4 Ways to Create a Rest Cycle while Setting Christ-centered Goals

Rest is a concept that I struggle with.  The Enemy knows my Martha heart and makes every effort to pressure me to run faster and do more.  As a goal setter and a go-getter, the temptation to run at the world’s pace instead of the Lord’s pace is always before me.

A Hebrews 12 race is not about running to the goal as hard and as fast as possible.  A Hebrews 12 race is about knowing our purpose, to know our appointment, and to run at the pace the Lord has appointed us to move.  It is about seeing others the way that Jesus sees them. We cannot serve others if we can’t see them. Slow down, sister, and SEE THE PEOPLE you serve with the eyes of Christ.

By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I quit comparing my pace to the pace of other sisters in Christ.  By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I learn to pause and to be still when He commands. By fixing my eyes on Jesus, I relieve my Martha heart to be just a little more like Mary.  By fixing my eyes on Jesus, when he says, “Go in peace,” I know that my race is not yet finished and it’s time to return to the race he marked out for me with my eyes on Jesus.  

Chocolate Protein Bites

I kicked the sugar habit cold turkey.  The first few days of detox were rough.  Headaches, compulsive thoughts about candy, irritability, and brain-fog were just a few of these symptoms.  I know this is a real thing.  I’ve spoken with so many women who’ve gone through this very process.

I still love chocolate.  However, I know that one bite of sugar: cake, candy, licking the bottom of a brownie bowl (you know you’ve done this too) pushes me into a place that causes me to spiral out of control very quickly.
Enter chocolate protein bites as a simple solution. Delicious, healthy, and easy to make.

Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice

I know that “Mexican food” gets a bad wrap as an unhealthy choice that is laden with calories.  But, it does not have to be so, my dear friend.  We can enjoy good food with great flavors that are healthy for our bodies.
Taco Bowls with Cauliflower Rice are an excellent way to use leftovers for a quick weeknight meal with a way to sneak in extra veggies.

Creating a Laundry Routine that Saved my Sanity

Laundry-The Bane of My Existence For years, laundry was the bane of my existence. If there were any house chore that could have been an Achilles’ heel, this one was it. For years my three gloriously messy children sent me one garment after another to clean just for them to mess again! Oh, and my …