It has been awhile since I've written. (I bet you never read that on anyone else's blog before!) I feel the time has come to update you on our journey in life as we see it.
First, a few suggestions to get you through life as taught by the Coulter's.....
Don't eat something in your work fridge that isn't yours. WHAT? Yes, imagine working in a small office and putting your lunch in the fridge to find it gone when you're ready to eat. Rude, stealing, out of control are just a few words I can think to describe this.
I'm not against sharing food with others, feeding the poor and needy, or the sick. Just don't take my lunch on a day I'm stretched to my limit, not eating until late, actually - just don't take my lunch. I'll know if I should give it up to you. Which leads to another point....
Feeling convicted? Act. One two different occasions, which I can pinpoint exactly, my heart told me to do something & I didn't act on it. Actually, it was God who impressed upon me to do something & I turned my back on Him. I am no longer able to fulfill His desire in this instance. No matter how hard I would like a redo, that door is shut.
This is really not a new lesson to me. Just a frustration that I get so selfish that I am forced to learn this over and over again. I know God will convict my heart to be used by Him again. I pray I listen and put aside my selfishness to be a blessing to others.
Life is short, buy a crockpot! Talk about blessing others, thank you to the bloggers who post about crockpot recipes and freezer cooking. I've been putting food in the freezer that is dump in a freezer bag, freeze, plop in a crock pot, and enjoy after a day of work. Not only convenient for our family, but I've been able to provide meals for friends who had unexpected needs. Blessings all around!
Food & fat go hand in hand! Crockpot meals are easy & they can deliver a healthy option for a quick dinner. Food has been like a fun discovery since we've moved. There are many mom & pop establishments that we have found & enjoyed as well as the chains of some favorites. Have you ever heard too much is a good thing? Well, we've indulged a little too much & now we are paying for it! Good thing Iowa is a get fit state & everyone around us seems to walk, bike, jog, walk a dog, or something to get moving. I hate to say this, but I might be conforming!
So those are a few things from our recent journey. Otherwise, we are nearing one year of living in our home and 2 years years of living in Iowa. Hard to believe, but great to be on this journey!