Monday, June 30, 2008
So, on that note--currently I do not exercise--I just stay as active as a mom does with four kiddos(which is not enough, by the way)---, I am eating most of my carbs(fruits, any type of bread--I don't eat a lot of bread though) in the morning----I read this in a book about Body by God.
I was doing Weight Watchers from September til about April or so, but I find that I am just counting calories with that(which works by the way), but I am not necessarily eating healthy the way the Lord wants me to. You know you can eat small calories to lose weight but not eat the right things. So, I am currently trying to eat smaller portions and eat healthy, but not count calories---I know the things that have higher b/c of doing WW for so long--so this is not done without some knowledge of food. I don't want to be stuck counting for the rest of my life--I want to be disciplined in a Godly way. I am trying this method to see if I have this kind of discipline. I would still like to lose about 10-15(at max) lbs.
This week I should be getting an exercise program called Turbo Jam in the mail. My awesome working out sister in law--Jackie(click on the link to check out the programs available)--has done this program for a couple or more years now and she loves it. She actually teaches it and I have seen this help her and my other sister in law Julie too. So, it's my turn now. I am going to set a goal of doing this work out in the morning so I am not using it in the afternoon time. We shall see how it goes.
So, for all who wondered...there's my update. Thanks for asking!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Her basic thought inspired by A.W. Tozer was that God--who created us in His own image--is like us and wants to be loved for who He is--not just what He does for us. I know that I feel this way--I really don't like to be "liked or enjoyed" b/c I do something for someone. I want someone to enjoy me--my personality, my strengths, my thoughts despite my flaws(although God has none of these). So, how do I tell God that He is amazing without just thinking He is amazing for the miraculous things He does for me and others. Do you have any thoughts on this? Could you write out a line or two of praise to Him for who He is in my comment section? I would love some inspiring thoughts of praise to Him.
Here's one of mine... You are the kindest and most comforting friend I know. You never give up on me and always are so smooth in how you change my imperfections without condemnation. I love you!
Ok, even this...is something that He does for me. So, do we praise Him for character traits? Holiness, Loving, Forgiving, Truthful...even some of these involve Him giving to us. Hmm...
So, what are your praise lines and/or your thoughts on this subject. Type away. If you don't know how to leave a comment, just click on the comment link and type your thoughts...then either sign in or pick the button of anonymous and you don't have to sign in. If you do this option, just sign your name in your text so we know who it's coming from.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Russia status: expecting to hear back about our "invitation" in July(mid). House is still for sale, but we have a renewed hope that it will sell soon. Thank God for His hope that He gives us despite the appearance of things!
Have a great week!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Come dream with me! Galveston Beach at Sunset--probably the best picture I have seen of it!!
I will be taking a posting break for a few days, so just dream of beaches while I am away:). Perferably Floridian beaches, but if you 've never been to one, just think of Galveston or one you have been to or seen--I have had the privilege of going to both beaches--so I know what to appreciate!
Inspired by Ginger Clark(today) and Amelia Parker(about a year ago)--take the test--why don't you? It takes a couple of minutes and it's fun to see the results(I've taken this three times all separated by about 6 months, and I get Elinor Dashwood each time--must be right, b/c I can never remember what I answered before!
If you take the test, let me know who you are:).
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Have you ever heard of a DVD swap or a paperbackbook swap? I am a member of both and I love it!! You post DVD's and books on these sites and if you find a book or a dvd you want, you just need a credit(which you get by posting 10 items or by sending an item in the mail.) The most a dvd will cost is $1.85 to mail...books differ b/c of the weight. If you have a lot of DVD's or books that you want or have, check these two sites out.
Monday, June 9, 2008
Have a great week!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Here are a few examples...Asparagus- lemon balm, oregano, savory, lemon verbena, parsley, tarragon, lovage.
Beans- basil, marjoram, oregano, savory, spearmint, thyme, bay, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, mint, rosemary, tarragon, lovage.
Beets- basil, savory, thyme, bay, caraway, dill, sage, tarragon.
Broccoli- basil, rosemary, lovage.
Check out the site for more and thank you Kay!
What do you do during your "summer time"? I'd love to hear some ideas! I might even post them! Leave me a comment--I just love them!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Hope you all have a great day! If you don't check the map on the side of the blog, you might do it...We had a visitor from GREECE yesterday--how great is that! I love to see all the visitors from all over, but, I admit, I find it fun to see people checking from other countries like Thailand, Canada, Isreal and more!!! I love it when I see a city on the map and I know who is looking from there!!!