Meal Plan Monday!

Here is what my meal planning system looks like in real life! If you want to read more about how I organize and plan our meals, check out this post.

I didn’t use my calendar this week because I am trying to eat consistently and more healthy than I have been the past few weeks! I tend to stress and graze..meaning carbs, peanut butter, and dark chocolate.  I don’t always plan my breakfasts and lunches, but going into the holidays means less healthy eating, so this week is my saving grace! Instead of a monthly calendar, I just wrote out all meals on a blank sheet of paper and taped it on the fridge. My to-do list over the Christmas break includes a prettier and more environmentally friendly meal planner, but for now paper and tape it is!

Continue reading to see what we are eating this week!

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If you fear what God is calling

Fear is an interesting thing. While google defines it as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat”, in real life it is so much more than an unpleasant emotion.

Fear is paralyzing. It is the lie that you can’t do this and that we cannot be all that God has called us to be because we are insignificant. Fear is an untruth the enemy uses to limit our effectiveness in the Kingdom of God. So often we feel fear before we feel what God is calling us to. Continue reading “If you fear what God is calling”

When the Christmas Lights are Dim

I love the holidays – the traditions, the decorations, the hustle and bustle, family and good food. Although the true reason we celebrate doesn’t have much to do with Christmas trees or Santa Clause, isn’t it amazing that by simply being born, Christ inspired a season of celebration that exudes joy and light, love and peace?

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned, and we find ourselves in a season of darkness that intersects with the holidays. It can be hard to find joy when the Christmas lights are dim. Continue reading “When the Christmas Lights are Dim”

A Time & A Season

Holidays are my favorite. I love a reason to get together, eat good food, and fellowship as friends and family. But the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays can also be uncomfortable. They bring up all too recent memories of a dark season that hasn’t yet turned completely to light. And they bring family members who, in all their excitement to love and laugh, forget that poking fun can also poke right in the wounds that they don’t realize we have.

Several years ago, right before our wedding day, I was talking with a good friend about how so many people ask “how’s the wedding planning going?” rather than “how are you preparing for this lifelong commitment you are about to make?” She laughed, and told me to get used to it because as soon as we were married, only the question would change. And, would you believe that at our wedding reception I got asked when we were going to have babies?

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