Hippie Time Again

As many of you know, the whole reason I started this blog was to track my health according to my diet. I have had my ups and downs with this gluten-free diet, but overall it’s not too bad or hard. At first I wasn’t sure if it was even helping. Once I completed the Daniel fast, I went back to eating whatever. That’s when the pain began. I was never completely out of pain while on the GF diet but it was way more tolerable and not something that I constantly had on my mind. I began waking up in the middle of the night with bad joint pain in my elbows and knees. My lower back has been killing me for a few weeks now. So as the title says, it’s hippie time again! This time around I’m going to try to eat less animal products as well. My gastroenterologist told me that anima fat is bad for my colitis. Didn’t know that. Good to know now!I need to add exercise into my daily activities too. That has been said to help with fibromyalgia. 

One thing I need to be more disciplined on adding to my every day life is that quiet time with the Lord. As I write this I can imagine those that spend hours in His presence gasping, but life is busy with 3 littles, homeschooling, working part time, cleaning, cooking, laundry, home group and not to mention the aches and pains of daily living. This is not an excuse by any means. I’m just being honest. I know I’m not alone and I wish others would be as open and vulnerable so that we can encourage each other. God has been tugging at my heart to get up earlier and just sit. I seem to do good toward the beginning of the week then I start to press that snooze button even more. 

I’m so thankful that I am not the same person that I used to be, insecure, angry, bitter, etc. God has taken me a long way but I had to let Him. I had to give Him permission to speak into my heart and change me and (the key part) I had to be willing to submit and listen. This weekend there is a conference with Paul Cheetham at my church, Lafayette Vineyard. I’m excited and expecting great things! Time to stop pressing that snooze button.