Scripture Sunday: Patience

Confession time. I’m not always super patient. But I try to be, more and more! Because slowing down to take it all in is awesome. And because there’s more to come and I want to see!!!! (Hahaha, see, patience.)

And also, sometimes, life is what happens while you’re in between the “big stuff.” After hourglassall, it’s in the small things that tend to make us most content.

That morning cuddle or a text from your BFF, these are the things that make my heart so happy. I do find I have to be patient in the waiting.

Living far away from friends and family is hard sometimes, and we’re definitely missing our people. More and more, we find ourselves wondering what they’re doing and wanting to be a part of their lives more. Are you patient during the “in between time?”

This obviously requires patience. Being home is a feeling like no other. It’s a feeling of contentment and having a sense of peace come over you. So great.

Nick and I feel this in new places, too, and are being patient with ourselves. We are taking our time in order to explore, travel, and pick our “final destination,” or a place to park for a while=)

I love verse this for so many reasons. Life is ours for the living and this isn’t the end of our story. Are you being patient with yourself?

I was just saying the other day, how there have been several instances in my life, that I Cross-Imageknew would come out they way they did. Like 100%, not a doubt in my mind, that they would happen. Have you ever had this feeling, so strong you just knew what the outcome would be?

That feeling is second best next to being home. I cannot even say how truly fulfilling it is to feel that “right place, right time” feeling of knowing. Thanks for the memo, God.

And for all the other happenings, I believe they will happen when they’re meant to. I know it’s cliche but I always thought that if things should happen, they would.

So, this is my favorite way to be patient. Having faith. Everything will happen according to His plan, so you just have to be patient and enjoy the ride.

Happy Sunday! XOXO


There’s a book I read, one of my favorites, that helps you (women specifically) to be strong and be brave. Have you read it yet? Here’s the link, so check it out and let me know what you think of this new column!

Have a great day!

New Layout and More Categories, Come Check it Out!

I’m so excited for you to see and visit the new! The layout is sleeker and sharper and the navigation is smoother. It’s pretty great.

There are new sections for easy to find recipes and more natural content, too. You can still find the best of the old stuff, but the new stuff? You’re going to love it.


New Layout

The original look of was my first stab at a blog and website. I will remember it fondly but I’ve really wanted to redo and update it. And it’s here!

The white and blue really sharpens its look and brings a new energy to the page. It feels great to me! What do you think? Do you love the new layout?

New Navigation

With so many different recipes, I wanted an easy way to have every recipe you wanted right away. In addition to the simplistic breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I’ve added dairy-free, gluten-free, Paleo, and Vegan sections.IMG_20171007_110349 (1)

There are also vegetables, fruits, and meat selections to choose from. As always, everything on is soy-free and healthy yet indulgent. Anything I left out you want to see? Let me know in the comments!

New Categories

So many of my recipes are “diet specific” and, as such, I added more categories for easy ea8da8da97a6a4026e42fa4716b6dc5baccess! I also added in some non-food new categories.

For the food, you can find sections for dairy-free, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free, and more generally, fruits, vegetables and meats. Along the right side bar you’ll see every category.

Beyond food, there is now a section for everything essential oils and “What I’m Reading.”

Last but certainly not least, I added a section for “Scripture of the Week.” My faith is the strongest it’s ever been and I want to share things I love and why I love them.

So, that’s that! I know you will love the new sections that I’ve added and that everything is easier to find! Is there anything else you want to see on I can’t wait to hear how you feel about the new site!

Happy Tuesday!