Lets talk about how crazy life has been the past 2 months? With some family things, a good friend passing away, too a stupid chest infection.. I haven’t had time to actually sick, and think. Let along type a blog post.. 🙂
But as a sit at home, coughing up a lung – I find time to write a doo-da 🙂
As crazy as these past couple of months have been, my mind keeps redirecting me to an old Hymn..
“My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus Blood and righteous, I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”
But WHOLLY lean on Jesus’ name. Man, guys – I have not been making that my first priority in the moments where I feel anxious, worried, afraid of the unknown. Jesus. Is RIGHT there – He wants me to take all my cares and leave them at the foot of the cross. I often find myself trying to be the strong one – I take a lot on, not realizing how its actually affecting me. I take it in, bottle it up – and one day I just explode (Poor sean) Boy, have I had a few explosions. Some by myself, some with my dog, some with Sean.
Now i’m not saying its not normal to have Temper Tantrums, because we all need to have a few of those in life.. But when God puts a gateway right in front of us and says “Use me. Give me ALL your anger, ALL your doubt, ALL your frustrations – and I will give YOU rest” why don’t we?
It’s such an easy thing to do, but we hesitate. I hesitate.
I want to challenge you too, as SOON as you feel like you are bottling something up that you know is going to eat you up later on, to let it go. Leave it at the cross. PRAY. Go to His word. Find someone to talk to. Go for a run. Blast some worship music.
That’s my food for thought today 🙂
Speaking of food… As per doctors orders I am on a strict no wheat/gluten diet for, life.
It was so funny – I was at a restaurant the other day – and I let her know of my condition and she goes “Oh. is this a choice?”
Absolutely-stinkin-not. I love anything gluten. I love junk food. I love breaded chicken wings with really tasty sauce.
Needless to say its been a really hard lifestyle change, but i’m slowly learning how to cook and make the food taste Yummy for both Sean and I 🙂
Introducing one of my favourites that I created yesterday at the top of my head! (I was pretty impressed, Just saying – sean even liked it!)
Toasted Sesame Seed Pasta Salad with Lentil Noodles
Lentil Noodles – You can get them at St. Jacobs farmers market, fiddle heads, Maybe Grocery stores but I haven’t checked
Celery – Chopped
Broccoli – Chopped
Onions – Chopped
Mozzarella Cheese – Diced
Spinach – Chopped finely
Toasted seasame seed oil ( I bought mine at Fiddle heads.. SO AMAZING. I have been cooking with it ALL the time)
(any other spice you wish too add – Paprika for you spice lovers)
Cook Noodles in salt water until they are soft, drain the water and poor some cold water on it (You’ll notice the lentil noodles will be sticky after, don’t worry – it goes away) Let it cool down.
Chop up all your vegetables into a bowl and put into the pasta..
In a separate bowl throw all your spices in together, followed by the regular oil & Vinegar. Mix well 🙂
Add the mixture to the paste and mix thoroughly. Let it sit for about 5 minutes..
Finally chop some peanuts (If you have a nut allergy, the recipe still taste amazing without the peanuts) – I had about 1/4 cup.
After the 5 minutes, add the peanuts – the drizzle the Toasted Sesame seed oil over top of the pasta and mix well!!
Let it sit in the fridge for a few hours…
And tada!! Yummy goodness.
(Don’t mind my half eaten picture, I realized after I should of taken a picture)
All my love,