Monday, December 14, 2009
Definition Of A Christian
by Author Unknown
He has a mind, and he knows it.
He has a will and shows it.
He sees his way and goes it.
He draws a line and toes it.
He has a chance and takes it,
A friendly hand and shakes it,
A rule and never breaks it.
If there's no time, he makes it.
He loves the truth, stands by it,
Never, ever tries to shy it,
Whoever may deny it
Or openly defy it.
He hears a lie and slays it.
He owes a debt and pays it.
He knows the game and plays it.
He sees the path Christ trod
And grips the hand of God.
Well, my uncle in Nebraska never called me to wish me a happy birthday. I'll email him when I get onto the computer.
I haven't done any workout DVDs yet. I'm hoping to do them soon so I can get a workout in before I can do the rest later. Unless dad gets up bfore I can workout. I really need to workout so I can lose this weight.
The Missionary Cry
by Jimmy Ost, age 14
All over the world the people cry out;
Some weep, some wail, and some even shout.
Hungering, thirsting, and craving for God.
They're sick of the devil and sick of his rod.
They're thirsting for God and about to die.
Let them drink of the well that never runs dry;
For we are the messengers, we are the way
For God to show His love today.
We have the power endowed from above
To help these people and give them God's love.
You don't have a choice, it's Christ's command
To give the gospel to every land.
So go and spread the gospel news.
You've all to gain and nothing to lose.
When eternity becons and you've given your all,
You'll have helped a soul to hear the Saviour's call.
Today is my step cousin Erv and his wife's 24th wedding anniversary.
Today is the only day that is going to be warm. It is going to be a high of 38 degrees. Tomorrow it is going to be 21 degrees. There are going to be days that it's going to be in the 30s.
I am a little bit cold this morning so I'm drinking hot tea. It's helping. I drank hot tea once yesterday and a half a cup of coffee at church. I'm hoping that the tea can wake me up. I made dad some coffee even though he isn't up.
Lady started barking because she heard dogs barking on the Today Show. So I had to change the channel. Now I have her up in my lap and she's being a good girl. I'm hoping that she didn't wake up dad. She's about ready to fall asleep in my lap.
We must be going to get some precip sometime soon. The joints in both arms (just the wrists and elbows) are hurting. When it is cold and cloudy is when I get the pain.
I was going to do my exercises today but didn't. I was putting up with a headache. I'm feeling better but it's too late to do them.
The wind has really picked up since we came home. It makes it seem colder than it is. I hate cold weather.
I had a dream about my mom last night but I don't know what it was about. All I know that she was in it. I am hoping tha tshe comes back so I can find out why she came to me in a dream.
What a day. Running around Galesburg for a while. The only two places that we went to today was Target and dad's therapy. I have no idea what we're going to do tomorrow yet. I have to wait and see.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
by Gloria Small
How many battles have you waged here?
How many trials have you seen?
Is there not a word that you can share,
For one who's traveling where you've been?
How oft can you say you've faltered?
Is there no failure you've confessed?
Can you remain closed and silent?
Will not a word from you be blessed?
There are those who may be wounded,
They may await encouragement.
They need to hear the LORD is able;
That through His grace their need is met.
If only you would tell your story.
If only you would share your tale.
Another heart would be uplifted
To hear that Jesus will not fail.
So do let your tongue be silent.
For there are those who will rejoice.
To hear that God has brought you victory.
If you would give His love its voice.
I thought that I lost another 5 lbs but I didn't. I'm still at 210lbs. I was hoping for 205lbs. I will one of these days.
I had a Kodak moment this morning even though I didn't have my camera and no one to take it. Tigger had his head on Lady's chest and he was asleep. Lady laid her head down. It was a cute moment.
I had a good night sleep last night. I'm going to try to do a workout DVD (hopefully the new one) sometime today so I can have another good night again tonight.
Here it is after 10am and dad is still in bed. I know that it's the weekend but he is usually up by now. He's been in bed for 13.5 hours now. He hasn't done this in over a year. But he had an excuse then.
Lady is in dad's recliner and Tigger is curled up on the couch. There were a couple of times this morning where they were in my lap.
I have the weirdest feeling that something is going to happen today that I won't be prepared for. I don't know why I feel this way but I do. It might be because tomorrow is my birthday. I'll wait and see what happens.
Sorry for the delay of time between writing but I didn't have much to write about. All we did was to get the mail, got lunch, came home for a little while, went to Target, came back to where we had lunch, and came home. Befoer long, it'll be time for bed.
Dad finally got up shortly after 11am. He said that he didn't want to sleep that late.
I didn't get any birthday cards today in the mail. I might get some and some gifts from some of the people who we go to church with. Dad was thinking of getting me a new clock radio but I didn't like the one that he wanted to get. Plus I don't need one. I showed him a boom box that looked al ot better even though it was $20.00 more. Besides I want (more need than want) a new boom box. The boom box that I have now, the radio is almost shot, the CD player won't play CDs even though I cleaned it, the tape player eats tapes, and the antenna is bent no thanks to Tigger.
The minister's wife (not our minister) think's that I'm younger than I look. She thinks that I'm in my 20s. I told her that I'm going to be 32. We both believe that it's the weight loss that is making me look younger. That makes me feel good that someone thinks that I'm younger than I am. I need to keep that in mind. That'll motivate me.
I fought a headache off and on all day long. I don't have one know. I've only taken my Tylenol once today. I hate the cold weather for making me have headaches.
Have you ever had deja vu about writing things down? I have. Writing today's entry down. It's even before I started writing today's entry down. I had it in a dream last night.
Friday, December 11, 2009
It Might Have Been
by Walter E. Isenhour
An old man stood at eventide
And looked across the bygone years;
For what he might have been he sighed;
For what he was he shed great tears.
A misspent life - O that it was -
His time was gone, his talents lost;
How sad to think and then admit
It was too late to count the cost!
He might have been - O who can guess?
No one inded but God can know;
He might have been a saint - no less -
To help, to lift, to shine and glow;
Or like a mighty ship at sea
That's brought it's cargo safe to land,
He might have brought to you and me
Some blessings rich from God's great hand.
He studied of the golden days
He lived in sin and wrongly spent;
Of how he walked the evil ways,
And maybe others downward sent,
Whom he, perhaps, by work and deed,
By prayer and good examples set,
Might in their lives have sown the seed
That would have God's approval met.
Too late, alas! the time was spent,
The opportunities were dead;
And though with tears he might repent,
And God would save form fear and dread,
He can't recall the misspent past;
It's gone to stay forevermore;
But who can tell the glories vast
He missed beyond this earthly shore.
Looks like a beautiful day but a cold one. But it's going to warm up. I hope.
I'm not done with my period. It's ultra light and I should be done with it before the end of the day. I hope.
I was going to try my new workout DVD this morning but dad got up before I could try it and I need to go the bathroom (we have just the one bathroom). If I have time later after we get home from Galesburg, I'll do it then. Unless we have to go to the place we went to in Peoria Tuesday for the garage here in town. I know that I'll do my exercises today. I'll have dad drop me off before he goes to his chiropractor appointment.
Two more days until my birthday. I'll be 32 years old. It doesn't seem possible that I will be that old. My two nieces and two nephews make me feel old. The girls are ages 15 and 17 and the boys are ages 10 and 12.If that doesn't make you feel old, I don't know what else to say.
I'm sore. I increased my speed on the treadmill even though I didn't do the 2nd one as long as the first. I went from 2.5mph to 3.0 mph. I went back and forth between the two speeds. I did 40 minutes on the first treadmill and 10 minutes on the 2nd treadmill. I'll try next week to get back to 40 minutes on the 2nd treadmill. I also cut my times on the rowing machine and elliptical trainer. Instead of doing 25 minutes each, I did 15 minutes on the rowing and 5 minutes on the elliptical. I can feel it. I was going to do my new workout DVD but there is now way in hell I'm going to do that. If I'm up to it tomorrow, I'll do it then.
I didn't do any strenght training today. I'll do them Monday when I have a full week of doing the weights.
My legs aren't the only ones that are sore. My abs are a little sore even though I didn't any of the ab machines. Must be from the rowing machine.
The soreness of my legs are gone finally. It might of been the warm water from my shower that could of helped.
Lady is trying to convince dad that it's time to go to bed when he's not ready to go yet. Dad is taking her outside. Let's hope that it helps.
I thought that I was going to have an upset stomach tonight but I didn't. It went away by itself.
Lady wasn't trying to tell dad it was time to go to bed, but she had to go botty and done both. But he's going to bed early anyway. Must of been from the physical therapy that he had today on his shoulder.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saviour, Thou art always near me
Near amidst each trial, each care,
Saviour, Thou dost ever hear me
When I go to Thee in prayer.
Oh, I pray that Thou may keep me
In the center of Thy will,
That Thy grace will ever find me
Loving, hoping, trusting, still.
Saviour, Thou dost never fail me,
In temptation, in dispair,
When the storms of life assail me
Thou dost hear and answer prayer.
Saviour, Thou who died for me
Gave so much, Thy life, Thy all;
Help me to obedient be
Ready, willing, at Thy call.
Saviour, Thou dost give such peace,
That our fears do flee.
Thou hast given from sin release,
All the glory, praise, to Thee!
Saviour, oh, I pray, tonight,
That Thou'lt keep me day by day
Walking daily in the light
That Thou shedst along my way.
Well, I'm back to where I was before I gained the 10 lbs. I'm back to 210 lbs now. I'm glad that I am because I was worried that I wasn't going to.
Well, the weather is going to be cold even though the sun is out. The high for today is 17 degrees. I'm glad that we're going to be in where it's going to be warm. Dad has the appointment today with the neurologist.
Dad was up but is back to bed asleep. He can't be that tired. He went to bed about 9:30pm. I gave his medicine and made coffee for him. I'm the one that needs to go to bed because I'm tired.
I saw the temperature was before I had to restart the computer. It was 1 degree for Avon. That's cold. Too cold for my taste.
I never got the chance to talk to my sister-in-law yesterday. I'm hoping that I get to talk to her somethime today if she isn't too busy. Plus I want to tell her that I'm back to the weight I was before I gained the 10 lbs. know that she'll be happy for me. I'm hoping to get at least 5 to 10 lbs off before the holidays. I want to be near or at 200lbs before then.
Dad's in the office but the doctor isn't in there yet. The doctor just got done finishing up with another patient.
I had an upset stomach because of a cappucino. So we were at the dealership where we got our truck and I got a Sierra Mist. My stomach feels better now. That and antiacids (2 doses).
I got a Biggest Loser workout DVD but I can't think which one it is right now. I will write it down in here later. It cost $10.00 for it when it usually cost $14.99.
I'm hoping that dad finds out what's going on with him. The both of us (and the rest of the family) are sick and tired and hoping they find out what the hell is going on.
It got up to where they said it was going to get. But it is still too cold. Too cold. It's going to get into the single digits tonight.
The workout DVD that I got was "The Biggest Loser Cardio Max".
I'm chatting with my sister-in-law as we speak. I'm glad that I got the chance to chat with her.
Well, the doctor that dad saw today is having him take calcium and magnisum pills and Vitamin D pills. But dad found a pill that has all 3 in it. He' suppose to take them for 3 weeks and call the doctor to let him know how he feels after taking them.
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