Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This year, I am in charge of hosting my husband's family for both Thanksgiving Dinner and Christmas Day Dinner. In the past, when made by his mom, these meals are EXACTLY THE SAME. Same meat, same veggies, same rolls, same pies. same, same, same, year after year after year. Carbs, carbs, and more carbs.
I like to change things up....just a bit....not enough to cause all the Traditionalist fits, but just enough so the meals are different enough to be make different memories. Shouldn't Thanksgiving taste different than Christmas? kwim?
One thing dear hubby and I changed last year...we used a smoked turkey instead of normal turkey. It went over really well.
So, this blog is an attempt to get ideas from my SparkFriends.
So, friends.....what are you ideas?
Monday, October 29, 2012
1 Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
2 Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”
3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
4 I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.
5 I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
6 I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.
7 Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.
8 From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.
King David wrote this psalm as he was fleeing for his life from his own son, Absalom. However, as I re-boot my healthy lifestyle, I saw this Psalm with new eyes, a new personal application. I re-read it through the lens of the "foes" being my old habits, the old mental self-destructive scripts in my head, and my laziness.
Go back and re-read it.
What are the foes you are facing which are keeping you (and me) from being what we were created to be?
You and I were created for so much more than THIS battle. THIS battle is just one of Satan's tools to keep us too busy to fight the REAL battle.
It's time for the Lord's deliverance! You only have to cry aloud for His deliverance!
Do you REALLY want deliverance? REALLY?!?!? It will require change. Change is scary. Are you ready? REALLY ready?
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I've done this on email before and find it fun so I thought I'd join in the fun.
Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.
Where is your cell phone?
online at his computer
very dark brown, curly, and frizzy
young at heart and one I want most to spread the SPARK to.
semi-retired, hard-worker, diabetic
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night?
many, but not remembered
What room are you in?
Where do you want to be in 6 years?
done homeschooling and figuring out what I want to be and do with the rest of my life
Where were you last night?
home, watching the presidential debate
Something that you aren't?
Wish list item?
Wildflowers of Indiana book
Last thing you did?
What are you wearing?
slacks and 3/4 sleeve shirt
1 dog, 3 cats, 7 chickens
1 best friend, several close friends
greyish green Dodge van
Something you're not wearing?
socks and shoes
Your favorite store?
Herb Barn in Brown County
Your favorite color?
When is the last time you cried?
this weekend at cousin's wedding
Where do you go over and over?
Five people who email me regularly?
husband, mom, best friend, SP, gardening bloggers
Favorite place to eat?
any place but home (I dislike cooking but do it 95% of the time)
Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Friday, October 05, 2012
We took our son for a college visit today. Although the food I consumed wasn't the best (the school provided pizza- I did pass on the fruit cobbler and drank unsweetened tea), I have a health victory to celebrate.............We did quite a bit of fast pace walking across campus, up and down several stairs ------and I did great!!! No huffy or puffy. I was able to keep up with those with young legs. I hardly felt the stairs!!!! AND it was cold and rainy--the worst kind of weather for those of us with fibromyalgia. The exercise felt GOOD!!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time HEIDISHOPE Posts