Souly His is where my heart is. It is about me, and my journey to discover where He wants me to be. Here I will share devotions that touch me, ideas that inspire me, studies that enlighten me, and everything else between here and there...where ever there is. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Food Delights

Ok, admittedly today’s post is not the most spiritual of all posts, unless you think of food in a spiritual, or dare I say, heavenly way.

Last week at the health food store, while looking for my extra virgin coconut oil, I found raw coconut butter and couldn’t resist the buy. I love coconut and figured I would could think of something to do with it. While Google’ing ways to use this new confection, I happened upon Chocolate Covered Katie and this post “Use #1,000 for Coconut Butter.” Reality is, she loves it as much as I have discovered I do, and her 1000 ways are pretty much to top anything with it and make it taste better :) I'm certain if the Isrealites would have had this to top their mana with they wouldn't have had to beg God for other things to eat (ok, maybe not, but it's a consideration).

My first discovery (after eating it right out of the jar that is) inspired by CCK’s numerous ways to eat oatmeal, was to top oatmeal with it, then sprinkle it with cocoa powder, turbinado sugar and top it all with coconut milk. I was in heaven and couldn’t wait for breakfast the next day.

So, why am I telling you all this? Am I now going to start writing about recipes and new healthy food discoveries? Or did I just feel an overwhelming urge to share with you the wonders of Artisana Coconut butter? Well, while I think everyone should try some of this amazing product (coconut is SO good for you), the real reason is CCK’s give away today. A jar of this amazing stuff, plus a bunch of samples of some other good stuff :)

So, if you’ve never visited my blog before, or if today’s post isn’t quite what you were looking for, I invite you to go to some of my older posts where I talk about things like God and sin and relationships (not necessarily in that order).

"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." (Psalm 37:4). I hope I win!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Start Over

This is totally borrowed, but worth sharing...


If you've started out in pursuit of your goal
And you've really tried with your heart and your soul,
but somehow things got out of control---

When you've tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you didn't do good---

When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray---

When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through---

When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---

When you've told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it's up to you---

When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit
That's not the time for you to quit---

When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---

To start again means a victory's been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So don't just sit there---

~Author Unknown~

Forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. ~ Philippians 13:3b (NKJV)