(Can you guess which one is me?)
I don’t know about y’all, but this past weekend was SO wonderful. That’s why I’m thankful that Meghan provided this awesome ‘Week in Review’ to share all of the happenings. 🙂 It was full of peanut butter, a BEAUTIFUL wedding on Saturday, and a sweet, wonderful time of spending time with brothers and sisters in Christ in the special presence of our Lord. I’m so thankful that worship reminds me of just how tender, awesome, merciful, and holy our Father is.
2 Kings 17:38-39, ‘Do not forget the covenant I have made with you, and do not worship other gods. Rather, worship the LORD your God; it is he who will deliver you from the hand of all your enemies.’
Psalm 95:6, ‘O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.’
Isn’t it so awesome that we can both worship God as Creator and a loving Father? WOW. That makes my heart sing…. I’m so thankful that His love never fails.
I also received a package….
Disclosure: I received this package of samples from Wild Friends Foods in exchange for a RAVE (why wouldn’t it be a rave review with Wild Friends?) I tried their Sugar Cookie Peanut Butter after my sister scooped up a jar for me for Christmas. WOW. That one was gone in about 3 or 4 days.
I LOVE Wild Friends. I’ve tried the Chocolate Coconut flavor in several different flavor combinations already since I received them… um… yesterday.
They sent me a packet of cinnamon raisin, chocolate coconut, classic almond butter, and chocolate almond butter to try.
It went on the rest of the Breyer’s Black Cherry ice cream.
It went on Sunday breakfast!
It went on Irish Soda bread! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! (a few days late)
We also went to this beautiful wedding on Saturday. Who else loves weddings like me? It’s such a beautiful picture of how much Christ loves His church.
Ephesians 5:25-27, ‘Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
I’m also really thankful to say that lately, I’ve just been not as obsessed with food and calories as I had been, even after being weight restored for approximately a year. Recovery is such a journey, and it’s constantly teaching me to trust in God more than the scale, my feelings, or the tide of popular opinion.
Intuitive eating used to be really easy for me when I was a child, but now it feels like I’m literally a kid again. I’m re-learning how to listen to all those signals, those signals that God the Creator designed our bodies with, that are so important to the daily nourishment of our brains and our bodies so we can seek after God and learn to thank Him even more.
Recovery is NOT an easy journey, but it’s a road worth walking. There are so many precious girls like Catherine, Kate, Alison, Julia, Lyss, and others that are CONSTANT encouragements to me and SO many others on this journey. I’m so thankful the Lord brought them into my life.
Well, the week also included snowboarding with one of my best friends from Tennessee. It was her first time going up, and she told me that she did have a good time, praise the Lord! She went skiing, and I did snowboarding. It was SNOWING the whole time we were there, so that made it even more fun!
Note to New Boarders/Skiers – When you fall in a pile of powder vs. on an icy slope it hurts so much less.
Ski-Goggle eyes are the best… Now that I look at this picture, I do realize that I can’t look at people and fool them into thinking that I’m not looking at them.
Aren’t God’s mountains amazing?
I also LOVE watching the little kids ski. They always glide down the hill with the greatest of ease, while I’m trying with the utmost concentration to stay alive and not run over anyone.
God is merciful, and He definitely preserves me from serious injury or collision every time.
I don’t know if you like ice cream as much as our family does, but we do eat quite a bit of ice cream. It’s always a bit of family bonding, talking, counting our many blessings, working out differences, and just resting in God’s peace together. Who knew that ice cream could be used in that way?
I wasn’t going to, but the day before the wedding, the day after snowboarding, I was still a bit sore, but I decided to go out for a jog (while my dad was doing the wedding rehearsal.) The view was fantastic, and the run was so freeing.
The run was so freeing, because I didn’t have a watch. I wasn’t obsessed with the numbers. I felt so free to enjoy God’s hand in creation and just think about resting in Jesus. Wow, it was awesome.
I also got to run through this quiet (AKA creepy?) underpass during my run. 🙂 I was thankful for no graffiti.
Last but not least, I’m thankful that God made nuts, especially because my ‘sometimes’ sensitive stomach can only really handle a handful of nuts for a snack… Does anybody’s nut consumption compare to mine?
I guess that’s why I fit in with the rest of my beloved blogger/foodie/recovery friends. 😉
My prayer for you this week:
‘Philippians 1:9, ‘And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;’
What did you do last week?
Do you like nuts? What’s your favorite kind?
Do you like running with or without a watch?
In recovery, did you struggle to listen to your appetite?