Here’s what I’m la la loving this week . . .
This kitchen. Truth is, I’ve been loving it for quite some time and just happened upon a new photo of it. I’m not usually one for colors in the kitchen, but I adore the combination of the green and baby blue. The green modern base cabinets with the white antique glass cabinet above, adorning like heirloom earrings, is just stunning. The kitchen (and entire apartment, which you can view here, is designed by Berlin architecture and design firm Gisbert Pöppler.
I’ve been eating part-time Paleo. I know. I know. At this point, I’m looking at it like a warm-up. Getting acquainted with new recipes and how things work. And anyway, while I haven’t cut out all of the culprits, I’ve been eating more nutritious on a whole.
This zucchini Noodle and baby potato salad with dill pesto and roasted red onions recipe looks really good.
OK, I saw this personalized handwriting bracelet some time ago and thought it was the coolest. I thought you might think so too. I would love to wear my grandma’s writing on my wrist.
Speaking of my grandma . . .
A few years ago, she told me that “God is the easiest person to please.” I wasn’t even sure what to do with those words at the time. But words are seeds and those seven little words took root.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to please people. I tried it with God, daily. And guess what it doesn’t work. People may or may not be pleased with you (depending on if you are giving them what they want), you won’t be pleased with yourself because you are chasing after approval, and God isn’t pleased with you more on a good day than a bad.
I had no idea that the words my grandma had given me, were actually in the Bible, but as I journeyed through great change and writing my book (in which I talk more about people pleasing/perfectionism) I came across this passage which has been life-changing for me:
“When someone turns to you, they discover how easy you are to please–so faithful and true.”
Ps. 25:8 TPT
I still revert to my people-pleasing ways, but fully aware, now, that God is not pleased with me because of what I do or do not do. He is pleased with me because I am His. And when he sees me, He sees Jesus.
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This pretty planter. I’m loving everything over at Pop and Scott.
I also want to recommend this article entitled “The Midlife Unraveling” by Brené Brown. The basis is that “Midlife is not a crisis. Midlife is an unraveling.” It gave language to much of what I feel like I’ve been journeying through. In fact, I can’t wait to sit down and read it again and really process the process of unraveling, of surrender, of not fighting what is to be done in us. I hope you enjoy it and it speaks to you as much as it did to me.
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Anything, in particular, you are loving this week?
I’d love to know!
Commented on June 13th, 2018 at 4:16pm
This week I am loving my front porch! For various reasons over the past 2-3 years I’ve not had the physical energy or wherewithal to deal with my porch. And then the grandchildren came and made it their play area. By this spring I didn’t even feel like it belonged to me. As much as I love their chalk drawings and scrap wood creations, I have been hungry for beauty and didn’t even know it. My entire yard has been devoid of lovely blooming things for years due to an unhandy helper. I know I was whining in my soul, when I’m sure the Holy Spirit brushed against my thoughts. “You do it. You make it beautiful. Everything you need to create a beautiful life is available to you. But you must do it.” Yes! Why didn’t I think of that? How easily I can slip into poverty of spirit!
And so on the advice of the All Wise One, I have planted up flower pots! That may not seem like a big deal, but it’s been a long time and my earthly frame doesn’t cooperate well with some physical tasks anymore. (I’m grinning as I write this). Sweaty, dig-down dirty, aching, satisfying and holy. Oh, now there’s more I would like to do, of course! But I’ve started. I’m loving it!
Thanks for asking! <3