Tuesday, December 01, 2009
My body is trying to get back at me for past abuses - the feet and knees and back from having to carry years of excess weight, the neck from a rear-end collision. It makes it hard to exercise. But by the grace of God I am determined that I will put forth the effort. I made a "trial run" (walk, actually) to the tutoring center from school to see how long the walk would take, and managed to survive it (about a mile round trip as I'd measured with my car's odometer once) So there's that form of exercise which I will definitely be doing next time I go to Peru, whenever that may be. I HOPE next summer, but if not, certainly in 2011. I have also done my Richard Simmons workout - sometimes accompanied by my grandkids (definitely a sight to see, as the three of us gather around the computer monitor and find our own little space on the floor amidst the furniture.) I also have a newer outlook, a paradigm shift as it were, thanks to the Lord's Table course on settingcaptivesfree.com (which I recommend)
So, here we start another month, and I am hoping to get below 210 by the end of it. Poco a poco, little by little.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I forget which devotional I was getting that called it ThanksLIVING. I certainly prefer that to "Turkey Day"! PULLLLease! Giving thanks to God in all things is one of those things clearly listed as being according to His will. While there are some hurtful things going on in the extended family, I can be grateful for husband (especially since going through a wringer of a year), older daughter (who's like a live-in maid, only nicer) and grandkids (especially exhuberant grandson) - And very grateful for the family of God in Christ. Happy Thanksgiving, and don't forget to do just that!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
For some reason my home computer doesn't let me do all I'd like on Spark - I can send goodies but not post on peoples' pages or do blogs.I can, however, do these things on the school computer. So here I am during break.
Spark People has been a blessing, very helpful. But I found it was better coupled with The Lord's Table from settingcaptivesfree.com This site has helped to change my attitude - a paradigm shift, as it were. I'm still working to get back down to - and below - the weight I had once achieved. I still wish I could get an exercise bike, as being the best calorie burner with the least strain on my joints, but for now I'll make do with what I have, grateful for things like weights and elastic bands and a working computer. I AM grateful for the support and accountability of Spark, and the useful tools. I still love to check in and spin that silly spark wheel for points!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I have some free time and so I thought I'd write a little about some of the photos...so, first, the one featured inthe upper left of my Page.Going from left to right, back row, you see Rosa the eldest daughter, of Ps Genaro Lopez, and his wife Rosa; me; their next daughter Eunice; a niece Keysy; then on the floor from
the left you see Rosa's baby, then one of her daughters, then Genaro's youngest son Josue, then Rosa's other little girl (I mix them up, they are Ana and Dina, but I forget which is which); then Genaro's son Victor, and Daniel. Not present are his sons Elias and Wilhen, who were working.
I first met Genaro + in 2003 when i went to Iquitos for my (late) friend Pastor Hugo's wedding. They lived in a very poor, swampy section. The church, Jesucristo Es El Seņor, while very humble, was rich in Spirit. I visited them there again in 04, then in 06. Afterwards, they had moved to Lima. I wasn't able to connect to them in 07, BUT this past summer i did. Wilhen invited me to come to breakfast the day after I arrived - because I was going to be pretty busy, it was the best way to assure a visit. So I went with my "son" Abel (I can't remember if Esli was with us - he may have gone to his digs in Barranco to get his stuff). Seems to me we were having such a good time fellowshiping for breakfast that before we knew it, it was lunch time, and they begged me to stay. I had wanted to be able to bring some of the older kids with me on parts of my mission, but finances didn't allow for it. Eunice is a sweet sweet girl, and directs choreographies in their church. They ALL sing, even Rosa's little girls (I recorded them singing a couple of songs, my goodness, what cuties!) They live not too far from the airport, and minister around their neighborhood. I was glad to see there was regular water delivery ( nothing running just yet!) and an indoor toilet (flush with a bucket)...a nicer home than they had in Iquitos. A precious family!
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