The Rest is challenging, but oh so fun! How can no sugar be fun? Because it isn’t really about giving up, it is about getting something of greater value. Every year I have learned and grown as I have rested. I’ve laughed at myself and learned from fellow sojourners. I’ve been especially blessed to hear how rest has affected those who have stepped into The Rest.
When winter hits and the year-end holidays retreat like a tide gone back out to sea, I am left wanting to rest. Rest; the kind that changes weary into wonderful.
Really? Truly, I cannot believe it has been nearly a month since I began My January Rest. One more day. … More
Yes, I find humor in MJR’s process of eating up what we have and concocting odd dishes or dinners. Here are a few of this month’s good, bad, and otherwise food antics.
From 2015 (last year’s) recap: Mindlessness is the opposite of thoughtfulness. My January Rest causes me to focus, specifically, and occasionally tediously, on reprioritizing what I give my time, talent, and treasures to.
Apples always seem like a good idea when I buy them, but somehow they sit instead of being eaten. What I know from experience is that the longer I stay off sugar and the longer I stay off processed food, the more tasty the apples become. It is a type of food magic.
Are you weary and in need of rest? You might need rest if: you have more ideas than umph you … More
The ride home was interesting. Our daughter began by asking for something to eat and I said, “Yes.” She asked for a pear and I said that I didn’t have any.
Since I was diagnosed with osteoporosis last month, lots of bone-jarring, pounding the pavement is in my daily forecast regardless of the weather forecast.
So long Starbucks…at least for the month of January. Truly, parting is such sweet sorrow. I wasn’t a huge fan … More
Friday night’s storm launched a sneak attack on our part of the country. It wasn’t that we hadn’t heard that … More
Step One–add sugar. Step Two–add cream. Step Three–add coffee. Enjoy! My January Rest is done and I say hello to February … More
Today is the last official day of My January Rest. Tomorrow is a new day and new month. Coffee with … More
Today I went shopping!! Reluctantly, but I did go. I’ve only been to the grocery store once, and this was … More
January is halfway over and for that, I am sad. This My January Rest has not been as restful as … More