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!

Thriving

I will admit, I love getting presents!  I feel like I should say I like giving presents, I do in a way but I feel like I’m not very good at it- it stresses me out!  But I do love getting presents.

It’s also pretty great when I receive a free and healthy surprise in the mail!  Thrive Market sent me a box of these Paleo Dark Chocolate Almond Protein Bars from Primal Kitchen.  It was so exciting!  It’s awesome, too, that they’re healthy, good for you with grass-fed collagen and chocolate and FREE!!  You can get your FREE box here at Thrive Market!   What are you waiting for?  Come on!!:)

Thriving for Health

Thriving for Health

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Everyone Leaves God ALWAYS Stays

Do you ever just feel like everyone around you is leaving?  That you’re not good enough for friends or family to stick around?  I’ve been going through that a lot lately…it’s a crappy feeling and it just makes me feel like something is wrong with me, but what is it and how can I change?  And, why am I not good enough and what do I need to do to be good enough?  You know what I realized just now, I’m seeking approval from man and not from God.  He says that I am good enough and so are you! You might feel alone and not worthy at times, but remember that even though it feels like Everyone Leaves God ALWAYS Stays!  He is the same yesterday, today, always and forever – Hebrews 13:8.  All the other lies are just that -lies!  Lies from Satan, because he wants to keep you down, but we have something -someone – stronger who is fighting for us saying that we are royal, loved, cherished and delighted in.

God is Always Here

Everyone Leaves God Always Stays

Come on over and let’s spend time together, enjoying each other and encouraging each other.  We all need this, some days just a little more than others.  So come on over, grab a glass of wine and lets be together.    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 →

Veggie Quinoa

“Go then, eat your bread in happiness and drink your wine with a cheerful heart; for God has already approved your works. Let your clothes be white all the time, and let not oil be lacking on your head. Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has given to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.”  Ecclesiastes‬ ‭9:7-9‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Those are some great words to live by and words that I go back to all the time, especially when I am filled with anxiety and fear over my stomach – what and how to eat.  Or, when I am having people over, whether it’s people I love or people that make me feel anxious and nervous,I want to just enjoy life with them while trusting God to fill me with His Peace.  This Veggie Quinoa was a great light and healthy meal that I was able to put together in a flash to serve to my sister and her husband while they were here in town.

Veggie Quinoa

Veggie Quinoa

It had a little bit of everything for everyone to enjoy as we shared life around the table with a good glass of wine, good fellowship, and some homemade bread I was testing for the opening of FreshJax.  Take time out of your busy day to throw this quick and healthy meal together so you can enjoy life with the ones you love.  Come on, let’s cook! Continue reading →