“We can’t grow in knowledge and grace and never change our minds. When an identity is built solely on a fixed systematic theology, we’re terrified to change our minds. Let’s grow in knowledge.” – Beth Moore
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 3:18 (NET)
Grow…it is hard to think the same way all of the time. To change, or grow in our thoughts is difficult. Thoughts impact actions. I want to change my thoughts, opinions, and actions. Growing is hard. Changing is difficult.
So I come back to baby steps. One day at a time, one moment at a time. Taking time to believe in myself, and giving thanks whenever I can. Every step we take impacts the moment after. Do we not take the step if we don’t know the future steps? We always go forward, but do we go in God’s grace?
Reflecting today. Taking in God’s grace. Taking a step forward in the knowledge of His love.
Asking for God to give me the grace to let go of former things so that I can embrace what He has for me in the future.
Focusing on the gain (and not weight)!
I am one cheap date.
Really. I like most drinks/cocktails now. I haven’t always been able to drink. I think part of my surgery took the part of my stomach that couldn’t handle alcohol. I know it sounds crazy, but my friends can attest that I would not be able to drink a full glass of anything.
Wine lately has been nice. One or two glasses, and I am done. Cheap – or really expensive, doesn’t matter – same affect. Done. I love that I can enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail now.
What is your go to drink?
Happy weekend! Cheers!
Have my desk heros….all is well.
Have finally settled in to my new location for work. Two weeks in and will need more time to get used to everything. So far the change has been good.
In my past life of eating everything, I loved eating sushi. All kinds of sushi. Well, except Uni. Never have liked it.
But, I could and would eat two or three rolls or consume chirshi don (10 different pieces of sashimi on rice) with miso soup and maybe even a seaweed salad. Way too much food.
Since my sleeve surgery, I have had sashimi but really no more than 4-5 ounces at a time. I have missed the combination of flavors that traditional sushi rolls have. I have been talking about eating sushi with a co-worker who has lots of dislikes when it comes to textures and food. She really doesn’t like a lot of fish either. So sushi?
Well, all of the talk of what kind of fish to try (if any – hello steak!), made me want some sushi again.
After talking with my long time sushi chef and friend about my cravings, he served me this:
2 pieces of shrimp tempura wrapped in 3 ounces of yellow tail with spicy mayo and green onions (with a little bit of eel sauce).
Oh my! My taste buds were extremely happy, and so was my tummy. It brought back the roll flavors I had been missing without any of the rice (yes, the tempura breading is a no-no, but in the grand scheme of things – not so bad).
So thankful. And, yes I will be having it again – maybe next time with ahi tuna.
This. Week. Ugh.
Tried to complete Sunday without a complaint or criticism. Have tried each day, and am failing.
But today is Thursday…another opportunity to get it right.
I have been experiencing more Lupus symptoms since my surgery last year. A big part of my bodies adjustment has been my hair. I had thicker but still thin hair when I was younger (permed, and colored it -it was the eighties).
Then, when I was diagnosed with Lupus it really got thin. I change my style to a basic bob haircut so I wouldn’t have to place too much stress on my hair, or my arms and shoulders.With the weight loss surgery I lost even more hair. After about 7 months, it started growing back. Curly! Crazy I know. Now I am trying to figure out how to style, and take care of the new growth. And, back to losing it again due to the Methotrexate. Ugh.
Other things that are giving me fits are the skin changes. I knew that things would sag, and droop, but with my Sjogren’s, my skin is having a hard time adjusting. Although I still believe that for me surgery was the best decision. Adjustments will always be made whether I want them to happen or not.