1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
I really believe our success ties back to our commitment to encourage and support one another. When we realize that our choices don't only impact us but actually everyone connected to us, we are more likely to bear the consequences out and weigh our choices. Reaching out to someone who can support you, physically, emotionally and spiritually requires a certain vulnerability and a level of trust. Are we making ourselves trustworthy, so that when we support someone or encourage someone or even correct someone we are doing it out of love AND at the same time being a role model?
Exercise your 'help another' muscle. It strengthens the whole body!
Gwen S. - THANK YOU for having a spirit of responsibility for your sister! Am I my brother's keeper? YES, YES, YES! I love you for your heart. Can't wait to get you STARTED!!
Kaylah S. -My 1st TEEN 'Eden-er'...Already losing them pants!! DANG less than a week and you need a shopping trip? Way to commit! Auntie is SOOOOO proud of you baby!!!
Jennifer - THANK YOU for the fabulous field trip idea! Charlotte folks - stay tuned for the Back to Eden goes back to Nature hiking trip! Jennifer is working out the details and we're gonna take it to the great outdoors!!! Way to work it out sista!!
Since you probably have some leftover squash if you made yesterday's recipe, here's a 'cool' way to satisfy your sweet tooth!!
Peach-Squash Smoothie (can be frozen and eaten as 'ice cream' if you like)
1/2 c frozen peaches
1/2 c Squash (cooked using the Roasted Squash recipe from yesterday)
1/2 - 1oz Rice milk vanilla
1/4 c ice
1/2 tsp vanilla
Cinnamon/nutmeg to taste
2-3 packets sweetner to taste
Optional - 2oz egg whites (use egg beater whites to assure proper pasteurization) for meals that also require a protein
Combine ingredients in blender. Pour and ENJOY! or 'freeze' for an additional 30mins to 1hr and EAT like ice cream - YUMMY!!
PS - YOU DON'T REALLY TASTE THE SQUASH, IT JUST THICKENS THE SMOOTHIE AND PROVIDES THE CREAMINESS!! Dang - try something new why don't ya!!
Exchange counts as - 1 Fruit - A, 1 Carb - A and if the egg whites are added - 1 - Protein - A
Get adventurous and change up the fruits or the carbs or even add spinach (Don't make that face! - you don't even taste it, but it does make it 'ugly' green looking - LOL)
Lord, cover all of my sisters and brothers with your love. Help us to reach out to you in our efforts and to reach out to each other, both to lift up AND to lean on each other. Help us to be corporate in our efforts and bless us as we continue this journey in wholeness.
In Jesus' name. Amen!