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Quiet contentment in a discontent world is almost unheard of today.
Americans are bombarded with the false ideals that threaten to steal our joy while masking itself a faux remedy. We are constantly brainwashed to upgrade, and to desire not just what is good but what is better and even what is best, according to what the world dictates for us. When we do not acquire those standards, we grumble, we are resentful which can lead us on the miserable path to bitterness. Here are a few examples:
1. Our Husbands---We might become discontent with our husbands because he might not do what we want him to do when we want him to do it. It could be that he is not making enough money or maybe he is laid off at the moment without a job. Perhaps he is not tending to the house repairs as fast as we'd like him to or is not leading as you think he should. This is very difficult because it requires us to relinquish control to God and put circumstances into His hands.
2. Our Children---Perhaps we have a small child that is out of control or an older child that is rebellious that makes us discontent. You might even have a child whom you have poured all whole lives into that have strayed from the faith. Or, perhaps we are struggling because our children are not perfect but our standards expect them to be.
3. Our Homes---Our homes are not new with the newest __________ (you fill in the blank) Many of us might have humble homes, small, with peeling paint, cracks in the wall, etc....a far cry from the latest Better Homes and Garden edition. We look at all the dishes, laundry and all the work that awaits us and grow weary, discouraged and bitter.
4. Our God--all of this discontent leads to us becoming discontent with our God. We look around and think that we have gotten the short end of the stick and we raise our fists against Him because we feel He has not provided for us the life we think we deserve. We end up doubting and complaining and eventually having our hearts turn cold against Him.
Christian women, this should not be. We must hold tight to the timeless truth "Godliness with contentment is great gain." 1 Timothy 6:6. We must close all the open doors to our heart of discontentment that we have foolishly allowed to be left open inviting Satan to get a foothold into our lives.
Christian women, be on guard!
Protect your homes, families and yourself by protecting your heart.
And boldly take hold of quiet contentment that abounds with wisdom as you build up your families this week...
~This wonderful article comes from A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
These are a tasty treat when you need a boost of energy! Packed with protein from the peanut butter and oats, these will help you power through a workout. The fiber in the oats and the good fat in the peanut butter will keep satisfied until your next meal. Give them a try! As always, use organic ingredients when possible. Peanut Butter Power Balls
2/3 c organic peanut butter
1 t vanilla
2 T raw honey
1 c quick oats
1/2 c mini chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life if dairy free) Shoot for dark chocolate.
Add peanut butter, vanilla, and honey in a bowl. Mix well. Add in oats and chips and mix until well incorporated. Use a small cookie scoop and roll to make small balls. Makes about 18. Enjoy!
To change it up, you can replace 1/4 c of the mini chocolate chips with dried cranberries and dried apricots. So good!
I love the flavors in this bowl! It is one of my husband's favorites and it doesn't even have meat in it!
I hope you give it a try and love it as much as we do. You can adjust the heat by adding a bit more cayenne if you'd like. Remember to use organic as much as possible, especially for the corn!
Elote Sauce 4 T dairy free plain yogurt 2 T vegan mayo 1/8th t cayenne 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper to taste Mix and set aside
Bowl cooked rice of choice (I like jasmine) 1 can chickpeas 1 can corn 1/2 lime zest 1/2 lime juice pinch of salt & pepper radish pumpkin seeds cilantro
Thinly slice radish and chop about 2 T of cilantro. Add lime zest and juice into a small bowl. Heat skillet with a bit of coconut oil and crisp the chickpeas. Cook undisturbed for about 5 minutes. Transfer to bowl with lime zest and juice and sprinkle with a pinch of salt & pepper. Add corn to hot skillet and cook, shaking pan occasionally, until blackened in spots. Sprinkle with salt.
You know the slogan. Milk does a body good. Well, no, not really.
Dairy has been shown to have a negative affect on endothelial cells. This cell layer is a one cell thick lining of all of our blood vessels. Endothelial cells manufacture a protective molecule of gas called nitric oxide, which protects our blood vessels. It keeps our blood flowing smoothly, it is the strongest dilator of our blood vessels, it inhibits the formation of blockages, and it inhibits inflammation.
Dairy, along with all animal products, damage that layer of endothelial cells in our blood vessels. Without that functioning layer, nitric oxide cannot be produced. Without enough nitric oxide, the plaque blockages build up eventually creating heart disease and strokes.
Dairy is loaded with hormones. Even if you buy organic milk without recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), it will still have high hormone levels. Why? Because dairy cows are always kept pregnant so they have lots of circulating hormones that pass to…