Here’s where I’m at today. Honestly, I’m struggling with faith. I’m struggling, today, to believe the vision I have for our future will happen and that it’s not just a daydream. I know this is where faith comes in, where I have to choose to believe, and to keep working toward the vision. Y’all, some days that’s HARD to do. Some days the enemy creeps in with those old sound tracks in my head telling me this will never work, I’m not good enough, nothing I try works out.
Many of you know what I’m talking about. I think we all have those negative sound tracks at one time or another.
I know they’re lies. I KNOW it. But some days, y’all, some days, the fight is hard and exhausting.
So here’s where I am. I surrender to the knowledge of who I am in Christ. Even though I don’t feel it today. Even though, at this moment, it’s a purely intellectual exercise. What I feel doesn’t matter, doesn’t change the truth.
Are you struggling right now? How can I pray for you this week?
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
I’ve been trying so hard to live by this scripture, especially as we prepare for full time RV life in a year and a half. But I have struggled and failed over the past couple of weeks. Instead of leaning on God to provide, I have been frantically trying to figure out how we’re going to afford the RV we want. Then struggling over trying to decide what RV we want. I have to get back to trusting Him. He already has this figured out. I just need to keep putting one foot in front of the other as I follow Him.
Our mission? Finding an easy, tasty, practical solution to making coffee in an RV once we hit the road. Yes, of course, our RV will have electricity. But we do plan to be off grid a lot. And, I don’t want to run down our batteries just running an electric coffee maker.
I immediately thought French Press. Easy peasy, right? Just put in the grounds, heat the water, wait four minutes, drink coffee. Yes, it’s that easy, but there are a couple of drawbacks that take French Press out of the number one spot.
Can only make 2 mugs of coffee at a time
Doesn’t stay hot longer than about 15-20 minutes
Uses a lot of coffee grounds
So, we’ll keep using it for now, but this will not be our go to once we’re on the road.
We’re also considering cold brew, which we’ve used in the past and enjoyed. We’re going to try pour over, too.
Found one of my new favorite products on one of my favorite YouTube channels. I love Creativity RV. Her videos and interviews about RV life are some of my very favorite. She’s smart, confident, and fun to listen to.
On one of her videos she talks about hygiene and skin care while living full time in an RV mostly boondocking. With a limited amount of water, bathing, washing your hair, all of that can be a little challenging. She recommended Micellar Water as a way to cleanse skin, especially her face.
I’ve been wanting to try it for a while. I want to have some of these concerns taken care of before we go full time, so I’m trying some of the tips and tricks now to make sure they will work for Daniel and me.
Well, Micellar Water is a definite hit. I’ve used it on my face twice a day for about a week. It does remove mascara with a bit of scrubbing. My face already feels a little less dry and a little smoother. I do still cleanse, but I replaced my usual toner with the Micellar water. Once I run out of cleanser, I will try using only the Micellar Water.