Wednesday, May 4, 2022



Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm writing a bonus post today, since I had already scheduled one for today earlier this week. If you'd like to see that post, you can click here. I'm linking up with Anne from In Residence for this blog post. Here is what I'm currently consuming, feeling, finding, following and spending. 


I'm coming off a week long stomach flu, so I'm not consuming much, if I'm honest. I have trust issues with food now and I am just barely easing back into eating again. In the last week I've consumed only things I could tolerate, like oatmeal, toast, plain baked chicken, rice, bananas, applesauce and for some odd reason, pistachios. In my normal and healthy version of life, I've been loving little packs of guacamole for a snack with a few tortilla chips. I also normally cannot get enough of hummus and carrots or celery. I love little snack type lunches in where I eat little bits of several things. 

This would be a good example of my favorite type of lunch. Another thing I can't ever get enough is Mexican food. 


At the moment I'm feeling excited, because my husband and I are leaving in a couple of hours for Nashville for just one night. The short version of the story is that we're going for him to get an award for saving a life earlier last year. It's not just him getting the Star of Life award, but all the first responders  who were on the call that night. It's an honor for him to get this and it's a "company trip", meaning we're not paying a dime for anything while we're gone.

Come back Friday and read more about it!


I've been finding motivation to get things done. Sometimes I seriously lack in this area of life and I only do enough to just get by. Do you do that? It's like I'm burned out or something, which is not a feeling that I enjoy. I'm thankful to be moving past this. Along with this, I also always find lots of time to read.


One of my favorite social media accounts that I'm following is Sally Clarkson. I love her podcasts, her Instagram posts and the book by her I'm currently reading.


I've been spending lots of time with the Lord each morning. I seem to get into ruts with prayer time pretty frequently, but now is not such a time, for which I'm grateful. I have this routine about my mornings each day—I wake up around five and spend the first hour of my day drinking cup of coffee number one and reading blogs, emails, and social media (for no longer than five minutes). At six thirty, I get up to make Noah his lunch for the day and coffee that he takes to work, I pull out things for the rest of their lunches, then I get my second cup of coffee and drink it while I pray. I almost always spend at least 30 minutes in prayer with Him, which may seem like a lot, but really isn't. The time flies by and sometimes more time than that goes by. I read a wonderful book on this last year that I plan on reading again. It's called How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life by Dr. Gregory R. Frizzell. (Click on the title for the book.) It's a short, very impactful and practical book on the topic of prayer that my pastor recommended. He taught a class on this last year that I took.

Well, thanks for reading my blog, friends! Love to all.


  1. Hope you have a wonderful time in Nashville.

  2. I'm glad you're feeling better! I hope you have a great time in Nashville. Looking forward to reading about it ;).

  3. I'm so sorry that you had been sick. Stomach flu is no fun! Glad you are feeling better, just in time for your trip! What a hero your hubby is!! So excited for him to get this award, and I look forward to Friday's post!

  4. Oh! And which book are you reading by Sally Clarkson right now?? I need to get more of hers since the devotional is the first thing I have ever read by her and I am LOVING it so, SO much!!!

  5. I definitely understand that burnt out feeling and try to take advantage of spurts of motivation when they come! Glad you're recovering and hope you have a great time in Nashville!

  6. Have a wonderful time in Nashville.

  7. UGHHH - not the stomach flu - that terrifies me!

    Have fun in Nashville!

  8. Hello friend! So sorry you have been sick - and for a week!?! Ugh. Glad it is clearing up in time for your trip....have a great time! And congrats to your husband. I look forward to reading the story on Friday!!

  9. My goodness, so sorry you have not felt well this past week. I am glad you are able to travel to Nashville and hope it is a fun, refreshing time away as you celebrate your husband.

  10. So sorry you have been feeling so sick! Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful trip.

  11. Thank you, Cathy! It was so nice.

  12. Bri- it's The Life Giving Home that she co-authored with her daughter. It's so good!

  13. Lil Desiqua- thank you! Thanks for stopping by, friend!

  14. Rebecca Jo- SAME! I am so glad to be well.

  15. Jennifer- Hello, my friend! I hope you had a wonderful trip with your girlfriends! I was so glad to be better in time to leave for our trip. I can't wait to hear about yours!


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