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Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday Fun!

Living healthy natural lives is not always the easiest thing, which is why I started my blog - to inspire and help others live their best life healthfully and naturally. Friday Fun is my way of sharing a bit of my life with you, my readers and friends, and I hope you will be willing to share your thoughts and ideas with me too.

So, here we go!

In my life this week...
I have always been honest with you all, and I will be honest again this week.

This has been one. rough. week.

There have been some ups - my husband has gotten to be in his own truck at work, instead of always riding with someone else and I got to see a neighborhood friend I have been missing - and there have been a lot of downs - too much work for both of us, struggling to connect as husband and wife, dealing with how to trust my son after I found out he has been lying to me over and over again, financial setbacks, all helped create a massive migraine yesterday.

I spent most of the night last night in prayer, crying out all the unshed tears that I have needed to cry the last week. While it felt good to finally open up the floodgates and express my weakness to the One who always loves me and is there for me, it was a very low, lonely-feeling night. I am trusting in God to get me through the next week until my husband has a few days off. That is what I cling to.

I am inspired by...
Bible verses, devotions, and songs of praise. When I feel like I am stuck in a pit of darkness, this is what we always have. God's arms are always open.

My favorite thing this week was...
Little moments of joy - my daughter telling me she is picking up the eggshells left from hard-boiled eggs at breakfast and throwing them away, my son telling me that he appreciates all I do for him, seeing a friend at story time at the Library, giving a little more than my job as a personal trainer entails for a client.

What's working/not working for me...
Working - Well, like I said, I feel like not a lot. But, when I start counting my blessings, I get a little more perspective. I have a healthy body. My heart is beating. My legs are working. I can care for my family well. My husband is a good husband and father when he is around. I have shelter from these cold fall nights. I have everything I really need.

Not working - Rest time. There has been little to none for my husband and I. It is very noticeable.

Questions/thoughts I have...
Why do I push myself so hard?

I'm reading...
Another new book, I can't remember the title by Lynn Austen, Encouragement for Today Devotional by Proverbs 31 Team,  Creative Correction by Lisa Whelchel, lots of children's books!

I'm cooking...
Baked salmon, baked sweet potato fries, Roasted Chicken, Secret Sliders (recipe will be up next week), Spaghetti Squash and meat sauce, Cauliflower Breadsticks and Marinara, Black Bean Tacos on Ezekial Tortillas

I'm grateful for...
the things I mentioned above and I could go on and on, a God who listens and answers my prayers, warm bed to sleep in at night, white willow bark to ease my migraine, a job I love, a family I would die for, and so much more!

A photo, video, link, or quote to share...

This video/song has brought me goosebumps over and over again. Today, even a few tears. I have watched it like 20 times in the last two days. Please enjoy!


  1. I have also had a rough week, in fact this whole year was not easy. But that is great that you also find the good things in your life and count your blessings. That is what I am doing also and it helps to get through the day!
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    1. Thank you for sharing with me, Maryann! I will be praying for you to develop that heart of gratefulness that I need too!


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