Wednesday, Without Words

Monday Meditation

I realized over the weekend that this flare of reflux and heartburn is related to some anxiety and stress I’ve been experiencing the past few months. So lately I’ve been meditating on peace, God’s PEACE, the kind of peace that only comes from Him. Daily life on earth doesn’t offer much in the way of peace.

But He does.

And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:7 NIV

Six Months

Mom, you left us six months ago today. My heart hurts. I’m still trying to find my way in this new reality. I still can’t find the words to express all that fills my heart. I miss you more than I knew I could miss anyone.

I love you, Mom.

Mom and me at Lookout Mountain 1980

Winnebago Adventurer 30T-Have We Found Our RV?

We are 90% sure we have found our RV! We know we want a Winnebago. This is after a lot of research. We thought we liked the Jayco Alante, but the difference in the look and feel between Jayco and Winnebago is night and day.

Our final decision is months away. Of course we could change our minds before we buy. But we both really love the Adventurer 30T. We love the floorplan. We love the storage. We love the colors inside and outside.

Finding our rig is a big step toward our goal of full time RV life. Huge step.

Big Step Toward Freedom

Tuesday morning Daniel and I met with our financial advisor, Debbie Murphy. We want to put our retirement money in one place and with someone who has a more vested interest in us and our goals instead of a huge company’s goals.

Daniel met Mrs. Murphy when she worked for a huge financial company that administered retirement accounts for the company we work for. Five years ago she left and began to work for herself, following her passion and gift by helping those of us without any financial know how reach our dreams.

After meeting with her today, I’m confident God led us to her. I have complete peace that she will get our retirement account where it needs to be to fund our dreams.

Do yourself a favor and give her a call. Click here to go to her website. You won’t regret it.

Let’s Get Real

I need to get in shape. I need to get healthy. I need to lose 60 pounds. (YIKES!!) Can’t believe I’m going to post this picture publicly, but here goes.

I feel like I look like a big whale in that photo. YUCK!!!

I’ve been walking a couple of miles 3-4 days per week, but that’s not enough. I need to eat better. Way better. Yeah, my grocery list for tomorrow’s shopping looks a little bit different.

But breakfast is the difficult meal. I’m not hungry when I first get up. I don’t have much time in the mornings to prepare breakfast. I need some help coming up with ideas for a quick breakfast that is healthy, preferably high in protein.

Help! What have you got? What’s your go to healthy, high protein breakfast for busy mornings?

Isaiah 41:10

Here’s where I’m at today. Honestly, I’m struggling with faith. I’m struggling, today, to believe the vision I have for our future will happen and that it’s not just a daydream. I know this is where faith comes in, where I have to choose to believe, and to keep working toward the vision. Y’all, some days that’s HARD to do. Some days the enemy creeps in with those old sound tracks in my head telling me this will never work, I’m not good enough, nothing I try works out.

Many of you know what I’m talking about. I think we all have those negative sound tracks at one time or another.

I know they’re lies. I KNOW it. But some days, y’all, some days, the fight is hard and exhausting.

So here’s where I am. I surrender to the knowledge of who I am in Christ. Even though I don’t feel it today. Even though, at this moment, it’s a purely intellectual exercise. What I feel doesn’t matter, doesn’t change the truth.

Are you struggling right now? How can I pray for you this week?