This LOVE Week I brought the boys back to the first Elevation Outreach event we ever participated in. West Cabarrus YMCA has a Farm that harvests crops for people in need, such as Operation Bread Basket. The boys have had the chance to pick green beans, dig up potatoes and onions, and help wash and package vegetables like tomatoes and cucumbers. This is the real food God intended for us all and that all people need to nourish their bodies.
I Will Take Orange Over Pink Every Day of the Week
While a cancer diagnosis will always be more or less a slap in the face, my parents have taken on my dad’s liver cancer with full force. ChrisBeatCancer.com began the difficult but encouraging quest into the hidden world of information on natural healing. Years and years ago I listened to Chris Wark of Chris Beat Cancer talk on a podcast about his experience healing his cancer through food and lifestyle changes. I remember taking a mental note of this incredible guy’s story, thinking of I am ever diagnosed with cancer, this was the information I wanted to begin with. I also remember watching a movie called The Gerson Miracle long before this which opened my eyes. It angered me to know that there are essentially cures for cancer that are ignored by the conventional medical cancer community. Knowing there is a cure made me angry, but I still was not closely affected. So I stopped running Susan G. Komen Runs for the Cure who raise thousands and thousands of dollars to “find the cure.” Where is this money going? My family has since learned the powerful healing properties of carrots and this has been the start of my parents’ new norm—tons of carrot juice. We have so much more to learn and we are unlocking so many insanely incredible stories of healing cancer with methods such as The Gerson Therapy, Apricot Seeds, Cannabis Oil, and Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers to name a few. This reminds me of my Home Birth Stories with Braxton & Royce—We can spread the word and make a difference by prioritizing education on our own bodies, trusting the way God’s creation can help our health, and sharing our experiences.
“Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” // Genesis 1:29 NIV
Update on the garden is that food is growing! Real, edible food that I have tasted! It is really so exciting and so incredible. Pastor Furtick’s message this week was about just that—the miracle of a little seed and what happens to it under the soil. It rainsed cats and dogs in the garden bed, really flooding it over tonight. But, I have high hopes of the veg drinking it all up by morning!
It is magical fun creating these nutritious marshmellows with a little honey and grass fed gelatin! Best of all, my kids love them... and they have had store-bought marshmellows!
I cook for my family for many reasons including the artistic creation it allows me on a regular basis. Still, there are most definitely days and budgeted weeks of grocery-buying and menu-planning that feel less than enjoyable creativity. I have learned simplicity is most sustainable and traditional is most satisfying. So, I took a chance on these stuffed grape leaves I remember having all the time as a kid; if my boys didn’t like the grape leaves, at least I knew the simplistic beef and rice inside would do nicely.
Hi. I'm Suzanna.
I like running outside, eating real food and crafting beautiful images. I am captivated by documenting authenticity, adventurers and life-lovers.