HEy there, I'm lauren!
Like you, I'm trying to do my best to live a healthy and intentional life, but it's not always easy. I'm a busy wife, mama, blogger, teacher, and most importantly, an imperfect child of God, saved by grace.
My mission at Grace & Granola is to help you live a healthy and intentional life; rooted in grace.
Let me tell you something about myself; maybe you can relate?
I have felt like I am waiting for something (a perfect routine, a healthy body, exc...) to be content. Like I need to reach a certain milestone before I am a worthy and successful person.
What I'm really doing is trying to earn my worth.
Have you ever done that? You're trying to earn your worth, but then realize, "I don't need to earn my worth; I'm great the way I am!" You throw caution to the wind and indulge in whatever you want because you think "I deserve it." Eventually the indulgences catch up with you, and you're right back to trying to earn your worth through intentional living, healthy eating, a good routine, whatever it is that will "get you there."
I have been in this cycle (and still struggle with it)! How can you stop the cycle and live life to the fullest?
The root of the cycle is the heart.
If you really want to make a change in your life, you have to go deep. Be honest and vulnerable with yourself. Why do you want to (for example) live a healthy life? Why do you want to set goals for yourself? These are NOT bad things. I believe in (and write about) healthy and intentional living. I know firsthand the remarkable impact it makes to have a healthy body and purposed mind. But anything we depend on for our worth, besides Christ, won't sustain us.
A healthy and intentional lifestyle is best when it's a natural consequence of a heart that knows it's worth in Christ.
The Mission of Grace & Granola is to equip and encourage women to live healthy and intentional lives; rooted in grace.
Authenticity is transparently seeking to know yourself and others. Authenticity won't look the same on everyone, because it highlights and respects the uniqueness of individuals.
As a Christian, I believe that the Bible is the Word of God; the truth. My worldview is shaped by the Bible. I respect everyone's right to hold their own worldview, and this is mine.
Stewardship is rooted in the idea that all we have and all we are is a gift, and should be attended to with gratitude and intent. This is less about perfect execution, and more about a heart of gratitude.
Grace is a breath of fresh air in a world of perfect expectations. To extend a perspective of empathy rather then judgement. We believe in giving grace, because we received it from Christ first.
this blog is for...
The Goal Diggers & Grace Givers,
the imperfect & purposed,
THe given & grateful,
for the broken & surrendered
Let's get started!
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