Saturday, February 20, 2010
I don't have to look too far - well, I WOULD have to look all the way to South America, but thanks to a good digital camera, I have the images CLOSE BY - to find many good reasons to persevere in exercising. Not to discount my immediate flesh-and-blood family, whom I enjoy - but missions are my passion, and more so for the relationships I have built in Peru. I changed my photo gallery around again with assorted group shots from different missions, emphasizing those relationships - and some of me preaching. I love to share the Word from the Father's heart - and I love to fellowship with His other kids. It's worth it to me to "buffet my body" even when I don't FEEL like exercisiing, so I'll be in good form when the Lord releases me to return to Peru.
While off from school this week, I actually doubled up on my cardio some days!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
In seeking the Lord, I determined today's fast will involve no meat ( with 3 other adults in the house, the leftovers should have no problem being eaten before they go bad), and also minimal computer - I just went to my login points, logged my exercise, will take care of my mentorees from Setting Captives Free, and will do this blog.
Why fast? In this case, I look to Isaiah 58 - the entire chapter is worth reading but for now, I just share v. 6: "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? " I have a lot to pray about/for.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Yes, I'm pressing in, but not towards weight loss, although that may be (and hopefully will be) a by-product. " I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. ...one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. " (Philippians 3:12-14) Especially after yesterday's church services In my "gringa" church, the prophetic word spoke about seeking His face, about sanctification, and preparation...and in my Puerto Rican church the word was about prayer AND FASTING as a means of preparing oneself. So, as the former spoke of forty days, I am seeking the Lord as to how to fast - each day, to determine how I should fast THAT day.
I made a couple of videos (with smusic track) of my various mission trips. The one for my 2006-2007 trips (3 separate ones) has a good song in Spanish, and I haven't been able to find anything akin to it in English. So I'm trying to re-edit it, keeping the song, but putting English subtitles. After all, it's only fitting that it's in Spanish, since that's what I speak when in Peru! My (favorite) spiritual son Abel helped me to leanr how to make them on my own computer. What a smart young man I've "adopted"! He has become a great blessing to me.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
One of my dear Spark Buddies managed to exercise consistently through the month of January. So, that inspired me to try to do the same for this month - and ever after. Yesterday i didn't get to do my standard cardio workout (Richard Simmons' 60's Blast-Off)because my DH went in the hospital during the night and that just kind of threw things off. BUT, I did do the grocery shopping, and that had me walking up and down the aisles (albeit slowly), so I claimed that. My back and feet hurt too much after to do more than that . But this morning again I did the cardio and some of the arm/posture exercises. And I used weights on my ankles during the cardio. I gotta find the other strap on weights for the wrists...The key is looking for something ELSE. Ha.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Whether by some update, or because i downloaded a WinRAR program on my home computer, suddenly I can once again use emoticons and load pictures and post blogs on my home PC! So I changed even MORE photos - putting up some of my oldies from earlier mission trips (you can see the "many faces" (and weights) of me!)
I love it when things work!
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