Friday, March 21, 2014

Bible verse on Trust- my word for 2014.

"Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I lift up my soul." - Psalm 143:8

I currently have a part time job that I absolutely love. I wish I could stay there forever. However, with the  economy the way it is I have to continue to look for a full time position with benefits. This saddens me. 

But I have put it in the hands of the Lord. I will do what He  wants me to do. My word for 2014 is TRUST.

I have to trust the Lord to help me to do His will in all  aspect of my life.

Lent March 21.2014

God, I know that You want me to be like salt on the earth, like a candle in the dark, a lighthouse on a hill, so that others will come to You. Cleanse me anew that I will be a witness for You. Show me how You want to penetrate the darkness of my domain with Your light. Help me to be a positive influence in the places where I live, work, study, play. Thank you, Lord.

I never realized how hard it is to give up something until now. I have learned that I am selfish, lack willpower, eat more than I should, and the wrong types of food, don't exercise like I should, and when I am not busy at home I procrastinate. I was told Sunday's don't count for lent. ( I don't think I would be strong enough to let it go for a day)

At work I am totally different. I am organized, reliable, and  motivated. I can't say for sure why I am that way.But I know it is something I have to work on.

Food. I love bread, pasta, rolls, cookies, if it has carbs I love it! There is very little easy to cook ,fast food to make that doesn't have carbs. One day is a moment of weakness I ate 2 bagels, like they were the last bagels on earth. I have worked so hard just to sabotage myself. Tomorrow we are taking our daughter and girls out to lunch to celebrate our youngest 5th birthday, And they want pizza. I need to something else to eat, maybe a salad.

I have gone through 14 eggs so far, and salad!!!  I have had chicken, fish, tuna salad on the salad,  Just haven't lost but two pounds. I need to exercise too! I know if I combine the two activities, it would be more likely to work, but I procrastinate. Oh I have all night I can do it later, tomorrow, after my nap... 

Facebook . Not so bad, I do feel like I am missing alot. Looking forward to updating myself after lent, however, one of the reason I gave up facebook for lent was because one night Gary said the when he comes in from work , I say hi to him but I don't look up  computer or get up off the sofa.. I have been off the computer when he comes home, greet him with a kiss and don't get back on the computer until after dinner, I didn't realize I was doing that . I know that what is happening in my home with my husband is way more interesting than what's on the computer!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lent day 4

Another hard day. egg omelette for breakfast, no lunch. shrimp and cashew Chinese food. without rice. But I did eat an egg roll and cookie, then we went out to Blogs Park, for a birthday party and I had two small glasses of white Zinfandel wine and some ( 6-10) Belgian mini creme puffs.

Other wise good. I walked 30 minutes on tred mill .   I hurt my knee somehow,and also my back

Saturday, March 8, 2014

2nd Prayer

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, I pray that You will give me the insight as to how to use the tools You have given me--whether spiritual gifts, talents, skills, work place or other--as a ministry in daily life. I don't just want to work, take care of my self and my family, my dwelling place, and participate in church life, I want to actually have a mind of ministry to do Your will and impact lives for You. May You move and minister through my life to accomplish Your purpose. Thank You. In Jesus' name, amen.


I generally post these prayers on facebook, but since I have given up facebook for lent I have decided to post it on my blog.

Today's Prayer
Dear God, I have felt emotional pain and I have experienced physical pain. I have seen the affects of all kinds of pain in other people's lives. It is not pretty. I hope and pray that I will always be able to reach out to others, think of them, think of good things, think of you, rather than focus on my own pain. When I am able to reach out and help someone else, my spirit is filled with joy, happiness, and satisfaction. It takes my mind off my own pain and problems, and directs it to a better perspective. Please minister through me to ease the pain of my family, friends, neighbors, coworkers, church leaders, whoever needs a special touch. In Jesus' name I pray, amen. 

Lent Day 3- a little rough

Day three and Gary wants pizza. WOW, I did eat the toppings off one slice and the thick part of the crust but not the entire piece I also had two root beers.  Tonight we are going out with Tom and Kathy, we are going to get Chinese food and then go to Blobs Parks for some oldies. The hard part will be the alcohol.I will limit myself. But I feel over all I am doing well.

 This morning I had a two egg omelette with mushrooms and cheese, two cups of coffee.
No face book since Tuesday the 4th of March... That's differently the easiest part.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day two completed!

I was  able to get through day two , I had two boiled eggs for  breakfast, salad and smoked turkey for lunch and spaghetti squash and pasta meat sauce. So good. Great substitute  for spaghetti!
Down 3 pounds! Extra benefit for lent, giving up weight!

God is with me.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lent 2014

I have never given anything up for Lent. But this year I made the decision to give up Facebook for Lent, as well as obvious Carbs. such as cereal, potatoes, bread, chips,cookies.

  1. So far one day done and I succeeded. We will see what today brings.This morning a had two boiled eggs for breakfast. I plan on salad with smoked turkey for lunch, and stir fry veggies and fish (Talapia). I pray for strength to be steadfast on my resolve to give up Facebook and Carbs for Lent