Pressure Cooker, Car-less and Community

I found my easy button!

Do you remember the Staples commercials with the easy button? We’ve all wished we could have one of those at some point. Life gets hard, the laundry is piled as high as your head, the kitchen is a mess….no problem, just push the easy button! Well have no fear, the easy button is here!

The Power Pressure Cooker XL is my new easy button. I’m a little late to the electric pressure cooker craze, but I received this as a Christmas gift and I am now officially in love! Why didn’t I get one of these sooner? I cooked a whole chicken yesterday in 30 minutes. It was so juicy and fell off the bone. I found this recipe online and it did not disappoint. If you like to meal prep once for a busy week, or if you prefer a quick meal for your family each night, this is the way to go. I can sauté right in the pot so that means less dishes! #winning

I’m a sitting duck!

I’m currently without a car. I hit two hogs a few weeks ago and we haven’t replaced the vehicle yet. With the cold weather and no vehicle, I have been cooped up in the house for weeks and my attitude is reflecting it. I’ve always thought of myself as an independent woman. I knew this new role as a stay at home wife would be a hard adjustment even though its what I wanted. When you add “car-less” to the description the struggle. is. real. This is the complete opposite of being an independent woman! I feel like a sitting duck. Thank goodness for amazing friends. They have picked me up and toted me around whenever I needed it. Learning to ask for help isn’t easy. I rarely ever did it before this. But these girls have been a true blessing to me. This has me wondering how many blessings I have missed out on by being too stubborn to ask for help.

You don’t have to do life alone!

I love Exodus 17:11-12 (NASB). “So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.”

I came across this scripture last year and it has stayed on my heart. ( I hear you, God!) Friends, the truth is, we need community. We need people who can walk through life with us and hold up our arms when we are just too tired to hold them up ourselves. People to laugh with, to cry with, that you can pray for and to have people who are willing to pray for you. And maybe even just to pick you up and take you to your workout class everyday so you can stay on track with your goals. Ask for help when you need it. Don’t miss out on letting a friend be a blessing to you like I did for so many years.

I was speaking with a friend about these feelings of being a not-so independent woman and she said “Maybe God has you right where he wants you to be.” And I couldn’t agree more! I can feel him working on me and slowly I am learning to let go and let Him.

Questions: What are some of your favorite pressure cooker recipes that you think I need to try? How are you living in community with others today? How is God working on you? Leave your answers in the comments below!

2 Replies to “Pressure Cooker, Car-less and Community”

  1. I had the same experience with a friend offering to help me when I told her about my day. It was hard for me to say yes but I’m so glad I did. It was a blessing and she was happy to be the blessing. Love you sis!

  2. ❤️❤️❤️

    It is so hard to ask for help! I don’t even like people to serve food onto my plate for me! ? I can sooo grow in this area!

    You’ve really got me thinking about getting a pressure cooker! Gonna have to put that in the budget!

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