-I met with my advisor and she was super helpful with internship tips and information.
-I did very well on my chemistry test despite the fact that I didn’t feel prepared for it- thank You God!
-I had a delicious lunch and a yummy salad for dinner!
-KIND bars were 2 for $3 at the school store AND they had super delicious flavors like blueberry vanilla cashew and maple spiced pecan!
-I watched HIMYM from Monday- it was a great episode!
-The missional community for my church on campus met tonight and we had a great talk about what it means to take up our cross and follow Jesus and live a life marked by following God’s will and serving others!
I just thank God for the desires He puts on our hearts to do His will and desire the things that He desires!
-My friend made delicious gluten free cupcakes for the missional community meeting!
My lunch was super delicious today- brown rice cous cous with lupine beans and roasted brussels sprouts with olive oil.
Simple yet yummy!
-I’m officially done with my chem lab! The final was today and I think it went well praise The Lord! I’m just so glad to be done with this class!
-I had a delicious breakfast- cooking oatmeal with applesauce is a stellar idea.
-I had a great day at work with lots of great people and listened to Christmas music on the job! :)
-My group and I got a wonderful grade on our paper and presentation. All the glory to God!
-I found out my car is easily fixable and isn’t even going to cost that much money to fix! All the glory to God, I am truly so blessed!
-The weather was gorgeous.
-Every day that starts with chocolate from an advent calendar is a good day.
-My room got a much needed reorganization.
-Took a nap.
-Had yummy homemade chicken soup with rice for dinner.
-Got my laundry done.
-Got out of my night class early!
-Went to Zumba! And we warmed up to Christmas music and cooled down to Hanukkah music!
-Went to Whole Foods with my mom and got stuff to make our delicious dinner with.
-Went to the Christmas Tree lighting at my church with my mom.
-Made yummy banana sunflower butter muffins with blackberry jam in the middle!
-My mom was awesome enough to make me some fresh applesauce.
-Watched This Christmas and Scandal with my mom.
-The Kerry Washington SNL was on!
-Went to church with my mom.
-The awesome lady at Target helped me return the terrible microwave popcorn popper I got even though I threw out the package AND receipt.
-I had yummy homemade chicken with rice soup for dinner.
-My car broke down on the drive back to school but I was reminded how blessed I am because (1) my dad was able to pick me up and take me to school and my car should be fixed in time for me to bring it back up here by next weekend (2) I was able to get my car into a Dunkin Donuts parking lot so I could sit inside and enjoy some coffee in a safe place while I waited for my dad (3) God told me to get off the main highway and take backroads which allowed me to pull into a parking lot and not have to leave my car on the shoulder of the road overnight and (4) on the drive up we passed by a car that got completely smashed up in an accident so my car troubles are very insignificant considering my car won’t be totaled and no one got hurt and honestly the fact that I even have a car to break down is a blessing in and of itself!
-My friend was able to give me a ride to church tonight.
-My new Forever 21 jeans that I got on Black Friday fit awesomely! And for $7.80 it’s even better!
-My dad and I both arrived home safely :D
-The sermon at church tonight was about God’s love, generosity, and sacrifice for us and also that we must give the same to Him. We must surrender our lives to Jesus not sprinkle Jesus into our lives. We must strive to live like Him by showing love and generosity and selflessness.
I think this was a perfect message especially for the Christmas season and I pray that I can continue to grow to be more like Christ everyday.
Photo #1: Dinner last night was turbot fish, brown rice cous cous, roasted brussels sprouts with olive oil, and a non-pictured half a butternut squash. It was wonderful!
Photo #2: Breakfast was so yummy- applesauce pancakes with real maple syrup. For the pancakes I mixed 1/2 c Wild Roots gf pancake mix, 1/4 c egg whites, ~1/2 c apple sauce, 2 truvia packets, a sprinkle of salt, ~1 tsp baking powder, and a few shakes of cinnamon. They were delicious, next time I’d use a bit less applesauce though.
Photo #3: Lunch today was the Amy’s Cheese Enchilada meal! Gluten free, non-GMO, organic, and delicious!
1) I got some awesome Black Friday deals!
2) My family and I got home safely from my grandma’s house.
3) My mom and I watched Scandal together.
4) My mom made me some delicious meatball and rice soup!
5) My sister and I got Christmas Tree shaped Reese’s ice cream bars!
Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For (because I could go on forever):
1) God’s grace that He shows us through Jesus Christ His Son and His Holy Spirit. I’m so thankful that God grants us salvation through Christ when we do not deserve it at all. I am eternally thankful for this because I could never repay Him for it!
2) My amazing, loving, supporting, fun family.
3) My church, it is incredible and I truly feel like a part of the body of Christ with this church. This church has helped me grow so much in my walk with God, helped me have a deeper understanding of The Gospel and The Bible, and has connected me with so many ways to serve God and meet other awesome Christian friends!
4) My friends that support me and are always there for me.
5) My school and the fact that I am in love with my major! I’m also thankful for the good grades for which I owe all of the glory to God.
6) My job(s), both my job at home and on campus! Having any job is something to be thankful for let alone these two that I enjoy!
7) FOOD…because FOOD.
8) My love for dance.
9) The fact that the Christmas season is upon us again and how wonderful it is.
10) The laptop I’m typing this on, the bed I’m sitting on, and the house I live in!
Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, yams, sweet potato casserole, and glutino gf cornbread stuffing!
The glutino stuffing was a stellar substitute for Stove Top stuffing I’d totally recommend it.
For desserts we had an AMAZING gf applesauce cake with vanilla glaze, gf pumpkin pie, and gf toffee candy…all SO YUMMY!
I’m so blessed and I thank God for all of the wonderful food and time with my family yesterday. I also thank Him for pulling me out of my ED and allowing me to celebrate and enjoy holidays like Thanksgiving instead of dreading them. All of the glory to God!
Picture #1: Dinner tonight was a Mexican soup called caldo tlalpeno made with chicken, garbanzo beans, carrots, onions, cilantro, avocado, and crunchy tortilla chips on top! It was absolutely delicious.m
Picture #2: Gluten free pumpkin pie I made for tomorrow night! The crust was from a mix by GF Pantry so I’ll post a review on that tomorrow after I try it!
Picture #3: Gluten free apple cake with a vanilla glaze that my mom made for tomorrow. I tried a bit and it was delicious and the texture was wonderful! I think she used rice flour I’m not 100% sure but it came out great! I also got to have some of the delicious freshly mashed applesauce leftover from making the cake…so good!
-Did well on my presentation in my nutrition lab class.
-Successfully drove home from school for the first time! Listening to Christmas music and having one of my friends with my definitely made it better.
God is just so awesome, this time last month I never would’ve thought it’d be possible for me to drive to or from school since I’m such a nervous driver and I hate major roads! But thanks to Him, I arrived home safely and the drive was a breeze! The “terrible” weather that was supposed to come never did and for the day before Thanksgiving, traffic was amazing!
God also performed a miracle on my car’s heating system! For the first half of the trip it didn’t work at all and my fingers and toes we completely numb which made it really hard and painful to drive! We made a pitstop at Starbucks to warm up and sure enough, once we restarted the car the heat miraculously started working out of no where! He is too good to me!
-I discovered Mandisa’s music, she’s a great Gospel singer, I recommend her songs “Overcomer” and “Back To You.”
-My mom and I made a bunch of gf desserts for tomorrow night: applesauce cake, pumpkin pie, pizzelles, and toffee! Tomorrow is going to be eat ALL the food lol.
-I got to see my friend from home.
-I watched FRIENDS Thanksgiving specials.
-I tried a new workout DVD and it was awesome. It was a Jackie Warner DVD, kind of similar to a Jillian Michaels workout, I just wanted a break from doing routines over and over again.
-My chem professor assigned a really easy 10 point extra credit assignment.
-Got to pick up an extra shift at work.
-Finished probably the biggest project of the semester and my lab report!
-My professor was awesome enough to extend the due date for our project and gave us an extra day.
-I got Dunkin Donuts’ salted caramel hot chocolate today and it was every bit as delicious as it sounds.
-My friend’s car is going to live! She thought it wasn’t but I prayed about it and it is! God is so good! :)
-I got an awesome salad tonight from one of the places on campus for dinner! I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to go there and try their salads out. I also went there with one of the girls from my church that I don’t know very well but it was awesome getting to know her.
-I talked to one of the older couples from my church about how to be a light to my family and friends who aren’t Christians and they were so kind and helpful! They also suggested this video which I’d definitely recommend for everyone to watch Christian or not! www.anewstory.com
-God is helping me so much in my struggle not to talk about people behind their backs- all the glory to Him! The transformation Jesus can make in your life when you let Him in is incredible!
-They put the 2010 season of SNL on Netflix!
-God was with me as I drove on a scary road today and I got back to school safely.
***PRAYER REQUEST: Please pray for my friends dad that he doesn’t have to go to China for a month long business trip and that he can be with his family for the holidays. Please also pray for everyone on their journeys tomorrow as they travel for the holiday.
Please also pray asking God to open my family’s eyes, hearts, and minds to Him and pray that I can be a light for Him to my family.
As always my inbox always welcomes your prayer requests!
-Made yummy pancakes for breakfast (pictured).
-Went to Fairway for dinner and got turkey chili, rice with carrots and peas, and fried plantains.
-Church was wonderful as usual! I love that I’m meeting so many friends in my church so I really feel part of a family and I really feel like my church is united as part of the Body of Christ! It’s so nice to feel a part of that.
The sermon was also great. It was about how people need to decide individually who Jesus is to them. Also, it isn’t enough to know that He is Lord, we have to understand what that means and let Him be Lord of our lives!
When people proclaim that Jesus is Lord but really want to be lord of their own lives and want their will to be done, not God’s, that is when bad things happen. Those people are responsible for the bad things caused by “Christianity” because they are not truly walking with God!
We all have areas in our lives that we still need to give to God and let Him be Lord over and let His will be done and I pray that I will give every area to God because I know that He knows best!
The sermon also talked about all of the evidence we have that God’s Word is truth. Some people claim there is no evidence but that’s only because they don’t look! The evidence won’t come up and hit them in the face, as with everything else, we need to research and try to learn more, then we will see.
-I accidentally took the highway home from church but God got me home safely. I guess this was just the sermon coming alive in my own life! God forced me to give Him my fears and anxieties about highway driving and He showed me that it’s not His will for me to be bound in fear and He took care of me like He always does!
-It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas- it snowed today!
-I went to Zumba with my friend and had a great class.
-I had a delicious toasted Udi’s bagel with pumpkin cream cheese and almond butter for breakfast.
-I got a bunch of homework done all the while listening to Christmas music (which does make homework somewhat enjoyable)!
-Having to work with my ex-boyfriend wasn’t nearly as awkward as expected.
-I’ve been reading the MacArthur Study Bible my friend got me and it’s so helpful! It really helps me understand Scripture and it’s really opening up my eyes to the truth of God’s Will.
If you’re ever reading the Bible and go “huuuuuuh?” I’d totally recommend it, it helps me so much!
-Had a yummy parfait for breakfast.
-Had a great day at work and a great dance class.
-Got a lot of homework done.
-Went to the mall with 2 of my friends and I got a free birthday peppermint mocha frappuccino :D
-Had a good dinner with a friend.
-My local radio station started playing Christmas music! I’ve also noticed that the night time DJ is a Christian and talks a lot about faith and God’s blessings and prayer. It’s so good to see Christ in Christmas again!
-Had lunch at Fairway with one of my good friends and it was delicious. I got pork loin with apples, butternut squash puree with craisins and curry and pecans and other yumminess, and steamed broccoli and grape tomatoes with olive oil.
We had a great talk about the amazing things that God is doing in my life. He’s taking me away from negative influences and bringing me closer to Him by bringing His people into my life. I’m so grateful for my new Christian friends that are helping me to grow in my faith and my walk with God!
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