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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Y’all, I’m silly. In preparation for our full time RV life we’re buying one item each payday for our new life. This time we bought…wait for it…
I’m super excited about this purchase. Silly, I know.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Matthew 6:33
I’ve been trying so hard to live by this scripture, especially as we prepare for full time RV life in a year and a half. But I have struggled and failed over the past couple of weeks. Instead of leaning on God to provide, I have been frantically trying to figure out how we’re going to afford the RV we want. Then struggling over trying to decide what RV we want. I have to get back to trusting Him. He already has this figured out. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other as I follow Him.
On our hike Saturday I saw this old tree stump. Something about it touched me. I found it beautiful and peaceful.
I find more and more that woodlands have become my house of worship.