Monday, May 21, 2012

Blown Away

Just so you aren't afraid of this becoming a work-out, diet blog...I thought I'd share some amazing news with you.

Last week I was having some thoughts about my job:

Is this too big for me?
Am I really where God wants me?
51 million orphans in Sub-Saharan Africa alone and I want to help, am I crazy?
Where will the money come from?
I don't know enough people, how will they know?

And just when I was thinking it was time to find a new gig, I come back to the office and a $20,000 check has been sent to Reaching Generations. $20K!!!

Now granted, it doesn't answer all my questions but it answers one.

Is this too big for me? The answer is a resounding YES!!! But it's not too big for God. My choice is to stay and get to play, stay and be grateful, stay and watch Him do miraculous things. My choice is to stay.

Don't you just love that!! Plus, I get the absolute joy of knowing that Happy is in a home, being educated, loved by a family and his future is brighter than it ever would have been. I am blessed.



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I've become a gym rat

I love the way I am feeling these days. Moving feels good. I actually look forward to going to the gym and sweating...OK, I don't enjoy sweating but I do love the results of exercising. And not just the weight loss.

I love walking fast and not breathing so hard I can't talk.

I love climbing stairs and arriving alive at the top.

I love getting down on the floor AND getting back up.

In such a short time I've seen major progress. I'm excited for the days to come.


Wednesday, May 09, 2012


So I know it's been awhile since I've written. There's been a lot going on. Change in job for me and Jim, change in attitude about many things and then this...

Loved the movie, but that's not what this is about. This is about my sin. My sin that has put 300+ as one of my vital statistics. You see, on January 1st, 2012, I weighed 300+ pounds. 331 to be exact.

God has been talking to me about humility. Well, I am humbled. I'm also obese.

I read these 2 blog posts (post 1 & post 2) and was once again reminded that just because it's become an acceptable sin, still makes it sin.

The good news, God has already forgiven me. He has already thrown this as far as the East is from the West. He has already removed 34 pounds (and counting) from my body. I joined a gym, hired a trainer (who I am convinced is trying to kill me, love ya Patrick!) and I've started eating better and moving. Thank you Lord!!

Phillipians 4:13  "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am  your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

2 Corinthians 12:9  But [Jesus] said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

I believe this and I know it to be true.

Please pray with me as I end this journey of sin and continue this journey of health and push ups.


P.S. I also relate to this more than ever.