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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wordy Wednesday

So Very True my  Friends. 

Happy Wordy Wednesday

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Want to go on a Journey with me?

I know the Lord has been pressing this hard on my heart.
I am now going to stop ignoring and obey.

I thought about doing it privately. Just like the many many times before.

I believe there are others like me. Tired, no energy, hard time breathing, thyroid issues, heart palpitations, digestive problems, aches in the knees and hips and back and head, allergies, tight clothes, running out of sizes,confused about GMO's, gluten, flour, wheat, rice, almond milk, diet, hating the scale,elevated blood pressure, Did I say NO ENERGY?

That is you? Oh good I am not alone. Whew, the Lord said I wasn't.

I have been obese for many years. Yes OBESE. That is what my medical chart says. In November our work did their annual "health" screenings. Always free of charge and is suppose to encourage you to get healthy. 

Mine came back with not so good results and honestly I was not surprised. The Lord has been bugging me about this for  a while...remember.

What is a girl to do who is now 41 years old, day job where I sit all day, and weighs 338lbs?

Get healthy that is what!!!

Let me tell you what I am NOT doing:
going cold turkey on unhealthy foods
tossing everything " bad" out of my house
start walking 5 miles every night 
drink only water all day
keep a 1000 a day calorie intake

These are all setups for failure. I know I have done them all.

Let me tell you what I AM doing:
increase my water intake and choose soda pop less
modify things I love to eat with healthier versions, but still enjoy a treat
Walking in the evenings before summer gets here
DONT focus on calories. Focus on less carbs and more protein
Obey my Lord and lean on Him every step of the way

I am going to be honest I dont know HOW to loose weight. But I know HOW to pray.
I BELIEVE this victory was already won for me at Calvary.
I just have to accept, follow, my Lord.

I don' own a scale. I do have a gym memebership there is one there.  I don't plan on weighing myself unless I feel the need to. My clothes can speak clearly to me. 

So here I am...

Yep. Actually I have lost 5 lbs, per my doctor, since Christmas. :)
I did take my measurements. Yep it was painful.

It is my desire in life to live for Jesus.
I seen this statement on fb the other day.
It is from Elisabeth Elliot at Peak313fitness
"We can not give our hearts to God and keep our bodies for ourselves"

This sure hit home with me.

So, anyone else want to join me? Encourage each other? I have a wonderful support system at home, I do know that not everyone does. I am here for you. Maybe you don't need to loose weight, but you want to get healthier, or maybe you could be a blessing to someone else.

I will have giveaways along the way. I am so excited to share them with you!!!

Stay tuned!!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

One Word Winner

Happy Sunday everyone.
How is the weather where you are?
Here we are suppose to be high of 77. It is nice.

I am not freezing and I am not hot. :)

I want to Thank everyone who entered my One Word blog giveaway.
The kind words and inspiration that ya'll bring to me is wonderful!

I am very blessed.

I used this time to pick the winner. 

It chose comment number 2...
that is TRACE at 

Congrats my Woolie friend!!!

I think she chose the word LOVE!!
Trace please send me your mailing info and what colors you would like.
my email is

Thanks again everyone for making One Word a part of our every day lives!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Good morning ya'll

Good Morning.
Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

This morning I went to our ladies meeting at church. What a wonderful time in the Lord it was.

Decided to share the scripture with you that was read to us.

This is a picture of us driving up to northern Arizona last year.
Isn't is just beautiful!

I love this scripture. I believe all of us want to hear this for our Lord when we get to heaven.

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway.
I am doing very good with my word Believe. 
Satan has tried to knock me down a few times but I just say nope, I believe in my God!!

This week I will be sharing something the Lord has put on my heart for 2014. I hope you will come back and join me. 
I think it is something the Lord is tugging at my heart for a while about.


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Giveaway from a fellow blogger

Good morning everyone.
I hope everyone is getting warmer after that massive storm.

Sending out warm hugs.

Brenda from The Rusty Thimble has such wonderful giveaways every month on her blog!

She is giving away a rabbit like this one so hurry and get over to her blog and sign up

Click HERE 

Thought I would leave you with some humor I found on Pinterest a few days ago.

Can anyone relate?  

Have a wonderful day!!!! God Bless each of you.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A mixture of things

Hope everyone is keeping warm out there!!!!!

I have seen on FB that some of you are just beyond my comprehention of COLD!!!

Please stay safe and warm!!

Sharing some pics.  Here are our two boys..Damian on the Left and Justin on the right at Christmas.
No I dont buy gift boxes lol and the kids know!
Graham crackers and corn dogs anyone. :)

Can you see Maggie? She sure did enjoy all the wrapping paper. :)

We don't drink at my house so whats a girl to do with wine glasses she received as a gift? 
Pudding of course! Oh so yummy!

Here we are at Christmas eve service. Our oldest had to work. So bummed.

Hope everyone is doing well with the ONE WORD for 2014.

Remember my drawing is on the 19th..
you can still enter just see the previous post.

Last Sunday at our church a guy sang a song about believing in the Lord. I just love how the Lord puts affirmation in my heart. I just love him so!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

My one word Giveaway

Every year for the past few years I have done the One Word.
Works way better then making resolutions.

Last year the word I chose was JOY. To seek JOY in everything I do. Let me tell I failed miserably at finding JOY in exercising, eating right. 
BUT I had found JOY in cleaning my home, cooking, helping others.
For me cooking and cleaning with JOY was such a victory!!
Can I tell you how much it has strengthened my marriage and my walk with the Lord.

This year I prayed and prayed for the Lord to put something in my heart.
A few weeks ago he did. It is a word that so fits what I need.
Isn't the Lord wonderful that way.

Last night at our new year's eve pray in service the word came forth like a ton of bricks. I actually had to stop and write it down. 

Like everyone reading my blog..I struggle with things in my walk with God. It's ok he knows. He knew long before I ever knew and as always he has the answer.

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to GOD must believe  that He is, and that He is a re-warder of those that diligently seek Him.-Hebrews 11:6

For 2014...My ONE word is BELIEVE.

See I bring prayers for others before the Lord and Believe that he will answer them.
But do I honestly believe he will answer mine. I seek him but do I believe he hears me.
In 2013 my family went through some hard things, just as yours did.
I prayed and some were answered and some were not, just like yours.
 I have been diligently seeking him but honestly not believing 100% that he would answer me.
Just like the scripture says... MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS.

In the still small voice that I know is my father in heaven he whispered to me...Believe.

Believe that I will meet you financial needs
Believe that I will strengthen your marriage
Believe that I will heal your broken heart
Believe that you will be a part of Ayva's life ( our grand daughter)
Believe that you can become healthy
Believe that your business will grow
Believe that I have you in the palm of my hand
Believe that your children will grow in me 
Believe that I will fill you with my Holy Spirit with the evidence in speaking in tongues.

BELIEVE that I gave you victory in all these things and more at the cross where I laid down my life for you.
Writing this post brings tears and hope to me. Oh isn't it glorious when we hear from Him. I wish each of you were sitting right here with me, I so feel him tugging at my soul..Believe..Believe.

SO for 2014, I will Believe in my God as I have never before.

This year, just like last I am giving away something to help remind you all year of your One Word,  one of the Heart keeps like mine in the picture above. I keep that at my craft desk where I spend alot of time.

TO WIN, you must be a follower, comment on this post what your one word is. You can even share why if you would like. You get a BONUS if you share on your blog and another bonus if you share on FB. I have this on my cynzplace fb page you can click it at the top of my blog.  I will make it any color you choose or you can have the same as mine and the tag will have your One Word.
I pray that your One word helps you grow. Whatever that one word is.
I will pick a winner January 19th. 
 Thank you and God Bless you.