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Pray Continually

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

"Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ." 1 Thess. 5 16-18

Reading my devotion today from the Made to Crave, has impacted me. Be joyful...ummm not seeing the joy in my situation. I don't pray about it enough, and I'm definitely not thankful for my circumstances either until I read this verse over and over again. I wonder if I put so much effort in being frustrated with my circumstances etc., how much change could I see if I actually did what this verse is teaching us to do....?

So tomorrow I plan on being joyful, praying over my frustrations, and being more thankful. What are you going to do?

  
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SPARKLETIME1 5/27/2013 9:06PM

  This is a good chance to grow in faith by believing God will turn your frustration to joy and work all things to the good. He takes care of his children and will only be too happy to help us if ask him. Bless you! He dwells in you and you are never alone. emoticon

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Considering It a Joy

Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Condsider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds." James 1:2

The verse today is helping me consider this journey a joy. While I must admit I know this is going to be a challenge, it is something I must consider or basically choose. So, I'm starting back today after vacation and not so good choices.

I'm in a 6 weeks Biggest Loser contest with my weight loss program that I go to through Target Metabolism.

P.S.
Lysa Terkeurst wrote an amazing book called, Made to Crave. There is also a 60 day devotional. It encourages the reader to look at your weight loss journey from a spiritual perspective. I've read the book and have done the video series classes. Now I'm refreshing my tools with rereading the devotional for the next 60 days.

P.S.S.
Went to baby shower today and didn't eat any dessert and made awesome choices! Yippy!

  
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NANCYPAT1 4/20/2013 11:34AM

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU - I have been determined to face this entire YEAR with a sense of true JOY and serenity. I am less stressed, struggle less, and am more able to rejoice in things that in the past would have sent me CRAZY.

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Day two: No soda!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I was presented with a soda today, that was fresh from the fountain and ice cold. I could of sucked that baby down, but for the next 6 weeks, I've decided to not have ANY soda. I turned it down!!! It's been over a year since I've had a Coke. So I only have Sprite and Sierra Mist now! Yippy! Small victories folks, small victories...

  
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GRACETOPEACE 1/21/2013 1:51PM

  Thank you for the tips and encouragement!

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SUNSET09 1/20/2013 9:29PM

  I like to add ginger ale to juices and it's a nice additional to punches as well. I'm a Diet Pepsi drinker and enjoy it. The regular sodas are way too sweet for me. Keep up the good work and remember, one day at a time, Sweet Jesus! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WILD_LILY 1/20/2013 8:29PM

    Congrats on your success!!! If you ever feel close to breaking, try some grape, apple or orange juice (or hot chocolate_. They may not be low-calorie (although you could dilute them with water), but they're not soda, and that's the goal. No soda! Keep up the great work! You can do it!

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SMLAPINSKI 1/20/2013 8:05PM

    Good for you!!! Getting off of caffeine is very difficult. I haven't had a soda in over 15 years. When I quit, I had headaches every day for 2 months straight...yuck! Decided I didn't want to every go through that again. Blessings!! emoticon

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Returning to what works

Saturday, January 19, 2013

I have taken about 4 months off of tracking everything on SP. Today, I'm returning. Very thankful! Got in a great work out today!

  
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