Hey!! Don’t be a crap factory!!!
Let me explain before you stop reading...HA!!
I’m reading a book right now and he’s talking about gratitude. About how sometimes no matter how good God is to you, the voices inside our heads will spin it to make it seem like our lives are the worst. The negative overwhelms the positive and we’re always discouraged or discontent.
For ex: you get a huge raise at work and someone congratulates you but all you can focus on is how big your tax bill will be...you can’t even allow yourself to be excited.
Another example: you miss your flight and have to take a later one...instead of finding the positive in your circumstance (aka more time to read or work on a project) you complain, whine and let your anger steal your joy.
Another ex: you’re up late with a crying baby, complaining in your head....and you’ve forgotten that you once prayed for that baby. Someone else would love to have that crying baby....and you’re here complaining about a BLESSING that you asked me for.
I know we ALL have examples in our lives like this. Where we turn into a crap factory...no matter what goes in, crap (aka discouragement, fear, insecurity etc) comes out...but guess what???
There’s a FIX!!
It all has the power to reinterpret the circumstances in our lives and INTERRUPT the crap.
Replace the discontent and negative thoughts with GRATEFUL and thankful thoughts and your entire perspective can change. Is this easy?? Sure. But it’s also not. Haha!! It takes work. Intention. Remembering that you have the power to change your perspective in the midst of that discouraging chatter will kill it off little by little over time!!!
So try it. I dare ya. Even better, fill your heart with praise and gratitude FIRST and the crap factory won’t even be able to open for business!!!
I love a good peanut curry.....if we go out for thai food we typically get a couple dishes to share and the panang curry is almost always the one we choose! Dan recreated it the other night at home and it was probably the BEST peanut curry he's ever made!!! So obviously....I had to share the recipe with you guys!!
I know it's been a while since we last posted a blog but I'd LOVE to get back into blogging/sending out a newsletter. Would you guys find value in that?? What would you want us to post more about?
Quick update on our life....
1 year ago we moved out of our RV and into a house....and now we've moved back into the RV!🤣🤷🏼♀️
I had been praying for a while...asking God to show us whether we should keep the rv or continue to try and sell it...if we lived in it (instead of the house we were living in) we could drastically use our income in different ways!! i.e save, pay off all of our debt and more!
Anyway we’d been looking at monthly RV spots around Austin and they were all booked solid and had a waiting list for long term spots....but the other day we found a park just 15 min west of my sister’s house. We emailed them and they had availability starting in October! I had this random idea (aka not a coincidence...total God thing) to ask if they needed a camp host and they said they were actually looking for one!! We’d get our monthly spot paid for...plus utilities. We’ll do maintenance/greet guests and check them in, 4 hrs a day, 5 days a week....and we’d get paid for that too!
Anyway. We met with them and she texted that same night saying they wanted to offer us the position😱
This seems to be a huge answer to prayer....BUT it’s also a huge change for us! There are some downsides but also a lot of upsides.
So basically the last couple of days have been a bit overwhelming trying to decide if we should do it or not....praying, talking, crunching numbers etc....and we decided to do it! 🙌🏼🙌🏼SOOO....now the packing, downsizing, selling of things, simplifying begins! So thankful that we’ve done this before so we know what to expect!
I love the quote:
“I’m not sure what the future holds but I know who holds the future”.
Have you ever had a big decision to make?? What was it and how’d you do it??
2 questions I asked myself: “does this decision and life change bring us closer to God? And “Does it bring us closer to the purposes He has for us?” Moving forward into the unknown is scary. But I also know that when we live such a safe life with no risk taking and no faith, the enemy loves it. God provides opportunities that will stretch us, mature us and challenge us and we GET to choose. I always want to be OPEN to the crazy changes and possibilities He has for us!
OK....now the recipe to the BEST VEGGIE PEANUT CURRY of all time!!
1 tbsp coconut oil
3 cups broccoli
1 cup green beans
1 can drained chickpeas
1-2 cups broth
1/2 c peanut butter
1/4 c curry powder
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 c fish sauce
1/4-1/3 c Soy Sauce (we use gluten free soy sauce or tamari)
1 can full fat coconut milk
Salt & pepper to taste
Cook onion and carrot for 5 minutes in coconut oil. Add everything but the broccoli and green beans and bring it to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and green beans and simmer on low for another 10 minutes.
Top with cilantro and/or hot sauce and ENJOY!!!!
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