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Go Fast Furious Faithful

to whatever God called you to.  Be all in even if you don’t believe Him for it.

Plane tooThis month I am reading Becoming by Michelle Obama. I am struck by her determination to do things. I love the story about how she fought with her great aunt over piano lessons.  Be so fired up for your cause that you are at the recital sitting on the piano bench in front of the audience before you realize you don’t know where middle C is.

As the BSF teaching leader reminded us last week, remember it is not about the achievement, it is about the journey. Be true to the journey.

The other book I read this month was Frederick Douglass Prophet of Freedom. He was another so determined in his cause that the journey was fascinating. He took the initiative to learn to read and write even though it was illegal.  He didn’t want to miss anything.

That is the way we need to be.  Be true to your journey.

When You Know Better You Do Better

Food is a lot of things to me. On this journey, I am learning something new. One of my favorite foods is tacos and I always fool around with the recipe to make them better.  I have learned to make meatless tacos and love them.  Not only that, my body loves them.

Here is the recipe.

I use Gardein Beefless Ground.

I brown it in a pan (because I southern I use bacon grease, but you really don’t need any oil to brown this)

Once it is brown, I let it sit on a paper towel to absorb the oil. I mix taco seasoning and water in the pan.

Then I pour meatless ground into the mixture. At this point, I also add fresh pico de gallo.

I let it simmer about 15 minutes so the flavors can mix. I warm tortillas in the oven.

 

Once the mixture is ready, I add it to the tortilla along with cheese and salsa.  I enjoy this more than I imagined I would.  And the thing that sold me was that I did not have heartburn like beef sometimes gives me.  All of the pleasure and none of the pain.

 


 

Walk Through That Summer Heat

This is for you. You need to hear this. Everything I have needed on this journey God has brought right on time.

Instead of sitting and worrying about my needs, I am preparing for His answers to my prayers. Instead of trying to figure something out, I am preparing for the promise He put in my heart.

Some of yall are on board while others of you are hanging out on the platform trying to see which way the wind is blowing. What I have learned is you can’t get on a train while it is moving.
Don’t let the doors shut on the opportunity in front of you. Trust the one who created it for you.

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Pack For Where You Are Going

Last SuitcasesWhen I packed my apartment the last time I moved, I knew there would be things I would not need where I was going.  Things like a sofa, TV, a bed frame were just going to be things I would need to store, so I decided they needed a new home.

I knew where I was going, I wouldn’t need those things. So I made arrangements to get rid of them.  After all, I couldn’t have those things cluttering up my new space.

Sometimes when you are making changes in your life, God gives you the opportunity to let go of some things you don’t need.  Yet He also teaches you to pack for where you ARE going.

I have learned some new things over the last six months. It has been challenging. It has been fun. It has been a process.

Over the next couple of months, I will launch a new magazine which I am excited about. I will tell you more about it over the next couple of weeks and get your input on some of the features of the magazine.  I want to share information in this project that changes your life.

In the meantime, I will be making sure to pack the things I need to make the project work. I will be sure to get rid of things that will hinder it. I will try to spend more time loving what I am doing instead of worrying about it.

Over the next couple of weeks, take a look at what you are doing. Make sure you are doing something you love. Make sure that it inspires you and drives toward your passion.  And make sure you pack all the things you need to make it successful.

Peace and Hair Grease.

 

Karen