Friday, November 29, 2013

Its Black Friday!!!

THE MAD DASH

So what its Black Friday?  Are you shopping til you drop?  NOT ME.  I used to work Retail and that was enough, and I have never gone shopping on Black Friday.  Too many people, too much hype, potential for problems. nothing I need that bad, that I have to camp out for a week to buy. I'd rather stay away and eat leftovers!  What about you?  If its your thing, more power to you!  Oh and I am sad a family holiday is increasingly being encroached upon by stores opening on Thanksgiving.  Again nothing I need that bad!

THE MAD GRAB


THE DAY AFTER TURKEY DINNER! LOL



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013!



1 Thessalonians 5:18A  "In everything give thanks" 

This Thanksgiving I have so much I am thankful for. I thank God everyday, but particularly on Thanksgiving day. Let me count my blessings

1 My health, that I am able to get up and go, have my mind.
2. My job and money coming in to pay bills.
3. A roof over my head.
4. Clothes on my back.
5. Food on my table
6. Medication in my cabinet.
7. A car to drive and gas to put in it.
These are tangible things there are intangibles like...

Family, friends, good memories, gifting, a calling, spiritual blessing.  Too many things to mention here!

Give THANKS!

Thanksgiving Day Dinner \\\The turkey from yesterday lol


Monday, November 25, 2013

Monday Medley: Thanksgiving Edition, "Thankful Heart" Petra



This song always reminds me how thankful I am, and where my thanksgiving belongs.  Not much to say today, I am very busy working, and working on my paper, as well as preparing for my exam.  I decided I have to turn off the TV, usually background noise is helpful, not right now its a distraction.  If you pray please pray for me in my completion for this class.
Blessings to you

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Medley, Song of Faith: White Heart - Desert Rose

Today being the Monday after Communion Sunday, I share a song of faith.  This song is one I used to listen to quite often, during what I would call the "Dark night of the Soul" time in my life.  Its an old song by a group named White Heart. Faith is something we must wrestle with, I find at times I "wrestle" with God over things, circumstances, doctrine, and life situations.  That makes faith real to me.  Its one thing to sit and listen to a preacher, or teacher  or simply read the Bible and say yep I believe that.  However, its when we question our faith, our theology, and doctrine. Its when we examine for our selves the Scripture, relating to our experience, and what the Spirit of God is whispering to our soul that we learn its reality in our heart, mind, and life.  My faith is NOT a doctrine, or a denomination, any organized religion.  My faith is a relationship. Are you struggling with an issue of faith today?

 Hope you enjoy this song and that it speaks to your spirit and feeds a need.

Look at the hair style in this video!!! LOL
http://youtu.be/O7OGieXHM5g

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A Healthier Me

For several years I have been on a quest to lose weight, and I have.  I have gone from about 230 to as of today 167.5.  Recently, I have embarked on a regimen of exercise and better eating.  I eat five smaller meals a day. I have been walking a mile a day most days for awhile.  Recently, I increased that to  two miles during the week, and three on the weekend.  In the morning I doing stretching exercises and push ups.  In the colder and rainy days, I will go to the fitness center at my apartment and walk the treadmill, and elliptical machine and at least two times a week  lift weights.  I am not trying to become Mr. Muscle but be healthier, physically able to perform my work and enjoy my life.

Two encouragers I have are my employer, through an extensive wellness program. Including a website where I log my walks, and other exercise and earn badges for things like 7 day work out, getting a physical, and things like that.  If I do the primary things they say I should, I can earn $900 in healthcare expense money. The second encourager, is my friend who is on a journey of losing weight and being healthier himself.  In fact he has a blog about it, you can view it here, http://www.madfatmandiary.blogspot.com/  Give him encouragement if you like.  He is making great progress.  He uses my fitness pal.

So as part of my journey, I will keep on moving forward in my health quest, education quest, my vocation, and my life!  I hope you do too.