"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold." Psalm 46:1-3,7

“God I trust You.” These are words I kept repeating to myself over and over again last Friday night. These brought strength and peace to my heart.

I got a very disturbing call; one that informed me my husband had been in an accident and was being taken in an ambulance to the Emergency Room. Those were probably the most heartbreaking news I have ever received in my life. I started shaking, my mind went blank, and I could not process outside information very well. The thought of losing my love, my best friend, was too much to bare. All I could do was pray. All that was left for me to do was put my trust in Him and ask Him for a miracle.

I felt Him telling me it was all going to be ok; I felt peace. Peace no one would’ve been able to provide me.

It is so important to know He is our refuge and strength. He is all we have. HE is all we need.

Preston (my husband) recovered pretty well. He hit his head pretty bad while snowboarding and ended up with a concussion. For those of you who have never had a loved one go through a concussion, it is pretty scary stuff…especially because concussions make you experience short-term memory loss. I balled every single time my husband asked me what had happened, or when he asked me again and again why he was in the ER. He thought he was 22 years old and that George W. Bush was the president of the United States.

It is so, so hard for a wife to see her man in such condition. :(

Praise The Lord, he is perfectly fine today! He was sent home that same night and slept for a good 12 hours; he woke up fully recovered. I got my miracle. God provides you guys. He does! Trust in the Lord, with all your might.

In order to celebrate life and good health, I decided to spend some time baking treats this weekend.

I am leaving you all with two things:

  1. Always keep God present in your life no matter what.
  2. Baked goods are a great way to bring extra (needed) smiles to life. Give it a try, by baking these delicious strawberry almond muffins!


Get the full recipe here!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

Strawberry Almond Muffins, a Paleo recipe!

9 Responses

  1. Bonnie

    Praise the Lord indeed!!! I love this post and love even more that God took care of Preston and that he’s ok! We love you guys!

  2. John

    Looks great.. but any recommendations to substitute the dates with?

  3. Sara

    Hi. I am totally new to the eating real foods/ slightly on the paleo bandwagon. I have noticed there is a TON of fat in a lot of paleo recipes. Is this healthy? I’m sorry if this is obvious to most, but I truly just don’t know. Thanks!! :)

  4. allie

    my fam LOVES this recipe! I have 3 toddlers who devour these muffins. thank you! i sub honey when i don’t have dates on hand.

  5. Stephanie

    I made these muffins this weekend because my husband was tiring of the ones I’ve been making every week for 4 months now. They are delicious! Definitely will be on our treat menu for the forseeable future. Doubly great because I can introduce them to my parents while they’re in town this weekend.