Saturday, July 31, 2010

Work Hard, Do Your Best, Keep Your Word,
Never Get Too Big For Your Britches,
Trust In God and Never Forget a Friend

This is some really good advice!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Pressing on Toward the Goal~

We have each lost another four pounds this month, this makes Charles 25 Lbs. and 20 Lbs. for me! Yeah!! I will post an after picture when we reach our goal of being slim and healthy too!

You know that this is Paul speaking to the Philippians in the New International Version of the Bible:

Pressing on Toward the Goal
12) Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13)Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14) I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
15) All of us who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. 16) Only let us live up to what we have already attained.

17) Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you. 18) For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19)Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things.

I found it!!!

Here is the Prayer:

A Prayer For Weight Loss By Lynn

Father God, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus that you will perform a miraculous healing in my life concerning my desire to lose weight. Thank you Lord that nothing is impossible with you and that you can help take away my desire to overeat and fill the voids within me that cause me to seek food as a substitute.
Lord, touch my mind right now, help me to see what causes me to overeat, give me a strong desire to want to take care of my body and see it as you do Lord. Help me to make the right food choices and touch my mind with creativity concerning food and what I eat. May I be restored to divine health again.

As I strive to do this Lord, please bless all within me - my cells, and my metabolism - that they will function properly so I can lose the weight. And let me take it one day at a time and not worry about anything else but the cares of the day that I woke up to.

Thank you Father for loving me enough to help me through this.


Sunday, July 25, 2010

My prayer for you as you visit my blog, is that you are truly blessed by all that is shared here for you to enjoy!

Sincerely, Deanie

My Joural for Weightloss:

We started our weight loss journey in January. We really did not do very good until we decided to buy the Flat Belly Diet Book. That was almost three months ago. Actually it has been close to four months now. We weigh only once a month and that day is always the 30 day of the month. So, we have only five days until we weigh again. My husband had lossed a total of 21 lbs. last month and I had lossed a total of sixteen lbs.

You can see that this picture is us at Christmas 2009!

We are a very happy couple who enjoys life and we live ours to glorify God. So it is only fitting and proper that we would like to glorify Him by the way we eat.

We simply LOVE TO EAT!

I saw a quote somewhere that I thought was a really good motto for me to go by when it comes to food. Here it is:

"Eat to live, not live to eat."

I have convenced us that it is portion control that helps us loose pounds, along with low fat foods, sugar-free or low sugar foods. We mostly eat fruit for desserts. If I bake a cake I put applesause and/or applebutter in it for replacing the oil. An Anglefood Cake is the best choice if we want cake.

Basically, we eat heart healthy foods, low salt, low fat and trying to due away with artificial sweeteners. They are everywhere! Especially aspertame.

I put the food on our plates. All of the usual things that make us gain pounds we have stopped eating, such as cookies, icecream and pies and cake.

Sunday is our free day when we can eat what we want if we can hold it! I have found that I can not eat as much as I once did, even when I want to let myself.
Today we had lunch at our favorite Mexican Restraunte, El Sambres is the name of it!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Peculiar, Missouri

Peculiar, Missouri is where this sign is located! I know, becuse I have been by there many times!
Thanks to Lori for the previous post, I borrowed the post to share here with you all because it is so very true!!

Thanks for visiting my blog!!

Deeper with Jesus in Rhode Island: The Trouble Is Those OTHER People - Reasons NOT to Follow Jesus (part 5)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The Trouble Is Those OTHER People - Reasons NOT to Follow Jesus (part 5)
Let’s be honest. One of the biggest reasons NOT to follow Jesus is the company He keeps. I mean, really, He lets anyone in.

Imagine standing in line for the hottest ticket in town – entrance to Studio Eternal Life. You've met the owner and He’s given you the password, the name that assures you will be one of the fortunate few allowed to pass through the velvet rope past the burly man with the rippling biceps.

“Jesus”, you repeat to yourself. He’s my ticket inside.

As you wait, you look at the others in line. You begin to guess who else may have access to the name. Several people seem a lot like you so you’re certain they’re getting in. Others are people you would like to be, so they are probably in, too.

But then there are many, sort of, undesirables waiting, too. People who would be buzzed off in the first round of The World’s Got Talent. You know what I'm talking about. You’ve seen the ones. Before they even open their mouths onstage you just know it’s going to be a freak show. So, on the one hand, you feel kind of sorry for them but on the other hand, you shudder at the thought of spending eternity with their kind.

Then the line begins to move and you smile as several people like you pass through the rope but suddenly, one of the cool kids is turned away and three low-life’s gain entrance to your desired destination. What’s up with that? You glance around and notice others are flustered at this obvious administrative snafu. You’d think there wouldn’t be any computer errors in this line!

Now, you’re watching carefully and you realize you can’t reliably predict who will gain access and who won’t. You don’t see any money changing hands. Everything seems very above board. And the closer you get, you can even hear people as they mumble quietly either “I’m sure I deserve to be here. Look on your list. My name is . . .” Or, as you are prepared to say “I couldn’t dream of entering in my own name. I come in the name of Jesus alone.”

What could this possibly mean? Could it be that heaven is going to be full of people you wouldn’t have dreamed of associating with on earth?

What if you run into people you’ve snubbed? What if there are some whose suffering you blatantly ignored? What if you have to spend eternity worshipping with those impossibly annoying hand-wavers or that weird guy with the toupe and white alligator shoes that match his giant King James Bible?

You start thinking that probably it would have been a good idea to get some practice in before this big day – practice loving people so different from you.

Then, just inside the door as you’re still mulling over how you’re going to adjust to the mixed crowd gathered before you, you catch someone staring, wide-eyed in your direction.

“What!?” The person exclaims, pointing at you. “How did you get in here?” Then you watch her hurry off after a bright spirit asking “Am I seriously expected to spend eternity with people like that?”

Well, it’s not going to happen that way probably but you get my point, right? Jesus, He’s cool. The Bible is full of great stuff and studying it and praying are awesome ways to spend time but loving the CHURCH, yeah, no thanks, have you MET these people? They are NOT easy to love.

But, loved ones, that’s exactly what we’re called to do – love the strange, peculiar freak-show collection of fellow worshippers that gather at Jesus’ feet. The bee-hive hairdo cat glass lady with the bleeding ear soprano must love and be loved by the barefootliving Africandrumplaying vegan who will only worship at a coffee shop or outdoor venue. The Chinese pastor who has spent half his career in prison, separated from his family who scrounge and starve without him in Jesus’ name must love and be loved by the Southern Baptist preacher who drives a new Caddie every three years and is about to experiment with a golfing tournament outreach ministry. Our differences go way deeper than hymns or praise music, hands up or knees down. Jesus really knows how to draw a mixed crowd.

Revelation 7:9-10 (NIV) says “After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb."

You think you know what that will look and sound like but I promise you, it is beyond our imagination right now. I can promise this because we don’t even seem to have enough imagination to figure out how to love the Christian in the next pew. But, we’d better start applying some Holy Spirit inspired creativity in that direction, people, because eternity is a long time to spend with someone you avoided on earth.

So, drop out now if you’re not up for loving the crazies, the outcasts, the peculiar, the stiff-necks, the scowlers, the gigglers, the liberals, the fundamentalists, the charismatics, the unwashed, the hard to love and the irritating. And drop out now if you can look in the mirror and not think you’re one of them.

Following Jesus is not for people with weak stomachs, small hearts or anemic imaginations. We are a hard people to love and we love hard in return because we follow Jesus and He welcomes all kinds – even us.
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Whisper or Brick?

Whisper or Brick?

A young and successful executive was traveling down a
neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar.

He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars
and slowed down when he thought he saw something.

As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick
smashed into the Jag's side door! He slammed on the brakes and
spun the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown.
He jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid who was standing there
and pushed him against a parked car shouting,

"What do you think you are doing, boy?"

Building up a head of steam he went on, "That's a new car and
that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money.

Why did you do it?"

"Please sir, please. I'm sorry, I didn't know what else to do,"
pleaded the youngster.

"I threw the brick because no one else would stop..."

Tears were dripping down the boy's chin as he pointed around the
parked car.

"It's my brother, sir," he said. "He rolled off the curb and
fell out of his wheelchair and I can't lift him up."

Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, "Would you please help
me get him back into his wheelchair, sir? He's hurt and he's
too heavy for me."

Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly
swelling lump in his throat. He lifted the young man back
into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped
the scrapes and cuts, checking to see that everything was
going to be okay.

"Thank you and may God bless you, sir," the grateful child
said to him. The man then watched the little boy push his
brother toward their home.

It was a long walk back to his Jaguar...a long slow walk.

He never did repair the side door.

He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast
that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention.

God whispers in your soul and speaks to your heart.

Sometimes when you don't have time to listen,
He has to throw a brick at you.

It's your choice:

Listen to the whisper...

or wait for the brick.

~Author Unknown~

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You need to let go~ Now!

Let Go

One day while climbing towards a high cliff a man slipped and
fell over the edge.

Frantic - he grabbed at a branch jutting out from a tree and
yelled out,

"Oh, God, help me."

He looked down while holding on tight and saw only jagged rocks.

Clutching even tighter to the branch he cried out again,

"God...Please help me."

Suddenly he felt God's presence and heard God ask,

"My son, what can I do for you?'

The man, somewhat relieved, answered,

"Please God, help me. Save me."

God said quietly,

"Do you love me?

Do you trust me?

Do you believe in me?"

"Yes, yes, I love you. I trust you and I believe in you,"
the man shouted.

"Well, if indeed you love me, trust me, and believe in me,


With some hesitation and another look below at the jagged rocks,
the man asked,

"Is there anybody else up there I can talk to?"

We often seek other answers when our real answer can only come
when we "Let Go" of some things.

Though the above is an often-told joke, it is a true parable.
So often in counseling, I tell people the same thing.

"You have got to let go. That situation is killing you.
It is killing your peace, your finances, and your future.

You must let go!"

Often they will inwardly feel just as the hanging man asked,

"Is there anybody else that I can talk to, because I am afraid
to let go? I know the situation is killing me, that's why I'm
here. I know that what I am holding on to is destined to die.
I know I cannot fully live while I remain embraced with it.

But I am soooo... afraid.

Afraid that I might fall if I let go."

Like a person on drugs, you often must "come down" before you
can ever get back up. You must fall from one high, to rise to
an entirely different type of high. You must let go of the bad
before you can ever fully embrace the good.

Someone, somewhere, right now is hanging on to something that
you know in your heart is not good for you.

You think the fall will kill you


It won't.

To keep on hanging on will eventually tire you to the point
where you will fall.

There is a big difference between falling because you hung on so
long that you lost your grip, and letting go of a thing in
wisdom, obedience, and faith while there is still strength left.

Wisdom whispers ever so softly for you to let go of the thing
that you know is not good for you.

You need to Let Go.


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Wednesday, July 14, 2010


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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What Does the Bible Say About Karma?

Question: "What does the Bible say about karma?"

Answer: Karma is a theological concept found in the Buddhist and Hindu religions. It is the idea that how you live your life will determine the quality of life you will have after reincarnation. If you are unselfish, kind, and holy during this lifetime, you will be rewarded by being reincarnated (reborn into a new earthly body) into a pleasant life. However, if you live a life of selfishness and evil, you will be reincarnated into a less-than-pleasant lifestyle. In other words, you reap in the next life what you sow in this one. Karma is based on the theological belief in reincarnation. The Bible rejects the idea of reincarnation; therefore, it does not support the idea of karma.

Hebrews 9:27 states, “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…” This Bible verse makes clear two important points which, for Christians, negate the possibility of reincarnation and karma. First, it states that we are “destined to die once,” meaning that humans are only born once and only die once. There is no endless cycle of life and death and rebirth, an idea inherent in the reincarnation theory. Second, it states that after death we face judgment, meaning that there is no second chance, like there is in reincarnation and karma, to live a better life. You get one shot at life and living it according to God’s plan, and that is it.

The Bible talks a lot about reaping and sowing. Job 4:8 says, “As I have observed, those who plow evil and those who sow trouble reap it.” Psalm 126:5 says, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.” Luke 12:24 says, “Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” In each of these instances, as well as all the other references to reaping and sowing, the act of receiving the rewards of your actions takes place in this life, not in some future life. It is a present-day activity, and the references make it clear that the fruit you reap will be commensurate with the actions you have performed. In addition, the sowing you perform in this life will affect your reward or punishment in the afterlife.

This afterlife is not a rebirth or a reincarnation into another body here on earth. It is either eternal suffering in hell (Matthew 25:46) or eternal life in heaven with Jesus, who died so that we might live eternally with Him. This should be the focus of our life on earth. The apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 6:8-9, “The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Finally, we must always remember that it was Jesus whose death on the cross resulted in the reaping of eternal life for us, and that it is faith in Jesus that gives us this eternal life. Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” Therefore, we see that the concept of reincarnation and karma is incompatible with what the Bible teaches about life, death, and the sowing and reaping of eternal life.

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