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Educate myself Sunday

Sunday, March 20, 2011

I educated myself this first day of Spring by giving honor and praise to God. I attended my Local monthly fellowship meeting at our union hall. The Chaplain asked me to do a scripture reading and the first one that came to mind was Isaiah 54:17. That is my go-to, my rock, my foundational scripture for life ever since I first heard it from Bishop Keith A. Butler of Word of Faith International Christian Center in February 1992. I have studied God's word throughout the years, still learning to this date and this scripture has gotten me thru my divorce, job loss, losing my Mom, relocating twice, disappointments with friends and family. God's word has not come back to me void and He is a right on time God. I learned this week that two friends and co-workers gather strength from my words of encouragement. I was a little surprise to hear that from these two different women and I appreciate it. Their vote of confidence in me will go far within me. emoticon I am just being me.

After service, I went for a little drive in this beautiful 79 degree weather and attended briefly a Holistic Health Fair at University of Missouri. I just looked around at the different vendors and sampled some energy drinks. Gathered a bag full if info,came on home to walk the dogs and make a turkey loaf with some roasted carrots emoticon I am doing any and everything I can to get my fruits and veggies in daily!

Overall today was a day to educate myself, to be more patient with myself as I continue this journey called life!

  
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GODSCHILD2_2011 3/21/2011 1:07AM

    It is such a great thing to hear others boldly proclaim how good God is, it does my heart good. I agree that the word of God is all we need to help us face all the ups and downs on this journey called LIFE. The bible states that "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men" (2 Corinthians 3:2). This becomes more real to me when people come up to me and tells me that what I said or did really moved (blessed) them. Keep allowing God to use you and see how enriched your life will become.


Lisa

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TACONES 3/20/2011 10:09PM

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It is so good to lean on the word of GOD. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like you had a beautiful day. emoticon

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Page Thirty-Three

Saturday, March 19, 2011

What is so special about page 33? That is the page as of today that takes back to my blog for October 27, 2009-the day my Mom went home to be with Jesus. I went back to review what I was thinking and feeling at that time in my life because I was trying to offer encouragement and hope to another Spark person who is going through her Mother's illness. How do you offer comfort and hope to a person you never met? She wrote in loving detail about her Mom and what bought her to this point in her life. It reminded me all of the things I went through, of what I am still going through in life after Moma. I remember being by her hospital bedside hoping, praying and petitioning God for a last hour miracle. I didn't cry, I didn't give hope then and to this day I am truly grateful to God, for He did answer my own prayers. I remember telling myself that I didn't want to feel "guilty" for continuing to live, for not praying enough, for not moving back home in 2008 when I had the opportunity. I didn't want my Mom's passing to be my stopping point, to lose my faith in God, to be empty and not complete. I was able to whisper in her ear that last day that I received my letter to relocate to Kansas City and she would be able to find me.

I still haven't cried-that is just me. If it happens, it will happen. I speak life each and every day. I have touches of my Mom all around me here in this apartment. I carry her memories in my heart and laugh to myself often at her little sayings. I wanted this reader to know that yeah its tough to watch life slowly fade from a loved one. I wanted her to keep the faith no matter what it looks like. God's infinite wisdom abounds and God will take care of our loved ones. It is okay to feel sad, to be remorseful, angry or filled with despair. Each of my sisters and I and the rest of our family grieve differently and I have learned to accept the fact that is okay also. It is my prayer and hope that this person feels comfort and hope during this difficult time and that she finds perfect peace. I am continuing my journey, this phase of my life with my Mom in my heart!

  
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CALAMITYJANE44 3/20/2011 10:48AM

    Wow! God has really gifted you with an extra measure of faith! It's through these difficult times that our faith is stretched and made strong. It was very hard on me to lose my mom when I was a young adult, and what that taught me is to tell everyone I meet who has a mom still living, whether or not they are in contact with their mother, to cherish every moment they have with them and tell them how much they love them. I was a teenager when she was hit with her first stroke at 44 and regret that I wasn't at home when she passed three years later, but I know that God, in His infinite wisdom ordained that I would not. I don't think I could have handled coming into her room and finding her.

God bless you, Sister!

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ALICIA214 3/19/2011 10:51AM

 

What a lovely blog, I am sure that many members reading it will find a lot of comfort.

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Start Right Now

Friday, March 18, 2011

Everyday is a miracle in itself, I am already grateful to God for waking me up in my right mind. I can say emphatically that I am grateful to be able to begin again and start right now. I went to my Weight Watchers meeting this morning instead of my usual Saturday morning. Why? I wanted to meet different leaders, get a different perspective. I knew I was going to have a scale victory and I didn't feel like waiting until tomorrow morning. Plus this also give me a chance to sleep in on Saturday morning as well. Thankfully I did have my scale victory-I'll take every pound I can lose emoticon emoticon I have been focusing on getting carbs out of my diet and eating more anti-inflammatory foods.

Instead of me look at all of the weight I have to lose, I am focusing on small victories, do-able goals. I decided to enlist the services of FBG Jenn who wrote out a wonderful training program for me to work on at the gym. Thank God for placing great people in my life. emoticon I know I have to be willing to do the work to get the results. I am trying to accomplish a lot of things this year and I am keeping Financial Peace practices daily in my life, so I am forgoing hiring and paying a personal trainer for right now. I have the tools at my disposal, so if it is to be, it is up to me emoticon Winning the challenge and seeing this Chiropractor has sparked hope and renewed my zeal for leaner, healthier living! emoticon

  
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FERGSGIRL2 3/18/2011 11:40PM

    So wonderful! You are awesome, and so determined! You have my support, prayers and positive thoughts daily! I KNOW you can do this, you've already done so much--and you just keep going, and going, and going....and GOING!!!

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KNH771 3/18/2011 9:04PM

    Congrats on your successes this week!

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VEGGIEGIRLCOURT 3/18/2011 7:53PM

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SWEETLIPS 3/18/2011 6:20PM

    How wonderful for you!!Keep at it!! You will reach every goal trhat you desire. God is always with you!

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Happy St. Patrick's Day

Thursday, March 17, 2011

emoticonMay the luck of the Irish be with everyone today and always emoticon May God's grace be abundant and flowing in each and everyone life today emoticon Have some cabbage, but stay away from the corned beef-too high in sodium! Let's make it a healthy St. Patty's Day-I know I will. My name is Irish and in honor of the day I will wear my green shirt to work. To God be the Glory-I have job, a roof over my head, my Dad's is getting released today from the hospital and the Good Lord work me up in my right mind! emoticon

  
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GAILRUU 3/18/2011 11:06AM

    I really wanted corned beef but I didn't have one in the freezer. Apparently it is low in fat but high in sodium to which I am sensitive. I will try to buy some on sale now that St. Patrick's day is over and freeze it so I can have it several days before my TOPS weigh in giving me time to wash away the extra sodium!

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VERITY50 3/17/2011 7:50PM

    You are truly blessed! Happy St. Patty's Day to you too! emoticon

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Bringing Spring In

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I welcome the warmer temperatures today by not wearing my winter jacket and taking a fan to work-yes things are heating up inside the plant! emoticon I am welcoming Spring early, bring it on! I still look at that picture I just took last month in front of my apartment complex during the February blizzard emoticon

I continue to want to shake thing up this year 2011. I am creating my own support system with a team of experts. I am becoming the empowered patient, charting the course of my health, which is my wealth. I am surrounding myself with positive people, I have no time for negativity. I am planning my mini-adventures, living life out loud and to the fullest. I am carefully planning, being more thoughtful with my finances and watching every dime coming in. emoticon I have come a long way and have a ways to go! God is not through with me yet emoticon

  
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FERRETLOVER1 3/17/2011 6:47AM

    Woo-hoo to Spring!!! Today I am also wearing my lighter jacket along with my St. Patrick's Day hat!

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