Sunday, June 29, 2008

Exercise Challenge

OK I've joined an online exercise challenge thingy! I have been walking for the past 2 weeks oh and I won a 2 month membership to Private Workout here in Flower Mound. That was a sign that it is OK to workout again. You see before when I was working out I was making exercise an idol as well as my body. It was a motivation to be better, to look better, to lose weight and to look...well...really good in jeans! But that was in vain, not for the temple of God, not in thanks to Him but for me...all for me. So now my motivation is different, God has transformed my heart into something different and I am not making exercise a center of my day. It is so great to be able to go hit the gym or go for a walk and not have it control you, or consume you. A good friend of mine Susan told me that I need to take care of my temple so that I can be better for His kingdom and to do the work here that He needs me to do. If I am sick and unhealthy how can I be a help to His kingdom...she has a good point. Thank you Susan. Thanks God.

A Living Sacrifice

Romans 12:1-4
12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, [1] by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. [2] 2 Do not be conformed to this world, [3] but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. [4]

Friday, June 27, 2008


Now I know what I can blog about and it will help keep me accountable!! :-) Last night at Recovery at the Village I picked up a blue chip. This chip represents my desire to get into better habits. It's also a confession of making poor food choices, well basically my sin has been gluttony and laziness. Mostly laziness because honestly I'd rather not put a lot of effort into what I eat, I am lazy. There, I said it. I have not been a good example for my family, I have been buying a lot of frozen dinners, ordering take-out and skipping meals or eating a sandwich or a granola bar for dinner. That's not good for my children to learn about how a mother should be, nor is it honoring to my body (God's temple right?). So tonight marks the first night of cooking for my family. I am making chicken spaghetti, no not the casserole kind but the almost made from scratch kind. I've sauteed my chicken, boiled the linguine and soon I will warm up the sauce (yes from a jar). Here's my first attempt at cooking for my family.

Oh and if you have any ideas about what to cook I'm all ears!


I realize that my blog has been rather stale lately, I have been quiet and not because my life is quiet but because I am having a hard time knowing what to talk about. Knowing where to draw the line because I've been a bit too open before. Or maybe it's because my 10 year old son is home all of the time and the noise that is always being made in this house is a bit distracting. Hmmmmmmm......I'd like to talk about something good, something deep, something interesting and I think I've hit a wall. God is good, we had a great weekend last weekend. I think when I gave up leading a book study that the blessings came pouring over in abundance. God wants my heart here; my mind has been here, my body has been here but my heart has been outside of here. Towards friends and sponsees and towards church but not here. I think we always want something other than what we have. And it's a process of always turning your heart towards God and towards the things that He wants for you.

Anyway, what's been on your mind lately? If you have a blog I probably already know but if not please share.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Here she is, my cute new little car that is so fun to drive!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I'm still waiting to get a picture of my new Mini Cooper and in the mean time haven't posted anything new. Sorry to be dragging this out but it will happen some day.

Anyway, I'm beginning to be more engaging to the Lord. I started to journal again today and I looked up praise and worship verses, mainly in Psalms. That gets me pointed to Him always. Plus instead of changing the radio station in my car over and over trying to find "the" song to listen to I am praying to Him, talking to Him while driving. Getting back to the basics is a what I need. I think my funk is being at a crossroads. Since I'm not serving at Recovery at the Village on Saturdays I feel out of the loop, out of touch but I know my next mission is my family. To take what I've learned from RAV and apply it here, to live it; which actually means to live out what I've learned here instead of always serving outside of my home. There's nothing wrong with serving others but if it's at the expense of your family then there is something missing. The other thing is I think it's time to find a home group in our church. I definitely need accountability and prayer from other Believers. Anyway, not to "do" church but to walk in after day after precious day.....until He returns.

Matthew 25:1-13 25:1 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps [1] and went to meet the bridegroom. [2] 2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11 Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12 But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour."

Monday, June 9, 2008


I have always loved Mini Coopers. And since gas prices have hit an all time high I decided that it was time to get one! It's fun, it's cute, I actually enjoy driving now and it has GREAT gas millage (425 miles on one gas tank so far and I still have gas left!). All the cars I've ever owned have been picked for me, I got to hand pick this one out and it is a blast to drive. No it's not fast, it's not an "S" model but boy is it fun to drive. A little hair raising on the highways with trucks all around me but it's fast enough to get around a potential dangerous situation if need be. This car received 5 star crash test ratings. All four of us can ride in this car, a tiny bit cramped but room enough for legs (but no stretching). This car has 2 sunroofs so you don't feel claustrophobic. Although it is a little reminiscent of riding in a very small airplane with the huge cockpit right there in front of you. Because the speedometer is right in the middle of the dashboard and the size of a dinner plate! If you're gonna drive your kids around town for this and that you might as well enjoy the ride right?! I'll post a picture as soon as I get one.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Is that a word? I don't know but it's how my good friend Kelli has been describing her week. And that is exactly how I've felt too. I've got to get back in the Word, just to sit at His feet, to be with Him. Today was just as busy as last Tuesday was, not sure why that happens but I guess it's just life. God told me though that just because I am being "human" doesn't mean that He has taken His grace from me. He still loves me, He understands my weaknesses and He will never leave me. That is what I soak in today, His grace and love.