I am linking up with Modern Mrs Darcy and writing about the things that are saving my life right now.
In winter my skin gets really dry, so dry I look like pigpen. Only instead of dirt, it is dead skin cells that surround me wherever I go. Thanks to a friend, I discovered Carmex Replenishing Body Cream. It has really helped with the extremely dry skin. My hands look nice now.
Not only is my skin very dry in the winter but so is my hair. My normal shampoo is Nexus but that is not in my budget so I tried Loreal’s Advance Haircare Shampoo Color Vibrancy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner. This has done an amazing job with my dry hair and preserving the color. I never would have expected this from an inexpensive brand. It comes in a black bottle with pink label. They do make other formulations for different hair types.
Both of these items can be found at CVS pharmacies.
I would be lost without my Crock-Pot. My original one broke so my sister – in – law got me one about 3 Christmas’ ago. It saves my life year round, after all who wants to heat up the house in summer using the oven or stove when you have a crock-pot? I used it a lot for cooking chicken in water for Rommie (golden retriever daughter) and me.
I am still part of an amazing group of women participating in Faithful Finish Lines, an online fitness program. We hold each other accountable but yet extend grace to one another when our eating or exercise does not go as planned. There is a new round starting on February 28th. We also pray for one another and focus on strengthening our faith.
Mark Batterson’s Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge is impacting my faith and prayer life. I’ve focused on praying bigger and bolder prayers and even upped my prayer time to 1 hour the past couple of days. God has not answered every prayer with a yes. (Yo! Big Man upstairs, why am I not doing an in person interview for the career counselor position? Everything I’ve been through the past 7 years leads up to me serving people who are in career transition.)
Oh well, guess it is not your will. Shucks!
Francis Chan’s Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit also made an impact on my faith this winter. My favorite part is where Francis writes about forgetting what God’s will is for our life and instead ask the Holy Spirit what you should do in the next 10 minutes. He will not lead you astray from God and prays for you when you do not have the words.
Those are the items that are saving the different areas of my life this winter. Hopefully you have some items that are saving your life right now.
Remember, it is February and that means the trucks should be leaving for Spring Training, if they have not already.