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"Who Am I in Christ"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am a Child of God....a Princess, Chosen of God, set apart and set free! LOL!!!
I am Forgiven, Whole, Covered in Grace, Loved Unconditionally, Empowered to Live victoriously in this present darkness....... with my cup overflowing .....full of Joy!

......I am so thankful for YOU{{{ Jesus! }}} I praise You and Worship You LOUDLY!
I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ - I am free because of YOU!

You call my name....You show off to me all the Time...Your laughter is Loud and sacred to my ears!! I love YOU! You know me and my identity is in You!
You are my Fortress, my Salvation, my High Tower and just a call away. You have never left me nor forsaken me......always been Faithful!

Thank You Jesus for surrounding me....it is Your Name that I hide in when I am challenged. I know I am secure. You have caused me to laugh in darkness and boldly approach Your throne. I am Unashamed....completely and without apology. You are So Generous ....I can never out give you! Your mercies are new daily to me. You arm me for war, and I don't look back once the fight begins as I know You win every battle! My confidence is in You!

Who are you in Christ? Please share you testimony, and declare God's goodness.
He is crazy about you !! LOL!! .....He truly is!
Let your Light shine before man that they might Know Who You are in Christ ...and that they might see Christ in you.

....just a thought........If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

  
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BBGOOGIN 9/17/2010 12:21PM

    This is a day late but not too late for praise, is it?! I am the child the King cares for.

Father, You are my burden bearer, the One upon Whom I can cast all my cares! You're Almighty and have a infinitely huge heart to carry everything that is not meant for me to carry. Thank You for your big broad shoulders! You're my place of Rest, the Secret Place, My Refuge, the Rock that is higher than I am. You're the Lifter of my head and the Grace that pours out to me in my weakness. You're the First and the Last, and all my days are hemmed into one place in your mind and understanding, all my days recorded ahead of time. The meaning of my life is in You and without You I am nothing and can do nothing. Thank You for creating me with the purpose of knowing Your love, Lord!

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JOYATLAST 9/16/2010 4:42PM

    I am priceless to my heavenly Father. I am His trophy. His love pursues me and overtakes me. He snatched me from destructions. He put a ring of authority on my finger. He provides for me, sings over me and celebrates with me. He gives me secret things. He chose me for greatness. He equipped me. He runs to me. How can I do anything but love Him!

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CYCLINGSANDY 9/16/2010 3:51PM

    I am a child of the King! He loves me so much, even though I am not worthy to be loved. I have been bought with a price. That price was God's only begotten son. That hits me hard. Could I have given my son to die for the sins of people? NO,no way! I love my son too much to want Him to die. Well, this is what God did for me! I know it grieved God to give His only son, but that was the plan. I will act like I belong to God. I will not leave to chance that others will not know that I am a child of God and He calls me friend!
I rest on the assurance of God's promises daily. I cannot get through a single day without talking to my God. He is my redeemer, my comforter, my friend, the Alpha, the Omega, and the beginning and the end. He orders my steps and gives me life,even breathe. He gives me a future and a hope. He protects me from the evil one. He holds me in the palm of His hands. He forgives me even before I ask Him to. He always wants His best for me! HE IS MINE AND I AM IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PAMAPPLE 9/16/2010 9:19AM

    Wonderful blog, Laura! It really made me stop to think of the attributes of God and how He has saved me from eternal damnation through the blood of Jesus. He has sanctified me and forgiven my sins, I am a new creature in Christ, He has given me a desire to draw close to Him and serve Him...I love Him with all my heart, mind and soul. He has healed me emotionally, physically and spiritually...He gives me direction and guidance and peace that passes all understanding..He provides for my needs, answers my prayers, enables us to forgive others. He delivers me from evil and won't allow me to be tempted beyond what I can bear...For thine is the Kingdom, the power and the glory forever! Thank you Jesus! I love you and your love endures forever! emoticon

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ELLIE381 9/16/2010 8:47AM

    Great Blog!

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 9/15/2010 9:24PM

    OH, LAURA, I love your joy! This is what MOST blessed me the first time I read your page--the JOY OF THE LORD!!!! Thank you for your post!

I am my Beloved's and He is MINE! His banner over me is LOVE. He will never leave me or forsake me! I am COMPLETE in Him! He is for me and NOT against me! He has called me by name and has written His name on my forehead. Called to be a pillar in the temple of my God. Taken to the SECRET place to abide in His presence forever and ever! Such knowledge is too wonderful for me! I CAN'T comprehend it, yet He wants me to be FILLED with that knowledge, ever growing in that love!

Thank you for encouraging us to CONSIDER His love!!!!

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VISUALLYRICS 9/15/2010 5:31PM

    I love that TJOEYMO ....He is Wild about me! LOL!
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TJOEYMO 9/15/2010 5:26PM

    WOOO HOOO, my friend! I just HAVE to copy this and share it! I have a friend that just overflows in the joy of the Lord (don't you just LOVE those people)!? She always says, 'I can't help it, the King is WILD about me'! I love that.

Thanks so much for this blog--it gave me goosebumps. I'm passin' it along! Amen and amen! :)

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ILOVEDOLPHINS73 9/15/2010 5:24PM

    That was truly beautiful!

I am His daughter, His meek & humble child, stumbling and fumbling, totally reliant on His grace and mercy. I am loved, cared for, forgiven, tenderly touched with His loving words through the Book of Life. I am a sister in the brotherhood of Christians. I will never forget the sacrifices that Jesus made on my behalf and strive to move in His favor, even in my mistakes. I am thankful for life, for second chances, for the opportunity to wear the name Christian through obedience of the gospel through baptism. I am so THANKFUL for all He has done and will do!! Praise the Lord for all who make the best choice in the world to become one of His.

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JODIRICHARDS 9/15/2010 5:12PM

    I am Yours, Oh God, bought with a price, forgiven and free. Released from the bondage of sin and death, alive to help other captives like me become free. I am heaven bound and want as many who are willing to join me but utterly aware of the consequences of those that choose not too. I am dearly loved and protected. Equipped to fight the good fight. Blessed beyond measure!
Thanks for the great reminder, wonderful way to start the day!

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1THING 9/15/2010 4:46PM

    what an excellent testimonial tribute of faith and belief! I agree!!!!!

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BIGDAD1211 9/15/2010 4:45PM

    I am His son, His friend, His brother. He watches over me and protect me. He leads me and guides my steps. He is my strength ad my shield and without Him I am nothing. My soul will be with Him in Heaven because He died for me and shed His Blood for me.
Thank You Jesus. I love you!


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appreciate your suggestions....

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

We are traveling 3,388 miles in October.....the going fuel rate cost is $2.35 - $2.60 all the way from Texas to Pennsylvania.....we get 17 miles to the gallon in our full size 2000 Chevy van....but I am told that loaded down with luggage, we will probably get 15.

I have "map-quested" our journey, and their calculated fuel cost is $450 round trip. Do you find Map-Quest to be a reliable site? I checked out AAA site and they said it would be $520 - $550.....for us, that is a difference we certainly want to be prepared for. emoticon

I am organized and prepared for the journey....just a few loose ends like this one need tying up...our trip will be from October 6th through October 16th.

{{ Any tips, advice or suggestions for me? }}

I Appreciate YOU!! ~ Laura

  
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GOALIEGRANDMA3 9/14/2010 11:04PM

    I would say it is better to error on the higher side than the lower.

Go with AAA, or average the two.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/14/2010 6:52PM

    That's a lot of miles on the road! Are you visiting family?

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 9/14/2010 5:06PM

    GOOD job, sisterlove, on being so PREPARED!!!!! You're amazing! I love it!

If it were me, I would go with AAA's suggestions. :-))))

LOVE you,

Susan
P.S. WISH you were coming NORTH!!!!

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fearlessly entering the Autumn season Strong!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

....It's been a little over a week since I last blogged.....

I am doing quite well. Yes, I really have found my groove because I can't wait to exercise daily now! I just LOVE Quick Firing to praise/worship DVD's!!! The fitness routines ROCK!!!!

I am thriving in my "no sugar" perspective...it's a strong way to enter the Fall season ....a season chalk-full of holidays with holiday foods screaming at me. LOL!
I am on day 18 today of the No Sugar Challenge. Faithfulness is paying off. I am able to attend numerous church potlucks, parties, lots of get-to-gethers and leave the sweets alone. For me it is just better not to touch it....it always gets me started..... I just despise feeling like I could eat a whole pan of brownies...I am not a one brownie kind of gal. I don't like that uncontrollable feeling. It's not worth it to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Last week I lost 3#, and I have held that loss this week. I hope to drop more soon!
I lost 1" last month, and really hope to drop more inches in September. I plan to!


My stats are:

*** Stats ***
Abs: 27.5"
Waist: 27.5"
Bust: 34.5"
Hips: 39"
Glutes: 39"
Thigh: 18"
Bicep: 11.5"


He learned discipline and obedience in the wilderness ~ Hebrews 4:15
.......sometimes this journey can seem like a wilderness, but be faithful and He will reward you openly! He gave His all for us!
....I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me!
emoticonLet's Do It, Friends!! You are worth it! I am worth it! emoticon

Let's Live out this Adopted Lifestyle with zeal and energy.....giving it all we've
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BELLACUDDLES 9/14/2010 2:57PM

    Isn't it amazing how getting rid of the weight can give us sooooo much energy and zeal! May God continue to set your hear aglow, Laura!

Love,
Barbara

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DESERT_BIRD 9/13/2010 3:12PM

    Hi Laura,
You are doing great!

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PAMAPPLE 9/12/2010 3:36PM

    We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! Thanks for following up on my progress! We are victorious through Jesus! emoticon

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JOYATLAST 9/11/2010 8:43PM

    You are inspiring me with the "no sugar" thing. I did that once with great success. Did not drink a soda for a year. I know I can "do it again"!!!!

I have a picture of Jesus laughing. Never seen one like yours. It's all part of being human.

Thanks for sharing your success. It's contagious.

Love,
Joy

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JOYFULMOMTO5 9/9/2010 10:44PM

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So proud of you for sticking with the sugar fast & for the awesome weight loss. emoticon
Still praising our Savior with you!

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 9/9/2010 3:49PM

    I am glad you found your grove and are not tempted by sweets any more. That is fantastic. I think that one would be really hard for me. You are doing great!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/9/2010 3:39PM

    You are doing so well!
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SONYATAYLOR1 9/9/2010 3:28PM

    You go girl!! emoticon emoticon

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....I found my groove!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

I have noticed that I want to exericse longer when I am doing it to Praise and Worship Music....in Particular....this album: Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah!

I can go on and on....increasing my intensity -- it is Amazing!!! Time just escapes me!! It is only after, that I realize just how intense the routine was!! I LOVE it! I am totally drenched.

I have truly Found my Groove!! LOL!! ...I use hand weights off and on, working the whole body and no breaks either....very much like the Shred. I do squat thrusts, lots of plank workouts, way too many jump jacks and double jacks, push up planks, oblique twists, lots of ab routines and even difficult Pilates moves as well as a warm up and cool down.....It is AWESOME! What makes the difference is that I feel I am at a Praise Concert, and my mind is so filled with laughter and worship that I lose track of time.
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I could do this forever....for a lifetime! So, this is my adopted lifestyle choice of fitness! LOL!

I truly hope you find yours as it makes the journey enjoyable!

  
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NORTHWOODSMOM8 9/6/2010 12:55PM

    AMEN!!!! And I love this phrase: adopted lifestyle choice! I saw that updated on your profile as well! I may borrow the phrase with your permission. :-)

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CONDACHE 9/4/2010 3:45PM

    emoticonThats awesome! emoticon
I do the same thing maybe I should try Michael W. Smith, never heard of him.

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7PASTORMIKE7 9/3/2010 10:12PM

    Laura,
I really enjoy Michael W. Smith !
I workout to several of his CD's !
Having Godly music really gets you motivated to do more !
Thanks for sharing this !
Pastor Mike

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 9/3/2010 11:24AM

    I agree with you and I love that CD. I am so glad that is working for you. Keep it up and keep praising.

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BELLACUDDLES 9/3/2010 11:03AM

    That really does make for an enjoyable journey!!! PTL!!!!!

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DESERT_BIRD 9/2/2010 7:28PM

    Exercise is addicting!! I am so glad that you found your groove!

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BESTSUSIEYET 9/1/2010 9:52PM

    Your enthusiasm is Contagious!! emoticon wish I could be there with you!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/1/2010 5:39PM

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CYCLINGSANDY 9/1/2010 3:47PM

    You have decsrbed how I love to exercise too. I listen to Praise music when I ride my bike, am at the fitness center or do my exercise at home. It is the best way to me. We are giving God the glory and making our bodies more fit to serve Him.

Praise God you have found your groove! emoticon emoticon

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{{the enemy has been defeated!}}

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

....Just google this powerful song on YouTube -- Michael W. Smith - Shout Unto God (Live).....and Be Blessed!! LOL!!!!!! Shout to Him as you worship Him!


I am lifting my voice in Victory and declaring that the enemy is defeated in my Life once again...I Praise The Lamb!!!! ....I am laughing as I type.... =)
I laugh in the presence of darkness for my Jesus is with me in darkness and His light shines in darkness and lifts up my head above my enemies. My cup runs over as I trust His heart for me....His purpose may not be clear in the beginning of a challenge, But Hold On....He will ride it out with you - that's a Promise!

Thank You Jesus for the challenges, the testings, the warfare you allow us to walk through from time to time.......You are ALWAYS in Control! You never give us anything we cannot handle if we walk after Your Spirit...Romans 8:1
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I have been fasting different meals, eating less on the whole, quick firing like a maniac (LOL!) and resting in the Presence of Jesus as well as crying out to Him ....seeking His Heart.....clinging to Him....my life depends on Him!
...and in this time I have already lost 2# and feel energized through his Spirit and my obedience in this sugar challenge( day 9 today!)....self-discipline in one area of your life tends to flow in other areas too....I Praise Him!

Those of you who are being tested right now....Hold On!....He is faithful ....keep clinging and trust His heart for you! You are of Great Value to the King!!
Wait on Him and just see what He has in store for you!

love ~ Laura, His servant

  
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DETERMINEDJANET 9/15/2010 12:36PM

    Love it when the enemy is defeated! I've been defeating him this week myself. Whoo Hoo!

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NJOHNSTON64 9/15/2010 9:07AM

    I'm holdin' on! It's always good to be reminded.
emoticon for the great words of encouragement!!

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GODZDESIGN95 9/1/2010 11:50PM

    one of my favs. The devil is defeated indeed!!!!!!!

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GODZDESIGN95 9/1/2010 11:49PM

    one of my favs. The devil is defeated indeed!!!!!!!

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IAMWINNING 9/1/2010 8:00PM

    God if so emoticon

Thank you for sharing this joy and victory celebration with us. I'm glad I 'read the last page of the book' and know that God has already gotten the victory, and is just working it out in us until the day of Jesus' second coming.

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NORTHWOODSMOM8 9/1/2010 6:51PM

    PRAISE HIS NAME!!!!! I totally agree in prayer with NO weapon formed against you shall PROSPER! Hallelujah! He is VICTOR! Thank you, Lord Jesus, for all the victories YOU GIVE! We joy in the STRENGTH You give! Praising the LORD with you, my dear!

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CRYSTLE4HIM2010 9/1/2010 2:55PM

    amen

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7PASTORMIKE7 9/1/2010 2:40PM

    I rejoice with you my Sister in the Lord !! Praise God for the "VICTORY" !!!! We have already won the battle with Jesus on our side ! Nothing by any means can defeat us !! Shout out loud and proclaim that "No weapon formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord." Isaiah 54:17. I pray that the love of Jesus be all over you today, my Sister !! Pastor Mike

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PAMAPPLE 8/31/2010 9:34PM

    Praise the Lord that God gave you the victory!

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JOYFULMOMTO5 8/31/2010 7:50PM

    AMEN, dear Sister in the Lord!!! He IS faithful! Keep proclaiming His goodness. emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/31/2010 7:29PM

    Yes, Indeed!

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JODIRICHARDS 8/31/2010 7:15PM

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Amen and Amen! Celebrating the victory with you! emoticon Yea GOD!

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