Thursday, December 17, 2009
"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose." Jim Elliot
My thanks to one of my Sparkbuddies for the correct quote -
I have faced criticism of some of my family members regarding my missionary zeal, but it is always a comfort to know that there are others who face and have faced the same thing over the years. I appreciate Spark for the kindred spirits I have found on the message boards, as well as the regular accountability.
I may not be able to post a blog until after Christmas vacation - since myhome computer limits what I can do on Spark, and so I do this from a school computer, and we'll be off for two weeks' vacation.
And it's CHRISTMAS vacation, with a capital C! Thank you Jesus, for all you've done, for all you are doing, and for all you will do. Happy Birthday!
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!
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