Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary in Santa Cruz, CA. The weather was perfect on Sunday as we played at the boardwalk, strolled downtown Santa Cruz and caught a showing of Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, we were fogged in on Monday so we were unable to get a glimpse of the eclipse and we had to settle for experiencing it through the lenses of others as we watched it unfold via social media. I was disappointed, but it was more important to spend time with my love and reconnect. We did just that. The only photos I took were of food. I guess I was too busy looking into my love’s eyes to remember to use my camera.
This past week I’ve really been struggling physically. Fibromyalgia pain is in full force, and I am experiencing severe pain in my left heal which I believe is due to the food I’ve been eating. Several weeks ago I was on a weight loss plan where I removed all processed sugars from my diet and most of my pain went away. I’ve fallen back into old habits and it’s really taking a toll on my body, so much so that walking is very hard. It hurts so bad.
I know that God can heal me in an instant, but I do believe He wants to teach me to be disciplined in the area of healthy eating. I wanted to keep up the plan I was doing but purchasing the food was very expensive for my budget and I couldn’t justify it. I know what I need to do, but I just don’t do it. Sound familiar?
For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want,
but I do the very thing I hate. (Romans 7:15)
I’m praying for wisdom in this area and creative ways to grocery shop for the healthy foods I need. It’s not that my family eats junk all the time, but we do not eat “whole” and I cannot afford to buy for them and for me. And right now I don’t have the energy to convert everyone in the house to what I need. Money never seems to go far enough.
Back to God healing me in an instant. Yes, I believe He can, but I believe He won’t. I believe He wants me to walk in the way of health, to be good to my body, to not live in pain. Perhaps He will surprise me and heal me. He’s done it before. But I believe the healing will come as I learn to be a good steward of my body.I believe the healing will come as I learn to be a good steward of my body. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet
I welcome your ideas on how to eat healthy on a budget.
I am also praying in a mentor, someone who can come alongside of me, check in with me from time to time, ask me the hard questions because ladies, I need accountability, in all areas of my life. I believe there is someone out there that God would use in this area. Ultimately, I rely on God, but it would be really nice to have someone to talk to about this from time to time.
God is my healer and I’m trusting Him to show me the way.God is my healer and I'm trusting Him to show me the way. #glimpsesofhisbeauty Click To Tweet
Before I go, will you please remember Texas in your prayers as they are struggling with all that is happening with Hurricane Harvey. I’m praying for God to calm the storms and that no more lives are lost.
Thank you for being here. I appreciate you allowing me to process life out loud.
And now I continue to list the beauty that I’m finding in my every day life.
591. Beautiful sunflowers that grace the table.
592. Back to school shopping and lunch with my daughter.
593. Taking a year off from homeschooling.
594. Morning snuggles with the grandsons.
595. A vendor bringing lunch for the office.
596. The awe and wonder of the Eclipse.
597. God’s beauty on display.
598. A backyard BBQ on a warm summer night.
599. Root Beer popsicles.
600. Jehova Rophe – God my healer.
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