Sunday, December 29, 2013
Hello and Welcome!
I felt a jolt of new inspiration today, so I thought I'd revamp my sparkpage (again).
(Birthdays and special seasons have a way of doing that to me) lol
I believe that I have something good going on in my life that others can benefit from. When we are actually able to see our life on the HD screen, fined tuned with all its imperfections and flaws and not be turned off by our appearance then we can find the strength from within to be the person that we want to be and more importantly who God wants us to be!! I believe that Only God can perfect our lives in every way!! God ALONE IS AWESOME!!! He makes all things NEW!!!
I love the Creative Spirit that flows thru my life, making everything new! Getting and Keeping excess weight off of my body is life-long marathon-like process and I am IN IT TO WIN IT.
It's like having a new body everyday!!! Guaranteed, Signed Sealed and Delivered!!!
My Personal and Spiritual Marathon
As part of my natural and all-consuming quest for achieving and maintaining my health at its optimum functioning level, my purpose is to be molded into best person I can be by God with the time God has given me to journey here.
My spiritual marathon is one of faith and it will not be over until He says, "Well-Done" my good and faithful servant. I ferverently pray that He will lead me and others to a life of wellness. . . done. . . According to His Will.
I'm His servant, warrior, advocate, and as I am running this spiritual marathon I am also learning to be completely under His control. The training is intense. . .the testing daily. . .the rewards. . .well they are Eternal and will be out of this world!
I sincerely believe that God will help me get through this. I stand on answered prayers and promises from His Word. I believe obedience to His Word as manifested in the Holy Bible.
Friday, November 23, 2012
You know the saying,"Appreciate what you have now because someday it may be gone". Well, it's very true. A few years back (2007) I experienced the loss of both of my parents within two months of each other. I can't even begin to explain how difficult that period was for me. Seriously, it felt like I was in a daze and just going through the motions on a day to day basis. Grieving felt like suffocation. It has only been recently- this year as a matter of fact, nearly 5 years later - - that I've come to grips with my loss of them. With the loss of them, we also loss our family home (as well as quite literally the family house that I grew up in my hometown)- -you can't go "home" again. The concept of what "home" is has drastically changed for me now. There is a song that we sing in church "Anywhere Is Home, if Christ Our Lord Is There.
If my life were a book, this year for me, would be a page-turner, At the beginning of the year I was involved in a car accident that totalled my car which, by the way was paid off. I was not seriously injured, thank God! But isn't it strange how when you get to the point of paying off a car, something happens to it? Why is that?
Then in July, the company I worked for announced that it would be closing. That was devastating. I think we all know what it is like to have a Love/Hate relationship with our job. There were things I loved about being a flight attendant, and things I absolutely disliked about it too, but when all was said and done, I did truly enjoy working in the travel industry. I have hopes of someday setting up my own home-based travel agency, if it's the Lord's will.
Now that I'm home more and looking for re-employment, I literally have to challenge myself to make sure my days are filled with productive activity. It is so easy to fall into despair about situations that life throws at you- -like things will never be the way they were, Nothing I can say or do will bring my parents back. Nothing I can say or do will bring my totalled car back. Nothing I can say or do will bring my job back. We have to deal with major losses like this in our own way.
So today, when I look around me, I am convicted in my heart of hearts that tough situations in life has a purpose of fine-tuning our character and exposing our true loyalties. I am thankful for memories but at the same time, I can not live in the past and all of my loss is now in the past. Those doors are closed.
Today, I am thankful for new beginnings, and how with God's help, I can look forward to a future that only He can plan for me, as He already knows the desires of my heart.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
I just realized. I love cooking for others. I love traveling. I can do and have done these things for a living. I love a lot of things, if I believe I don't HAVE to do it, but rather, WANT to do it. It's when I think I HAVE TO do it is when my thinking gets messed up. Not sure why that is, even with things I love to do anyway.
Ok. . .I'm rambling. Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very happy thanksgiving.
Today, I am truly thankful for friends and family that make life meaningful.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
One look outside and I know my city is gearing up for its first snowfall of the season. The day looks dreary, like a whole sheet of fog has engulfed the area and this, just in the past five minutes. As I sit here nursing my irritated throat with lemon honey green tea, a list of all the things I need to do before tomorrow (T-Day) is rolling around in my mind. Thanksgiving is my overall favorite holiday. . .it's always perfect no matter what, even if dinner is burned. . .because when all is said and done, it really is about giving thanks.
One athiest person that I knew had a problem with giving thanks to God, so he just thanked the people around him profusely. . .almost to the point of ad naseum. It all seemed a bit superficial to me- -that is giving glory and honor that is ultimately due to God to a mere man. I wonder who he thanks for the air that he breathes?
Oh well. To each his own. As for me and my house, we will PRAISE , GIVE GLORY TO AND HONOR TO Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God, who indeed was with God in the beginning. He alone is worthy of all thanksgiving and praise and honor. He alone is capable of saving us from death and destruction.
Today, no matter how dreary outiside it is, the sun is still shining on the inside, because Jesus has lit up my life with a purpose to fulfill.
Today I am thankful for being able to live life on purpose.
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