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Successes and Not So

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that I did accomplish some successes yesterday -- my first day of 2014 Commitments, not Resolutions! I spent 2 hours in quiet time with devotionals and Bible reading. I have read the Bible through completely once before but I didn't really immerse myself in the reading -- I did that yesterday ... and again today! I had some questions in Genesis so turned to Halley's Bible Handbook which answered most of the questions! No exercise was accomplished yesterday. I created a budget sheet which is primarily based on Dave Ramsey's prototype. I did get in 2 fruits and 5 veggies; however, I did also have a large piece of my daughter's leftover birthday cake! Best of all, I did spend 2 hours decluttering my Tansu chest which is where I keep my unfinished projects -- actually filled two small trashbags and took them directly to the outside trash can! Feeling accomplished!

My verse for today is John 15:9 "As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love."

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SPATTEN2001 1/3/2014 2:53PM

    I have some questions, which might be trivial, but curious: In Genesis 1:1 - 7:24, which is the portion I have read in these 3 days, who named the Garden Eden? Who named Man (name given by God) Adam? Cain's offering was not accepted but it says that he could have joy if he obeyed -- obeyed what? (NOTE: I did discover in Hebrews 11:4 that by faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts) Also, when Noah went into the ship and took pairs of animals, it says that 7 pairs versus 2 of animal kinds chosen for eating and sacrificing -- what animals were these?

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KAB7801 1/3/2014 10:44AM

    I'm trying to read the bible myself! I listen to the daily audible bible, that really helps

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Happy New Year -- Trash Canning All 2013 Failures!!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Well, here we are at the beginning of 2014. I have gained weight this year, especially since I retired in June. Have not made a smooth transition to a non-structured life so ... no New Year resolutions but definitely making some significant lifestyle changes. Don't want to go too quickly or too many at a time but:

1 - Spend more time on my knees and in the Word than online
2 - Finish all those unfinished craft/sewing projects
3 - Exercise at least 30 min/day 5 times/week
4 - Spend 2 hrs/day decluttering -- donate, throw away or make use of
5 - Eat at least 2 fruits and 5 vegetables per day
6 - Allocate finances properly (Lord, savings, necessities)
7 - Lose at least 1 pound per week

My word for this year is JOY - Jesus first, others second, yourself last

My verse for today is Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Went for an echocardiogram this AM and a fasting lab. This will be the first for both of these since I suffered the heart attack in December. Blood pressure was still a bit high considering the meds I am taking. The phlebotomist was the best ever -- didn't even feel the needle! Doesn't look like I will have any bruising either. Will be a few days before I know if there was anything less than normal on the echo. Hubby will be home this Saturday so am busy getting the house in order for his return.

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NEWTEXDEBBIE 8/27/2013 12:03PM

    Be super duper careful and don't over do to quickly!

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KAB7801 8/26/2013 7:43PM

    Hope you have good results!

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No Job for Me

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Well, I think I have finally gotten the message .... God wants me to rest!!!! I did not get the job I interviewed for and was a bit bummed but ... it is okay now! Saw my cardiologist for a follow-up on Tuesday -- BP was okay, pulse was 64; he ordered an echocardiogram and a fasting lab. If nothing Earth shattering in those tests, won't see him again until February.

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KAB7801 8/8/2013 5:20PM

    There must have been a reason for it
Good test, fingers crossed'

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KEIRIKEIRI 8/8/2013 1:57PM

    I think it is a good idea to rest. I quit my job and have been focussing the last year on getting better and resting.

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    Sorry about you're not getting the job, but I agree with you. Perhaps God has other things in store for you.

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Okay I survived the interview and .... I actually would like to be chosen for the job. It is an Admin Asst position and the hours are 10-3 Mon-Thu and 8-1 on Fri. Should find out not later than Monday.

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KAB7801 8/2/2013 2:29PM

    Wow great hours!
Hope you get it!

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GOLFGMA 8/2/2013 1:49PM

    Wishing you luck! emoticon

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