After hours of training and hard work, my husband Matt and I have reached the point where we need your help. If you regularly read my blog, you are probably aware that we believe that God has called us to care for our bodies in a way that allows us to serve others. We call this Fit to Serve. If you are interested in learning more about this, I urge you to take a few minutes and read my post >>Here<<
Matt and I want to use the running ability that God has blessed us with to specifically serve the organization of Grace Seed. Grace Seed is a non-profit that partners with churches and schools around the world to help create maintainable enterprises and further develop education to help alleviate poverty. We have decided to partner with Grace Seed in their R.O.O.T.S. initiative to help provide Resources, Opportunities, Outcomes, Time, and Skills. To learn even more about this initiative, click >>Her...
It has been just over a week since my husband Mattie and I completed the Philadelphia half marathon. It seems so surreal. I cannot believe how quickly it went by. We trained for months and looked forward with anticipation to the day of running the actual half marathon. At many points over the summer, it seemed like the day was so far away, but once fall came and we traveled to Tennessee for Refresh summit and some family time, the days seemed to pass by so fast!
The week leading up to the race, I was struggling with the tail end of a cold and didn’t want to make it worse by continuing to push myself. So for the entire week before the race, I didn’t run and this made me feel a bit uneasy about race day, but I knew it wasn’t a make or break situation. I still kept up my cardio and some light strength training but definitely cut back and rested more then I usually would before a race. I was also more nervous about not getting to the race in time then just about anything. I actually had a d...
Looking for a delicious and healthy breakfast option that is hot and ready to eat when you wake up in the morning? Oats are a hardy grain that is high in fiber, contains antioxidants, and is a low glycemic food. It can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease.
Oats are a hardy grain that is able to withstand poor soil conditions. It is high in fiber, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, protein, copper, biotin, Vitamin B1, and zinc.
Oats are a low glycemic food that can help lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and the risk of heart disease. Oats can also enhance immune response and help stabilize blood sugar.
Oats contain beta- glucan, a type of fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels. Studies have shown that in individuals with high cholesterol, just 3 g of soluble oat fiber per day typically lowers total cholesterol by 8-23%. This may not seem like much but each 1% drop translates to a 2% decrease in the risk of developing heart disease.
Oats also contain antioxidants that help reduce cardiovascular disease. Add some Vitamin C by drinking a glass of orange juice to receive further antioxidant benefits from your oats.
Here are some different ways that you can find oats:
t can be easy to define ourselves by worldly standards and identify ourselves by the title in our name or how much we have accomplished on earth. But God calls us to be here on earth to live on mission for Him, not to define ourselves by the world we live in (John 17:14-18). We need to continually seek our identity in Christ.