Journey Journal: Days 54-56

Day 54: Saturday, February 23, 2013

Slept in till 9 a.m.! Breakfast of scrambled eggs with stir-fry veggies. Went to the gym for about 35 minutes and really broke a good sweat! Came home and had a quick lunch before cleaning the house and finishing the week’s laundry. Able to read a good chunk of my current book, The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, accompanied by a fine French press of Italian Dark Roast. Then had our friend Collins over for a dinner of steak, mashed potatoes, herbed carrots and steamed broccoli. I added sour cream, butter and cheese to the guys’ potatoes, while mashing mine with coconut oil and nutritional yeast–which was actually quite tasty. Hot tea and more reading concluded my evening.

Day 55: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Split a piece of homemade bread with Bryan as we rushed out the door. Had a great morning worshipping Christ at church this morning. Danny spoke from Psalm 23 and our Shepherd Jesus! Journey Group centered around God being our Righteousness–what a blessed thought! Had my cousin and some friends over for a lunch of whole wheat pancakes with blueberry compote, bacon, and scrambled eggs (I made my pancakes with soy milk and they turned out pretty good). Went on a 3.1 mile walk/run because the weather was so gorgeous! This time of year, I take the opportunity to be outside and catch some sun every chance I can get–especially when the sun is accompanied by temperatures above 60°F! Then we had a Journey Group leaders’ meeting at church in the evening and broke up by age groups to discuss concepts and share ideas. It was sweet to hear Bryan share how much he enjoys discipling the youth of our local Body. Then my cousin and his friends came back over to finish laundry…and for a dinner of curry burgers topped with spinach, avocado, tomato, etc.; baby carrots; and apple slices. It was a relaxing and rejuvenating Sunday!

Day 56: Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy birthday to my bro! Breakfast of homemade toast with strawberry jam with Bryan before heading to work this morning. Handful of nuts for a mid-morning snack, then a veggie stir-fry for lunch. Encouraged by certain evidences of God’s grace and direction in our lives. Did my weekly grocery shopping after work today, which took longer than normally, as I’m reading labels and comparing prices for the new non-dairy thing.  Quick dinner of whole wheat pancakes with blueberry compote and a vanilla coconut yogurt (tasted really good, but will likely only by as a special dessert–more sugar than I realized). Then headed to our Ladies’ Group tonight, which included more evidences of grace and encouragement by some of my dear friends. God is so good!

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