Smoothie Bowl & Jesus

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I look at beautiful foods and it leaves me in awe. I believe we humans were meant to appreciate these things with a childlike wonder as we gaze upon it and enjoy its benefits, rather than view these beautiful things as common and not special. We’ve lost the wonder and amazement in life and we need it back. We’re meant to enjoy and find pleasure from these precious everyday provisions.

When we do this, it all becomes too obvious that there is design behind literally everything in our natural world; food is definitely no exception. There is meaning and purpose and creativity behind food.

[Create]-ivity comes from a [Create]-or. Beauty does not come from nothing, but from something.

Someone.

Someone very special and beautiful and powerful and majestic. Someone who cares deeply and loves wildly and makes beautiful things for our eyes to behold and our bodies to value. Someone who is close and not distant but is indeed very, very personal. The One who is Lord over all the earth and the One who made these appealing and beneficial foods for humans to not only survive on, but to enjoy.

Let’s take back our wide-eyed wonder and pleasure of these things that we are so obviously meant to enjoy and not forget. There is Someone who is trying to speak to us, even through something as, in error, seemingly common as food.

He is telling us that He is very real, and that He cares. He loves, and He displays His love in these ways.
‭{Romans‬ ‭1:19-21‬} 
“That which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

I love smoothie bowls! I love taking pretty, colourful, and wholesome foods and creating a beautifully presented plate.
Here is a smoothie bowl I made with blueberry & blackberries, topped with granola, sliced bananas, chia seeds, and more blackberries! *Almost* too pretty to eat.

Honey, Greek Yogurt, and Raspberry…Oh My!

Honey is one of those beautiful foods that is literally quite a miracle – but it’s not a miracle, it’s a result of a divine Creator who intricately makes all things work together in an every-so-finely-woven ecosystem and animal kingdom.

Many take honey for granted. I mean, it’s just there, and always has been, ever since we can remember. Right?

When you look into how honey is made, it’s mind-blowing. Like I’ve stated before, Jesus Christ blows my mind, one thing at a time, but also everything around me at once, in this never-ending burst of beauty and awe. This dynamic flowing of new excitement in viewing and enjoying His glory through His creation. It’s an intense wonder all around me. Being in love with the Creator of all things is a moment-by-moment rush of full warm exciting passionate love within me, as he penetrates my inner being into the deepest corners.

Yes, I’m still talking about honey. His creation, as small and seemingly insignificant as honey, literally pushes me deeper into His love, His intimacy, and His fellowship. I love Him and loving Him magnifies everything around me, from sunsets to honey to peacocks to leaves to stars to the human heart to everything else.

When God consumes your mind, when you become obsessed with Him, when you actually fall into a deep love affair with Him, He starts to ignite in you a fire and colour and vibrancy you never knew existed. Before God, everything was just random. Nothing had meaning, purpose, or beauty because before He entered my heart, I didn’t know God and was under the impression that everything just exploded into place. Randomly and without purpose, everything exploded into all this existence we human beings call life. All the unending beauty and craftsmanship we see around us I didn’t think was divinely designed, but formed through nothing and with no meaning. So I never really appreciated anything. Now that I know God, everything is lit up because I realize he purposefully and lovingly created everything like the beautiful artist that He is. It’s wonderful!

Here’s a little excerpt I took from honey.com just to reiterate the miracle in how honey is produced.

Honey gets its start as flower nectar, which is collected by bees, naturally broken down into simple sugars and stored in honeycombs. The unique design of the honeycomb, coupled with constant fanning by the bees’ wings, causes evaporation to take place, creating the thick, sweet liquid we know as honey.

It’s glorious, because it was designed by a glorious Creator.

Here’s a little delicious snack I made one morning.

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Fresh raspberries, full-fat greek yogurt, and of course…raw honey! Yumminess in a bowl.