My friend, Karen, bakes her own whole wheat bread and it is soooo yummy! I have been secretly envious of this fact for quite a while, because it is so much healthier and it tastes so much better than store-bought bread. I kept telling myself that I just didn’t have the time to grind the wheat berries and make bread every week. I couldn’t afford the wheat mill and the top of the line mixer, either. Then, the lightbulb went on. I could work into grinding my own wheat and making my own bread. Right now, I can’t afford the mill, so I bought organic whole wheat flour to get started and I ordered the other supplies from Breadbeckers. I made homemade tortillas last night with my new flour and they were sooooooo good. I was very proud. Now, I have two loaves of bread rising for the second time. YEAH me!
My family will take some time to get used to eating healthier. I will, too. However, I think that it is important that we take care of our bodies. If I don’t take care of my body and my family to the best of my ability, then am I honoring God? I think not. I want to honor Him in everything I do-even in taking care of my home and family. Yes, I work at home and have projects and clients that demand attention, but my first priority should be taking care of my family. Here is how I am beginning. I am going to post it so that I am more accountable.
The baking bread is the first thing. It is to help my family eat healthier, so that we are in the best health possible so we can physically do what God asks us to do. This includes going on mission trips or just going visiting the lost. This is the beginning of our health changes.
My husband works very hard six days a week, usually. I have been allowing him to get the kids up, get them dressed, and get them to school while I sleep. Although this is working for me, it is not working for my husband and the older kids. My husband is stressed because they are ready to go and he isn’t (he is not a morning person). Then the husband gets ill at the kids and the kids go to school ill. I can help everyone’s day begin much better simply by getting up and helping them get ready. This is my second change to my life.
Time management is a huge issue for me. I am a procrastinator. I have set a schedule on my computer for me to work every day. This includes the days that I have Bible study, do Bible study, and our other weekly activities. I know that sometimes I will have something crop up to mess up that schedule, but I hope to stick pretty close to it.
Anyways, that is all for today. I am letting God “knead” me as I knead the bread today. He is still working on me!
Smiles and Loves! Janis
Update later in the evening: Bread turned out GREAT! I am so proud!