Rooted In Wonder:
Nurturing Your Family's Faith Through God's Creation
Master Naturalist, Bible teacher, author, wife, and mama of four! Join our adventures of discovering God while adventuring in creation.
When I was sixteen years old, I embraced a vegetarian diet for a year and a half. The greatest irony of this decision was found in the fact that I have a great distaste for raw vegetables. Throughout my entire stint of being a vegetarian, I ate only a handful of salads.
Grayson and I love good food. If this transition to a healthier diet did not include tasty food, I have large doubts that we would ever consider such a pursuit. One of our great motivators in this quest is the delicious food we are eating. I believe that so many diets fail because they neglect a very vital motivator: the enjoyment of what we eat. I still have a moderate aversion to raw vegetables. They are simply foreign to me; the essence of their flavors are unfamiliar to me. Instead of forcing myself to eat them, I am finding creative ways to incorporate their flavors into what I eat every day, with the ultimate goal of enjoying them for themselves.
And so, to smooth the transition, I have been adding the flavors of raw vegetables into something I enjoy everyday: Smoothies!
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!