Bare Feet, Parvo, and Simplicity ($2 a Day: 17-30)

 

 

When we got our first Dog, Sadie, I had quite the learning curve.  One thing I didn’t realize when she came into our home as a young pup is that she would not be able to go on long walks or to the dog park for the first couple of month.  This is because puppies have the strange unfortunate ability to absorb some of the worst diseases through their feet.  This is especially true of the worst of dog killers: Parvo.  So, we first made sure she had her first round of shots before we started taking her on walks.

On Tuesday this week I participated in “One Day Without Shoes” that was sponsored by Toms Shoes.  Basically, well, as the title suggests… you don’t wear shoes – anywhere!  So, to school and work and the store, ect… barefoot.  By the end of the day my feet were raw, dirty, and needed to be cleaned.

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This is true in many ways in our Christian lives.  Sometimes, we simply need to be cleaned.  In the same way that dogs can absorb the infections of a fallen world through their feet and how I could have cut open my feet on broken glass, we too can absorb elements of evil and fail to recognize it.  For me, this Lent has been about confronting the subtle area of comfort and pickiness that often become idols in my life and confront my theology of justice.  I have been living off of $2 now for over a month, and quite honestly, it has been liberating.  Surely, taking off my protective “shoes” has exposed me to more frustration and difficulty when it comes to eating especially, but the good thing about it is that even though I am exposed and vulnerable in this way, I have been experiencing a wonderful purging by the grace of Jesus.

I realize that I haven’t had an update in the last two weeks, life did get hectic between writing a sermon and seminary papers, but here are my totals for each day.  Also, we are almost half-way to our goal for clean water in Africa, please consider donating $2 here and spread the word!!!

25-MarPB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter4 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam2 tbs$0.10
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Homemade Cinn Roll$0.10
Salsa$0.10
Potato$0.14
Tortilla3$0.12
butter, sugar, cinndash$0.03
Organic brown rice1 serving$0.13
Frozen Organic Juice$0.32
chocolate covered peanuts9$0.15
TOTAL$1.90
26-MarPB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Tortilla1$0.04
Tortilla Pizza
Tortilla1$0.04
Sauce1/2  serving$0.16
Cheese1 serving$0.23
Salsa$0.10
Potato$0.14
Tortilla2$0.08
TOTAL$1.91
27-Martortilla4$0.16
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
chocolate covered peanuts9$0.15
Organic Oatmeal$0.36
Butter / sugar / cinnamondash’$0.06
TOTAL$1.85
28-MarEgg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Brown Rice1 serving$0.13
chocolate covered peanuts10$0.17
pop corn1 serving$0.07
TOTAL$1.81
29-MarEgg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Organic Oatmeal2 packets$0.36
PB J & Plain Oatmeal Bowl
Organic Oatmeal1 packet$0.18
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Rice1 serving$0.13
Capt’n Crunch1 serving$0.16
TOTAL$1.91
30-MarPB J & Plain Oatmeal Bowl
Organic Oatmeal1 packet$0.18
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
cookies4$0.06
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.26
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Frozen Organic Juice$0.32
Organic Oatmeal1 packet$0.18
PB J & Plain Oatmeal Bowl
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Pizza sauce1 tbs$0.08
pizza dough2 small pcs$0.10
TOTAL$1.97
31-MarOrganic Oatmeal2 packets$0.36
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Frozen Organic Juice$0.32
Potato$0.14
Organic Butter1 serving$0.19
Veggie Spring Roll2$0.20
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Flax1/2 serve$0.04
Tortilla2$0.08
TOTAL$1.93
1-AprOrganic Oatmeal2 packets$0.36
Organic Flax1/2 serving$0.04
Potato$0.14
Egg1$0.25
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla2$0.08
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Half Muffin$0.28
TOTAL$1.74
2-AprPotato$0.14
Egg1$0.25
Frozen Organic Juice$0.32
Bananna1$0.19
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Charles Shaw Wine1/2 cup$0.33
Rice1 serving$0.13
TOTAL$2.00
3-AprTortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Organic Flax1 serving$0.07
Organic Brown Rice1 serving$0.13
Organic Spaghetti Sauce1/2 serving$0.21
Organic Spaghetti1 serving$0.12
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.25
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Charles Shaw Wine1/2 cup$0.33
TOTAL$1.97
4-AprOrganic Oatmeal2 packets$0.36
Organic Flax1/2 serving$0.04
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Egg1$0.25
Rice1 serving$0.13
Salsa1 serving$0.10
Half Muffin$0.28
Popcorn1 serving$0.07
Chocolate Covered Peanuts3$0.05
TOTAL$1.91
5-AprOrganic Oatmeal1 packets$0.18
Organic Flax1/2 serving$0.04
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Frozen Organic Juice$0.32
Egg Rice Salsa plate
Cage Free Egg1$0.25
Organic Rice1 serving$0.13
Organic Salsa1 serving$0.10
Organic Spinach1/2 cup$0.12
muffin1/4 piece$0.14
Chocolate Covered Peanuts5$0.09
TOTAL$1.69
6-AprCage Free Egg1$0.25
Organic Salsa1/2 serving$0.05
Potato$0.14
Organic Baby Carrots1 bag$0.24
Organic Applesauce1 mini cup$0.31
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Oatmeal1 packets$0.18
Tortilla3$0.12
Butter / sugar / cinamindash’$0.06
Organic Brown Rice1/4 serving$0.03
Chocolate Covered Peanuts5$0.09
popcorn$0.07
toppings$0.03
TOTAL$1.85
7-AprOrganic Oatmeal2 packets$0.36
Organic Flax1 serving$0.07
Cage Free Egg1$0.25
Organic Salsa1/2 serving$0.05
Potato$0.14
Organic Spinach1/2 cup$0.12
PB&J Tortilla roll-up
Tortilla1$0.04
Organic Peanut Butter2 tbs$0.18
Organic Strawberry Jam1 tbs$0.10
Organic Flax1/2 serving$0.04
Tortilla3$0.12
Charles Shaw Wine (Trader Joes)1 serving$0.33
Granola Bar1$0.20
TOTAL$2.00

 

 

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