Sunday, September 17, 2017

Book Review

The Wellness Revelation by Alisa Keeton

This book starts in an easy, open manner. I like that the author prefaces that she isn't looking for starving individuals but ones that just want to be healthy. I love the thought that more than just weight can weigh us down. No matter what weight we are, it can never be perfect until our mindset is right. The author states that God wants 'wholeness' for us. Which is what I think we all want in life and want to feel whole. Wholeness starts first with God and then effects all other areas.

The author has broken this journey up into 8 weeks. Which is a good amount of time to learn to stick with something. Life style change can be hard enough not being dragged out
Each week starts out with questions to answer, verses to read and even ways to pray. This book is definitely more on the devotions side of things. Basically, this is a book that works on mind, body, soul. Its a lifestyle change that isn't just for one area of your life but all.

Like with any work out/health book, what it boils down too is eating healthy and working out or doing physical activities. That's it. That is the secret. This book has some long places where it drags, but I think its helpful to those really wanting to stick with something health wise. It can get you motivated.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Book Review

Come to the Family Table: Slowing Down to Enjoy Food, Each Other, and Jesus

I found it boring. I couldn't stick with it sadly. I read the first three chapters and skimmed some till the end,  It's just a topic I have heard and read other books on. It's a good concept but I don't think there was enough there to write a whole book on and make it memorable. I did however, enjoy some of the subject matter. I believe family meals are incredibly important. I felt the premise of making the food together, eating it together, and cleaning up together exhausting and would better love just the concept of sitting down with family and talking.  They call it eating "slow food" instead of rushing to eat and not enjoying each others company. Like I said, I do love the concepts in this book but felt there wasn't enough meat in what was written.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Snaps of the last two years


Thursday, November 6, 2014

A road in China

A couple years ago, it was December. And I was traveling through China. First,  you have to know, that Asia in the Winter is incredibly magical.
Every time I go there, its amazing. Asia is so different from here. It causes you to think first of your surroundings rather than always accepting them. Asia always changes me. Please visit if you ever have the chance!

That year I really embraced my singleness. I traveled to Spain, China, and Indonesia in the span of a year, I said yes to everything.  So I found myself, in December, riding to the airport on a long 2 hour stretch to the airport, listening to worship songs, while mountains flashed into view of the van I was in. I felt such power then. I knew God was doing big things. It was enough of a moment for me to remember it years later.

Because my husband has a similar story.

Almost a year later, I was riding with my then boyfriend on that same stretch of roads in China and he was having the "I know without a doubt that I love her" moment, while I slept on his shoulder.

I love the symmetry of God. I love how he shows us moments in life, even before they have fully been lived out.

Monday, April 7, 2014