Wednesday, February 27, 2013

update - Paul's back

Tomorrow Paul has an evaluation on his back to determine if he is able to go back to work. He has been in a lot of pain lately. Please keep us in your prayers. We are at peace, but this is still difficult season in our lives.
As you can imagine, he is quite eager to generate some income. We need much wisdom for our future!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday, a clean slate

Copied from my Facebook Timeline, date as shown - I re-activated my FB account this month.

I love Monday! It's a clean slate and a new week! Last weeks' mistakes are behind me and there's nothing but potential ahead of me!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

This is Real Love

Saw this video on MamaHen's blog. You gotta watch this! (Get your tissues ready first.)
Happy Valentine's day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Public again

A big apology to my family and friends who have been unable to access my blog! I did not know that so many people (my mother included!) were unable to access the blog while it was private. Please know that it was unintentional to leave my real life friends and family out of the loop!

It will be easier for everyone to just keep the blog public. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Gluten Free Baking

We have been gluten free for a week and one day. To the best of my knowledge we have not consumed any gluten (except trace amounts here, there, and everywhere.) I was not planning to introduce baking, because 1) we are trying to cut back (strictly limit) carbs and starches; and 2) have you eaten gluten free breads?! (keep reading!)

But, as I was looking through a plethora of GF cookbooks, I found one lady who actually had some good ideas about cooking and baking. And, this morning I made GF biscuits for breakfast. And they were delicious! I am so very impressed. I will definitely be buying the cookbook The Healthy Gluten-Free Life on of these days! And, from what I have seen and sampled so far I highly recommend that you buy it for any GF family or friends! (The cookbook is gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and sometimes nut-free.)

Yes, GF baking does require a million ingredients compared to cooking with whole wheat flour, but I think I will get used to it. The price tag on the flours is a little insane (Bob's Red Mill certainly has the monopoly corner on the market.) I plan to put in an order with my UNFI coop soon to buy my flours in bulk. I imagine that will be a grocery bill with some serious sticker shock. But, health is NOT a luxury! This diet is for our health! I want to be able to function and live!

Onto other topics - If you have been with me since I started blogging in 2008 then you know that I have been battling with hypothyroidism since I was a young girl. In March 2008 I heard about natural dessicated thyroid for the first time. And, on March 26, 2008, I blogged about a website called Stop The Thyroid Madness which rocked my world.

Since that time I have been all over the map with my thyroid health. But even when my labwork said I was "normal," I was weak, tired, suffering, disabled, etc. I prayed for years about a doctor who would work with me and try Armour dessicated thyroid medication. Well, as it turns out, my new doctor is the answer to 4 years of prayer! He actually recommended the Stop the Thyroid madness website and book to me! Sometimes I do not at all understand God's ways! But, rather than trying to figure out why God waited 4 years, I will focus on thanking Him now for this Divine Intervention.

But, I have a prayer request y'all. My doctor is openly un-Christian. I think - NO, I KNOW that God has sent me to this doctor just as much as He sent the doctor to me. This doctor's need is far greater than my own. And, I want to witness to him. I plan to witness to Him. Please be praying for me as I look for the perfect opportunity to speak for the Lord. Pray that the Holy Spirit will alert me to the right time and give me the right words.