Call on Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you,
and you will honor me. – Psalm 50:15
“Call me, and we’ll do lunch.”
“Call me when you have a minute to talk.”
“Call me if there’s anything you need.”
How often is it that we say these words to a family member, a friend, or have heard these words ourselves?
“Call me.” Two little words that we offer up quickly, almost without significance. Words that have become so commonplace in our language that we barely give them a second thought.
But when God tells us to call upon Him, He means it. God means for us to call out His name. He longs for us to lean in closer and tell Him our troubles, to bend his ear. Scripture tells us that God stands ready to deliver us from our troubles or at least deliver us through them safely.
If you’ve visited my website over the past six months, you might have noticed that things have looked kind of wonky until recently.
The problem was the result of what happened during a planned website migration to a new website host.
As a Christian, I’ve known from a very young age that God listens to us when we call upon Him. He has shown that He does listen to my troubles many times. Still, even in knowing that all I need to do is call upon God in times of trouble. Sometimes I forget, thinking that I can fix things all on my own.
Everyone has difficult years –
For our family and me from mid-year 2018 through 2019, our faith has been tested through several challenges and tragic events both in our immediate and extended families.
Without disclosing the details of all that has happened, I believe in my heart of hearts that everything does happen for a reason, and I’m convinced that what took place with my website was only part of Gods plan to pull me closer to Him, our family, and my purpose.
The Bible tells us that as far as God is concerned, we are all His children. He loves us, and he wants to help us any way that he can. And, while he doesn’t always choose to fix things in the blink of an eye, or the snap of His fingers, we can be assured that He will see us through our troubles to the other side by a smoother path than what we would travel without Him. He’s waiting to help us. All we have to do is call.
The problems with my website, although insignificant to anything else that’s happened over the past year and a half, was the proverbial stick that broke the camel’s back. It spiraled me into a whole range of questions and emotions from anger and frustration, to the fear of moving forward.
And then, I prayed.
I called on God, praying for the return of the feeling of joy in the lives of others in my family and a renewed joy in life for myself. I prayed for our family’s strength to make it through our troubles. I prayed for strength and for God to reveal a path forward. I prayed for God to shine His light on the purpose he has for me. And, as my prayers unfolded, the more I called upon God for His help in my troubles, I found amazing renewed energy and new confidence in how to move forward past all my troubles.
I’m Proud to Announce that G-Free Deliciously is Finally Back!
It’s back with a renewed energy and a purpose better than I’d ever dreamed possible. Just one week short of my six-month goal of being caught up to where I remember my site as it was before that fateful afternoon on July 24, 2019, my site is now back!
Through it all, I’ve taken this opportunity to update and polish how everything looks and I have added some new awesome features.
You can now become a VIP Site Member of the G-Free Deliciously website, and it’s absolutely FREE!
When you become a site member and login, you’re now able to add bookmarks to your favorite site pages. Save your favorite recipes (and ingredients!) where you can easily find them in your account. You can also save groups of recipes into your own collections and then generate a shopping list for them. Your account can be used for collecting all your favorites, meal planning, and much more! Allowing you easy access to everything saved from multiple devices.
Be sure to take a look at the new resource page the Books I Love. I hope you’ll enjoy the titles I share that has changed my life in one way or another.
Another new addition is the Affiliate Directory. I’ve wanted to offer the readers of G-Free Deliciously a place to shop and link to the products and companies that I’ve grown to love. Carefully curated companies offering 100-percent safe gluten-free products. Partners who’ve agreed to work with G-Free Deliciously and join our family of trusted affiliates! My hope for the Affiliate Directory is that it will grow into a trusted resource you’ll love too!
When you become a member of our Tribe, by subscribing to our email list, you’ll soon begin receiving exclusive offers and unique opportunities from the list of companies in our Affiliate Directory. As a dynamic area, the suggestions and products will always be updating. Stick with me and come back often to see the updates and recommendations that will show up on this page.
In the weeks and months to come, I’ve got several exciting new additions on the way. I’m super anxious and excited to bring you the latest blog articles and features to inspire you to live healthy from the inside out.
Topic: Monday Motivation
After praying about the many facets of G-Free Deliciously and asking for God’s guidance in what to spend my time and energy on, the Lord spoke to my heart, encouraging me to share my faith and His love through some of my writings, contemplations, and thoughts from my journals from over the years.
I’m so excited to offer these thoughts, prayers, and devotions to help inspire your daily Christian life on this new page called Monday Motivation.
In the Prayers & Promises posts, I hope to feature and share not only my handful of stories and testimonies, but also the stories and testimonies about people and families that have overcome their gluten-related health battles. Learn what stopped them from enjoying their full life, what moved them beyond limiting beliefs, and how faith in God helped them gain confidence and freedom to regain their health and their life!
Currently, I have a handful of selected testimonies that I would love to share, but I would more so love to hear YOUR story! If God has touched your life in the area of health-related issues due to celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or gut and digestion issues, or how He has given you guidance and strength to live a healthy lifestyle for you and your family, then I would love to hear it!
If you have a story that would encourage others, I ask that you prayerfully consider sharing. You can email me at [email protected], and I will send you more details.
Please note that your testimonies don’t need to relate to G-Free Deliciously. The focus for Monday Motivation Prayers & Promises is about how God has helped you overcome the challenges of gluten and gut-related health battles.
Later this Spring, site subscribers will have access to a new series called Monday Motivation Devotionals. My hope is that they will appear weekly. The devotional readings will help you experience an intimate connection to the heavenly Father with a brief thought, questions designed to get you thinking, scripture, and prayer. My goal is for readers to enhance their spiritual journey through the contemporary stories shared and come to know how deeply and tenderly God loves and cares for each of us.
Please know that these stories, thoughts, prayers, and devotions are in no way meant to pump up or bring praise to myself, my business, or G-Free Deliciously, they are simply a way to encourage and empower others to give glory to God!
Wellness Wednesday (Coming Soon)
Site subscribers will also find a new Wellness Wednesday page where you’ll find links to my new video chat schedule beginning later this year, video playbacks to recorded and live segments, and links for downloading wellness goodies each month.
My Invitation To You
Before I close, I invite you to join with me in praising the name of Jesus and share how He has called you to overcome what it is that you’ve faced with His help. Join me in using your stories to encourage and inspire others in spiritual and physical health. I believe that in doing this, sharing our powerful testimonies, that great and mighty things will happen in this world and all around us. The Bible tells us to share what He has done. To exalt His name by singing songs of praise “Sing to the Lord. For he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world.” (Isaiah 12:5)
As a final note, please know that I genuinely appreciate it when you share the posts, recipes, and emails from G-Free Deliciously with your family, friends, and others. Thanks so much for sticking with me and spreading the humble messages.
Many thanks to everyone who continues to lift me in their prayers and for daily encouragement. I appreciate all my subscribers, family, friends, and others who have been here for me, called and checked on my family and me since the beginning, and continue to offer support for the path I’ve chosen. You know who you are.
God Bless You!
Take a peek at the ♥ behind
Being creative, cooking, fresh veggies, the violin, decorating for holidays, sewing, hand-quilting, cowgirl boots, country music, fresh herbs in pots, blowing dandelions to the wind, walking barefoot in the grass, hanging out with eclectic interesting people, reading, writing, warm lazy summer days, and yoga!
Gluten, cilantro, mixed vegetables (the frozen kind I grew up with), negativism, rudeness, narcissism, overstaying a welcome,
not helping out, liars, promiscuity, cockiness, know-it-alls, being overly-dramatic, goal-less-ness, poor hygiene, chauvinism, lacking a sense of humor, excessive competitiveness, Laziness, horrifying spellers, people-bashing, criticism and mockery of others and their beliefs, flakiness (because flaky people are really unappealing), more swagger than substance, people who constantly manage others (those folks who think they have all the answers…)
Lambrusco, my iPad, popcorn suppers, dark chocolate, cookbooks, Almond-Rocca, historical romances, sun-bathing, weekend coffee with a good book in bed, PBS cooking shows, romantic comedies, cozy sweaters, fuzzy socks, and fragrant bubble baths with soft music and wine…
Say please and thank you, LAUGH, Pray often, ENCOURAGE others, Be KIND, HONEST, HAPPY, Keep your PROMISES, Be GRATEFUL, Wash your hands, FORGIVE yourself and others, LISTEN, Have FAITH, Be CONFIDENT, Honor your parents, CHERISH your children and grandchildren, TREASURE your family, ABIDE in GOD’s love, Be POLITE, Guard your HEART, SEEK your purpose, FEED your mind, body and soul, Be HOPEFUL, Resist temptation, Lay your burdens down, TRUST your gut, CONNECT with nature, Know that GOD made you perfect just the way you are, SERVE others, LIVE to love, Be COURAGEOUS, Shine bright, OPEN your mind, RESPECT differences, HONOR your inner hunger, SING loud, Be PROUD of who you are, Practice PATIENCE, Never give up, WEATHER the storms of life, Say I love you, LOVE one another
- I’ve traveled to 32 states in the USA where I’ve enjoyed the food, history, people and the local culture while visiting.
- Among the states, I’ve lived in are Arizona, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
- My favorite island is Maui.
- I’ve also been to Canada and Mexico.
- I rode horses as a kid, and barrel-raced.
- I broke my neck when I was 18 and went to senior prom in a neck brace.
- As a little girl, I grew up living next door to my grandma and grandpa on a small lake in rural southern Michigan.
- The first thing I learned to cook was pancakes.
- The craziest thing I ever made was mint-flavored green cupcakes when I was 13. My family didn’t like them much…