Welcome to Emily’s long hair that needs a haircut. Also, it was a wonderful week; it really taught me a lot about food freedom, the gift of godly grandparents, and why you DON’T have to exercise in order to eat. I did enjoy some light exercise, but it was definitely a down week, and it taught me so much about nourishing even though I wasn’t doing any tough workouts. I spent 3 days with my grandparents and two days flying, and it was so good, but hard. I’m thankful to share what I learned with Meg’s week in review!
Grandparents are amazing. My grandma is one of my best friends, and she loves to talk about Jesus. She loves ice cream. She loves people. She loves hospitality. She loves being with others and sharing what God has done in her life with others. She even told me that at her funeral she wants us to talk about Jesus and not about her.
My grandpa also makes some AMAZING French Toast. Who else loves that classic piece of buttered french toast with syrup or berries or berries and syrup on top? I found that bananas and PB also made a really good topping.
AND…. I miss my furry friends. However I needed a break from them. I can tend to be an ALL or nothing sort of a person, so I wear myself out with the huskies. I actually started an Instagram account for them this past week: Crazy Colorado Huskies. They are so crazy, but they keep me hopping, on my toes, and learning to continually ask the Lord for more patience, because I am NOT a patient person by nature.
One of my FAVORITE Psalms ever; it keeps my heart in the right place. It’s such a heartfelt prayer and confession of sin to the Lord; I’m convicted and thankful for it.
Standing at stoplights making crazy faces. I actually included this on my Instagram, because I used to be really insecure about my face. I would always criticize in my mind, the ‘double chin’ I had instead of appreciating the unique way God made me; the more I came to embrace the way God designed me, the more I’m beginning to see what a marvelous Creator and Good Father He is!
‘And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.’ (Genesis 1:26)
I also learned this week again that I do not have to exercise in order to eat food. God made us to need food; I think it reminds us of our dependence. It reminds me of my dependence on Him, that I can’t live without the food He’s made. I learned that even though I wasn’t running this week or doing really tough workouts, I still need nourishment. I did enjoy some walks out in the cold Oregon fog and the sunshine, but besides that and a few other small workouts here and there, it was a mostly down week. And it was OH so good for me.
I read one of my favorite posts by one of my favorite bloggers. Kat is such a brave woman, and she bares her heart on her own hormonal struggles and struggles with exercise. She’s open and heartfelt, and I would love if you could go read it and give her some support.
This. This is golden.
Every identity issue I’ve struggled with is because I didn’t know who God is; I didn’t know the One who made me, who designed me, the One who takes sinful souls like mine, washes them inside and out with the blood of His Son Jesus, and loves undeserving people like me with an everlasting love. The more I’ve come to know Him, the more I’m secure in my identity no matter what. Thank you Jasmine for sharing this!
Last but not least this past week’s podcast episode exactly corresponds with what I learned this week. It’s about:
What lessons have you learned from your grandparents?
When has not exercising been good/healthy for you?