It is really very simple. Easy as pie.
The other day I ate at a buffet which had and
The cake didn't look good but I decided to take a tiny piece, the smallest piece they had, and put some ice cream on it.
Usually my g/f drops food in the floor, on her chair on her but this time I took a bit and before it got to my mouth it fell to the floor.
My friend laughed and said now you are doing what I do.
So I took another bite and guess what It fell to the floor. Well, half of the cake was gone as I chose a piece that had about four small bites in it. So I did eat the other two bites, dry and not tasty at all and the ice cream.
I dropped chocolate ice cream on my blouse.
So that is the easiest way to have portion control just in case you were wondering. Drop half of it on the floor.
You thought I was going to write something serious didn't you? Well it is good for a laugh and it really does work as well.
After such a wonderful day Sunday, and by the way, all 600 of those young people were from one church. Can you imagine. It is a missionary church and they send people out all over the world, young and old alike.
Well Tuesday, I went out to eat again and the girls soft ball team was there. They were so nice and polite and even helped me scoop my ice cream ( I know it is a no no but it was a very small scoop)
Afterwards I went over to one of the sponsors or coaches and we introduced ourselves. I told her How nice they were. When I asked them who was the best player one young lady said "All of us". I said that is what a team is. So I was talking to the lady about that and we got to talking, the kids got to cheering and I gave a 10 minute talk right in the restaurant.
We hear about all the bad things the young people do. We need to hear about the good things people do.
Well, the devil got mad again and when I got home I got sick and was worn out Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday. Am feeling much better.
One thing I know, no matter our age God isn't through with us yet. As long as He has us here He has a purpose for our lives and we must take care of these bodies so we can fulfill that purpose.
NO ONE IS PERFECT
My day has been some day. This morning I woke up at 5:00 as I had gone to bed earlier than usual and was leaving the house at 8:00 for my Sunday School class. One thing I forgot to tell is I had no hot water this morning either and finally went to the box and found out that the water heater had been closed off. So no big expense Praise the Lord.
Well, no one came to Sunday School. I was not very happy so decided to not stay for the service but to go home.
Seeing the pastor's helper in the foyer I told him I was leaving and he asked why. I told him and he said do you want to talk to pastor. I said No.
He said you need to talk to the pastor come on so he led me down the hall to "the principals Office" Unlocked the door and ushered me down another hall. When he came to the pastor's door he told him I wanted to talk to him.
So I did and told him several other things he should know. I told him I had spoken to my Sunday School class about how we needed revival (and not just our church but the whole Church of God). He spoke of some of his frustrations also and I told him when I was young I couldn't do enough for God. I wanted to be busy right away. He said I am going to use that in my sermon. I said you go right ahead.
We prayed then he ushered me into the auditorium as I sit right behind him beside the pastor's helper and his family.
HEAVEN BROKE LOSE. He preached like he hadn't preached in a long time. We had fewer people as I guess some were sleeping in and others were out of town because of spring break but that did not hinder the spirit of the Lord. In our church we have the gifts of the spirit in operation as we find in the New Testament church but not as much. This morning the Spirit began to speak to His people and the gifts began to flow. Many times they leave it up to one man and me but today I didn't feel like doing it. I was praying God would use new people. Then they started, A man then a woman with powerful messages from God to His church. Then the pastor prophesied and later collapsed in the altar. Men of the church gathered around him and prayed for him then people started coming to the altar. I was planted. I did not want to leave although it was late. Lunch could wait.
A lady came to me and said would you pray for a woman who is in the altar so I went to pray for her. When I finished I found others waiting for me and I prayed for them. Oh the beauty of the First Love when we first accepted our Lord.
Going back to my seat I was afraid to leave before the pastor dismissed us.
When I got to the parking lot I found a lady who comes to my Sunday school class who has let her family take over her life and she is the mother and grandmother to them. She had called saying she could not come to Sunday school and was crying and I prayed for her on the phone. When I saw her she thanked me for praying and said she had gone to the altar to repent for putting her family before God.
THEN ANOTHER BLESSING My girl friend had called saying she was going to a certain place to eat where they have lots of fruit and fresh veggies on the salad bar and then hot food as well. So I tried to call her back but didn't get her but went on toward the destination.
Almost there. She calls and says she is through eating and I said I am almost there. She said there are 1,000 kids here. I don't know what is going on.
Well, I got there and saw a huge line of young people. What is going on? Taking my seat the general managers wife offered to serve me but I said I would just order from the menu.
The line of young people just kept coming and coming. We found out they were here on spring break but not to go to the island. Instead they were here to build houses or whatever for poor people. There were 600 of them and they were to stay all week. They were from 3 colleges in Waco, Texas. So that also made my day.
So my day had its ups and down.
UP; I got up at 5:00 fully rested.
DOWN; No one in my Sunday school class.
UP; Prayer with the pastor and stayed for the most marvelous service I have been in in a very long time.
UP: The lady from my Sunday School class had repented (and I gave her some clothes I had brought her that I could no longer wear)
UP: Seeing 600 college students helping the poor instead of going to the Island to get drunk.
So It was a wonderful day with a healthy meal both for the spiritual and the physical body.
Many people have reported the same problem I have. I never did have this problem before.
Maybe someone is trying to tell me something
Maybe I spend too much time on SPARK
This is my problem and I guess all know by now as I have posted it everywhere but seems no one can help me.
I have not been receiving emails from SPARK. I have to go to the teams and find them and I can't do that more than once a day.
I thought it had fixed itself as I got a couple of things but they were things that had been posted to my page.
So maybe I am supposed to do my income tax and some other things.
What did others do who had this problem
Did it just go away, like bye bye
So that is my sad story for tonight.
Last night I had another sad story but we won't go into that.
Irene. to all
I would come home. Throw my mail on the table where maybe two or three days of accumulated junk mail already was piling up. I did have sense enough to put my keys in the pocket of my purse so I wouldn't lock myself out of the house.
Then off to the bedroom where I took most of my clothes off and put on a patio dress leaving my clothes on the bed knowing full well I would have to hang them up before bedtime when I was sleepy.
Sometimes my dirty clothes were in the floor along with towels. Now I pick them up when I have them all accumulated. After all I would have to pick them up sooner or later anyway.
I would fix my small supper and leave my dishes in water in my sink.
Any junk mail I read went on the floor beside my chair and instead of picking it up right away I left it there.
Can you imagine how stressful that can be and stress is not good for us at all.
So I decided I would go through my mail when I brought it in. Some went to the trash, some to the office, some catalogs I kept as I might find something to order as that is the way I shop anymore.
I would go to my bedroom, take off my clothes and hang them up or put them in the hamper.
After supper I would wash my dishes
And in the morning upon rising I wouldn't just throw the bedspread up but would make the bed.
Now my house looked nice and I felt so good and stress free.
When I went through the junk mail in the evening, I still put it on the floor but picked it up when I got out of my chair and put it in the trash.
I knew all of these things had to be done and it was better to do it sooner than later.
That was good as the people who invited me to lunch today and came over afterwards found a tidy house.
It makes me feel good.
I have to run now as I am drinking tea then have to go and wash my supper dishes.
P.S. I got my dishes done. Now my house looks neat for tomorrow.