In learning a skill, there is a great divide of humility needed to go from what you thought it would take to what it actually requires to learn it. How proper that the more you learn, the more you learn how much more you need to… keep learning. There is a beauty, a discipline, and masterful psychology to pool I have barely begun to understand… God, grant me mercy and grace-filled inspiration on this feature production! Who says acting is easy?! …
The crunch, endless recipe options, the freshness… gotta love cucumbers in the summer! I am happy to have lemon, japanese, & armenian variety cucumbers… they make me smile!!
…. I feel some great cucumbers salads are coming this week! 🙂
INNER RADIANCE–this bloom embodies the meaning of being BLESSED! ..isn’t the rose rich with an alluring, captivating calm? If only the photo could do it justice…
While I was preparing my hot water with lemon and ginger, I suddenly got an itch to do this! …fridge fun!
As I am living the final days of my juicing journey, I have felt a surging return to my can-do perspective on life…that nothing is too hard, nothing impossible. It’s a minor, yet profound shift founded on a deepening faith forged over the last month of trials and moments of decisive triumphs. So, I felt unashamed in claiming these adjectives as descriptions of who I am, who I have been created to be…and knowing above all that the journey there is never-ending until the trumpets sound at the fullness of time.
The benefits of this month long fresh, enzymatically-alive-only-juice-fasting journey are inexplicable…but I will try to write down some tangible effects have noticed and enjoyed after the next few days. Each morning, I am awakening early to have my quiet moments, journal-time, and convo with my Heavenly dad…and I am so refreshed and energized all day and feeling so free in my heart and body as I could have only imagined would happen when this all started. “I shall walk in liberty for I seek thy precepts”–that Psalm was a founding verse for me…and that promise has been kept many times over. There is so much freedom within me…a peace and strength I would not have known otherwise. More on these reflections another time… it all just flowed there for a sec….
Back to that cool little photo with Korean gal magnet… she looks timid and reserved, but it’s because the power within her needs no grand gesture, nor further affirmation… she is centered, purposeful, at peace, and prepared for the days ahead. The adjectives are as much an ownership as impetus to go deeper and become fuller in those areas. As if I needed confirmation on this, my reading for this morning had this quote:
“I HAVE MARKED YOU FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO KNOW YOU ARE MINE… Grace will always follow you everywhere you go. Now you are needed, wanted, valuable, & indispensable. You are marked by my love. Everyone in heaven, earth, underneath it will know it. Now your name will carry my honor.”–Letters from God.
Just another thought on quote–Relationship necessitates need…and I am not ashamed to say I need God… I need my husband, my family, and my friends…and I want to be as essential and giving to them as I will more richly enjoy what I receive from them.
I’ve had my lovely gingered hot water, my barley greens and greens juice this morning and I am packing up all my juices to go to see my dad in the hospital as he is having a hernia corrected today. His body is getting well and fixed up for all the wondrous things that lie ahead for our family…the blessings and pleasures rained down from heaven.
How blessed I am to be a puppy-momma to a sweet soul like Rocky Bear Smith (aka Rocky the Rescue). As he rests across my chest, I am reminded of how precious moments of stillness can be.
Had to clean out my grapeseed oil Vegenaise and leftover chocolate bars, so threw it all together with sucanat & GF flour and a moderinized treat makes it back from a bygone era of our history. During the Great Depression when eggs and butter were scarce, bakers used Mayo instead! It lends an interesting taste and moisture to it! This version is Vegan and GF! –probably could have made it sweeter, though! This was inspired by blogger Chocolate Covered Katie 🙂
Rocky and I have fun everyday… let’s see if we can make more time to share the moments here!!! (he’s not as bookish as he looks…although he does have a great book out for charity!) http://www.rockytherescue.com!