Faith Fitness and Laughter

Seasons

Good Morning my friends Smile    For some awesome reason I was asleep by 9:30 last night and woke right up at 4:45 this morning.  I would have loved to have slept until 5:30 or so, but my body wouldn’t let me dot that.  Sometimes you just got to get up!

So I’m up.

 

About to do my workout and get some breakfast in me. 

 

In the midst of this awesome summer, I have been thinking about seasons lately.  Not the kind of seasons that come with hot, humid weather.  Or, beautiful one of a kind snow flakes.  Or even orange and red leaves that fall.  I am talking about seasons of life.  We have them.  There is a time for everything and going through a season in your life is one of them, but they are all not bad.  They can actually be beautiful.

 

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Seasons can dictate what we eat, how we dress, what our focus is on, our moods, and what activities we partake in. 

 

Just like the four seasons that we have; Winter, Summer, Spring and Fall.  We go through similar types of seasons.

 

What do you associate Winter with?  Cold, dark days, the need to curl up into bed with a good book and sometimes just be.

What about Spring?  Things start to bloom and there is newness.  There is a desire to cultivate and grow.  A desire to do something new!

Summer?  Things come to life in the sun.  There is movement and a bigger desire to get out and do things.  And to continue to grow.  There is also a desire to be still, to pause and reflect so to speak.  To relax and enjoy your surroundings.

Fall/Autumn?    What do you think of during the Fall months?  Harvest.  This season can be filled with anticipation, thanksgiving, celebration. It’s a time for both beginning and endings.  Being diligent in the other seasons can also have an effect on what you reap in this season.  

 

I have been thinking about what season that I am in right now.  Yes, it’s Summer, but am I in a desire to want to grow?  I would like to think so, but I’m still a bit unsure.  I have a sense of restlessness about me and I am not sure if it’s the desire to grow or a desire to forget. 

This blog for instance.  I love the blogging world and what it’s brought into my life, including the people.  But, it’s also brought on some negative things.  Things that I have always struggled with seem to be bigger.  Insecurities, fear, image, guilt, the need to please.  I’m not saying that my blog has caused this, but it’s a big part of it. 

I really hope that I’m not alone in that.

 

So, I am trying to figure out what season I am in.  I want to embrace the season that I am in because I know that no matter which one, it will be beautiful because our seasons prepare us for something bigger and greater. 

 

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What season do you think that you are in right now?

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Bake With Me Tuesday!

 

Snickerdoodle-like Cinnamon and White Chip Cookies:

 

 

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  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup  light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour (I used organic)
  • 3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix (dry)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1 cup white chips

 

 

Directions:

 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugars in mixer for about 2 minutes
  3. Combine egg and vanilla
  4. Slowly add flour, salt, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and vanilla pudding mix
  5. add both cinnamon and white cups until just combined
  6. scoop out about two inches apart onto cookies sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes

 

Enjoy!!

 

Original recipe from the Picky Palate

 

 

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These cookies were so so good!  The perfect amount of cinnamon!

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