In all circumstances, “hope, in the Lord” Psalms 131:3. That’s such a difficult thing to do. When I want something [answers] I am the type of person who wants it now... Then add on physical pain and emotional suffering and the need becomes pressing. Lord, I need answers! Lord, why can’t everything just work out NOW? My bible study gave me a harsh dose of reality this morning. Ask yourself: “Can I wait in faith and patience without fretting and without questioning God’s wisdom? Can I trust Him while he works on me His good, acceptable, and perfect will?” - David Roper
“In a world of mystery, it’s a comfort to know the God who knows all things.”
Thank you Lord for protecting me from what I don’t know, and for taking care of what I can’t control. Lord, your ways are perfect. Always perfect.
Pictured above: Skilled Creamy Chicken and Broccoli 🥦
These past two weeks have been difficult. No sugar coating here people!! There have been many tears, lots of prayers, and countless nights of hand holding with my husband. I woke up one morning and found this random, red, swollen rash with yellow puss-filled blisters on my arm. Needless to say, I went straight to urgent care since I had worked the day before (I’m a nurse). The doctors thought I may have caught something from the hospital and placed me on an antibiotic regime. WORST EVER. My stomach did not like the antibiotic AT ALL. I was extremely nauseous, bloated, and in a lot of pain. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to finish it. I am still recovering from the antibiotic and am frustrated at this set back. I felt like I was doing so well and now I am back at square one. My health has taken a big hit these past few weeks. That being said, I am trying my best to stay strong! I want to be real and transparent with you and tell you that I have been knocked down!!! It’s not always positive vibes over here sistas... Something that I do need to work on is remembering that God has a plan, he will carry me through this, and that this too shall pass. Not every day is going to be easy, and how I handle it is my choice. It is all in God’s strong hands, not my weak, boiled filled, ones.... I made these muffins and I LOADED THEM WITH @furtherfood collagen peptides. I will heal my gut!!!! Thank you @furtherfood for helping me get there!!! .
Good morning!!!! ☀️ just sitting here at my SIBO breath test dreaming of what one of these @simplemills banana bread muffins would taste like.
Cause your girl is STARVING! Can’t wait to eat again. These muffins are so bomb. You need to try them. Great grab-and-go breakfast!
Well friends, my toe is NOT broken!!!! PRAISE! AND I managed to make it through an entire work shift with the help, and GRACE, of my AMAZING coworkers. They are seriously amazing (major brag moment). For now, I will continue to rest my “severely bruised toe” and embrace God’s clear message to... S L O W D O W N. In the meantime I will eat chocolate!!!! If you are looking for a great tasting vegan chocolate 🍫 you MUST try this brand @loving_earth. Best I have ever had!!!
This week I went out of my comfort zone and went OUT to eat with my husband. Once we got to the restaurant I was told that the one item I could eat on the menu was “out of stock.” So I tired to order an appetizer instead and they told me that they just “sold out” of that as well 🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️.
Then on Sunday I wanted to take my mom out for lunch. When we were ordering they told me their fridge broke and they no longer had salads. I couldn’t eat anything else on the menu and had to leave.... #FAIL. Was I discouraged? YES. Was I upset? No. Why? Because I tired! I went out of my comfort zone! I still enjoyed a WONDERFUL night with my husband, and had a yummy salad from somewhere else with my mom.
These are the moments when it’s easy to slip into that mindset of WHY ME? Let’s be real, my mind went there. But Psalms 34:8-10 says, “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Oh, fear the Lord, you and his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those whose seek the Lord lack no good thing.” I lack NOTHING! I lack nothing because Jesus is my Savior. Lean on that truth today.
Summer Berry Smoothie:
🍓1/2 cup frozen blueberries
🍓1/2 cup frozen strawberries 🍓1/2 frozen banana 🍓1 cup almond milk
🍓1 tbsp almond butter
🍓1 scoop @furtherfood collagen peptides 🍓Top with chia seeds and cocoa nibs .
My husband loves any food that is creamy... aka SAUCEY PASTA... aka I can't eat that. So I wanted to make him something that we could both enjoy and that was creamy, healthy, and yummy! So I decided on a chicken salad and y'all... he said if was so good he wanted seconds! SCORE. This is such an easy summer lunch idea. It can also be easily modified to fit your belly needs.
Healthy Summer Chicken Salad:
First, shredded one roasted turkey breast from Harris Teeter. Make sure you buy the plain and not the roasted garlic (FODMAP NO, NO). Then I added 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts and 1 cup of sliced purple grapes. I was too lazy and didn't buy any celery, but you can also chop and add some as well. Now for the cream. If you tolerate mayo then you can use that as your base. Otherwise, you can use any Greek yogurt of choice (I use @siggisdairy). Mix together and refrigerate. Serve on toasted gluten free bread or for a lower carb option place on romaine lettuce boats.
Serve, enjoy, and get seconds!!! .