The Gratitude Challenge 11/16
In today's Gratitude Challenge, Nancy DeMoss tells about a woman she once interviewed - a woman who had faithfully memorized and meditated on Scripture for more than fifty years, and stated that she had never really been depressed. Whenever she ... Read more
The Gratitude Challenge 11/6
I love the Bible teaching of Nancy Leigh DeMoss (Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth after marrying recently). I'm finding her gratitude challenge to be just what I needed during this month of thanksgiving and would like to share some things I've learned ...... Read more
Recipe: Banana Flip Smoothie
This is one of my favorite healthy smoothies . . .
Banana Flip Smoothie
2 cups (2 medium) diced bananas
1 cup cold fat-free milk or soy milk
1/4 cup fat free half & half
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 cup crushe... Read more
I love Sundays because I love worship – although I realize that worship takes place every day of the week. But it is pure joy to play the piano in our worship band and this song from today’s worship really touched me. Here’s the chorus of “Stron... Read more
I'm just now discovering that Spark has some very helpful articles and I particularly enjoyed one I found today entitled "Quick and Healthy Breakfast Ideas." I've often been guilty of making a cup of coffee stretch for a long time, but am workin... Read more
I was listening to the news last night as the reporter talked about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Super Saturday, the busiest shopping days of the year. Suddenly I just wished all that could be stripped away, leaving only the Christ child in a... Read more
I rarely have time to blog (and don't even like to), but I thought I would share a journal of thanks that I've kept during the month of November:
- I'm thankful for my godly mom and dad. I wish they were still with me, but am thankful that... Read more
Back on Track
The Thanksgiving holidays were wonderful, but I completely quit exercising. Maintained same weight, though!
Yesterday I just had to force myself to exercise - and then felt so much better! So now I'm back on track in that area, as well as... Read more
A Different Thanksgiving
I’ve always benefited from reading the daily e-mails and articles, and this one on surviving Thanksgiving is no exception. Here are some things it points out:
1) The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories and 229 grams of f... Read more
Thank you, Veterans!
Yesterday at church, we honored veterans who were in our service, and also those currently in the military and their families. A beautiful season of prayer was followed by the playing of Taps. It was a very moving service.
It made me thin... Read more
Words that made me think
A gentleman on one of the teams expressed that he was discouraged, that he was feeling down and unmotivated to keep going. After losing 40 pounds, he had gained 4 back. Then he said, "These changes in my life have made an impact and I don't wa... Read more
End of a good week
I'm four days into getting serious about exercise, and am extremely pleased with the results. I've lost 1.5 pounds - but that doesn't really count, because I gained 1.5 pounds the week before! But what surprises me is how much better I feel, a... Read more
A New Beginning
I'm new at this journaling thing, but want to give it a try.
After one week of trying to get serious with this plan, I've had mixed results. I've consumed a lot more water and decaf liquids, fruits & veggies - and I even exercised four tim... Read more