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Almighty God, it's time for a new healthy life. It's a new day. I begin and end everything else in my life looking to you for answers so this is no different. Walk with me and hold my hand through each day. When I am weak... make me strong. When I am tired... give me energy. When I am sad... give me joy. When I am upset... give me peace. When I am discouraged... give me encouragement. When I am lonely... remind me that you are there. When I am defeated... make me a winner! More than anything Lord, my father in heaven above... my daddy... When I am hungry... I ask that you feed me your HOLY SPIRIT!
Yesterday I began the journey that I have been on a million times in my life, the journey of getting healthy. I have tried every diet, every diet pill, every drink-smoothy and yet I am sitting here larger than I have ever been in my entire life. I could use the excuses that I work full time, I am a full time student, I have 15 hours days so the drive thru is my best friend, I could say I dont have time to exercise, I can even say my health is so bad that its difficult to exericse. All of this would be absolutely true!
Yet, my heart wants a different lifestyle! I have a heart to help others. I want to help build houses, shelters, churches and food banks. I want to go to Oklahoma even Africa to minister to people. I want to run and play soccer with children to see them laugh. I want to feel alive inside again.
So, what to do about it? The only person that has never let me down is God. He has walked me through heeling my relationship with my Mother. He has guided me to be a better parent, a better employee, a better wife. His word (the bible) has never left me with a void in my heart. So the obvious answer would be to turn to God. I have seen many miracles while fasting in years past. Through fasting; my son was saved, my sister was saved and started an entire new life by moving from Alabama to New York, I quit smoking after over 20 years - I just laid them down, and the best thing was when I received the baptism of the holy spirit. Now if those aren't testimonies of God's goodness then I dont know what is. The point is, God is the "secret ingredient" the "miracle pill" the "miracle diet" that I should have tried long ago. Not only will I be able to get my health back but the intimate connection it will give me to God will be amazing.
Yesterday I simply asked God to help me make better food choices. I didn't ask God to email me a meal and exercise plan, I just want God to guide me through each day. I want to be dependant on God verses food or the scale. I don't plan to get caught up in daily scale checks and get disappointed if I don't see what I feel it should be. I'm not going to allow the enemy to use those tactics to discourage me any longer. I want to simply pray and let the Lord lead me daily. Join the journey with me!
I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me!
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Today let’s consider a few general skills to help you as a leader in crisis ministry.
Health magazine had a great article about the importance of eating breakfast that I wanted to share. Every morning is busy for me. The only day I am not running out the door is on Saturday. I never eat breakfast or snacks throughout the day so this article was very interesting to me. I have heard before that it is important to eat breakfast but I didn’t realize that we could lose twice the amount of weight just by changing where we are eating the calories in our day. Hope you enjoy!
Have More Breakfast
You can peel off more than twice as many pounds by eating a bigger breakfast, finds new research from Tel Aviv University. Half the dieters in the study are 700 calories at breakfast and 200 calories at dinner, while the rest did the opposite. (All lunches were 500 calories.) The big-breakfast eaters shed nearly 18 pounds over 12 weeks; the others lost 7. “Your metabolism is naturally more efficient at burning calories in the morning,” explains study co-author Oren Froy, PhD. “but the big breakfast also seemed to prevent an insulin surge at lunch, suggesting the women were burning fuel more efficiently all day.” One hefty morning meal: a veggie and cheese omelet, 5 ounces of low-fat Greek yogurt, two slices of toast, and an apple and a nonfat latte.
The pursuit conference was absolutely amazing this year. New Beginnings Church really went over the top with the decorations, the food, the worship and of course anytime you have the Holy Spirit... it's a party! The speakers Trey Lewis, Jason Daughdrill and Stephanie Crummley were on fire with the word and testimonies! I was so very blessed and encouraged by what God is doing in our church and within our community. If you are a Pastor and want to hear some anointed speakers, I suggest you invite one of these people.
The question for myself is... what am I pursuing? Wholeheartedly I can say it's the Lord almighty! I want him to be every part of my day not just a place to repent on Sunday. Lord, thank you for loving me for just being me, Stacie, your daughter! Also, thanks to everyone that bought a book and scheduled facials at the conference. I was so pleased and excited!
Heather did a great job with my make up during class. It's so much fun getting to play with make up while laughing and telling funny stories. Heather your tallent shines through, girl! I can see were you have been able to travel around the country doing make up.
Have you ever started a diet or set a goal for yourself and then it seems like everything is trying to hinder you from reaching that goal? That has happened to me repeatedly through the month of October. I had some great events planned in October to support the food bank, I was trying to get into the mogo of eating healthy and exercising and all of sudden... One night after dinner I begin having severe (I mean I was on the floor in tears) pain. Now you need to know I have a high tolerance for pain so when my husband saw me he immediately said I'm taking you to the emergency room.
When we arrived at the hospital they took me back immediately. I could barely walk from the pain. The nurse was AMAZING! She gave me some kind of medicine in an IV and I finally could breath again. They took a CT scan. As we were waiting on the Doctor and the results, the pain comes back again. The very kind and sweet nurse came again, this time the shot was so strong I couldn't feel my toes, praise God! Not that I couldn't feel my toes but that there was no pain. We found out that I was the 4th person within hours that has came in with kidney stones. I had no idea that kidney stones were that common and I SURE didn't know they were that painful. The stones was 10x7 mm large and it had completely blocked my left kidney. The next day I was sent to pretesting and the following morning at 6 am I was being prepped for surgery. Since the surgery I have 3 stones that still need to pass, hopefully without too much pain.
With this little interruption I was unable to attend some of my scheduled fundraiser events. One thing I was able to do was be there for the NBC youth group service day at the food bank. I will share that story soon and I have some great pictures to share. It was an amazing day!
This weekend is a great opportunity for some family fun at the Yesteryear Fall Festival in Dunlap, TN. There will be activities for the kids, great food and entertainment. While you are there on Saturday stop by my table to say hello and make a donation to the food bank. Hope to see you there!
October 19th & 20th Dunlap, TN
Free Admission, Parking, Door Prizes & Raffle Items
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