Family {Focus}

I haven’t seen my parents since Christmas.  I will have the joy of having them come visit with us for the night.  They will join us for Mass tomorrow.  We will enjoy some amazing last memories in this amazing Amarillo home.  This home that has held gatherings, sleep overs, and fellowship of family and friends for over 10 years!

This is what we were made for: CommunityCOMMUNION!

I will take in today with great focus, with great care, with great love!  

Have you ever thought about TIME and FAMILY!?

We can buy so many things….we can earn so many things….we can increase so many things…..BUT TIME IS NOT ONE OF THEM!

We get only 24 hours in a day.  We can’t buy more, earn more, gain more.

Time is the one area in our life we MUST be mindful.

So the question is do we waste our time or use it wisely!?

How much time do you spend on social media versus time face to face with a friend or family?

How much sleep do you give yourself versus getting “one more thing” done?

How much time do you spend in front of the computer or TV versus playing games or going for walks with your kiddos?

Sit with this….pray about it…journal about it….share/connect with me about it!

Many hugs and blessings my dear followers…family…friends…

~Kelly 🙂

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick

 

 

 

Friday {Family}

Yesterday’s repost had me thinking…

Friday’s…family….first!


  It’s the first Friday of the month.  My daughter and I join another family where we do service to connect with home bound people to bring them groceries as well as bringing them human contact….connection!

Who are you going to connect with today that isn’t on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, any social media?!  But instead face to face.  

Let’s be each other’s accountability partners in this mission to start connecting more face to face  with others. 

So let’s oil up, pick up the phone, and go grab some tea in this Family First {face to face} Friday!

How are you going to spend your Friday? Family? Face to face? Or Facebook?

Sit with this….pray about this….write about this….share and connect with me below!

Many hugs and blessings dear followers…family….friends….

~Kelly 😘

http://www.mydoterra.com/kellyfrick 

Time to Love on Tuesday

We all get so pressed and bothered about time.
We don’t have enough time for this or that.
We spend too much time doing this or that.

What I have been really learning this last year with this amazing health journey is what do I want to truly spend my time on?

Time is the ONLY thing in life we don’t get back.  We can’t make more of it.

I’ve been realizing for how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE writing and blogging…..I am starting to spend too much of my time on it.  It started out as I was going to spend only 15-30 minutes in the morning on it….keeping it simple and just blogging my immediate thoughts  It was to be a place for keeping myself accountable for many different things in life and with my 2016 goals.  But then I started spending time adding this or that….reading a bit more on something to share in it….. time adding the pictures…. time to possibly add links….time to post it all to Facebook….google plus….pinterest…..

Thus the question is: Am I spending time that I shouldn’t be spending?

I know my time here is good for me. And I hear from others how they enjoy it.  BUT I have to reflect: Is the time that I’m spreading ripples outside of my home nurturing ripples within my home?  Is it being spent where I should be spending it? Is it the best choice of my time?  Is it the best way I can share and spread my love for all!?

Am I utilizing my early morning hours to be the best of my abilities?  After all if I have lessons to figure out with some research and prep needed should I be spending that hour after my prayer time on the computer blogging or getting the lesson ready?  Is my blogging a distraction and then a frustration because our lessons weren’t as fulfilling as they could or should have been?  Has it given me the excuse to let my daughter sleep a bit later thus not giving her and I near as much time to just enjoy breathing side by side and read?  Walk?  Garden?  All the things that are SOOO life giving….and face to face! HUMAN CONTACT!

Should I be spending it on emails and Facebook or figuring out some household goals that need to be researched?

Am I allowing my love for writing and research to take more time than it should therefore only nurturing really my love…my desires but not doing what is the better love…the agape love….toward my family, toward my responsibilities…..?!

Isn’t there a time and place for everything?  Yes God gives us gifts and talents to use, He inspires us to take action.  BUT I don’t think He intends for us to do it all at once.  Sometimes He needs us to sit with a desire, a goal, for a bit to let it grow and grow within us so that once it is ready to bloom it will bloom like a firework!

Maybe my desire to share so much in one place is well TOO MUCH…..too much time being taken away from where GOD desires me to spend my time.  This is not to say that the time spent here isn’t something HE wants from me.  But maybe just learning the discipline of getting up in the morning and adding another type of focus in the morning outside of my morning prayers and workout was what He wanted me to learn and listen to?  Maybe the discipline of knowing if I can set aside an hour to blog, write, research, and FB then I can use that same time to do research and develop programs and stuff that I need to take care of for my daughter, family, for GOD……

Maybe this has all taught me that I need to still share but maybe it just needs to be a quick “Hello Good Morning….REMEMBER GOD LOVES YOU TODAY!”…..AND THEN SIGN OFF!!!  Maybe it just needs to be a picture of something amazing that inspires me.

The question could be asked why not just do the quick simple short stuff on FB?  My thoughts are well what if a person isn’t on FB and don’t have the opportunity to read this blog.  Then I step back and think….but who do I write this for?  If I am thinking of all who I can reach then am I thinking of myself and ego or is it truly pure in the thoughts that I don’t want to miss the opportunity of reaching the person it was meant to reach?!

So many thoughts….so much time…..so much love to think about….

Today I step back…..I add nothing more….I keep it simple to reflect on my TIME….TAKING THE TIME TO TRULY LOVE….FACE TO FACE…..THOSE IN MY LIFE THAT ARE SO DEAR AND IMPORTANT TO ME!  I take the time to interact in the way GOD intends us to interact with human contact!

God’s love and our ripples of love start at home!  Are you sowing your own field with HIS love?  Or are you tending to all the other fields with great love and attention but neglecting your own field that it is drying up….or just not quite blooming as well as it could and should with just a bit more attention?!

Where do you spend your time?  How do you spend your time? What can you abandon from your “list” to love fuller…love agape style……LOVE AS GOD DESIRES US TO LOVE!!!  

hugs and blessings always,
~Kelly

FAMILY FEASTING AND FELLOWSHIP ON FRIDAY!

Over the course of almost 20 years of marriage I have really enjoyed experimenting with food!  I have not been afraid to do weird things, concoctions, for the sake of “let’s try it!”

Not all have been huge hits.  Heck my dad was pretty convinced I would kill my husband in our first year of marriage of malnourishment.

I will be the first to admit not all my concoctions are great.  Some are down right weird, and need to be chucked or something.   But the stubborn side of me won’t give up on trying to create tasty treats for my family.  And the thrifty side in me won’t just throw something away just because it didn’t turn out exactly the way I would like it to be.  The handy thing is lots of recipes that are flops do have the potential of becoming something else if we can just think outside of the box!  At the very least…compost!

In my pursuit to nourish my wonderful Frick family in the way I have been learning over the last 4 years: whole, real, hunter-gatherer kind of eating… it has been fun, frustrating, interesting, challenging….and JOYOUS!

Do I get my feelings hurt when they don’t like something: yes!  But, I imagine all great chefs have critics and they didn’t just make the great souffle in one time.  It took experimentation, trial and error, persistence, and a thick skin!  Joseph didn’t let being thrown into the pit keep him down!

Persistence….I have lots of.  I actually don’t have much of a choice.  You see, especially when it comes to baking, I have never been good at following the instructions, directions.  Hence why quite a bit of my stuff has flopped.  But as I have learned more and more about herbs, seasonings, spices, real food, flavors….foods of cultures….and SUPER FOOD benefits…..I am actually understanding and loving the science behind why, for example, with baking, things need to be a particular way!

Once I was able to grasp the true science, chemical reaction and why, behind baking, then I was able to truly start tweaking and experimenting.  And have many more hits versus misses!

My largest challenge of recent is wanting my wonderful family to receive all the great benefits of some of the superfoods and nutrient dense things that I know they won’t just eat like I eat.

I have found and tweaked recipes to ensure they get more coconut oil, by making them “fudge bites”.   Using bone broth when I cook up their eggs.  Actually any recipe that asks for water, instead I use bone broth; baked goods I use coconut water or milk instead of plain water.

Food should be something we celebrate with as a family not fight about!  It should be something that nourishes us: mind, body, and soul!  And that I truly believe.

Thus the pursuit and birth of TASTY TUESDAYS!

I desire to share with anyone who is interested….a few recipes, food thoughts, nutritional tidbits a couple times a month on Tuesdays!  Heck I might even be able to build myself up to doing it every week :)!

I will leave you with my first treat that was a huge hit in my home.  Some may not agree with my ingredient choices.  But again I have to compromise and creating something that will create love and harmony in the home rather than friction and division!

POWER PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN FUDGE!

TASTY TUESDAY!

I have been wanting to have a day designated for some of the crazy things I come up with for food for quite sometime!

I have had some really great successes and some really great flops!  But I don’t give up because I love creating stuff everywhere.  Especially in the kitchen.

I see food as a great gateway to many things:

Great Health and Nutrition
Fellowship with Friends
Family Festivities
Faith Growth

….AND MUCH MORE!

What better way to start something new but at the beginning of a month!

Therefore, I am hoping that every Tuesday I will post a recipe I have created and/or adapted/modified from someone else.

I will share with you the inspiration behind the recipe as well as tons of links to some of the foods/ingredients about how that particular item has great benefits for your health and nutrition! (or the opposite why I substitute something because of what it can do to our health).

Which brings me to, I guess, I need to do that whole disclaimer thing that I see so many other bloggers have to post about……I AM NOT A MEDICAL PERSON, I AM NOT A NUTRITIONIST,  I HAVE NO CERTIFICATIONS…..PLEASE KNOW THAT THIS INFORMATION IS MY OPINION AND MY LIFE THAT I AM SHARING!!!  Soooooo, consult a profession for any health and medical advice…..blah blah blah…..   I find it sad that we even have to do this.  But I guess it is the world we live in today!

Sneak peak of the recipes I am going to share over the next couple of weeks:

“FUDGE” BITES
“HUMMUS” AND “CHIPS”
“POPCORN”
“FIZZY” DRINKS

I hope everyone enjoys some of my crazy concoctions as well as my short and sweet Tuesday postings.  ***I know some of you believe I can’t keep it short but I promise I am going to work really hard at keeping Tuesday’s short just for you :)!!!

Hugs and blessings always!
~K 🙂

Daniel Fast: Day 9

4 DAYS TIL CHRISTMAS!

Today we offer up this fast for…

For families…parents…to take back FAMILY TIME….sitting at the table…even for coffee, tea, hot cocoa….to talk, communicate, play games, put together a puzzle….be together…without gadgets!

We Pray:

1 Lords Prayer
1 Hail Mary
1 Glory Be

Silently add any other intentions!

Spend about 5-10 minutes with the Lord!

Simplified September Update!

It is only eleven days into the month and part of me feels like a HUGE failure!

Then I realized….this whole challenge is about simplifying our life and making sure family time is continually being guarded and nurtured even more.  Even when we think we have simplified things in our life, or we have a pretty good schedule, or etc….there is ALWAYS room for improvement and growth!

Thus….here have been some of my humorous adventures and realizations thus far….

Should have paid closer attention to the dog food bag running out in September…..yeah not going to walk over 3 miles away to carry a 40 lb bag home!

Can’t always predict the weather!

When you need to shop for someone or something else… that is actually not personal but related to projects or services outside of the home….kinda gotta be willing to hop in the car to take care of those needs/supplies!

Finally….sometimes a way to keep things simple and better managing of time to ensure it is about family… is utilizing when you are out… and you are passing by the store you know you have a list ready to go shopping to….well you stop you get the few things you need so you can get home and get back to family time!

Am I done with my challenge?  No way….

Am I going to continue to fine tune it and see where I can continue to grow and learn from this experience?

Heck ya!

With that….I am actually going to take myself to bed and read a good book and enjoy some peaceful quiet time!

Hugs and prayers to all of you out there!
~K 🙂

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