More than Enough

Thankful for:
-Showers
-The forest
-Music
-Sushi Saturday
-Muscular Body
-Facial Hair Removal
-Nail Technician who smoothed my feets
-Healthy, Delicious food prepared for and by my family
-Divine Conversations
-Freckles
-Jobs that don’t require iPhones
-Health Insurance
-How I toughened up since and from California
-Personal space, the right amount of Distance
_Joy of the Lord is my strength
-Funniness
-That HE is mas que suficiente (more than enough)
-I’m not in California, booyah Central PA!
-Slowly, in God’s PERFECT timing getting back to things and life

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Oatmeal Cookie Fix

Using Quaker Oatmeal’s recipe for Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies on the back of their lid, I swapped out 1/2 the butter for a 1:1 ratio of Unsweetened Applesauce.  This is my brother, Aidan’s, favorite way to have the cookies.  So hipster!  Our family liked this new addition because we on the homefront have been eating more healthy.  Our taste buds change overtime, so just because you don’t like healthy foods now doesn’t mean with some small changes that big results cannot be achieved overtime.

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Further Reflection this Spring Day :)

Hello, everyone :).  Today, it is very sunny out, which is quite the break from yesterday!

I’d first like to share that I am so so happy to be running again.

Second of all, I know that with Christ all things are possible.  I’m not exactly sure how, or why, but I know He is working.

He protects me from the sun with sunscreen and through his workings in ways I never expect nor imagine.

Today, I’m making cookies for my brother who lives farther away.  For lunch, I had a gyro in the city.  Sometimes, it’s as much as the experience as it is the actual food.  I believe health is meant to be shared, too.  I believe the closer we are to Jesus, the more attractive to people we become.  Let’s face it, people need Christ first, not necessarily us. 

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Jueves. :)

Currently reading: Reshaping It All by Candace Cameron Bure- Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness

“Holy God, as we enter this holy season, we confess that we do not feel very holy.  We have expected death, even though you offer life.  We have relied on bad news, rather than trusting your good news.  We have turned our backs on you and your kingdom.  Forgive us, Lord.  Turn us again toward the life you promise, for we pray in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, Amen.”

-church expert

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One Body, Many Parts

Joy comes in the morning.  So many lessons.  Often times, I need reminders rather than new ones, but joy coming in the morning has been true.

I wrongly think it is up to me to change the world rather than knowing it’s up to God alone.  I want this person saved.  I want them to change now.  I want to keep people from heartbreak.  I want to believe that I can change even though I hadn’t been fully surrendered for almost all my life thus far.

I love fresh reminders.  For example, Christian radio and oatmeal with blueberries was a great reminder.  So was coffee and convo with Pops.

It honestly is a hard time in my life.  Many people with college romances are already off the honeymoon phase.  After being sick, I sometimes am caught off guard with emotions.  I have been out of the Word for a bit, but I feel like I needed it.  For once, I asked for God’s presence instead of expecting it.

While life is hard, I have reminders that scripture is true.

Treasures in Jars of Clay
8we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.…

The Bible says that we are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us.  We are more, not because we deserve it, but because of JESUS. 

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Body Dysmorder

Awhile back I was marathon training.  And by training I mean just running/surviving in the Delaware humidity/summer before my running companions came back to campus.  One day, I was running along and out of nowhere some guys yelled, “Look at those things go!”.. referring to some lady parts.  I was mortified.  In the past, I was a competitive distance runner who collegiate running on the Division 1 level wasn’t for.  I started to run for me, and got through marathon training by the grace of God and was able to pray with my dear friend at mile 22.  If that was all it was for, it was worth it.  It was worth summer surviving to have fall weather and my friends back on campus.  It was worth having my dad run along side us at the end of the last 6 mile death march.  It usually is worth it in the end.  However, reaching goals can sometimes be challenging.  It is challenging to go into a gym 20-30 pounds heavier from a medicine reaction, have 2/3 of your workout clothes lost in a move, and it took motivation to even walk in.  It’s challenging when you’re doing everything you should be doing and your body still looks like you’re “almost chubby.”  Sometimes, you get the flu and reach a goal weight early.  You are satisfied with your weight, then God has other plans.  Maybe you can’t salsa as good as you want to, but when we start making Him our priority and becoming healthy, not necessarily skinny, I believe God is glorified.

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Overflowing with Living Waterr :).

So many blessings I cannot contain it.  My cup overflows.  This blog has just been about words.  Honestly, I wrote some stuff in and didn’t even know I would believe it only later.

1)  I have seen the utmost importance of Christian Education.  Even though we may not believe it at the time, God puts in people, encouragement, and education at every step in life.

2)  I am overwhelmed by spring.  I didn’t know how I needed God and this breath of fresh air.  Whhooop! :).

3) Nothing I’m done.

:).

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