daily word: “Change the thoughts, and you change the person. If today’s thoughts are tomorrow’s actions, what happens when we fill our minds with thoughts of God’s love? Will standing beneath a downpour of his grace change the way we feel about others? Paul says absolutely! It’s not enough to keep the bad stuff out. We’ve got to let the good stuff in.” – Max Lucado, A Love Worth Giving
daily sweat: walking here, there, and everywhere while I was sans-vehicle for a bit today.
daily dish: it’s been so long since I had one of these:
Thanks for bringing me back to the good ‘ole days of breakfast sandwiches, Tim Hortons! I have to admit…I missed my morning bowl of oatmeal/cereal/something desserty disguised as something breakfasty…but it was good to switch things up a bit!
daily word: “So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other on, especially as we see the big Day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:22-25 (MSG)
daily sweat: a walk with the kids this morning, and the aforementioned bus chases this evening
daily dish: another favorite:
oatmeal with protein powder, dark chocolate peanut butter, and bananas. It’s the best kind of comfort food.
daily word: “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Colossians 3:12-14
daily sweat: 3 mile run, a quick weight circuit, and a walk up and down the hills of Kilimanjaro…or the local neighborhood, which, when pushing a stroller containing two toddlers, can make hills feel much larger than they actually are.
Oatmeal with apples, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar and a mug of Caramel Apple coffee from Leaf & Bean. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect fall breakfast?! But there must be something wrong with me…I wasn’t really that hungry today. That
never rarely happens. So I opted for a cup of lemon zinger tea instead. It got the job done.
Soup and salad, and later some cinnamon graham pretzels.
Indian buffet from Wegmans, which is usually my go-to comfort food, but it didn’t do the trick tonight. Bummer! There may have been some cookies afterward. I’m never not hungry for cookies.
daily word: Friday. That sounds like a wonderful word of the day. Especially since the word for yesterday was Lame…the only word for a day in which one falls asleep on the couch at 7:30pm (hence the lack of a dailies post). Seriously…what is wrong with me?
On a more serious note, this is the verse that has actually been on my mind today, thanks to another great podcast from Living on the Edge: “For the Lord God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The Lord will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.” Psalm 84:11
daily sweat: AH-mazing yoga class yesterday morning; quick walk around the block today.
PB&J oatmeal bar with a banana for breakfast, leftovers for lunch:
A lentil burger from the fruit and salad company, along with half of a slice honeycrisp apple…a variety which I’m basically head over heels in love with. I can’t wait to get more at the farmer’s market on Sunday! Dinner will be featured in
too much detail in a future post…it was that good. There was pie involved.
Day 24: mecca (I miss this place)
Day 25: not being an island (I’m still working on this)
Today is a day that will live in abundant detail in a future blog post. But for now…
daily word: “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” Proverbs 17:17
daily sweat: 20 minute run, 2 hours of couch lifting/moving, 40 minute walk on the canal
oh my land…good food was everywhere today.
Oatmeal with peaches, banana, walnuts, and brown sugar.
Dogtown! I went for the Schnauzer…great decision.
Possibly the most colorful dinner I’ve had all summer, and a delicious one! Vegetable taco and fruit salad with yogurt, courtesy of Wegmans.
My pantry. Seriously…there was a copious amount of dessert-eating going on tonight. I’m blaming it on all the couch-moving calories!
Day 6: third world reflections