Disclaimer: Thank you so much to Blissful Eats, Farmer Direct Oats, and Purely Pinole for sending my product in order to make the recipe for this post! I received no other compensation besides product.
Lessons… Corinth and Kat both inspired this post with their recent posts about ‘Learning More About Corinth‘ and ‘28 Life Lessons From Kat.‘ You know those blogger posts where you are just nodding your head and going, ‘Amen, preach it sister or brother…’ Those were what these posts did to me, and I thought I would share some life lessons that have been coming my way recently . . . God is a patient, gracious teacher, and His lovingkindness never ceases to amaze me. I’m really learning to enjoy the moments, the puppies, family, and the food.
1) Potatoes taste really good in sweet bread.
2) Jesus tells the truth. He has both mercy and truth, love and justice. He says, ‘Woe to pride’ and gives rest when you come to Him, weary of your pride and sin.
This set of verses from Matthew 11 has been teaching me this.
‘Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.’ (Matthew 11:21)
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.’ (Matthew 11:28-29)
3) Podcasts are an awesome excuse to hear other people’s stories and share them with others.
More to come…
4) I like the quiet life. If I have too much on my plate, I’m not a very good worker.
5) It’s okay to say, ‘No’ in a kind way and not offend others.
6) Seek God’s kingdom first, and don’t worry about anything else.
7) If God loves you He’s going to humble you.
8) Comparison is not worth it. Encouragement is.
9) Taking time off of long runs is a good reminder that my worth and my body does not depend on how many miles I run.
10) The best part about reading blogs is not the recipes that they give you (which are AMAZING), but learning about the people who pour their heart and osul into the blog. Cora’s post made me think about this.
11) Dogs can do wonders for your mood. Go cuddle one of them or watch them run around in circles because they are so happy to see you. God’s creatures remind me of His delight.
12) Go running NOT FOR THE CALORIES. Exercise NOT for the burn. Exercise for the sheer delight of God’s beauty and worshipping Him and His awesomeness.
13) You are not less of a person if you have an off day. Just go with it, rest, and refresh for the next day.
14) Sleeping in is NOT a sin; the Lord giveth His beloved sleep.
15) Don’t worry about what has happened or what will happen cause God has the whole universe in His hands. It’s like dust in a balance to Him. No big problem…
16) Contentment doesn’t come from circumstances. It comes from Christ who never changes.
‘Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.’ (Philippians 4:11)
17) I love to take time on food. It just makes it taste better and makes me eat slower.
18) You haven’t lived if you haven’t tried Whole Me Clusters. Ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but they are really good.
19) I was being way too competitive as a blogger, and Megan really hit me where it hurt (in a good way.) This post was a reminder of getting back to the ‘Why.’ Those moments of truth are what I constantly need to keep me on course.
20) You can make cereal out of cookies. Who wants to make cereal now? There have been many cereal moments in this house lately.
21) Puppies will eat everything, but everything is not good for them. Some of my puppy’s favorite treats are:
Peanut Butter (Crazy Richards is AMAZEBALLS!)
22) It’s okay to eat icecream with Amoretti chocolate hazelnut butter in the middle of the day. (Not a nutritionist, but most of my RD friends say it’s not a bad thing.)
23) Leftover plates of food can be the most random and the most fun. Today I have rice that I need to eat, so I’ll find a way to make that delicious.
24) God delights to provide. Read the story of the creation of the world and how God made a garden! God is the Master gardener.
25) Pinterest can be a black hole unless you make a board of ‘Recipes to Try.’ Then you can prioritize which one of the 1 million recipes you want to try first! (Cause they all look so good!)
26) Connecting with people is why we blog (not for the money or the page-views)…
27) Think about what you are planning to do and the projects you want to do but don’t think too long. Don’t be afraid of change. Embrace it. Love it and look at it as an opportunity to grow. Thank you to Jess for this reminder on her recent post. . .
28) God is good. Even though the devil tries to tear us down, through Jesus I am more than a conqueror because He loved me first.
29) What gets me right with God is NOT my comprehension of Scripture or love for the Lord. It’s His love for me. I can’t depend on myself. I’ve got to depend 1000% on Him.
30) Enjoy EVERY single moment. Each one of these moments is a gift. Don’t be always looking forever forward to a moment you ‘want’ but instead be grateful for the moments you have.
To finish it all off I even have a simple oatmeal bowl recipe for you! 🙂
Chocolate Banana Super Oats Recipe
Chocolate Banana Super Oats Bowl
A chocolatey overnight bowl of oatmeal with a couple secret super foods.
- 1/3 c. Farmer Direct Oats
- 1 tbsp. Purely Pinole Original
- 2 tbsp. Further Food Collagen
- 1 tbsp. Amoretti Hazelnut Chocolate Spread
- 1/3 c. Stonyfield Plain yogurt
- 1/3 c. Silk Almond Milk
- 2 tbsp. Blissful Eats No Nutty Chocolate Chip Granola
- 1 tbsp. yogurt
- 1 tbsp. your favorite nut or seed butter
- Mix all the ingredients minus the topping ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let sit overnight. Top in the morning and enjoy! 🙂
What life lessons are you learning right now?
What are some of the simple moments you’ve enjoyed recently?
If you had a dog that ate EVERYTHING, how did you get them to stop?