Monthly Archives: September 2012

On the Smoothie Wagon

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Green tea. It turns out it’s not my favorite thing in the world, but I still trek along with a cup…uhh..probably every other day. Eeek. So I’ve been cheating and putting it in my regular pitcher of tea. Is this allowed? Will the Health Police be knocking on my door soon? It’s not exactly what the “alternative doctor” ordered, but I have been upping my water intake as well as drinking…wait for it…..

SMOOTHIES!!! I’ve never been trendy a day in my life and turns out all I needed to do was throw some veggies and fruit in my blender of choice and POOF! I’m instantly with the “in-crowd!” Smoothies are everywhere. Books, infomercials, (Montel looks fabulous!) magazines… It all began when I ordered the book, (which I finished in less than a week. That’s kudos to you Kris Carr as I have a very young child) “Crazy Sexy Diet” by Kris Carr—a totally cool, veeeerrrrry informative book (including info on enemas…I had no idea people under the age of 85 actuallly did this.) This woman has not only beat cancer at a very young age, but has a beautifully inspirational spirit that just fills the room as you read.

I had also heard about a man named Joe Cross (Kris and Cross…did anyone else catch that or was it just my overactive brain?) who made a film called “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead.” I adore the brutally honest title as this Aussie was over 300 pounds, covered in hives of some sort. He literally changed his life with 60 days of fruit and vegetable juice. The same friend who introduced me to this guy had been juicing for 3 days and the second she walked up, I noticed a difference in her skin, as well as her energy level! 3 days!

So I think the main idea of my little report here is: juicy smoothies are good. I like smoothies better than juicing because they have all the fiber and fill me up for longer periods of time. That being said, I think if there were magical elves that would wash, peel (unless it’s organic), juice, and clean up the juicer for me each morning, I would be a juicing fanatic. Who knows? Maybe that’s next…and on that note, I’m gonna go put a veggie and fruit in smooth form!

Ahhhhhhh…Simple

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So, it’s about 5:30 in the am and my teeny tiny daughter is sleeping, but I can’t. It always feels so utterly ridiculous when this happens. This “ought not be so.” As I’m laying in bed, I was throwing out some thoughts that didn’t belong in my head (2 Cor. 10:5) and I would concentrate on the many names of God, i.e. Wonderful Counselor (God knows I need a counselor…the wonderful part is a much-needed bonus) Strong Tower, etc. So at the forefront of my brain, I had all of these amazing images of God, as well as visualizations re: the many times He’s been there and what He’s brought me through. Then, there’s the back of my mind. The back of our minds is what’s under attack so often and we don’t even realize it.

I get so tired of constantly battling those thoughts of negativity, outright lies, worries, stresses. See, God doesn’t tire, but neither does the enemy of our souls. We become exhausted, but God doesn’t. That’s why the Scriptures say to lean on Him and cast all our cares on Him. How do we do that? We simply…ahhhh…simple….tell Him about it. Tell Him what’s going on in your crazy chaos of a time on this earth. God knows what you’re dealing with and He knows how hard you’re trying. Don’t let the thoughts that don’t belong rule your brain. Just toss ’em out like last week’s tuna salad!

We are to be set apart. We have nothing to worry about, but tons to pray about. It is so amazingly cool to see something you’ve prayed for work out even better than you could’ve imagined. And that’s no coinky-dink, darling child of the Most High God. This is God working through you because you looked to Him and His wisdom and His untiring Spirit! We don’t have to have the energy or the strength because He does!