Sunday Summary | QOTW

Hi friends! And to my American readers, Happy Mother’s Day! We celebrate it in March here in the UK. I hope all the mums (or moms) reading in the US have an amazing day ❤️

This post is a round-up of what’s been happening on the blog this week, plus a few brief personal reflections on my life at this time, and a Question of the Week to allow me to get to know you all a little better. Let’s dive right in!


The Week in Review

It was a busy week on Perfect Chaos! For my Monday Music post I shared a beautiful song by Bethel Music worship leader Steffany Gretzinger. If you missed it and would like to listen to a beautiful worship song, the post is here.

On Tuesday I decided to do something a little different. I wanted to let my new followers know a bit more about me, so I shared 10 bitesize facts about my life and background. Thanks so much for the great response to the post! You can read it here.

Normally I write a theology post on Thursdays, but this week I published my theology post a day early – on Wednesday – because Thursday was the release day for my new song (see the next paragraph). My theology post introduced a podcast conversation between atheists Sam Harris and Bart Ehrman, with a video response from James White. If that whets your appetite you can find the post here.

On Thursday I shared song number eight of my ten-song experimental music project. The new song, entitled ‘In Israel’ is a tribute to God’s chosen people and the holy city of Jerusalem. You can read the post, and watch a lyric video for the song, here.

As usual I closed the week with a Friday Philosophy post, and I really enjoyed researching and writing this one! We looked at Diogenes of Sinope, an ancient Greek philosopher with a novel approach to life and philosophy. You can read the post here.


A Few Personal Reflections

  • This week has been unusually busy in terms of the number of times I’ve posted. In the coming week I’ll be posting less often as I have a busy week of appointments. I’ll try to stick to my posting schedule though.
  • I’ve felt compelled over the last few days to really focus on my health. I’m going to be starting a new fitness regime with the goal of losing some weight, building a bit of muscle, and improving my diet. I’ve downloaded an app that will (God-willing) help me to stay on track!
  • I’d appreciate prayers for the coming week as it’s going to be busy and I’ll be seeing several doctors for physical and mental health reviews. Please know that every Sunday I spend some quality time in prayer, and I always reach out to God on behalf of my blog followers, asking for His blessing over your lives in the coming week 🙏🏻

Question of the Week

What are your top tips for keeping healthy?
Let me know in the comments below!


 

25 comments

  1. Will pray for you this week! I maintain my exercise habit by working out first thing in the morning, before I even have breakfast (great way to burn fat, too). Otherwise, the distractions of the day take over and I don’t get a workout in. Good luck!

    1. That’s great advice! I’m trying to walk or run at least 10,000 steps a day, and am experimenting with splitting it into two shorter walks. This morning, for instance, I took a 45 minute walk before breakfast. And I’m going to do ‘part 2’ this afternoon (another 45 mins).

      Thanks so much for the prayers, I really appreciate that! 😁

  2. Your style of blogging is second to none. And interactive. I am learning a lot.

    I pray the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, fill you with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
    About being healthy tips, I make sure that I steal some time to sleep whenever I can, especially on Sundays.

    1. That’s so kind of you! Thank you for the encouragement, I’m touched 🙂 Great tip re. sleep – fortunately I tend to sleep quite well. Though I struggle a little with early mornings sometimes! Trying to work on that.

      Thank you so much for your prayers and God bless 🙂

  3. It’s been said that the areas we need to focus on are: stay well-hydrated, keep enough oxygen in your body, eat healthy, exercise at least 5 days each week (walking is excellent; so is stair climbing) get enough rest/sleep and keep your Spirit fed. I did Dr. Mark Hyman’s Eat Fat Get Thin 21 day food elimination two summers ago and found with the reintroducing foods what works and what doesn’t for me; I’ve been following his “pegan” diet for the most part, lost 25-30 lbs., lost most of my inflammation and allergies, and have not taken any meds other than the occasional Tylenol and gas tablets when I “fudge” my normal eating. The biggest thing is to follow the above focus area and do them in the way that best suits you as an individual. It’s good to have a full health checkup when you start working on this!

    1. Thank you for your insights and thoughts! I’ve been doing a lot of research in areas like nutrition, exercise, metabolism, etc. I agree that 5 days a week exercise seems right. I’m currently walking 10-15,000 steps a day, plus a short intensive workout with weights in the afternoon. And drinking lots of water. I have a great app on which I’m logging everything I eat and counting the calories, etc. And I have a general health check and a doctor’s appointment booked!

  4. Find a healthy food you enjoy. This year I’ve branched out and tried some foods I hadn’t before.

    Way to go on your past week! Get rest and remember each day is a new one. Sometimes staying healthy isn’t easy and moderation is always okay. So we can still get treats too.

    1. Hey, T.R.! What I’m noticing is that so much is about habit. When we’re used to eating sugary treats we crave them. When we start eating healthy and nutritious foods they don’t taste great at first, but once the body adjusts they are actually pretty tasty. I’m SO glad that I can be healthy and still drink coffee! That’s a real treat 🙂 I’ve got a health check appointment this afternoon, so am really hoping that goes well and is useful. God bless you and thanks for your input!

      1. I completely agree!! 🙂 I noticed the same when I broke away from the same foods it certainly helped. I’ve been told it takes about 10 times for us to truly see if we actually like a food or not. I found that interesting. Prayers for a good check up!

        1. Yes I can believe that, I think for most people trying coffee for the first time is a pretty ‘bitter’ experience! But then we somehow adjust to loving it.

          Prayers are hugely appreciated for my appointment! Thank you so much! 😁

          1. Coffee is still “bitter” to me but I am not a true coffee drinker on some people’s definitions which is okay, I embrace it haha. I drink coffee with a little bit of creamer.

            1. 🙂 I drink about three cups a day, with a little milk! Took me a while to adjust to having it without sugar / sweetener 🙂

              All this talk of coffee – must be time for a coffee! ☕️😁

            2. No worries! I spent about three or four hours reading through the blogging community, and I tend to be a night owl. I always have since I was born. Sleeping at a proper hour does not easily to me.

            3. I see. I have been through spells of being a night owl myself. It’s good fun 🙂 That’s cool that you’ve been catching up on all the blogging action!

  5. Hey Steven, just hoping your check-ups went well and you are fir as a fiddle. 🙂 I feel guilty form my one cup of coffee per day…. but I get it with cream and mocha (lots of sugar in there, I’m sure). I think it’s great that you take the time to pray for your blog followers! Something I need to do more consistently. Peace…

    1. Hey, Don! Thanks so much for thinking of me and asking about my check-ups. I had one today which went really well and another appointment yesterday which also went well. Praise God! I have a couple more appointments next week which are also health related. Thanks again buddy!

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