Monthly Archives: January 2007

God’s visible Nudges

I’m a woman who is having to learn how to become a single independent woman and single mother after 22 years of marriage to a once Godly man and leader in our home. I have a very strong Faith in my Lord. I constantly make everyday decisions based on waiting to see how the Lord would direct me,that I once would have done with a husband.
I had always heard leaders in the church make statements like “God wants to be a husband” God will be your dad you never had” ect..I remember thinking and why would God want to be burdened with our everyday mundane things?

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Confessions of a Chocoholic

The healthy balance of making lifestyle changes that ensure a

healthier body tomorrow with a celebration of who you are today will

help you live each day to the fullest. Danna Demetre

I love to eat; I always have. Chocolate? Yum. Salsa and cheese dip? Love ’em! Italian food? Gimme some!

When I was younger, my body accepted my sometimes-poor eating habits with no adverse side effects. But as I stopped growing in height, I started growing in girth. In fact, each time my life changed in a dramatic way, I put on weight.

First, there was the freshman fifteen. Then I put on the newlywed twenty, and later, the new baby thirty.

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Sunday’s Promise: Custom Made

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands. Wild animals will say ‘Thank you!’ —the coyotes and the buzzards— Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the people I chose, the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise me.
-Isaiah 43:15-17

Don’t you see it!?! Custom made to praise Him- what an amazing calling!

Thank you, Father, for that amazing calling.

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New Each Morning

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” ~ Marsha Petrie Sue

“Stop picking at your little Sister”, “leave your Brother alone”, had been my mantras of the day. Now my head was pounding and patience was running thin. It was almost time for Hubby to get home and I had begun my daily ritual of thinking about what to feed everyone, when the doorbell rang. I opened the front door to find two scruffy looking individuals with clipboards in their hands. I didn’t even let them utter a single word, when I blurted out, “we’re not interested”, then rudely slammed the door as hard as I could in their faces.

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