Sunshine in my tea mug and hope in my heart. I'm reading Kelly Minter's All Things New bible study (on 2 Corinthians) right now, and this weeks' words really ministered to my soul!
I'm not about to get preachy on you today! (Or am I? Wink.) But I felt this deep, guttural need to speak life into your life through this post. So here we go...
(psst - you can also grab the audio instead, with some commentary)
You are more than your "earthly tent."
You are! You are a precious, beautiful, and gifted soul who was put here - on earth - with a mission, a calling, and a greater purpose. Sometimes, when we focus too much on the tent, the body we've been gifted, we miss out on the ministry we could partake in.
How many times have you said I can't (out loud or in your head) over the last few days? I can't spend ten more minutes reading to my child; I'm exhausted! I can't answer that email right now; I need to clean the house. I can't meet this goal; I just don't have the means. We live in a culture obsessed with the physical. But we can be set apart from it (I promise).
There is a huge and significant difference between self care, or self nurture, and self preservation. I've spoken about it a bit in my live chats (please forgive my appearance in many of them - just another mother doing her best; and I am so okay with that!). Self care isn't obsession. It's life-giving. Self preservation comes from a poverty mindset. There isn't enough... time, money, resources, energy, etc. etc.
I'm sharing this Turmeric Latte recipe with you today, because you are so dang worthy of self care. We cannot serve from empty wells. Any of us. Not just the disease-crushers and special needs parents.
I was about to write that I'm obsessed with this drink, but that would negate the message I attempted to share above... So. I just really, really, really like this one. It's delicious, ketogenic (fat-fueling), and totally worth the five to ten minutes of prep.
Once you have your tea prepared (steeped in hot water for specified time and bad removed), you can add the ingredients as listed and whisk. It's an incredibly easy recipe to make, and a nutritionally jam-packed one that is safe for the entire family! Our Wild loves her "golden milk" just as much as her mama does.
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do!
I love sharing helpful resources! I may also make a small cut that keeps me fully caffeinated and my brain research-packed (because we can't serve from an empty well, and I really love collecting all the knowledge, understanding, and wisdom I can for both of us.) Always, I'll do my best to keep you on the right path, but I'm no doctor even though I play one at home - often - and mostly for myself. Life with CFS sure keeps things interesting! Life with you + CFS keeps things full of JOY, too.
My name is Jennifer though you might know me as The Barefoot Preacher on social media. I'm a sharer of inexhaustible joy fueled by Jesus and coffee. I love reality and books. And I'm a CFS thriver and special needs mama bear. Speaking life into really real life is kind of my favorite. (Okay, it's seriously my favorite!) I'm so honored to be on this path with you!
want the audio?
You can find it here.