Thank you so much for visiting my blog. This is a story about 1 girl and her journey to make herself and her family healthy spiritually, mentally and physically. Throughout my journey I have successes and "learning opportunities". I share them all here - the good, the bad and the ugly. As I grow and learn, I will share it here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Impossible to Hard

GOD IS GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

We just found out how much Scott will get in unemployment.  It is more what we needed each month on our very tight budget.  

We just went from impossible to hard. 
With God's help we can do this!!!!!  

Praising God through the trials!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Change Sucks

Sometime change sucks!!!!!!! There I said it.  It is hard to change the budget and chisel away at it as far as you can.  Then to still come up short for the month on only my teacher salary, well it just sucks. 

Scott and I talked about it last night.  Even with all this, we are at peace.  We feel the prayers of everyone – please keep them coming.  The hardest part, is we don’t know how long this is going to last.  We find out soon how much Scott will get in unemployment insurance. We know how much the budget is short and exactly what we need.  We know God’s got this and he will provide one way or another. 


Positive side of this change – Scott and I have never been closer than we are right now.  Our communication about everything going on and sharing how we are feeling is bringing us closer.  

#change #Godsgotthis

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Change Has Started


2017 has started off with a bang. 

Change has started whether I like it or not. 

Today Scott found out he was being laid off.  This is very scary.  I have to keep remembering that when God gave me the word change, HE also let me know that He has got this.  I am thankful, I was off today from work to help my son with a college registration problem.  I was home when Scott got the news.  We were not expecting this and we are not where we would like to be financially.  I was glad that we had time to catch our breath and start to make some plans/ changes in how things would be here in our house. 

I am thinking back on the verse I have for this year. 

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

Potters have tools!  Sharp tools that cut into the clay.   If I am the clay, those tools may inflict a little pain or discomfort.  Change can be good, but right now this one is painful. 


#Godsgotthis

Monday, January 9, 2017

Word for 2017



Every December I begin asking God for a word for the next year.  Every word I have gotten in the past has come with a specific scripture that goes with it. 

December 2016 was no different.  I began to pray for a word.  Right after Christmas, I got a word – but I did not like this word and I wrestled/argued with God that it could not be the right word.  FYI – Not a good thing to argue/wrestle with God, HE wins every time.  I yelled, pouted, grumbled, and sighed – I DID NOT WANT THIS WORD!!!!!  I AM NOT GOOD WITH THIS WORD and neither is my family. 

Yes – I threw a two year old with a touch of teenager temper tantrum. 

I told Scott what I thought the word was but no scripture was coming to mind at first.  Then it came – not the word – but what it would entail.  

“Yet you, Lord, are our Father.  We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”-Isaiah 64:8

You see the word is CHANGE.  I really do not like change.  It scares me.  I really was still fighting this word.  Then I finally told a good friend and Elder at our church about the word and the temper tantrum.  He simply said that he wanted to confirm that word for me.  He with some other elders had been praying about change (I can’t remember the specifics, but it related to change.)
 
I don’t like the word, but I am now beginning to accept it.  I also felt like God was saying it will not be easy, but I’ve got this. 


2017 – Here we go  #change #Godsgotthis 

Friday, February 26, 2016

n = 1

Scott will be writing some blogs posts in the near future.  I have added a tab for his posts.  He is calling his posts (I added Mr. K's Journey): 

n=1
A Statistical Sample of One
Mr. K's Journey

I can't wait to see what he will be blogging about!





Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Our WORD for 2016


Scott and I have been thinking and praying for a word for this year.  This word, will help guide us in making goals, plans and decisions throughout the year.  For a very long time, there was NO WORD - NOTHING - Silence.  We kept praying and waiting.

We began to talk about goals and areas we wanted to work on in our lives.  One area we talked a lot about was ORGANIZATION - of our time, our house, our health.  Our house was a major topic of conversation.  Back when I stayed home with my babies, I had done Flylady.  She helped me back then, so I looked it up again.  I started following some of the things she said on her site and started reading some of the emails she sends out daily.

All the time, we are still praying for our WORD for the year. 

One day, an email came through.  I had read the subject line of that email many times before and just deleted the emails.  This time was different, I actually read the subject line.   The subject said, "Do you want to fly?"  My first thought was NO - I want to SOAR!

SOAR!!!!!  It was very clear in that moment that SOAR was our our for the year.  It fits into all areas of our lives at this moment - Faith, work, home, marriage, family, our Young Living Business.  

When I looked up the word SOAR, one definition stood out:  To rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level.  Yep, that is it.

A verse in the Bible immediately came to my heart and mind.  Isaiah 40:31  It has been a verse that has challenged me, comforted me, blessed me for a very long time. 

Well, we have our word for the year - SOAR!!!!

Scott and I are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us this year.

We are ready to SOAR to new heights!





   

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Hormone Reset Diet: Week 2 results

Some have asked if I am still doing following Weight Watchers.  The answer is YES.  I follow simply filling (very easy to do with The Hormone Reset).  I do not track foods that are on the Simply Filling list and track those are not on the list.  Right now, I am not eating much (if any) foods that are not on the list, so tracking has become easy.  

The reason I am doing The Hormone Reset Diet is that I felt like my hormones and metabolism were out of wack.  I always want to look for a natural approach to deal with any issues in my body and this fit in with everything I had researched and was all food based.  


I am so pleased with week two results.  

Week 2 results:
Weight loss:    3.4 lbs (9.6  total)

Thigh - 1 inch (3 inches total)
Waist - 3.5 inches (4 inches total)
Hip - 1 inches (3 inches total)

The hard is going to get harder beginning today.  Today is caffeine free.  I expect the next few days to not be much fun, but I know I can do it!!!!