Morning. Not stupid early, but not late morning, it’s 8:30am and your eyelids open after a solid, undisturbed 8 hour sleep. You smile to yourself, feeling that euphoric, passionate, life-is-good-because-God-is-good emotion that translates to excitement to spend time with Jesus. You know He’s going to […]
Drink. Recently, at home, I’ve been making almond milk lattes practically every day and loving it. Since working at Starbucks I spend barely any money on coffee– which makes it a fantastic job for me😉.
Spirit. I have been spending tons of time in the Word, particularly, recently, Psalms. I am in awe of the way Psalms point to Christ… and I love the ones that are pure worship.
Person. Jillian and I have recently been texting. We’ve always been “Instagram friends” but had no idea just how much we have in common… we look alike, have like identical eating disorders and belief in Jesus, were hired at Starbucks around the same time, have similar blogs… so basically we’re long lost twins ;).
New House. Soon I’ll be posting photos of the finished and furnished house, but for now… Let me just tell you that I LOVE it. I love living on University Avenue, I love having my own kitchen, I love having a simple room, I love the independence. And I’m excited 😊.
Johnny. Johnny is the fastest person on his soccer team at Providence, has made some great friends, and is excited for classes to start. What can I say… I’m a proud girlfriend, who misses my man, but is smiling because I know the Lord’s got amazing plans for Him there.
Music. I am recently really loving and replaying tons of music by Astrid S. Her voice is so similar to Alessia Cara’s but I like her songs a lot better!
Work. After two years, I am no longer a hostess at Cora’s, and am now teaching dance two nights a week and baristaing. Quite honestly, I feel very blessed in these two dream jobs and pray that the Lord uses me for His purposes in both.
House Warming. Tomorrow night my old dance mates are coming to see my house, and Thursday some of my best friends are. I’m so excited and blessed to have such incredible friends who really care and share in my excitement… and let me cook for them! 😜
Haircut. Next Tuesday I get to see my amazing hair dresser, Pam. I’m sticking with my blonde and going even lighter, adding a few highlights, and getting tons of layers! This is what I’m goin for
Food. I’m eating a much larger variety of foods lately I notice, but just not enough throughout the day usually. But I’m consuming cereal, chips, and “unclean” food on occasion, which is a huge mental breakthrough.
Happy Monday fellow bloggers, readers, inhabitors of the earth! Today was my first “real” Starbucks shift and I loved every moment of it. It was just four hours, 2 hours of which was training on how to give exceptional customer service and two hours was […]
How much protein have you had today? Probably more grams of fat than grams of protein. You need some protein that’s lean. Like an egg. There’s no chicken left so just have an egg. You can’t fry it, so you have to poach it or bake it. Bake it in a pepper, peppers only have like 40 calories.
Look in the fridge. There are only sweet peppers. They have like 30 more calories. That shouldn’t be okay… Add them up in your head. Oh whatever, stop thinking about these things!! It doesn’t matter!
Oh, what, it doesn’t matter? A year ago the difference of 30 calories was enormous for you! You’ve slacked! You’re weak! You’re going to get huge!
You are way stronger than listening to that voice now. You KNOW that the difference between a sweet pepper and a bell pepper is NOTHING. Like literally, pointless and nothing. It’s food. It’s a minor blessing. You’re hungry so just eat and get on with it.
Cut the pepper. Crack the egg. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven. Egg is perfectly cooked, well done. Add some spinach and mustard and…
Oh my word.
You just used Dijon mustard. That has like 10 calories per tablespoon. Yellow mustard has like 3. Your calories are now like 37 higher than they could be if you weren’t so stupid and careless. How could you make such a dumb mistake? You’re not actually going to eat that now, are you?
“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” -1 Corinthians 6:13
I can easily use this verse for my own purposes and marvel at how much it applies to my little corner. But when I understand how much it applies to the LORD’S KINGDOM, which is everything, it makes my little corner, HIS. Every inch of “my little corner” is His, and I studied and prayed on this verse this morning. Yes, food is meant for our stomachs. Food as in FOOD, God-intended food, not man-made chemicals but REALLY IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE GOD WILL DESTROY BOTH! Like yes, eat, I need to eat because my body is for Him and Him alone, a temple for the Lord’s works and that’s it and so on this earth I need fuel to carry those out, and I believe in healthy fuel but that’s it. Like no more thoughts. Just as many foods are synthetically and chemically processed and therefore harmful to our organs, so is the obsession with calories, a man-made concept– but the largest lesson here is that yes this is all fine and good, but one day God will destroy both my physically body and food, and so it is a concept that doesn’t need much thought.
I am continuing to pray and tap into the passion I know HE’s given me for healthy, whole food eating, and may that be for His glorification and to His pleasure. Yesterday I experienced a tough time with those voices about a frigging pepper. Today I pray and I worship and am in awe of my God who is right here and leads me back to His eternal Words.
Emma’s Birthday. Today is one of my best friend’s 18th birthday! We’ve been friends since ninth grade and have gotten so much closer in the past two years. We celebrated on the weekend ;). I love love love this person. Starbucks Peach Tea. Last Wednesday […]
Music. Halsey and the Weekend. I’m also nonstop listening to Jason Aldean oldies. A random other one is Stand By You by Rachel Platten. These are basically my jams for late night study sessions. Class. At the moment, my favourite class is the one with […]
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