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Let's Major in God

Friday, May 18, 2012

Let's Major in God

David just showed up this morning. He clocked out of sheep watching to deliver bread and cheese to his brothers on the battle-front. That’s where David hears Goliath defying God,. . . .
Read the first words he spoke, not just in the battle, but in the Bible: “David asked the men standing near him, ‘What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should defy the armies of the living God?’” (1 Sam. 17:26 niv).
David shows up discussing God. The soldiers mentioned nothing about him, the brothers never spoke his name, but David takes one step onto the stage and raises the subject of the living God. . . .
No one else discusses God. David discusses no one else but God. . . .
David sees what others don’t and refuses to see what others do. All eyes, except David’s, fall on the brutal, hate-breathing hulk. . . . The people know his taunts, demands, size, and strut. They have majored in Goliath.
David majors in God. He sees the giant, mind you; he just sees God more so. Look carefully at David’s battle cry: “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel” (1 Sam. 17:45).
— origiginally printed in Facing Your Giants
Lord God, train us to walk on your path. Teach us to see you in situations that are dangerous and difficult. Like David, when we are surrounded by overwhelming challenges may our thoughts and words turn first to you. Rather than discuss the problem, remind us to discuss you. May our first thought in the morning and our last thought at night be centered on you. Rather than worry about the impossibilities, let us major in your mighty power. When we am tempted to look at the giants in our lives, we will choose to look at you, amen.
Let the God of my salvation be exalted!
Psalm 18:46
We walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7

  
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LEARN2BME 5/18/2012 10:49PM

    "David shows up discussing God. The soldiers mentioned nothing about him, the brothers never spoke his name, but David takes one step onto the stage and raises the subject of the living God. . . . No one else discusses God. David discusses no one else but God. . . . "

I never thought about it like that.

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SUNFLOWERGAL40 5/18/2012 9:12PM

    Thanks for sharing! I think I read this daily devotion this morning too. It reminded me that when I feel discouraged about my nephew's cancer I need to remember how big our God is!

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AVANELL 5/18/2012 7:34PM

    Whatever you magnify in your heart will be the biggest in your mind! Magnify the Lord and watch how small your problems get!

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Comings and Goings

Thursday, May 17, 2012



This past month has been super busy.

March 18, Becka (granddaughter) and Kira (15 month old great-granddaughter) moved back down here from Michigan and in with me. There went my peace and quiet......LOL

Besides working at the library and hospital, we are getting them settled in. Becka is looking for a job and wants to get a car.

Also, some major family problems have developed as my daughter suddenly finds herself a single parent with no income. Social Services has graciously given her $70 cash and $107 in food stamps to last a month for 3 people. She is supposed to pay her utilities and care for 2 teens on this. She may have to quit school to get a job.

God is carrying all of us through this.

At least my weight hasn't gone up-in fact has gone down 2 pounds.

I am getting outside more to mow and still have the weed whacking to do. I have 4 rose bushes to plant. Every year to honor my husband on his birthday, I buy rose bushes to plant. This year I bought a red one for him, a yellow one for my Mom, a white one for his Mom, and a peach one for me since they were out of purple ones. I have to get them in water soaking so I can plant them either tomorrow after I get back from volunteering at the hospital or Saturday.

I am working toward going to Michigan for 6 to 8 weeks from the end of July until sometime in September. Time will tell.

I am feeling so much better than this time last year as my B 12 level is doing fair-it goes up and down all the time. I am on injections every 3 weeks now which may get changed to every 2 weeks if my level has dropped again when it is rechecked in July.

I think that is all..........at least for now..

Elsie

  
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JUNEBUG150 5/23/2012 12:55PM

    Awesome that even with all the comings and goings you have lost 2 lbs! God is good!


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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 5/17/2012 4:09PM

    way to go, you are awesome!!
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GONEWLIFE 5/17/2012 4:04PM

    Good for you !

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DANCINCAJUN1 5/17/2012 3:56PM

    we all seem to find a way for sure ..... Roc
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QUEENDEBRINA 5/17/2012 3:56PM

    Life can throw us curves but it is good you can be there for your family. Just remember to take time out for yourself too.

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UGH!!!! UGH!!!!!!!!! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012



This was day 2 of off the wall eating. I only went over my calories by less than 200 calories. Stayed within guidelines on sodium.

Tomorrow will be better!!!

I DID OK TODAY....WILL DO BETTER TOMORROW!!!

  
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GR8TAWK 4/15/2012 8:11PM

    Just stay focused, you can do it!!!

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GLITTER60 4/14/2012 10:38PM

    cute wallpaper ! someday maybe i can find someone to help me do something soooooo cute.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/13/2012 11:51PM

    emoticon Just start again and maybe take a little book to write what you eat so that you have a little idea of what you are eating.

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Not So Good Weigh In

Thursday, April 12, 2012



I had a 6/10 pound gain at weigh in this morning.

Today I've had a bad case of the "I wants" and I've been giving in to them!! I've eaten everything that didn't eat me first. Mostly healthy stuff---just way too much of it.

I made vegetable beef soup for supper tonight. I don't cook with salt so no added sodium. Just had 2 big bowls of the soup and a piece of angelfood cake for supper.

  
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KMMITCHELL4 4/12/2012 11:18PM

    Don't let it get you down. Tomorrow is a new day, and it's just a minor set back in a lifetime of healthy living. You've got this!
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COOKINGGRANNY 4/12/2012 11:10PM

  Tomorrow is a new day so you can just start up with healthy choices and leave today behind like it never happened. Wishing you a day of healthy choices. emoticon

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Silly Goal Update

Friday, April 06, 2012



I have 2 silly goals:

1. to wrap myself in a regular bath towel ....and have it fit

2. to fit in the space in front of my washer...(it is a small space)..

Needless to say I haven't reached either one yet........I am still working on them.

Do you have a couple of silly goals? Join me and have some fun!!

If you posted some--how are you doing? Have you obtained any of your silly goals?

Elsie



  
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JUNEBUG150 5/23/2012 1:03PM

    Cute idea! Originally, one of my goals was to be able to bend down to my feet and tie my shoes without getting short of breath and stomach hurting but after losing almost 50 lbs, I was able to do that. Now I'll have to think on it some more because I want to lose 50 more lbs! I like the towel thing too only that wouldn't work here because my DD has all oversized bath towels. All the adults are big in this family. OOOh, I just thought of one. My DD's bathtub is an old fashion claw tub and I tried to take bath in it one day and said I don't remember those tubs being that small, lol! It would be nice to be able to soak in the tub without feeling like a sardine!

Comment edited on: 5/23/2012 1:06:16 PM

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SPARROW714 5/2/2012 10:42AM

    Love this idea! Made me really think. I would love to be able to lie on the couch and have room for my dog to snuggle beside me. emoticon

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DANCINCAJUN1 4/12/2012 10:50AM

    I really really really need more space between me and the steering wheel of the car ... short legs really make this a priority !! love the towel issue .... think I'll aim for a smaller towel here at the house -- my pool towel is 72 inches but I need every inch of it to dry off after the pool !! Roc
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 4/11/2012 2:46PM

  Those are the same ones I have.......what a small world LOL

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JINLYNN 4/7/2012 3:49PM

    Hey - I love your 'silly' goals - they are just the goals to keep you motivated and help keep the journey fun. Thanks for sharing them, and for getting me to think about finding a couple of silly goals for myself.
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YIGOBUTTERFLY 4/7/2012 7:56AM

    For one summer I did not need the extender when flying. Unless something drastic happens I will need one again this next year.

Jane

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BEARGODDESS 4/6/2012 11:41PM

    To be able to do "childs" pose in yoga and not be thinking about how fat my stomach is the whole time.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 4/6/2012 11:29PM

    they're kind of silly goals & yet, not so silly ..... you'll have to lose pounds/inches to accomplish those goals and that's something to stand up and cheer about!


hang in there because

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MICKEYMAX 4/6/2012 10:40PM

    Get in and out of my car with ease (big woman, tiny toyota)

riding on hubby's motorcycle (as passenger)

and I like yours about the towel!

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