Our memory verse this week was Ephesians 6:16 – “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” Lysa talked about her own struggles and how she uses her shield of faith and biblical truths to have a “take-me-up-attitude”. The above are my biblical truths – my four corners of my shield of faith.
This week we have been studying polyphenols which are found in the skin around grapes and other fruits and vegetables – things like apples, berries, grapes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, nuts, beans, etc.. We have also talked about catechins which are found in green tea.
Here are some things I tried this week. First was a sort of tapioca made from chia seed and coconut milk and I added vanilla and several bags of pure via. It was good. When I got ready to serve I added my polyphenols – strawberries. Chia seed has lots of calcium, omega 3s and fiber.
RECIPE for Chia Tapioca:
I used 2 cups of coconut milk (could use the chocolate or the almond)
I used 1/4 cup of chia seed
I used a tsp of vanilla
I used 3 individual packets of pure via sweetener.
Let it set overnight and add some fruit.
I don’t care for green tea so I improvised and added green tea bags to my regular decaf tea and I added some polyphenols like limes, oranges, and lemons and this was my final product – tasted good!
This week in the Made to Crave Action Plan study the topic is exercise. Exercise is not my thing. REALLY I DO NOT like to exercise. Do you?
I put on my shoes.
But I have pulled out my pedometer. This is how it looked last night when I got ready for my shower.
Today I am headed to school to sub but I should be finished by noon unless, unless someone gets sick or has to leave school and I am called to another class. But if I am finished by noon I am heading out to our school track and see if I can get this pedometer up a bit more.
I am embracing the challenges that have been given us. It is truly time to head North.
Joyful, Prayerful, Thankful quotes from Page 36 of the Made to Crave Action Plan by Lysa Terkeurst and Dr. Ski Chilton.
Daily we should be finding joy in whatever is happening in our lives. Daily we should be prayerful bringing our struggles to Him. Daily we should be thankful because it moves the heart of God.
This is only week 2 at Proverbs 31.Org in the Made to Crave Action Plan Study by Lysa TerKeurst and Dr. Ski Chilton, and it has been quite a journey. We are learning all about fiber and fish and all they do for our bodies to flight inflammation, reduce heart disease, fight depression and slow down our aging process. Dr. Ski even reminded us this week about Jesus feeding the 5,000 with fish and barley loaves. There you see it right in the Bible – fiber and fish and JESUS.
I made a big skillet of veggies and served them with grilled shrimp for dinner one evening this week with fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, and brussel sprouts cooked in olive oil, and yesterday a wonderful lunch of guacamole salad made of avocado, red onion, tomato and seasonings with black beans on a bed of lettuce, and later one of my favorite snacks – these oven roasted chocolate-flavored almonds. For dinner well it was a big pot of homemade soup with loads of veggies and all sorts of beans and a little hamburger meat. This salad was delicious and satisfying.
Today I am heading to Costco to buy some of the healthy things that we heard about on the video this week and read about in the Action Plan – lots of Omega 3s and fiber. For fish I’m buying wild-Alaskan frozen salmon, some canned pink salmon to try old-fashioned patties like my Mom used to make and more albacore canned tuna and frozen Ahi Tuna (one of my favorites) to get in my Omega 3s. I can’t wait to try out new recipes I found on Dr. Chilton’s website tonight for dinner and have already made a menu for next week because planning and Bible study is the key to healthy bodies and weight loss.
And during my planning this week I designed a little menu planning page for my meals. Feel free and enjoy for your own purposes.
Our verse of the week – one of my favorites. May He find us joyful, thankful and prayerful each and every day. One word that has really struck out to me during this week’s study is BE!
I had to choose two action verses for this study. This one touched my heart. Lysa TerKeurst told us “…if we are really going to stop circling the mountain and head north toward lasting changes, we have to empty ourselves of the lie that other people or things can ever fill our hearts to the full.” People can not fill us. Things like food, alcohol, sex, gambling or whatever your sin is, can not fill us. Only Jesus can do that!