Joining the Community Team
Was checking out spark points, and decided I'd look into this. So, I copy pasted the requirements here for a reminder for myself. Hopefully I'll continue to have ENOUGH spare time at work to maintain membership!
We have a change coming t... Read more
TRYING NEW FOODS
I can be adventurous, which is probably why I make it as a missionary...
I already tried alligator (Italian sausage at an art festival here in Rochester) but I had it a different way inPeru. There is a large, tasty fish there called Paiche, an... Read more
BEEF! and other good foods
I haven't had real beef in a while - can't count those 2 pathetic burgers I got at Burger King on my way home from buffalo -! And while it is possible to get beef in Peru, they don't really know how to cook it so it's nice and tender (like when... Read more
the Value in a Good Workout!
Recently I began to add some crunches to my strengthening exercises, especially since for the 3rd week in a row Abi and I managed to sweep and mop the floors! I want to exercise the abs and obliques to help with muscle tone. Well, yesterday was ... Read more
the Belief in Sowing and Reaping
It's a Biblical principle. We often hear the equivalent, "What goes around, comes around." Galatians sums it up pretty well: (NIV)"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, ... Read more
The Value of Encouragement
I almost gave in again tonight...Earlier today I HAD indulged in pizza and wings at school...Last day of school, and I figured it may also be the last time I GET p&w because I shan't be having any while in Peru. Well, I'll be having CHICKEN to b... Read more
the Value of Self Control 2
Learning to eat right and stay fit is tied in with self control...and I have to rejoice because today i see some fruit of that, for I weighed in at 232 - thiry pounds from when I started. And I'm sure I'll drop those other 2 pounds in time to ma... Read more
the Value of Self-Control
It occured to me not long ago that those things I list as values are quite often the fruits of the Spirit.I think one can even put stewardship in the category of self-control, because one controls personal desires in favor of long term goals and... Read more
the Belief in the LORDSHIP of Jesus Christ...in ALL things
AKA, doing all things as unto the Lord...including weight loss, not for the sake of losing weight as much as being a good steward of this temple we're given, and learning healthy habits...It's because He is Lord in EVERY area of my life, not "ju... Read more
the Value of LONGSUFFERING
Now commonly known as PATIENCE...but I think LONGSUFFERING is a better word. One suffers for a long time...endures pain for a long time...and yet can be kind, through the love of God shed abroad in our hearts. The trial of suffering is also capa... Read more
the Belief in HEAVEN
Specifically, a heavenly life after this...that what we experience here and now is only a part, the SMALLEST part, of what is to come. Jesus said He was going to prepare a place for us, and that if it weren't so, He would have told us.
The sur... Read more
the Value of STEWARDSHIP...4?
Time is one of the things we must steward."Manage" is the term we usually use, but it IS a matter of stewardship. I NEED to have time with the Lord - He is my Life, my reason for being, my purpose. If I neglect my relationship with HIm, all else... Read more
the Belief in the WORD of God
It's amazing to consider, this piece of literature can be read in so many ways. But best of all is its veracity and applicability to our lives, and how ETERNAL it is - How God can quicken a scripture to you, to speak directly to you for a partic... Read more
te Value of REVERENCE toward God
I took my granddaughter Lakeiah to church with me today. She enjoys the opportunity to dance and to wave a flag. But occasionally she forgets WHY, and I have to remind her, it is not PLAY time, and it is certainly not time to be focusing on Josi... Read more
the Belief in the FAMILY OF GOD
I love my earthly family. Dad's gone, but I have some fond memories, and I knew he loved me. Mom remains, and she's also a believer, as are my 3 sisters, Pam, Leigh, and Gwyn - and we're all getting together this weekend with Mom! I don't know i... Read more
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