Showing posts from July, 2013

No Sugar Tonight

This song popped into my mind while writing this post: No sugar tonight in my coffee, no sugar tonight in my tea, no sugar to stand beside me, no sugar to run with me... " No Sugar Tonight" The Guess Who This week I read a post by Jodi at Granola Mom {4} God called “I Quit Sugar” and she inspired me to, well, quit sugar. One of my girlfriends and I once gave up sweets for a month and it was so worth it. At first, I really craved the sugar, but after a week or so, I didn’t even want sweets anymore. Then life happened, pregnancy came and went, now breastfeeding and marathon training is going on; it’s time to take another shot at cutting back on my sugar intake. I'm not a sugar maniac, but I like to have a chocolate or something sweet after meals; not bad, but a habit worth breaking. The rules are basic and not crazily restrictive – I’m just cutting out extra sweets. It seems impossible to 100% avoid sugar since it’s in basically everything; even in milk and bread! De

Training Week 4: Are You B.U.S.Y.?

Of course you're busy! I haven't met a single person who has said, "Oh my, I am SO un-busy these days..." Lately, the weekdays have felt like I run from one thing to the next. The world has you going and going, always in a hurry. I've assessed my daily routine to better manage time each day; working out is now something that only happens early in the morning and who needs a TV anymore! I learned what B.U.S.Y. actually stands for in a Bible study a few years ago. Source: B - Being U - Under S - Satan's Y - Yoke Satan loves keeping us busy; he uses "busy-ness" as a sign of prestige - "If you are busy, you are a very, very important person!" What a load of lies! When we are busy and rushing around with our heads down, we miss out on the beauty of God's creation all around us. When I'm stuck in "B.U.S.Y. mode", I find that I don't live life for the present rather my mind is floating around som

Training Week 2: Tired. Just a State of Mind?

Source: "Tired is Just a State of Mind"; That's usually a motto I swear by, but lately the "tired" has spread to the rest of my body! I left work early on Monday with a sick baby and spent all Tuesday taking care of him (and power cleaning on naps). I hate to miss work sporadically, but I couldn't imagine a better reason to be gone! The devotional I read that day put it into perspective, "The best gift you can give your children is yourself." My sick baby needed a parent to take care of him! Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15-16 Today's devotional Our News No, we're not expecting #2... yet. We've got two BIG changes happening in our family, though: August 9th is officially my last day as a corporate graphic designer! I'm going to stay at home with E and work freelance design projects