faith, freedom, food



Hello!Today has been a day of errands.
I got to sleep in until about 9am and studied John 15 until about 10am. I have studied this chapter tons of times and should maybe head to new things before repeating what I’ve already studied, but I feel brought back to this chapter so often.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

I took my time and put care in to a breakfast that I knew needed to fuel me for hours. I made hot oatmeal with a pinch of sea salt and cinnamon in it. While it was cooking, I threw a frozen banana and some blackberries in the blender with ice, water, and mocha hemp protein (20g protein!), whizz whizz whizz, creamy and thick nice cream😍. The smoothie went on top of the oats with remaining protein, berries, and sunflower seed butter. Perfection.

Following breakfast, I made final touches to the cleaning of my room and prepared for my day, after a photo shoot of my brekkie of course, touched up the blog and spent time in prayer. Noon rolled around quickly and I steamed some organic veggies– carrots, broccoli, and zucchini– for lunch alongside a cup of coffee.

I headed out to the Drive Test place to pick up a new study book and sign things for my courses. Next stop was the mall, where I got some numbers and ideas of different phone plans as I need to switch to a reasonable plan! I did it all in time before meeting Daniella for coffee at Starbucks. I got her to try double blended iced coffee and she loved it– that’s what I had too, but unsweetened and with soy milk. Daniella is truly my best friend and I have been so affected by her compassion and grace since the moment I met her.
I picked up a few random things (namely mustard and protein powder), before heading to the meeting for the additional community centre I’m teaching dance at. It is a much more organized place than the one I’ve been teaching at for a few years, which gave me a lot of ideas for organization in the future. The coordinator who hired me is a DOLL– she guessed who I was, cared about each of the new instructors, and took her time offering help and answering questions. Beautiful heart! I headed home where I was HUNGRY for dinner. I was going to make some pasta, but reeeally felt like my breakfast from the morning, so I made a similar version, but no protein powder and no berries. It hit the spot perfectly, alongside a cup of peach tea!
My sister Krystal is sleeping over tonight, and we just finished an incredible, Holy Spirit-led talk with Mary, which was so good. Tomorrow is my first day of class this new semester and I pray it’s going to be good! I’m excited about my English courses and expectant in what Jesus needs to do. 

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