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"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness wason the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters." Genesis 1:1-2
He took nothing and formed something. The earth, with it's deserts and mountains, with it's valleys and streams, with it's magnificent oceans and beautiful rain forests......all of it created. Created from nothing. Created by a mighty and powerful Creator.

If He could create such beauty, just think what He is capable of creating in me. I am nothing but He created me. He created me for something much better, much bigger than nothing. I grasp on to this, holding tight, on days when I am drowning in the seemingly mundane tasks of everyday life. 

I cling tight to the hope that He is using me even in the simple tasks of folding laundry and preparing meals, sweeping the floor and dusting the furniture. He strengthens me each day to clothe my family, to give nou…

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

The other day I stumbled across a recipe at Gwen's Nest for a Thin Mint Chocolate Milkshake. This recipe sounded like just the thing to curb my craving for sweet and was "plan-approved". Except I was out of cottage cheese (I know. Weird. But cottage cheese makes shakes extra creamy delicious. I'm not lying.), I didn't have any peppermint extract or a dark chocolate bar. Time to experiment!

I used peppermint essential oil instead (word of warning: when using essential oil you only need a couple of drops!!) and subbed my Special Dark Cocoa for the chocolate bar. I had to double the recipe after I found out that I had made my shake a bit too "minty". This extra would come in later for my mint chocolate ice cream!


1 c. Almond Milk (unsweetened)
6 ice cubes
1 scoop Vanilla Whey Protein Powder
1 T. Special Dark Cocoa powder
Peppermint Essential Oil (to taste)
1/8 t. glucomannan
1/4 t. liquid stevia + 1T. truvia

Blend it all up in the …