Food rules stopped ruling my life. If you are in a similar position to what I was for many years, you have stumbled upon this post in a desperate search for a “reason” to recover, and peace about your worries. In that case, be sure […]
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. ECCLESIASTES 3:11-12
I have eaten according to my hunger today.
I FEEL LIKE I AM TASTING FOOD FOR THE FIRST TIME. And I genuinely have no fear in it, because it has felt so good…. in this new sense of understanding that is unexplainable. This shift has been Jesus.
I have some fear and reservations in saying this because I have said it before. And then struggled and felt like I was “living up” to His name. But oh, how it is not in my own human responsibility to “live up.” Yes, I am called to submit to His will, to pray, to do as He says– not only called, but I DELIGHT in these things more each and every day as He fills me up. But I also have renewed trust and understanding of which voices are bad and which voices are not of my God and as a result of listening to Him in terms of food where I never before have, I feel free and alive in a way I never before have.
Today I ate French toast, I ate a burger, I snacked while my roommates’ friends were in the living room.
I prayed over every aspect of my day and for my family and friends and things outside my own corner.
I had an amazing and beautiful coffee date with Johnny’s soon-to-be sister-in-law, who is such a stunning light of the Lord and who I cannot wait to get to know even more.
Today I woke up more confident than ever in my love for and relationship with Johnny as we pursue God in each other and feel Him drawing us toward Him as the centre.
I woke up thanking and praising my God for His victory, grace, tough love, and the timing that I am not made to fully understand.
I woke up to a roommate (and another one in Niagara) who loves me and pours into me, a beautiful family in Kitchener, and amazing friends– and ultimately an amazing God.
This is a post of thankfulness and praise. I don’t have it all together, but may my life be nothing but a beautiful offering and my body nothing but a vessel through which He works.
I am not an endorser of this disorder because God isn’t. And I praise and thank Him for showing me that.
Whew. HI! For food is for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy both one and the other. 1 CORINTHIANS 6:13 Last night I was brought to some of the most extensive and revealing prayer of my life. As God changed […]
Good Afternoon!🤗 More consistently than any other question, I get asked how I make my baked oats. I do have secrets for making these amazing breakfast bowls, friends. And I’m going to share them all here! But first: here is a prayer, not written by […]
Day-Maker. Today I had a free drink on my Starbucks card (a barista who still frequents Starbucks when I’m not working, that I am), and in the midst of stirring and lidding my coffee a man so genuinely complicated my jacket, joked with me in just such a personable and human connection kind of way that it wasn’t “authentic” enough when I told him I got it at Winners, told me he hoped I had an extra special day. It was just so nice.
Little Wins. Speaking of which: my coffee was a venti half caf Americano with 1 pump MOCHA and room for soymilk. This drink is unpleasant to “Ed” in three different ways, but totally pleasant to me, and I know this voice is nothingness and putting it down is giving me a new sense of ease that I’ve never had.
What’s Cookin? I’ve been trying to bring all sorts of new things into my kitchen. I baked eggplant the other night, I’m eating sunflower seed butter again, more beef, pasta dishes, smoothie bowls. Really just trying to think outside the box with my OWN food, and not just what I cook for others.
Semester’s End. I have exactly 3 more big essays, 1 presentation, and 3 exams left. This feels like nothing as compared to the last few weeks, and I feel so in need of the upcoming break! Just over two weeks till Johnny is back…❤️
Jacqueline. Ah, this girl has been an indescribable blessing in my life over the past few months. Coming out of nowhere (well, not nowhere; she has connections to many of Johnny’s friends and that is how we met), our friendship is so special and real and good. She is such a beautiful sister in Christ and in accountability and I love spending time with her!
Christmas Shopping. Is so much fun! Most of it so far has been at Chapters and Starbucks, what a concept haha (oh no Kathryn, I’m turning into you).
Starbucks. Oh, speaking of… I love my job more and more every day. Like just genuinely adore who I work with, customer interactions both with regulars and strangers, becoming better at making beautiful and delicious drinks. I love it.
Dance Teaching. Tonight was my Tuesday classes’ last classes of the fall session, and so they showcased their final dances. I have not had a year of teaching yet in which I made SO many special relationships and connections with the kids, and I feel so blessed and learn so much from these kids every day. They are beautiful and made me so proud! My parents came to watch the last class, which was oddly emotional in a wonderful way, too.
Hair Toning. If you’re looking for a product to keep the brass out of your hair and make it ashier, look no further than Daddy-O Shampoo from Lush. This has worked better than anything I’ve ever used and is so gentle and pigmented. Just use a super moisturizing conditioner with it!
Burnout. The past month, since addressing my innate go-go-go personality and how they might be detrimental to me with my councillor, I have found SO much peace and LIFE in my busyness that I thought impossible and I feel so grateful now for the busyness. I’m genuinely so happy and feeling more myself each day.
Happy Happy Thursday friends!
I’m always so busy on Thursdays.
Today, my younger sister graciously taught my dance classes and filled in for me so I could spend some quality time on papers. I was able to get a lot done and ultimately was so productive today.
I also ate really well.
I invented a dairy-free chicken Alfredo for dinner; haven’t had pasta in a few months, praise the Lord!
Cow Dairy-Free Alfredo Recipe
1 chicken breast
56g dry penne pasta (I used organic spelt pasta)
1 cup green beans or broccoli (or both! I used green beans)
1 tsp each salt and pepper
2 tsp garlic salt
3 Tbsp full-fat goat’s Milk yogurt or other non-cow yogurt, unsweetened (sub cream for a dairy version)
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp cayenne
1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
2. In medium skillet, cook chicken in 1/2 cup chicken stock or water over medium heat, until no longer pink. Add green beans or broccoli, salt and pepper, and garlic. Chop chicken as sautéing, and allow to sizzle, until much of the liquid is absorbed. Simmer over low heat at least 15 minutes.
3. In small dish, combine peanut butter, cayenne, and water. Microwave about 15 seconds; stir.
4. At the last minute, add goat yogurt to chicken skillet; add pasta. Stir to combine with heat. Add basil and parsley to taste, if desired. Serve in dish and drizzle with peanut sauce.
I ate this for dinner tonight and GENUINELY REALLY ENJOYED IT ANS HAD ZERO ANXIETY after my time in prayer! Thanks be to God! I am fuelled and nourished for an evening of paper writing and then Bible study.
My beautiful roomie Mary blessed me with this letter last night:
And we had one of our infamous “bunk bed talks” for a while. She is so focused and devoted to the Spirit all in all, it is beautiful.
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure.
Thanks and praise be to the Lord Jesus Christ. For this day, this food, His Kingdom forever and ever.