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Saturday, 3/16/13

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Our day began at 5:30 a.m. as we needed to fill up little boy's stomach before heading out to meet the church bus to head to the final Bible Quiz meet. It was fun to talk to friends from co-op once we got there and get our team set up to go. I enjoyed helping "coach" today instead of sitting down with all the quizzers to score. Gave me a perfect spot to sign "focus" or "sit up straight" to Isaac all morning. He did so great too. Only missed 4 out of 60 questions so got another gold medal. He was so glad to finally get his "big" trophy for the memory work as to him it said "You are finished!"

I am sharing this next photo after much debate only because it is a "moment of truth" photo that I plan to use for motivation. I truly don't see myself this way, but photos don't lie. Must change this look! It is really hard for me to put this photo "out there" as those same old fears come of not being good enough. I feel safer posting it here as we are all working on the same overall goal and we're all over the weight scale with what we need to accomplish.

Tomorrow we only have church on the schedule. Whoo Hoo! The kids are both hoping to have friends over for the afternoon so we'll be BBQ'g hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch. Maegann has to work with the missions team during children's church and Tim plans to go be in there with her to help keep her safer from the mean kids. We already know the children's director will be gone so she won't need to implement her plan that she worked on with her counselor so hopefully no words are offered from the mean kids.

Weighing & Measuring Challenge
Once again a day of pre-measured items. I'm thinking this challenge may get to change in April as long as I really focus on the days where they are not! I'm seeing a "more days at the gym" challenge coming up.....

You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption. (Romans 8:15)

If our stubborn minds would absorb that we are accepted by God because of Jesus Christ, our choices and subsequent behaviors would be profoundly affected.

Think about the impact of this for a moment. What is a bigger contributor to consistent defeat than insecurity? How many foolish decisions does it motivate? I made some of my worst choices in an attempt to be accepted.

In our search for the root of our self-destructive tendencies, all we have to do is follow the stem of insecurities. But no matter how long we've been in bondage to it, we don't have to stay that way.

(Beth Moore "Believing God Day by Day")
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    Proud of you for posting that photo!

    Congrats to Isaac! That is such an accomplishment for him.
    1804 days ago
  • FIT4MEIN2013
    Your days are so full! I miss homeschooling. It was a warm, bonding time building a wonderful productive young woman.
    1805 days ago
    Janet - we never enjoy those moments of truth - hard to look at them - congrats for taking it on!
    1805 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    You're doing so well
    1805 days ago
    Congrats to Isaac!

    Hope your Sunday stays nice and calm! Enjoy!
    1806 days ago
    Congratulations to Isaac!

    In my case, I never go to the gym since I can't afford it. I mainly invested in some dumb bells, some stretchy bands, and a balance ball, and do most of my exercise at home, except for walking. If the weather gets too bad, I do have a DVD of Walking Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone, but most of the time I manage to get outside some -- especially to take my doggies out!
    1806 days ago
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