Thursday, January 27, 2011

What an adventure....

Goodness it has been a super busy week.  For one I'm working a full 5 day work week, been a while since that happened with holidays and furlough days.   My schedule just seems like it keeps going and going and going....I'm beginning to feel like the energizer bunny.  I have been on "go" since I got out of the bed on Sunday.  It's all been fun stuff and definitely worth my time. 

Now I'm gearing up physically, mentally & spiritually for my first DNOW experience.   A whole weekend with the Match 38 High School Girls.  I am believing God for changed hearts and therefore lives.  I'm asking God to use me, to keep me settled and sure of all that I say and do during this time of fun, fellowship and ministry.   I want to be a vessel used by Him and desire to make a difference in my world.  Lord, help me to know when to speak and when to be still and quiet.   I choose to be led by You and for my eyes to be on Your purposes and plans for the lives of these students.  I hope to see bonds formed amongst the girls and friendships strengthened that will last a lifetime.  Most of all I want to see them giving of themselves completely to their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

If you are reading my blog I ask that you pray with me as we venture into this weekend and hopefully an amazing time of fellowship with God our creator!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Look it's me again...

I'm here and well don't really even have anything imparticular to talk about.  I could complain because I had to go to lunch at 11 today and that makes for a very long evening, but since I'm excited about going to Curves/Zumba tonight I won't complain, what is the point anyways.   Every couple months God deals with my complaining and so I'm working on it...again.   I'd love to be able to stop and just not slide back into that bad habit, alas I seerm to realize to late that I've allowed that critical spirit to have control of my mouth and well I don't really like that "me".  I like the "me" that is positive, encouraging and uplifting and I notice when I'm in the word and praying like I should be that is the "me" that is seen.  I've done well and read every chapter of the day this year!  Yes, I know that's only 2.5 weeks worth but its progress nonetheless!  God always gives me the victory in Christ and that therefore is a victory.

Read a chapter a day with our church family.  It will help you create a habit that is life changing.   

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Updating again....

Well it's been a long time since I posted here....again. My last post was about a life decision that has also been life changing. I stepped out into a world I never knew I could be a part of and LOVE it. I enjoy everything (except the tracking stuff for tax purposes) about selling Scentsy. I love that it has opened up a side of myself I didn't know existed. I actually enjoy talking to strangers about this product and it has opened more than one door to minister to people I don't really know about what God has done in my life and would also like to do in their lives.

I've learned a lot about myself in this past year, some good, some bad, some worth looking into and changing and accepting other things that I've viewed as character flaws as just part of who I am and not fretting over them any longer.

If you are wondering about my weight loss journey, it took a passenger seat to the Scentsy business in 2010. One of those things I learned but really do want to figure out how to change is having the ability to focus and accomplish more than one thing at the same time. In 2009 my whole focus was on getting healthy, getting in better shape and losing weight. I did all of those things, it was a fabulous year. In 2010, the beginning of my life as a Scentsy consultant took over everything else in my life. It was a year of new and exciting things, but along that path my weight loss hit a stand still and I managed to maintain for the majority of the year. There were a few snags along the way in our finances and I ended up having to cancel my Curves membership and did okay for about 3 months exercising on my own, then it started getting cold outside, I got really really really busy with Scentsy (which was great at commission time) and it became easier to not exercise. Over the holidays not only did I not exercise but I also ate what I wanted, when I wanted and as much as I wanted. In doing so, I gained 7 pounds!! Now here I am 34 days away from my cruise and determined to lose that 7 pounds and hopefully a few more before I get on that boat! I know that nothing is impossible with God so I'm going for it.

There is so much more I could write about but then I wouldn't have anything to say and some of the things in my head aren't quite ready to be written for now....this is it and I'll be back, I've been inspired to start writing again.