Monday, July 11, 2011

Love.

Good Monday! What a blessed weekend we had! Saturday we played mostly outside and then went to Nana and Pop Pops for a delicious dinner. I provided a simple and super easy vegan dish(Avocado Lime Black Bean Salad from OhHowSheGlows) and it was absolutely delicious and everyone loved it! YAY! Sunday we had an amazing "At The Movies" series church service and then we met with our life group from Church to do Sarah And Richard's Stock Pot Ministry. We bagged 30 lunches and went downtown Tulsa and were able to hand them ALL out! Praise God. humbling and life changing experience. Later that day we met with our Life Group at the pool with all of our kiddos for some fun in the sun. This is Ava's first time at the pool this year and boy did she have a blast!! No fear whatsoever! She was jumping into the pool, going underwater and loved every minute of except for the part when it was time to go :) Anyway So blessed for our church, family and friends. I want to end this post by sharing some of my favorite scriptures! They have given me great comfort and peace.

Proverbs 3: 5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; and in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight.

John 14:18
I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.

Romans 5: 3-4
Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Romans 8:26
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.

Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:13
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; and I will help you.

Matthew 6:8
Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

Psalm 5:8
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies-------make straight your way before me.

Psalm 139: 13-14
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful

1 Samuel 17:47
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord's, and he will give all of you into our hands.

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Philippians 4: 6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush[a] and Seba in your stead.

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Rejuvenate.

It's been 4 weeks since I've had my surgery and I'm feeling really good! Praise God! Recovering beautifully! Thank you all for the prayers! I will go to see my Radiation Doc tomorrow and set up my plan for radiation treatment. So happy to begin the end of my treatment :)
I'm embracing my new body, my healthy body each day and I'm thankful. I was joking with my sister, Katie the other day saying how I was representing the "0 cup", and she said, "no, the healthy cup".....so true. Thank you Katie, Love you! You might be asking whether or not I'm going to have breast reconstruction. Because I'm having radiation I have to put that option off for awhile for healing purposes. I'm also going to give myself a year or so to heal physically and emotionally before I make any more surgical decisions.

My Green Eating Vegan Adventure is going Fabulous and I'm feeling rejuvenated! It's been 3 weeks now and I feel refreshed and energized. And CLEANER. LOVE LOVE! I have been super inspired by many books, blogs, recipes, and my GREEN kitchen is now my goddess shrine. My husband is slowly easing his way into the lifestyle and he has loved every dish so far and is enjoying the transition. My 2 year old is a little more tricky but it's just her age and her independence. But we keep the old fashion rule in our house, there are no short order cooks in our house. One meal only, and we all sit down at the dinner table to eat. If you don't eat...you go hungry.

Green Juicing is LIFE CHANGING. Oxygen to your soul, literally.

My favorite Green goddess drink
-Cucumber (1)
-Celery (2-3)
-roman or spinach leaves (a big handful)
-pear
-pink lady apple
- 1/2 lemon

DELICIOUS!

I have found a blog called, Oh She Glows! It is under my blogs I enjoy to read at the side panel. She is a vegan and has a mega ton of recipes. All have been delicious so far! some recipes have sugar in them which i just omit. Love her site.
The book that I have read that I'm basing my vegan sexiness knowledge off of is Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. She has inoperable, untreatable cancer and has lived this healthy lifestyle for 8 years, keeping her cancer at bay and her blood work beautiful. It's in the science folks. Plants and grains are good for ya! No brainer. Read her book, its amazing.

Much love to you all!!! Think Pink!!