Christian · Health and Wellness · Random

Aches and Pains

Verse of the Day:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5

Today has been a tough day. I am exhausted, my body is sore and I can’t seem to shake this dizziness and headache. No to mention an out of control cough and chest pain I can’t seem to kick, and this weird heart beat… Blah, blah, blah… poor me, right?! That’s what I think! I mean working moms probably feel this way everyday… jeez, get over it already!

Continue reading “Aches and Pains”

Post a Week · Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

Verse of the Day:
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:10

NO REGRETS!

Normally I would not share such a scandalous dorky silly picture of myself with the Internet world… however the WordPress Weekly Photo topic intrigued me. In this picture I am wearing my husband Ryan’s pajama pants. We were in a hotel room in Rochester, MN. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret”

Recipe

Paleo Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

20120210-151736.jpg

So today I was super hungry, but my fridge was empty… But my freezer was hiding a treasure. Buffalo meat sauce that I made the month! Sweet! My next thought was… What am I going to do with this sauce? Looking around the kitchen what do my little eyes spy… A spaghetti squash! Oh yeah baby… I am having spaghetti with meat sauce for lunch! All I had to do was heat up the sauce on the stove and cook the squash in the oven… Easy. Continue reading “Paleo Spaghetti with Meat Sauce”

Health and Wellness · Spiritual · Surgery Specific

Dear Diary – I am getting a shiny new valve

Verse of the Day:
“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. As a result, they do not live the rest of their earthly lives for evil human desire, but rather for the will of God.” – 1 Peter 4:1-2

This post is an entry from my diary. It is ramblings of how I was feeling 24 hours before my heart surgery and the weeks following. I am sharing this because I have been emailed by several people recently who are facing similar surgeries. It is not an easy path. It is very scary to say the least. I hope it helps  someone by hearing my point of view. May God bless those going through tough times.

Continue reading “Dear Diary – I am getting a shiny new valve”

Post a Week · Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Verse of the Day:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13

20120114-142225.jpg

This is a photo of Ramsey Ranch ranch. It is no longer in our family, but being there always brought me a sense of peace. I love being outside and enjoying the beauty of nature because I feel closer to God somehow. Whether on a ranch or on the ocean my spirit always sores with joy and relaxation. The ranch brought so much fun, happiness, and love to our lives. It will always have a place in my heart.

Recipe

Ratatouille Stew – The Paleo Way

20120110-021717.jpg

I love Ratatouille! Fresh veggies cooked into a stew… Oh it is so yummy… It warms me up! Body and soul! When making this dish I used all organic produce and products, right down to the herbs. This stew is very good for winter weather and the ingredients are in season right now. I picked up all my produce from my local Co-Op Rawfully Organic. Continue reading “Ratatouille Stew – The Paleo Way”

Spiritual

Do You REALLY Believe?

Verse of the Day:

“I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things?” – John 3:12

First of all, Happy New Year! I know I have been away for a while.  The cold/flu virus really hit me and I have been sipping hot tea with honey, sucking on cough drops and sleeping a lot. It hit me the day after Christmas. With my heart I have to hit the antibiotics at the first sign of infection and my immune system isn’t always up to snuff. So it’s been quiet around here. My husband and I rang in the New Year with Ryan Seacrest and Dick Clark on the couch and let me tell you, that was the most boring New Years Eve EVER! We will have to pull it together next year… Continue reading “Do You REALLY Believe?”

Health and Wellness

Yesterday I Was The Grinch!

Verse of the Day:
The Lord is good to all, 
And His tender mercies are over 
all His works.  – Psalm 145:9

20111216-003243.jpg

Yesterday I was the Grinch! With a capitol GRINCH! I did not feel good at all on Wednesday. Nothing was particularly wrong with me but my chest hurt, I was exhausted, couldn’t catch my breath and and pacemaker kept jacking me up. This is what happens sometimes in my life. Continue reading “Yesterday I Was The Grinch!”

Post a Week

Feeling Brave?

Verse of the Day:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. – Ephesians 6:10-11

When do you feel the Brave? This question was posed on the Wordpess Daily Post by Scott Berkun. When I saw this question I thought I don’t know if I ever “feel” brave. I have often been told that I am brave or that I have been brave but I don’t know if in a moment I have ever “felt” brave. Have you?

Continue reading “Feeling Brave?”

Health and Wellness

Perseverance and Joy

Verse of the Day:

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must first finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:2-4

Sometimes life can kick you while you are down and then stomp on you just a little more. The last three years of my life have felt much like that at times, and this year hasn’t been a real walk in the park either. But, things are looking way up. After two heart surgeries, a pacemaker replacement, a staph infection, kicking crack Oxycontin – and then walking around with a malfunctioning recalled pacemaker, I kind of went inside my head for a little bit. I mean all that happened May 2009 trough November 2011. Can you believe that?! It was enough to make any sane person a little crazy. Thanks be to God that I have Him and Jesus on my side or who knows where I would be! I also have to give props to my amazing husband who through very thick and very thin has been my rock of Gibraltar.

Continue reading “Perseverance and Joy”