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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Do not pray for easy lives; pray to be stronger men. Do
not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal
to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no
miracle, but you yourself shall be a miracle. Every day you
shall wonder at yourself, at the richness of life which has
come to you by the grace of God.
... Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

This quote really spoke to me today, so I thought I'd share it here. It was sent from cqod.com in their daily devotional email.

If everything were possible for me in my own strength, then I would be tempted to take credit for my accomplishments myself. But it's God's grace that makes my personal victories possible. I'm thankful that he sometimes gives me "impossible" things to do, so I can see and experience that grace at work.



Sunday, September 09, 2007

Schrank is the German word for wardrobe. Most apartments don't have walk-in closets or other forms of built-in storage here. You have to buy a Schrank for your clothes, as well as your other "stuff".

On the one-day challenge team, we are supposed to get rid of clutter today. I've been gradually getting rid of the oversize clothes but haven't really made a clean sweep.DF has altered just about everything that can be altered. I think it's TIME! I also need to change out summer things for winter things, so I'm going to do that as well.

Don't want this to be an overwhelming project, so I'm going to set the timer for an hour and just do it for that long. My reward will be to order some new jeans online with the 10 euro coupon I have for Lands End Germany. I'll post here when I'm done!



Monday, September 03, 2007

I'm fighting a uti and unfortunately had to start antibiotics today. I was down 3 pounds on the scale so that cheered me up some on this rainy, cold day. I'm feeling somewhat better this evening but am really looking forward to my heating pad and bed!

When I'm feeling sick (not just tired, but sick), I tend to look for comfort in food. Fortunately, I had made a big pot of black bean soup yesterday - so that was comforting enough to keep me from eating cake or the other temptations that were thrown my way today. As a snack, I did have one of the whole wheat muffins I made myself. But it was amazing that today two people brought cake to share for different reasons (1 having a birthday, 1 celebrating her permanent hire as secretary at the language school) when we can go weeks without having any shared treats. Today was my day to face temptation. Funny that was the theme on One Day Challenge today, too. Thankful for the Lord's sustaining power and help in resisting. It would have been so easy to blow it today.

The three pound loss was good news after another 3-week plateau. My df and prayer partner has altered some clothes for me so I can start wearing the "new" stuff tomorrow. I've been getting tired of baggy pants.

Lots of things to pray for on Wednesday: that same df for her job interview, another df for her tummy tuck surgery (a weight loss success!), and the church's special community kids program.



Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I've hit another plateau but I'm pretty sure I'll break through next week. I think one thing that has caused it is lack of sleep. I'm just not getting enough sleep at night. I blame it on my current crazy schedule and make all kinds of other excuses, but the thing is, I just need to go to bed earlier. So that's what I'm going to do. Now.


Who Am I?

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Who am I? This is what God's word says about me:

I am the salt of the earth. (Matt. 5:13)
I am the light of the world. (Matt. 5:14)
I am a child of God. (John 1:12)
I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ's life. (John 15:1,5)
I am Christ's friend. (John 15:15)
I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. (John 15:16)
I am a slave of righteousness. (Rom. 6:18)
I am enslaved to God. (Rom. 6:22)
I am a daughter of God; God is spiritually my Father. (Rom 8:14,15; Gal. 3:26; 4:6)
I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him. (Rom. 8:17)
I am a temple - a dwelling place - of God. His Spirit and His life dwells in me. (1 Cor. 3:16; 6:19)
I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. (1 Cor. 6:17)
I am a member of Christ's body. (1 Cor. 12:27; Eph. 5:30)
I am a new creation. (2 Cor. 5:17)
I am reconciled to God and am a minister of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18, 19)
I am a daughter of God and one in Christ. (Gal. 3:26,28)
I am an heir of God since I am a daughter of God. (Gal. 4:6,7)
I am a saint. (Eph. 1:1, 1 Cor. 1:2; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:2)
I am God's workmanship - His handiwork - born anew in Christ to do His work. (Eph. 2:10)
I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God's family. (Eph. 2:19)
I am a prisoner of Christ. (Eph. 3:1; 4:1)
I am righteous and holy. (Eph. 4:24)
I am a citizen of heaven, seated in heaven right now. (Phil. 3:20; Eph. 2:6)
I am hidden with Christ in God. (Col. 3:3)
I am an expression of the life of Christ because He is my life. (Col. 3:4)
I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved. (Col. 3:12; 1 Thess. 1:4)
I am a daughter of light and not of darkness. (1 Thess. 5:5)
I am a holy partaker of a heavenly calling. (Heb. 3:1)
I am a partaker of Christ; I share in His life. (Heb. 3:14)
I am one of God's living stones, being built up in Christ as a spiritual house. (1 Pet. 2:5)
I am a member of a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own posseesion. (1 pet. 2:9,10)
I am an alien and stranger to this world in which I temporarily live. (1 Pet. 2:11)
I am an enemy of the devil. (1 Pet. 5:8)
I am a child of God and I will resemble Christ when he returns. (1 John 3:1,2)
I am born of God, and the evil one - the devil - cannot touch me. (1 John 5:18)
I am not the great "I am" (Ex. 3:14; John 8:24, 28, 58), but by the grace of God, I am what I am. (1 Cor. 15:10)

....adapted from"Victory over the Darkness" by Neil Anderson

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HONEYBEEDEBBIE 4/20/2010 11:29AM

    Thank you so much for posting this! What the Lord sees in me is the ONLY thing that matters... PRAISE GOD!!

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SKINNEYONE2 8/23/2007 1:57PM

    Yes you are and Praise God you can say it!!
Have a great day and good luck.
Blessings always,

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