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?

Freedom Update

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…

Camp chairs!!!!

Seriously!

Here’s mine.

I’m super excited about this purchase. Silly, I know.

What Am I Really Seeking First

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.

Not Exactly a Coffee Fail, But Close

Our mission? Finding an easy, tasty, practical solution to making coffee in an RV once we hit the road. Yes, of course, our RV will have electricity. But we do plan to be off grid a lot. And, I don’t want to run down our batteries just running an electric coffee maker.

I immediately thought French Press. Easy peasy, right? Just put in the grounds, heat the water, wait four minutes, drink coffee. Yes, it’s that easy, but there are a couple of drawbacks that take French Press out of the number one spot.

  • Can only make 2 mugs of coffee at a time
  • Doesn’t stay hot longer than about 15-20 minutes
  • Uses a lot of coffee grounds

So, we’ll keep using it for now, but this will not be our go to once we’re on the road.

We’re also considering cold brew, which we’ve used in the past and enjoyed. We’re going to try pour over, too.

What’s your favorite way to brew coffee?