“Contend O Lord” and “Get the Quinoa Breakfast Recipe”

Two GREAT Guest segments today, by Dr. Pottter’s wife and Kira Whitham. We’ll start with a Guest Blog by Dr. Potter’s wife and finish with a great breakfast receipe!

So, we are battling mold.  For many a month, we did not realize it but now the enemy has been revealed.  It has been called out.  Our current enemy is MOLD.  And when you are battling mold, the “it” can sometimes feel more like a “they”.  Mold becomes personified- like a person chasing you down.  But this one does not play by the rules.  No, this enemy makes up its own rules and it knows how to hide and attack at the same time.  During one of my recent struggles with this unseen menace, I again found myself in the Psalms looking for direction from the prayers of the saints of ages past.  I found it in Psalm 35.

While there are limits to the one to one nature of our battle with mold and David’s battle with his human enemies, in many respects, the unseen nature and ubiquitous presence of the mold enemy in our lives, is mirrored in the words and sense of David’s prayer.  Mold can take you by surprise in both is virulence and its tenacity.  It can shock you with its far reaching and serious health and life implications.  Mold toxicity can change the way you think about life.  You come to one of those moments in life, again.  You know you need a mighty Ally.

In Psalm 35 David’s prayer sums it up for us:

“Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me;

fight against those who fight against me!

Take hold of shield and buckler

and rise for my help!

Draw the spear and javelin

against my pursuers!

Say to my soul,

‘I am your salvation!”……..(verse1-3)


“Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord,

exulting in his salvation,

All my bones shall say,

‘Oh Lord, who is like you,

Delivering the poor

from him who is too strong for him,”

Get the Recipe – Quinoa Power Breakfast

1/2 cup cooked quinoa
3 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup unsweetened almond or coconut milk
½ tsp vanilla
½ cup rinsed berries of choice
1/2 banana, sliced
2 tbsp crushed walnuts
1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 tbsp almond or sun butter
1 tbsp raw honey

Stir together cooked quinoa, chia seeds, almond (or coconut) milk, and vanilla in a medium-sized serving bowl, until combined. Pour mixture into one or two serving dishes. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 4 hours). When ready to eat, top with fruit, walnuts, and a drizzle of the almond butter and honey.

Credit: Kira Whitham

Sanctuary Functional Medicine, under the direction of Dr Eric Potter, IFMCP MD, provides functional medicine services to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and beyond. We frequently treat patients from Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and more... offering the hope of healthier more abundant lives to those with chronic illness.

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    I’m sorry you and your family are going through this hardship. Will pray for healing and God to “defeat the enemy!”

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      Dr. Potter

      Thank you for your prayers as we face another wave of finding more mold. Yes, Lord please defeat the enemy!

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    Mold is relentless but our God is victorious. I truly needed to read this today. It seems the closer we are to some physical victories, the dirtier our enemy fights. Ryan and I continue our prayers for you and your family.

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