It’s been 7 months since my last post… SEVEN! I never intended to fall off for that long, but life happened, and while it has been nothing but good things, it’s been a lot. Really hard to put into words. The year of no job was the hardest season I’ve ever gone through in my life, and while I was positive and supportive through it all, it changed me. For the good though. After my husband got a job exactly one year to the date of losing his previous job, I was so happy, relieved, overjoyed, but I was left with this overwhelming feeling of what I can only describe as PTSD. In no way, shape or form am I trying to compare my situation to a defender of our country, but that’s the only way I can describe it. I felt like I had to be positive and put up a positive front for SOOOOO long, that when it was finally over, I’m like “what now?”
Not too long after this, I followed up with my doctor about my hormones, and simply just met with her to tell her that what she gave me didn’t work and that I needed something else. BUT before I went to see her, I told God, “Hey God, I know you told me on February 7th, 2017 that you would use people to heal me, not doctors, but I’ve had enough, and this isn’t working for me. So I’m telling my doctor that I will take whatever she suggests because it’s been 2yrs now and that’s WAAAAY too long.” So I go into my doctor, tell her that what she’s given me isn’t doing it and I’m willing to take WHATEVER she wants to give me, and you know what she says? “I can’t help you.” Wow. I looked at her and said “I know you can’t, because God told me that you can’t, but I don’t know what to do anymore.” She told me that a pill isn’t going to heal me, did a few tests, told me that all of my hormone issues stem from an unhealthy liver and that my liver is unhealthy because of “anger.” Yep, she really said that. I said, “ok, and what am I supposed to do now?” She said that maybe I could talk to someone, seek counsel. I left the office, sat in my car and was like “should I cry, laugh, phone a friend? What do I do with this?” I phoned a friend, laughed and cried a little as I apologized to God for basically telling Him that His timing wasn’t good enough or in my time.
My friend (God bless you Tiffany! one of the many angels God has put in my life) led me to an incredible resource that has completely changed my life and led me to believe that EVERY SiNGLE PERSON ON EARTH should go through this “counseling session” called 21 Days to Freedom with Jimmy Evans. She also connected me with a woman who has a prayer ministry to pray for those that need delivered/healed. I have been set free from the PTSD and am still in-progress on the rest, but I can see a complete and total healing of my body and mind in sight. God has never failed me, and He will never fail me. My timing and His timing aren’t the same and thanks to Him it’s not, because I would be missing out on so many lessons along the way.
So anyways, you clicked on this to get a recipe and I just unloaded on you… but God is a good God, and don’t ever forget.
Just because summer is ending for half of the United States doesn’t mean that we have to start making pumpkin and spice everything because you have sub 70 temps…. We’re still in the 90’s y’all! So save the pumpkin for later- I’m still sweating when I step foot outta my house! So for the other half of the US, you keep wearing your white shoes, pants and shorts after Labor Day and make some coleslaw as well, because that’s what I’m doing!
This recipe is super simple. The mayo is pretty much the recipe. Below is a picture of the actual bag of slaw, which you can find at any grocery store, no need to spend all that time cutting yourself when it’s less than $2/bag. Also, the seasoning I use is from Trader Joe’s. While it’s not necessary, it’s really good and is also awesome on watermelon with some lime juice too! Watermelon recipe here.
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 Cup Light Tasting Olive Oil, or Avocado Oil
- 2 tsp Frank's Redhot
- 1 tsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Garlic Salt
- 1 tsp Mustard or Dijon
- 1 Bag of Tricks-Color Coleslaw (approx 16oz)
- Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning Blend
- Put everything into a cup and blend with an immersion blender for 30-60 seconds.
- Mix the bag of coleslaw with all of the mayo. Let it set in the refrigerator, it will shrink down.
- After an hour or so in the refrigerator, sprinkle the Chile Lime seasoning over it, as much as you want.