do you do when you just don’t know what to do now? Uh, make an Spiced Apple Cream Cheese Cake (can be Gluten-Free) or maybe even some homemade Croissants? Uh yeah! And maybe, most definitely, just go to God – ‘God, You brought me so far, but what do you want me to do now? Help me to enjoy life, live life, love myself and those around me and just shine for YOU!!’ What now? Call a friend, go on a walk and just get in the kitchen and make something, enjoying every second of it! Let your mind and your body and your heart just relax and be patient with the whole process of buttery croissants – the result is very rewarding:)…or peeling and cutting up apples for a cake that tastes like fall. Allow yourself to just ‘be’, to just ‘enjoy’. Get out of your crazy whirlwind mind that’s just constantly on ‘go go go’ and allow yourself to rest, wrapped in His loving arms, hearing His gentle whispers.

What Now?

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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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God’s Bigger

Do you ever feel like you’re going somewhere, but then really you don’t feel like it at all?  You just want the day to end?  Or you think haven’t I struggled with this enough (whatever your ‘this’ is).

Isn’t it frustrating?  I’ve been feeling that way lately.  I just haven’t felt good, and frustrated with that – think maybe it’s just in my head and the enemy is just attacking me.  Well it’s not in my head but the enemy won’t leave me alone but I keep clinging to Jesus even though I’m frustrated because I know my God is bigger and fighting for me!  It might be another day, same story, God’s Bigger!

Let’s have some Yummie Poundcake and  share life around the table as we trust Him….are you ready to laugh and feel strong?  I am!!

God's Bigger Gluten Free Poundcake

God’s Bigger Gluten Free Poundcake

Yummie Poundcake

 

I’ve made a lot of changes around myself, like moving to Alaska and working, and now living in California working.  But is this where I am supposed to be or is it time to go home?  I love being closer to my sister, but I don’t know if this is where I am supposed to be.  Maybe God brought me to Alaska and to California to show me that who I am and where I’m supposed to be, where I am going is just in His arms, trusting Him and believing that I am a beautiful daughter of the King.  I keep striving to do do, be better, be gooder, heal better, think better, feel better.  I keep trying to change everything when all He wants me to do is rest and trust and ‘be anxious for nothing’.  It’s so much easier said than done, though, but with the Lord’s help I can do it!

“When the journey you are on feels overwhelming, the very best thing you can do is cling to Jesus.” (Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence, pg. 339) 

God’s thoughts and ways are WAY BIGGER than my thoughts and ways and I gotta remember that and trust Him, but it’s so freaking hard, especially when I feel like I might be going somewhere but then the enemy tries to keep me back and way me down and put negative thoughts in my head and body!  Telling me I’m a failure because I ate ‘that’ or I didn’t do this or I’m leaving before I thought I would or told people I would, or I don’t what it takes to be a mom and a wife to good strong Godly Man.  NO more!

I think, too, I keep worrying about what other people will think of me for leaving sooner than orginally thought, not having the most perfect right job, when all I need to worry about is what God thinks about me and trust Him.

 “So do not fear for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you for I am your God.  I will strengthen you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Come on over and let’s have Summie’s Yummies cupcake together and share life around the table…..are you ready to laugh and feel strong and free?  I am!!  Let’s go!:)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Enjoy!  Happy Living and Trusting!  Be Free!

Contact me any time to talk, vent or for a Summie’s Yummies Sweet Delivery.  Enjoy!

Food, Wine, God

“Bread and wine brings us together in so many ways – physically, socially, emotionally, and even spiritually.” (Savor, pg. 288).  Food, Wine, God are all we need as we come together even if we fight it! So come on over and let yourself be reminded of God’s nourishing presence !

Do you struggle with that – with food and fellowship?  Sometimes, okay a lot of the time, I struggle with it.  Even though I am constantly thinking about food and how to make it healthy and what I can make next and who I can make it for, I struggle with ‘do I really need it or should I be thinking about it?’  I love making something for someone and I love the fellowship but then I struggle with it, too.  Even though I long for that special fellowship with friends and family – sharing food, wine and God together, where we can just sit and talk for hours.  I want to provide that for others, but I don’t feel like I am worthy of it or something…….UGGGGHHHH….

Savory 'Thanksgiving' Zucchini Rolls

Savory ‘Thanksgiving’ Zucchini Rolls

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Happy Hour Brownies

It can be a struggle to do the right thing sometimes.  Or, understanding what that right thing to do is if you find yourself in a bad anxiety-filled dilemma.  That’s where I’m finding myself right now – struggling with walking away from a bad work environment and worrying about what the ‘right’ thing to do is- worrying about what people think of me, but more importantly what God wants me to do. That’s when you need some yummy decadent Happy Hour Brownies from Summie’s Yummie’s Sweet Deliveries as you gather round with friends to pray and talk together about it and through it.

Happy Hour Brownies

Happy Hour Brownies

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