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Sometimes, life is about just putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes, it is just breathing.
Take a deep breath. Stop. Now take another. Stop. Now, take one step. You don’t have to run. Just move your foot from point A to ... Read more
Met my weight goal-Whoo-hoo!!
It took years, but finally today, I met my weight goal. 103 is me! I feel better than I have in years. My knees don't ache anymore. I am more active than I have been in years. I play with my grandkids. My blood pressure is 98/63. My cholesterol... Read more
What do you do if you accidentally eat something you think tastes tainted?
Recently, we purchased a precooked chicken, came right home and began to eat it. The first leg, I thought to myself, "this tastes funny." I shrugged it off to not r... Read more
Only the present is clear.
Parts of the past have faded,
Becoming a blur.
The future flows by shimmering like an ocean wave.
For its' momentary existence.
No amount of rushing can bring tomorrow now.
No amount of ... Read more
Glory to God
I really do need to give God the glory in my weight loss journey because he was with me every step of the way. He encouraged me to keep on trying. At the point where I was really ready to give up he gave me a vision of how far I'd come. With onl... Read more
Blessed be thou, O Jehovah, the God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.
11 Thine, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine; th... Read more
Light has long been a symbol for good and darkness for evil.
About the time that God was commanding Moses regarding the plagues of Egypt, there is one particular plague in Exodus 10 where darkness falls upon Egypt for the space of three day... Read more
The heavens declare the glory of God
For the director of music. To the tune of â€śDo Not Destroy.â€ť Of David. A miktam.[b] When he had fled from Saul into the cave.
Have mercy on me, my God, have mercy on me,
for in you I take refuge.
I wil... Read more
Baggy Pants Syndrome
Well, it has finally happened. I've lost so much weight that none of my clothes fit anymore.
My husband asks, "What happened to your butt? Where is it? Good grief woman, you are melting away!"
If this is all true, then why am I not satisf... Read more
Sometimes Today is in Yesterday
Praise the Lord.[a]
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever.
Who can proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord
or fully declare his praise?
Blessed are ... Read more
Thorn in the Flesh
Remember that thorn in the flesh that Paul talks about and how he believes that Godâ€™s whole purpose in giving it too him was so that he wouldnâ€™t get haughty or glory too much. It got me to thinking maybe I should stop praying to have the tho... Read more
Counting the Fourth
How do we count the value of a day? Do we value it by the amount we purchased or sold? Or by the amount we contributed to a cause? Do we add up all the time and effort of all those who lived before us gave so we could celebrate our freedom? Or i... Read more
Jude 1 The Message (MSG)
1-2 I, Jude, am a slave to Jesus Christ and brother to James, writing to those loved by God the Father, called and kept safe by Jesus Christ. Relax, everythingâ€™s going to be all right; rest, everythingâ€™s coming ... Read more
Resisting Sin to the Point of Shedding Blood
Discipline in a Long-Distance Race
12 1-3 Do you see what this meansâ€”all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means weâ€™d better get on with it. Strip down, start runningâ€”and never quit! No extra spi... Read more
Nothing but the Cross
Nothing but the Cross
6 1-3 Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the dayâ€™s out. Stoop down and reach out to those... Read more