Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wide left or Wide right

Tonight's Bible study was from Matthew 7:13 & 14. As soon as my friend Sara found the passage she grinned and said, "look what we are studying tonight." I told her, "wide left, and wide right." We both had thought of the movie Facing the Giants, and one of our favorite scenes from that movie. It reminds us that in life there are many times that we can choose to go another way than the right way. Sara and I both like that movie for the little lessons inside the actual big lesson of the movie. One of those lessons is how the assistant coach teaches David how to kick a field goal. It's really a cute scene. I couldn't find a video with just that scene, but this clip has the part in it. In this clip the scene begins at 2:37. Hope you enjoy...


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tonight is the Loser again...

Today is the time for more motivation. I love the Biggest Loser and it seems to help me keep on track to my goal. I forgot to weigh today, so I hope to remember to weigh tomorrow...I like for it to be the first thing in the morning and sometimes I forget. Hopefully once I get my scales bought I'll be able to remember because I'll have some in my bathroom for myself.

Keeping the food journal is really helping me I think. I had tried before, but this time it seems to be working better for me...maybe it's because I'm finally doing it for myself.

This week I began working out with the Biggest Loser Boot Camp. This is an intense first week. I am supposed to do it for two weeks then add another level for the next two weeks then a final level for weeks 5 and 6. I also am to do the Yoga DVD with it...I have been doing it already ... I haven't added the new levels yet. I want to watch them before I do.

Well...need to get some things together before sitting down to watch the Loser tonight. Until next time...

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My trainer Bob




So my sister is such a Jillian Michaels fan and I'm so much a Bob Harper fan, but today I was talking to my friend about my workout schedule for this coming week and somehow my words describing my trainer Bob Harper didn't come out right and I thought I'd share this funny story.

My plan to finish out this week for 5 workouts is to not workout tomorrow and just clean church tomorrow night. Saturday I'll get up early and workout with my WATP (Walk Away the Pounds) DVD. Sunday I'll wake up and do yoga with Bob and then next Monday begin my bootcamp. Well...when I was telling this to my friend, I said, "On Monday I'll workout with Bob the Builder..." So when I realized what I had said, I corrected myself, but then relaying it to another person, after I mentioned the Bob the Builder comment, I added "Can we work out? Yes we can!" Seriously...I'm going nuts with this working out...it's messing with my mind and how it works. LOL!!!

I do enjoy how it makes me feel and I'm thankful so far I have been able to get up in the mornings before work and still workout. I seem to do better when it's done before work...plus I am able to get my water in for the day.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Biggest Loser

Well last night on the Loser it was quite the drama. One of the white team having to be taken to the hospital. Thankfully that they were still able to pull out the weigh in even with the 2 pound disadvantage. Next week looks like more drama. Looking forward to seeing who is going to lie to Bob. I like when he gets mad sometimes.

Yesterday I did a weigh in because I try to remember to weigh on Tuesdays since it's Biggest Loser day. From the beginning of the year when I began keeping track of weight, I have lost 5 pounds. My goal each week is to lose between 2 and 3 pounds...I feel that is a good goal.

Until next time...

Monday, January 11, 2010

Until the Whole World Hears

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for me. Actually last week was pretty busy...getting back to work after being off for two weeks was not fun, but I was in training all last week and it wasn't too bad. Yesterday morning, pastor preached on the topic of the habit of service. It was a really good message and I really needed it after the Sunday school class that I had. I had been subing for the regular teacher and she decided she was going to have to give the class up. It is a difficult decision, but with some personal things going on, it was something she felt she needed to do. So yesterday was my first day of knowing I'd be teaching for a little while.

It's the Pre-school class, and the kids I have there regularly are cousins. One of them is very difficult to handle at times. I have had to put him in the corner and yesterday I was trying to talk to him and had a hold of his hands. He began pulling away and I told him to not pull because if I let go he would fall. So, he kept pulling and I let go. He didn't hurt himself, but of course, from downstairs it sounded like I drop kicked him to the floor.

Last night, Pastor preached from Revelation 14, where the harvest is...He brought out that if anyone is unsaved hearing that message should result in a response...and for those of us who are saved, should be telling everyone we come into contact with about Jesus' gift of salvation. On the way home, I was listening to K-Love and heard "Until the Whole World Hears" by Casting Crowns. I realized what a great song to help with the impact of the message. We need to be sharing the word to those in our communities. God is patient, but there will be time that he will call us home. We need to be preparing the way as we wait for His coming.

Here is a link for the song by Casting Crowns. I thought it would be good to share it too.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Biggest Loser

Well...tonight is the beginning of the next season of The Biggest Loser. I really have been looking forward to that show, since my friends and I began working on our weight goals. It will be interesting to meet the teams tonight and get inspiration to help in obtaining my goals.

I have taken a "before" picture to help track my progress. I haven't uploaded to the computer yet...I hope to do that in the next couple of days...I may add the picture later and update this post to show it has been added.

Until next time...

Monday, January 04, 2010

Decision making...

Have you ever made a decision and wondered if it was the right one to make? Or after you have went through the process just wanted confirmation that it was right? Well...both have happened to me recently.

A few months ago, I had decided to look for employment elsewhere. My current job was a good job, provided money to pay the bills, but there was really no fulfillment. I did my job well, and the boss and co-workers liked me, but at the end of the day, I would ask myself...do I want to do this forever???? The answer was no, so I applied at a hospital after my niece had told me of a position that she thought would be good for me. The process began with a clerical test. It was an interesting test, but I was concerned because there were a lot of medical terminology that I wasn't familiar with. During this time, I proceeded to continue with my current job and what my boss was asking me to do...get education for a license. After the second day in class, I just thought "this is NOT what I want to do for the rest of my life." Classes were over and it was time to get ready to schedule for a test to get my license. Well...a couple of days after being back, I got a call from the hospital letting me know that my results had been read for the clerical test and the next process was a telephone interview.

After the telephone interview, I was set up for another interview in person. This was with one of the heads of the clinics of the hospital. She was very pleasant and I felt the interview went well. A couple of days later, I was offered a position and I accepted the position and gave a two week notice.

This past couple of days, I have felt a little nervous about starting new again. I had told my boss that I felt it was time to step out of my comfort zone and that staying in my old position would be the easy thing to do. Well...when I got to orientation today, I immediately felt at home. As they went through the history of the hospital, I got another good feeling. The hospital was began because of a verse in John 14:13. It was just a comfort to know a couple of things...one that the people giving orientation were not ashamed to stated the company began on Christian values and two during our time at the pastoral care seminar that the CEO and the head of pastoral care meet and pray about things in the hospital. That's very comforting. The decision that I had made to leave the company I was with was not questioned at all.

I'm just thankful that God provides us sometimes with that comfort when decision making. That He sometimes lets us in on the knowledge that the decision was the right one. Sometimes...we are left in the dark, but this time He provided that comfort.

Until next time...

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Hymns...

I love the hymns...I know a lot of people think they are out dated and it's great that a lot of Christian artists are bringing them back in a new way and introducing those songs of the faith to us in a new way. One hymn in particular is by Casting Crowns. I had seen the chorus of the song they recorded "Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)" and thought...I know that song...in fact last week we sang that song. My friend Kat didn't remember us singing it, but I knew we did. I couldn't remember what the name of it was in our hymn book, so I asked our piano player and she told me...it was "One Day."

Anyway...I still hadn't heard the version that Casting Crowns has done...so I search YouTube to find the full version of the song...it's a very different arrangement of the hymn, but the lyrics are still true...in fact they added some to each verse. I'll have the lyrics below the YouTube video for you to listen to...




Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

1.One day when heaven was filled with his praises
One day when sin was as black as could be
Jesus came forth to be born of a virgin
Dwelt amongst men, my example is he
The Word became flesh
The light shined amonged us
His glory revealed

Chorus:
Living he loved me; dying, he saved me
Buried, he carried my sins far away;
Rising, he justified freely, forever
One day he's coming - O Glorious Day

2.One day they led him up Calvary's mountain
One day they nailed him to die on a tree
Suffering anguished, despised and rejected
Bearing our sins, my Redeemer is he
The hands that healed nations
Stretched out on a tree
And took the nails for me

3.One day the grave could conceal him no longer
One day the stone rolled away from the door
Then he arose, over death he had conquered
Now is ascended, my Lord evermore
Death could not hold him
The grave could not keep him
Rising again

4.One day the trumpet will sound for his coming
One day the skies with his glories will shine
Wonderful day, my beloved one bringing
My Savior, Jesus is mine

This is such a great though...it goes through the entire life of Jesus...coming from heaven as a baby, then the cross, the tomb/and rising again, and finally when He comes back for us.

My pastor has been preaching from the book of Revelation. It's weird because I think sometimes we as people get full of ourselves and think we have it bad...but when you read through the book of Revelation, you find that things here now are not so bad. It's going to be really bad one day, but if you have accepted the gift Jesus has offered to you, then you will be in heaven ... you will not have to live through the tragedy that will occur.

This is a new year...think about your relationship with Jesus...if you don't have one, then you need that first. Jesus came to this earth as a baby...grew up and became our sacrifice (payment) for our sins (debt). He has already paid the price...why don't you accept Him today, if you haven't already!

Until next time...

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I hope the beginning of 2010 was a good one for you all. Yesterday I did my workout and got all my water for the day. I didn't take my medication though, I forgot...Hopefully that will be the only day I forget this year...

I begin my new job on Monday...It will be a new experience and I do believe that God worked things out for me to be there, but it's still stepping out of my comfort zone.

I can't believe my two weeks off went by so quickly. I have today and tomorrow and then back to work. How quickly time flies.

I began my Bible reading for the year. I'm using a different approach this year. I think it will help me because when I have to read through a book sometimes I get lost and it falls to the wayside until I decided to pick up at another book. This approach is different because each day you are reading out of a particular part of the Bible. For instance, I began on Friday (New Year's Day) and I read prophecy for that day. It was 6 chapters in Isaiah. Today's reading is the gospels which will be 2 chapters in Matthew. Tomorrow is Epistles and it will begin in Romans. Monday is the Law which is in Genesis. Tuesday is History and that will begin in Joshua. Wednesday is Psalms (by the end of the 52 weeks, I will have read through Psalms in one year), and Thursday is Poetry. I have made cards for each day for book marks so it should be easy to find where I need to be. I'm using the ESV to read it this year.

Well...that's all for now. I need to fit a workout in today and relax too...LOL!!

Until next time...