March 19, 2011

Live Simply. Glorify Christ. Develop Good Habits. Know Him.

No post for a month? Lemme s'plain. ;-)

Working in the Fred Math book. Church. Working at greenhouses with Allison. Cleaning. General busy-ness.

"Let all things be done decently and in order." 1 Corinthians 14:40

I'm ready to be organized. Period. And the pack-rat in our family? You shall feel my presence very soon. And you will not like it in the sense that things are going to start disappearing or appearing in the bins at the thrift store. Yes. It will happen. After being accountable to others & talking with godly older women & men I've better learned these things:

1. Your habits before you move out/get married will be the same afterwards. So, be organized, plan meals now, budget now, and learn how to plant a garden & raise chickens NOW! Rise early, get disciplined, and make good habits come to fruition. For a while I've put it off because recently I'm always sleepy and have no energy even though I have a super-healthy lifestyle. But, I'm just going to jump into it, and, I'm also taking vitamin B-complex supplements so hopefully that will help.

2. Get rid of unneccessary things, hobbies and don't be a collector of junk. Live simply, even bare bones almost. The more things you have, the more junk you have laying around and the more to CLEAN or pick up. I'm thinking of my scrapbooking equipment I never use, and some of my clothes. Maybe even deleting this blog and logging off facebook. "Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 This extends to all walks of life. If what your doing is not to the glory of God, it's sin.

3. If a unmarried couple in a relationship do not pray together and read Scripture together before they are married, they most likely won't do it afterwards. So important! Men are to be the leaders of the house. They need to lead the family spiritually every day, set Christ-like goals, and guide their wives like Christ leads the Church. If it's in His will, I pray the Lord would bring me such a man.

I love banana ice-cream. So yummy and very easy. I modified it from raw recipes to suite my taste. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or snack.

Slice 4-6 bananas, and freeze them for 12 hours. 5-7 minutes before ready to blend, set out. Blend in a high-speed blender with 1 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup cream. You will have to stop blender after 7-10 seconds to move bananas around. Do this until most of the chunks are gone. Eat some now if you like. Spatula into bowl and stick in freezer. Take out and stir every 20 minutes so it all freezes. When ready to eat, sit out for 10 minutes to thaw. Cacao nibs, chocolate powder, strawberry jam, peanut buttter, nuts, fruit, etc. are all great toppings.

In closing, I hope to busy myself in learning new things and hope not to be on here for quite a while.

In Christ Alone and desiring to do all to His glory,

"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Psalm 51:10