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my definition of Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Hi everyone! I am hoping all of you have a blessed Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

As I was going through some old Christmas decorations,I found a card in the bottom of the box. As a Christian, this poem on the card symbolizes exactly what Christmas means to me. I'm not saying I don't try to buy some things for my family and friends at Christmas that I know will put a smile on their face. I have a twenty year old disabled son who still believes in Santa Clause, and I will try to keep Santa real to him for as long as i possibly can, and I find myself getting caught up in the commercial side of it as much as the next person,and getting stressed both mentally, physically and financially with all that comes along with the season, but I pray God will always keep me reminded of my reasons for celebrating.

Some of you may have read this poem before, but it reminded me exactly what I hope I never take forgranted. Jesus not only was born, but was born with a divine purpose. Christmas should not just be about Christ's birth, but the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection. It is through Him that all things are possible.

God's Gift
Little baby on the hay, soon there'll be another day
When nails shall pierce Your hands and feet
As You provide our sin's defeat.
Risen Jesus on the throne, we lift our praise to You alone.
For You're the gift that we receive the moment that our hearts believe.

Merry Christmas! Thanks for allowing me to share.

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GRACE2GRACE 1/5/2012 6:20PM

    Deb I never heard that before its beutiful.

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THEADMIRAL 12/23/2009 6:35PM

    Deb, that was perfect! We celebrate Christmas because our Savior was finally born in order to suffer and die because of our sins and reconcile us eternally with the holy Lord God Almighty, Who couldn't bear to look at us apart from His Son's sacrifice. Merry Christmas! emoticon Vikki

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Lordy, Lordy, i can't be 40?!?!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

i can not believe it has been ten whole years since i was depressed about turning thirty? what the heck was i thinking?!? actually today is my 40th birthday, and rather than feeling depressed or 'old', i am feeling so energized and blessed.

i can honestly say that overall i am more confident and self-secure than i have ever felt in my life. not sure if that comes with realizing that no one is perfect and to accept your flaws as a part of life, or if its just caring less about what others think, and more about knowing who we are. i also think a huge part of my confidence is attributed to feeling like i am where God needs me to be. For so long, i prayed for things i wanted and thought i needed. now, i just pray to stay in His will.

Hope you all have a blessed day! deb

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GRACE2GRACE 1/5/2012 6:23PM

    Lordy Lordy can't believe I'm

Deb...I just looked and I responded to this post when I was 45...on tne 13th I'm gonna be 47. I keep telling myself that okay...It will be great, but sheesh I wish I could go back and do the 45 again. lol

So anyway for at least two years now I've known this wonderful girl named Deb...the thelma to my Louise.

Hey honey, we aint kilt no one yet. hahaha

Keep on smiling and being your sweet self, you've picked me up many of days and kept me going.

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GRACE2GRACE 1/19/2010 10:25PM

    WEll Deb I did it I turned 45 on the 13th of jan. And yeah I was right it really sucked. lol Not my birthday that was nice, Glenn and I went out and had a really nice meal. Its just different when I turned forty I felt like I had turned a corner, become more comfortable with myself and decided I liked me...turning 45 though just made me think how fast I went from 40 to 45 and how much faster will it be to 50? I don't know it just seems rather sucky. lol If you know what I mean. lol

Ps...I'm writing this too you 7 months after your birthday so enjoy all the unsucky stuff, you'll soon be here. hahaha
I should write for hallmark and see if I can't give everyone these warm and fuzzy thoughts. lol

Just kidding sweety I hope you'll be super happy and even more content at 45 I'm just totally wierd. It the whole thelma/louise complex. hahaha.
Heather DAwn

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MWRIGHT8 7/30/2009 9:49PM

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Glad you felt so great about it. Have an amazing year!

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GRACE2GRACE 7/30/2009 4:21PM

    Happy Birthday Deb. Just think we made it to the 40's and never killed anyone. hahaha.

I felt like you when I turned 40, more comfortable in my own skin. I'm looking at 45 this jan. though and not so thrilled about that.

Big birthday hugs,
HeatherDawn emoticon

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THEADMIRAL 7/29/2009 1:55PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday! I can't help but smile at your milestone day, I vaguely remember my 40th almost 16 years ago! And you are wise for your age: praying to stay in God's will is sooo much better than fighting for your will to be done! Because of God's grace to me, I met my future husband at 39, dated & married him at 41.5, gone back to college to get a degree in something I really love, and hey, the Adventure continues! Enjoy your 40's -- the 50's are Even Better. Vikki

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TUPPEN 7/29/2009 12:31PM

Just wait until your fiftieth ...
For me it meant changing my whole lifestyle from a consumer freak with a high management job to a "less is more lifestyle". It also entailed a rough divorce from my "co-spender" who did not want the "new" me.
As for god ... happy for you that you believe. Not too sure about that stuff myself.
During my voyage I also dropped of about 20 kilos. Just have a few more to go ... but they really suck to get rid of. Stubborn little things. But I have so much more energy and feel so much better now.
After my wedding on August 8th (yaiks ... 10 days away!!) I will make a new effort to get rid of them.
Good luck to you!

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ERNURSERN 7/29/2009 12:11PM

    I am really happy for you...I feel like I am going to be the same way you are when I turn 40 (2 months away!!)..I am healthier now than I have ever been in my life..I am so proud of you for feeling the way you feel...Happy birthday girl!!!

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here we go...again

Friday, January 02, 2009

OK...once again, its me...the backslider....i am back up to 149 pounds, and i've got to keep it under the 150 mark. it is so funny to me that i felt really good at 142 or so..even felt thin and lean, but only 7 lbs heavier, i feel like awful. i have allowed myself to give into this time of year and gain some weight back. not too much to say except "too much food and too little exercise." my fault, no one else to blame, 100% me...but i can do better...i have come to realize that even though i may appear to be hard on myself at times, i have got to because i can gain so quickly. i am once again reevaluating my goals.. will be monitoring food and exercise. i usually become so inactive this time of year, and it is so depressing to me b/c i hate cold weather and just winter in general. i love seeing color and trees with leaves, BUT....instead of complaining, i am gonna take something i have always seen as negative, and turn it into something positive. during the next couple cold dreary months, instead of using it as an excuse to become fat and lazy, i am gonna turn it into an opportunity to reevaluate my goals and work harder on acheiving them. instead of wearing shirts that cover up my weight gain, i will be working toward wearing tanks by the time spring time rolls around......hang in there with me, yall...we can do this! debbie

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CAREDFORONE 1/2/2009 5:54PM

    The cold really gets to be a bit much. we had 36" of snow last week, so I really like the Walk Away DVD's!
Wishing you the best on your goals! emoticon

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WORKMSS 1/2/2009 2:29PM

    You can do this! Develop a good set of goals and a plan. If you need help with this just shoot me an email.

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no more excuses...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I thought I would take a few moments to write my thoughts once again. I have been at a plateau for awhile, and even gained a couple pounds. I have told myself that I had been exactly on the plan for some time, but something hit me a few weeks ago that made me take a completely different view on my habits. My family and I were watching a movie and my son had an open bag of popcorn(extra butter, of course) anyway, i caught myself reaching over and grabbing a handful here and there, and finally my daughter asked me if I was not on my diet anymore. Another time I caught myself eating pieces of broken cookies that we had baked and then theres the french fries that fall in the bottom of the mcdonalds bag when i take my son out to eat. I had always done these things out of habit and never really thought much about it until my daughter asked me that night. I realize that every time i have lost weight before and then gained all of it back has not been due to totally 'going off the plan" but by allowing small exceptions that i wouldnt have allowed in the i have really paid attention to all these things and have stopped in my tracks here lately when i have catch myself literally with my hand in the cookie jar(or popcorn bag) ..i am now more excuses and hopefully i will get these couple pounds back off before they become 10 or 20 lbs....hang in there, yall...deb

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DANC1NG_QU33N 2/1/2008 5:47PM

    I'm wondering if the plateu broke after the holiday? and if it was good or bad? =)

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Monday, July 16, 2007

not sure what to title this.. just taking a few minutes and enter a journal. i have been looking over my progress..or lack of. . for the past few months. seems i have been stalled at 139-141 since January's reading being 141. i am not complaining..i usually gain in the summer since i am home all day to lay around and munch all day, so i am actually pleased in a sense, but in another, i guess i have used excuses to not try harder and accomplish my goals.i guess part of the reason i have not tried harder at times is because i am not unhappy at 140.i actually think i look pretty good and often get, " u dont wanna lose anymore, do ya?" sometimes i think that is because they are used to seeing me heavy, so i look thinner to them. i think I am renewing my goal again of 125.lets see, by oct. 1? i had almost settled for 140...hubby said he likes the weight i'm at and asked me not to lose anymore, and i ahve looked at newer photos and actually like the way i look, but i was checking my bmi and at 5"5", i am in the healthy range, but on the high end with bmi being 23.3. i have to go to the dr. for my work physical in the next week or so and will ask their opinion. i dont wanna use excuses either way. part of me thinks 140 is great then part of me wants to weigh less..i need at least 5 lbs to play with either way, since i can gain weight so quickly....anyway, will take it a day at a time and will decide whats best for me....deb.
PS...can anyone tell that i am somewhat confused by it all? lol

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LAURAAB 7/23/2007 2:09AM

    Are you happy with the way you look completely? Why bother with all the details if you are happy now? Your husband thinks you look great, you feel great, what is the issue? I am an inch shorter than you and I know that my high end weight for my height is 145 ...I was feeling pretty good at 147 but gained some back. I think if I got to 140 I would feel pretty good too. Then again, is it weight you need to lose or is it body toning that will slim and trim the remaining things up? Just enjoy life. You only have one, live it!

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