A perfect way to describe my winter was FROZEN.  Physically, emotionally, and spiritually FROZEN!  It was a rotten winter, this is what our backyard looked like for 3 months.winter2014

What I learned this winter –#1 I dislike winter more every year, #2 I like to eat comfort food in large quantities when I’m cold, #3 waking up at 5am to exercise when it’s zero degrees outside is miserable, and #4 that God still loves me when I’m a mess!

The good news is I’m defrosting (finally)!  Spiritually I’ve been digging in my bible and God has been shaking the ice off me. I’m in a great bible study with an amazing group of women called Stuck by Jennie Allen and also a study through the bible with my cousins going from Genesis to Revelation seeing God’s great plan and promises!  Physically I’m back on point with my eating, I’ve gotten strict and I’ve been eating Whole30 to get all the junk out of my system.  Remember I don’t believe in diets or fads but in trusting God with what to eat and you can find a little about that at my food diary.  Emotionally balance is hard for me and if I’m not seeking God in all that I do I am an utter disaster and completely out of balance!  Emotionally this sums me up.ladder

One day I’m on top of a mountain and the next in the valley with a box of cookies.  I thank God that He never gives up on me and continues to call me higher and gives me new challenges and even though I fall He picks me up.

22 Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

Lamentations 3:22-23

It’s funny that this blog has helped me so much, just reading my struggles, my victories, and how God has carried me is so amazing and the reason I started it.  For me and my children to know my heart and my journey and if it helps one person know the love of God and how he cares for every detail of our lives then it was all worth it!

I have so many food favorites right now that it would take me all day to share but I will leave you with a quick treat that is Whole30 approved Winking smile


How was your winter? Have you defrosted yet?

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