' For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.' Proverbs 2:6 NET
Hope you had a good weekend. My weekend was easy and chilling: Spending some time with friends and family.
Heavenly Father, With a humble heart I come before You Be merciful to us and bless us And cause Your face to shine upon us That Your way maybe known on earth as it is in Heaven And Your salvation among all nations May all the people come to praise Your Name, O God Let all the nations be glad and sing for joy, in Your Name For You shall judge the people righteously And govern the nations on earth Through Christ Jesus, amen.
Saturday morning went out for a run, and it was different. So much to learn and ensure that I do take care of the one vehicle I have and also enjoy the journey.
When or if you run, there are no strict rules on how much liquid you drink as this depends on how much fluid you lose through sweat. I managed to do 8.44 miles in an hour and forty-six minutes unintentionally. Had to get home as I ran further away. It was good to know that I can do it and I was prepared with some snacks and water (added salt to taste)
Went out on Friday with a friend and decided not to drink any alcohol. One thing I have learned is alcohol is diuretic, it is far better to avoid it completely and also never overindulge the day before you race because you definitely feel below par the next day if you do.
I felt great after but was very tired as it was my first 8 mile run ever.
Tip: Pre-race meal: Eggs on toast, Cereal with milk and honey, pancakes with honey (4 hours before race – on longer run). Bananas, toast and honey, water (1-2 hours before race – shorter than four hour run)
I learnt something this weekend: Drink according to thirst and drink little and often for example every 15 to 30 minutes, it does help with retention and less urination.
On Sunday morning, I take baths with salt to soak my muscles. This helps my muscles to relax and ready for another run or exercise.
Always take care of the vehicle you have: have enough sleep and rest. Good fuel for the tank to last long. And always stretch to avoid injury.
Sunday at church, we continued on Peter:
Our Pastor challenged us on How do we submit to authority even if we don’t agree with what they say?
He started first with Peter’s story:
If you are to have dinner with anyone alive or dead — who will you choose? Many of us will choose Jesus. Peter spent three years with Jesus. He walked on water, he argued and saw miracles of Jesus, had communion with Jesus. Yet he betrayed Jesus and he calls us to abstain from sinful desires that wage war against our soul. He knows what he is talking about. One should listen and obey.
A takeaway from the sermon:
Prayer instead of despair.
Get good at doing what God has called you to do, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.
Follow me, as I walked around the vault and looked at the treasures.
Why is the cost of living rising?
Over the years, normal prices of goods and services have increased faster than the wages or income of people.
Inflation has been going up due to many factors including the global oil and gas prices coupled with the uncertainty over supply chains and staff storages.
When a company faces an increase in higher operating cost, they often put up their prices and this will create a knock off effect.
Higher living costs: How to ride the storms?
- Review your finances: whatever the situation, create a budget.
This can help and make life easier to manage your money. Always remember there is help available if you find you cannot manage or simple things are unaffordable.
- Who are you paying? Go through your bank statements.
Look at your standing orders and direct debits – you may be able to cancel and save on subscription services you no longer use.
- Debts – paying off debts in a smart way can reduce the amount of interest you pay. If you have lots of debts – a cost effective option is to pay one at a time with the least to highest or the highest to the least (because it is charging the most interest).
Always remember that you need to pay the minimum repayment on all debts to avoid charges.
If it is all too stressful, speak to someone to see if consolidating into one can help simplify the repayment and help you get back on track.
Consider if having a loan to pay off one debt is worth having on a monthly basis for the duration of the loan.
- Check what benefits you can claim: what help can you get from the government or benefits if you are out of work or on low income – you may be eligible for other types of support. For example council tax discount, if you live alone.
- Energy: there are ways to save on energy. From switching energy supply, to washing clothes at a lower temperature can help reduce the cost.
- Save money on food bills: the biggest weekly shopping on household expenses.
Plan your meals. Store food when not needed, avoid waste. Set a budget for weekly shopping and shop only once a week if you can.
Help with food: if you are struggling to pay for food then help can be found with:
- Local food banks can help as well as provide other household items like toiletries or cleaning products. You need to be eligible. To be eligible you will need referral first: This can be through the food bank directly, GP(general practitioner), health visitor, police, jobcentre plus, citizen advice.
There is always help now available for everything.
Oh dear, look around. It is time for me to say goodbye but... hope to see you again. Thank you again for stopping by it means a lot to me Pray you have a wonderful week 🙂 May your week be full of The Joy of the Lord I praise God for your life May He teach you His way as you walk in His foot path In the Name of Jesus Amen Remember, We cannot control what happens around us, but we can control our responses. Be bless and know that the Lord loves you Lots of Love - Hannah ©Hannah M Vandi. And I also pray that this verse refreshes you this week: 'However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. ' Acts 20:24 NIV
In a journey of what to look for in the world! All my Nutrion, Financial, Home and Exercise and also Living life are information only and not advice.
All pictures are mine taken on the phone or camera and some edited in app 🙂