I set some writing goals for myself that I have not fulfilled in the past few weeks.. Right now I’m getting ready to finish my training to be a Holy Yoga instructor. (I will spend a week in northwest Minnesota to finish my training, in November…pray this coast girl does not freeze to death :-D). Because of the time I’m spending on my training, and working, and taking care of a sick dog (he is all better now), I had to put other things on the back burner.
Being a perfectionist in remission, God kindly reminds me to give myself grace, just as He gives to me. I am a human created with both strengths and limitations. I cannot do everything and do it well. So I’ve had to give myself compassion and grace when I don’t fulfill the expectations I put on myself.
I had the opportunity to discuss this with Christine Hebert, a colleague of mine in NY who has a wonderful podcast called “Eating with Grace.” We discussed staying true to who God made us to be. It was a tough conversation and hard to be that vulnerable, but God was truly giving me strength and speaking through me. How can we proclaim how He brought us from “darkness to light” if we never share our past dark moments?
The episode aired last week. I was grateful for the opportunity, and I’m grateful to be able to share her podcast with you. Christine does a beautiful job of bringing together food/body concerns and faith. If you need a positive, uplifting podcast to listen to, I highly recommend “Eating with Grace.” You can find her on iTunes or whatever medium you use to listen to podcasts.
I’ve been feeling God pulling me in a certain direction via my career, working with those struggling with disordered eating and body concerns from a faith perspective. It’s different than anything I’ve done in the past, and I found myself wondering if anyone out there was doing the same thing. I met Christine online a few months ago and through her I found a whole world of dietitians and other healthcare practitioners fulfilling a similar call. God has a beautiful way of preparing us for and bringing us the right people when He leads us in a certain direction. Our only job is to respond when He does.
Original post on the subject: Honor How You are Made
Episode Webpage: Eating with Grace Episode 26
Podcast link for iTunes users: Eating with Grace Podcast
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