This past week, God has brought a lot of really neat opportunities my way, so I thought I’d fill you guys in on the latest happenings!
First, I participated in an event called “Girls on the Run”, which is an awesome 5K run in Michigan. The objective of Girls on the Run is to educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system. How awesome is that!?! I just knew I had to partner up with them!
A few weekends ago was A BIG EVENT~ It was my best friends wedding!!! Ashley has been my best friends literally since I was born…Our mom’s were best friends, and were pregnant together, and therefore when Ashley and I were born, we did everything together as well!
Ashley moved away when we were about 7 years old to Virginia, but we never let the distance pull us apart, and we have remained the best of friends through the years!
Needless to say, I was THRILLED and blessed when I heard she was getting married, and she asked me to stand up on her special day! To make it even more special, my whole family made the trip out to watch my best friend get married! It was such a wonderful and special time to share with a lifelong friend, and to top it all off, her new husband Justin was so very sweet and wonderful, and it was obvious that God put them together!
In honor of Dashing Dish’s Two Year Anniversary, I am holding a Official Dashing Dish Protein Shake Recipe Contest! As you all know, I love my protein shakes! I’ve spent a lot of time making all kinds of variations of them and would love to hear your ideas for shake recipes! So, I thought, why not hold a recipe contest?
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been two years since I launched Dashing Dish! You guys have truly made this site what it is today! I’m so thankful for you guys and which is why I want you to be involved in some DD recipe creations, and give away one of my favorite blenders of all time!
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“Don’t Let You’re Hearts be Troubled, Trust in God & Trust Also In Me.” ~ John 14:1
We see in this scripture that Jesus was telling His disciples that He was going away, yet He was instructing them to not let their hearts be troubled, but rather to trust Him. Notice He told them NOT TO LET THEIR HEARTS BE TROUBLED.
This shows us that we have the choice to let our hearts be troubled. If we decide that we are going to truly trust Jesus, then we have to do so…Period. When troubling thoughts or situations are all around us, we must listen to Jesus’s instructions, and make the decision to stop those troubling thoughts in their tracks! You may be thinking that it’s simply impossible to have peace, because your situation is so devastating. I’ve certainly had times like this, and then God painted a picture for me in His Word that made it much easier to ‘shake off’ that discouragement that was trying to come against me.