"Christ died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf...Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them." 2 ...
"Christ died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf...Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them." 2 Corinthians 5:15,17-19
If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed... If you continue in My Word... you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." - Jesus, The Gospel of John, from chapter 8:31-36
My 5oo Day plan is described in two blogs (copy-paste links) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251236
"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. . . For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. . . the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." - Galatians 5:1,13,22,23
"There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free . . . " - Romans 8:1,2a
"Not that I have already obtained it or already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. . . . one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians3:12-14
"If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. So then we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh...For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, 'Abba! Father!' "
"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD And whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit." Jeremiah 17:7,8 (2011 personal focus verse)
Psalm 16:10 " Lord, You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy."
Advantages of Losing Weight: 1.Be able to do active things 2.Enjoy my husband and kids more years of life with good health. 3.Honor my awesome Creator. 4.Encourage others who are struggling. 5.Feel great about my strong, healthy body. 6. Wear pretty clothes. 7. Respect those who have invested in supporting and befriending me!
LONG TERM GOALS --rise without stiffness or pain --get rid of heartburn (Praise God! as of Dec 2011, no more heartburn!) --improve asthma (Praise God! no asthma in Dec 2011) --make my daughters proud of me, not sad at my garbage-eating --get rid of back pain (Praise God! no back pain in Jan 2012) --be able to work harder strength training --recreation without injury, exhaustion, or embarrassment. ---Knock the socks off my husband, who has loved me passionately & non-judgmentally every one of my 50, 60, 70, 80 extra pounds!
Disciplines to begin after BLC 21 ends: 1. Blog 4 times per week 2. Track all food and fitness and report on blog for accountability, unless a more appropriate vehicle is found
Profile photo by Mike Baird-Flickr. used under Creative Commons license.
1) Keep my eyes on my awesome Creator and not on my circumstances 2) Kindness, joy, calm 3) Recover from my sugar addiction 4) Take care of myself in other ways besides food 5) Eat healthy ONE MEAL AT A TIME and never give up. 6) Walk/run the 4-mile "block" around our square mile area in one session by May 1, 2013 7) Knock the socks off my husband, who has loved me passionately & non-judgmentally every one of my 50, 60, 70, 80 extra pounds!
500-Days to healthy weight by July 4, 2014. Real food, no wheat, high protein, low carbs. *Dec '09 - Beck Diet Solution *Nov '11 - Track all food *Nov '11 - Quit pop & sweet tea *Nov '11 - Game On! Diet *Jan '12 - High protein, low carb *Feb '12 - Fatloser.com *Mar '12 - transition to wheat free *Dec '12 - Began Four-Day Win by Martha Beck *Jan '13 - Commit to wheat free *Jan 16, '13 - lost 20 lb with Navy Ninjas BLC 21 *Mar '13 - No bread or sugar
Background image by Debi Hammond, print available http://fineartamerica.com/featured/dancing -paintbrush-debi-hammond.html
2013 target goals: Valentine's Day - 207 YES St.Pat's - Onederland! YES Resurrection Day - 198 YES Tax Day - 195 YES Nat'l Prayer - 192 No... PLATEAU...hmm... Awana Ceremony - 194 Memorial Day- 192 June Picnic- 190 Sailing at Camp - 185 August 1 - 182 August 17 - 179 Labor Day - 177 DD's Bball Start - 170 Thanksgiving - 165 Christmas - 162 New Year's 2014 - 160
I don't know what you are facing today, or why my mind went to you when I read this this morning. Meaningful to me, I pray it is to you as well. May God grant you his grace and peace today.
Grain is crushed, though one certainly does not thresh it forever. The wheel of one’s wagon rolls over it, but his horses do not crush it. (Isa 28:28)
Many of us cannot be used to become food for the world’s hunger until we are broken in Christ’s hands. “Bread corn is bruised.” Christ’s blessing ofttimes means sorrow, but even sorrow is not too great a price to pay for the privilege of touching other lives with benediction. The sweetest things in this world today have come to us through tears and pain.
Thank you for sharing the image of God as our rock in a weary land. It goes with my theme verse for the year. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11
In a year when abundance is my theme, I am in a dry and parched land. I long and cry out for his sustenance, water from him, my rock in a weary land.
I have been lifting you to the Father regarding this day. You had asked earlier for prayer. Trust, rely, rest on him, for he is our rock.