I believe that living a truly nourished life
is about more than just food.
As I mentioned in A Natural Noel, I am refocusing on living intentional moments, embracing Deuteronomy 6:5, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
:: Strength ::
As we choose nourishing foods for our family, we are caring for the physical bodies God has given us (our “strength”), and He often blesses us with more energy and wellness to serve Him. Living in His grace, I can prepare nutritious meals with balanced priorities.
Over the next year, I would love to add more nourishing elements to our meals, including more often adding items such as: water kefir (& soda!), kombucha, dairy kefir, dehydrating sprouted/fresh foods, and maybe even some chickens of our own.
I’m also hoping to add more natural stretching/exercise times back into my routine. In years past, I have enjoyed Peggy Cappy’s “Yoga For the Rest of Us” DVDs. (This sweet lady teaches modified exercises for people of all ages/abilities, including classes in retirement homes! You don’t have to be super-flexible, and the lessons aren’t full of “spiritual” messages.)
:: Heart ::
“Heart” speaks to me of the character that God has placed within each of us; pursuing the passions He has given us for His glory. I hope to continue pursuing avenues of hospitality, delving into various creative sewing projects for our home and family, gardening (I especially love planting herbs/flowers for remedies and gift bouquets!), writing, and growing in greater intimacy with my husband.
I look forward to days of life-long learning; a passion of my heart for myself, as well as modeling it for my children.
:: Soul ::
I am excited to continue in scheduling dedicated “prayer retreat” mornings alone, as well as meeting with other women in discipleship, growing deeper with Him, as He nurtures my soul. I also pray for God’s equipping as I pursue ministry to other women in our community this coming year.
I long for God’s continued transformation in my mothering; I was so inspired to meet Sally Clarkson and to hear her speak in October. I’m currently working through her book, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, and have been so encouraged and inspired; what a great start to the year!
What is on your heart for the coming year?
Join Kimi at The Nourishing Gourmet for her Nourishing Resolutions carnival today, and link up yours!