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My blues

Saturday, December 23, 2006

I did a bad thing and again I pay for it. I gambled money that I could have used elsewhere and I am feeling such guilt. It is a failure that I just can't get over. I didn't make us poor, but it bothers me. My excuse, is that for a few hours it took me away from my problems, from my grief. BUT it only brought guilt.

Now that I have confessed, I can move on. I will not run away anymore. GOD if your there I need you now more then ever, PLEASE?

Joanne
mom to Angel RILEY

  
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SMILES4383 12/23/2006 11:47PM

    Not that I am so knowlegable about this, but have you ever tried to 'gamble' with the games on yahoo, or the other sites....where you don't spend REAL MONEY.....the excitement can be the same and the risk is just not there. Believe me,,,,,God is there......He will hear your plea. Many people use many things to divert themselves from the 'day to day'.....unfortunately, using money in a negative way.....increases grief expotentially.

My father-in-law was very rich. They had a $300,000.000 mobile home......traveled all over the world. He gave my son a very good lesson one day. He pulled out a $100.00 bill, rolled it up, and caught it on fire. He said - with the seriousness of a preacher--.....if you don't have money to BURN, son, you don't have money to gamble.....simple.....plain. Made a great impression on me.

Wishing you a GREAT Holiday and the best possible New Year....remember.....tomorrow is a new day - with no mistakes in it. May it be the beginning of a NEW future for you.....Terri

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Content, or calm before the storm?

Thursday, December 21, 2006

This has been a better week for my family and I. BUT I wonder is it because things will get worse or has GOD finally seen my plight? I will accept what he gives.
I've decided to do the Weight Watchers program, again, and have ordered the new stuff for the At Home program. I have tried to find a doctor who would prescribe weight loss meds but there is none in my area, also I can't find a reliable online site either. I know meds are not the answer but it helps me and I would use it if available.
I did go for a walk once this week and am hoping to go again today. It's just that we have been so busy moving our stuff out of our house that there has been no time for anything even cooking. So we've been eating out for the past three days, but that's getting old and I want a home cooked meal.
Well that all for updates. I am doing my best with what I got,
MERRY CHRISTMAS SPARK FRIENDS :)

Joanne
mom to Angel RILEY

  


Remembering the good

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Although things seem to be falling apart, it really isn't.
I am trusting that GOD is in control and I am where I need to be. Even in my weight loss efforts I do see progress, or is it just because it is my home scale? I missed my TOPS group this week so I didn't get to weigh in. I will make next week though.

Tonight and probably tomorrow, my family and I are going out for dinner and I will do my best to make good choices.

You all have a blessed weekend with your families.
Joanne
mom to Angel RILEY

  
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KELLY_SS 12/15/2006 7:39PM

    Sounds like your family is going thru a very difficult time. I'm so sorry to hear this and I pray things improve for you all very very soon. {{{hugs}}}

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Of difficult things :(

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I finally got phone service and can post now. My family and I had to move out of our house immediately. We stay in a trailer just down from our house.
But as most things go, there is also bad news. We were told today that it is more than likely that our whole house will have to be renovated. Due to the mold, insect infestation, bad plumbing, and electrical wiring. I guess instead of the couple months it will be longer.
There is not much that we can keep from our home (due to the mold) but we have yet to sort and pack up the rest of our stuff that we can keep. Also it being close to Christmas makes our life very stressful, so I do much appreciate any prayers you can give.
There is more about this situation that troubles me and I know only GOD can give me answers, so if I not up to speed in whats happening you know why.

I'll be back tomorrow, you all have a blessed week

  


Today's stuff 11/26

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Date: SUNDAY November 26, 2006

GRATITUDE JOURNAL
Today’s weather…Oh so sunny, but cold
Today’s News…Not sure that I remember anything
Today I feel…encouraged, because of the baby Dedication for Darius
I am grateful for…My family
People in my thoughts today…RILEY, baby Darius, my angel mom friends a Memory-of.com
Magical moments (comfort, peace, and love)…Having my husband with me at church
Donations of the heart (acts of kindness, sharing, caring & forgiveness)…Shared cake with family and friends for baby Dedication
For a better tomorrow. (Goals, ideas, etc)…Ready for change
Reflections/Notes I am so happy, relieved, exited, about Baby Darius’s Dedication at church today, and that my daughter confirmed her responsibilities in front of her family as they also confirmed their dedication to support her.


PHYSICAL
Breakfast: Cappuccino, lg bluberry muffin
Lunch: 3 slice pepperoni pizza, salad, zucchini
Dinner: Salad, w chicken
Snack: Cake
Exercise: Oops, did make it out, got dark to fast
Daily readings: W=316.2 BS=252

EMOTIONAL
Forgive: My family who didn’t make to church
Journal: Everyone has their purpose and I know GOD has shown us who really cares

SPIRITUAL
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank for this beautiful day that you have given us, and for our beautiful baby Darius, who we will raise to know you and love you too. For all this I pray in your son’s name JESUS CHRIST, Amen
Gods Word: Acts

MENTAL
Appointments: Church service 10:30AM
Calls to Make: None
Letters to write/fax/email: Letter to my son Santeo
Things to do: Update journals
Define the dream/ Journal: Write all meals, exercise even if for 15 minutes only

FIRST PLACE - BIBLE STUDY
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