The BIGGEST LOSER scared me to death. In one way, I was riveted by the courage shown, weight lost, and and the journey each contestant was on. I knew I could do it with the right help. I knew I had a great story to share.
I had this internal struggle.
Me: I should do this. I could do this.
Other Me: Yes, but...
Me: But, what?
Other Me: You have to be in a sports bra and weigh in on national TV.
Me: *crickets* *gulp* Nevermind.
Well, today, I am taking the leap. Today, I am going to face my fears and humble myself and record for everyone on the planet to know the UGLY TRUTH.
Here I am from the front and the side. I weight 254 lbs. My waist measures 39 inches. My hips measure 52 inches, and each thigh is 26 inches around.
Back in the day when my waist was 26 inches around, I thought I was fat. What the heck was I thinking? Duh? Ever had one of those moments. Yeah. I'm there.
So...Now I am here being honest with myself and with you, my friends. Now you know the truth about…
'May my life be one unbroken gaze, fixed upon the beauty of Your face.' says Vicky Beeching in her worship song "Captivated". That lyric captivated me a few months ago so I copied it down in my prayer journal. I couldn't remember why I wrote it down initially, but it popped out at me a few weeks ago while re-reading the journal.
When I read the lyric again, it rang true. I had an epiphany. If I keep my life as an unbroken gaze fixed upon Jesus’ face; then the circumstantial chaos swirling around me is meaningless. However, I couldn't wrap my head around what that would look like in real life.
Over the weeks that ensued, I have had some ups and downs as far as focusing on the Almighty. It's almost as if I've been jumping on a trampoline looking through a window at God rather than fixing my eyes on Him. I'd bound upward to get a quick glimpse of his face through the window. Then, naturally, I'd return to the trampoline's surface and do it a…
Do you regift? Be honest! How many times have you received a gift; then recycled it into a gift for someone else? There are a few ways to look at this habit: A)Tacky, B)Eco-Friendly, or C)God Ordained.
Perhaps it would be tacky to regift that presidential chia pet. 'W' is so four years ago. It might be considered eco-friendly if it is a fruitcake. Goodness knows those take up a lot of landfill space and are not biodegradable. However, have you ever considered that a certain type of regifting might actually be God ordained?
Let me explain.
Hubby had a selection of, shall we say, antique toys. Okay, okay, they were antiques because they were his 'special friends' back in the 70's. In this secret cache of toys, lay hidden treasures for little boys from 0 - 100: a genuine mark one Erector set, first run Legos, Fisher Price adventure time jeep, pontoon boat with attachable Fantasy Island water plane, a real ee gauge train set with transistor control, a log cab…