4.12.2013

When blogging gets added to a list of stuff I don't want to do

99% of the time blogging feels like an escape, an outlet, a piece of the world that belongs to no one else but me.

The other 1% of the time it feels like just one more thing to add to the list of things I have to do that is already more than a mile long. <<<That has been the case for some time now.

But today - it needs to be that safe space for me to breathe

Right now, life is definitely hectic, but deep down I know that all of the things I am stressing over are positive things that will make my life better and more fulfilling, but are just scary to go through at the moment.

All good things in life are worth working for and that is what I have to remind myself everyday, because oddly enough it applies to every aspect of my life right now.

For someone who plans things for a living, I have to also remind myself that life isn't on my terms and, even though I like to think I am, I am not in control. God has plans for Ford and I and I have to stop thinking they are my plans.

Hindsight is 20/20 and it is easy to look back at a confusing and difficult time and say, "Now I understand why that didn't work out like I planned." But in the moment, it is much easier to feel like nothing works for you or that your prayers aren't being answered.

{One of my favorite quotes: If God answers your prayer, he is increasing your faith. If He delays, He is increasing you patience. If He doesn't answer, He has something better for you...}


Sometimes it's hard to slow down and remember that, so tonight, this planner is going to slow down. She is taking a deep breathe. She is letting it all go, because it is crushing to deal with it all alone. 

I am blessed beyond belief that my stresses are those that will bring joy to future and not those that bring pain to my daily life. 

So happy Friday and thanks for sticking with me even when there is nothing new to read :) I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and remember


If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans...

-Lindsey Nicole

4.04.2013

Healthy! Crockpot Bourbon Chicken






Note: I absolutely, positively HATE cooking with chicken thighs. They give me the heeby jeebies - I guess I am more of a breast woman.

Another note: Because I use breasts, I chose to cook it on the stove so it wouldn't dry out. That, and I was being lazy and didn't want to come home at lunch and do the whole crock pot thing.

- Lindsey Nicole