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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Feeling convicted by the sermon this week on happiness. Some of the scriptures that went along with the message were. Philippians 4:6-7, 2 Peter 1-3, Matthew 11:28-30, Psalms 4:8,
1Timothy 4:8. To name a few. More to come :)

Praying for the person on my left and the one on my right has been a blessing. Meaning pick someone you don't normally pray for someone not on your prayer list. You know other that the list where folks having serious problems are. Pray for them too. It's a way to lift folks up and keep them off the serious problem list! Just pick someone standing to your left or right as you are in the grocery store, at work, walking, standing in line, parked in traffic. Pick someone you know in your daily walk or a perfect stranger and start praying for them. The blessing is yours don't miss it!

I got my steps in yesterday indoors on the elliptical and treadmill due to the rain. It was a good day :). Looking forward to another one today!

  
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MBPP50 7/22/2014 9:53AM

    emoticon I was praying as I walked this morning. Great idea to pray for someone you don't know. After I had surgery, the women at my mom's church made me a prayer shawl. It brought me a lot of comfort to know that people I don't know who live 2000 miles away were praying for me.

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Happiness

Monday, July 21, 2014

Pastor preached on Happiness comparing the science and biblical support for happiness. I wish I had got all the scriptures but it's something I will research further in my own bible study. Any how the steps were 1- Laughter, 2-Listening to music (uplifting spiritual music) 3- Diet 4-Friendship and Fellowship 5- Prayer and meditation 6- Sleep 7- exercise. It was a great service!

I took a rest day today and didn't grind on the progress notes. I have a three hour break today, and todays notes are done so I will do what is left then. I was tired and spent time after worship with my husband, watched a movie, did laundry, actually moved out things I had moved into my sewing room when we had family on the fourth and sat at my sewing machine and mended two items. It was a really nice day and a needed rest day after working Saturday.

Today the weather is curly. Yes the frizz factor is high in Alabama with a week of 30% chance of rain all week and cut it with a knife humidity. I really do love Alabama despite this humidity and heat. (Hey no matter where you are there is some kind a weather to put up with and I can imagine worse things that the Alabama heat and humidity.) My hair has always had natural curl but since growing back after the post surgery hair loss, this head of hair is curlier. No perms for me needed with a little of the right leave in spray and jell. To not have it curly on days like today is a lot of work and in the end futile it's gonna curl so I go with it. Fortunately I like curly and used to pay bucks to get it!

Have a great day everyone!

  
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PURPLEPEONY 7/21/2014 11:15PM

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AURORADAWN5 7/21/2014 8:53PM

    It's going to be a scorcher here tomorrow. 40 degrees C. We don't get more than a few days in that range over a summer, and when we do it can be pretty uncomfortable. Thank Heaven for air conditioning.

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COLOR-BLUE 7/21/2014 2:24PM

    "D"

When you get the scriptures from the sermon, would you please get them to me, as I would love to read EVERYTHING. If the church you attend has a website, I can access the sermon there, if your Pastor records them and then puts them on line.

I know you needed some down time, because of all the work you've been doing and pushing yourself to get caught up. So slow down a bit please, and don't compromise your health.

Yes, I do understand the frizz factor, as we have it here in Georgia, also. Man I'm glad I keep my hair very short, right now, or it would be uncontrollable. I do thank God for my naturally curly hair, and as long as I keep it short, the only time you can tell it's natural curly is when it's wet.

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MBPP50 7/21/2014 9:34AM

    My hair is doing the same as yours. But I don't mind because we need the rain in Alabama, at least where I am. I, too, used to pay for the curls but no longer- I have a head full of curls. Sounds like you had a great day yesterday. I wish my husband would worship with me. Have a great Monday!

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ROBBIEY 7/21/2014 8:21AM

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Rejoice God is good all the time!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Just taking time to give thanks. We had a wonderful prayer circle last night and we were mixed up standing in this circle and challenged to pray for the new person standing to our left and right. We have those on our prayer list we standardly pray for but just because other members or our church don't have a traumatic illness or need, we each still need prayer. So today I have scrolled down and prayed for those in my comments. Just taking time to lift you up and pray God gives you the desires of your heart and blesses you abundantly!

Today is a rest day (other than a few notes I have to pound out and laundry), no run planned today. Oh ya, and except for those no bake cookies I made this morning that are cooling or wax paper for later. Chocolate, peanut butter and oatmeal cookies that are not low calorie..... Have a blessed day everyone!

  
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COLOR-BLUE 7/20/2014 2:13PM

    "D"

As you said, "God is good all the time!" Now, I'll add "And all the time God is good!"

You're RIGHT!!!! Just because somebody doesn't have a prayer request or something wrong, physically, WE ALL STILL NEED PRAYER!!!! Thank you for praying for me and here is my prayer for you.

Most kind and gracious Heavenly Father, thank You for my friend "D". Thank You that You've given her yet another day, that was never promised to her. Thank You, for the way she's so open with the ladies and gentlemen here in SparkPeople Land. Thank You, that You put in "D's" spirit the importance of having a healthy Temple for You. Thank You that You've enabled her to run her 5Ks. Father God, life her up on wings like eagles, so she will never tire or grow weary. Keep her steadfast and in Your Word, at all times. Father God, just a simple THANK YOU FOR "D"!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MBPP50 7/20/2014 1:16PM

    Oh, those cookies sound good. You can't go wrong with chocolate or peanut butter. I like your prayer circle idea- that's awesome.

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WDIPIM 7/20/2014 10:00AM

  God Bless, we all can use prayers.

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Making progress on the progress notes :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Ok, I'm not done but have had a self imposed Time out all day. I went to work and nailed some progress notes. Right now I have three counties done. I have two more people single cases in two more counties to catch up still. I also have a letter that needs to be completed before Monday 8 am. I however have really accomplished a great deal today. Major amount of work done and all the clients I did notes for up to today. Thank You Jesus.

I got up this morning and did my 5 k practice at 7:30 am by 8:30 I was at work changing clothes while the computer booted up. I cleaned up in the bathroom changed out of my work out clothes went to work. I took only a 20 minute break to eat a fish taco, yum! I didn't get done till 4 pm. Ok I am not done but see the light at the end of the tunnel.

My sweet husband made sausage cream cheese and Parmesan cheese stuffed jalapeņo peppers for us tonight. He stuffed some mini sweet ones for me, I just need a salad or some of my left over vegetable with mine :)

  
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CAKAROO 7/20/2014 8:30AM

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COLOR-BLUE 7/19/2014 9:24PM

    "D"

You did accomplish quite a bit today, since you see the light at the end of the tunnel! emoticon for getting your practice 5K in, before work! Oh it's so GRAND that your DH would take the time to make dinner for you and him. That's teamwork for you!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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MBPP50 7/19/2014 8:10PM

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AURORADAWN5 7/19/2014 7:32PM

    Sounds like a productive day ... and you're making steady progress ... and those peppers sound really yummy.

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My brain hurt and I had a good run!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dang what a day yesterday! It started with a child I had seen throwing a tantrum in the parking lot....I then got behind all day. I never caught up with all the phone calls because of dealing with unhappy people. No not depressed but not satisfied I want my way kind of people....Bringing to mind 1Kings3:25 "And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one and half to the other." except no one is stepping up to say I want what is best for the child not for me. I am sorry if you have had to deal with divorce and child custody. Really I am, but some adults are so selfish wanting there share of a child like property, not what might be best for the child. It is sometimes just so stressful!

My cherry on top yesterday was 5k practice...thanks be to Jesus. I hit the pavement and my 1 mile splits were great but my time finishing was the same. Ah, I think the gps was a bit off so I will take the time and divide it. I still did good on the run for me and pounding the streets reduced my stress.

OK, here is the humbling part of the run. We have a mom pushing 10-12 month old in running stroller who's 5 year old runs with her! Yes 5 year old. Mom is really great with this child who runs. She counts down rest breaks, carry's his water, someday's she has to stop runs for his tantrum, she encourages him so appropriately, and in general he just seems to love running with his momma. Well at mile one I KEPT UP WITH THEM, WHOO HOO! At mile two they were in front of me but not too far. I might could catch them. After mile two I realized they were no longer in site. Yes, I saw them at the end resting and drinking Gatorade and hanging out with everyone, so they didn't turn and go home....

The good news is I did good, beat a lot of others I had been on pace with and felt great about my run. It just reminds me I still have a ways to go to beat that 5 year old! When I look at where I came from I am doing great! It used to take 1 hr 15 min to walk three miles before which I couldn't even go three miles starting with just one. Now I am down to 45 minutes to go three miles WHOO HOO!

I still have work to do not having accomplished what was needed the last two days. This morning Nails and then massage. This afternoon and weekend, NOTES. I will just be on house arrest afterward until it's done. This might mean not doing a church yard sale for tomorrow to raise money for a cause I would like to support. I just can't do everything!!! I also know God does not intend for my brain to hurt like it did yesterday. No it was not a headache. My brain was simply over working and hurt. After the run it was better.

Have a Great Day!

For those asking yesterday! A virtual vacation to me is looking for a location approximately 1600 miles away and researching and learning all the fun things I can do there. Then the planning and figuring if I can for real make this trip. I have decided if I cant make a long trip, then I will divide my miles for multiple mini trips as a reward. Last year is when I began and as a reward I said when I have walked enough miles to travel to the beach I would go, and I did. Last year was my first year. Fit bit and spark people say I have now walked 1600 lifetime miles now, so I get to go further this year! I look at my life time miles once a year as a way to motivate and reward. No time this week to do this. I will update you later after this paperwork is done on what locations I find :)

  
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CAKAROO 7/19/2014 8:33AM

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COLOR-BLUE 7/18/2014 8:25PM

    "D"

Girl, you're doing very well, with your 5K runs. I'm so proud of you. My best out of the three I've done is 47:47 and that's a walk/jog, as I'm not able to jog the whole way, but I do a mean power walk!

Now, I fully understand your virtual vacation. I do a virtual walk, as I put my steps in each day, and get to read all the educational information, along the way, and see pictures. I get certificates each time I complete a walk, a medal, collect their flags, and I got a award for being on two different continents. It's quite fun. I'm on my third walk. This is the site I use:


http://worldwalking
.org/login

Have fun planning your trip and be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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PATTYKLAVER 7/18/2014 4:31PM

    That sounds like a wonderful idea: I need a virtual vacation.

An acquaintance of my daughter came over the other day with her 5,3, and 1 year old children. Never paid any attention to any of them the whole time she was here! I couldn't wait for them to leave!

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NHES220 7/18/2014 2:10PM

    Good for you on your running progress!

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MBPP50 7/18/2014 12:58PM

    Wow! What progress you have made. emoticon

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FITMARY 7/18/2014 9:13AM

    Great blog! I love the idea of a virtual vacation too!
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JAROL7 7/18/2014 8:47AM

    Sounds like you are enjoying your lifestyle choices and that's good. My wife and I finally found ours ... competitive table tennis which we do 5 times a week and we love it ... we love the people we meet for the most part. There are a few jerks in every sport. Tomorrow we go to Ames, Iowa for the Summer Games. Great fun. So, keep enjoying your choices.

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